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BCC trustees review contracts, insurance

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees reviewed the list of contracts for head coaches, management staff and administrators during a study session this week. Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman said not much has changed and no new contracts have been offered.

May 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

BCC 47th commencement is Friday

Barton Community College's 47th commencement is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Barton Gymnasium.

May 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Dennis Shaw eligible for parole hearing

A man convicted of rape in Pawnee County is eligible for a parole hearing before the Kansas Prisoner Review Board in June.

May 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton County meningitis death under investigation

The Barton County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are collaborating with health care and other public health partners to investigate the meningitis death of a Barton County adult, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

May 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - May 9

Peter Russum, disobeyed traffic signal, fine $75, court costs $58.50

May 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Boeckman case sent to special prosecutor

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has submitted the findings of its investigation into former Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman to the Barton County Attorney's Office. County Attorney Amy Mellor said Wednesday she has referred the matter to a special prosecutor.

May 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Hoisington firefighters host regional training school

HOISINGTON - Hoisington's fire department hosted a regional fire school this past weekend, and Chief Jerry Stricker gave a report to the City Council Monday night.

May 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

County OKs funding for Sunflower early ed

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved funding Sunflower Diversified Early Childhood Intervention Program for $15,000. The money was included in the county's 2017 operating budget and this is something the county has done since 1970.

May 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Integrity of radio tower to be studied

SUSANK - The Barton County 911 radio tower near Susank is an integral part of the county's emergency communications network, but the last time the structural integrity of the tower was checked was about 20 years ago.

May 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Chamber Coffee hosted by Ed Jones

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee and Ribbon Cutting will be hosted by Edward Jones – Jim Vopat, 2421 10th St., at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Sarah Adams and Brett Behrends. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Long-time RSVP Thrift Store volunteers honored


May 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission marks Bike Month

Noting that a lot has been done in Barton County to promote bicycling and other healthful activities, the County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation declaring May as National Bike Month.

May 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

BCC’s Camp Aldrich now tax exempt

Following a successful appeal filed with the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals, Barton Community College will no longer have to pay property taxes on its Camp Aldrich. This exemption may have a profound effect on smaller taxing entities, including Logan Township where the facility is located, the Barton County Commission learned Monday.

May 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBHS grads to receive Chromebooks

Students graduating from Great Bend High School this month will get to keep the Chromebooks that were assigned to them in 2015, Superintendent Khris Thexton told the school board Monday evening.

May 08, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


In the Great Bend Tribune story that ran on the front page Sunday regarding the upcoming election filing deadline, the headline incorrectly read the deadline was July 1. In fact, the deadline is June 1, as was mentioned in the story. The Tribune apologizes for the error.

May 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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Missing girl found dead

HOISINGTON – The 2-year-old Hoisington girl reported missing Tuesday afternoon has been found dead, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported Wednesday morning, adding that an arrest ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Ellinwood Chamber requests permission to hold 2018 After Harvest Festival

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce's outgoing director Jacque Isern, newly appointed director Michele Martin, and members of the board of directors were on ...

March 21, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOISINGTON -- An alert from the Hoisington Police Department went out on the NIXLE network requesting help from the community locating a missing two year old ...

March 20, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Vopats support Barton Community College Foundation Academic Enrichment Fund campaign through March

Every gift matters; that's the message Jim and Kathy Vopat hope to share on behalf of the Barton Community College Foundation as the 2018 ...

March 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

City to hire IT professional

Members of the City of Great Bend's information technology committee weighed carefully the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a full-time information technology manager for ...

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

A lot of cookies

The Hoisington Girl Scouts Troop 11126 parlayed their Girl Scout Cookie profits into a lasting tribute for Barton County veterans.

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission shares frustration with county attorney

A unified Barton County Commission appreciated the plight of Denise Rankin, the former Great Bend woman accusing the County Attorney's Office of botching the ...

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Top Chef Jr.: L.I.F.E. lessons at USD 428

They may not realize it, but eight Park Elementary School students could be training for "Top Chef Jr." And even though there were no actual ...

March 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

BCC to host Career Closet Drive

Barton Community College's Community Service Organization will host a Career Closet Drive as part of the 11th annual Great Bend Job Fest. The drive ...

March 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Parnassus auditions held at BCC

On Saturday, March 10, 34 music students participated in the annual Parnassus Auditions in piano and voice at the Barton Community College Fine Arts Building.

March 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Women for Kansas to start Barton Co. Chapter

An organizational meeting of the Women for Kansas Barton County Chapter will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Kansas Wetlands ...

March 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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.

March 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BBB warns: Puppy scams litter the Internet

National Puppy Day, March 23, may not be a red-letter holiday on any of our calendars but millions of Americans seem to be in love ...

March 16, 2018 | | Local News

Easter Basket workshop set for Saturday at the library

The Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club will host a "Hippity Hop Easter Basket Workshop" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17 ...

March 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Dust Bowl program offered Sunday

Cottonwood District Extension Agent Alicia Boor will present a program on the Dust Bowl at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Barton County Historical Society ...

March 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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