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USD 428 ends Fiscal Year

Thursday morning was Khris Thexton's final Board of Education meeting as interim superintendent of Great Bend USD 428. His appointment to the superintendent's position became official on Saturday.

July 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County offices to close for July 4

Barton County business offices, the Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the landfill will be closed on Tuesday for the Independence Day Holiday7. Emergency services will be in normal operation on that day.

July 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission meets Monday, City Council meet Wednesday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Wednesday evening.

July 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teamwork

Great Bend USD 428 administrators, Tim Friess, Great Bend High School principal; Christie Gerdes, Barton County Special Services director; Phil Heeke, Park School principal; and Daryl Moore, GBHS assistant principal; work as a team to lift a hula hoop with two fingers as they participate in Mandt training Wednesday morning at the District Education Center. The Mandt system is designed to safely address the behavior of students in difficult situations.

July 01, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


4-H Dog Show & Agility

Early events for the Barton County Fair continued Saturday with the 4-H dog show, obedience and agility contests.

July 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Storms wipe out NW Kansas wheat fields

In the world of farming, 12 hours can make all the difference. David Schemm, a northwest Kansas farmer, reported that Wednesday night's storms wiped out three fields of his wheat near Russell Springs.

June 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


US-50 asphalt overlay from Kinsley to Edwards/Stafford county line to begin

Starting this week, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin construction of a 23-mile asphalt mill and overlay surfacing project on US-50 Highway in Edwards County, beginning at the west city limits of Kinsley east to the Edwards/Stafford county line.

June 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington woman injured in crash

A Hoisington woman was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Thursday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash at NE 30 Road and North Washington in Barton County.

June 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC’s ‘Gifts from the Garden’ series continues

The next "Gifts from the Garden" adult class, "Impressive Pressed Flowers", provides old and new methods of pressing flowers. Held at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, July 16, from 2 to 4 p.m., the class is offered at no charge.

June 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Marsh Musings

A White-winged dove nested in our tree in the front yard. I watched them build the nest, lay some eggs, and hatch one fledgling. I went out on the front deck after the rainstorm, and the baby was on the ground in the drive way. It had beautiful markings, bright eyes, and could NOT fly. I didn't see either parent. I took it over into the flower bed by the deck where there was ground cover and lilies and shrubs to give it some cover, and set it down. Mom found the baby quickly and fed it generously. Later ...

June 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


City to study management, pay at police department

Following an exhausting string of executive sessions totaling 2 hours and 45 minutes to discuss "personnel issues currently facing the city" Thursday night, the Great Bend City Council emerged and voted to proceed with hiring a law firm to conduct a management and compensation study of the Police Department.

June 29, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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


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City auction set for Friday

June 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo news: Swans disappear from Vets Lake

Three of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo's young swans are missing from Veterans Memorial Park. Zoo Supervisor Sara Hamlin is asking anyone with ...

June 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Extreme Ice to give all Thursday revenue to Cook family

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's Extreme Ice snow cone shop will donate all revenue received today, Thursday, June 7, to the family of Ellinwood Middle and High ...

June 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Governor likes what he sees in Great Bend

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer took a look at Great Bend Wednesday afternoon during a quick visit that included a brief tour and conversations with governmental ...

June 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Five arrested during drug bust

Ellinwood Police Department executed a narcotics-related search warrant at 6:36 p.m. on Tuesday at 208 West B street, Ellinwood. Arrested at the scene ...

June 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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