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Commission to hold budget hearing

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the budget hearing, approval of the 2017 budget and the service agreement with Southwest Developmental Services Inc.

August 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chase High School senior latest addition to Hoisington EMS squad

HOISINGTON - Andrea Aguilera is a senior at Chase High School. She learned that the Hoisington Emergency Medical Services offers opportunities for volunteer EMTs through a friend while she was attending emergency medical technician training at Barton Community College during her second semester of her junior year. After she completed her training, she took her practical boards in June.

August 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


What’s all the buzz?

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, disease-toting mosquitoes take to the sky.

August 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City receives compliment, clean inspection

The Great Bend City Council heard to tidbits of good news about the community when it met Monday night.

August 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Former Great Bend bank employee indicted for embezzling over $73,600

KANSAS CITY, Kan - A former employee of a bank in Great Bend was indicted Wednesday on a charge of embezzling more than $73,600, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said Thursday morning.

August 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo news: ANIMAL TRAINING

Ashley Burdick's hand was just inches from a leopard's face Tuesday, but the keeper at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo was not concerned.

August 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School budget ready for approval

The mill levy collected from property owners in Great Bend USD 428 shouldn't change much at all for 2016-2017, school administrators said Wednesday. The actual tax rate for 2015-2016 was 45.866 mills, and the estimated tax rate for the proposed budget is 45.834 mills.

August 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


HOISINGTON SELECTED AS A PATHWAYS TO A HEALTHY KANSAS COMMUNITY

HOISINGTON- Clara Barton Hospital and the City of Hoisington learned it is one of eight communities in Kansas recently selected as a grantee in the largest community grant program ever funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.

August 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Council OKs additional street improvements for 2016

Better streets have long been a goal of the Great Bend City Council and to this end, it approved additional Street Work for 2016 when it met Monday night.

August 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MARSHALL WINS IN UPSET

A weary, yet ecstatic Roger Marshall could hardly find the words Monday night to describe how he felt following his upset primary victory over incumbent First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp.

August 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kruckenberg grabs another term on County Commission

It was another home run for Kruckenberg.

August 03, 2016 | By Jim Misunas Russell Edem | Local News


Lewis will serve District 113 again

In Barton County, the only contested race for Kansas House of Representatives was for the 113th District, which includes Southeastern Barton County and Stafford County, as well as parts of Rice and Pawnee counties. Two hours after the polls closed and preliminary results were reported, it was becoming clear that Greg Lewis, R-St. John would win.

August 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Taylor wins primary for Kansas Senate Dist. 33 nomination

Mary Jo Taylor was the winner Tuesday in the race to become the Republican nominee in November for the 33rd Senate District of Kansas. At 11:20 p.m., with 185 of 190 precincts reporting their final unofficial results to the Kansas Secretary of State's Office, she had 7,115 votes, compared to 6,521 for Larry Salmans, giving her 52 percent of that total.

August 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Health Department prepping for start of school

The start of the 2016-17 school year is fast approaching and Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said the Health Department is gearing up for the occasion.

August 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo improvements coming

Although just in the preliminary stages, changes are coming to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo following action by the City Council Monday night.

August 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Zoo news: Make reservations for Wine in the Wild

Reservations are being taken for Wine in the Wild, hosted by the Great Bend Zoological Society and presented by Nex-Tech and the City of Great ...

August 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County Health Department flu shots begin

Barton County Health Department will begin administering vaccines to prevent influenza for area residents on Monday, Sept. 19, during regular business hours on a walk-in ...

August 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rozel semi driver injured in Rice County

The driver of a semitrailer was injured Wednesday morning in Rice County, 3 miles west of Bushton on K-4.

August 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Labor Day Weekend program planned at Fort Larned

FORT LARNED - Along with the regular lineup of living history programs and demonstrations, Fort Larned National Historic Site will offer a special program about George ...

August 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County OKs new radio towers

Midwest Energy was given the go-ahead Monday morning to proceed with a plan to bolster its communications after the Barton County Commission approved conditional use ...

August 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Planning commission stays busy

According to Barton County Environmental Manager Judy Goreham, there have been six public hearings for various zoning-related issues over the summer months, with another one ...

August 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


More rain likely this week

Around Great Bend, residents reported rainfall amounts of anywhere from 2.5 to 6 inches on Monday. Several people reported getting about 3 inches of ...

August 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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


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