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Hoisington considers election options and going paperless

The Hoisington City Council met Monday night to discuss changes to the city's charter for the purpose of elections and to consider purchasing iPads from USD 431 in the ongoing effort to move to paperless meetings,

December 28, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


TAKING A ‘BOUGH’

Adorned with twinkling lights and glimmering ornaments, real Christmas trees helped fill many homes with holiday cheer. But, now that the season has past, what can be done with those seasonal pines?

December 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission gives nod to Heizer kennel

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a special use permit for property in Heizer for the construction of a dog kennel in the unincorporated community of Heizer.

December 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Services for job seekers getting overlooked

Sadly, the message about opportunities offered by the local Workforce Area I isn't reaching everyone who needs to hear it, Barton County Commissioner Don Davis said Monday morning.

December 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hangover relief for New Year’s Day

Could a product for babies be the world's best hangover cure?

December 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor were presented to veterans Dec. 18, 2015, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. They were presented by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor unless otherwise noted. The tops were done by various individuals and, unless otherwise noted, they were quilted by Amy Schartz Mellor. Photos were taken by Gerald Postlewaite.

December 28, 2015 | | Local News


Library closed due to weather

The Great Bend Public was closed Sunday and remains closed Monday, Dec. 28, because of inclement weather. It will reopen Tuesday at 10 a.m.

December 28, 2015 | | Local News


Bike & Build contributes to Stafford County

STAFFORD - Stafford County Economic Development has been awarded a $3,900 grant towards constructing and renovating rental housing to address a severe shortage of modern and affordable workforce housing in a county where the average age of a house is 86 years old, and 80 percent of the housing stock is in less than "good" condition according to the county appraiser.

December 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Groundbreaking held for home in Stafford

STAFFORD - Stafford County Economic Development and the Economic Development Housing Committee held a recent groundbreaking for a single-family home at the corner of St. Paul and Prairie Ave. in Stafford. The home will feature three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a basement. Stafford County Eco-Devo also completed a home in Macksville in 2014.

December 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


WINTER IS BACK

It was anyone's guess Saturday afternoon whether Barton County would wake up to a blanket of snow or not. Predictions have ranged from 1-4 inches of snow this weekend in some camps, all the way up to over 12 inches in others. While some will be able to while away the hours inside, enjoying the show from a cozy vantage point, others will be hitting the roads for round two of the holiday period, either heading for home or out to visit friends and relatives to celebrate the upcoming new year.

December 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


New signs improve GBHS safety

Student safety is taken seriously at USD 428. That's why when you drive by Great Bend High School you will see recently added large yellow and black signs above all of the entrances.

December 25, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


​Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

This January, during National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross encourages people to roll up their sleeves to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients.

December 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBMS students learn computer programing from Scratch

Great Bend Middle School computer students are getting exposure to computer programing with Scratch, a free website built at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

December 25, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Great Bend schools prepare for tech initiative

Thanks to a $327,405 grant from the Dorothy M. Morrison Foundation, Great Bend USD 428 is preparing to buy hundreds of Chromebooks and iPad tablets in 2016. The district's technology director, Ryan Axman, said the grant has advanced the timetable for the technology program by three to four years.

December 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

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 conditional use permit for a dog kennel, the Workforce Investment Board and the solid waste disposal fee schedule.

December 24, 2015 | | Local News


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KWEC’s Nature Camp nearly here

We're "batty" about summer nature camp at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. There are still some openings available for the July 8, camp held ...

June 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Being prepared

Training is a very important task for any law enforcement agency and making sure their people are trained in the latest real world situations.

June 30, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Second teen sentenced in Ellsworth County school bus assault

ELLSWORTH – The second of the two Great Bend teenaged boys charged in Ellsworth County in connection with the assault of a fellow student on a ...

June 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Garden Club holding AHF quilt drawing

The Ellinwood Garden Club will hold a quilt drawing at the conclusion of this year's After Harvest Festival Parade. Funds raised via the drawing ...

June 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


IN STITCHES

Early Wednesday morning, Barton County 4-H Clothing, Fiber Arts and Fashion Revue participants convened at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend for annual judging prior ...

June 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Judge sends women to drug treatment

Barton County District Judge Ron Svaty announced he isn't giving up on Stacey Henderson, the 23-year old woman who asked to be sent to ...

June 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Out of the Morgue: Post-war Independence Day in 1946

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 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County upgrades sand dredge

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a plan to update of cable anchor system on the county's sand dredge.

June 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC trustees pleased with Heilman

Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman received a favorable evaluation from his Board of Trustees, with words of praise from board chairman Mike Johnson.

June 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Save at the pump this holiday weekend

According to GasBuddy, at a time of year when motorists expect gas prices to rise, prices have actually been falling, just in time for the ...

June 28, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Road Milling and Overlay on K-19 Highway in Pawnee and Stafford Counties

Starting the week of July 4, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a 10 mile road milling and overlay project on K-19 Highway ...

June 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grant to expand FHSU Sternberg Museum of Natural History’s paleontology collection

A $116,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will expand the reach of paleontology studies at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of ...

June 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KDADS Appoints Superintendent of Larned State Hospital TOPEKA – Kansas Department for Aging and Dis

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Interim Secretary Tim Keck today appointed Bill Rein to be Superintendent of Larned State Hospital (LSH).

June 28, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Road Milling and Overlay on K-19 Highway in Pawnee and Stafford Counties

Starting the week of July 4th, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a 10 mile road milling and overlay project on K-19 Highway ...

June 28, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Sunflower earns county’s recycling grant

Jim Johnson wants to close the Barton County Landfill. Well, at least the Sunflower Diversified Services executive director wants to bolster the agency's recycling ...

June 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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