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Police department, bandshell improvements advancing

A pair of projects long in the planning are moving forward, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night.

December 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City of Larned approves installation of tennis backboards

The Larned City Council met for a brief meeting Monday night. After discussing and approving the monthly appropriations ordinance, Mayor William Nusser noted that the agenda item concerning the discussion of a potential wind energy opportunity for the city would be removed. Council members then heard a report from Junior City Council member Kaylyn Millen, who opened her presentation by quizzing council members and the mayor about county trivia. Then, she shared what she and other junior members had learned earlier that day during their visit to the Pawnee County Courthouse where they met with county commissioners.

December 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Senior Companion Volunteers recognized for their service

Beverly Prescott of Larned and Delores Burgardt of Great Bend were honored for their service and support to frail and disabled adults through the Senior Companion Program at the in-service meeting and holiday luncheon held in November. Prescott has served 13 years as a companion; Burgardt was honored for five years.

December 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Family Crisis Center, 1924 Broadway Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Shelly Peacock with greeters Mike Fortkamp and Cindy Brooke. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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 meeting Monday morning.

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 dealt to them.

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 special meeting was announced Monday morning, set for 7:30 p.m. The board quickly moved into executive session for discussion of personnel.

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.m. Thursday at the Kansas Works Center, at 1025 Main St., to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange.

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 miles east of the U.S. 281/K-18 Junction in Plainville.

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 varsity division. Ashtin Heath and Aaron Miller placed first with a perfect 5-0 win loss record and almost perfect speaker points with only dropping one speaker point through all five rounds of competition. Also competing for the team were second year debaters Lisa Marlow and Geoffrey Pafford and first year debaters Darian Harbaugh and Patrick Heath.

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 23 miles per hour.

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 at those junctions.

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 the festive spirit at the center's open house.

December 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Fashion leads to fair with 2017 Revue

A precursor to the Barton County Fair each year is the 4-H Clothing, Fiber Arts & Fashion Revue. Wednesday morning, 4-Hers from area clubs arrived early ...

June 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington upholds fireworks ordinance

HOISINGTON - Hoisington City Council members had two weeks to review the city's fireworks ordinance following a discussion at the June 12 meeting. When they ...

June 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Building the dream

Last week, the Central Kansas Dream Center made significant progress on the renovation of the third floor of their building. A pump truck arrived and ...

June 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Harvest continues after rain delays

Harvest has been rolling in Sublette since June 16. Zach Laffrey, of McCoy Grain Co, says yields have been average for their area. He reported ...

June 28, 2017 | By Brooke Haas, Communications Intern | Local News


Barton County personnel honored as Roads Scholars

Several Barton County Road and Bridge Department personnel were honored by the County Commission Monday morning for furthering their education. They received certificates marking their ...

June 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School board to meet Thursday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to close out the fiscal year ...

June 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ashtin Heath places 10th at national speech tourney

It was a tournament two Great Bend High School forensics students had been working toward for four years and their efforts did not disappoint.

June 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New weapons laws start Saturday

As of Saturday, Barton Community College and other Kansas colleges won't be able to ban "concealed carry" weapons on campus. A draft of a ...

June 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC student invited to strategic planning

Three students at Barton Community College were invited recently to attend a strategic planning meeting with staff and administrators. One of those students, Devon Nelson ...

June 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County bridge to see repairs

Starting in late August, the Arkansas River bridge on SW 50 Avenue, commonly known as the Radium Road, will see some long-needed repairs, the Barton ...

June 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City Council to hold special meeting Thursday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the city office building, 1209 Williams. According to ...

June 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Wheat Harvest Report: Day 9

This is day 9 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the ...

June 26, 2017 | By Jordan Hildebrand, Program Assistant; Brooke Haas, Communications Intern | Local News


Kansas Wheat Harvest Report: Day 11

This is day 11 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the ...

June 26, 2017 | By Brooke Haas, Communications Intern | Local News


Larned man held on murder charge

LARNED - Jacob Ohnmacht, 27, of Larned, has been charged with second-degree murder and other felonies in connection with the death of his wife last December ...

June 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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