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City Council to discuss water system Monday

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes a bond issue for water system improvements and refinancing existing debt; a Nex-Tech video service agreement; one-day cereal malt beverage license for Aug. 27; request for permission to bore across Lischesky Ditch for an electric service line; appointment of Public Works Director; budget and tax revenue ordinances related to the 2017 budget; and renewal of the Great Bend Boom facility use agreement.

August 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chiller repairs 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 approval of a list of added/abated/escaped/refunded taxes; openings on the Community Development Advisory Board and the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging; and chiller repairs.

August 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


State upholds LaVeta Miller conviction

The Kansas Court of Appeals announced Friday its decision to uphold the 2015 conviction of LaVeta Miller, the local women who stole money earmarked for Honor Flights for U.S. veterans.

August 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Support shown for bike, pedestrian options

By Veronica Coons

August 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local business shows support in a different light

There are many different ways of showing support and respect to the people that keep our cities safe, but Waters True Value is taking this support a step further. Waters True Value is hosting the "Back The Blue" event. The Great Bend Waters True Value is located at 1649 K-96 Highway.

August 12, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Almost time to party in the park

Everyone loves a great party and right here in Great Bend there is a party planned for this weekend. That's right, it is time for Party In the Park and it will be held at Veterans Park this Saturday.

August 12, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBHS marching band to welcome teachers, staff

When employees of Great Bend USD 428 attend their Back to School Celebration next Monday, nearly 100 students should already be there.

August 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


UWCK names campaign co-chairs

United Way of Central Kansas has announced the campaign co-chairs for the 2017 campaign, said UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith.

August 11, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Foundation’s Big Benefit Auction ticket sales end Monday

Tickets for the Barton Community College Foundation's 38th Annual Big Benefit Auction themed "A Political Party" are available now until Monday, Aug. 15. The event is Aug. 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Great Bend. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Foundation office, 620-786-1136 or by sending an email to capec@bartonccc.edu.

August 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


College completes extensive program review

A review of programs at Barton Community College shows business courses generate the most credit hours on campus and a good deal of income. In a presentation to the BCC Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Vice President Robin Garrett also mentioned at least one program that may be phased out in the future.

August 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood City Council approves 2017 budget

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council met Monday night, and began the meeting with a brief public hearing of the 2017 budget which was published earlier in the Ellinwood Leader. The mill levy will remain virtually the same as last year, City Attorney Bob Peter summarized. No public comments, so the hearing was closed. Ken Lebbin moved to approve the budget, seconded by Kirk Clawson. The council approved the budget unanimously.

August 10, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Waterpark season ends Sunday

Sunday is the final day that the Wetlands Water Park at Great Bend will be open for public swimming this year. Weather permitting, the pool is open daily from 12:30-5:30 p.m.

August 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Three Padens in law enforcement

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one story in a series of articles about local law-enforcement officers.

August 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces Summer Grant recipients

Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the July competitive grant cycle and awarded a total of $11,569. The foundation supports programs or projects that are innovative, collaborative, proactive, measurable and sustainable.

August 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Patrol to hold enforcement aimed at reducing fatality crashes

This weekend, troopers across the state of Kansas will be mobilizing for a statewide RAVE (Roving Aggressive Violation Enforcement) to address the increase in fatal crashes. The enforcement will be held Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13.

August 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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UWCK thanks county for setting the pace

Earlier this year, Barton County was named a Pacesetter contributor by the United Way of Central Kansas. On Monday morning, the County Commission was thanked ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dena Popp appointed 911 director

Dena Popp was named director of Barton County 911/Communications at Monday's county commission meeting. It was an appointment at least one commissioner said ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jobless numbers continue upward

TOPEKA - The state's July seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, the Kansas Department of Labor reported Friday. This was up from 3 ...

August 22, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


BCC trustees meet Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend woman injured in accident

STAFFORD COUNTY - A Great Bend woman was transported to the Central Kansas Medical Center with possible injuries after the pickup she was driving rolled over ...

August 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Car chase ends in crash in Ellsworth County

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a vehicle chase that ended in a crash at 10:48 p.m. on Thursday.

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend resident plays in Mozart Festival

Local Great Bend Resident that now lives in Texas performed at Mozart Festival in San Antonio, Texas.

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local paramedic receives prestigious award

Being recognized for your hard work, leadership skills and a job well done can be seen through many different eyes, but it only takes one ...

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


‘Wild Places’ close to home

George Frazier says his new book, "The Last Wild Places of Kansas," isn't a guide, but it may lead readers to explore some places ...

August 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Party in the Park worth the effort

Sure, it takes a lot of work to throw an event like the City of Great Bend's Party in the Park. But, Community Coordinator ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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 a ...

August 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Baton named CDL test site

Industry demand has driven continued expansion of the Barton Community College Commercial Driver's License program. Barton is now an official test site and a ...

August 18, 2016 | BY BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


The movies are over, but the fresh veggies remain for now

The free summer outdoor movie series is over, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington said. This year the city put more movies on Friday nights ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Angel hired to lead Family Crisis Center

On August 16th The Family Crisis Center Board unanimously voted to hire Rachel Angel as the new Executive Director.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Meet the Panthers on Sunday

The Panther Booster Club will host its first community-wide Meet the Panthers event at 5 p.m. Sunday at the band shell in Jack Kilby ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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