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Council honors D.A.R.E. essay winners

The Great Bend City Council and the Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Eduction program Monday night recognized 12 Great Bend fifth-grade students for writing outstanding essays as a part of the 2018 second semester D.A.R.E. classes.

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood Rec Commission activities

The Ellinwood Recreation Commission will be adding hands on activity classes this summer taught by Bailey Baird. Classes will be for ages Kindergarten to 6th grade.

May 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Land purchase voids need to replace bridge

Noting it was cheaper than replacing the condemned bridge over the Lischevsky Ditch east of Great Bend, the Great Bend City Council Monday night purchased property that would allow access to farm land that would otherwise have been isolated.

May 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by The Center for Counseling and Consultation at The Center's Community Based Services Facility, 1225 Patton Road, at 9 a.m. Thursday. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. Host will be Shelly Peacock with greeters Chelsea Kaundart and Tiffany Schoendaler. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Howe at McCracken Public Library

The McCracken Public Library will host Priscilla Howe, professional storyteller and puppeteer, at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 1, in the community building.

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


One injured in motorcycle crash

The driver of a motorcycle was seriously injured in a collision with a pickup Saturday afternoon at the intersection of 10th and Frey in Great Bend.

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A new and improved Kids’ Fishing Day scheduled for Quivira June 2

Enjoy the outdoors with the whole family with a fishing trip to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge during the annual Kids' Fishing Day on Saturday, June 2.

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Speed limits slowed at N. Washington, 30 Rd

The Barton County Commission slowed things down Monday morning as it established a speed Limit of 45 miles per hour on portions of North Washington Avenue north of 30 Road, as well as on 30 Road at an intersection that was the scene of a crash that killed 18-year-old Shealee A. Stover on April 17.

May 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Memorial Day closings announced

Barton County business offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the County Landfill will also be closed that day. Emergency services will be in normal operation.

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


The Great Minigrant Reveal

The Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation recently awarded $15,633.49 in minigrants to educators in local schools. The Foundation awarded 27 minigrants ranging from less than $100 more than $1,500. In addition, the foundation funded three projects that did not meet the specific requirements for minigrants, bringing the total financial contribution to nearly $17,000.

May 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton GED Orientation Classes begin May 21

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon begin its nine-week GED Preparation Class. Students must attend all orientation classes May 21-24, and the first day of class May 29. Failure to attend all five days will result in removal of the student from the program. The center is located at 1025 Main St. in Great Bend.

May 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School sidewalks on summer project list

Sidewalks outside every school in Great Bend USD 428 will be replaced this summer, Superintendent Khris Thexton said.

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned High School graduation photos

Fort Larned USD 495 celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2018 on Saturday, May 19.

May 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hats off to Class of 2018

updated on May 22, 2018

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin City Council to discuss funding for new building for fire department

CLAFLIN - Mayor Mike Urban and members of the city council will meet on Wednesday, May 23, to further discuss the topic of an additional structure needed by Fire District No. 1. The topic was an agenda item at the regular May 14 meeting. According to Urban, equipment is currently housed in a variety of locations including the shed at the old grade school in Claflin. The district is replacing equipment, and wants to build a new building that is spacious enough to consolidate all the equipment in one location. Council person Doug Hubbard is currently collecting estimates for various sizes ...

May 20, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Waterline project ahead of schedule

Sure, the ongoing Great Bend waterline replacement project seems to be dragging on, leaving gaping holes in streets and snarling traffic. But, the City Council ...

June 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission backs recycling efforts

Barton County's recycling efforts and the need to extend the County Landfill's lifespan were on the minds of Barton County commissioners Monday morning.

June 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Women for Kansas to show documentary

The documentary, "Merchants of Doubt," will be shown during the Women for Kansas Barton County Chapter at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at ...

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Long days of harvest in full swing

Wheat harvest is underway in Barton and Pawnee counties with reports of average bushels being harvested.

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Musical petting zoo planned

On Thursday, the Great Bend City Band in conjunction with A440 and the Great Bend Public Library, will co-host an "Instrument Petting Zoo."

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Plains State Bank to host weekly Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Plains State Bank, 800 Coolidge Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Another Bailey

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Police Sgt. Chance Bailey attended the Ellinwood City Council meeting on June 12, where, following a 10 minute executive session, he was recommended ...

June 19, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Marking historical roots

Great Bend Rotarian Pat Cale told the City Council Monday night the unique but stately 70-plus-year-old ginkgo tree at the north end of the Barton ...

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff’s Office watching intersection north of Great Bend

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told the Barton County Commission Monday morning his deputies have been running selective enforcement at the North Washington/30 Road ...

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A dose of reality

It's been a bitter pill to swallow, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told county commissioners Monday morning.

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Printmaking, a many-layered art form, Morgan explains

BY VERONICA COONS

June 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City water quality report available

The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2017 is now available, said Utilities Superintendent, Michael Bader. However, the brochure will ...

June 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

June 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood moving ahead with community improvements

ELLINWOOD - The city council meeting held Monday night included several meaningful discussion that showed progress towards transformation into a 21st century visitor-friendly community.

June 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


They’re at it again

Just like wheat harvest and high temperatures, the Barton County Road and Bridge Departments annual ritual of working on county blacktops is a rite of ...

June 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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