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Stuff the Bus

Donita Wolf from Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice takes another shopping cart of donated items to a waiting bus, Wednesday afternoon in front of the Walmart Supercenter. GBHH&H is one of 19 United Way of Central Kansas agencies. The "Stuff the Bus" event seeks donations of items commonly used by the member agencies.

August 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Theater: All the drama stays on stage

Barton Community College Theater Director Erin Renard welcomed students to campus Wednesday with an open house in the renovated Fine Arts Auditorium.

August 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington Labor Day celebration starts with Kick-off, BBQ and more

Hoisington's Labor Day Weekend will starts with the Chamber Ambassador's Community BBQ and 5th Quarter Beer Garden at the corner of 7th and Main on Friday, Sept. 4. Sponsored by Country Place Senior Living, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and Rocking M Radio, the BBQ will be serving from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy your choice of a hamburger, brat or hotdog with coleslaw, baked beans, chips and ice cream. Iced tea and water will also be served.

August 19, 2015 | | Local News


Solida to be charged in Barton County

The Oklahoma man involved in a four-hour standoff with authorities last Friday with his children in the car will face two counts of aggravated child endangerment in Barton County, Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews said Wednesday.

August 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

August 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


United Way kickoff soars up, up and away

Those attending the United Way of Central Kansas' 2016 campaign opener Saturday night didn't have to duck into a phone booth for a quick change to become superheroes. Their participation in the event was enough as they raised $27,450 to jump start the annual fundraising drive.

August 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will take place at The Reserve at Trail Ridge. 811 Grant Street (west of Wal-Mart) at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available. Ribbon cutting program will be at 10 a.m with elected officials and other dignitaries. These are the first new apartments built in Great Bend since the late 1970's. This first phase will feature 2 and 3-bedroom apartments with knotty alder cabinets, walk-in closets, and lots of amenities. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Amanda Hackerott and Terry Lewis.

August 19, 2015 | | Local News


FINDING THEIR BEARINGS

Donald G. McMican, president of DGM Consultants, PA, a structural engineering and masonry consulting company, met with Ellinwood City Manager Bud Newberry, Mark and Cassie Batchman, and a representative of Stone Construction Monday morning. He was there at the request of the city to determine how to safely complete the demolition of a city-owned building at the corner of First and Main Street. The structure has sat untouched since late last September after the contractor, Nelson Stone, halted work when it became apparent knocking the building down was about to do more harm than good. While McMican was able to ...

August 18, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Gary Burke chosen as next BCC Trustee

Gary Burke of Great Bend was chosen Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the Barton Community College Board of Trustees.

August 18, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Testing, inspection and permitting fees go up

It has been years, even decades, since the fees charged by the Barton County Environmental Management Department increased the fees it charges for the myriad code enforcement services it provides. That changed Monday when the County Commission approved an updated fee schedule.

August 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


World War II warbird joins the team

Another warbird will be on the flight deck at the Great Bend Airport Airfest, Sept. 18-20.

August 18, 2015 | | Local News


Water rates to go up

Great Bend residents will see a 10 percent water rate increase to cover the increased cost of operations, following action by the Great Bend City Council Monday night. However, officials said the hike only helps the water service level out costs associated with an aging system.

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City Council OKs 2016 budget

To keep pace with infrastructure needs and goals set by the City Council, the 2016 City of Great Bend budget includes a 1.32 mill levy. The budget was OKed by the City Council following a public hearing Monday night.

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


$100,000 in methamphetamine seized by joint law enforcement agencies

Combined operations and cooperation between local law enforcement agencies made another big methamphetamine bust last Wednesday.

August 17, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


County hopes to improve immunization rates

Recently, the Barton County Health Department hosted an immunization carnival in an effort to bolster sagging immunization rates, but the low numbers remain a problem, especially among the teenaged population, Health Director Shelly Schneider told the County Commission Monday morning.

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Commission OKs ‘clean’ county audit

Noting on-going shortcomings in the Barton County Treasurer's Office that have foisted more responsibility onto other departments, the County Commission Monday morning approved a ...

August 31, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to observe Labor Day

County business offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7. The Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's ...

August 31, 2015 | | Local News


Lyons teenager listed in critical condition

By JIM MISUNAS

August 31, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


​Two fires reported Saturday

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to two fire calls last Saturday, Chief Mike Napolitano reported.

August 31, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Late night traffic stops lead to arrests

Traffic stops made late Friday and early Saturday by Great Bend police officers led at least four arrests.

August 31, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood abduction concern matter of miscommunication

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Chief of Police Art Keffer Monday confirmed that an alleged abduction attempt in Ellinwood over the weekend was simply a matter of miscommunication.

August 31, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Jury to hear evidence in rape, burglary case

A jury heard opening arguments Monday in the trial of a Great Bend man accused of rape, aggravated burglary and criminal damage to property. Steven ...

August 31, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘Concert on the Rock’ happening Sunday

'Concert on the Rock' happening Sunday

August 31, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


KHP joins I-80/I-35 high visibility enforcement

The Kansas Highway Patrol is joining multiple other states ahead of the Labor Day weekend and during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas schools committed to funding Walking School Bus Program

Kansas's statewide Walking School Bus (WSB) programs, funded through the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), proved successful for students and schools. KDOT contracted with ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation awards $30,000 to the four county area

Every year the Golden Belt Community Foundation accepts requests for funding through grant applications from local charitable organizations. This is just one way that the ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


FUN IN THE SHADE

It was a cool Saturday morning that welcomed many visitors to the grand opening of the newest playground to come to Great Bend, The Tot ...

August 29, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Big Benefit Auction photos

Mel and Darnell Holopirek were the Old Bill Honorees at the Barton Community College Foundation's Big Benefit Auction, Saturday, Aug. 22. The event, "A ...

August 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Student escapes possible abduction attempt at Central Plains Elementary

HOLYROOD - On Thursday a possible abduction attempt happened Thursday afternoon at Central Plains Elementary School in Central Plains USD 112.

August 28, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Offering a helping hand

In an ironic twist, the myriad agencies in Barton County that help the needy are themselves in need.

August 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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