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Scouting for food

On Oct. 29, our community will participate in Scouting for Food. Our local food banks continue to serve many families, and the need is great. Local scouts wish to help these families in need by collecting food items in the annual Scouting for Food drive.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pre-election campaign reports

On Oct. 31, treasurers for candidates running for state office, county office, political action conmlittees (PACs) and party committees will file their pre-general election campaign repmis. In addition, on Nov. 3, a report of last minute contributions will also be filed by any state or county candidate who receives any contribution in the amount of $300 or more. PACs and party committees will file daily reports starting Nov. 3 through Nov. 7, disclosing any contributions made to the committee and independent expenditures made by the committee in the amount of $300 or more. All state candidate, PACs and party committees ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned Police report

Oct. 20

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission backs Sunflower’s transportation grant request

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a letter supporting Sunflower Diversified Services' application for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant applications. The funds would be used to continue the operation of the General Public Transportation System.

October 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Deer-vehicle collision sends two to Clara Barton Hospital

Two people were taken to Clara Barton Hospital Saturday evening after a deer hit by a car was thrown into the windshield of an oncoming pickup, 4 miles west and 10 miles north of Hoisington on U.S. 281.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Motorcyclist injured on I-70

SALINE COUNTY - An Ellsworth man was injured Sunday when the motorcycle he was driving went off Interstate 70 at the Interstate 135 ramp. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Shawn A. Davis, 24, was going too fast for the conditions and the 2006 Harley-Davidson went off the road at 3:47 p.m.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend man jailed after Sunday morning shooting

Two men were shot and one Great Bend man remains in jail following an argument that turned violent early Sunday morning, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Evening Lions provided vision screenings

The Great Bend Evening Lions Club provided free vision screening last Saturday and and Sunday during Family Fun Day at the Great Bend Brit SpaughZoo.

October 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wood Carvers will be at Sutherlands on Saturday

The Golden Belt Wood Carvers will be at Sutherlands, 5520 10th St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29. Members will display completed wood carvings while working on current carvings.

October 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to host blood drive

Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 in the Technical Building in room T-186, the Case New Holland Training Building.

October 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Dogs kisses go for $1 a Pooch Smooch

The dog days of summer made a brief comeback of sorts this past Saturday; the temperature was an unseasonably warm 82 degrees, and the parking lot at Advance America on 10th St. was filled with dogs and dog lovers.

October 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


CURIOUS FUN

Four-year-old Sophia Nelson grinned and hugged her favorite public television celebrity, Curious George, as a family member snapped a photo.

October 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Training offered for volunteers needed to help with hurricane relief

The American Red Cross is responding to Hurricane Matthew in five southeastern states and more than 3,000 Red Cross disaster workers have supported the relief efforts, and more will be needed as the massive response continues over the days and weeks ahead.

October 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold executive session Monday morning

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a letter of support for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant applied for by Sunflower Diversified Services, biennial KDOT bridge inspections and a 30-minute executive session for attorney-client privilege.

October 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Boeckman resigns as county administrator

Following two executive sessions totaling 90 minutes Friday morning, the Barton County Commission emerged to announce County Administrator had resigned effective Friday at the request of the commission, pending the buyout of his contract.

October 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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BCC addresses poor nursing scores

A report on how Barton Community College instills "Work Preparedness" in students shows only 44 percent of last year's nursing students passed the state ...

April 26, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drug Take Back event set for Saturday

Barton County residents with expired medication are invited to dispose of unwanted pills and patches this Saturday during national Drug Take Back Day. Items can ...

April 26, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Olmitz fun day Saturday

OLMITZ -- Olmitz' volunteer fire department is hosting the second annual day of fun at Olmitz, from 11 a.m to midnight on Saturday, April 29 ...

April 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Extending a lifeline

Barton Community College's Nursing Associate Degree Program has been awarded full accreditation through 2022 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) as ...

April 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Rep. Roger Marshall comments on ag sec. approval

Monday, the United States Senate voted to confirm former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture.

April 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


New waste water meters purchased

When contained, the caustic waste water that seeps through the trash at the Barton County Landfill is a good thing, However, controlling that leachate is ...

April 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sunflower Bank’s ABC Program has raised over $1 Million.

Sunflower Bank raised $102,363 for schools and students this year in Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri, bringing its 16-year total to over $1,139,000.

April 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KanCare Expansion forum shares potential Barton County impact

Monday night, a forum organized by The Alliance for Healthy Kansas at the Prince of Peace parish hall sought to inform and provide answers about ...

April 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A good move

For millennia, Cheyenne Bottoms and the Quivira wetlands have been important to wildlife. For centuries, they have grown to be important to humans as well.

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A chance to step up

The Barton County Commission County Monday morning cemented its commitment to the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway when it approved a resolution naming the ...

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HVAC bid on school board agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Thursday at Lincoln Elementary School, 5630 Broadway Ave. Items on ...

April 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thompson takes on noxious weeds

Helping to pave the way to a smooth transition upon the retirement of Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips, the Barton County Commission Monday morning ...

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wondra leaving BCSO after 27 years

It was a rare occasion for the Barton County Sheriff's Office Monday morning as the Barton County Commission recognized long-time BCSO detective Sharon Wondra.

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Exit Laughing

Great Bend Community Theatre brings the comedy "Exit Laughing" to the Crest Theater this week.

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Weapons policy on BCC Trustees’ agenda

A proposed draft of a new weapons policy is on the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, at 4 p ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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