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HOISINGTON - A limestone house and barn located west of Hoisington could be headed for the Register of Historic Kansas Places, but only if the next owners decide to pursue the effort. The current owners, Wes and Shirley Radcliffe, have started the process but haven't actually filed the final paperwork since they put the property on the market.

August 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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


On-site enrollment starts Tuesday

On-site enrollment for USD 428 students will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 7 and 8, at the various school buildings. Sign up will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday for Great Bend High School and Great Bend Middle School. Elementary enrollment will be from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Helping Hands Preschool enrollment has been set for Thursday, Aug. 9.

August 02, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 proposes 4.8 mill levy drop

Great Bend USD 428 will ask for less money from taxpayers this year. On Thursday, the school board approved the publication of a proposed budget that is almost 5 mills lower than the one in 2017.

August 02, 2018 | Susan Thacker | 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


Driscoll hearing postponed

The preliminary hearing for a Great Bend man charged with secretly photographing or recording customers at a local tanning salon on a cellphone has been postponed. The hearing for Tracy James Driscoll, 35, had been scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, in Barton County District Court. However, County Attorney Amy Mellor confirmed that the hearing would not be happening and said a new date has not yet been scheduled.

August 02, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sheriff seeking help finding wanted man

The Barton County Sheriff's Office submitted this news release this morning:

August 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

August 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCSO investigating suspected arson

The Barton County Sheriff's Office posted this news release this morning:

August 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Masonic Band standouts

Masonic Band members from Great Bend High School were McKenna Esfeld, flute, and Allen To, quints. They practiced at Pittsburg State University July 24-28, with a halftime performance at the Shrine Bowl game on Sunday, July 29. Doug Whitten was the director of the 225-member marching band.

August 01, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Zoo news: Leave the kites alone

People have been bringing abandoned Mississippi kites to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo for raptor rehabilitation, but Zoo Supervisor Sara Hamlin said most of these young birds should be left alone.

August 01, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Croslin in court on drug charges

When Deputy Sierra Thorne saw Michael "Spike" Croslin driving a car last November, she knew he didn't have a driver's license. That encounter led to his arrest on a drug possession charge. Between then and late March of this year, he would be arrested two more times on traffic stops that resulted in drug charges.

August 01, 2018 | Susan Thacker | 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


KU Health System announces purchase of Great Bend Regional

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The University of Kansas Health System announced Wednesday it has completed the purchase of Great Bend Regional Hospital and its affiliated clinics, including Central Kansas Family Practice and Heartland Regional. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

August 01, 2018 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


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Rolling Sculpture Car Show set for Saturday, Aug. 25

Barton County Historical Society will host Rolling Sculpture 2018, its annual car show and open house, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on ...

August 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mega Motor Weekend coming to GB

At the end of September, Great Bend's Mega Motor Weekend will offer three events for the entire family. The Great Bend Airfest, Lucas Oil ...

August 18, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Fruits of their labors

The term "community garden" often brings to mind a series of small plots, some well tended, some not, where members grow a variety of produce ...

August 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

August 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff’s office announces multiple drug busts

Over the course of the last 12 days the Barton County Sheriff's office has been involved in several controlled substances cases, Sheriff Brian Bellendir ...

August 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Planetarium announced fall events

The Barton Community College Planetarium will host nine free evening programs this fall, including an all-new line-up of movies never shown there before.

August 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


HERO office reaches out to Hispanic community

Barton Community College is stepping up its efforts to recruit and retain Hispanic students, administrators said. At Tuesday's BCC Board of Trustees meeting, Vice ...

August 16, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Road work

August 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rozel man appears in Pawnee County court

OFFICIAL RELEASE OF THE PAWNEE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

August 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OUT OF THE MORGUE

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

August 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington’s 2019 budget approved

HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents had an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed 2019 city budget Monday night at the budget hearing held at the beginning ...

August 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


More considerations presented at legalization forum

Cannabis farmer weighs in

August 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Most positions filled at Great Bend USD 428

School starts next week in Great Bend USD 428, but staff and teachers have been busy throughout the summer, administrators said. The pace has picked ...

August 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘What Were You Wearing?’ dispels sexual violence myths

A myth that sexual assault victims are sometimes at fault for what they were wearing when attacked is countered by the art installation "What were ...

August 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend residents charged with counterfeiting

WICHITA - Two Great Bend residents were indicted Tuesday on counterfeiting charges, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

August 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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