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Community support evident at start of Dolly Parton program in Great Bend

Tuesday morning at the Great Bend Public Library a larger than average gathering of parents and toddlers attended the special storytime for the kickoff of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Great Bend now joins other Barton County libraries in offering the program that provides a new book each month to each registered child in the 67530 zip code from birth through five years.

September 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HELLO, DOLLY

Tuesday morning at the Great Bend Public Library a larger-than-average gathering of parents and toddlers attended the special story time for the kickoff of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Great Bend now joins other Barton County libraries in offering the program that provides a new book each month to each registered child in the 67530 zip code from birth through 5 years old.

September 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Spray family donates $25K to Barton Athletics

Barton Community College's Athletic Department will receive another $25,000 donation from Kip and Kelly Spray, bringing their total giving in the past two years above $125,000, administrators said Tuesday. The BCC Board of Trustees voted to extend a contract for naming rights by three years, making sure the weight room at the Kirkman Building will be known as the Kip & Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center through the end of 2037.

September 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Council OKs 15 percent water rate hike

In light of the massive water line replacement project that will soon be underway in Great Bend, the City Council Monday night approved a 15 percent water rate increase to pay for the bonds needed for the effort, City Clerk Shawna Schafer said.

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


WorkFit program saves county money

Noting it is money well spent, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the continuation of the agreement for physical capacity profile testing with WorkFit.

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council fills key city vacancies

It was a busy night Monday for the Great Bend City Councils as it filled several key positions left vacant recently as fallout from the controversy surrounding the city and now-resigned Police Chief Clifton Couch.

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs revamped financial controls

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an updated resolution outlining how the county manages accounts with financial institutions, a change that also revamps the duties of the county treasurer and others who touch county funds.

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Auditions set for ‘Funny Money’

Great Bend Community Theatre will conduct auditions for "Funny Money," a hilarious situational comedy by Ray Clooney. Those interested just need to come by the Crest Theatre at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, or at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25.

September 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect claimed to be federal agent

A Marion County man suspected of stealing a car Saturday in Great Bend told police he was a federal agent, according to reports from the Great Bend Police Department. Calvin Hinz, 34, of Lincolnville, was booked into the Barton County Jail on multiple charges, including false impersonation.

September 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


StoryWalk

Reading a children's book does not usually involve much physical activity, unless the book is part of a StoryWalk.

September 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | 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.

September 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend tackles drop in ACT scores

Great Bend High School has seen its ACT Scores creeping downward in the last five year years, Superintendent Khris Thexton told the school board this past week. The average score is also below the state average.

September 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Potato Bar returns Sunday Sept. 17

RUSH CENTER - The Walnut Valley Senior Center will offer monthly a Potato Bar on the third Sunday of the month from September through May of 2018, Betty Misegadis announced. The only exception of the schedule will be in March, when it will be offered one week earlier because of the St. Patrick celebration. The Potato Bar will be open Sunday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the senior center, located at 220 Washington St. in Rush Center.

September 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned Homecoming Parade

Larned High School's Homecoming and the Indians' first home football game of the 2017-2018 season were Friday, Sept. 8.

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


LHS welcomes foreign exchange students

Larned High School will be host to two foreign exchange students for the 2017-2018 school year. Phurideth, or Paul, as he likes to be called, comes from Bangkok, Thailand, and Xu Zhaokun, or Toby, as his American friends call him, hails from Hefei, China. They will be staying with their host parents, Ron and Corrine Wray.

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


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Remembering the fallen

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this remembrance will happen here in Great ...

May 25, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Dogs rescued from hot motorhome

A Great Bend man was arrested for animal cruelty on Thursday after several dogs were rescued from a motorhome at All Seasons Mobile Home Park ...

May 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘STRONGER TOGETHER’

HOISINGTON - For the past four years, Hoisington EMS Director Scott Fleming and the Hoisington EMS staff have pulled out the stops to provide the community ...

May 24, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


St. John musician celebrates small towns

ST. JOHN - "Small Towns," a CD 20 years in the making, will become available officially when Jim Ratts returns to St. John this weekend with ...

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Historical Village closed Monday

Barton County Historical Society Village and Museum will not be open Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. The museum will be open the ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School ends on high note

For the last day of school on Thursday, Park Elementary instructor Signe Cook wore a T-shirt that read:

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC to Host LEGO workshop

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a one-day STEM Fundamentals With LEGO Workshop that will give children a chance to explore engineering principles using ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Another perfect day

The great bicycle giveaway continued Wednesday, when Eisenhower Elementary celebrated its six students with perfect attendance for the year and 46 more with "near perfect ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Adults graduate from BC Academy

Fourteen adults earned high school diplomas from the Barton County Academy this year and were invited to celebrate at the BCA graduation ceremony, Tuesday at ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


One injured in Pawnee County Crash

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to an injury crash at 1:36 p.m. Monday, 4 miles east of Burdett on K-156 in Pawnee County.

May 23, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


They will milk cows no more

A fleet of semi-trucks with cattle trailers rolled into Great Bend Wednesday, their destination was the Hiss Dairy.

May 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kids’ biking event Thursday night

The Barton County Health Department will hold its Be Well Kids, Biking Barton County event from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday in the Health Department ...

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The Center holds Mental Health Awareness Day

The Center for Counseling & Consultation held its fifth annual Mental Health Awareness Day on Tuesday to help raise awareness for people in Great Bend and ...

May 22, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Older citizens redefining aging

Older residents have much to offer, Trella Berscheidt told Barton County commissioners Monday morning.

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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