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Budget cuts lead to waiting list for senior citizens

Eleven agencies that provide support to help Kansas seniors stay in their homes are starting to put some on waiting lists following state budget cuts, KHI News Service reports.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ton of E-waste collected at St. Mark’s Church

Barton County Landfill staff have been preparing for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections and the Bicycle Rodeo as well as performing landfill operations, according to Solider Waste Director Phil Hathcock.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County reports: Turning lane added east of college

Barton County departments are asked to submit a bi-weekly activity report of statistical information or a summary of services. The following information was presented Monday to the Barton County Commission.

June 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Railroad crossing in Rush Center closing for repairs

RUSH CENTER - Starting on Tuesday, June 14, the BNSF Railway Co. will begin a permitted railroad crossing repair project on U.S. 183 just outside of the city of Rush Center on the northern city limits in Rush County.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Walk to End Alzheimer’s seeking walkers, volunteers

Barton County Walk To End Alzheimer's will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 20, in the Barton County Courthouse Square. Freewill offerings will be accepted for hot dogs, watermelon and games for kids.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ABRACADABRA

Abracadabra, magic wands, magical rings and even a bunny entertained children of all ages on Wednesday at the magic show that was held at the Great Bend Public Library.

June 08, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by United Way of Central Kansas and United Way of Hoisington, at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road, at 9:30 a.m. today.

June 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend High School roof repairs starting

The Great Bend High School roof is undergoing repairs this week. School officials said anyone coming to the GBHS building Thursday or Friday should first call the school office, 792-1521, and ask where it is safe to park. This will prevent possible damage from tar over-spray from the wind.

June 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton Community College to honor graduates at Fort Leavenworth

Putting the cart before the horse holds a more positive connotation for TJ Carver, who has completed all the requirements for a college degree before graduating from high school.

June 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


USD 428 to assist Camp Hope

Great Bend USD 428 will again provide free transportation to young campers at Camp Hope, a summer camp for children who have cancer or have had cancer in the past.

June 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend youth go behind the scenes

Great Bend students will get a chance to go behind the scenes and see what makes the city run, from street maintenance to law enforcement.

June 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Charges filed in another bus incident

Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews announced he has filed charges of battery and criminal restraint in connection to a school bus incident involving members of the Great Bend High School boys swim team.

June 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


EcoDevo news highlighted for City Council

At the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night, Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development CEO Jan Peters confirmed that Freddy's Frozen Custard is indeed coming to Great Bend, and developers have begun work on the new restaurant that is expected to celebrate its grand opening in early October. Construction was delayed briefly due to the rain received at the end of May, but now work is beginning on the site.

June 07, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS coach suspended after being accused of sexting

The Great Bend High School track coach Todd E. Kaiser, 54, was arrested Monday and booked on one count of sexual exploitation of a child.

June 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GREAT BEND TRACK COACH ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF SEXTING STUDENT

The Great Bend High School track coach Todd Kaiser was arrested on Monday on a charge of sexual exploitation of a child.

June 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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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


Aaron Miller competes at national speech tournament

Junior, Aaron Miller, from Great Bend competed at the National Speech and Debate Tournament. The national tournament was held this year June 11 through June ...

June 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mexico native earns U.S. citizenship through BCC naturalization classes

Great Bend entrepreneur Miriam Garcia's days of renewing her work visa will soon be over, and she'll officially be a U.S. citizen.

June 23, 2016 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Background check leads to resignation

By JIM MISUNAS

June 23, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Fifth June Jaunt a ‘grand success’

The fifth-annual June Jaunt is in the books and it was another great year for the event, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the ...

June 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCSO set for Carry Conceal class

Gun safety is an important part of owning guns and knowing how to use them. This weekend the Barton County Sheriff 's Office will be ...

June 23, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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