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Trumpeter Swan hatches at Great Bend zoo

There were two Trumpeter Swans at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo until recently. Now there are three.

August 05, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces summer grant recipients

The end of another very competitive grant cycle has come, bringing with it 16 applications and over $31,689 in grant application requests. Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the July competitive grant cycle and awarded 16 charitable organizations a combined total of $10,271. Awards were granted to programs and projects within Barton, Pawnee, Rush and Stafford Counties.

August 05, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Medical Society makes donation to the Sr. Mary Ann Klein, OP Nursing Endowment at the

Barton County Medical Society recently made a donation to the Sr. Mary Ann Klein, OP Nursing Endowment at the Golden Belt Community Foundation. The endowment was started by Barton Community College Foundation and the former St. Rose Foundation to provide funding and support for the recruitment, retention, and training of health professionals and health educators, including opportunities for scholarships, equipment for training and continuing education. In the past this endowment supported the purchase of an additional SimPad controller at Barton Community College to aid in the training of new nurses.

August 05, 2015 | | Local News


​Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists to hold program in inflatable planetarium

An inflatable planetarium from Fort Hays State University will be set up at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center for a preview of the 2015 Perseids Meteor Shower. The free program will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the KWEC on K-156.

August 04, 2015 | | Local News


Think safety first

A new academic year is upon us and saftey should be on everyone's mind.

August 04, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend community urged to be safe this academic year

Back to school is upon us, with this brings flashing yellow lights around town. It also means drivers need to be aware of students crossing the streets in those designated school zones.

August 04, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


City retires street improvement bond

One of the bills approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night was a pretty big deal. It was the final payment on a bond approved a decade ago for street repairs.

August 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Asphalt overlay on K-96 Highway in western Barton County

Starting around Monday, Aug. 10, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin an asphalt roadway surface recycle and overlay project on K-96 Highway in Barton County, from the Rush/Barton County line then continuing east 13.63 miles to the west city limits of Great Bend. The purpose of this asphalt roadway surface recycle and overlay project is to extend the life of the asphalt pavement and it is scheduled to be completed by the end of September, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.

August 04, 2015 | | Local News


City receives ‘clean’ audit

Members of the Great Bend City Council's Administrative Committee heard some good news Monday night when they learned "clean" or "unqualified opinion" on the city's 2014 audit.

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City receives final Bushnell funds for park improvements

The Great Bend City Council Monday night accepted a Barbara Bushnell Memorial Fund presentation from Golden Belt Community Foundation Executive Director Christy Tustin. This payment is the final of five annual grants from the fund and will provide money for improvements to Veterans Memorial Park and Brit Spaugh Park.

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tot Spot coming to life at Brit Spaugh

Passersby may have noticed some new bright and colorful playground equipment springing up north of the Wetlands at Great Bend Aquatic Center. It is all part of the Tot Spot, a joint project between Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club.

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


SWKAAA to offer insurance advice for seniors

The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging will hold an informational meeting about what one can expect and what to do before they turn 65 in regards to insurance from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Great Bend Front Door, 1615 10th St. in Great Bend.

August 03, 2015 | | Local News


Commission OKs contract for K-4 overlook

Construction on the long-awaited K-4 Cheyenne Bottoms Overlook Improvement Project will begin late next spring or early next summer, the Barton County Commission learned Monday morning.

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Paranormal investigators will visit St. John Wednesday

By JIM MISUNAS

August 03, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


‘Concert on the Rock’ slated for Labor Day Weekend

PAWNEE ROCK - With the support of the city of Pawnee Rock and the Kansas State Historical Society, the Emerald Foundation is pleased to present, "Concert on the Rock: An Evening with Allison Boyt."

August 03, 2015 | Basil Dannebohm Special to the Tribune | Local News


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Barton Community College faculty contract renewal list

Tenure Track

April 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lobbyist for community colleges visits Barton

The executive director of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees braved predicted inclement weather Tuesday to drive from Topeka for the Barton Community College ...

April 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City officials shocked by removal of tree near library

On Friday afternoon, Mark's Custom Signs employees installed a digital sign for Central Kansas Library System at the northwest corner of the Great Bend ...

April 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington City Council approves annexation request

The Hoisington City Council met Monday night and approved an annexation request from Kenny Schremmer for a property he owns located just south of the ...

April 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Drug Take-Back Day scheduled for Saturday

Local law enforcement agencies along with Barton County Health Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are teaming up to help people get rid of unwanted ...

April 26, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton County misses weather threat

BY JIM MISUNAS

April 26, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Enrollment Days rescheduled

Due to the threat of bad weather, today's 6 p.m. Enrollment Days session at Barton Community College has been rescheduled for next Tuesday ...

April 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Regional Hospital, 514 Cleveland Street (enter through the east Emergency Room entrance ...

April 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS goes Holywood for prom night

Great Bend High School Prom was held April 16 in the GBHS Main Gym. Taylor Vratil was prom queen and Andrew Erb was prom King.

April 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


All Aboard

Model railroading has been around for a long time and many people of all ages have enjoyed the hobby and shared what it has to ...

April 25, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Enough lines sold for second vet memorial stone

It was announced last Monday at the Barton County Commission meeting that the county had 77 lines for the names of veterans remaining before the ...

April 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Faculty contracts on BCC agenda

Faculty contracts are on the agenda for the next meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, April ...

April 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Battin leaving USD 428

The resignation of Great Bend High School instructor/coach Chris Battin is on the agenda for the next Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education ...

April 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend Tribune garners awards

The Great Bend Tribune won the sweepstakes award for advertising in the combined daily divisions I and II at the 2016 Kansas Press Association annual ...

April 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Red Shoe event Tuesday to include awards, talks, music and more

Sexual and domestic violence continue to have a home here in Barton County, as they do everywhere else in the country. But the Family Crisis ...

April 23, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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