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Tractor pulls show off pedal power, antiques

Despite the warm weather, spectators of all ages came out to the Barton County Fair on Saturday to watch not only real-life tractor pulls, but also join in on the fun of the pedal tractor pulls.

July 08, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Fair wraps up Sunday

Sunday is the final day of the Barton County Fair, not counting the all-day tear down, cleanup and storage that will take place Monday at the Expo Complex. The commercial exhibits cleared out of Expo I Saturday evening, making room for the annual 4-H BBQ, opening Sunday morning at 11:30.

July 08, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rozel motorist involved in injury crash

DODGE CITY - A Rozel woman was taken to Western Plains Regional Hospital in Dodge City after two vehicles collided at 10:59 p.m. Friday in Ford County.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Russell pedestrian dies after being hit on I-70

A pedestrian walking along the side of Interstate 70 in Russell County died after being hit by a vehicle Friday night.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rec Commission budget hearing Monday

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. on Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Items on the agenda include 2016-2017 budget public hearing, Oozefest Mud Volleyball Tournament, coed softball rules and appointments and designations.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pets available for adoption at Ellinwood festival

Golden Belt Humane Society/Adopt a Pet will be at the After Harvest Festival in Ellinwood on Saturday, July 15.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Executive session on BCC agenda

A closed session is on the agenda for a special meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday, July 11. The meeting will be held "immediately following the study session" that is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 board starts new year Monday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, July 10, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The board will organize for the new fiscal year and bring the 2016-2017 year to a close. There will be a staff presentation from Lacy Wolters on the progress of the Great Bend High School Career Development and ACT programs.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chiefs' players attempt rescue

HUTCHINSON - In the midst of an unthinkable tragedy, Great Bend Chiefs coach Mike Perry exhibited pride in his baseball players.

July 08, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Brungardt to be honored at After Harvest Fest

ELLINWOOD - This year the Ellinwood Rotary is giving special honorary recognition to Mary Ann Brungardt during the 2017 After Harvest Festival, July 13-15. The theme this year is "Happy Heritage - Historic Hometown."

July 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Life lessons at the Barton County Fair

For Dylan Ferguson, the hardest thing about bringing last year's bucket calf back to the county fair in 2017 will be selling that animal on Sunday. It's a lesson many young people learn as they raise market animals as 4-H projects.

July 08, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County Fair photo roundup

The Barton County Fair continues Saturday and Sunday at the Expo.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the appointment of a count works director (a replacement for the retired Dale Phillips), storm-related bridge repair and the publication of the county budget.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned State Hospital to host annual mental health conference in August

LARNED - Larned State Hospital will host "Frontiers in Mental Health," its 14th annual mental health conference, Aug. 7-9 in the Larned Community Center, Larned State Hospital Superintendent Bill Rein announced.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Feds, state pony up for ice storm damage

Great Bend City Clerk Shawna Schafer has received a $113,543.75 check from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a check from the State of Kansas in the amount of $13,393.59 for reimbursements for our clean-up work for the ice storm that happened in January, City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Wednesday night.

July 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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2017 a busy weather year in Barton County

Barton County and central Kansas were no strangers to nasty weather last year. Now, with the beginning of this year's severe weather season looming ...

February 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Jefferson Jets

Great Bend USD 428 photos from Jefferson Elementary School.

February 15, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Fun in the Sun

The My Backyard Playground outside the GBRC Activity Center was a busy place Thursday after children were dismissed from school early and temperatures reached the ...

February 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior judge assigned to Bellendir case

Senior Judge Edward Bouker from Hays has been assigned to preside over the misdemeanor case against Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, which is pending in ...

February 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fort Larned has a new brochure

Fort Larned National Historic Site recently received a shipment of new brochures to hand out at the visitor center.

February 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton nursing program sees renewed success

The 2015-2016 academic year was a turning point for the nursing program at Barton Community College. Gary Burke recalls being a fairly new college trustee ...

February 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rep. Marshall’s low-dose radiation bill unanimously passes house

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday the House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Roger Marshall's bill, H.R. 4675, the Low Dose Radiation Research Act of ...

February 13, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Waterline replacement project will begin on Main Street

The City of Great Bend Administration and Engineering departments announced Tuesday afternoon the next phase for the on-going waterline replacement project. At the end of ...

February 13, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


BSCO, GBPD respond to injury crashes

Local law enforcement responded to injury crashes Monday and Tuesday, including a vehicle/pedestrian collision in Great Bend.

February 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


17 days: Dispute over speedy trial countdown results in nixed jury trial

It may be awhile, if ever, before Barton County jurors are permitted to decide the guilt or innocence of Alejandro "Vato" Azteca in a 2016 ...

February 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School board approves summer wrestling tournament

Great Bend High School Head Wrestling Coach Nathan Broeckelman has plans for a summer wrestling tournament at Memorial Stadium, with some night matches "under the ...

February 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Funds exchange gives county more flexibility

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a supplement to the county's federal-aid fund exchange master agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation. The ...

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County announces Presidents Day closings

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the ...

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sex offender sentenced in district court

In a press release issued Monday, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said the past week was a busy one for her office:

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to look at tuition

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review tuition and fees when it meets for a study session at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb ...

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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