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Students help update museum

Using the minds of tomorrows leaders is a great way to bring new light to a outdated venue and this is exactly what the Kansas Oil and Gas Museum will be doing throughout the first semester of school.

October 06, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton celebrates inmate success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Desmund Cantu has been incarcerated for four years, since he was 19 years old, and he, like 97 percent of all inmates in the US, will be released. Cantu has less than two years left in his sentence.

October 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Oct. 5

October 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City rethinking tax rebate programs

The Kansas Attorney General approved the 2016 Neighborhood Revitalization Agreement on Sept. 20, City Attorney Bob Suelter told the Great Bend City Council Monday night. Looking at the agreement, city officials may not want to take part in the program in the future.

October 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Second Veterans Memorial stone in place

The second stone engraved with the names of veterans with ties to Barton County was set in place at the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial last Tuesday. There are plans for an official dedication on Veterans Day Nov. 11.

October 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Success stories

By hearing the testimony of local offenders who have either completed or are still completing their involvement with Central Kansas Community Corrections, Barton County Commissioners Wednesday morning got a glimpse into the success of a program designed to keep folks from entering prison, as well as the challenges it faces.

October 06, 2016 | 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 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.

October 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Angels Among Us

Anniversaries are an important part of people's daily life, but for a group of women that have served people throughout their lives that gathered on Tuesday, it was a special time together.

October 05, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


At the Mike

October is here. If I were to rank the months, October would be near the top. It is a fun month.

October 05, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Commission OKs co-op zoning request

The Barton County Commission Wednesday morning OKed a zoning amendment requested by the Great Bend Cooperative Association, paving the way for the co-op to build two large temporary grain storage bunks at Pawnee Rock.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Rosewood Rodeo with free family entertainment coming to Expo III Oct. 8

Where can families go to enjoy a free, fun rodeo experience for their children? They can attend the 12th Annual Rosewood Rodeo, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 8, at the Great Bend Expo III Arena, two miles west on 10th and Patton Road.

October 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned Police report

Larned Police report - Oct. 4

October 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A fresh look

Work on the an extensive facelift of the Great Bend Events Center is underway, City Administrator Howard Partington said.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission announces investigation has taken place

In a vaguely worded statement issued Wednesday morning, Barton County commissioners announced that an investigation had been conducted and that further information and/or action will be made known when applicable.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Huelskamp makes stop in Hoisington

HOISINGTON – Congressman Tim Huelskamp hosted one of his nearly 400 Town Halls in Hoisington on Tuesday as he visited the Hoisington Public Library.

October 04, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


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GBHS Speech qualifies 4 to Nationals

The Great Bend High School Speech Team hosted the West Kansas District National Qualifying Speech Tournament on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22.

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Clean up

BY RUSSELL EDEM

April 26, 2017 | BY RUSSELL EDEM | Local News


GBCF provides online Wish List for charitable causes

In her role as director of development for Sunflower Diversified Services, Connie Oetken decided to take advantage of a new service at the Golden Belt ...

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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


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 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


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