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VA rep to make local visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. His regular schedule is the second Thursday of each month.

September 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | News


USD 428 teachers express concern over HB 2142

A group of USD 428 current and retired teachers attended the legislative coffee Saturday hosted by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce. One educator questioned the thinking behind the newly proposed HB 2142. The bill, essentially, would place all teachers and staff of K-12 public education into one large pool for health insurance.

February 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | News


Merry Christmas from Barton's CSO

The Community Service Organization (CSO) at Barton Community College raised more than $600 worth of gifts and gift cards for Barton students for Christmas through member donations. Pictured are just a few of the members who participated in the event.

December 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | News


Middle School teaching the Three C’s

The Three R's of education are being joined the by the Three C's - College and Career Competencies.

October 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | News


NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Unlike painting and drawing, which are quickly associated with art, quilting is associated with warmth and comfort. The Shafer Gallery at Barton Community College will show the community that it is also an incredible art form with the amazing quilts featured in its upcoming exhibit.

October 23, 2016 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | News


LEAN IN

"I've done enough county fairs to realize you are lucky to find just one animal like these, but to have this many in a county fair is tremendous," said 2016 Barton County Fair 4-H Sheep judge, John Herbel, of Lucas. "My thanks to the competitors because it makes it a lot more enjoyable to judge a competition like this."

July 09, 2016 | Veronica Coons | News


Galatia water issue resolved

On Tuesday, July 5, members of the Galatia City Council met to finish sorting out how the Northern Barton County city will move forward with water sales to farmers and industry after one farmer was denied a request to purchase water for spraying his crops in May.

July 09, 2016 | Veronica Coons | News


Congressional debate

HUTCHINSON – After trading controversial television commercials, polite conversation and friendly exchanges highlighted the debate between Great Bend's Dr. Roger Marshall and Congressman Tim Huelskamp, Hutchinson for a near capacity crowd.

June 27, 2016 | Jim Misunas | 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 purchase of electronic voting books, a Mental Health Awareness Month proclamation and an upgrade of office lighting for the Register of Deeds Office.

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | News


Hoisington City Council to partner with Commission on Aging

Hoisington City Council members considered options of what to do with the restroom structure at Pride Park two weeks ago. They either needed to be razed or refurbished, after a proposed Eagle Scout project fell through. The council asked City Manager Jonathan Mitchell to approach the Commission on Aging, the group that operates the Friendship House located at the park, about a solution. Monday night, Mitchell reported back to the council.

February 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | News


No silence

About 35 Great Bend High School students stood across the street from the front entrance of their school around 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. They were continuing a protest that began on Monday afternoon following a press conference held by the Unified School District 428 administration at the district office.

February 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | News


Huelskamp continues support for veterans

LARNED - Slowly but surely, Congressman Tim Huelskamp believes conservatives like himself are making headway.

January 21, 2016 | Jim Misunas | News


Hoisington City Council considering new ambulances

Prior to the Hoisington City Council meeting Monday night, council members arrived early to inspect and compare the merits of three different ambulances that the EMS Director Scott Fleming arranged to have available. They included one owned by the City of Hoisington, a 2013 Osage provided by Great Bend EMS, and a 2015 AEM. Fleming is also considering a model by Lifeline, but was unable to have one available Monday night for the inspection.

January 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | News


Welcome

Bri Nicario Gomes from Brazil will probably host a talk show some day. She's made a quick transition from Brazil to St. John High School, where she was selected as football homecoming queen.

December 12, 2015 | Jim Misunas | News


​Veterans Day program planned at high school

Great Bend High School students will honor men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces on Veterans Day.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


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Butterflies were in abundance at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center nature trail Saturday, enough to hold the interest of hundreds of young butterfly hunters and ...

September 16, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | News


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