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41st annual Kansas bicycle tour

The 41st year of the largest bicycling event in Kansas historya 505-mile ride across the State begins on Saturday. BIKING ACROSS KANSAS is an eight-day tour originating at the Kansas-Colorado line with a route consisting of close to 900 bicyclists and support staff.

June 03, 2015 | | Local News


Fourth kidnapping suspect arrested

The fourth suspect in a kidnapping investigation was arrested Monday in Ellinwood, authorities confirmed.

June 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Charges filed in fatal 2014 accident

A Great Bend man has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, in connection with an accident that claimed the lives of a husband and wife riding a motorcycle through Great Bend last August.

June 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Volleyball, barbecue canceled

The sand volleyball tournament and United Way community barbecue scheduled for this coming Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park have been canceled, due to high waters from recent rains, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes announced.

June 02, 2015 | | Local News


Pawnee Rock hears fire department needs, seeks to electrify the Rock

Monday night, Pawnee Rock's City Council met and received a clear picture of the status of the fire department, along with many helpful suggestions from its new fire chief. A proposal, presented by new resident Basil Dannebohm, also provided a vision for how the city could put its greatest attraction to use. While it became clear the city has many needs, changes made over few years are beginning to build momentum.

June 02, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Woman who took Honor Flight money sentenced to prison

LaVeta D. Miller was sentenced Tuesday to 25 months in prison, and ordered to pay more than $129,000 in restitution, for stealing money from Central Prairie RC&D. Barton County District Judge Ron Svaty granted a departure from sentencing guidelines that would have placed Miller on probation.

June 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Not the same old grind

When Sunflower Diversified Services was awarded $12,000 by the Barton County Commission last year to bolster its recycling efforts, the agency had two goals, SDS Director Jim Johnson said.

June 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetlands Waterpark at Great Bend releases new website & facility rules

The City of Great Bend announced Tuesday that the new Wetlands Waterpark at Great Bend website is up and running. The website includes new information regarding the waterpark and can be viewed at www.greatbendwaterpark.com.

June 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Bank, 3600 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Mike Fortkamp and Brian Ewing. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

June 02, 2015 | | Local News


City backs bike, pedestrian master plan

Agreeing that it is important for Great Bend residents to be more active, the City Council Monday night threw its support behind a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian master plan being developed by Be Well Barton County.

June 01, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New service offers life in the fast lane

Nex-Tech's Maggie Basgall asked Barton County commissioners Monday morning to look at the Internet as a pipe. The bigger that pipe, the more that can flow through it and the faster it will travel.

June 01, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


​Drug suspects nabbed after shots fired

A narcotics investigation began Friday evening as a Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy, a Great Bend Police officer and a Kansas Highway Patrol officer responded to 200 Truman St. in Great Bend, west of the Great Bend Sports Complex.

June 01, 2015 | | Local News


Kidnapping reported Saturday

Three people were booked into the Barton County Jail on kidnapping charges Saturday evening, while a fourth suspect remained at large. The alleged victim, Robin Pierce, contacted police from Great Bend Regional Hospital.

June 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City of Great Bend closing 8th and Morton intersection starting today

The intersection of Eighth and Morton in Great Bend will be closed to all traffic for about three weeks starting today, Great Bend Stree Superintendent Mike Crawford said. City crews will be removing the old asphalt and street base and replacing it with concrete.

June 01, 2015 | | Local News


Voting begins on Cardinal Legacy bond issue

HOISINGTON, KAN. – Watch the mailbox for the opportunity to help grow the USD #431 school district and the entire Hoisington community. Ballots for the Cardinal Legacy Bond will arrive in the mail on or around June 1. These ballots must be post-marked by June 16 for eligible voters to participate in this important election.

May 31, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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​Rescheduled lecture on Qur’an starts Wednesday

Due to ice last Wednesday, the First Congregational United Church of Christ postponed the start of a 21-week lecture series on the Qur'an.

January 26, 2016 | | Local News


Spray family gets naming rights to BCC weight room

The weight room at Barton Community College's Kirkman building has been refurbished and major equipment upgrades are taking place, thanks to the generosity of ...

January 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


New ambulance approved by Hoisington City Council

Randy Miller, director of the City of Hoisington's electricity distribution department, was honored at the City Council meeting Monday night for his 32 years ...

January 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Injury accident in Great Bend

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office. At 2:20 p.m. on Jan. 20, deputies responded to an injury accident at U.S ...

January 26, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


St. John looking at grocery options

ST. JOHN – At a building-wide meeting Friday morning, Grocery giant Kroger told the staff of the St. John Dillons store would close as of Feb ...

January 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GOOD STEWARDS

The Barton County Conservation District met for its annual meeting and banquet Saturday night at Barton Community College. Members voted for president of the district ...

January 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KWEC offers winter kids programs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for the winter blues – nature programs! Kids will make a snow crystal, investigate backyard birds and become ...

January 26, 2016 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton Community College at the Welding Lab Technical Building, Room 172, at 9:30 ...

January 26, 2016 | | Local News


ECF staff battered by inmate

ELLSWORTH – At approximately 5:12 p.m. Sunday, a corrections officer at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility was battered by an inmate, according to Adam Pfannenstiel ...

January 25, 2016 | | Local News


Property valuations statements to be on time

In seeking approval to outsource the mailing of property tax valuation statements, Barton Count Appraiser Barb Esfeld offered some good news to the County Commission ...

January 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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