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BCC Young Democrats to host debate watch

Barton Community College Young Democrats Club will hold a presidential debate watch party at 8 p.m. Monday in the college Library's Cavanaugh Room. Those who attend are asked to bring a can of food to donate to the Food Bank, and a snack to share.

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Children ready to meet 'Ivan'

Great Bend elementary students received copies of the children's novel "The One and Only Ivan" on Friday. These books are theirs to take home and keep, and to read with a family member as part of this year's One District One Book community literacy program.

September 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drop in government jobs fuels jobless rate increase

BY STAFF REPORTS

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Executive session on commission agenda Monday morning

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the acceptance of an insurance dividend check, an executive session to discuss non-elected personnel and the buy back of a loader for the Road and Bridge Department.

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC freshman lands lead role in stage classic

An advantage of attending a community college versus a four-year university is the opportunity to participate and get one's hands dirty on campus right from the start.

September 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New feature goes up at Bark Park

First, it is announced that a new fitness trail for humans is going up at Veterans Memorial Park. This week, the popular park went to the dogs.

September 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


'Triplet Day'

This is Spirit Week at Jefferson Elementary School, and Thursday was Twin/Triplet Day. Teachers Maddy Demel, left, Brenda Unrein and Jennifer Leiker dressed as the Koo Koo Kangaroo group. The screen behind them shows the original Koo Koo group members on the GoNoodle website. "We use (GoNoodle) for brain breaks during our day," Unrein said.

September 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sedgwick Co. Zoo ambassadors visit

Thursday's kickoff for One District One Book included a visit to Great Bend USD 428 elementary schools from two Sedgwick County Zoo zookeepers. They came with live animals.

September 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A gorilla's voice

When ambassadors from the Sedgwick County Zoo visited Great Bend's elementary schools on Thursday, students got to do two things they really seem to love: learn about animals and raise their hands whenever an adult asks a question.

September 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


On the web

Keeping up with today's technology and social media plays an important role for many city organizations and businesses and this is exactly what the Great Bend Police department has done. The department has moved from the city's website to its own.

September 22, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Claflin city council continues police chief search

CLAFLIN - When the Claflin City Council met Monday, Sept. 12, no hiring decision was made concerning the open police chief position previously filled by Rory Tillett, Tillett was hired April 12, filling a vacancy left by former Claflin Chief of Police Robert Gunder. At the Aug. 8 meeting, the city voted to accept resumes for the vacant position until noon, Sept. 12. Not finding a suitable replacement, the council agreed to continue to advertise the position and accept applications.

September 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Pawnee Rock to hold Firefighter Appreciation dinner

PAWNEE ROCK - Pawnee Rock's city council met Sept. 6, and continued to tighten up efforts to increase observance of ordinances in the community. This time, non-resident land owners were the focus. Pawnee Rock Maintenance Supervisor requested the council consider raising fees for cutting weeds and tall grass from $60 per hour to $100 per hour, but only for non-residents, per City Code 8-404. Council member Chris Mead moved to contact City Attorney Ron Smith to draw up an amendment to the code, raising the fee, with a minimum charge for two hours, and including an administrative fee of $50 ...

September 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Culex mosquitoes do not transmit Zika virus, Kansas State University study finds

A Biosecurity Research Institute study has found important results in the fight against Zika virus: Culex mosquitoes do not appear to transmit Zika virus.

September 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Huck Boyd Institute presents Lifetime Achievement Award to former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole

Kansas State University's Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole for service to rural Kansas on Sept. 16.

September 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Sept. 21

September 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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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 ...

August 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


U.S. 56 milling and overlay from Ellinwood to Lyons to begin

A 19-mile asphalt mill and overlay surfacing project on U.S. 56 in Barton and Rice counties will begin this week. The project is located ...

August 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Fire Chief Napolitano announces retirement

Longtime Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano announced Friday he plans to retire effective Sept. 1.

August 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Best viewing times for eclipse

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, on Monday, Aug. 21.

August 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Free eclipse glasses available

More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Monday, Aug. 21, total solar eclipse.

August 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Marsh Musings

It has been necessary for Sandra and me to be in Kansas City for several days. It is almost strange to see all the traffic ...

August 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BOE may revise medication policy

A possible revision of the school district's policy for supervision of medications is on the agenda for the Great Bend USD 428 Board of ...

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 has preschool openings

Great Bend USD 428 still has openings in its 4-year-old preschool class set to start Aug. 23. The attendance site is at Riley School and ...

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Budget hearing set for USD 428

A 4.3-mill increase in local property taxes for Great Bend USD 428's supplemental budget will be offset by a 4.3-mill decrease in ...

August 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Moran supports extending Veterans Choice Program

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran fielded questions about health care for veterans and the Veterans Choice Program during a town hall Thursday at the American ...

August 10, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Crash sends one to hospital

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a one-vehicle crash at 1:29 p.m. Tuesday just west of Dorrance on I-70.

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teaching the teachers

New teachers at Great Bend USD 428 met at the District Education Center on Thursday for training with Assistant Superintendent John Popp. This year there ...

August 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 ready for new year

With the start of school less than two weeks away, Great Bend USD 428 Superintendent Khris Thexton is excited.

August 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood Country Living to host barbecue for Christmas fund

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Country Living will host a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the facility, located at 302 ...

August 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


People in poverty asked to lead new program

A new group aims to reduce poverty in Barton County by turning to the experts - those who live from paycheck to paycheck and crisis to ...

August 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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