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UWCK thanks county for setting the pace

Earlier this year, Barton County was named a Pacesetter contributor by the United Way of Central Kansas. On Monday morning, the County Commission was thanked for this effort.

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dena Popp appointed 911 director

Dena Popp was named director of Barton County 911/Communications at Monday's county commission meeting. It was an appointment at least one commissioner said was overdue.

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jobless numbers continue upward

TOPEKA - The state's July seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, the Kansas Department of Labor reported Friday. This was up from 3.8 percent in June and unchanged from July 2015.

August 22, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


BCC trustees meet Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. There will be reports on the Shafer Art Gallery, Jayhawk athletic conference, strategic planning and the Leadership Institute.

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend woman injured in accident

STAFFORD COUNTY - A Great Bend woman was transported to the Central Kansas Medical Center with possible injuries after the pickup she was driving rolled over Saturday morning.

August 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Car chase ends in crash in Ellsworth County

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a vehicle chase that ended in a crash at 10:48 p.m. on Thursday.

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend resident plays in Mozart Festival

Local Great Bend Resident that now lives in Texas performed at Mozart Festival in San Antonio, Texas.

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local paramedic receives prestigious award

Being recognized for your hard work, leadership skills and a job well done can be seen through many different eyes, but it only takes one set of eyes to see that you deserve to be nominated for a prestigious award. This is exactly what Ellinwwood Emergency Medical Services Director Brittney Glenn did for one of her fellow workers – Mark Pohlman.

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


‘Wild Places’ close to home

George Frazier says his new book, "The Last Wild Places of Kansas," isn't a guide, but it may lead readers to explore some places not far from home that they never heard of. The University of Press of Kansas, which published the book, calls is "the ultimate wild lands road trip book for exploring Kansas."

August 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Party in the Park worth the effort

Sure, it takes a lot of work to throw an event like the City of Great Bend's Party in the Park. But, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes and the host of city employees involved don't seem to mind.

August 18, 2016 | 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 a Pacesetter award from the United Way of Central Kansas, carry-over budgets for Juvenile Services and Community Corrections and the appointment of Dena Popp as the communications director.

August 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Baton named CDL test site

Industry demand has driven continued expansion of the Barton Community College Commercial Driver's License program. Barton is now an official test site and a second truck has been acquired from Doonan's Peterbilt with bodywork and paint from Jeremy's Paint and Body Shop in Sterling.

August 18, 2016 | BY BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


The movies are over, but the fresh veggies remain for now

The free summer outdoor movie series is over, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington said. This year the city put more movies on Friday nights as requested last year, however officials found out that Thursday nights had better turn out.

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Angel hired to lead Family Crisis Center

On August 16th The Family Crisis Center Board unanimously voted to hire Rachel Angel as the new Executive Director.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Meet the Panthers on Sunday

The Panther Booster Club will host its first community-wide Meet the Panthers event at 5 p.m. Sunday at the band shell in Jack Kilby Square.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Barton County personnel honored as Roads Scholars

Several Barton County Road and Bridge Department personnel were honored by the County Commission Monday morning for furthering their education. They received certificates marking their ...

June 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School board to meet Thursday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to close out the fiscal year ...

June 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ashtin Heath places 10th at national speech tourney

jumPIt was a tournament two Great Bend High School forensics students had been working toward for four years and their efforts did not disappoint.

June 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New weapons laws starts Saturday

As of Saturday, Barton Community College and other Kansas colleges won't be able to ban "concealed carry" weapons on campus. A draft of a ...

June 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC student invited to strategic planning

Three students at Barton Community College were invited recently to attend a strategic planning meeting with staff and administrators. One of those students, Devon Nelson ...

June 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County bridge to see repairs

Starting in late August, the Arkansas River bridge on SW 50 Avenue, commonly known as the Radium Road, will see some long-needed repairs, the Barton ...

June 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City Council to hold special meeting Thursday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the city office building, 1209 Williams. According to ...

June 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Wheat Harvest Report: Day 9

This is day 9 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the ...

June 26, 2017 | By Jordan Hildebrand, Program Assistant; Brooke Haas, Communications Intern | Local News


Kansas Wheat Harvest Report: Day 11

This is day 11 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the ...

June 26, 2017 | By Brooke Haas, Communications Intern | Local News


Larned man held on murder charge

LARNED - Jacob Ohnmacht, 27, of Larned, has been charged with second-degree murder and other felonies in connection with the death of his wife last December ...

June 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rec Commission announces July activities

With summer school coming to an end, the Great Bend Recreation Commission has a number of programs set to begin in July and run through ...

June 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS grad, Mull, making name in video

Aaron Mull, a 2012 Great Bend High School graduate, is beginning to make a name for himself in the world of internet video. This Wednesday ...

June 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Weapons laws on Barton Community College agenda

With new Kansas laws going into effect on July 1, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees will consider changes to the weapons policy on ...

June 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned woman dies in two-vehicle crash

BARTON COUNTY - A Larned woman died following a two-vehicle crash near the Barton-Russell county line early Saturday evening, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported.

June 26, 2017 | BY tribune STAFF news@gbtribune.com | Local News


Teachers combine learning with games

Editor's Note: This is one in an ongoing series of stories about how USD 428 teachers spend their summer break.

June 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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