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Council reapplies for tax incentive program

Noting that the program is an asset to economic development efforts locally, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved reapplying for the Neighborhood Revitalization program.

February 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Several apply for council seat

The process is underway to fill the vacancy on the Great Bend City Council created by the January resignation of Mike Zinn. At Monday night's council meeting Mayor Mike Allison named a committee to review applicants for the seat.

February 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New policy protects library’s youngest patrons

Librarians walk a fine line, especially children's and teen librarians, between being a professional, and being a babysitter.

February 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Larned student lives his life one day at a time

LARNED - Life as he knew it changed forever, July 4, 2016 for Thomas Robison, a promising basketball player at Larned High School.

February 07, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


GERM WARFARE

Soap and water, hand sanitizer, easily accessible tissues, hygiene lessons.

February 07, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Valentine royalty

February 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New 2017-2018 State Transportation Maps available

There's no place like Kansas, and there's nothing like an Official State Transportation Map of the Sunflower State to help get you where you want to go.

February 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kansas Water Talk Series at the 2017 WaterPACK annual meeting in St. John

As a way of expanding education on water issues in the state there will be a Water Talk Series in six cities this winter.

February 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grant would help fully staff fire department

Citing the importance of keeping the fire department fully staffed, the Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a letter of support for Fire Chief Mike Napolitano to apply for a three-year grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

February 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets on sale

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon honoring 2016 inductees, Jean Cavanaugh and Mike Goss, are on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Club at Stone Ridge. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased through Monday, Feb. 13. Tickets will not be available at the door.

February 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


We all have a lot to lose

According to the Kansas Contractors Association, a recent poll found Kansas voters do not agree with how state leaders are spending taxpayer dollars – specifically, the sweeping of $2.7 billion away from the Kansas Department of Transportation to the general fund over the last six years.

February 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Speech Team places fourth

February 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rep. Waymaster picks 4-H Citizenship scholar

TOPEKA - After receiving letters from across the 109th Kansas House District, State Rep. Troy Waymaster has selected Garrett Thielen, 13, from Dorrance, for a scholarship to the 4-H Citizenship in Action Program.

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


TELLING THE WETLAND’S TALE

Although fewer people passed through the doors of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in 2016 than 2015, Site Manager Curtis Wolf Barton County commissioners Monday morning there has been no shortage of activity at the facility.

February 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘I don’t know how they do it’

It may not get a nod from the Academy, but the video Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips publicly premiered Monday morning during the County Commission meeting earned praises from critics.

February 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Holiday décor, decorated homes to be on display

Xi Delta Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi's annual Holiday Décor open house is set 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Flavored ...

November 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC officials study enrollment trends

At a retreat earlier this month, Barton Community College trustees talked about the future of traditional campuses. Online education and shifts in demographics are changing ...

November 24, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS Hall of Fame

Great Bend High School has announced its 2017 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one a longtime swimming coach ...

November 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Imagination Library sparking interest in reading

United Way of Central Kansas kicked off Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Great Bend in August with much anticipation and fanfare, celebrating the children ...

November 23, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCHD confirms meningitis case

The Barton County Health Department has been notified of a confirmed case of bacterial meningitis caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. Pneumococcal meningitis is fairly ...

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


TURKEY DAY

An Eisenhower Elementary student walks past turkey artwork, last week at the school. The feathers on this bird represent individuals at the school; each contains ...

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to host holiday events

Barton Community College invites the public to celebrate the holidays with the following events:

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local teacher, student receive awards

A student and a teacher from Riley Elementary School received awards on Tuesday for all their hard work this school year.

November 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton celebrates inmate success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Barton Community College, Ellsworth Correctional Facility and the Kansas Department of Corrections highlighted the success of about 140 inmates who have taken the initiative to ...

November 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Thanksgiving a popular holiday

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims - early settlers of Plymouth Colony - held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event ...

November 22, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


THANK YOU SANTA, MRS. CLAUS

Randy and Sandy Smith, who portrayed Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas in Great Bend for decades, will serve as the grand marshals for the ...

November 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Giving Tuesday is Nov. 28

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and next Tuesday is a day of giving, thanks.

November 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


VFW QUILTS OF VALOR

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 in Great Bend presented Quilts of Valor to seven veterans in November 2017.

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thanksgiving travel numbers highest in 12 years

TOPEKA – AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last ...

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ElderCare starts new Santa program in area counties

ElderCare home-services clients in eight area counties will benefit from the non-profit agency's Christmas spirit.

November 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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