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United Way kickoff soars up, up and away

Those attending the United Way of Central Kansas' 2016 campaign opener Saturday night didn't have to duck into a phone booth for a quick change to become superheroes. Their participation in the event was enough as they raised $27,450 to jump start the annual fundraising drive.

August 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will take place at The Reserve at Trail Ridge. 811 Grant Street (west of Wal-Mart) at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available. Ribbon cutting program will be at 10 a.m with elected officials and other dignitaries. These are the first new apartments built in Great Bend since the late 1970's. This first phase will feature 2 and 3-bedroom apartments with knotty alder cabinets, walk-in closets, and lots of amenities. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Amanda Hackerott and Terry Lewis.

August 19, 2015 | | Local News


FINDING THEIR BEARINGS

Donald G. McMican, president of DGM Consultants, PA, a structural engineering and masonry consulting company, met with Ellinwood City Manager Bud Newberry, Mark and Cassie Batchman, and a representative of Stone Construction Monday morning. He was there at the request of the city to determine how to safely complete the demolition of a city-owned building at the corner of First and Main Street. The structure has sat untouched since late last September after the contractor, Nelson Stone, halted work when it became apparent knocking the building down was about to do more harm than good. While McMican was able to ...

August 18, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Gary Burke chosen as next BCC Trustee

Gary Burke of Great Bend was chosen Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the Barton Community College Board of Trustees.

August 18, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Testing, inspection and permitting fees go up

It has been years, even decades, since the fees charged by the Barton County Environmental Management Department increased the fees it charges for the myriad code enforcement services it provides. That changed Monday when the County Commission approved an updated fee schedule.

August 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


World War II warbird joins the team

Another warbird will be on the flight deck at the Great Bend Airport Airfest, Sept. 18-20.

August 18, 2015 | | Local News


Water rates to go up

Great Bend residents will see a 10 percent water rate increase to cover the increased cost of operations, following action by the Great Bend City Council Monday night. However, officials said the hike only helps the water service level out costs associated with an aging system.

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City Council OKs 2016 budget

To keep pace with infrastructure needs and goals set by the City Council, the 2016 City of Great Bend budget includes a 1.32 mill levy. The budget was OKed by the City Council following a public hearing Monday night.

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


$100,000 in methamphetamine seized by joint law enforcement agencies

Combined operations and cooperation between local law enforcement agencies made another big methamphetamine bust last Wednesday.

August 17, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


County hopes to improve immunization rates

Recently, the Barton County Health Department hosted an immunization carnival in an effort to bolster sagging immunization rates, but the low numbers remain a problem, especially among the teenaged population, Health Director Shelly Schneider told the County Commission Monday morning.

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


DRESSED NOT TO KILL

It was a tense situation for Pam Stiles and Pam Winkelman of the Barton County Health Department Monday morning, and it wasn't even a crisis situation.

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mosquito spraying planned in Great Bend

The City of Great Bend Street Department will be spraying for mosquitoes this Thursday and Thursday, Aug. 27. Spraying will be between the hours of 8 p.m. to midnight both nights.

August 17, 2015 | | Local News


St. John driver dies from injuries sustained in wreck

ST. JOHN – A St. John driver died from injuries sustained in a Saturday morning accident after the vehicle struck an electrical pole, according to the Stafford County sheriff's department.

August 17, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


USD 428 celebrates a year of accomplishments

Great Bend USD 428 held a Back-To-School Celebration for its employees last Thursday. Superintendent Brad Reed told them that Kansas educators – and especially those in Great Bend – can take pride in what they do.

August 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Cancer support group Banana Split Night

Touched by Cancer Support Group is

August 17, 2015 | | Local News


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Cops bust car thief early Monday morning

A Great Bend man was caught red-handed Monday for auto theft after there were reports of someone looking into cars near a local apartment complex ...

May 23, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Authorities have ‘strong’ suspect in shooting

The Great Bend Police Department is continuing its investigation into the Saturday night shooting that left a Great Bend man wounded. As of Monday, no ...

May 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Quality Inn, 3500 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be ...

May 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County out nearly 50k in email scam

First, the good news. Barton County's digital firewall and security was not breached when County Treasurer's Office fell for an email scam asking ...

May 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Dispatcher Liz Nolan passionate about her career

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one story in a monthly series about Barton County law enforcement.

May 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Saturday night shooting leaves GB man wounded

Great Bend Police Department have identified a suspect in a Saturday night shooting that left a Great Bend man wounded. As of Sunday, authorities continued ...

May 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Research proves the young brain is learning, adapting constantly

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two stories related to early childhood development and research compiled at Harvard University's Center for the ...

May 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


District Court Roundup: Defense says murder charges will be dropped

The attorney for one of three men facing charges of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary has asked that his client be released from wearing an ...

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jefferson School Pie in the Face contest

Jefferson school won the Pie in the Face contest for best USD 428 payroll participation for United Way of Central Kansas for the second year ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Volunteers recognized for community service

Senior Companions Juanita Lumpkins of Great Bend and Judi Welch of Larned, and Foster Grandparent volunteer, Hubert Brown of Olmitz were honored for their service ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Park visitors asked to leave firewood at home

Headed to one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' lakes for the upcoming holiday weekend? David Hoover, a Conservation Biologist for the U ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mental Heath Awareness Day teaches ‘no stigma’

A bounce house and a beanbag toss, face painting and free popcorn were all part of the carnival atmosphere Friday in the parking lot at ...

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Experts hope mental health kiosks can save lives

In the future, central Kansas residents may be able to check their mental health as easily as they can now check their blood pressure while ...

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin announces summer reading program

CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library invites all children, preschool through 6th grade, to attend the Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is, "On ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to revisit overtime rule

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime laws when the board meets ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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