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Museum preparing annual 'Ghosts of Christmas Past'

The Barton County Historical Society invites the public to revisit the joys of winter holidays through the years at its annual open house, "Ghosts of Christmas Past." It will run from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Historical Museum and Village, located just south of the Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281 in Great Bend.

December 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC approves agreement with GB

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees approved an interlocal agreement Tuesday with the City of Great Bend, adopting a new neighborhood revitalization plan. The plan allows the city to offer tax rebates on improvements that increase the value of the properties. The agreement will be in effect from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016, when it can be extended, modified or allowed to expire.

December 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 431 to buy chromebooks, sell iPads

The Hoisington USD 431 Board of Education met Monday and heard from District Technology Coordinator Kerry Mooney, who informed the board he had received a bid at noon that day from a company that would sell the district new Chromebooks for $170 each, significantly lower than other bids received. In addition, Mooney can service the Chromebooks himself, including switching out damaged screens. The iPads have to be sent off for service, so down the road the economic feasibility continues.

December 08, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Water main break shuts water off to GBHS

There may have been a lot of legs crossed at Great Bend High School Tuesday afternoon.

December 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Events Center work moving along

As the remodeling of the front office of the Great Bend Events Center progresses to accommodate the Convention and Visitors Bureau office, future plans for the facility are taking shape, City Administrator Howard Partington said Monday night.

December 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Amanda Hackerott and Pete Schartz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 08, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS Debate places in both divisions

December 08, 2015 | | Local News


Pearl Harbor veteran honored at Hoisington High School

HOISINGTON - The mood was solemn Monday morning as students at Hoisington High School entered the auditorium. Passing through an American Legion honor guard on their way to their seats, the strains of "Forgotten Hope Theme" set the tone for what would be an opportunity to honor an accomplished man, Art Gruber, a former Hoisington High School student, a World War II veteran, and survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 07, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Changes made to CVB board

Bringing the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau under the city's control has been discussed for a couple of years and was among the Great Bend City Council's top three priorities outlined last year. It came to pass Monday night when amendments to the Convention and Tourism Board Ordinance were approved.

December 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City prepping transload application

As part of the effort to secure the transload facility, the Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign the amendment to the railroad company Watco's lease agreement at the airport.

December 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stray gunfire startles area resident

A local resident experienced a scary surprise Saturday when a bullet zinged through his pickup windows, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

December 07, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


College trustees meet Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will have a combined study session and business meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.

December 07, 2015 | | Local News


Two injury accidents on Friday

Kansas Highway Patrol responded to two injury accidents on Friday, one in Barton County and another one in Ellsworth County.

December 07, 2015 | | Local News


Armed robbery at Casey’s

According to the Great Bend police Department, at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 7, officers from the Great Bend Police Department responded to the Casey's Convenience Store at 2716 10th St. in reference to an armed robbery.

December 07, 2015 | | Local News


Shafer Art Gallery calling on photographers for juried exhibit

Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery will host a juried art show titled "Exposure Time 3" in January and is encouraging photographers to enter. Awards of $100 will be given to winners in three categories and there will be one $200 "Juror's Award." There is no entry fee. A total of three works can be submitted. The deadline to enter is Jan. 8.

December 07, 2015 | | Local News


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County receives insurance dividend

Cody Smith of the Alliance Insurance Group Monday morning presented a $11,978.36 dividend return check as a result of the county's participation ...

September 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton swimming approved

On Tuesday the Barton Community College trustees gave their official approval to starting men's and women's swim teams next fall, providing that the ...

September 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Kansas Oil & Gas Museum, 5944 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host ...

September 27, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Seventh-day Adventist School selling frozen fruit

The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is again selling Bithell frozen fruit from Boring, Ore. Orders must be placed by 10 p.m. on Sunday ...

September 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


UWCK says Stuff the Bus a success

Stuff the Bus made its rounds through Barton and Pawnee Counties during the month of August and came to a close last week. "Stuff the ...

September 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Sept. 26

September 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County’s annual tax sale approaching

The County recently took judgment on the parcels remaining on the 2016 Tax Sale and with about two weeks until the annual tax sale, about ...

September 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Arrest made involving stolen vehicle

Several people were arrested in Great Bend Saturday after the Great Bend Police Department received information on the location of a stolen vehicle, according to ...

September 27, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Commission sets meeting on GB Coop zoning request

To accommodate Great Bend Coop's growing grain glut, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a special meeting for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct ...

September 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County administrator announces planned retirement

Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman publicly told county commissioners Monday morning that he plans to step down from his post come next March, but he ...

September 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Debate places fourth

September 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee Count Sheriff report - Sept. 22

September 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New teachers nominated for Horizon Awards

Kyle Vierra, sixth-grade teacher at Park School, and Lori Tennis, Great Bend Middle School math teacher, have been nominated by their principals for the Horizon ...

September 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Swim program on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear a recommendation for a future swim team when the board meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday ...

September 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to visit Riley

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold its monthly noon meeting at Riley Elementary School on Thursday. Principal JoAnn Blevins and staff ...

September 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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