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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 in the Kansas County Safety Dividend Group with EMC Insurance Companies, making the six-year dividend total over $136,000.

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 national athletic conference agrees.

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 will be Marty Steinert with greeters Pete Schartz and Terry Lewis. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

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, Oct. 2. It will be available in later October or early November. These orders must be prepaid. For additional information call Doris Reile at 620-791-7314.

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 Bus has been a part of the fundraising efforts, led by United Way of Central Kansas, for over five years and helps to provide much needed items for their 23 Community Partners in Ellinwood, Great Bend, Hoisington and Larned," said UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith. "UWCK Board member Dianne Call, along with Kay Wilbur volunteer their time to organize this event, and then sort all the items and divide them out for each of 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 55 parcels remain, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra told the County Commission Monday morning.

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 a news release from the Great Bend Police Department.

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. 5, to act on a zoning change request that will allow the cooperative to build new storage bunks at Pawnee Rock.

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 said he is not ready to completely retire.

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 Award, a state award for outstanding new teachers. The program recognizes exemplary first-year teachers who perform in a way that distinguishes them as outstanding.

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, Sept. 27, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

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 will share information regarding the academic programs and school improvements at Riley.

September 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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WorkFit program saves county money

Noting it is money well spent, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the continuation of the agreement for physical capacity profile testing with WorkFit.

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council fills key city vacancies

It was a busy night Monday for the Great Bend City Councils as it filled several key positions left vacant recently as fallout from the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs revamped financial controls

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an updated resolution outlining how the county manages accounts with financial institutions, a change that also revamps the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Auditions set for ‘Funny Money’

Great Bend Community Theatre will conduct auditions for "Funny Money," a hilarious situational comedy by Ray Clooney. Those interested just need to come by the ...

September 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect claimed to be federal agent

A Marion County man suspected of stealing a car Saturday in Great Bend told police he was a federal agent, according to reports from the ...

September 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


StoryWalk

Reading a children's book does not usually involve much physical activity, unless the book is part of a StoryWalk.

September 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

September 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend tackles drop in ACT scores

Great Bend High School has seen its ACT Scores creeping downward in the last five year years, Superintendent Khris Thexton told the school board this ...

September 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Potato Bar returns Sunday Sept. 17

RUSH CENTER - The Walnut Valley Senior Center will offer monthly a Potato Bar on the third Sunday of the month from September through May of ...

September 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned Homecoming Parade

Larned High School's Homecoming and the Indians' first home football game of the 2017-2018 season were Friday, Sept. 8.

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


LHS welcomes foreign exchange students

Larned High School will be host to two foreign exchange students for the 2017-2018 school year. Phurideth, or Paul, as he likes to be called ...

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Spray family plans donation to BCC

The Kip and Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center at Barton Community College is sure to bear that name until at least 2034, and another ...

September 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Algae resurfaces at Vets

Great Bend's Veterans Memorial Lake is again under a toxic blue-green algae warning, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Landmark Bancorp victim of $10M in hot checks

MANHATTAN - Manhattan-based Landmark Bancorp, holding company of Landmark National Bank in Great Bend, fell victim to $10.3 million in hot checks, the company disclosed ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Access to GBHS football games, admission fees change

Great Bend High School will play Wichita Northwest in football action at 7 p.m. Friday at GBHS's Memorial Stadium. Admission prices have changed ...

September 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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