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December 17, 2015 | | Local News

New signage will change speeds on US-281

Between Monday, Dec. 21 and Thursday, Dec. 24, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin to upgrade/replace road signage and change posted speed limits in Barton County. The signing enhancement project is scheduled to be completed by early January, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.

December 17, 2015 | | Local News

Property tax deadline looming

The deadline for property owners to pay their taxes for the first half of the year is normally Dec. 20. However, this year that falls on Sunday so taxpayers have until the end of the day Monday, Dec. 21, Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra said.

December 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

'Light up the Square' scheduled for tonight

"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.

December 17, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Group to remember loved ones


December 17, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., today. Host will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Steve Swigart and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 17, 2015 | | Local News

​Hirsh’s ex says: He put the gun next to my head

Darrin Hirsh's ex-wife Candice testified Wednesday that her husband held his Kansas Highway Patrol service pistol to her head and a pillow over her face the night of March 12, 2013, after a heated argument.

December 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Volunteer coordinators asking Kansans to get involved

While volunteering in Kansas remains strong, the Kansas Volunteer Commission reported last week that Kansas dropped from fourth in overall volunteerism rates to fifth in the nation.

December 16, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Budget amendments OKed by commission

It was a little bit of good news for the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

December 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBHS Debate

December 16, 2015 | | Local News

Sunflower thanks Barrett

Connie Oetken, right, presents a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce gift certificate to Leslie Halbower Barrett, founder of Military Moms, for being chosen grand marshal of this year's Home for the Holidays Parade. The event had to be canceled this year because of the recent ice storm. Oetken is director of development at Sunflower Diversified Services, which sponsors the annual parade in conjunction with the city of Great Bend.

December 15, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS to offer new courses in 2016

Freshmen won't be enrolling in biology next fall at Great Bend High School. Instead, they'll be taking a one-semester introductory course in physics and chemistry, plus a semester of space and earth science. They'll still need to take biology to graduate, but the overall requirement of three science credits for graduation will not change, school administrators said.

December 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​Trooper’s domestic violence trial underway

It took most of the day Tuesday to choose a jury for Darrin Hirsh, a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper charged with aggravated assault and other counts of domestic violence in Barton County District Court. The jury is scheduled to hear opening statements at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when the trial resumes.

December 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

St. John concession sales will benefit Secret Santa

ST. JOHN - The concession stand at the Central Plains and st. John basketball games Tuesday will be selling Wheatland Café bierocks, pizza pockets, and pigs-in-a-blanket as usual. A chili and cinnamon roll meal deal is also featured. A bowl of chili and a Wheatland Café cinnamon roll will cost $5.

December 15, 2015 | | Local News

Veteran’s Memorial Lake stocked with trout

With the subsiding of the toxic blue-green algae problem, Veteran's Memorial Lake in Great Bend will again receive regular stockings of rainbow trout as part of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism's winter trout program. The first fish were delivered Tuesday morning.

December 15, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News

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October 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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