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Collapsing house to be razed

There will be on fewer eyesore dotting Great Bend streets after the City Council deemed a dilapidated house at 2545 Seventh St. as "unsafe and dangerous" and authorized it to be razed.

November 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Construction update

The work to replace the native stone bridge three miles north of Beaver will begin on Monday, November 14th. The contractor will set up the signs and barricades and Barton County forces will begin demolition of the bridge. NE 60 Avenue will be closed between NE 210 Road and NE 220 Road for approximately two months. Reece Construction Company will construct the new reinforced concrete box culvert and Barton County crews will finish the grading work and place the asphalt for the roadway.

November 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


THE NUMBERS LOOK GOOD

The boxes were being unpacked, the voting machines were being stored and a weary Barton County election staff was recovering from a grueling 2016 general election Tuesday.

November 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Covered Events Center walkway to be removed.

The Great Bend City Council wants to do what it can to separate the city-owned Events Center and the neighboring Parkside Hotel and Convention Center. To this end, the council Monday night authorized the removal of a covered walkway connecting the two buildings.

November 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood council to sell building by sealed bid

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council put off for a second time the sale of the city-owned Main Street building to Wolf Hotel owner Chris McCord. He and Chris Batchman had made competing written offers which were announced at the October city council meeting.

November 09, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Knights of Columbus chili/chicken noodle soup supper

The Great Bend Knights of Columbus will hold its annual chili and chicken noodle soup supper on Thursday, Nov. 10. The come-and-go meal will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Columbus Club, 723 Main. Take-out meals will be available. Tickets are available at the door.

November 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS play tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the Great Bend High School fall play, "Murder is Bad, But Monday Can Kill You." Play times are 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

November 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chili cook-off moves to bandshell

The location of Saturday's Charity Chili Cook-off for Sunflower Diversified Services Diversified has moved to the bandshell area of the Barton County Courthouse Square. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 12.

November 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commissioners re-elected

Two Barton County Commissioners were re-elected Tuesday. With no opponents on the ballot, Republicans Homer Kruckenberg and Don Davis won easily, although Kruckenberg did face a write-in opponent in Sharon Wondra.

November 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Elementary school build on target for completion

HOISINGTON - Monday night, the USD 431 Board of Education received an update from Nabholz Construction Rep. Mickey Starkey that he said should put their minds at ease. He handed out copies of the milestone schedule agreed upon at the beginning of the project to each board member. He noted that while the build was behind schedule in one area, steel construction, it is well ahead of schedule in another, drywalling. According to the schedule, drywalling was expected to begin in February, but according to the revised schedule, it will actually begin during the first or second week of December.

November 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


MR. MARSHALL GOES TO WASHINGTON

Roger Marshall was attending a Republican election night watch party Tuesday at the Great Bend home of Kip and Kelly Spray when he learned he had won his bid to represent the First Congressional District.

November 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


EGS students hold mock election

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School students participated in a school-wide election Tuesday. While their parents might remember similar election day events from their youth, putting marks on a paper ballot and dropping them in a box, thier offspring took part in a more high-tech experience.

November 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


TAYLOR HEADING TO TOPEKA

Tuesday, District 33 elected Republican Mary Jo Taylor of Stafford to represent them for the next four years. She had a decisive win over Democrat Matt Bristow of Ellinwood after a race that would be defined by the decidedly respectful tone taken by both candidates took towards one another.

November 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sterling students bring “Garden” to life

The Irish term "wick" refers to something that appears lifeless but in fact has a spark of life within it. "Wick" also happens to be one of the most rousing, upbeat songs in the Broadway musical "The Secret Garden" which Sterling High School Theatre will present at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 and 12, in the school's theatre.

November 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kilby Square renovations to start by Thanksgiving

If all goes as planned, Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend will have a new look come next spring.

November 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Safer signs cropping up around county

Work on the High Risk Rural Roads signing project continues, according to information from Barton County Engineer Barry McManaman presented at the Barton County Commission ...

December 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mother Nature dampens shootout

When it came to the rain-soaked fourth-annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout, organizers told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that they played the cards ...

December 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 board meets with attorney

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education met behind closed doors for more than two hours Monday evening at the District Education Center. A ...

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 BOE SPECIAL MEETING HELD

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education called a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening for discussion of personnel.

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Santa's Workshop

Hundreds of children visited Santa's Workshop, Monday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium.

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veterans rep to visit Great Bend

A Veterans Service representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p ...

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Car hits dead deer in Russell County

RUSSELL COUNTY A dead deer on K-18 caused two vehicles to collide at 5:41 p.m. Sunday on K-18 in Russell County, 3.6 ...

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS Debate places 1st

The Great Bend High School debate team competed at the a Gusta High School Invitational Debate Tournament on Saturday. All three teams competed in the ...

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


If snow comes, county, KDOT crews ready

Winter may arrive this week, according to the National Weather Service. Patchy snow is likely Wednesday morning, made worse by north winds gusting up to ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New stop signs to pop up in county

Comments from Barton County residents expressing safety concerns about two rural intersections prompted the County Commission Monday morning to approve the installation of stop signs ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetlands wonderland

Fluffy flakes of snow were falling on Cheyenne Bottoms when the Kansas Wetlands Education Center opened its doors Saturday morning, but it only added to ...

December 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


November Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Deck the Halls safely this holiday season

As the holidays approach, Great Bend residents are becoming increasingly excited about adorning their homes for the season. However, these decorations, as beautiful as they ...

December 03, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department awarded grant funding

The Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $5,992 grant through the Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Program administered by the Office ...

December 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OPEC deal could trigger gas price hikes

It came just in time for the holiday driving season.

December 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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