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County probe topic of contentious executive session

Commissioner Alicia Straub's asking for a 10-minute closed-door commission meeting Monday morning sparked a heated exchange after fellow commissioners felt blind-sided by the request. Straub sought the executive session as an addition to the agenda to continue discussions around an investigation involving non-elected county personnel.

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Janel Rose to share local health news at League of Women Voters meeting

Janel Rose from the Barton County Health Department will speak at the next League of Women Voters of Great Bend meeting, set for noon Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Classic Inn restaurant.

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Touched By Cancer speakers address pre-funeral planning

Touched By Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at The Heartland Cancer Center. Richard Kimple and Ryan Minnis from Minnis Funeral Home in Ellinwood will present the topic "Planning Ahead - Pre-funeral Planning."

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grief Support Group meetings start Monday

The Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice Grief Support Group is starting a new series of sessions this month. The group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the St. Rose Health Center, 3515 Broadway Ave., on the following Mondays: Oct. 10, 17 and 24; Nov. 7, 21 and 28; and Dec. 5. For more information contact Larry Schumacher, 617-4108, or Cathy Soeken, 617-6999.

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Donate blood in October

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and other patients during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

October 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


New activity bus arrives at USD 428

The Great Bend USD 428 school board members and others who attend Monday's Board of Education meeting will have the opportunity to tour the district's new activity bus.

October 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


American Legion Auxiliary soup supper

American Legion Auxiliary will hold an all you can eat Benefit Soup Supper on from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas in Great Bend. Members and guests are welcome. Tickets are $7. Chili, ham and beans, vegetable beef, chicken and noodle soups, cornbread, tea, water, coffee and dessert made by the American Legion Auxiliary members will be served. Proceeds will benefit the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor to help with the cost of making quilts for veterans.

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College to host free playwriting workshop Oct. 22

While many enjoy a good play production, few have actually written one. Barton Community College is presenting an excellent opportunity for community members to join those few and a chance to see their plays come to life on stage.

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


September Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Oct. 6

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the purchase of a van for the Sheriff's Office and longevity pay for county employees.

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees consider new vocational program

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hear a proposal for adding a Scale Technician Certificate Program to its course offerings during the board's October study session. The meeting will start at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

October 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Diva Day benefits Relay for Life

Ladies can pamper themselves and just have fun or do some serious shopping during Diva Day, going on from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th St. Admission is free.

October 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Too much of a good thing

For area farmers and grain handlers, fall 2016 is amounting to a perfect storm.

October 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo news: Lemur exhibit opening soon

It has been awhile since visitors at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo have been able to view ring-tailed lemurs, but those animals will be moving into an exhibit area this week and ready for public viewing later this month.

October 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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