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Riley School gets new security feature

Summer projects at Great Bend USD 428 include a new door intercom system at Riley Elementary School. Assistant Administrator Khris Thexton said Dayton Security in Hoisington recommended the $1,600 door buzzer system. Visitors will need to press an intercom button and be seen on camera before someone pushes a buzzer so they can enter the school.

July 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Road break

July 14, 2015 | | Local News


Storms may develop after hot day

Dangerous heat indices are expected again Tuesday. Heat index values will range from 105 to 110, with the highest values in southern Kansas. Isolated thunderstorms are possible this afternoon into this evening across portions of central Kansas. A few of the storms may be severe with quarter size hail and wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph.

July 14, 2015 | | Local News


Join the “Butterfly Quest”

From tiny hairstreaks to large swallowtails, all sizes of butterflies will be counted during the Cheyenne Bottoms annual butterfly quest, beginning at 9 a.m. on July 25, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

July 14, 2015 | | Local News


New school board approves USD 428 contracts

With three new Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education members in place on Monday, the 2015-2016 school board ratified the new contract for teachers and approved pay increases for all categories of district employees.

July 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County Commission holds line of extension budget

Although they had nothing but respect and appreciation for the work done by the Barton County Extension Council and its flagship youth program 4-H, county commissioners Monday morning declined the council's increased budget request for 2016.

July 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Controversy in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD -- Downtown blight is a tricky problem to deal with, as many rural cities have found. Ellinwood is finding that out too, and the learning process is causing acute hardship for one couple whose business and livelihood are now at risk because of what started out as the city's good intentions. Early in 2014, the city acquired two dilapidated buildings at 100 and 102 N. Main Stret at a county tax sale. They intended to tear them down, ridding the city of an eyesore. But, as the demolition began, it became clear that the south wall of the adjoining ...

July 13, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend Community Blood Drive July 20 to feature Farmers and Battle of the Badges

Kansas pork farmers are hoping to make an even bigger impact on communities around the state this year though a partnership supporting American Red Cross Blood Drives that has already collected enough blood to help up to 11,000 patients since 2012.

July 12, 2015 | | Local News


How About These Beauties?

There are several birds at the Bottoms right now that are just stunning. My friends, Dodge and Lorna Engleman from Salina and San Antonio are here for their annual visit. They are world-class birding experts and travel internationally several times per year to see new birds in their natural environment. It is always a special treat for them to stop by. Their efforts in conservation and habitat preservation are inspiring to all of us.

July 12, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include, appreciation to the retiring Board Members; adjournment of 2014-2015 Board of Education and organization of the 2015-2016 Board of Education; election of officers and appointments/designations; adoption of 2015-2016 calendar; ratification of 2015-2016 licensed employees' agreement; first reading of BOE policies; approval of change of order for flooring project at Eisenhower Elementary School; budget update; and licensed teacher appointments.

July 12, 2015 | | Local News


June Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marraige Licenses

July 12, 2015 | | Local News


Hometown Teams says thanks to community

The Great Bend Public Library lower meeting room was filled to standing room only Saturday afternoon for the dedication of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps The Hometown Teams exhibit dedication. Alumni and their parents, including members of the Legion Riders, past instructors and past participants in the corps, some of whom travelled from out of the state to attend, were there to celebrate and reminisce about the years the drum and bugle corps brought national attention to Great Bend.

July 11, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A Bittersweet occasion

During a solemn ceremony in the sweltering Kansas National Guard armory Saturday afternoon, the guidon, the banner representing the Great Bend-based Battery E (Target Acquisition), 161st Field Artillery, unit was "cased."

July 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood City Council Meeting Tuesday

The Ellinwood City Council will conduct the regular council meeting Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. At that meeting, a service award will be presented to electric department employee Chris Komarek for his 35 years of service to the City of Ellinwood. The council will set a date for a work study session in late July, to precede the 2016 budget hearing at the regular council meeting on Aug. 11. Representatives of the Sidewinders will present a request to use the City Park Aug. 22 for the Annual Fallen Brother Run, and request permission for the consumption of cereal ...

July 11, 2015 | | Local News


United Way hotdog feed Thursday at Movie in the Square

The United Way of Central Kansas is teaming up with the City of Great Bend to host our annual Community Hot Dog Feed in conjunction with the Movie in the Square on Thursday, July 16. The event was rescheduled after it was postponed during June Jaunt due to inclement weather.

July 11, 2015 | | Local News


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Ellinwood After Harvest Fest Parade announced

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Rotary Club in cooperation with the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce is in the process of organizing Ellinwood's After Harvest Festival parade ...

May 25, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 431 special called meeting held

HOISINGTON -- On Tuesday, May 24, the USD 431 Board of Eduction met in a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Notice of the ...

May 25, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


SAFE FOR NOW

Local officials Wednesday breathed a cautions sigh of relief, noting the area dodged a lot of bullets in the Tuesday night storm that raked much ...

May 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Red Cross urging blood donations

WICHITA - The American Red Cross urges blood donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Camp Hope registration deadline approaches

The registration deadline for Camp Hope, a summer camp for youth who have, or have had, cancer is approaching.

May 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Make a magical fairy garden

Where do fairies live? At your house in the fairy garden you'll create for them, during KWEC's fairy garden class, from 9:30-11 ...

May 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Key Leader scholarships available for teens

JUNCTION CITY - The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club will be taking high school students to Key Leader Camp, June 2-4 at Rock Springs 4-H Camp ...

May 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hit the road Jack

TOPEKA – Fueled by lower gas prices, the West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see 2.8 million or 13.5 ...

May 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Turn nature into art at workshop

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will offer a free craft workshop at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5.

May 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC on summer hours; closed Memorial Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

May 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Clark to lead BCC women's basketball

Alan Clark has been named head women's basketball coach for Barton Community College.

May 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Remember vets with an American Legion poppy

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion family in Great Bend invite the public to honor our fallen warriors and contribute to ...

May 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Storms move into Barton County

Trees and power lines were down in parts of Great Bend as the Tribune was preparing to go to press Tuesday evening.

May 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


College trustees approve contracts

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees approved contracts for administrators, management staff and head coaches Tuesday. Changes in staff included offering math instructor Brian ...

May 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


RSVP selling recycled floral decorations for Memorial Day

Looking for floral arrangements to decorate the graves of loved ones for Memorial Day? The Retired Senior Volunteer Program has an option for you.

May 24, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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