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Three centuries of service

Noting the value longevity of service brings to Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning recognized county employees for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of continuous service. In all, those honored have racked up 350 years working for the county.

January 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Groups draw Commissioner Big Game Permits

PRATT - At the Jan. 11 Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission meeting in Milford, seven lucky conservation organizations drew Commissioner Big Game Permits as part of a unique program that raises funding for conservation. The Commission Big Game Permit program allows local chapters of nonprofit organizations based or operating in Kansas that actively promote wildlife conservation and the hunting and fishing heritage to apply for big game permits. Once drawn, organizations can then sell the permits to raise funds.

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rep. Marshall’s Statement on Government Shut-down

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. issued the following statement after Senate Democrats voted against the bill to keep our government open and extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

January 20, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Spelling Bee winners

BY VERONICA COONS

January 20, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood K of C soup supper announced

Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a soup sampler from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, at St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd. A wide variety of soups will be available to sample. The meal includes dessert and drink.

January 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


EduKan Audit on BCC agenda

Esther Lahargoue, chief executive officer of EduKan, will present the online learning consortium's audit report to the Barton Community College Board of Trustees when the board meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce needs and the approval of new personnel.

January 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GB student wins Instagram photo contest

Two of her favorite worlds - social media and photography - recently collided and Molly Kaiser came out a winner. But more than the $20 she won in the Instagram photography contest, she now has national contest recognition to add to her resume.

January 20, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Driver in 2015 head-on collision faces felony charges

Heather Cash and her mother Candace Lampe, both critically injured in a head-on crash south of Great Bend in 2015, testified Friday in Barton County District Court, describing the extent of their injuries. Lafe Kern, the driver of the other vehicle, has been charged with four counts of aggravated battery while driving under the influence of drugs.

January 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS student art exhibited at library

Art by Great Bend High School students is on display this month at the Great Bend Public Library.

January 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC offers winter kids programs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for the winter blues – nature programs. Kids will make a shadow puppet, investigate feathers, discover backyard birds and construct an edible birdhouse feeder, during KWEC's February Saturday morning programs.

January 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barn battle to commence

Pictured is a crew working on the Expo III Arena dirt flat track recently. The Battle in the Barn indoor flat-track motorcycle and go-kart racing event presented by the Barton County Fair Association will take place Saturday in the arena. Gates open at 2 p.m., practices run from 4-6 and the races start at 7. Admission is $10, but those age 6 and under will be admitted for free. A pit pass is $15. There will also be races on Feb. 10 and March 10. For more information, visit bartoncountyfair.com or call 620-797-3247.

January 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


CHOCOLATE FOR CASA

The staff and volunteers at Central Kansas CASA say they aren't experts at throwing parties.

January 18, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sen. Moran introduces Kansan C.J. Mahoney to Senate Finance Committee

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) on Wednesday introduced Mr. C.J. Mahoney of Russell, former intern in his office, as the Senate Finance Committee considered his nomination as Deputy United States Trade Representative.

January 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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 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.

January 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Historical society taking reservations for Annual Meeting

Barton County Historical Society will have its Annual Meeting on Monday, Jan. 22, at the museum. There will be a catered dinner for $13.50 by reservation at 6 p.m. Anyone planning to attend the dinner is asked to make reservations immediately by calling the museum.

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Music students earn honors

Allen To, Great Bend High School sophomore, was selected for the Kansas Music Educators Honor Band for 5-6A schools. He is a percussionist and was ...

February 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teen Spot: Ramen Noodle Iron Chef

A dozen students with 24 packages of cooked ramen noodles and a variety of other ingredients took part in their own version of the "Iron ...

February 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Threat of ‘shool shooting’ found at GBHS

Parents of Great Bend High School students were notified Thursday morning that someone wrote "March 7 Shool Shooting" on a bathroom wall the day before ...

February 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | 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 ...

February 22, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


FARM SAFETY

It took less than 2 seconds to fry a hotdog that came in contact with 20,000 volts of electricity, Karson Higgins said after watching ...

February 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Appraisers aren’t the bad guys

Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld testified last Wednesday before the Kansas Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee. She hopes the lawmakers received her message.

February 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Cellphone confiscated by police at tanning salon

A woman was inside a booth at a local tanning salon on Friday when she reportedly saw a hand holding a cellphone above the partition ...

February 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


MacArthur Lake to become Rotary Lake

It was cold Tuesday afternoon and a dusting of snow lined the shores of MacArthur Lake in southwest Great Bend. The only creatures using the ...

February 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two arrested after vehicle chase

Deputies with the Barton County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a vehicle at 12:35 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of NE ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Spots open for Kids Day Out

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has openings for its Incredible Wearables Kids Day Out for children 7-12 years old. It will be held Monday, Feb ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC’s Turtle Tot Club starts in March

Turtle Tot Club, a series of nature-based programs developed for preschool-age children 3 to 5 years old, is scheduled for two Fridays in March at ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Dream Center. It will be held in the Dream Center's Chapel ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Swapping a dog for a car

Currently, the Barton County Sheriff's Office has a K-9 handler but no canine, and the Great Bend Police Department has a canine but no ...

February 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBPD investigating threats made against middle school

At about 8:50 p.m. Monday, officers from the Great Bend Police Department were notified of possible threats made through social media towards the ...

February 20, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Social media conduct questioned over Rankin report

The situation involving the cancellation of a jury trail for Jeffrey Allen Rankin following a plea bargain that reduced the counts against him from 31 ...

February 19, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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