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Oxford House donation

Brent Hanson and Amber Richter with Great Bend Regional Hospital, at right, present a check and nonperishable supplies donated by hospital employees to Jason Cavender, third from right, executive director for the new Oxford House for men that opened in Great Bend on Feb. 1. Also pictured are several current residents and alumni of the Oxford House program, which provides a safe place and a supportive network for recovering drug addicts. A second Oxford House for women is scheduled to open on March 1. The organization will host an open house at 1614 Morton on Saturday, Feb. 27. Like their ...

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


Repurposed exhibit: Shafer Gallery to host reception

Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery will host an opening reception for its "Repurposed" exhibit from 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 26 in the Shafer Gallery. The exhibit will feature the sophisticated cardboard constructions of Jessie Montes and "Heidegger's Ghost," a visual essay concerning the themes of ontology, New York City and personal vision by Scott Thein.

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


Good times remembered

Photos taken Feb. 20, 2016, at the 94th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development.

February 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


First-ever Legacy Award goes to Yowell

During the 94th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Skip Yowell was posthumously recognized as the first recipient of the Legacy Award for putting Great Bend on the map through lifelong advocacy for the outdoor industry and for proudly hailing his roots in Great Bend wherever he went.

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


Hiss recognized as NexGen Leader

During the 94th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Matt Hiss was recognized as the 2015 NextGen Leader of the Year for his impressive efforts to give back to the Great Bend community. This award program was launched in 2013 as a joint project of the organization's board of directors and the Barton County Young Professionals Group to recognize up-and-coming leaders for their volunteer service.

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


Community pride earns Johnson Citizen of the Year

Of the 50 years that Sunflower Diversified Services has been serving people with developmental disabilities, Jim Johnson has been at the helm for 42. For his diligent work advocating for an underserved portion of the area population, Johnson received the 2015 Citizen of the Year Award from the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development.

February 20, 2016 | Nick Grubbe | Local News


Soaring High: Eagle Media Center is business of year

Impressive year-on-year growth and a commitment to the Great Bend community are two reasons the Eagle Media Center was recognized with the 2015 Business of the Year award, Saturday night at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development's Annual Meeting & Banquet.

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


Proposed overtime changes could cost BCC $900,000

Trustees of Barton Community College will learn about the impact of a proposed change in employee overtime by the U.S. Department of Labor during the BCC Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The board will meet at 4 p.m. in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

February 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Wichita Art Museum to celebrate Micheaux

WICHITA - Wichita Art Museum will celebrate filmmaker Oscar Micheaux with an event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.

February 20, 2016 | | 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 a Liberty Township Board resignation and appointment, an update on the Great Bend Tribune's Golden Belt Veterans Memorial update and a proclamation honoring FFA Week.

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


JUSTICE BYPASSED

If you've committed a crime in Barton County, you can bypass justice by pressing the County Attorney for a plea agreement. You're pretty much guaranteed you'll get it. That's the message many victims are receiving when it comes to prosecuting thieves who have burglarized them in this county.

February 18, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Roxanne Rich spreads word on women’s heart issues, St. Rose care

Roxanne Rich knew something was wrong. She thought maybe she was just too stressed out and her body was telling her to slow down.

February 18, 2016 | | Local News


St. Rose Health Center blood screenings set for Feb. 27

St. Rose Health Center staff members and volunteers will be on hand from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 for the next blood screenings. The public is encouraged to attend the walk-in event.

February 18, 2016 | | Local News


School board meets with attorneys

The Barton County Sheriff's Office was at the ready when the Great Bend USD 428 school board met Thursday.

February 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Burglary suspect caught

According to the Great Bend Police Department at 3 a.m. on Monday units were dispatched to the 1400 block of 12th Street, in reference to a lady reporting she heard noises in her backyard, near her garage.

February 18, 2016 | | Local News


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'Barton County's Got Flavor' tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for "Barton County's Got Flavor," a fundraiser for the area Habitat for Humanity.

January 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Silver Haired Legislature taking applications

The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature is seeking older Kansans with an interest in politics and public policy. Anyone who is at least 60 years old ...

January 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hiss Sherman Wealth Management and Behrends Tax and Accounting Solutions, LLC

January 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wanted: Volunteers for county boards, commissions

Barton County needs a few good volunteers, Barton County Commission Assistant Diana Watson told commissioners Monday morning.

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pesky mice disable 911 radio tower

The Barton County Commission Monday morning ratified the purchase of replacement generator for the Susank TAC 17 communications tower. Mice destroyed the existing generator that ...

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ICE PROMPTS DISASTER LETTER

Barton County experienced serious damage from the recent ice storm and resulting ice accumulations. Countless limbs crashed to the ground, thousands of residents left without ...

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School board to review E-rate budget

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will conduct a noon luncheon meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield St. Items ...

January 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees to consider dorm makeovers

The renovation of two housing units into classroom space is on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees. Trustees will meet at ...

January 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Governor Sam Brownback announces appointments to Boards and Commissions

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced today new appointments to boards and commissions.

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting to be held Tuesday

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a ...

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC offers winter kids programs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for the winter blues – nature programs! Kids will make a shadow puppet, investigate backyard birds and become ...

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ice storm state of emergency on commission 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 a ...

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fire injures one, guts apartment

LARNED – One Larned resident was slightly injured and their second floor apartment in a downtown Larned business a total loss following a Friday afternoon fire ...

January 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned man dies in Friday afternoon crash

PAWNEE COUNTY – A Larned man died in a one-vehicle crash at around 3:30 p.m. Friday northwest of Larned in Pawnee County, the Kansas ...

January 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


King UMC prepares for annual ham & bean supper

King United Methodist Church will hold its annual ham & bean benefit supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the church, located at ...

January 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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