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BCC Trustees hold line on tax rate

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees approved the college's 2016-2017 budget Tuesday after inviting comments or questions from the public. Hearing none, the budget was adopted. Based on valuation numbers provided by the county on June 21, it is estimated that the mill levy will be the same as the actual rate in 2014-2015, which was 33.124 mills. In 2015-2016 the rate was similar at 33.090.

August 09, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drugs and money found in standoff

A standoff between area law enforcement officers and an armed man ended peacefully Monday evening, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Robert Scheuerman, 35, of Larned, is in custody.

August 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission renews contract with SDSI

Southwest Developmental Services Inc. has served as Barton County's Community Developmental Disability Organization for many years, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.

August 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBRC to host Cutest Pet contest

Do you believe you have the cutest pet? If so, take a photo of it and turn it into the Great Bend Recreation Commission by Aug. 19, 2016.

August 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


STANDOFF ENDS IN ARREST

BARTON COUNTY - Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a vehicle at about 6:20 p.m. on SE 20 Road, about one and a half miles south of Great Bend. They believed a wanted suspect was in the vehicle, which turned out to be true. Robert Scheuerman, age 35, Larned, had a handgun and refused to surrender to officers, threatening to harm himself.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff’s Office involved in standoff

BARTON COUNTY – The Barton County Sheriff's Office is in the midst of negotiations with an armed man south of Great Bend in hopes of convincing him to surrender, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Monday night. As of 7:50 p.m. Monday, the talks were still on going.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC budget hearing is Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a public budget hearing 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Girl's leg slips into water meter hole

A girl approximately 4 years old was taken to Urgent Care at Great Bend Regional Hospital on Monday after stepping into a water meter hole on 10th Street around 1:40 p.m. Her leg was X-rayed but she did not appear to have serious injuries, according to reports.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Exhibit designer joins SFTC staff

LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum has hired Richard Lartz for a limited term position as the exhibit designer for the East Gallery renovation. Museum director Becca Hiller said it is expected to take 12-18 months to complete the work.

August 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


THE FLIP OF A COIN

Rarely is there a tie election in Barton County that must be determined by a flip of the coin. But, Monday morning, two township level primary races were decided by heads or tails.

August 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Gentiva Hospice, at Great Bend Coffee, 2015 Lakin Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Cindy Brooke and Amy Habiger. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County holds line on mill rate

Standing firm in not raising the mill levy in the face of continued revenue declines, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a budget that instead balanced by tapping into the county's reserves.

August 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKING SOME HEAT

EDITOR'S NOTE; This will be a four part series on the type of training that first responders of Barton County go through to ensure they are continuously ready to assist the public.

August 06, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


United Way of Central Kansas Stuff the Bus on the way

United Way of Central Kansas' annual Stuff the Bus campaign is just getting started, said UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith.

August 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marsh Musings

Cheyenne Bottoms is a prairie pot-hole area about 41,000 acres in size. It is divided into several different plots of ground including the KDWP marsh, the Nature Conservancy marsh, Hoisington Duck Club and some other private individual pieces of ground. You can recall the stir that occurred when a private landowner was going to drill an oil well in the basin. That is his right on his land. I don't know if he did or not-but we have never seen any ill effects if he did.

August 06, 2016 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


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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 ...

July 27, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Supporting the community

BY VERONICA COONS

July 26, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS vcoons@gbtribune.com | Local News


Residents asking about recalling council members

BY DALE HOGG

July 26, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG dhogg@gbtribune.com | Local News


Winnebago damaged by fire

A Great man may have stayed too long trying to extinguish a fire in his motor home, but he made a safe retreat with help ...

July 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Deadline approaching for Labor Day registrations

HOISINGTON - The deadline to enter children in pageants going on during Hoisington's upcoming Labor Day Weekend celebration is Monday, July 31.

July 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to replace aging boiler

The two large steam boilers that provide heat to the eight main buildings on the Barton Community College campus are now 50 years old, Vice ...

July 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton trustees approve 2 percent raises

Next year's operational budget at Barton community college will include an additional 2 percent for salaries. The college's board of trustees approved the ...

July 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington Mayor proclaims Shrine Bowl Week

HOISINGTON - With three band members and one football player from Hoisington High School selected to participate in the upcoming 2017 Shrine Bowl and Shrine Bowl ...

July 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Questions arise after police chief suspended

Following the Great Bend City Council's split decision Monday night to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay, with the potential for termination, there ...

July 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New resolution sets commission meeting time, date

It seemed like a matter of common sense, but the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution establishing a regular meeting schedule for the ...

July 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned man sentenced on meth convictions

LARNED - A Larned man has been sentenced to three years, eight months in prison for two separate drug convictions, Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett said.

July 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


St. John man injured in rollover

A St. John man was flown to Wichita via air ambulance on Monday after the semi-trailer he was driving crashed in Stafford County.

July 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honoring dedication, attitude

BY DALE HOGG

July 24, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


Council votes to suspend Chief Couch

The Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay effective immediately "with potential for termination." The decision split ...

July 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC trustees prepare to publish budget

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is expected to approve a proposed budget for publication when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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