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Be careful in the heat

According to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. When temperatures soar close to 100 degrees, with excessive humidity leaving you sweltering and sticky, you should be careful to protect both yourself and your loved ones from falling ill due to the heat.

August 12, 2015 | | Local News


BCC Board to select new trustee

When the Barton Community College trustees meet in a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, they will pick one of seven applicants to take the place of the late Bob Mead.

August 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


SALOON UNDERGROUND

A must-see for visitors to Barton County for years has been the Ellinwood Underground tour. Now, thanks to the efforts of Wolf Hotel owner Chris McCord and his loyal volunteers, that tour offers not only a chance to imagine what it was like in the early days of the Santa Fe Trail town, but a chance to experience it firsthand.

August 11, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


College makes good on $900,000 budget cut

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees held a public budget hearing Tuesday, and approved the budget that was published in the Great Bend Tribune at the end of July.

August 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer children’s program ends like a good book

Every Hero Has a Story was the theme of this year's summer program at the Great Bend Public Library, and like every good book it had a great ending.

August 11, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


​Parent Summit seeks local input on child welfare

Two nonprofit agencies are hosting a Parent Summit this Saturday so parents can share what they think about the child welfare system in Kansas.

August 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Bake sale planned for Shelly LeRoy

Friends and family of Shelly LeRoy will hold a bake sale in front of the Walmart Supercenter, 3503 10th St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 15. LeRoy was mauled by her pit bull on July 31 in her own backyard. The Great Bend woman continues her recovery at Via Christi's St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

August 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Just Married

This horse-drawn stagecoach was seen around 7 p.m. Monday, turning onto Broadway Ave. from Patton Road. The sign says, "Just Married; Forever starts today, August 10, 2015; Hunter & Anissa."

August 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Let’s fill that bus

The United Way of Central Kansas' annual Stuff the Bus drive is set for Aug. 19, and the need for this effort is increasingly important, said UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner Smith.

August 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Annual Barton County reappraisal going smoothly

It may seem like a daunting task. Each year, Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld and her staff must re-inspect 17 percent of the properties in the county.

August 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 proposes half-mill tax increase

Great Bend USD 428 has proposed a budget for the coming year. If approved, local property owners will see their tax rate increase by about one-half of a mill.

August 10, 2015 | | Local News


Family Crisis Center receives funding through Great Bend from Kansas Housing Resources Corporation

The City of Great Bend this week received notification that it had received funding though the Emergency Shelter Solutions grant administered by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation for the Family Crisis Center, said center Executive Director Laura Patzner. The news came after the funds were initially denied because of issues with Barton County's 2013 audit.

August 10, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Updated 24-hour rainfall map

August 10, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Family Crisis Center receives funding through Great Bend from Kansas Housing Resources Corporation

The City of Great Bend this week received notification that it had received funding though the Emergency Shelter Solutions grant administered by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation for the Family Crisis Center, said center Executive Director Laura Patzner. The news came after the funds were initially denied because of issues with Barton County's 2013 audit.

August 10, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Juvenile Services must cut budget $32K

The 20th Judicial District's Juvenile Services has to slash over $32,000 from its 2016 budget, thanks to the State of Kansas' $62 million budget realignment, Juvenile Services Director Laurie White told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

August 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Solida to be charged in Barton County

The Oklahoma man involved in a four-hour standoff with authorities last Friday with his children in the car will face two counts of aggravated child ...

August 19, 2015 | 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 ...

August 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


United Way kickoff soars up, up and away

Those attending the United Way of Central Kansas' 2016 campaign opener Saturday night didn't have to duck into a phone booth for a quick ...

August 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will take place at The Reserve at Trail Ridge. 811 Grant Street (west of Wal-Mart) at 9:30 ...

August 19, 2015 | | Local News


FINDING THEIR BEARINGS

Donald G. McMican, president of DGM Consultants, PA, a structural engineering and masonry consulting company, met with Ellinwood City Manager Bud Newberry, Mark and Cassie ...

August 18, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Gary Burke chosen as next BCC Trustee

Gary Burke of Great Bend was chosen Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the Barton Community College Board of Trustees.

August 18, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Testing, inspection and permitting fees go up

It has been years, even decades, since the fees charged by the Barton County Environmental Management Department increased the fees it charges for the myriad ...

August 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


World War II warbird joins the team

Another warbird will be on the flight deck at the Great Bend Airport Airfest, Sept. 18-20.

August 18, 2015 | | Local News


Water rates to go up

Great Bend residents will see a 10 percent water rate increase to cover the increased cost of operations, following action by the Great Bend City ...

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City Council OKs 2016 budget

To keep pace with infrastructure needs and goals set by the City Council, the 2016 City of Great Bend budget includes a 1.32 mill ...

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


$100,000 in methamphetamine seized by joint law enforcement agencies

Combined operations and cooperation between local law enforcement agencies made another big methamphetamine bust last Wednesday.

August 17, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


County hopes to improve immunization rates

Recently, the Barton County Health Department hosted an immunization carnival in an effort to bolster sagging immunization rates, but the low numbers remain a problem ...

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


DRESSED NOT TO KILL

It was a tense situation for Pam Stiles and Pam Winkelman of the Barton County Health Department Monday morning, and it wasn't even a ...

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mosquito spraying planned in Great Bend

The City of Great Bend Street Department will be spraying for mosquitoes this Thursday and Thursday, Aug. 27. Spraying will be between the hours of ...

August 17, 2015 | | Local News


St. John driver dies from injuries sustained in wreck

ST. JOHN – A St. John driver died from injuries sustained in a Saturday morning accident after the vehicle struck an electrical pole, according to the ...

August 17, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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