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Ellinwood’s Wolf Pond under toxic algae warning

ELLINWOOD – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism, has issued a public health warning for eight lakes, including Wolf Pond in Ellinwood, and a watch for two lakes due to harmful toxic algae blooms.

June 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


IT IS OFFICIAL

With scores of massive white wind turbine components as a backdrop, officials cut the ceremonial ribbon for the Great Bend transload facility Thrusday afternoon. The site, located in the Great Bend Industrial park west of town, has been in use for a couple months now, but this just marked its grand opening.

June 29, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend's T-ball Super Heroes

BY JIM MISUNAS

June 29, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Fashion leads to fair with 2017 Revue

A precursor to the Barton County Fair each year is the 4-H Clothing, Fiber Arts & Fashion Revue. Wednesday morning, 4-Hers from area clubs arrived early at Trinity Lutheran Church to undergo judging for garment construction and buymanship outfits, and to get feedback on their workmanship in the fiber arts. Some of the top winners will go on to compete this fall at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, said Barton County Extension Agent Bernie Unruh.

June 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington upholds fireworks ordinance

HOISINGTON - Hoisington City Council members had two weeks to review the city's fireworks ordinance following a discussion at the June 12 meeting. When they met again Monday night, fireworks were once again on the agenda, and the council unanimously agreed to uphold the ordinance that allows the discharge of fireworks in the city on one day only, July 4, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

June 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Building the dream

Last week, the Central Kansas Dream Center made significant progress on the renovation of the third floor of their building. A pump truck arrived and began pumping cement up a long hose, and workers began spreading and filling the floor to level it prior to framing new living spaces.

June 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

June 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Harvest continues after rain delays

Harvest has been rolling in Sublette since June 16. Zach Laffrey, of McCoy Grain Co, says yields have been average for their area. He reported about 150,000-200,000 bushels of wheat have been taken in since harvest started.

June 28, 2017 | By Brooke Haas, Communications Intern | Local News


Barton County personnel honored as Roads Scholars

Several Barton County Road and Bridge Department personnel were honored by the County Commission Monday morning for furthering their education. They received certificates marking their completion of the Kansas Association of Counties' Roads Scholar Program.

June 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School board to meet Thursday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to close out the fiscal year. The board will meet at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.

June 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ashtin Heath places 10th at national speech tourney

It was a tournament two Great Bend High School forensics students had been working toward for four years and their efforts did not disappoint.

June 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New weapons laws start Saturday

As of Saturday, Barton Community College and other Kansas colleges won't be able to ban "concealed carry" weapons on campus. A draft of a new weapons policy was discussed at Tuesday's BCC Board of Trustees meeting.

June 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC student invited to strategic planning

Three students at Barton Community College were invited recently to attend a strategic planning meeting with staff and administrators. One of those students, Devon Nelson, attended Tuesday's BCC Board of Trustees meeting to report on the experience.

June 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County bridge to see repairs

Starting in late August, the Arkansas River bridge on SW 50 Avenue, commonly known as the Radium Road, will see some long-needed repairs, the Barton County Commission decided Monday morning.

June 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City Council to hold special meeting Thursday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the city office building, 1209 Williams. According to the meeting announcement, "an executive session is requested to discuss the employment issues currently facing the city, personnel matters of non-elected personnel."

June 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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King and queen announced

February 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cheely scholarship available for vo-tech careers

When Sheryl Cheely talked with Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF) officials recently, "a light bulb came on."

February 06, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Purchase of law enforcement equipment OKed

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved replacing aging devices serving Barton County law enforcement.

February 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Headhunter hired to find city adminstrator

The search for a new city administrator has begun.

February 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


What’s up at the bottoms?

In noting the facilities successes from the past year, Kansas Wetlands Education Center Director Curtis Wolf said it is important to thank all those who ...

February 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington High 2018 Winter Homecoming

February 05, 2018 | Hugo Gonzalez | Local News


Rankin pleads guilty to sexual exploitation

A jury trial for Jeffrey Allen Rankin of Great Bend was set to begin Monday but was canceled Friday afternoon after he entered guilty pleas ...

February 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dairy Queen, 2302 N. Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

February 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Snowfall forecast for Tuesday

WICHITA -- A winter storm will bring a round of snow to portions of the area late Monday night into Tuesday evening. The highest snow accumulations ...

February 05, 2018 | Karma Byers | Local News


Hit-and-run victim identified

The victim that was hit by a vehicle on Saturday evening has been identified as Rose Younger. The vehicle and women that the police were ...

February 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hit-and-run victim identified

Police are continuing their investigation into a hit-and-run collision Saturday evening that caused the death of a woman walking home from church in Great Bend ...

February 05, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Tunneling in

Great Bend farmers market vendors didn't have far to go this year to get up to speed on the latest programs available to help ...

February 04, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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