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BCC buys tech support for inmate education

Inmates at Ellsworth Correctional Facility will be able to use wireless devices for the Adult Education Program offered through Barton Community College, thanks to action taken Thursday by the college's board of trustees.

February 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington’s Kipper seeing results

Dolores Kipper, Hoisington's code enforcement officer, provided the city council an update Monday night on her efforts to enforce animal control and property codes in the community since her arrival in September.

February 23, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Angels Care Home Health at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Terry Lewis and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 23, 2016 | | Local News


Road work to begin

The Great Bend Street Department will be working on 19th Street excavating and replacing areas of concrete between McKinley and Polk Street starting Feb. 29th. Work will start at McKinley and work east. 19th Street from McKinley to Cleveland Street will be blocked to allow local traffic only. Signs will be in place. Work will then move east and block from Cleveland to McKinney. The street will be blocked from McKinney to Lincoln. Homeowners in the area will be able to access their driveways. If they are in doubt the Street Department will help them in any way they can ...

February 23, 2016 | | Local News


Hop on board FrogWatch USA

With spring just around the corner, the fifth season for Cheyenne Bottoms FrogWatch Chapter is starting and volunteers are needed to help monitor our frogs and toads.

February 23, 2016 | | Local News


Second sexual assault allegation targets GBHS swim team

SALINA – A report has been filed by a parent of a Great Bend High School boys swim team member in Saline county alleging his son was sexually assaulted on a GBHS school bus Feb. 3. This comes as the Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office continues its investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving members of the team on the bus coming home from Manhattan on Feb. 6.

February 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Donations sought to help recognize veterans

Sadly, there are many deserving veterans with ties to Barton County who had not been included on the new Golden Belt Veterans Memorial, such as a veteran of the Civil war and the man who survived the infamous Bataan Death March during World War II.

February 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GROWING THE FUTURE

Noting that FFA helps promote agriculture and build the leaders of tomorrow, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation honoring this as National FFA Week.

February 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


JUSTICE BYPASSED part 2

BY VERONICA COONS

February 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Oxford House donation

Brent Hanson and Amber Richter with Great Bend Regional Hospital, at right, present a check and nonperishable supplies donated by hospital employees to Jason Cavender, third from right, executive director for the new Oxford House for men that opened in Great Bend on Feb. 1. Also pictured are several current residents and alumni of the Oxford House program, which provides a safe place and a supportive network for recovering drug addicts. A second Oxford House for women is scheduled to open on March 1. The organization will host an open house at 1614 Morton on Saturday, Feb. 27. Like their ...

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


Repurposed exhibit: Shafer Gallery to host reception

Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery will host an opening reception for its "Repurposed" exhibit from 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 26 in the Shafer Gallery. The exhibit will feature the sophisticated cardboard constructions of Jessie Montes and "Heidegger's Ghost," a visual essay concerning the themes of ontology, New York City and personal vision by Scott Thein.

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


Good times remembered

Photos taken Feb. 20, 2016, at the 94th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development.

February 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


First-ever Legacy Award goes to Yowell

During the 94th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Skip Yowell was posthumously recognized as the first recipient of the Legacy Award for putting Great Bend on the map through lifelong advocacy for the outdoor industry and for proudly hailing his roots in Great Bend wherever he went.

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


Hiss recognized as NexGen Leader

During the 94th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Matt Hiss was recognized as the 2015 NextGen Leader of the Year for his impressive efforts to give back to the Great Bend community. This award program was launched in 2013 as a joint project of the organization's board of directors and the Barton County Young Professionals Group to recognize up-and-coming leaders for their volunteer service.

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


Community pride earns Johnson Citizen of the Year

Of the 50 years that Sunflower Diversified Services has been serving people with developmental disabilities, Jim Johnson has been at the helm for 42. For his diligent work advocating for an underserved portion of the area population, Johnson received the 2015 Citizen of the Year Award from the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development.

February 20, 2016 | Nick Grubbe | Local News


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BCHD praises USD 431 for Walking School Bus program

HOISINGTON - At the last Hoisington USD 431 Board of Education meeting of the semester, every seat was taken, and for some late arrivals, it was ...

December 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | 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 ...

December 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Holiday musical

Holy Family School's annual music program can be seen at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Barton Community College's Fine Arts Auditorium ...

December 07, 2016 | Public can attend early show | Local News


Volunteers team up to build toys at FHSU

With light snow falling and Santa's elves hard at work, it seemed a little like Christmas Saturday morning in Fort Hays State University's ...

December 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police department, bandshell improvements advancing

A pair of projects long in the planning are moving forward, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night.

December 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City of Larned approves installation of tennis backboards

The Larned City Council met for a brief meeting Monday night. After discussing and approving the monthly appropriations ordinance, Mayor William Nusser noted that the ...

December 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Senior Companion Volunteers recognized for their service

Beverly Prescott of Larned and Delores Burgardt of Great Bend were honored for their service and support to frail and disabled adults through the Senior ...

December 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Family Crisis Center, 1924 Broadway Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

December 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Safer signs cropping up around county

Work on the High Risk Rural Roads signing project continues, according to information from Barton County Engineer Barry McManaman presented at the Barton County Commission ...

December 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mother Nature dampens shootout

When it came to the rain-soaked fourth-annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout, organizers told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that they played the cards ...

December 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 board meets with attorney

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education met behind closed doors for more than two hours Monday evening at the District Education Center. A ...

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 BOE SPECIAL MEETING HELD

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education called a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening for discussion of personnel.

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Santa's Workshop

Hundreds of children visited Santa's Workshop, Monday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium.

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veterans rep to visit Great Bend

A Veterans Service representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p ...

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Car hits dead deer in Russell County

RUSSELL COUNTY A dead deer on K-18 caused two vehicles to collide at 5:41 p.m. Sunday on K-18 in Russell County, 3.6 ...

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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