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Shafer Art Gallery calling on photographers for juried exhibit

Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery will host a juried art show titled "Exposure Time 3" in January and is encouraging photographers to enter. Awards of $100 will be given to winners in three categories and there will be one $200 "Juror's Award." There is no entry fee. A total of three works can be submitted. The deadline to enter is Jan. 8.

December 07, 2015 | | Local News

County to upgrade link used for court appearances

For over 10 years, the county has used a direct fiber link between the Barton County Sheriff's Office and the District Court for first appearance hearings. Not only does this reduce the possibility of escape or an unfavorable interaction with the public, this also reduces stress on staff.

December 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Receive the Gift of Music from the GBHS Bands on Monday

Band members will give the gift of music to everyone at 8 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School Gym. Ensembles performing will be the GBHS Jazz, Junior Varsity and Varsity Bands.

December 06, 2015 | | Local News

Shop With A Cop

December 05, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Street repairs to begin in Great Bend

Venture Corporation will begin repairs to McKinley from 24th Street to 17th Street on Monday Dec. 7. Weather permitting and they should be finished by Wednesday Dec. 9.

December 05, 2015 | | Local News

CVB changes on council agenda Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes a public hearing for unsafe structures at 1318 and 1324 Kansas, amendments to the Convention and Tourism Board ordinance and a letter of support for the transload facility project.

December 05, 2015 | | Local News

Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes: proposals for auditing, janitorial, pest control and trash collection; an upgrade to the fiber-optic link between the Barton County Jail and the courthouse; and the appointment of special deputy coroners.

December 05, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for December 4, 2015

Great Bend Police

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

GBRC Santa’s Workshop Monday

The 19th Annual Santa's Workshop has been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 7, from 6–8 p.m. in the City Auditorium. Please enter thru the doors located on the southwest corner of the auditorium.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

Dress Down the Town a real hit

The second-annual Dress Down the Town Nov. 18 was a success for the United Way of Central Kansas, said Julie Bugner Smith, UWCK executive director. The number of business participating was down slightly from last year, but over $1,600 was raised to help support the Literacy Kits that will be distributed to pre-K students in Barton and Pawnee Counties.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

Ellinwood City Council to discuss traffic fines Tuesday

The Ellinwood City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at the city office, 104 E. 2nd, to discuss a new fine schedule for standard traffic offences and review cereal malt beverage applications.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

USD 431 Hoisington Board of Education to decide on Chromebooks

Hoisington's school board will meet Monday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the district office, 165 W. 3rd, where they will discuss where to invest bond proceeds for highest return. Action is expected on a bid to purchase new Chromebooks. Two executive sessions have been requested for the purpose of discussing personnel, one certified and one transportation.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

Pawnee Rock City Council to discuss truck issue Monday

On Monday at 7 p.m. the Pawnee Rock City Council will meet at the city office, 508 Center St., to discuss formation of a work committee to find solutions to problem of semi-trucks parking on city streets, which has led to ongoing and extensive damage and noise complaints. Discussion about changes to election schedules will also be conducted. No actions are expected on either topic.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

Shooting in Barton County

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Dec. 3, at approximately 10:35 p.m. two subjects arrived at the Barton County Jail to report a battery.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS Honor Band

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

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Gas prices continue to decline

As of this past weekend, Topeka was ranked 15th for the least expensive gas price average in the metro areas around the nation at $2 ...

October 26, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Larned meeting to provide Medicare help

LARNED – Medicare and Medicare Part D will be the topics of a meeting set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Welcome Inn ...

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Citizenship classes start Tuesday

A new series of free citizenship classes starts Tuesday, Nov. 1, in room 208 of the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main, Great Bend.

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC Music Dept. to host free instrumental concert

Barton Community College's Prairie Winds Concert Band will present a fall concert featuring music from around the world at 7:30 p.m. Thursday ...

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

KBI: Check for offenders before Halloween

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation advises parents to check online for registered offenders in their neighborhoods and areas their children plan to trick-or-treat, prior to ...

October 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Langford named warden of Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility

LARNED – Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood announced Wednesday that Don Langford has been named warden of the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility.

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A steady stream of voters flowed through the Barton County clerk's second-floor courthouse office Wednesday afternoon. They stood at the black machines casting their ...

October 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBHS debate places first

Three Great Bend High School debate teams competed at the TMP debate tournament in Hays on Saturday. In the novice division, Darian Harbaugh placed first ...

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Student reports on her 'Barton Experience'

Barton Community College trustees heard one student's "Barton Experience" when Keanna Craig addressed the board Tuesday evening.

October 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Hoisington council rejects election ordinance

HOISINGTON - What two weeks ago appeared to be a done deal, the decision to have half the council be elected at-large and half by district ...

October 25, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Health department gives thousands of flu shots

The Barton County Health Department has given over 2,000 flu shots since September, plus another 2,000 so far this month, Health Director Shelly ...

October 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBHS football ticket sales

Great Bend will host Topeka West at 7 p.m. on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Reserved seating is no longer available as all remaining games ...

October 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Window breaking happening throughout the city

Great Bend has seen its share of criminal damage, but as of lately there has been a rash of window breaking in the city starting ...

October 25, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Nature educator explains animal sounds

Jean Aycock from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will explain the meanings of some animal sounds during a free Stop N' Learn program hosted by ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Trick or Treat

One hundred twenty children received Halloween buckets and costumes this past Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library's costume giveaway, according to Kiwanis President ...

October 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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