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Budget cuts lead to waiting list for senior citizens

Eleven agencies that provide support to help Kansas seniors stay in their homes are starting to put some on waiting lists following state budget cuts, KHI News Service reports.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ton of E-waste collected at St. Mark’s Church

Barton County Landfill staff have been preparing for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections and the Bicycle Rodeo as well as performing landfill operations, according to Solider Waste Director Phil Hathcock.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County reports: Turning lane added east of college

Barton County departments are asked to submit a bi-weekly activity report of statistical information or a summary of services. The following information was presented Monday to the Barton County Commission.

June 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Railroad crossing in Rush Center closing for repairs

RUSH CENTER - Starting on Tuesday, June 14, the BNSF Railway Co. will begin a permitted railroad crossing repair project on U.S. 183 just outside of the city of Rush Center on the northern city limits in Rush County.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Walk to End Alzheimer’s seeking walkers, volunteers

Barton County Walk To End Alzheimer's will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 20, in the Barton County Courthouse Square. Freewill offerings will be accepted for hot dogs, watermelon and games for kids.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ABRACADABRA

Abracadabra, magic wands, magical rings and even a bunny entertained children of all ages on Wednesday at the magic show that was held at the Great Bend Public Library.

June 08, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by United Way of Central Kansas and United Way of Hoisington, at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road, at 9:30 a.m. today.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend High School roof repairs starting

The Great Bend High School roof is undergoing repairs this week. School officials said anyone coming to the GBHS building Thursday or Friday should first call the school office, 792-1521, and ask where it is safe to park. This will prevent possible damage from tar over-spray from the wind.

June 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton Community College to honor graduates at Fort Leavenworth

Putting the cart before the horse holds a more positive connotation for TJ Carver, who has completed all the requirements for a college degree before graduating from high school.

June 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


USD 428 to assist Camp Hope

Great Bend USD 428 will again provide free transportation to young campers at Camp Hope, a summer camp for children who have cancer or have had cancer in the past.

June 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend youth go behind the scenes

Great Bend students will get a chance to go behind the scenes and see what makes the city run, from street maintenance to law enforcement.

June 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Charges filed in another bus incident

Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews announced he has filed charges of battery and criminal restraint in connection to a school bus incident involving members of the Great Bend High School boys swim team.

June 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


EcoDevo news highlighted for City Council

At the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night, Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development CEO Jan Peters confirmed that Freddy's Frozen Custard is indeed coming to Great Bend, and developers have begun work on the new restaurant that is expected to celebrate its grand opening in early October. Construction was delayed briefly due to the rain received at the end of May, but now work is beginning on the site.

June 07, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS coach suspended after being accused of sexting

The Great Bend High School track coach Todd E. Kaiser, 54, was arrested Monday and booked on one count of sexual exploitation of a child.

June 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GREAT BEND TRACK COACH ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF SEXTING STUDENT

The Great Bend High School track coach Todd Kaiser was arrested on Monday on a charge of sexual exploitation of a child.

June 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Articles by Section - Local News


The ‘Ark’ receives national trail designation

As part of a larger announcement, a 192-mile portion of the Arkansas River in Kansas was designated as a National Water Trail earlier this month ...

June 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City water quality report available

BY STAFF REPORTS

June 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Oil and Gas Museum hosts summer camp

Summer is a time for children to have fun, relax and hang out with friends, but for some they had the opportunity to learn about ...

June 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local officials urge safety during harvest season

It is that time again for farmers to be busy out in their fields for wheat harvest and this means slower moving farm implements along ...

June 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


SEASONED GROWERS

Dan and Joyce Wapelhorst live west of Great Bend. For the past 12 years, they've been regular vendors at Great Bend farmers markets. But ...

June 16, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Foundry Church’s Mission

Donated items by Foundry Methodist Church members will be provided free to anyone at 5401 Broadway from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Great ...

June 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

June 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Soggy situation

HOISINGTON - Thanks to the quick thinking of Hoisington Public Works employees, some elbow grease and a little bit of luck, residents of Hoisington avoided what ...

June 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellsworth County under warning

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Ellsworth County in central Kansas until 6:15 p.m. Locations impacted ...

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Huelskamp staff to host office hours in Barton County

Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that a staff representative from his Kansas office will be available in Great Bend from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m ...

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Father's Day Car Show

Locust Grove Valley and Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care are hosting a Father's Day Car Show from 1:30 to 4:30 ...

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Report: Fewer students quitting GBHS

BY TRIBUNE STAFF

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School districts wait for cues from state

Great Bend USD 428 and other school districts are waiting to see whether the Kansas Legislature can correct K-12 fund inequities ahead of a June ...

June 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BOE considers allowing air rifle events

Great Bend USD 428 school board members have received drafts of proposed policy revisions and two new policies. These polices were included in board materials ...

June 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County seeks to replace crumbling limestone bridge

After the County became involved with the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway, several Works Progress Administration native-stone bridges in the northern part of the ...

June 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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