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Commission asks why no action taken on trashy properties

A complaint from rural Barton County resident Clarence Bieberle about a trashy property near his home north of Odin led to a harsh rebuke by the County Commission Monday morning of the County Attorney's Office and its lack of action on numerous zoning and nuisance code violations.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Community Corrections and county handbook on agenda

Among the items addressed by the Barton County Commission Monday morning was the approval of the year-end outcomes for the 21st Judicial District's Central Kansas Community Corrections. State law requires the review and approval of the Barton County Commissioners, as the administrative county for the 21st Judicial District. This has been a successful year for CKCC, Director Amy Boxberger told the commissions Monday morning.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ETCHED IN STONE

The Barton County Commission Monday morning invited the public to the long-awaited dedication of the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial's first commemorative stone The event will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission honors long-time employees

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took time to thank several employees for their years of service.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


No commission meeting this coming Monday

The Kansas Association of Counties will hold its Annual Meeting from Nov. 3-5 in Wichita, As a result, there will be no commission meeting on Monday, Nov. 2. The next meeting of the commission will be Monday, Nov. 9.

October 26, 2015 | | Local News


Bombers Baseball hosting tournament

Bombers Baseball will be hosting a wiffle ball tournament on Halloween.

October 26, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC Hosting Stop ‘N Learn session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Haunting Wildlife" on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center loctaed at 2715 18th St. This program will also be held Friday, Oct. 30, at the Sr. Center located at 2005 Kansas Ave., starting at 1 p.m. Some animals are so well camouflaged that you might think they're ghosts! Join us as we explore the sneaky, spooky world of hidden animals. Jean Aycock, KWEC Educator, will be the presenter for this program. For more information call ...

October 26, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Toddler’s life enriched through Sunflower’s early intervention program

Jennifer Forbes of Larned knew her daughter's anxiety around other people was limiting the toddler's opportunities to develop and just enjoy being a kid.

October 25, 2015 | | Local News


Here Comes the “Gov”!!!

My friend Mike Miller (Editor of the KDWP&T magazine) invited me and Sandra to a meeting last Monday night at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. That meeting was hosted by Governor Sam Brownback. The focus of the event was to get ideas for better utilizing and promoting the Cheyenne Bottoms as the major resting place for the shore birds, waterfowl and Whooping Cranes as related to tourism, birding, hunting and photography. It was not political in any way that I could discern. Mr. Boeckman discussed the roads into and out of the Bottoms that we all agree need some ...

October 25, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Local cancer center to host event for lung cancer survivors

Heartland Cancer Center of Great Bend, along with oncologists, Dr. Claudia Perez-Tamayo, Dr. Thomas John Hegarty, Dr. Mark Fesen and Dr. Greg Nanney, will host the national event, Shine a Light on Lung Cancer, to acknowledge lung cancer patients, survivors and passed loved ones. The event will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 2, in the lobby of Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland Street in Great Bend. Attendees will hear from Oncology specialists, lung cancer survivors and have the opportunity to reflect on the impact lung cancer has made in their lives. In addition, there will ...

October 25, 2015 | | Local News


More Halloween pics

October 24, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Goblins and ghouls fill the streets of Great Bend

Everything from goblins to super heroes were in Jack Kilby Square on Saturday, for the Kiwanis Halloween Parade.

October 24, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


City of Ellinwood to consider purchase of 104 N. Main at special meeting Monday

The Ellinwood City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday night in a special meeting to consider an agreement to purchase property. The owners of the property at 104 N. Main, Mark and Cassie Batchman, contacted city staff regarding a proposal to sell the property to the City. Staff has negotiated a proposed contract for Council's consideration for the purchase of the property.

October 23, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council to review progress on Railroad property

Monday night, the Hoisington City Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the city offices to discuss several items of new business, and receive an update on progress with the clean up of the property located at 122 E. Railroad, owned by parents of family representatives Kevin Linsner and Todd and Robin Linsner, and currently subject to city condemnation.

October 23, 2015 | | Local News


UWCK kickin’ it casually

Wednesday, Nov. 18, is National Philanthropy Day, and the United Way of Central Kansas is taking it very casually, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith said. The UWCK is sponsoring the second-annual Dress Down the Town benefit to raise funds for the 2016 campaign.

October 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

September 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Community Concert Association Presents David Burnham’s Broadway

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present David Burnham showcasing his roles from Broadway musicals including "Wicked," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct ...

September 26, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Pafford serves Barton County Detention Center as full-time deputy

When Cyril Pafford reports for work, he passes through a few locked doors on his way to a dimly lit room that passersby cannot see ...

September 26, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


City to start flushing fire hydrants Monday

The City of Great Bend Water Division of Public Works Department will begin flushing the city's fire hydrants on Monday, Water Superintendent Joseph Tracy ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC students win awards at state fair

Two Barton Community College students earned awards in the Fine Arts Competition for professional photography and painting at the Kansas State Fair.

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


AG Derek Schmidt announces grants for Great Bend organization

A Great Bend organization has been awarded more than $72,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Young Democrats to host debate watch

Barton Community College Young Democrats Club will hold a presidential debate watch party at 8 p.m. Monday in the college Library's Cavanaugh Room ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Children ready to meet 'Ivan'

Great Bend elementary students received copies of the children's novel "The One and Only Ivan" on Friday. These books are theirs to take home ...

September 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drop in government jobs fuels jobless rate increase

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September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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