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Zoo news: ANIMAL TRAINING

Ashley Burdick's hand was just inches from a leopard's face Tuesday, but the keeper at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo was not concerned.

August 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School budget ready for approval

The mill levy collected from property owners in Great Bend USD 428 shouldn't change much at all for 2016-2017, school administrators said Wednesday. The actual tax rate for 2015-2016 was 45.866 mills, and the estimated tax rate for the proposed budget is 45.834 mills.

August 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


HOISINGTON SELECTED AS A PATHWAYS TO A HEALTHY KANSAS COMMUNITY

HOISINGTON- Clara Barton Hospital and the City of Hoisington learned it is one of eight communities in Kansas recently selected as a grantee in the largest community grant program ever funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.

August 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Council OKs additional street improvements for 2016

Better streets have long been a goal of the Great Bend City Council and to this end, it approved additional Street Work for 2016 when it met Monday night.

August 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MARSHALL WINS IN UPSET

A weary, yet ecstatic Roger Marshall could hardly find the words Monday night to describe how he felt following his upset primary victory over incumbent First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp.

August 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kruckenberg grabs another term on County Commission

It was another home run for Kruckenberg.

August 03, 2016 | By Jim Misunas Russell Edem | Local News


Lewis will serve District 113 again

In Barton County, the only contested race for Kansas House of Representatives was for the 113th District, which includes Southeastern Barton County and Stafford County, as well as parts of Rice and Pawnee counties. Two hours after the polls closed and preliminary results were reported, it was becoming clear that Greg Lewis, R-St. John would win.

August 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Taylor wins primary for Kansas Senate Dist. 33 nomination

Mary Jo Taylor was the winner Tuesday in the race to become the Republican nominee in November for the 33rd Senate District of Kansas. At 11:20 p.m., with 185 of 190 precincts reporting their final unofficial results to the Kansas Secretary of State's Office, she had 7,115 votes, compared to 6,521 for Larry Salmans, giving her 52 percent of that total.

August 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Health Department prepping for start of school

The start of the 2016-17 school year is fast approaching and Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said the Health Department is gearing up for the occasion.

August 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo improvements coming

Although just in the preliminary stages, changes are coming to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo following action by the City Council Monday night.

August 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Row of houses declared unsafe, dangerous

The Great Bend City Council Monday night set a public hearing date for four houses deemed as unsafe and dangerous structures in the 2100 block of 16th Street with the goal of having them demolished.

August 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Later alcohol sales, Sunday sales OKed

For the first time since the 1980s, liquor stores in Great Bend will be allowed to stay open until 11 p.m., and, for the first time ever, they will be allowed to be open on Sundays.

August 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser announced

The American Legion Auxiliary is having its sixth Annual Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser this Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Great Bend American Legion Post, 1011 Kansas Ave. The front door opens at 6 p.m.

August 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor awarded to veterans

United States military veterans were awarded Quilts of Valor by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor on July 29 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. Photos were provided by Gerald Postlethwaite.

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


Craig and Jolene Biggs named Old Bill Honorees

Each year the Barton Foundation Board chooses someone to honor with the "Old Bill" honorarium at its annual Big Benefit Auction. This year they have chosen Craig and Jolene Biggs.

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


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More information for tornado victims offered

Barton County residents are moving forward in an effort to clean up and rebuild following the tornado of May 16. A tabulation of storm damage ...

May 25, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Making a Splash

It was nothing but fun and splashing on Thursday in Ellinwood during the ribbon cutting ceremony that took place and officially opened the new splash ...

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Being ready

Chief Cliff Couch along with officers of the Great Bend Police Department participated in active shooter training, Thursday at Great Bend High School.

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | 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 ...

May 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A new mission

SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE

May 24, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Number of county tax sale properties dwindling

The Count Treasurer's Office is receiving payments for properties included in this year's tax sale and there are currently 66 properties, said County ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Juvenile Justice budget remains unchanged

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services 2018 fiscal year budget. The $635,847.82 budget includes $33,157 ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gas prices stay steady

The average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.13 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's ...

May 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police letters blame pay for understaffing

Letters to Great Bend City Council members and/or city officials from the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter express concern over staffing shortages within ...

May 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Remember vets with poppies

Members of the Great Bend American Legion Unit 180 and Auxiliary invite the public to honor our nation's fallen warriors and contribute to the ...

May 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC names 3 VPs

Barton Community College now had three vice presidents instead of one, following an administrative structural change that was approved Tuesday by the college's board ...

May 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington MIH lots (finally) going fast

HOISINGTON -- Monday night, board members of the Hoisington Land Bank met to consider three new applicants for lots in the McKenna Meadows subdivision. After advertising ...

May 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington painting program yielding positive results

HOISINGTON -- Dolores Kipper, the city's code enforcement officer, Monday night provided an update to the city council on her efforts to encourage property owners ...

May 22, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


YOU CAN SEE FOR MILES

The sparkling new hilltop scenic overlook tower looms over the griddle-flat Cheyenne Bottoms below. Stretching out into the horizon Monday were the refuge's shimmering ...

May 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tornado recovery, cleanup underway

It's been a week since an EF3 tornado roared through western Barton County, destroying several homes and causing over $600,000 in damages. At ...

May 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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