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​BCC tuition going up this fall

A $4 increase in tuition rates this fall looks a lot like last year's increase at Barton Community College.

March 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The importance of leadership

Frustration over bills that seemingly target western and rural Kansas unfairly was evident from some of the questions asked by attendees at the Hoisington Legislative Coffee Saturday. Hoisington School Board President Dean Stoskopf. and Superintendent Bill Lowry were vocal on a bill that would limit a district's ability to raise funds for capital improvements and one that sought to consolidate small school districts, as well as the ongoing legal battles to define the Gannon decision on school funding. Hoisington City Council member Brian Wilborn also questioned the logic of the state legislature's decisions to seek passages of some ...

March 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Perfect Pancakes

Cool weather puts people in the mood for hot pancakes, Albert Volunteer Fire Chief Charles Keller said. He's a man who knows what he's talking about. Hundreds turned out Saturday evening for the annual Albert Volunteer Firefighters Pancake Feed and Raffle. Each year for 27 years, the town of about 175 population located in southwest Barton County swells to over 600 as people from the surrounding area come for all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage and the chance to win their share of $100s in prizes donated by area businesses and individuals.

March 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Whitetails, 656 W Barton County Road (4.5 Miles west of 10th and Patton), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Gaila Nielsen with greeters Jake Deutsch and Staci Bownes. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

March 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior companion is recognized for serving elderly

Jackie Pritchard of Hoisington was honored for her community service at the Senior Companion Program In-service meeting held on March 16, in Great Bend. Pritchard has served individuals in Hoisington and Great Bend as a Senior Companion for ten years.

March 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Literacy kits

In April 2015, Great Bend High School Students were able to raise money to give to a charity of their choice. GBHS decided to donate the check to United Way of Central Kansas. This money was used as seed money for literacy kits.

March 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend library makes end of fines official

As of March 1, the Great Bend Public Library no longer charges fines or late fees for overdue materials. The GBPL Board approved the practice earlier this year, but approved it again Monday after Library Director Harry Willems provided a written policy.

March 21, 2016 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


City accepts two major gifts for zoo

Bison are returning to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, and the bears are getting a larger home with its own swimming pool.

March 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Council approves HorsePower on the Plains

Here are highlights of other items from Monday's Great Bend City Council meeting:

March 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County getting healthier

Barton County rose to the 73rd spot in the 2016 county health rankings released last week by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. This is a jump from 2015 when it fell in at 86th.

March 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New rankings shed light on where kansas counties could improve health

Johnson County ranks healthiest in Kansas and Wyandotte County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the seventh annual County Health Rankings, released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

March 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


The Wetland Explorer: Spring Cleaning for your Nest Box

It is quite evident by now that Spring is upon us. Insects are beginning to emerge, trees are beginning to bloom, days are getting longer, and the birds... Have you noticed how active the birds in your yard are recently? Singing, chasing each other, and maybe even gathering nesting materials have become the birds' daily routine.

March 20, 2016 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local News


Legislators talk about '800 lb gorilla'

At the Hoisington legislative coffee Saturday morning, Rep. John Edmonds, Rep. Troy Waymaster, and Sen. Mitch Holmes talked on issues and actions of note in their respective houses before opening up the floor to questions.

March 19, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton County under winter weather advisory

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita placed Barton, Russell, Ellsworth and Lincoln counties under a winter weather advisory Friday until 1 p.m.

March 18, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Walk Kansas starts April 3

Teams are forming and registration is open for the 2016 Walk Kansas program, which this year runs April 3 through May 28. It is open to all Kansans across the state.

March 18, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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Reading, math skills improve with help

Reading and math tests taken by Great Bend students last month show positive progress when compared to test scores at the start of the school ...

January 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Relay For Life kickoff is Saturday

The Barton County Relay For Life will hold its annual kickoff Saturday morning at the Columbus Club, 723 Main, Great Bend. The meeting will be ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Trustees going to Topeka

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will not hold its monthly Study Session scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10.

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


D of I Soup Sampler Supper is Sunday

The Daughters of Isabella will hold a soup sampler supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Prince of Peace Parish ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 in no rush to replace Reed

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education doesn't need to hurry as it seeks to replace Superintendent Brad Reed, who resigned last month ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend High School students plan for fifth annual Community Service Day

Great Bend High School's Student Council got a green light Monday to organize the fifth annual all-day school-wide Community Service Day. Weather permitting, it ...

January 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Traffic stop turns into drug arrest

A routine traffic stop in the 200 Block of Main Street by Barton County Sheriff's deputy Sierra Thorne at 11:15 a.m. on ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Matthews honored for service as county attorney

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took time to recognize outgoing Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews for his years of service.

January 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKING THEIR OATHS

The results of the November general election in Barton County were made official as part of the County Commission meeting Monday morning. A host of ...

January 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hunting retreat brings 12 USMC vets to area

SEWARD - Friday, 12 veterans from the Ft. Worth and Houston, Texas areas travelled to Great Bend to take part in a pheasant hunting therapy retreat ...

January 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


United Way of Central Kansas Boxes of Love program

There are hundreds of seniors in Barton County living alone and dependent on local agencies for food, socialization, and basic human contact. So, come Valentines ...

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


December Marriage and Divorce Filings

December Marriage Licenses

January 07, 2017 | 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 the ...

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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