As we wrap up February, we do so with a nod to Black History Month. One hundred years ago, a man with Great Bend connections, Oscar Micheaux, published his second novel, "The Homesteader," which was soon after made into his first film. Micheaux went on to influence other major filmmakers and continues to add to the richness of our local history. Here, in a special edition of Out of the Morgue, is a recap of his and his family's story.
Members of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club are selling tickets for the 60th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, which will be Thursday, March 2. Pancakes and sausage will be served from 4-7:30 p.m. at Expo I west of Great Bend. Tickets will also be available at the door.
ALDEN – A traffic stop in Ellinwood Wednesday afternoon devolved into a high-speed chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies before ending in a standoff in Alden, Rice County Sheriff Bryant Evans said.
The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved a service agreement with the Ellsworth engineering firm Kirkham Michael for the redesigning of a long-embattled bridge about a mile east of Great Bend on East Barton County Road.
RICE COUNTY – The massive explosion that rocked the Oneok natural gas plant near Bushton Tuesday night remains under investigation and no cause has been determined, Rice County Sheriff Bryant Evans said Wednesday morning.
Noting the importance of interactions with county commissioners from across the state, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county's membership in the Kansas County Commissioners Association at a cost of $700.
The report of a possible mumps case at Great Bend High School Friday led to a few hectic days for local school and health officials. However, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said the story ended well.
Don and Phyllis Whelan demonstrated their generosity with the local community throughout their lives and now are continuing a legacy of charitable giving, it was announced at the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night.
February 20, 2017|
Special to the Tribune
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Assembly of God, 601 Patton Rd., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Tiffany Schoendaler with greeters Barry Bowers and Chelsea Kaundart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.