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First ice storm damage assessment meeting set

The Barton County preliminary damage assessment meeting for government entities has been scheduled for 10 a.m. today, in the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main Street, room 101, Great Bend. Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller is coordinating the process to collect damage totals from the recent ice storm.

February 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


IN FOR THE LONG HAUL

On Monday, the Barton County Commission honored several employees for their years of service. Road and Bridge Department Shop Foreman Gary Demel stood out from the pack.

January 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Thrivent Financial challenges community

Melinda Kurth, a financial representative with Thrivent Financial in Great Bend is challenging others in the community to get involved and live generously.

January 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission opts to rebid bridge project

For a woebegone bridge about a mile east of Great Bend, perhaps the third time is the charm.

January 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington EMS spotlighted for youth event

BY VERONICA COONS

January 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS speech team wins 12 medals

The Great Bend Forensics/Speech team competed at the Kinsley Speech Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28. Five GBHS speech students competed and all placed. They competed in 13 events and placed in 12.

January 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Gilliam convicted of indecent liberties

Jimmy Wayne Gilliam, Great Bend, appeared in Barton County District Court on Friday, Jan. 27, and, following his plea, was convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

January 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend area artists featured at Hays

HAYS - Great Bend area artists are featured at an exhibition opening Friday, Feb. 3, at the Hays Arts Center. The exhibit, "Four Painters & Three Potters," features works by Krystall Barnes, Cynthia Collier-Wilson, Bambi Freeman, Mark Freeman, Carol Long, Karen Shaner and Bev Simonson.

January 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy taking applications for 2017 session

The American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy is now taking applications for its 2017 session. The event, which will be in its 80th year, will be held June 4, through June 9, at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

January 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Dream Center Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen, entrance on 16th and Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Tiffany Schoendaler with greeters Dave Storjohann and Cole Reif. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New bulk mailer for valuation notices found

Noting it is cheaper to contract the work out, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved hiring an Arizona company to handle the bulk mailing of the county's tax valuation notices.

January 30, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


RACKING UP THE YEARS

Longevity is important, and there is a lot of it among Barton County employees. Several were honored by the County Commission for a total of 365 years of service during the commission meeting Monday morning.

January 30, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2017 Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt pageant features nine

Saturday night marked the fifth in an annual tradition that is bringing back an appreciation for talent, fitness and style of young women in the Golden Belt area. The 2017 Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt Scholarship Pageant was held at the Great Bend High School auditorium, and features four contestants for Miss Barton county, and five for Miss Golden Belt.

January 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Relay For Life year kicks off

The Barton County Relay for Life started the year with a Relay for Life kickoff meeting.

January 29, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


AREA CHAMBERS USHER IN 2017

BARTON COUNTY - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce ushered in 2017 Saturday night with its annual banquet, and announced new board members, and an overview of 2016 events including the final June Jaunt and the ongoing After Harvest Festival.

January 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Beginning to look like Christmas

Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes looked at her calendar Monday morning and it hit her. Thanksgiving in this week, meaning the annual Home for ...

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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.

November 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A sign of the times

When the Great Bend Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1127 was born over a century ago, it boasted 400 members, a number that jumped ...

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marsh Musings

There is so much happening this time of year it almost boggles the mind. Pheasant and quail seasons are open. Ducks and geese are everywhere ...

November 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Wetland Explorer

From wind-surfing hawks to mobs of butterflies, it was a banner fall migration in South Central Kansas. The bird and butterfly list serves were full ...

November 18, 2017 | BY PAM MARTIN KDWPT Education Specialist | Local News


Families celebrate LIFE at Great Bend schools

Making silly hats to wear at a Mad Hatter Party was one of the favorite activities of at least one Eisenhower Elementary School family. While ...

November 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KWEC to hold Holiday Open House

Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 9 a.m. to noon ...

November 17, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Ellinwood City Council hears good and not so good news

ELLINWOOD - City Manager Chris Komarek had some good news to report about the bond issue the city passed recently that will fund needed street and ...

November 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 428 video talks about MTSS

Parents of Great Bend USD 428 students can learn more about the Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) by watching a seven and a half minute ...

November 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Yarmer to talk about Wolf Brewery

Barton County Historical Society in Great Bend will host a talk by Robert Yarmer on the M.K. Wolf Brewery at 7:30 p.m ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thanksgiving dinner planned

HOISINGTON - Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 1101 N. Vine St. in Hoisington will have a Thanksgiving Day Dinner including turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings. Dinner ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


House passes tax bill

The House passed Thursday afternoon a sweeping Republican tax bill that will cut taxes for corporations and many Americans, said First District Congressman Roger Marshall ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Light up a Child's Christmas

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hunting accidents reported

In the past week the Barton County Sheriff's Office and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks have investigated two accidental shootings, Barton County Sheriff ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue, Nov 16, 2017

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 ...

November 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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