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​Help needed to serve Thanksgiving meal to Barton students

Community members are invited to help provide a traditional turkey-day dinner to Barton Community College students who can't go home on Wednesday, Nov. 25, said Marcia Dietz from Barton's Student Support Services.

October 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Volunteering vets to be honored

On Monday, Nov. 9, in advance of Veterans Day, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program will recognize those who have not only served their community, but also their nation.

October 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two-vehicle crash

On Oct. 27, around 7 p.m., Barton County Sheriff's deputies responded to U.S. 281 and K-4 west junction, to a reported motor vehicle accident.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News


IRS grants relief to drought-stricken farmers, ranchers

Farmers or ranchers forced to sell their livestock because of the drought that affects much of the nation, including Barton County, special IRS tax relief may help, IRS spokesman Michael Devine said.

October 28, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Wind can close landfill

During the fall, winds can be strong enough to close the Barton County Landfill, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said.

October 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The Sixth District Kansas Authors Club meeting

The Sixth District Kansas Authors Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Delos Smith Senior Center, 101 West First Avenue in Hutchinson, Judy Entz, Mennonite Press, will explain how to get your book ready to publish at a reasonable price. They have helped the Kansas Authors Club in many ways. Jan Hurst, McPherson, of Authors Voice Publishing will give advice on deciding on a book cover, etc.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News


St. Rose Health Center plans grand opening, guided tours

The public is invited to get an up-close look at the new St. Rose Health Center during its upcoming grand opening.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News


A chance to honor real-life heroes this week in Forsyth Library

At a must-see exhibit this week in Fort Hays State University's Forsyth Library, students, staff, faculty and the general public can get a glimpse of some real-life heroes.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Lincoln Elementary School, 5630 Broadway. Lincoln Elementary School Principal Misty Straub and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Lincoln School.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News


CREATIVE BEAUTY

HUTCHINSON - Maybe art is a little like music.

October 27, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Employment conference held for the disabled

A big crowd showed up to the Employment Success Conference on Tuesday at the Great Bend Elks Lodge. The conference was a part of Disability Employment Success Day as proclaimed by the Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison and followed on the heels of Disability Mentoring Day that was held on Oct. 21.

October 27, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBHS Band and Ochestra fundraiser

Great Bend High School band and orchestra members are selling items from Cherrydale for their upcoming trip to Branson, Mo. in March. Items include gifts for the Holiday season and food items that can be frozen until family and friends arrive. If you care to purchase any items and are not contacted by them please call GBHS at 793-1521 and ask for Mr. DeWald (ext 189) or Mr. Enochs (ext 188). They can send a student your way to show you the catalogues.

October 27, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS Band receives WAC trophy

October 27, 2015 | | Local News


City of Ellinwood to purchase Batchman property

The Ellinwood City Council met Monday night in a special meeting to consider an agreement that would put an end to a year-long debacle that had not only caused one Ellinwood family countless financial headaches, but also prompted community members to publicly declare their dissatisfaction with the city over the handling of a public improvement project gone awry. The council went into executive session for 10 minutes for a discussion of the possible property acquisition. Upon returning to open session, Mayor Irlan Fullbright summarized the discussion.

October 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission asks why no action taken on trashy properties

A complaint from rural Barton County resident Clarence Bieberle about a trashy property near his home north of Odin led to a harsh rebuke by the County Commission Monday morning of the County Attorney's Office and its lack of action on numerous zoning and nuisance code violations.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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City looking at revamping police station

As best as he can determine, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch believes the aging white building his department calls home dates back nearly 80 ...

July 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

July 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 online enrollment begins Monday

Parents with students returning to Great Bend USD 428 in August may enroll them online beginning Monday, July 18.

July 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KBI asked to probe possible improprieties at CVB

When the City of Great Bend took over management of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in January, city officials found troubling evidence as to how ...

July 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Color Day

One day of fun in the sun wasn't enough; Wednesday was Color Day outside the Great Bend Public Library.

July 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC takes steps to stop cheaters

Software that attempts to catch cheaters, and tests that determine college readiness, will have a negative effect on enrollment at Barton Community College, according to ...

July 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zamora up for parole hearing

A man convicted of aggravated kidnapping of a child and two counts of aggravated sodomy in Barton County is eligible for a parole hearing later ...

July 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pay raises, not tax raises, planned at BCC

Barton Community College's board of trustees is considering a budget that will pay for salary increases and a few new jobs, without raising the ...

July 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


PULLING THEIR WEIGHT

No piece of machinery quite speaks to the spirit of the Barton County Fair quite the way the tractor does. And whether it's the ...

July 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local businesses honored for United Way contributions

The companies honored during the United Way of Central Kansas' Pacesetter luncheon Wednesday afternoon were responsible for over half of the local United Way's ...

July 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Advance voting now available for primary

Registered voters in Barton County can now apply for advanced ballots for the Aug. 2 primary election, said Barton County Election officer Donna Zimmerman Wednesday.

July 12, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Retirement reception planned for Don Craig

The City of Great Bend will host a retirement reception for outgoing Public Works Director Don Craig from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the Front ...

July 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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