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Relay for Life set for next Friday

Throughout the year, teams from all over Barton County have been raising funds for the 2016 Relay for Life. A look at Relay for Life of Barton County's facebook page tells the story of ordinary people coming together to hold bake sales, pulled pork dinners, brunches and pancake feeds, 5K run/walks and "Diva Days" in an effort to keep Barton County a top contributor in the state to the cause focused on finding and funding a cure for cancer, a disease that has stolen many lives in its many forms.

June 02, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Senator Holmes chooses to not refile for spot

TOPEKA - Senator Mitch Holmes (R-St. John) said family considerations factored into him "retiring" from the Kansas State Senate's 33rd District. Holmes withdrew his name for the August primary in the 33rd District.

June 02, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Mosquito spraying to continue

This past Thursday night was the last scheduled time the City of Great Bend Public Works Department sprayed for mosquitoes. However, Great Bend Street Superintendent Mike Crawford said they will continue on Thursdays June 9, 16, 23 and 30.

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Some of county money lost in scam recovered

On Thursday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received notification from Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra that some of the funds in the recent email scam had been recovered, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

June 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kitts files for Commissioner

Hannelore Kitts announces that she has filed for the position of Barton County Commissioner, District 2. Kitts recently retired from her position of District Judge of the 20th Judicial District, which she held for almost 20 years. She was appointed to the bench by Governor Graves in 1995, after she had been in the general practice of law for 12 years representing juveniles and criminal defendants.

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Higher oil prices could signal more drilling

Although it may frustrate summer motorists reveling the cheapest gasoline in years, historically low crude prices have rebounded some, dragging the pumps costs up along with them.

June 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Media protocols on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the District Education Center. Items on the agenda are media protocols and the new superintendent evaluation form.

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo News: Vixie delivers 6 arctic fox kits

On May 20 Vixie, the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo's female arctic fox, gave birth to a litter of six kits.

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Baseball historian to present program

Award winning baseball author Phil S. Dixon will visit the Barton County Historical Society this month to present, "The Monarchs, a Baseball Revolution."

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rush County June Jaunt events

Rush County celebrates an "All-American Weekend," this Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of the K-96 June Jaunt.

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood June Jaunt events

The annual K-96 June Jaunt takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in cities from Tribune to Ellinwood. It's a chance to experience authentic rural America at it's best.

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend to celebrate June Jaunt

Great Bend has a full schedule of events for the fifth annual June Jaunt. The Barton County courthouse square, known as Jack Kilby Square, is just one location for entertainment. For more information contract Christina Hayes, community coordinator, at 620-793-4111. The schedule includes:

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Slate of primary candidates finalized

Noon Wednesday was the deadline for candidates to file their intents to run in advance of the Aug. 2 primary election. Below is the list of those who have filed in Barton County.

June 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quilts of Valor

The Golden Plains Quilts of Valor group presented quilts to area veterans at the American Legion Post No. 180 in Great Bend on Friday, May 27, 2016.

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Bid awarded for Field House HVAC

A Garden City firm, Tantro Plumbing, was awarded the contract for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning renovation at the Great Bend High School Field ...

April 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


College sees big savings with Canvas system

A new learning management system for online courses at Barton Community College will cost at least $300,000 less than the current system while providing ...

April 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Endowment Concert raises funds for scholarships

The Barton Music Department awards 11 scholarships every year at about $1,000 each and 20 performance awards for non-music major students, which enables them ...

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


BCC trustees mull new weapons policy

Officials at Barton Community College are preparing for a change in Kansas law that will allow people to carry concealed handguns into buildings on campus ...

April 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Exiting the stage

After conducting more than 400 concerts and directing 45 musicals over his 38-year career, Barton Community College Vocal Instructor Vern Fryberger is ready to step ...

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


Law enforcement seeking rape suspect

The Barton County Sheriff's office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Cory Little who is wanted on a rape charge in Barton ...

April 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tax sale payments coming in

The Barton County Treasurer's Office is receiving payments for properties included in this year's tax sale, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra reported. There are ...

April 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

April 27, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS Speech qualifies 4 to Nationals

The Great Bend High School Speech Team hosted the West Kansas District National Qualifying Speech Tournament on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22.

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


Clean up

BY RUSSELL EDEM

April 26, 2017 | BY RUSSELL EDEM | Local News


GBCF provides online Wish List for charitable causes

In her role as director of development for Sunflower Diversified Services, Connie Oetken decided to take advantage of a new service at the Golden Belt ...

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


BCC addresses poor nursing scores

A report on how Barton Community College instills "Work Preparedness" in students shows only 44 percent of last year's nursing students passed the state ...

April 26, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drug Take Back event set for Saturday

Barton County residents with expired medication are invited to dispose of unwanted pills and patches this Saturday during national Drug Take Back Day. Items can ...

April 26, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Olmitz fun day Saturday

OLMITZ -- Olmitz' volunteer fire department is hosting the second annual day of fun at Olmitz, from 11 a.m to midnight on Saturday, April 29 ...

April 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Extending a lifeline

Barton Community College's Nursing Associate Degree Program has been awarded full accreditation through 2022 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) as ...

April 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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