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The Barton County Young Professionals group championed the cause of fitness Saturday by sponsoring the first YP5K and Half Marathon at Veterans Memorial Park. Twenty participants started the half marathon at 7 a.m. An hour later, 56 more runners/walkers started the 5K event.

October 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County tax sale set for Tuesday

The annual Barton County tax sale takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Conference Room of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. Commission Chairman Kenny Schremmer will conduct the auction.

October 10, 2015 | 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 cereal-malt beverage licence renewals and changes to the regulations dealing with the memorial parks and cemetery.

October 10, 2015 | | Local News


Read it in the paper

This past week marked the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, an annual observance that underscores the impact of newspapers to communities large and small. The theme of this year's NNW is "Power of the Press."

October 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington City Council to discuss zoning ordinance at Monday meeting

The Hoisington City Council will meet Monday night at 7 p.m. at the city office and will consider several items of new business. These include a proposed text change of the zoning ordinance pertaining to accessory builidings, a proposed project at Pride Park, a request for bids from Barton County, as well as the consideration of two Transient Guest Tax requests. One, for the 2016 Relay for Life, and the second for the Chamber of Commerce to assist with bleacher repairs. The council will also consider Appropriation Ordinance no. 1394.

October 09, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood City Council to discuss fate of Scout House Tuesday

The Ellinwood City Council meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the city office where they will discuss several items of new business. These include whether or not to keep the Scout House in good repair, or make plans for its future demolition. At this time, the roof is in desperate need of replacement. Also, what to do wtih funds donated to the EMS service, a request to remove a stop sign on the northeast corner of Humbolt and Pohlman, consideration of a resolution to secure temporary financing for the KDOT project. One executive session is requested pertatining to attorney ...

October 09, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Meals on Wheels needing drivers

Meals on Wheels is in desperate need of volunteer drivers to deliver food and smiles to local residents on Fridays.

October 09, 2015 | | Local News


‘Souper’ Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, St. Mark Lutheran Women of the ELCA will host their annual Soup Lunch. The menu includes homemade Chicken Noodle/Butterball Soup, homemade Taco Soup, homemade Dessert and drink. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson Street; carry-out will be available. Admission is by freewill offering. Proceeds will be used to fund church and community projects.

October 09, 2015 | | Local News


AG Schmidt announces public hearing on scrap metal regulations

A public hearing on the proposed permanent scrap metal dealer regulations has been scheduled at 10 a.m. on October 22, at Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

October 09, 2015 | | Local News


​Saturday’s YP 5K and half marathon open to all

The Barton County Young Professionals are putting together the first ever YP5K and half marathon this Saturday, Oct. 10, in Great Bend. Participants can choose to run or walk the 5K course or take on the more challenging half marathon course.

October 08, 2015 | | Local News


County residents give input on developing plan

Martin A. Shukert, a consultant with RDG Planning & Design of Omaha, Neb., Janelle Rose with the Barton County Health Department and Sue Cooper with Be Well Barton County as they travelled Hoisington, Ellinwood, and Claflin over the last two weeks to gather information from residents of each community for the bike and pedestrian master plan Shukert has been hired to draft.

October 08, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


More Art Among Friends photos

Meet the Art Among Friends members at an exhibit reception from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Great Bend Public Library.

October 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Art Among Friends

Before the "Art Among Friends" exhibit was completely installed at the Great Bend Public Library, contributing artist Barbara Jo Converse Stevens was enjoying the show.

October 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


OTR for October 8, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 08, 2015 | | Local News


Drug arrest made in Great Bend

At 10:42 a.m., on Wednesday, the Great Bend Police Department executed a narcotic search warrant at 1308 Morphy St., in Great Bend.

October 08, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


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USD 428 starts year ‘fiscally strong’

A new fiscal year begins July 1 for the State of Kansas and its public schools. The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meet ...

June 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Lashley hired to coach track

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education on Thursday hired Lyles Lashley to coach cross country and track.

June 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Primary voter registration deadline looming

The last day to register to vote for the Aug. 2 primary election is at the close of business on Tuesday, July 12, the Barton ...

June 30, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


KWEC’s Nature Camp nearly here

We're "batty" about summer nature camp at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. There are still some openings available for the July 8, camp held ...

June 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Being prepared

Training is a very important task for any law enforcement agency and making sure their people are trained in the latest real world situations.

June 30, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Second teen sentenced in Ellsworth County school bus assault

ELLSWORTH – The second of the two Great Bend teenaged boys charged in Ellsworth County in connection with the assault of a fellow student on a ...

June 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Garden Club holding AHF quilt drawing

The Ellinwood Garden Club will hold a quilt drawing at the conclusion of this year's After Harvest Festival Parade. Funds raised via the drawing ...

June 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


IN STITCHES

Early Wednesday morning, Barton County 4-H Clothing, Fiber Arts and Fashion Revue participants convened at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend for annual judging prior ...

June 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Judge sends women to drug treatment

Barton County District Judge Ron Svaty announced he isn't giving up on Stacey Henderson, the 23-year old woman who asked to be sent to ...

June 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Out of the Morgue: Post-war Independence Day in 1946

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 ...

June 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County upgrades sand dredge

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a plan to update of cable anchor system on the county's sand dredge.

June 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC trustees pleased with Heilman

Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman received a favorable evaluation from his Board of Trustees, with words of praise from board chairman Mike Johnson.

June 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Save at the pump this holiday weekend

According to GasBuddy, at a time of year when motorists expect gas prices to rise, prices have actually been falling, just in time for the ...

June 28, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Road Milling and Overlay on K-19 Highway in Pawnee and Stafford Counties

Starting the week of July 4, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a 10 mile road milling and overlay project on K-19 Highway ...

June 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grant to expand FHSU Sternberg Museum of Natural History’s paleontology collection

A $116,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will expand the reach of paleontology studies at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of ...

June 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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