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Fair launching pad for great entertainers

This marks the silver anniversary of the Barton County Fair. One of the staples over the 25 years has been the myriad of musical acts that have graced the stage evenings during the annual event.

July 08, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Some cities drop out of June Jaunt; remaining towns committed to continuing

Recently, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes met with the other June Jaunt communities. While she had only glowing remarks about this year's event in Great Bend, some other participants were less than enthusiastic.

July 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Fair Shedule

Friday, July 8

July 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Murder charges dropped

First-degree murder charges against three men were dismissed Thursday in Barton County District Court. Alejo Villegas, Juventino Villegas and Adam Suppes still face felony charges that include aggravated burglary, stemming from Nov. 15, 2015, when they allegedly broke into the home of Sterling Mills with Aron Villegas. Aron was shot by Mills and died.

July 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SKYWARD BOUND

This Saturday local pilots will be taking to the skies with their radio controlled model airplanes to help raise money with a Relay For Life Fundraiser and to pay honor to local veterans with a model airplane static display and a model funfly.

July 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


How do our gardeners grow?

Wednesday morning volunteers at Expo 2 at the Barton County Fairgrounds organized displays of vegetables, herbs and flowers for the 2016 Open and 4-H Horticulture judging. For gardeners all over the Golden Belt, it was a chance to show off the area's best potatoes, onions, carrots, tomatoes, beans and more. Holly Dickman, Ellis County horticultural agent, judged the event. A group of 4-H members gathered around to hear results and ask questions.

July 07, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Swim team assault suit against School Board dismissed

ELLSWORTH – A judge dismissed the lawsuit filed against the Unified School District 428 School Board and school officials by a Great Bend woman in connection with the assault of her son on a Great Bend High School school bus in February, the attorney for the mother said Thursday afternoon.

July 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Flowers: They’re not just for smelling!

Add a peppery flavor to salads, a festive garnish to cakes or a refreshing flavor to your iced tea, all with flowers. Learn which flowers are edible and various ways you can incorporate their delicate flavors in your cooking, during "flower flavors" at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, at 2 p.m. on July 17.

July 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Join the “Butterfly Quest”

From tiny hairstreaks to large swallowtails, all sizes of butterflies will be counted during the Cheyenne Bottoms annual butterfly quest, beginning at 9 a.m. on July 9 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Rain date will be July 16, same time and place.

July 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rice County flood warning extended

STERLING - A flood warning for southwestern Rice County has been extended to 1 p.m. Saturday by the National Weather Service in Wichita.

July 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pedal power

Few things make kids happier than summer and bicycles. They had both Thursday morning at the Barton County Fairgrounds.

July 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Insurance carrier denies scammed funds coverage

Barton County's insurance carrier has denied coverage of the funds not recovered after the Treasurer's Office was scammed out of $48,600 in May, County Administrator Richard Boeckman said Thursday morning.

July 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stafford County Eco-Devo will sponsor photo contest

STAFFORD - Stafford County Economic Development in sponsoring a photography contest in conjunction with the 2016 Stafford County Fair.

July 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County driver unhurt in rollover accident

A Barton County Road and Bridge Department employee was involved in freak accident last Thursday, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

July 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

July 07, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Street Stroll, movie and sidewalk sale on horizon

There will be a lot going on Thursday and Friday in Great Bend, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

July 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 admin salaries

2016-2017 salaries for Great Bend USD administrators reflects 1 percent pay increases approved Monday by the school board.

July 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


MAKING AN IMPRESSION

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night ...

July 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SWKAAA seeks volunteer

The Barton County Commissioners are seeking a volunteer to represent the county's older population on the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency On Aging's (SWKAAA ...

July 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Asphalt overlay on US-281 Highway in Stafford County

Starting next week the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt overlay project on US-281 Highway in Stafford County, from US-50/US-281 junction 14 ...

July 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police, Royals team up for baseball card program

While kids are out roaming the city collecting imaginary monsters in Pokemon Go, the Great Bend Police Department is hoping they will be interested in ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission authorizes stop sign for dangerous intersection

A Beaver resident called County Engineer Barry McManaman with concerns about an uncontrolled intersection two miles south and one mile east of the small, northeastern ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holmes given nod as city sanitarian

Tom Holmes has been a staple at Great Bend City Council meetings of late. After the departure of the city sanitarian, it fell to him ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two men injured in vehicle accident

Two Great Bend men were injured in an accident at 11:30 p.m. on Monday in Barton County.

July 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Repairs coming to landfill scale house

The Barton County Landfill currently has a building on-site that is used for scale operations, office space, employee training and includes a shop. However, it ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Carter to continue as board president

Here is a summary of other action taken Monday at the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting:

July 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teachers, school board, approve new contracts

Salary increases were approved Monday by the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education.

July 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


PARTY DOWN GREAT BEND

There are a lot of activities planned for the annual Party in the Park Saturday, Aug. 13, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the ...

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood, others still waiting for tax info

Ellinwood City Attorney Bob Peter had one message for the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned veteran receives honor

LARNED – Larned's Gary Hiestand is struggling through tough times, but it was the perfect time to celebrate his military service at American Legion Post ...

July 18, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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