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Circles introduced to coffee-goers in Hoisington

Poverty linked to healthShelly Schneider is the administrator of the Barton County Health Department. She spoke about how she and Boxberger their introduction to Circles in February, 2017. It wasn’t long before they agreed they needed to bring the program to Barton County, and encourage its start i

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-10-16 18:30:00

Airport runway project taking off

The next steps have been taken in the long-awaited project to upgrade the main runway at the Great Bend Municipal Airport, a runway that dates back to World War II.The Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Joe Andrasek to sign the contracts, bonds and surety with Venture Corporation

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-10-15 20:09:00

Great Bend Middle School runner Esfeld wins WAC title

LIBERAL — Great Bend Middle School runner Kaiden Esfeld finished off a perfect two-year run through the Western Athletic Conference.Esfeld started at a measured pace, before quickly outdistancing the field to win the WAC middle school cross country championship by 37 seconds. Esfeld (10:42.2) finish

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-10-15 17:07:00

Bonds OKed to pay for 8th Street

With dirt and other work on the new Eighth Street between Grant and McKinley underway, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved authorizing the sale of general obligation temporary notes to pay for the street, sewer and water improvements to the three-block stretch.“This allows us to sell t

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-10-15 20:07:00

Indoor garden towers installed at GBHS

Soon Great Bend High School students will be growing vegetables indoors in a soil-free system called a Garden Tower®, Assistant Principal Randy Wetzel said.The school used funds from the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education bill to purchase three of the aeroponic, vertical growing


GBMS cheerleaders promote school spirit

They may not score a single point, but the latest team sport added at Great Bend Middle School is still spelling V-I-C-T-O-R-Y.The USD 428 Board of Education voted to add cheerleading to the middle school this semester without really knowing how it would take off.Cheerleader sponsors Amber Luchesi a


Pratt 3 p.m. livestock auction reported

The Pratt Livestock Auction, Pratt, Kansas, Oct. 11, reported receipts of 881 head selling as of 3 p.m., according to the USDA-Kansas Department of Agriculture Market News Service, Dodge City, Kansas.


Ellinwood City Council special meeting announced

ELLINWOOD — The Ellinwood City Council will meet in a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the City Offices, 104 E. 2nd. The agenda includes four items of new business. Public hearings have been set regarding four Ellinwood properties: 106 W. 4th, 518 E. 4th, 404 E. 4th, and 610 N.

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-10-16 14:30:00

30 years later, Behrens still a ‘Trekker’

When we went looking for more information, we were pleasantly surprised to find that 10 years ago, Behrens was in the local news again, having just completed hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. That trail was featured in the bestselling memoir made into a 2014 movie, “Wild,” by Cheryl Strayed.


Larned man faces phone harassment, drug charges

LARNED – James L. Perkins, 61 of Larned, made a first appearance in the Pawnee County District Court Wednesday morning concerning a charge of harassment by telephone and separate felony drug charges, Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett said.


City Administrator holds first Koffee with Kendal

Several Great Bend residents stopped by Perks Coffee Shop Friday morning for the first “Kendal’s Koffee” and a chance to meet and chat with Kendal Francis, the new city administrator, while enjoying free coffee and scones. Francis said this is something he plans to do quarterly at different location


Heavy flooding prompts road closures, water rescues in Reno County

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KWCH)At or near record flooding in Reno County keeps emergency crews busy with road closures, water rescues and a few home evacuations.Reno County Emergency Management says first responders have conducted several water rescues since flooding began late last week. This includes thre


High flood waters hit Kingman forces activity center and city park to close

"Right back here I had a friend last night that we were trying to get some stuff out of his house we didn't know how high the water was gonna be so my truck got stuck, his truck got stuck another guy's truck got stuck," explained Kevin Burrow, Kingman resident. "So we've been kind of keeping an eye


With a heart like that…

With a heart like that, how does a football team start the season 0-6? With a heart like that, how do you NOT win some of those games? With a heart like that—we’re not just talking players here but all of the coaches as well—isn’t it time your fortunes changed?The Larned Indians’ football season has


Kiowa Council hires new police officer Monday night

Following executive session at their regular October meeting Monday night, Kiowa's City Council hired a new police officer.He is Travis Petersen who was on the job Tuesday helping the new police chief Nate Houston. He comes to Kiowa from the Harper County, Kansas Sheriff's Department. He's originall


Kansas City woman accused of fatally stabbing teen outside apartment complex

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- An 18-year-old woman has been charged in connection to fatally stabbing a teenager last week.Heaven Redick was charged Saturday night with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.Alaysia Nelson, 18, was killed in the stabbing that happened Oct. 9 in the 9300 block of


Alligator found underneath car in Kansas, police say

An alligator was discovered beneath a vehicle in Olathe, Kansas, on Monday, police said in a Thursday Facebook post.(Olathe Police Department)This critter isn’t staying in one Kansas city for long.


Kansas State Fair's new director looks ahead

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Fair's new director hopes to overcome challenges in order to grow the annual end-of-summer event in Hutchinson.Robin Jennison recently took over the fair after leading the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, theTopeka Capital-Journalreported. Ea


Kansas Schools Having Increasingly Difficult Time Finding Teachers - The Salina Post

“I have calls from superintendents that say, ‘Man, what’s going to happen to me if I don’t get a person in this position?’ ” said Susan Helbert, the assistant director for teacher licensure at the Kansas State Department of Education. “Well, actually nothing is going to happen except I need to know


85 million-year-old sea monster found in Kansas

A "neonate-sized Tylosaurus specimen" (a type of mosasaur), has been identified and examined, with researchers looking at broken bones, including its snout, braincase and upper jaw.