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Fun times ahead

Springtime means fun times and many groups and organizations are getting events and programs up and running for the season.

March 11, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Ellinwood June Jaunt taking shape

At Tuesday's Ellinwood City Council meeting, Chamber of Commerce Director Jacque Isern reported on plans in the works for the Fifth Annual June Jaunt scheduled for Saturday, June 4.

March 11, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Barton County Young Professionals make a big impact at 4th Annual Charity Supply Drive

The Barton County Young Professionals group recently partnered with the Great Bend Rotary Club to host their 4th Annual Charity Supply Drive on Saturday, March 5th.

March 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

$175,000 in new home down-payment and closing cost grants

In October 2015 Housing Opportunities, Inc. (HOI) partnered with the City of Great Bend to submit a grant application to Kansas Housing Resources Corporation for down payment and closing cost assistance to aid seven moderate income families to build new homes in Great Bend.

March 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Rhythm and blues vocalist wraps up Community Concert season

Exhilarating rhythm-and-blues vocalist Mike Farris will present the Golden Belt Community Concert Association's final concert of the 2015-2016 season. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

March 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Spring Break goes wild at Cheyenne Bottoms

CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - One of the wildest places to spend Spring Break just might be the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

March 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Storm Chasing

Springtime brings many favorable things with it, but it also means the beginning of the storm season and being prepared for this season is important for everyone in the community.

March 10, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Humane Society to hold adoption event in Rush Center

RUSH CENTER – Golden Belt Humane Society/Adopt a Pet will be a food vendor at the St Patrick's Day celebration in Rush Center Saturday. They will be starting at 9 a.m. selling Wheatland Cafe cinnamon rolls for breakfast and walking tacos for lunch, cookies and a bottle of water for $6. As always, 100 percent of the money raised goes to the care of the shelter animals. For more information, call Jean Clair at 620-786-5955.

March 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Wind can make ‘gust’ appearance at landfill

This time of year means two things to Barton County Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock – the lion-like winds that usher in spring and the increased traffic from stir-crazy residents doing their spring cleaning.

March 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

New houses are ready in Great Bend

Members of the Great Bend Community all joined in on a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday at the new housing development called Amber Meadows.

March 09, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Out of the Morgue

This week in 1936, many minor historical events took place, all adding up to an interesting week.

March 09, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Ellinwood City Council approves housing study

The Ellinwood City Council welcomed the opportunity to hear from two different sources vying to bring new housing to the city. Vicky Dayton, Executive Director of Housing Opportunities Inc., and Justin Joiner of Joiner Construction both indicated their desire to secure funding through the state's Moderate Income Housing Program (MIH) in order to bring additional moderate income housing to the city. Therefore, both made a case in favor of the city conducting a market study for housing.

March 09, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

GBHS students build pasta, marshmallow tower

Nope. It wasn't a cooking class even though the ingredients were spaghetti and marshmallows.

March 09, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

School handbooks include Chromebook rules

Great Bend schools will have new policies to reflect the "1-to-1 Chromebook Initiative" being implemented this fall at USD 428.

March 09, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

GBPD beefing up Special Services Team

The Great Bend Police Department is currently taking steps to increase the effectiveness of its Special Services Team, Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

March 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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Student reports on her 'Barton Experience'

Barton Community College trustees heard one student's "Barton Experience" when Keanna Craig addressed the board Tuesday evening.

October 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Hoisington council rejects election ordinance

HOISINGTON - What two weeks ago appeared to be a done deal, the decision to have half the council be elected at-large and half by district ...

October 25, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Health department gives thousands of flu shots

The Barton County Health Department has given over 2,000 flu shots since September, plus another 2,000 so far this month, Health Director Shelly ...

October 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBHS football ticket sales

Great Bend will host Topeka West at 7 p.m. on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Reserved seating is no longer available as all remaining games ...

October 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Window breaking happening throughout the city

Great Bend has seen its share of criminal damage, but as of lately there has been a rash of window breaking in the city starting ...

October 25, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Nature educator explains animal sounds

Jean Aycock from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will explain the meanings of some animal sounds during a free Stop N' Learn program hosted by ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Trick or Treat

One hundred twenty children received Halloween buckets and costumes this past Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library's costume giveaway, according to Kiwanis President ...

October 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

BCC may extend naming rights on training center

The Barton Community College trustees will be asked to approve a scales certification program and extend the naming rights on a building during the next ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Scouting for food

On Oct. 29, our community will participate in Scouting for Food. Our local food banks continue to serve many families, and the need is great ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pre-election campaign reports

On Oct. 31, treasurers for candidates running for state office, county office, political action conmlittees (PACs) and party committees will file their pre-general election campaign ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Larned Police report

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October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission backs Sunflower’s transportation grant request

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a letter supporting Sunflower Diversified Services' application for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant applications. The funds would ...

October 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Deer-vehicle collision sends two to Clara Barton Hospital

Two people were taken to Clara Barton Hospital Saturday evening after a deer hit by a car was thrown into the windshield of an oncoming ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Motorcyclist injured on I-70

SALINE COUNTY - An Ellsworth man was injured Sunday when the motorcycle he was driving went off Interstate 70 at the Interstate 135 ramp. Kansas Highway ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend man jailed after Sunday morning shooting

Two men were shot and one Great Bend man remains in jail following an argument that turned violent early Sunday morning, Great Bend Police Chief ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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