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Ellinwood City Council hears good and not so good news

ELLINWOOD - City Manager Chris Komarek had some good news to report about the bond issue the city passed recently that will fund needed street and ditch repairs, making the city less vulnerable to flooding when the spring rains return. But, he let Greg Vahrenberg of Piper Jaffray tell the whole story. Vahernberg was contacted by telephone and conferenced into the meeting. He shared how Ellinwood had fared earlier that morning when bids for the city's bond issue were opened.

November 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 428 video talks about MTSS

Parents of Great Bend USD 428 students can learn more about the Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) by watching a seven and a half minute video produced by Great Bend High School instructor Dan Heath. The video features art teacher Sergio Ramirez, board member Susan Young and parent Lisa Moore discussing the move to MTSS that began at Great Bend schools in 2015.

November 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Yarmer to talk about Wolf Brewery

Barton County Historical Society in Great Bend will host a talk by Robert Yarmer on the M.K. Wolf Brewery at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27.

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thanksgiving dinner planned

HOISINGTON - Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 1101 N. Vine St. in Hoisington will have a Thanksgiving Day Dinner including turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings. Dinner will start at 11 a.m. and continue until 1:30 p.m. Carry-out will be provided; however, no delivery will be offered. All are welcome.

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


House passes tax bill

The House passed Thursday afternoon a sweeping Republican tax bill that will cut taxes for corporations and many Americans, said First District Congressman Roger Marshall who supported and voted for the package.

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Light up a Child's Christmas

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hunting accidents reported

In the past week the Barton County Sheriff's Office and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks have investigated two accidental shootings, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Both shootings occurred while people were hunting in Barton County. Both of the victims received minor wounds resulting from bird-shot. "The Sheriff's Office wants to remind everyone to please observe safe hunting practices. Know what is beyond your target. Do not shoot through tree rows and shelter belts if people are on the other side. Be mindful that some of the pellets from a shotgun round will go past your target ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue, Nov 16, 2017

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

November 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS band honors recognized

Great Bend High School bands and honor band students were recognized at Monday's school board meeting. GBHS band instructor Mark DeWald and assistant Don Regehr recently accompanied two honor band students to the Southwest District Kansas Music Educators Association Honor Band in Dodge City. In October, the Panther Pride Marching Band attended the WAC Marching Festival at Hays.

November 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Software solves educators' headaches

It wasn't hard to convince school board members to subscribe to two new software purchases on Monday, once they heard what the technology will do.

November 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ElderCare offers meal program throughout its territory

A program new to most of ElderCare's service area allows participants to provide nutritious meals for the elderly, while helping the non-profit agency offset rising costs.

November 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Claflin speeding concern discussed

CLAFLIN - City council members met briefly Monday night with a short agenda that included a discussion about participation in an imaging project with the Barton County Mapping Office and reports of speeding by the high school.

November 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Quilt of Valor presentation

United States Navy Vietnam veteran David Brabander was awarded a Quilt of Valor on Nov. 11, 2017, at the Golden Belt Memorial Park Veterans Memorial. The Quilt top was made by Margaret Evers; quilting by Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor. Brabander served from January 1969 to January 1973 aboard the Juneau LPD 10 as a machinists mate 2 (MM2). His ship transported tanks and troops back and forth to Vietnam. After active duty, he served in the Navy Reserve from July 1978 to July 1987.

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC marks 30 years with Midwest Energy

Midwest Energy Inc. made its first donation to the Barton Community College Foundation in support of the Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign 30 years ago. The Foundation once again received the annual donation like clockwork, said Coleen Cape, executive director of institutional advancement. Since September of 1987, Midwest Energy Inc. has contributed more than $71,000 for scholarships, program development and advancement at Barton Community College.

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC adds Scales Technician program

Barton Community College's newest program, Scales Technician classes, will launch on Jan. 8, 2018. The program is completed in one semester of vigorous training and prepares students for work in the weights & measures industry, college officials said.

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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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


OUT OF THE MORGUE

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

June 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Coming this way

Golden wheat is trickling into the Great Bend Coop as farmers begin testing the harvest waters, but by week's end cutting could be in ...

June 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


STEPHENS TO STAND TRIAL

After four hours of preliminary hearing testimony in Barton County District Court Tuesday, 20th Judicial Magistrate Judge Richard E. Burgess Jr. ruled Chaz Stephens, Hoisington ...

June 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


More information released about Tuesday injury accident

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an accident at 3:45 p.m. on Monday at North Washington and Northwest 30 Road in ...

June 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County to get more funds to cover flood damage costs

It was a bit of good news.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 Board OKs staff changes

The last school year has wound down and Unified School District 428 is looking to next year, including the shuffling of staff.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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