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Almost time to party in the park

Everyone loves a great party and right here in Great Bend there is a party planned for this weekend. That's right, it is time for Party In the Park and it will be held at Veterans Park this Saturday.

August 12, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBHS marching band to welcome teachers, staff

When employees of Great Bend USD 428 attend their Back to School Celebration next Monday, nearly 100 students should already be there.

August 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


UWCK names campaign co-chairs

United Way of Central Kansas has announced the campaign co-chairs for the 2017 campaign, said UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith.

August 11, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Foundation’s Big Benefit Auction ticket sales end Monday

Tickets for the Barton Community College Foundation's 38th Annual Big Benefit Auction themed "A Political Party" are available now until Monday, Aug. 15. The event is Aug. 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Great Bend. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Foundation office, 620-786-1136 or by sending an email to capec@bartonccc.edu.

August 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


College completes extensive program review

A review of programs at Barton Community College shows business courses generate the most credit hours on campus and a good deal of income. In a presentation to the BCC Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Vice President Robin Garrett also mentioned at least one program that may be phased out in the future.

August 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood City Council approves 2017 budget

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council met Monday night, and began the meeting with a brief public hearing of the 2017 budget which was published earlier in the Ellinwood Leader. The mill levy will remain virtually the same as last year, City Attorney Bob Peter summarized. No public comments, so the hearing was closed. Ken Lebbin moved to approve the budget, seconded by Kirk Clawson. The council approved the budget unanimously.

August 10, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Waterpark season ends Sunday

Sunday is the final day that the Wetlands Water Park at Great Bend will be open for public swimming this year. Weather permitting, the pool is open daily from 12:30-5:30 p.m.

August 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Three Padens in law enforcement

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one story in a series of articles about local law-enforcement officers.

August 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces Summer Grant recipients

Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the July competitive grant cycle and awarded a total of $11,569. The foundation supports programs or projects that are innovative, collaborative, proactive, measurable and sustainable.

August 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Patrol to hold enforcement aimed at reducing fatality crashes

This weekend, troopers across the state of Kansas will be mobilizing for a statewide RAVE (Roving Aggressive Violation Enforcement) to address the increase in fatal crashes. The enforcement will be held Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13.

August 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tickets available for Sunflower’s pancake dinner

The flipping of the cakes is on the agenda again this year to benefit people with developmental disabilities and delays who rely on Sunflower Diversified Services.

August 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Hoisington Council appoints VanBrimmer as new president

HOISINGTON - As part of the reorganization of the council, in the wake of former Council President Brian Wilborn stepping down in July, the council elected a new president Monday evening. Karen VanBrimmer, the senior councilwoman, was nominated by Michael Aylward and the nomination seconded by Chris Smith, and with the approval of the rest of the council, minus Carrol Nather who was absent, she will serve as president for the rest of the year.

August 09, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


ALL HANDS ON

HOISINGTON - Habitat for Humanity: Barton County Area began work on the property located at 322 E. 6th Street. Work days are being scheduled for the following dates: Aug 13, 20, 27, Sept. 3, 10. The organization was granted two lots in the city of Hoisington to help alleviate a shortage of housing that has concerned the community for several years. Through mostly volunteer efforts and donations, the group is able to provide people a hand up, rather than a hand out when it comes to becoming homeowners. The local group was organized in 2001. They partner with families to build ...

August 09, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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


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Veterans awarded Quilts of Valor

The Golden Plains Quilts of Valor awarded quilts to 14 veterans on Aug. 26, 2016, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend.

August 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ft. Larned 'Picnic' photos

Here are more photos taken Saturday at the 'Picinic in the Park' at the Fort Larned National Historic Site.

August 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend and Barton County under flood warning Monday evening

The drive home for many in Great Bend Monday evening was a wet one. At 4:38 p.m., Barton County Dispatch reported the National ...

August 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KS Supreme Court Judges to visit Great Bend

Two members of the Kansas Supreme Court will stop by the Barton County Courthouse next week, District Judge Mike Keeley said.

August 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A BIG DANCE

The 2016 campaign to sand and chip seal blacktop roads in Barton County is underway, Road and Bridge Department Director Dale Phillips told the County ...

August 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Ellinwood Hospital Foundation at Grove Park Golf Club in Ellinwood, at 9:30 a ...

August 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Shafer Gallery 'Friends & Acquaintances'

The Shafer Art Gallery has chosen to highlight local talent in its next exhibit, the Barton County Arts Council Friends and Acquaintances Art Festival, in ...

August 29, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Keith Bear to visit Hoisington

HOISINGTON - Native American storyteller and musician Keith Bear plans to visit Hoisington's elementary schools for five days at the end of September.

August 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County offices to close, commission to meet Tuesday due to Labor Day

County business offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. The Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the ...

August 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Taking the next step

Taking the next step in emergency communications, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a memorandum of agreement with Kansas 911 Coordinating Council for Next ...

August 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


PRAIRIE PICNIC

PAWNEE COUNTY - Staff and volunteers at Fort Larned National Historic Site celebrated the National Park Service's 100th birthday on Saturday by recalling life at ...

August 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teen injured in Stafford County rollover

STAFFORD COUNTY - One Stafford teenager was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital and another was possibly injured in a rollover accident Thursday evening in Stafford ...

August 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Free State Park Day encourages healthy outdoor recreation

When you get your body moving outdoors, it's beneficial for your health and well-being. A great way to enjoy healthy fresh-air exercise is to ...

August 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Monarch Mania to be held at Quivira

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is presenting Monarch Mania, a special event to be held on Saturday, Sept. 17. This free event runs from 9 a ...

August 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


US-281 Highway in Hoisington closing for annual Labor Day celebration

Starting Sept. 1 through Sept. 6, the City of Hoisington will begin a permitted road closing of US-281 Highway from Reference Post 114 to Reference ...

August 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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