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Golden Plains Quilts of Valor - July 2018

"Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor and members awarded 11 Quilts of Valor to local veterans during the month of July, 2018. To date, the group was made and awarded 481 Quilts of Valor."

July 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Parole violations lead to jail

Last Friday was not a good day to be someone in violation of probation or in possession of drugs, according to Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor. Several individuals who violated their probation are now facing prison confinement as a result.

July 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend schools announce physicals, Panther cards

Free physicals for Great Bend USD 428 high school and middle athletes will be given on Saturday, Aug. 4 in the commons area at Great Bend High School. This is the only date these physicals will be offered.

July 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County Academy enrollment opens Monday

It's never too late to complete a high school diploma or learn to speak English. Barton County Academy will soon be taking fall enrollments for people who are 19 years of age and older and want to earn a high school diploma. Site Director Becky Gillette said the office in Great Bend will begin enrollment on Monday, Aug. 6. The office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until school starts on Aug. 22.

July 31, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BOE to hold special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. Superintendent Khris Thexton will provide updated details of the district's proposed 2918-2019 budget and ask the board to approve publication of the budget in the Great Bend Tribune. The board will also consider whether to renew the contract for audit services with Adams Brown Beran & Ball Chartered for three more years.

July 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by The Buckle, 1313 Main Street, at 9 a.m. Thursday, with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. Host will be Tiffany Schoendaler with greeters Jessica Milsap and Gaila Demel. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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


Stabbing reported in Great Bend

A man was stabbed shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday after two subjects reportedly kicked in his door at 2231 Morton Street and started an altercation with him.

July 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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BY VERONICA COONS

July 28, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Wetlands Center plans fun, educational setting from which to watch Perseid meteor shower

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host its annual Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party – a free, fun-filled family evening of crafts, science experiments, games, snacks, and stargazing – at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

July 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Half of Kansas identified as high risk for West Nile Virus

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for northcentral, southcentral, and southwest Kansas. Northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at moderate risk for WNV infections.

July 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


One arrested for animal cruelty

Barton County Sheriff's Office assisted the Golden Belt Humane Society and the Barton County Health Department in the execution of a search warrant at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. The two organizations had been investigating a case of animal cruelty and other charges, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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


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Cannabis topic of forum

Editor's note: This is the first of two stories about information presented Monday at a public forum titled "Grow the Economy - Should Kansas Legalize?"

August 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton employees receive raises

The floor was open for members of the public wishing to comment on Barton Community College's budget for the next year, but no one ...

August 14, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Three injured in Stafford County collision

Two vehicles collided at an uncontrolled intersection at 2:32 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in Stafford County. Both drivers and a passenger where injured ...

August 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS students at KBC Honor Band

Three Great Bend Middle School band students were selected to participate in the Kansas Bandmasters Convention Honor Band on Friday, July 20, at Wichita. Pictured ...

August 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Theatre holding auditions for 'Harvey'

The Barton Community College Theatre Department will hold open auditions for its fall production of "Harvey" from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 20 and 21 in ...

August 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 Budget approved

It's official: The mill levy for Great Bend USD 428 will decrease by an estimated 4.8 mills for the 2018-2019 school year. The ...

August 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | 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


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Municipal Airport at the Airport Terminal, 9047 6th Street, at 9 a ...

August 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


United Way thankful for Stuff the Bus participation

The United Way of Central Kansas Board of Directors, staff, and community partners are thankful for everyone who donated to its annual Stuff the Bus ...

August 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


River Proposal Threatens Kansas Lakes, Rivers

TOPEKA – To meet Nebraska's legal obligation to increase the flow of the Republican River into Kansas, the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District ...

August 13, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Contests aim to Put the Brakes on Fatalitie

TOPEKA - Kansas kids can win great prizes and learn about traffic safety by participating in poster and video contests as part of the annual "Put ...

August 13, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


First flight of Kansas UAS program set for Aug. 14

GYPSUM - The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is kicking off the state's first Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flight in Kansas to go beyond the ...

August 13, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | 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


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