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New rankings shed light on where kansas counties could improve health

Johnson County ranks healthiest in Kansas and Wyandotte County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the seventh annual County Health Rankings, released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings are available at

March 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

The Wetland Explorer: Spring Cleaning for your Nest Box

It is quite evident by now that Spring is upon us. Insects are beginning to emerge, trees are beginning to bloom, days are getting longer, and the birds... Have you noticed how active the birds in your yard are recently? Singing, chasing each other, and maybe even gathering nesting materials have become the birds' daily routine.

March 20, 2016 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local News

Legislators talk about '800 lb gorilla'

At the Hoisington legislative coffee Saturday morning, Rep. John Edmonds, Rep. Troy Waymaster, and Sen. Mitch Holmes talked on issues and actions of note in their respective houses before opening up the floor to questions.

March 19, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Barton County under winter weather advisory

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita placed Barton, Russell, Ellsworth and Lincoln counties under a winter weather advisory Friday until 1 p.m.

March 18, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Walk Kansas starts April 3

Teams are forming and registration is open for the 2016 Walk Kansas program, which this year runs April 3 through May 28. It is open to all Kansans across the state.

March 18, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Huelskamp staff to host tax concerns office hours in Great Bend March 22

Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that a staff representative specializing in IRS casework from his Hutchinson office will be available in Great Bend from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 22, at Front Door Community Center. During these office hours, Huelskamp's staff representative will be available to meet individually with taxpayers to learn about their concerns and to serve as a resource for constituents struggling to navigate bureaucratic red tape. Constituents seeking assistance are encouraged to schedule an appointment by contacting Congressman Huelskamp's Hutchinson office at 620-665-6138.

March 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Service Van coming to Great Bend

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Service Van will be in Great Bend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at the Kansas Workforce Center, 1025 Main Street, Great Bend.

March 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Legislators coming to Hoisington

The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Coffee Saturday, March 19 at the Hoisington Activity Center meeting room at 10 a.m.

March 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


FORT LARNED - There's no doubt that blacksmith Pete Bethke was the star of the show.

March 17, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Museum celebrates women, black history

The Barton County Historical Society Village and Museum was originally conceived as a tribute to "man on the plains," but the current exhibit pays tribute to women. There also an exhibit dedicated to African Americans with ties to Barton County.

March 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Flood plain mapping project progressing

County Engineer Barry McManaman attended the Cow Creek Working Group meeting on March 8, the on-going Kansas Division of Water Resources project involving the Cow Creek Watershed.

March 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GREAT to show 'The 11th Hour'

The Grass Roots Environmental Advocacy Team (GREAT) will present "The 11th Hour," a two-hour environmental documentary produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, in Great Bend and Larned.

March 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

​BCC trustees to look at tuition

Tuition and fees for 2017 are on the agenda of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees. The board will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

March 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ashley Reddig is only 10 years old and a fifth grader at Great Bend's Holy Family School. But, she is already understanding the importance of volunteerism and helping others.

March 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

My BackYard Playground enhancements planned

Great Bend High School students will help install additional hardwood mulch next month at the My BackYard playground, Great Bend Recreation Commission board members learned Monday.

March 15, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

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Fire Safety demonstrated

Learning about what can prevent fires in a home or business is very important, and teaching children about fire prevention is even more so. This ...

October 12, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Kids know how important it is to “Put the Brakes on Fatalities”

Six year old Adain Smith of Andover, 9 year old Von Woleslagel of Hutchinson and 11 year old Natalie Williams of Great Bend are the ...

October 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's Office report - Oct. 11

October 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

School board recognizes students

Great Bend High School instructor Andy Negaard and several of his students were recognized for outstanding achievement at Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board ...

October 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

BCC looks at third-party courses

Barton Community College could expand its course offerings by connecting with third-party vendors, Dr. Robin Garret, vice president of instruction and student services, told college ...

October 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Great Bend Public Library staff to attend Salina conference

Friday, Great Bend librarians and CKLS staff will travel to Salina to hear Valerie Gross speak about why Kansas needs libraries more than ever. She ...

October 11, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Hoisington City Council considering creation of fire district

HOISINGTON - In its efforts to find a way to pay for a new fire truck, the City of Hoisington will seek to follow the example ...

October 11, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Couple arrested on physical abuse and rape charges

A Great Bend couple was arrested Friday on rape and child abuse charges stemming from an investigation that started last April, according to the Great ...

October 11, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Great Bend Girl Scouts welcoming new members

All K-12 girls are invited to join Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland as they make new friends this year, take action in their communities, build ...

October 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Cardinals debate well at Lyons

Hoisington High School debaters did well at Lyons recently. In the open division, Corbin Crawford and Taylor Schwartz went 4-1 and placed eighth out of ...

October 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff report - Oct. 10

October 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Whooping crane migration soon to be under way

QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – Annually each fall, central Kansas is one of the few places where it is possible to see whooping cranes. From late ...

October 11, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Dedication set for second memorial stone

Two weeks ago, the second engraved with the names of veterans with ties to Barton County was set in place at the Golden Belt Veterans ...

October 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

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