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Jefferson School Pie in the Face contest

Jefferson school won the Pie in the Face contest for best USD 428 payroll participation for United Way of Central Kansas for the second year in a row. Mr. Brad Reed, USD 428 Superintendent and Mr. Art Baker, Jefferson School Principal receive a pie in the face at a school assembly. Paige Stegman was the school representative and led the charge. Art Baker, school principal was also a positive force in the Jefferson win. "We believe in United Way of Central Kansas and the community and are willing to do anything for the cause." said USD #428 Superintendent Brad Reed.

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Volunteers recognized for community service

Senior Companions Juanita Lumpkins of Great Bend and Judi Welch of Larned, and Foster Grandparent volunteer, Hubert Brown of Olmitz were honored for their service to individuals in the community at the Senior Corps In-service meeting held in Great Bend on May 19th. Lumpkins has served 12 years with the program, Welch four years and Brown has been a Foster Grandpa for eight years.

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Park visitors asked to leave firewood at home

Headed to one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' lakes for the upcoming holiday weekend? David Hoover, a Conservation Biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District is asking park visitors to leave their firewood at home.

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mental Heath Awareness Day teaches ‘no stigma’

A bounce house and a beanbag toss, face painting and free popcorn were all part of the carnival atmosphere Friday in the parking lot at The Center for Counseling and Consultation in Great Bend. The event was Mental Health Awareness Day.

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Experts hope mental health kiosks can save lives

In the future, central Kansas residents may be able to check their mental health as easily as they can now check their blood pressure while visiting the pharmacy at a big-box store.

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin announces summer reading program

CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library invites all children, preschool through 6th grade, to attend the Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is, "On Your Mark, Get Set - READ."

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to revisit overtime rule

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime laws when the board meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The board first looked at the issue in February. The final rule has been issued and takes effect on Dec. 1; it applies to salaried employees with "exempt" status, raising their minimum salary levels. Barton's solution would probably be a mix of increasing some salaries, moving some employees to hourly and redefining positions.

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Email scam on County Commission agenda

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 discussion about the Treasurer's Office and the email scam, a supplemental agreement for the High Risk Rural Roads program and a gas line that is interfering with a bridge project east of Great Bend.

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Perfect attendance celebrated at USD 428

USD 428 elementary schools celebrated the end of the 2015-2016 school year last week, each in their own unique ways. They promoted kindergarten students and sixth graders, recognized good citizenship and good grades, and students who had near perfect and perfect attendance were given special recognition. School administrators, representatives from Barton Community College, and a group of 34 patron donors made sure the students who strove all year to make it to school on time understood how proud they should be for showing that level of dedication to their education.

May 20, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood Library Holiday and Summer hours announced

Beginning May 23, the Ellinwood School Community Library will be open 9-7, M-Th, 9-4 on Friday

May 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thank You

Everyone makes sacrifices throughout their lives, but some take this a step further.

May 20, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Hoisington City Council meeting Monday

The Hoisington City Council will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Hoisington Municipal Building. The agenda includes the consideration of an ordinance to rezone property from R-1 to C-2, comments from citizens concerned about duplex construction on Fourth and Maple, and continued discussion of a proposed blight partnership program.

May 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


COURAGE, STRENGTH AND HONOR

Raising awareness comes in many forms, but two veterans have taken it to the next level. Michael Priddy and David Allison are riding their bikes across the nation to raise awareness for Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs and for veterans that are suffering with post traumatic stress disorder.

May 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Money spent on early education services saves tax dollars

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of two stories about data on Harvard University's website regarding research into early childhood development.

May 19, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Former curator recognized for many years of service

People's jobs become part of their fiber and this is no different for Dean Weis. Weis worked in the oil and gas fields for many years and was the curator of the Kansas Oil and Gas museum for 11 years, retiring from this position in December of 2015.

May 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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BCSO seeks information about wanted man

The Barton County Sheriff Office is seeking the public's assistance on the whereabouts of Chet Whetham.

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday

The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 15 ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Library announces closings

Great Bend Public Library will close at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, and will be closed all day Friday for schedule replacement ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Host ...

April 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Drugs seized in Hoisington residence

HOISINGTON - Two males were arrested Tuesday by the Hoisington Police Department after a search warrant yielded suspected methamphetamine and marijuana in a residence.

April 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Search organized for missing priest

PROTECTION - Father Marvin Reif, 53, walked away from the Protection Valley Manor in Protection, KS on Apr. 3. A priest in the Dodge City Diocese ...

April 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


District searches for new teachers

The search is on for next year's teachers at Great Bend USD 428. When the school board met on Monday, Assistant Superintendent John Popp ...

April 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Two arrests made after vehicle chase

Two people were arrested by a Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy after a vehicle pursuit in Barton County at 7:30 p.m. on ...

April 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


House proposes flat tax, both houses agree to new trms for KPERS

TOPEKA - The House of Representatives has been considering several options to improve the fiscal shape of the State Government's budget. One possible solution which ...

April 10, 2017 | Troy L. Waymaster, State Representative, 109th Kansas House | Local News


Wanted fugitive captured

The Barton County Sheriff deputies arrested Eliseo Velasco Jr. age 28 of Great Bend at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Velasco was a ...

April 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Little store making big impact

While shopping abounds in Barton County, there are a handful of shops that do more than simply make a profit. These stores give back to ...

April 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend Tribune earns Awards of Excellence

The Great Bend Tribune's news and advertising staff earned a total of 49 awards, including 16 first-place awards, in the Kansas Press Association's ...

April 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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