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The latest graduates of the Barton County Academy walked across the stage Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend, with dozens of friends and family members watching. So many, in fact, that the venue was changed from the Academy on 10th Street to the church, which had a larger meeting room.

May 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin city council approves purchase of police vehicle

The Claflin City Council met Monday, May 9, at the city building. City Clerk Patricia Schmidt submitted minutes from the meeting. At the meeting, the council heard a report delivered by Public Officer Gary Vaughan concerning several properties he has served notices on, in the city's continuing effort to enforce property ordinances and control blight.

May 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sidewalk art winners

Barton Community College has announced the winners of its Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. The winners are Adreinne Danner, Natalie Espino and Fernando Rojas.

May 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grill Guy

Great Bend woodcarver Barry Bowers competed in the Wichita carving show this past weekend. He won a first place ribbon for his Grill Guy carving in the category Single Caricature in a Scene.

May 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Viewing tower being reviewed

When the bids came back for the much-anticipated Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington on K-4, state and local officials were a little shocked, the Barton County Commission learned Monday morning.

May 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington EMS to hold open house Thursday

Red is usually the color of choice for fire trucks, catching the eye and delivering the universal message - an emergency is at hand. But coming to Hoisington Thursday, a pink fire truck will be turning heads. The Pink Heals Tour is making a stop at the Hoisington EMS open house that evening.

May 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Order up

Making the proposed Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers closer to a reality in Great Bend, the City Council Monday night approved a rezoning request by project developers for the property at 10th and Monroe.

May 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City proceeds with Amber Meadows replat

The Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign an engineering services agreement with Wichita-based Professional Engineering Consultants for the replatting of the remaining undeveloped portion of the Amber Meadows Subdivision.

May 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School board meets with attorneys

Great Bend USD 428's Board of Education met with the school district's attorneys Monday. The special meeting started at noon at the District Education Center where the board spent 40 minutes in an executive session, which is closed to the public, in order to discuss a matter protected by attorney-client privilege.

May 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County Academy graduation moved

Because of the large number of people expected at the Barton County Academy graduation ceremony, the location has been moved from the Academy to First Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington, Great Bend. The ceremony is still scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17.

May 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


MOVING ON

Despite the overcast weather on Sunday, the 2016 Great Bend High School Graduating Class took to the field at the Great Bend High School Memorial Stadium for their anticipated rite of passage.

May 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Arson suspect wanted by Ellinwood police

Crime stoppers of Barton County, the Ellinwood Police Department and the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office are seeking the public's assistance in locating an arson suspect.

May 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hutchinson Regional Medical Center at the Chamber Board Room, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Amanda Hackerott with greeters Pete Schartz and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED

At the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning, six county veterans received the recognition they deserved. Their names will be added to the third stone to be set as part of the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial.

May 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend man dies in Sunday rollover

A Great Bend man died in a one-vehicle rollover accident on Sunday morning, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports.

May 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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