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Great Bend library makes end of fines official

As of March 1, the Great Bend Public Library no longer charges fines or late fees for overdue materials. The GBPL Board approved the practice earlier this year, but approved it again Monday after Library Director Harry Willems provided a written policy.

March 21, 2016 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

City accepts two major gifts for zoo

Bison are returning to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, and the bears are getting a larger home with its own swimming pool.

March 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​Council approves HorsePower on the Plains

Here are highlights of other items from Monday's Great Bend City Council meeting:

March 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Barton County getting healthier

Barton County rose to the 73rd spot in the 2016 county health rankings released last week by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. This is a jump from 2015 when it fell in at 86th.

March 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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

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Commission alarmed by domestic violence stats

On Oct. 20, Family Crisis Center Executive Director Rachel Angel wants Barton County residents to "paint the town purple" in an effort to draw attention ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Quilts of Valor

Eleven area veterans were awarded quilts from the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor group on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 ...

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBCCA Brings Blackwood Brothers Quartet to Stage for Next Concert

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, lauded as the best-known name in gospel quartet history, will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 ...

October 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

County probe topic of contentious executive session

Commissioner Alicia Straub's asking for a 10-minute closed-door commission meeting Monday morning sparked a heated exchange after fellow commissioners felt blind-sided by the request ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

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