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City of Ellinwood to consider purchase of 104 N. Main at special meeting Monday

The Ellinwood City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday night in a special meeting to consider an agreement to purchase property. The owners of the property at 104 N. Main, Mark and Cassie Batchman, contacted city staff regarding a proposal to sell the property to the City. Staff has negotiated a proposed contract for Council's consideration for the purchase of the property.

October 23, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council to review progress on Railroad property

Monday night, the Hoisington City Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the city offices to discuss several items of new business, and receive an update on progress with the clean up of the property located at 122 E. Railroad, owned by parents of family representatives Kevin Linsner and Todd and Robin Linsner, and currently subject to city condemnation.

October 23, 2015 | | Local News


UWCK kickin’ it casually

Wednesday, Nov. 18, is National Philanthropy Day, and the United Way of Central Kansas is taking it very casually, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith said. The UWCK is sponsoring the second-annual Dress Down the Town benefit to raise funds for the 2016 campaign.

October 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HOI struggling to get letters supporting housing grant

Time is running out for Vicki Dayton of Housing Opportunities Inc. She wants to apply for a state grant to bring more moderately price homes to Great Bend, but has not received as much community support as she thought she would.

October 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Photo memorial of the Kansas Fallen travels to Hays for a week

"Remembering Our Fallen," a traveling photo memorial of each Kansas soldier fallen in the War on Terror, including Bryan Nichols from Hays, is traveling to Forsyth Library on the Fort Hays State University campus, where it will be on display from Monday through Friday.

October 23, 2015 | | Local News


Gov. Brownback recognizes Cheyenne Bottoms

Governor Sam Brownback visited the Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area on Monday. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Secretary Robin Jennison introduced Gov. Brownback, who joined local city and county government officials, media representatives, and local legislators, to tour the center and discuss the importance of educating visitors about the value of wetlands and raising awareness of Cheyenne Bottoms.

October 23, 2015 | | Local News


Two new grief support groups forming

Two support groups for people suffering the loss of a loved one are being formed in Barton County.

October 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘The Rifleman’ restored

This week "The Rifleman" monument is getting a professional cleaning and waxing. Here are some facts about the monument, courtesy of the Barton County Historical Society:

October 22, 2015 | | Local News


The art of bonsai demonstrated to Great Bend Garden Club

Courtesy photo

October 22, 2015 | | Local News


​First Christian Church to offer Trunk or Treat

First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave., will be a place to pick up candy on Halloween. The church will hold its annual Trunk or Treat event from 4-6 p.m. in the parking lot.

October 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Record turnout for Halloween costumes

The Kiwanis Club's fourth annual Halloween Costume Drive drew a record crowd last Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library, club member Barb Esfeld said.

October 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Women recovering from pitbull attack

The prognosis wasn't great when doctors examined Shelly Leroy's mauled arm last August. On July 31, she was attacked at home by her own dog, a pit-bull named Sam that until that day had never shown aggression.

October 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


All-Star Cheer Team continues Argonne Rebels tradition

The Argonne Rebels tradition lives on. Its latest incarnation is the Argonne Rebels All-Star Cheer Team, a program for youths 6-14 years old from Barton and Pawnee counties.

October 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC hosting Defensive Driving Course

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Barton County Farm Bureau will be hosting a "Defensive Driving Course" on Monday, Nov. 16 thru Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, located at 2715 18th Street. This class will be taught by Steve Billinger, Barton County Sheriff's Department. After participants attend this course, most insurance companies will lower premiums for participants that receive certificates at the end of the class. Participants must attend both days to complete the course. To register or for more information, call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 ...

October 22, 2015 | | Local News


GBRC hosting Halloween party

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a "Halloween Party" on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 1-2 p.m., at the Senior Center located at 2005 Kansas Avenue. Dress up in costume, if you would like, and join friends for an afternoon of spooky fun, refreshments, and entertainment by a Jefferson grade school class. For more information, call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 or e-mail us at recreation@gbrc.kscoxmail.com.

October 22, 2015 | | Local News


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Cops bust car thief early Monday morning

A Great Bend man was caught red-handed Monday for auto theft after there were reports of someone looking into cars near a local apartment complex ...

May 23, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Authorities have ‘strong’ suspect in shooting

The Great Bend Police Department is continuing its investigation into the Saturday night shooting that left a Great Bend man wounded. As of Monday, no ...

May 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Quality Inn, 3500 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be ...

May 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County out nearly 50k in email scam

First, the good news. Barton County's digital firewall and security was not breached when County Treasurer's Office fell for an email scam asking ...

May 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Dispatcher Liz Nolan passionate about her career

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one story in a monthly series about Barton County law enforcement.

May 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Saturday night shooting leaves GB man wounded

Great Bend Police Department have identified a suspect in a Saturday night shooting that left a Great Bend man wounded. As of Sunday, authorities continued ...

May 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Research proves the young brain is learning, adapting constantly

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two stories related to early childhood development and research compiled at Harvard University's Center for the ...

May 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


District Court Roundup: Defense says murder charges will be dropped

The attorney for one of three men facing charges of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary has asked that his client be released from wearing an ...

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jefferson School Pie in the Face contest

Jefferson school won the Pie in the Face contest for best USD 428 payroll participation for United Way of Central Kansas for the second year ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Volunteers recognized for community service

Senior Companions Juanita Lumpkins of Great Bend and Judi Welch of Larned, and Foster Grandparent volunteer, Hubert Brown of Olmitz were honored for their service ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Park visitors asked to leave firewood at home

Headed to one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' lakes for the upcoming holiday weekend? David Hoover, a Conservation Biologist for the U ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mental Heath Awareness Day teaches ‘no stigma’

A bounce house and a beanbag toss, face painting and free popcorn were all part of the carnival atmosphere Friday in the parking lot at ...

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Experts hope mental health kiosks can save lives

In the future, central Kansas residents may be able to check their mental health as easily as they can now check their blood pressure while ...

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin announces summer reading program

CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library invites all children, preschool through 6th grade, to attend the Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is, "On ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to revisit overtime rule

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime laws when the board meets ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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