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Commission holds another executive session

After an hour-long executive session Monday morning, the Barton County Commission emerged only to announce no action would result from the closed-door meeting. It was called to discuss an investigation involving non-elected personnel and in with commissioners were County Clerk Donna Zimmerman and Sheriff Brian Bellendir.

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New certification will help county with flood issues

It was a grueling test, but Barton County Engineer Barry McManaman prevailed.

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County tax sale successful

The annual Barton County Tax Sale was held on Oct. 11 at the courthouse. Of the 24 parcels on the auction block, 23 sold, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra told the County Commission Monday morning.

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Preparations underway for Giving Tuesday

From communities, families and businesses, to non-profits and charitable foundations, people around the world are preparing for Giving Tuesday, on Nov. 29. Giving Tuesday was launched to inspire giving of all kinds during the holiday season and has evolved into a global giving movement to celebrate philanthropy and generosity.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barktober an event for dogs and their people

Hands of Hope Rescue and Advanced America will hold a fundraising Barktober Dogs Days event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 22, at Advanced America's Great Bend location, 2800 E. 10th St. There will have a pulled pork dinner with desert and beverage for $5. Dine-in and carry out will be available. They will hold a prize drawing for ar quilt and other items, along with many items that will be for sale.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quivira to present a Crane Tour and Open House October 29

Cranes will be the featured topic at a special event planned from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 29, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Offered by Quivira and the Friends of Quivira staff, the event will begin with a guided bus tour, followed by a program about Whooping Cranes. A brunch will be served following the program. During the event, visitors will be able to meet and speak with both Refuge and Friends staff about Quivira and its various programs and projects.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County Sheriff's report

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Oct. 13

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


RACE FOR THE FINISH

More than 100 runners participated in the Barton County YP5K and Half Marathon race Saturday morning. Most came from Great Bend and other Barton County communities, but other cities in Kansas, as well as some from Oklahoma and Colorado were represented. It was the second year for the race, but a different route was used this year. In an effort to keep crossing highways to a minimum this year, while still highlighting the scenic points of the city as much as possible, the starting point shifted from Veterans Park to Jack Kilby Square.

October 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Remembering a loved one

Many gathered to remember a friend, a companion and a loved one during a dedication Friday morning at the Memorial Rose Garden at the Great Bend Cemetery. A statue was dedicated in the honor of Mary Kummer-Maneth, who those present said she is truly missed in the community.

October 14, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Medicare open enrollment period now open

The open enrollment period for Medicare Prescription Drug coverage in 2017 began October 15, 2016, and runs through Dec. 7.

October 14, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Sunflower announces chili cook-off

Sunflower Diversified Services will host the seventh annual Charity Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Nov. 12. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Forest Ave, just west of the Barton County Courthouse.

October 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Reality U

Students often hear their lives will be different once they enter "the real world," so on Thursday Great Bend Middle School eighth graders got a preview of their future selves.

October 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Aiming High

The stunts performed by members of Lonestar Action Sports may be dangerous – at least without years of training – but the message for students was to stay healthy.

October 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sunflower to honor Johnson on his retirement

Sunflower Diversified Services will hold a come-and-go retirement reception for long-time Executive Director Jim Johnson from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Sunflower's 1521 K-96 location. The public is invited to attend. Cookies, coffee and iced tea will be served.

October 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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BCC to offer free citizenship classes

Barton Community College will offer free citizenship classes starting June 1 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main, Great Bend. Classes will be held ...

May 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


More information for tornado victims offered

Barton County residents are moving forward in an effort to clean up and rebuild following the tornado of May 16. A tabulation of storm damage ...

May 25, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Making a Splash

It was nothing but fun and splashing on Thursday in Ellinwood during the ribbon cutting ceremony that took place and officially opened the new splash ...

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Being ready

Chief Cliff Couch along with officers of the Great Bend Police Department participated in active shooter training, Thursday at Great Bend High School.

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | 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 ...

May 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A new mission

SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE

May 24, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Number of county tax sale properties dwindling

The Count Treasurer's Office is receiving payments for properties included in this year's tax sale and there are currently 66 properties, said County ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Juvenile Justice budget remains unchanged

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services 2018 fiscal year budget. The $635,847.82 budget includes $33,157 ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gas prices stay steady

The average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.13 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's ...

May 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police letters blame pay for understaffing

Letters to Great Bend City Council members and/or city officials from the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter express concern over staffing shortages within ...

May 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Remember vets with poppies

Members of the Great Bend American Legion Unit 180 and Auxiliary invite the public to honor our nation's fallen warriors and contribute to the ...

May 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC names 3 VPs

Barton Community College now had three vice presidents instead of one, following an administrative structural change that was approved Tuesday by the college's board ...

May 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington MIH lots (finally) going fast

HOISINGTON -- Monday night, board members of the Hoisington Land Bank met to consider three new applicants for lots in the McKenna Meadows subdivision. After advertising ...

May 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington painting program yielding positive results

HOISINGTON -- Dolores Kipper, the city's code enforcement officer, Monday night provided an update to the city council on her efforts to encourage property owners ...

May 22, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


YOU CAN SEE FOR MILES

The sparkling new hilltop scenic overlook tower looms over the griddle-flat Cheyenne Bottoms below. Stretching out into the horizon Monday were the refuge's shimmering ...

May 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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