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BCC's presence at Larned prison grows

Changes coming to the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility the summer will create opportunities for Barton Community College, the BCC Board of Trustees learned Tuesday.

June 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quiz time

The First Assembly of God Church in Great Bend sent its Bible Warriors to the National Bible Quiz tournament this past weekend at Ceder Hills, Texas.

June 14, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Residents speak up about fireworks

HOISINGTON - Patrons attending the Hoisington City Council meeting Monday asked council members for some answers. They wanted to know what if anything the council had in mind concerning applications for block parties for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. They also wanted to know how long the council was prepared to allow the noise to go on this year.

June 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Library director shares HVAC ups and downs

It takes a while to learn how to use new technology. This is something Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems has learned the hard way. He shared his story with members of his Board of Directors at their monthly meeting Monday afternoon.

June 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Debbie Stevens Week proclaimed

HOISINGTON - The tour of the utility billing office on the agenda for Monday night's Hoisington City Council meeting was canceled to make time for a last-minute agenda item. Mayor Clayton Williams had a proclamation to make, honoring Hoisington citizen Debbie Stevens, who two years ago created GPS Kids Club, and has a long history of caring for and about Hoisington's children.

June 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Marshall on shooting at Congressional Baseball practice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., issued the following statement after Wednesday morning's shooting at Congressional Baseball practice:

June 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BUSY BEES: Story Time entertains children

Great Bend Public Library's "Miss Amy" had children listening, singing and playing on Tuesday during Story Time. This week's subject was Bees.

June 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Todd Leech sentenced to 14 years for child rape

A Great Bend couple arrested on rape and child abuse charges in 2016 have been sentenced in Barton County District Court.

June 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas Wheat Harvest report: Day 2

Day 2: With the hot summer rays of sunshine and the constant Kansas wind, harvest is progressing quickly throughout central Kansas.

June 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBRC looks at goals, budget

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors discussed its 2017-2018 strategic plan goals and budget on Monday.

June 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


County approves tax help after tornado

Barton County residents who lost their homes or saw major home damage from last month's tornado may get a break on their property taxes this year, thanks to a resolution passed Monday by the County Commission.

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Road & Bridge director to retire soon

Barton County Road and Bridge/Memorial Parks Director Dale Phillips announced Monday he will retire at the end of this month, concluding a 44-year career with the county.

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Caution: Road work ahread

Great Bend Street Department employees remove a section of pavement at the southwest corner of Broadway and McKinley, Monday afternoon. Traffic is reduced to two lanes and will be for the rest of the month, according to Street Superintendent Mike Crawford.

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned prison adopts new mission preparing young offenders for reentry

LARNED - At the end of May, the Kansas Department of Corrections announced that the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility will be converted to a medium-security prison this summer and the nearly 150 mental health inmates there will be moved to the El Dorado Correctional Facility. Changes were outlined in a May 23 letter from Todd Fertig, KDOC communication director. The letter is on Tuesday's agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees' study session, because the college provides classes at the Larned facility.

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend schools get wireless devices for K-12

Great Bend USD 428's One to One Technology Initiative will encompass grades K-12 this fall, Superintendent Khris Thexton said Monday. The school board voted to buy 250 iPads for kindergartners and first-graders, and 250 Chromebooks for second- and third-graders, at a cost of $181,248.

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Trump calls Rep. Marshall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kansas First District Congressman Roger Marshall joined America's News Headquarters on Fox News Saturday to discuss the ongoing U.S. trade ...

June 11, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Corbett named AHF Parade grand marshal

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's 2018 After Harvest Festival Parade theme this year will be "Celebrating people, petroleum, and progress," according to Rosie Joiner, member of the ...

June 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend youth has behind-the-scenes fun

Getting a look behind the scenes is an exciting way to see how things work, and this is exactly what some Great Bend youngsters got ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


A special day

Friday was a special day in Great Bend for many people as the Barton County Relay For Life Event got underway at Veterans Memorial Park ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


May marriage and divorce filings

Marriage licenses

June 09, 2018 | 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 an ...

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBPL adds new books

Here is a list of newly added or replaced books at the Great Bend Public Library.

June 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Prairie Godmothers announce community service event

The Prairie Godmothers will help Catholic Charities restock its "dry goods" panty at its Great Bend location, 2201 16th St. Current Prairie Godmothers and those ...

June 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton rolls out new online schedule

Barton Community College hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday morning, June 7, to celebrate its new online course schedule.

June 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Outside party lines

Greg Orman's weariness with the institutionalized bickering between the dominant Democratic and Republican parties spurred him to launch his Independent bid for governor.

June 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


News safety signs in place at intersection

The new signs have been installed at the intersection of 30 Road and Washington Avenue, the site of a fatal crash that killed 18-year-old Shealee ...

June 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


UWCK goal met

The United Way of Central Kansas Board of Directors announced that UWCK has reached its goal of $275,000.

June 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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