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Thrivent Financial challenges community

Melinda Kurth, a financial representative with Thrivent Financial in Great Bend is challenging others in the community to get involved and live generously.

January 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission opts to rebid bridge project

For a woebegone bridge about a mile east of Great Bend, perhaps the third time is the charm.

January 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington EMS spotlighted for youth event

BY VERONICA COONS

January 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS speech team wins 12 medals

The Great Bend Forensics/Speech team competed at the Kinsley Speech Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28. Five GBHS speech students competed and all placed. They competed in 13 events and placed in 12.

January 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Gilliam convicted of indecent liberties

Jimmy Wayne Gilliam, Great Bend, appeared in Barton County District Court on Friday, Jan. 27, and, following his plea, was convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

January 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend area artists featured at Hays

HAYS - Great Bend area artists are featured at an exhibition opening Friday, Feb. 3, at the Hays Arts Center. The exhibit, "Four Painters & Three Potters," features works by Krystall Barnes, Cynthia Collier-Wilson, Bambi Freeman, Mark Freeman, Carol Long, Karen Shaner and Bev Simonson.

January 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy taking applications for 2017 session

The American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy is now taking applications for its 2017 session. The event, which will be in its 80th year, will be held June 4, through June 9, at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

January 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Dream Center Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen, entrance on 16th and Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Tiffany Schoendaler with greeters Dave Storjohann and Cole Reif. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New bulk mailer for valuation notices found

Noting it is cheaper to contract the work out, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved hiring an Arizona company to handle the bulk mailing of the county's tax valuation notices.

January 30, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


RACKING UP THE YEARS

Longevity is important, and there is a lot of it among Barton County employees. Several were honored by the County Commission for a total of 365 years of service during the commission meeting Monday morning.

January 30, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2017 Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt pageant features nine

Saturday night marked the fifth in an annual tradition that is bringing back an appreciation for talent, fitness and style of young women in the Golden Belt area. The 2017 Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt Scholarship Pageant was held at the Great Bend High School auditorium, and features four contestants for Miss Barton county, and five for Miss Golden Belt.

January 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Relay For Life year kicks off

The Barton County Relay for Life started the year with a Relay for Life kickoff meeting.

January 29, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


AREA CHAMBERS USHER IN 2017

BARTON COUNTY - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce ushered in 2017 Saturday night with its annual banquet, and announced new board members, and an overview of 2016 events including the final June Jaunt and the ongoing After Harvest Festival.

January 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A great state

Kansas Today is Jan. 29 and that, as most Kansas school children will know, is Kansas Day which celebrates our wonderful Sunflower State's birthday. Today the 156th year since we were admitted into the union in 1861.

January 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Turkey hunt scheduled for youth and disabled hunters at Kanopolis Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake will host its 2nd annual youth and disabled turkey hunt Saturday, April 1. This event allows hunters self-guided access to public lands managed by the Corps of Engineers including refuge and park areas usually closed to hunting.

January 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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4-H shooters take aim

The Barton County 4-H Winter Classic Air Rifle Sports Match was held on Saturday at the Great Bend Expo grounds. Shooters from all over the ...

February 18, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


LOVE, SEX and the IRS

A farce about dodging taxes and scamming the Internal Revenue Service will have audiences laughing at the next Great Bend Community Theatre production, "Love, Sex ...

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission and council to meet this week

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams, and Barton County Commission will meet ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tribune brings Army Jazz Band to town

The 312th Army Jazz Band from Lawrence is coming to the Crest Theater to perform at the 23rd annual Great Bend Jazz Festival. This free ...

February 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teresa, Mike Malone to chair academic drive

The Barton Community College Foundation will kick off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign on March 1. Teresa and Dr. Mike Malone of Great Bend ...

February 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Program offers help with college, career planning

Before heading out on job interviews or seeking financial aid for education beyond high school, students at Barton County Academy – and anyone else who cares ...

February 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


UWCK reaches goal

United Way of Central Kansas has reached its goal of $275,000 for 2017, UWCK Executive Director Julie Smith said.

February 16, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


TAKING THEIR TEMPERATURE

HOISINGTON – From the heavy-duty bunker gear worn to a fire call to the ever-rising price of equipment, the business of fighting fires has evolved dramatically ...

February 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington PD gets approval for new vehicle

BY RAY STRUNK

February 16, 2017 | RAY STRUNK | Local News


PTRC open house Thursday

Great Bend USD 428's Parent Teacher Resource Center (PTRC) will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb ...

February 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin Mayor ‘thumbs down’ on storage request

CLAFLIN - Shane Suchy returned to the Claflin City Council Monday night in anticipation of its findings on his December proposal to bring five storage units ...

February 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Elsasser sentenced on drug charges

On Friday, Feb. 10, Codey Deon Elsasser appeared in Barton County District Court for sentencing following his earlier convictions for distribution or possession with the ...

February 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Love is in the air

The Madrigal Pops Singers from Great Bend High School deliver a singing Valentine, Tuesday at The Buckle. Choir Director Susan Stambaugh said the show choir ...

February 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Judge's decision to help illegal immigrant reversed

The Kansas Court of Appeals has reversed Barton County District Judge Ron Svaty's decision to set aside the identity theft conviction of a woman ...

February 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC revenue down, but oil values rise

Barton Community College's revenue in January 2017 was down about $6 million from the same time last year, although most of that was due ...

February 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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