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Claflin Chief Vaughan asked to chop feds’ guns

CLAFLIN -- Today, Claflin Chief of Police Gary Vaughan will meet with Tim Huntley, a representative from the Kansas field office of the U.S. General Services Administration at 12.30 p.m. at the Claflin City Shop. Huntley is coming for four guns the department was loaned from the federal government in a program that provided retired military equipment to local departments. Since then, Claflin has purchased its own guns, and no longer needs the federal guns.

October 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton County assures vaccine safety

BY VERONICA COONS

October 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission learns 300 lbs of meds dropped off

BY VERONICA COONS

October 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Senior Farmers Market checks set to expire

Barton County and Stafford County seniors are reminded that Wednesday, Nov. 1, is the final date to use 2017 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks for fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey.

October 30, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘There’s a lot of good things going on’

With barren walls and only a few stacks of papers and notebooks on his desk, Great Bend Interim City Administrator George Kolb's City Hall office has a very minimalist feel.

October 29, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Meet Mr. Poe

TRUE! - nervous - very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Tell-Tale Heart"

October 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GETTING IN THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT

With temperatures hovering in the low 40s, families turned out in the hundreds for the annual downtown merchant's Halloween costume parade which started at 11 a.m. at the Barton County Courthouse Saturday. Businesses along Main Street decorated tables and staff members dressed up in anticipation of treating youngsters. Costumes ranged from sweet to ghoulish and everything in between. Ages ranged from the stroller bound to those entering middle school, with some parents getting into the act too. They dressed mostly as superheroes, unicorns, ghosts and goblins. Some groups adopted overall themes with their costumes, while other trick-or-treaters dressed ...

October 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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 the purchase of a refrigerator to store vaccines at the Barton County Health Department and a departmental services update.

October 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Halloween safety tips to keep your family safe

Halloween is upon us. Parents and children are urged keep safety in mind while out getting those sweets treats and having fun with friends, Great Bend Police Lt. Scott Bieberle said. Halloween fun can turn frantic in a hurry when motorists fail to be aware of their surroundings, or children become distracted when trick-or-treating.

October 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


USD 431 hosts chamber coffee

HOISINGTON - Thursday morning, Hoisington Chamber of Commerce members and people from the community gathered at the high school shop classroom for coffee and breakfast items, and an opportunity to hear from students and teachers about what's new at the school. Members of the Hoisington 431 Racing team were on hand to talk about the program where they build and race standard battery powered or solar powered electric vehicles.

October 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Claflin City Council eyes repairs to sewer plant

CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in the city building. This unofficial summary of the minutes of the meeting are provided courtesy of Claflin City Clerk Patricia Schmidt. Minutes are subject to approval at the November city council meeting.

October 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fall citizenship class at new location

On Nov. 7 the Fall Citizenship Class will begin at the Great Bend Public Library 1409 Williams, lower level. The class will meet every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of January. There will be a day class from 10 a.m. to noon and an evening class from 6-7:45 p.m. Doris Reile-Kneller is the presenter and students are encouraged to be present and on time for each session.

October 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS focuses on attendance, future

Two new programs at Great Bend High School were in the spotlight Thursday when GBHS hosted the school board's monthly luncheon meeting. Students in the Foods I class prepared the meal.

October 26, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Payback

A young man turns to revenge to pay back the mistreatment he has gotten from people around him. But revenge can lead to ruin. This, in brief, is the message delivered in a unique way through the Judgement House production at Great Bend's First Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway Ave.

October 26, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local general election candidates listed

According to the Barton County Clerk's Office, there are several candidates running in the Nov. 7 general election. These include a number of city, school and other local positions in Barton county.

October 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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USD 428 video talks about MTSS

Parents of Great Bend USD 428 students can learn more about the Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) by watching a seven and a half minute ...

November 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Yarmer to talk about Wolf Brewery

Barton County Historical Society in Great Bend will host a talk by Robert Yarmer on the M.K. Wolf Brewery at 7:30 p.m ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thanksgiving dinner planned

HOISINGTON - Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 1101 N. Vine St. in Hoisington will have a Thanksgiving Day Dinner including turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings. Dinner ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


House passes tax bill

The House passed Thursday afternoon a sweeping Republican tax bill that will cut taxes for corporations and many Americans, said First District Congressman Roger Marshall ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Light up a Child's Christmas

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hunting accidents reported

In the past week the Barton County Sheriff's Office and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks have investigated two accidental shootings, Barton County Sheriff ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue, Nov 16, 2017

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 ...

November 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS band honors recognized

Great Bend High School bands and honor band students were recognized at Monday's school board meeting. GBHS band instructor Mark DeWald and assistant Don ...

November 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Software solves educators' headaches

It wasn't hard to convince school board members to subscribe to two new software purchases on Monday, once they heard what the technology will ...

November 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ElderCare offers meal program throughout its territory

A program new to most of ElderCare's service area allows participants to provide nutritious meals for the elderly, while helping the non-profit agency offset ...

November 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Claflin speeding concern discussed

CLAFLIN - City council members met briefly Monday night with a short agenda that included a discussion about participation in an imaging project with the Barton ...

November 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Quilt of Valor presentation

United States Navy Vietnam veteran David Brabander was awarded a Quilt of Valor on Nov. 11, 2017, at the Golden Belt Memorial Park Veterans Memorial ...

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC marks 30 years with Midwest Energy

Midwest Energy Inc. made its first donation to the Barton Community College Foundation in support of the Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign 30 years ago. The ...

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC adds Scales Technician program

Barton Community College's newest program, Scales Technician classes, will launch on Jan. 8, 2018. The program is completed in one semester of vigorous training ...

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Barton Music Department to host free instrumental concert

Barton Community College's Prairie Winds Concert and Jazz Bands will present a winter-themed concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the ...

November 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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