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Motorcycle hits dog

A Great Bend man was injured Monday morning when the motorcycle he was driving struck a dog in South Hoisington. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said the man's injuries were not life-threatening and the dog ran away.

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Prairie Godmothers to host ‘Build-A-Bag Beach Party’

The Prairie Godmothers group will hold its summer social event, the Build-A-Bag Beach Party, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard, 2920 10th St. This is a come-and-go event but there will be a program at 12:30 p.m. There will be free food and socializing for all who are members or interested in the group's mission, "Women Helping Women."

July 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Cancer group plans to beat the heat

The Touched By Cancer Support Group will hold a sharing meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Heartland Cancer Center. There will be a "How to Beat the Heat" activity. The meetings are open to everyone currently fighting the disease, cancer survivors or families and friends of those involved in all phases of the illness. For more information contact Dana Foss, 620-617-2670 or danafoss57@yahoo.com.

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lighter starts residential fire

Children playing with a lighter started a fire Sunday morning that caused an estimted $30,000 in damage to a duplex at 5907 Eisenhower St., Fire Chief Mike Napolitano reports.

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


More parade photos

Photos taken Saturday, July 16, at the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade.

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


After Harvest Festival Parade

The Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade on Saturday, July 16, had more than 80 entries.

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 school board to elect new officers

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will elect new officers for the 2016-2017 year when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday at the District Education Center. The board will take care of routine business for the new fiscal year, such as making appointments and naming the depository for district funds. Any policies not in the 2016-2017 handbooks will be rescinded.

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Festival celebrates 'Service Above Self'

ELLINWOOD - This year's After Harvest Festival Parade in downtown Ellinwood spanned several generations. It featured area youths as well as alumni and former teachers from Wheatland School, which closed 50 years ago. But the oldest entry was Duane Schwab's 102-year-old 1914 Model T Ford Touring Car.

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Players make a pitch for horseshoes

A friendly game of horseshoes can become serious business when there's a championship on the line. Ernesto Diaz and Darrell Keil were just having fun last Thursday at Great Bend's horseshoe pits in Brit Spaugh Park, but they planned to compete in a tournament Saturday at the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival.

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wetland Explorer: Dog Days

You've probably heard the expression, "The Dog Days of Summer" once or twice before. But these Dog Days don't actually have anything to do with earthly canines – its' all about the stars! The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that when the Dog Star Sirius began to rise with the sun in July and August, it actually brought the heat of summer with it.

July 16, 2016 | Jean Aycock, Education Director | Local News


Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee meeting in Stafford

The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin as well as the state.

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


League of Women Voters candidate's forum

The League of Women Voter's of Great Bend will be presenting a candidate's forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Crest Theatre on the square, downtown Great Bend. It is free of charge to the public. Candidates who have someone running in opposition will be on the forum. The candidates who will be running unopposed will introduce themselves. Rose Kelly will be the moderator of the event. All of the candidates for all of the races have been invited to attend and participate. Questions have been prepared by the League members and have not been distributed ...

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pre-primary election campaign reports

On July 25, treasurers for candidates running for state and county office will file their pre-primary election campaign reports. In addition, on July 28, a report of last minute contributions will also be filed by any state or county candidate who receives any contribution in the amount of $300 or more. All campaign reports are a matter of public record. Candidates for state office file

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Man reports shooting burglar in Great Bend home

The Great Bend Police Department received a report of a shooting at approximately 10 p.m. on Friday, July 15. Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Baker Ave. where they found a 39-year-old man who had been shot. He was treated by Great Bend Fire/Emergency Medical Service and transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was later transported to a Wichita hospital where he is in serious but stable condition, Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch reported. His name was not released.

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Candidates to square off at LWV forum

The League of Women Voter's of Great Bend will present a candidate's forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin in Great Bend. It is free and the public is invited, said Becky Dudrey of the LWV.

July 15, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


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Wind, hazardous waste, topics at landfill

The Barton County Landfill staff has been busy with routine operations, including recycling activities and litter control. These two items caused Solid Waste Manager Phil ...

March 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Costly Cleanup

Sadly, it's an all too common sight – the illegal dumping of trash along county and township roads, said Barton County Road and Bridge Director ...

March 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hudson playground equipment purchase assisted by CBCF grant

HUDSON - Tabra Ward acknowledged that she and her fellow Hudson citizens were "overwhelmed" when they realized a new playground would cost more than $20,000 ...

March 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Changes to Scenic Byway could benefit Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - Richard Kimple represents the City of Ellinwood on the board for the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway. In addition to being one of ...

March 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Helping Hands Preschool has fall openings for peer mentors

Helping Hands Preschool in Great Bend has openings for children in the Peer Mentor program for the 2017 school year.

March 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Crime Stoppers is still anonymous

"We don't want your name, just your information."

March 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC student fees may increase

Administrators at Barton Community College plan to ask the BCC Board of Trustees to increase student fees by $4 per credit hour for the fall ...

March 15, 2017 | BY SUSAN THACKER | Local News


KWEC offers Spring Break at Cheyenne Bottoms

Those looking for something fun to do this spring break are invited to make a trip to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Spend an hour ...

March 15, 2017 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Make a magical fairy garden

Where do fairies live? At your house in the fairy garden you'll create for them, during the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's fairy garden ...

March 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Campaign begins to honor McKown for many contributions to Great Bend

When Bob Feldt started to realize just how much he missed his old friend, Bill McKown, he wondered if others might be feeling the same ...

March 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Exchange students experience different way of learning

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part story. Ellinwood High School exchange students talked about the differences between high school in America ...

March 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


EHS rich in cultural exchange

Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part story. An interview with three Ellinwood High School exchange students earlier this week resulted ...

March 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Teachers offered used computers

Employees at Great Bend USD 428 can purchase used desktop and laptop computers as they are replaced with new ones. Prices range from $75 to ...

March 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Address unknown

Barton County established its 911 addressing system in 1989. But, as the county's mapping system is much more advanced now, it has become more ...

March 14, 2017 | | Local News


Commission marks colon cancer month

It was two years ago that Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir was diagnosed with colon cancer. Now a cancer survivor, the 55-year-old Bellendir is a ...

March 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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