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Weekend reports include burglary, sex offense

Barton County law enforcement incident logs from the weekend show officers making a drug bust on Friday, thwarting a burglary on Saturday, and assisting a victim of a sexual assault early Sunday.

July 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Marshall announces July Listening Tour

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall will begin his July Listening Tour on Thursday, July 6. Constituents are encouraged to attend and ask questions. This will make 35 listening tour stops this year, separate from other public events attended.

July 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two fires reported Saturday

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to two fires on Saturday.

July 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Birthright concession stands will help moms

Birthright will be running a concession stand at the Barton County Fair in Expo I starting Wednesday, July 5, and continuing through Saturday.

July 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lego fun

The Great Bend Recreation Center offered a four-day Lego Camp this past week. Children and some of their finished creations are pictured.

July 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 ends Fiscal Year

Thursday morning was Khris Thexton's final Board of Education meeting as interim superintendent of Great Bend USD 428. His appointment to the superintendent's position became official on Saturday.

July 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County offices to close for July 4

Barton County business offices, the Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the landfill will be closed on Tuesday for the Independence Day Holiday7. Emergency services will be in normal operation on that day.

July 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission meets Monday, City Council meet Wednesday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Wednesday evening.

July 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teamwork

Great Bend USD 428 administrators, Tim Friess, Great Bend High School principal; Christie Gerdes, Barton County Special Services director; Phil Heeke, Park School principal; and Daryl Moore, GBHS assistant principal; work as a team to lift a hula hoop with two fingers as they participate in Mandt training Wednesday morning at the District Education Center. The Mandt system is designed to safely address the behavior of students in difficult situations.

July 01, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


4-H Dog Show & Agility

Early events for the Barton County Fair continued Saturday with the 4-H dog show, obedience and agility contests.

July 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Storms wipe out NW Kansas wheat fields

In the world of farming, 12 hours can make all the difference. David Schemm, a northwest Kansas farmer, reported that Wednesday night's storms wiped out three fields of his wheat near Russell Springs.

June 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


US-50 asphalt overlay from Kinsley to Edwards/Stafford county line to begin

Starting this week, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin construction of a 23-mile asphalt mill and overlay surfacing project on US-50 Highway in Edwards County, beginning at the west city limits of Kinsley east to the Edwards/Stafford county line.

June 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington woman injured in crash

A Hoisington woman was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Thursday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash at NE 30 Road and North Washington in Barton County.

June 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC’s ‘Gifts from the Garden’ series continues

The next "Gifts from the Garden" adult class, "Impressive Pressed Flowers", provides old and new methods of pressing flowers. Held at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, July 16, from 2 to 4 p.m., the class is offered at no charge.

June 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Marsh Musings

A White-winged dove nested in our tree in the front yard. I watched them build the nest, lay some eggs, and hatch one fledgling. I went out on the front deck after the rainstorm, and the baby was on the ground in the drive way. It had beautiful markings, bright eyes, and could NOT fly. I didn't see either parent. I took it over into the flower bed by the deck where there was ground cover and lilies and shrubs to give it some cover, and set it down. Mom found the baby quickly and fed it generously. Later ...

June 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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USD 428 proud of grads who performed CPR

Chris Umphres was elected president of the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education on Monday, and Lori Reneau was named vice president.

July 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Reunion!

SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE

July 10, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


County hires county works director

Long-time Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips retired at the end of June. On Monday, the County Commission appointed the man to take ...

July 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission renews agreement with county counselor

Renewing the contract with Ellsworth attorney Carey Hipp as Barton County's legal counselor was in the best interest of the county, the County Commissioner ...

July 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HERE’S THE BEEF

BY SUSAN THACKER

July 08, 2017 | BY SUSAN THACKER | Local News


House fire Thursday at 723 1/2 Madison

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 7:31 p.m. on Thursday at 723 1/2 Madison.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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