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​City to hold annual auction

The City of Great Bend will hold its annual public auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, outside the Great Bend Police Department, 1217 Williams St.

September 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County appraisers, oil industry officials meet in Great Bend

Earlier this month, 120 county appraisers from across Kansas and oil and gas professionals from Kansas and surrounding states converged on Great Bend. They came to attend the Kansas Department of Revenue, Property Valuation Division meetings.

September 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Orchard shooting up, improvements anticipated

Five months after volunteers planted a community apple orchard in Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, the dream has taken root and, so far, is flourishing.

September 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


​Vehicle rolled after driver fell asleep

ELLINWOOD - A Hutchinson woman who fell asleep while driving in Barton County on Sunday was taken to Ellinwood District Hospital, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News


​Library closing the gap on budget deficit

Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems told his board of directors Monday that efforts to reduce spending are paying off.

September 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The Barton County Sheriff’s Office has appointed a new lieutenant.

The Barton County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday that Steve Billinger has been appointed as the new lieutenant of the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

September 21, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


​Coat drive extended through Friday

Sponsors of an annual drive to collect coats for the community are extending the donation period through Friday, Sept. 25.

September 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bond refinance could save BCC money

A resolution to refinance 2008 certificates of participation at Barton Community College will save roughly $105,000 over the life of the bonds, college officials said. That resolution is on the agenda for the BCC Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News


Library board prepares to search for new director

Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems has announced his plan to retire in April 2016. He is also director of the Central Kansas Library System.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News


​BCC Planetarium shows planned

Starting Monday, September 21, the Barton Planetarium will present shows every other Monday evening from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. For new guests, we are located in the Science Building on the north side of campus.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News


​Phone system bid on school board agenda

Bids for a new telephone system for Great Bend USD 428 will be opened Wednesday, and the school board will consider those bids during a meeting at noon Thursday, Sept. 24, at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams St.

September 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GOING OUT IN THE FIELD

On the large flat-screen monitor where the green patchwork quilt aerial images of Barton County. With a few mouse clicks and key strokes, John Remmert of the Barton County Road and Bridge Department could zoom in on individual parcels of land, houses or rural intersections.

September 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Flipping for a cause

The 15th annual Pancake Feed for Sunflower Diversified Services kicked off SDS's Sunrise Campaign to help area people with developmental disabilities and delays.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News


Pickup wrecked in pursuit Saturday

A pickup fleeing Russell County law enforcement went off U.S. 281 at 12:10 a.m. Saturday in Barton County.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News


Foster Parents Needed in Barton County - Saint Francis Community Services to provide free training i

Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, at 6 p.m. starting September 28, at 1508 Main Street in Great Bend.

September 20, 2015 | | Local News


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A Bitter-sweet moment

After nearly two decades of service, 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services Director Laurie White will retire as of Thursday. The Barton County Commission Monday morning ...

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County’s disaster declaration may help other parts of Kansas

Although Barton County didn't experience any damage from the tornadoes, thunderstorms, heavy rains, flooding and flash flooding in May, the Barton County Commission Monday ...

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mosquito spraying to continue even longer

The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will extend its campaign to spray for mosquitoes for four more weeks. This Thursday was scheduled to ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC adds trustee transparency webpage

When the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Brandon Steinert, director of Public Relations & Marketing, will give a presentation ...

June 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Camp Hope ends on high note

Camp Hope-Heartland concluded Saturday and sponsors are already looking ahead to 2017. The free, week-long camp is for Kansas and Missouri children who have cancer ...

June 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton Community College to close for Independence Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day. Classes will resume and offices will reopen July 5.

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 to consider Lashley for coach

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education has scheduled two special meetings for Thursday, June 30. at the District Education Center. Fiscal Year 2016-2017 ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Perez bound over for trial

Sydney Anne Perez, 20, of Topeka, entered a plea of not guilty to charges of aggravated battery and aiding and abetting aggravated battery, Friday in ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Russell man dies after motorcycle hits cow

RUSSELL COUNTY - A Russell man died Friday after the motorcycle he was driving struck a cow in the 3500 block of 189th St., 6.5 ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Camp Hope photos

The 34th annual Camp Hope was held this past week at Camp Aldrich. This free camp for children who have cancer or have had cancer ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Addict asks to be sent to prison

A 23-year-old woman told a Barton County District Judge she would rather go to prison and get treatment than receive probation and go back to ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County volunteers receive Girl Scout awards

Two Barton County residents have been recognized with special awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for their extraordinary service as volunteers.

June 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honoring Fathers

Carl Henkle, Cherry Village resident, celebrates Father's Day with his son-in-law, Reen Berges, and daughter, Sandy Berges.

June 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Westfall retires from FCC Board

The Family Crisis Center staff and volunteers recognized FCC Board Member Jan Westfall this past week for four years of service. She was presented a ...

June 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County honored for immunization efforts

Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider attended the State Immunization Conference in Salina where the county received an award for "Outstanding Effort in Turning Around ...

June 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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