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U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran tours Ellinwood High School

ELLINWOOD - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran toured Ellinwood High School Thursday afternoon. It was one of three stops in Barton County en route to Hays. He also stopped at Barton Community College and took a walking tour of Hoisington's Main Street.

November 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


‘Intruderology 101’

With the phrase "active shooter" coming up in the news more often, knowing what to do in this type of situation is very important.

November 03, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Republican Taylor outspending Democratic rival Bristow

When Hanston Republican Larry Salmans opted not to seek reelection for the 33rd Kansas Senate District seat, there was no incumbent. This opened the door for a new candidate from each party to square off in the Nov. 8 general election.

November 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Out of the Morgue

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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

November 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo news: Fox kits welcomed to Wisconsin

The Racine Zoo in Wisconsin recently posted a photo of arctic fox kits that came from the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. Two of Todd and Vixie's kits born May 20, brother and sister Echo and Luna, are both "high spirited and very playful fun little animals," the Wisconsin zoo posted on its Facebook page. "We are so excited to announce the new addition to the Racine Zoo."

November 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Veterans were presented with quilts from the Golden Plans Quilts of Valor on Oct. 28, 2016, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. Quilt tops were made by members of the Golden Plains group and they were quilted by Amy Schartz Mellor.

November 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Job skills

Having certain skills is needed by everyone to help with daily activities, but certain skills are required in order to find employment and on Wednesday local groups helped teach these skills to people with disabilities.

November 02, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Marshall shows cash edge over LaPolice

As of the Monday deadline to file campaign finance reports, Kansas First District congressional candidate Roger Marshall had $86,214 on hand after receiving contributions totalling $1,176,285, and his Independent rival Alan LaPolice had $41,715 available after net contributions of $98,671.

November 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Reynolds brings decades of experience to Sunflower director job

When Debbie Reynolds took her first tour of Sunflower Diversified Services, she noticed a big plus right off the bat.

November 02, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


THE VOTES ARE IN

Kansas has continued its reputation as a Republican state, even among voters too young to actually vote. A presidential election of all kindergarten through 12th-grade students in USD 428 schools was held recently, engineered by Great Bend High School teacher Kylee McDonald and her students.

November 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Ellinwood police warn drivers, stop for school buses

ELLINWOOD - Monday morning, Ellinwood Police Chief Art Keffer posted on the department's facebook page that numerous complaints since the beginning of the school year had been received concerning drivers passing stopped school buses while their red lights and stop signs were activated.

November 01, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS Debate places three teams

The Great Bend High School debate team brought three teams to the Boot Hill Classic Debate Tournament at Dodge City High School on October 29th. All three debate teams placed. In the novice division Tatyana Badue and Bayle Sandy place first with a 5-0 perfect win/loss record and 18 speaker points. Badue and Sandy comment, "This is a really fun tournament. Every tournament we go to is another learning experience on what to improve on." In the varsity division Ashtin Heath and Aaron Miller place second with the 4-1 win/ loss record and 19 speaker points. Also in the ...

November 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Down it went

November 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission names development board members

The Barton County Commission Monday morning reappointed Troy Bailey of Claflin and Leon Steiner of Hoisington to the Barton County Community Development Advisory Board. Their uncompensated terms will expire Aug. 1, 2019.

November 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Survey: Kansans prefer Trump, concerned about economy

Editor's note: This is the first of two articles about the 2016 Kansas Speaks survey.

October 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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USD 431 adopts 2018-2019 budget

HOISINGTON - The Unified School District 431 Board of Education convened a special meeting Monday night in order to hold the 2018 budget hearing. No members ...

August 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School board approves budget

The local tax for Great Bend USD 428 will be close to 45.931 mills next year, Superintendent Khris Thexton said at Tuesday's budget ...

August 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC report: Community colleges swamped with reports

Two new admissions representatives at Barton Community College reflect the growing mountain of paperwork and reporting required of higher learning institutions, the BCC Board of ...

August 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Council adjournment meets with disdain

When the Great Bend City Council adjourned its regular meeting Monday night at the Great Bend Events Center, the move was not popular with the ...

August 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City’s 2018 budget approved

Following a budget hearing at City Hall, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved the city's 2018 budget ordinance during its regular meeting ...

August 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Couch supporters hold their own meeting

After the Great Bend City Council adjourned its regular meeting Monday night to the disapproving shouts and jeers from supporters of suspended Police Chief Cliff ...

August 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Retired officer backs suspended chief

Most of those at the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night don't know all that has transpired or been said regarding the ongoing ...

August 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Eyeing the sky

Eclipse viewing glasses were a hot commodity in Great Bend Monday morning. Those looking for a pair began arriving as early as 8 a.m ...

August 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Eclipse viewing slideshow

Aug. 21, 2017, Barton County, Kansas. Solar eclipse viewing.

August 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


The teachers are back

School doesn't start until Wednesday, but all of the employees at Great Bend USD 428 were on the job Monday for the annual Back ...

August 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


St. Joseph man killed following highway chase

PAWNEE COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation identified 30-year-old Jason Dale Smith of St. Joseph, Missouri, as the man killed following a highway chase involving ...

August 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees meet Tuesday

Great Bend's revitalization plan is on the agenda when the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room ...

August 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 budget hearing is Tuesday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a budget hearing at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the District Education Center, 201 ...

August 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


What a show!

Hundreds of Barton County residents watched the solar eclipse together on Monday, as crowds gathered early at the Great Bend Public Library, Barton Community College ...

August 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Injury crash sends one to hospital

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a vehicle crash at 2:08 p.m. on Sunday at mile marker 109 on North U,S, 281 ...

August 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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