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Sales tax passes

A ballot question that extends Great Bend's quarter-cent sales tax for 10 more years was approved Tuesday. The sales tax is used for street improvements. There were 2,130 people who voted in favor of keeping the tax. That was nearly 75 percent of the total voted. There were 724 no votes, which was slightly more than 25 percent.

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bridge replacement finally on track

It's been a long road, but a contract to replace a bridge one mile east of Great Bend on East Barton County Road was approved by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New faces on Great Bend City Council

Dan Dan the Magic Man is now Dan the city councilman.

November 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC to host Defensive Driving course

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Barton County Farm Bureau will host a Defensive Driving course from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20-21, at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th St.

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC to host ‘Winter Tree and Shrub Care’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Winter Tree and Shrub Care" on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Recreation Commission in the Burnside Room located at 1214 Stone St.

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Belt Veterans Memorial Veterans Day Program

1:30 p.m., Saturday, November 11,2017, Veterans Day

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Election polling locations listed

On Tuesday, Barton County voters will head to the polls to cast ballots in a general election featuring several city/school elections, as well as Ellinwood Hospital District and Barton Community College trustee elections. Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Search for new police chief in progress

Interim Great Bend City Administrator George Kolb told the City Council Monday night that he and the Police Chief Selection Committee has been meeting regularly and, among other things has prepared a "target" or "profile" of what the city is looking for in its next chief who will replace the resigned Clifton Couch.

November 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Broadway Avenue waterline replacement project to begin

The City of Great Bend Administration and Engineering departments would like the public to be aware of the next phase for the waterline project. This project will begin this week and consists of the water main replacement on Broadway Avenue from Main to Harrison streets.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


For two years, all seemed good

Editor's note: This is the second of two stories detailing an exclusive Great Bend Tribune interview with Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison and retired City Administrator Howard Partington. This was their first interview since the controversy between the city and now resigned Police Chief Clifton Couch erupted. This story delves into their side of the allegations Couch leveled at them.

November 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff’s first appearance set for Dec. 8

Sheriff Brian Bellendir's court appearance on a misdemeanor charge of mistreating a confined person has been set for 1 p.m. on Dec. 8 in Barton County District Court.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County announces Veterans Day closings

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Friday in observance of Veterans Day, which falls on Saturday. The Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed that day.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adoption touches many lives

Recognizing the importance of adoption, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation declaring November as National Adoption Month, Sunday as Adoption Sunday, and Saturday, Nov. 18, as National Adoption Day.

November 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Veterans invited to GBHS this Friday

Great Bend High School will honor veterans at the annual Veterans Day Public Assembly at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at the high school. Veterans are invited to attend.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Double feature tonight at BCC Planetarium

The Barton Planetarium will host a double feature showing "Dinosaur Prophecy" and "Body Code" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 in the Barton Community College Planetarium located in the Science Building.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Holiday décor, decorated homes to be on display

Xi Delta Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi's annual Holiday Décor open house is set 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Flavored ...

November 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC officials study enrollment trends

At a retreat earlier this month, Barton Community College trustees talked about the future of traditional campuses. Online education and shifts in demographics are changing ...

November 24, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS Hall of Fame

Great Bend High School has announced its 2017 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one a longtime swimming coach ...

November 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Imagination Library sparking interest in reading

United Way of Central Kansas kicked off Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Great Bend in August with much anticipation and fanfare, celebrating the children ...

November 23, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCHD confirms meningitis case

The Barton County Health Department has been notified of a confirmed case of bacterial meningitis caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. Pneumococcal meningitis is fairly ...

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


TURKEY DAY

An Eisenhower Elementary student walks past turkey artwork, last week at the school. The feathers on this bird represent individuals at the school; each contains ...

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to host holiday events

Barton Community College invites the public to celebrate the holidays with the following events:

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local teacher, student receive awards

A student and a teacher from Riley Elementary School received awards on Tuesday for all their hard work this school year.

November 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton celebrates inmate success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Barton Community College, Ellsworth Correctional Facility and the Kansas Department of Corrections highlighted the success of about 140 inmates who have taken the initiative to ...

November 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Thanksgiving a popular holiday

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims - early settlers of Plymouth Colony - held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event ...

November 22, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


THANK YOU SANTA, MRS. CLAUS

Randy and Sandy Smith, who portrayed Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas in Great Bend for decades, will serve as the grand marshals for the ...

November 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Giving Tuesday is Nov. 28

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and next Tuesday is a day of giving, thanks.

November 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


VFW QUILTS OF VALOR

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 in Great Bend presented Quilts of Valor to seven veterans in November 2017.

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thanksgiving travel numbers highest in 12 years

TOPEKA – AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last ...

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ElderCare starts new Santa program in area counties

ElderCare home-services clients in eight area counties will benefit from the non-profit agency's Christmas spirit.

November 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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