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New crosswalk dedicated

HOISINGTON – Hoisington city and school officials joined representatives from Barton County, the State of Kansas, local volunteers and school children Wednesday morning for the dedication of and ribbon cutting for a new high-visibility crosswalk near Hoisington's Activity Center. The installation means residents on foot and on bicycle will be able to safely access the center and encourage healthier activity all around.

August 04, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


One thing at a time

Among the items approved by Barton County commissioners Monday morning was the county's capital improvement plan, a loose outline to help guide budget planning for the next five years.

August 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


First human WNV case reported in Kansas

TOPEKA – The mosquitoes are at it again.

August 01, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


UWCK announces 2019 co-chairs

United Way of Central Kansas Wednesday morning announced its 2019 Campaign co-chairs. They include Patrick and Karisa Cowan, Kenny and Cindy Vink, and Barry and Monica Bowers.

August 01, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘You guys should be good’

It was a time for The City of Great Bend to say farewell to Interim City Administrator George Kolb Monday afternoon. The reception at the Events Center recognized the veteran city official who stepped into the breach last fall following a summer of controversy within the community.

July 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New administrator settling in

As the City of Great Bend feted Interim City Administrator George Kolb Monday afternoon, his permanent replacement Kendel Francis had his first day on the job.

July 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs 2019 budget

The Barton County Commission adopted its operating budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, a budget that presented unique challenges for county officials. The action followed a public budget hearing.

July 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Changes could make primary confusing

Hold on Barton County voters, the upcoming Aug. 7 primary is going to be interesting.

July 27, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Lawmakers respond to ag aid package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Agriculture Tuesday announced it would authorize $12 billion in programs to aid farmers harmed by retaliatory trade actions from nations angered by recently imposed U.S. trade tariffs. These programs would provide relief to many Kansas producers who have been hurt the most, with pork, wheat, corn, soybeans and sorghum on the program's list.

July 25, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘I’m running as me’

Alan LaPolice is running as the sole Democrat in the First Congressional District race against Republican incumbent Republican Roger Marshall and GOP hopeful Nick Reinecker.

July 24, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC trustees OK budget

When looking at the Barton Community College operational budget for fiscal year 2019, the Board of Trustees had three options, the only difference between the three being the size of a campus-wide salary increase to give employees.

July 24, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Expressing appreciation

The United Way of Central Kansas' annual Pacesetter Luncheon Tuesday afternoon was all about saying thanks, said Gaila Demel, UWCK executive director. Honored were businesses who make significant contributions to the annual fund drive and the agencies that benefit from those much-needed donations.

July 24, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to help Claflin with streets

As it has for over a decade, the Barton County Road and Bridge Department will come to the aid of The City of Claflin.

July 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Rosewood tax credit request tabled again

The Barton County Commission once again tabled voting on a letter of support backing Rosewood Services' application for the Kansas Department Of Commerce Community Service Tax Credit Program. This marked the second time commissioners delayed acting on the matter as they seek more information on Rosewood's plans for the former E&E Glass building at 1117 Williams St.

July 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Advanced primary election ballots available

Barton County registered voters can now apply for advanced ballots for the Tuesday, Aug. 7, primary election, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton county clerk and election officer.

July 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Time to zone in

Flashing yellow lights around town will usher in the new school year. They also signal drivers to be aware children could be crossing the streets ...

August 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Making the grade

Barton County's appraisal grade card came in and it passed with flying colors, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld told the County Commission Monday morning.

August 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Primary canvass nets only slight change

In the end, the numbers changed slightly, but the overall results of last Tuesday's primary election remained the same.

August 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tribune to unveil new website

In just a few days the Great Bend Tribune will debut a redesigned website at www.gbtribune.com with a revamped look, better presentation of ...

August 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New GB admin eyes city/county cooperation

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took time to welcome a new government officials to town. They were introduced to Kendal Francis, who was appointed ...

August 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Vote canvass an important job

It is an important task the Barton County Commission will undertake when it meets as the Board of County Canvassers at 8:30 a.m ...

August 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes: The ...

August 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ensuring kids’ safety

Newly minted Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Kelon Parr stood in the parking lot outside the Unified School District 428 office Friday morning, studying a black-and-red ...

August 10, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Appraiser continuing re-inspections

The Barton County Appraisers Office is currently finishing its annual re-inspection of 17 percent of the county as required to state law, County Appraiser Barb ...

August 09, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City fills IT post; PD staff nearly full

It was new Great Bend City Administrator Kendal Francis' first City Council meeting Monday night and he had a bit of good news.

August 09, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City abates former hotel property

Among the Great Bend properties abated by the City Council Monday night was former Highland Hotel (now known as the Great Bend Hotel and Convention ...

August 08, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Milsap, Moeder survive council primary

In the first-ever non-partisan primary in Barton County held for the Great Bend City Council Ward 1 Tuesday, Jessica Milsap and Alan Moeder stamped their ...

August 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


With library issue resolved, city to publish budget

The City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Public Library have closed a troubled chapter in their relationship. As the council approved publishing its ...

August 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council seeks to rebid 8th Street work

After a sometimes heated discussion, the Great Bend City Council Monday night vote to toss out all four bids it had received for paving the ...

August 06, 2018 | | Local News


Tractor Supply Inc. coming to Great Bend

The City Council Monday night approved allowing Tractor Supply Inc. to temporarily use a septic tank system when it puts in its planned new store ...

August 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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