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BCC Trustees hold line on tax rate

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees approved the college's 2016-2017 budget Tuesday after inviting comments or questions from the public. Hearing none, the budget was adopted. Based on valuation numbers provided by the county on June 21, it is estimated that the mill levy will be the same as the actual rate in 2014-2015, which was 33.124 mills. In 2015-2016 the rate was similar at 33.090.

August 09, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drugs and money found in standoff

A standoff between area law enforcement officers and an armed man ended peacefully Monday evening, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Robert Scheuerman, 35, of Larned, is in custody.

August 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission renews contract with SDSI

Southwest Developmental Services Inc. has served as Barton County's Community Developmental Disability Organization for many years, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.

August 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBRC to host Cutest Pet contest

Do you believe you have the cutest pet? If so, take a photo of it and turn it into the Great Bend Recreation Commission by Aug. 19, 2016.

August 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


STANDOFF ENDS IN ARREST

BARTON COUNTY - Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a vehicle at about 6:20 p.m. on SE 20 Road, about one and a half miles south of Great Bend. They believed a wanted suspect was in the vehicle, which turned out to be true. Robert Scheuerman, age 35, Larned, had a handgun and refused to surrender to officers, threatening to harm himself.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff’s Office involved in standoff

BARTON COUNTY – The Barton County Sheriff's Office is in the midst of negotiations with an armed man south of Great Bend in hopes of convincing him to surrender, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Monday night. As of 7:50 p.m. Monday, the talks were still on going.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC budget hearing is Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a public budget hearing 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Girl's leg slips into water meter hole

A girl approximately 4 years old was taken to Urgent Care at Great Bend Regional Hospital on Monday after stepping into a water meter hole on 10th Street around 1:40 p.m. Her leg was X-rayed but she did not appear to have serious injuries, according to reports.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Exhibit designer joins SFTC staff

LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum has hired Richard Lartz for a limited term position as the exhibit designer for the East Gallery renovation. Museum director Becca Hiller said it is expected to take 12-18 months to complete the work.

August 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


THE FLIP OF A COIN

Rarely is there a tie election in Barton County that must be determined by a flip of the coin. But, Monday morning, two township level primary races were decided by heads or tails.

August 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Gentiva Hospice, at Great Bend Coffee, 2015 Lakin Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Cindy Brooke and Amy Habiger. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County holds line on mill rate

Standing firm in not raising the mill levy in the face of continued revenue declines, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a budget that instead balanced by tapping into the county's reserves.

August 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKING SOME HEAT

EDITOR'S NOTE; This will be a four part series on the type of training that first responders of Barton County go through to ensure they are continuously ready to assist the public.

August 06, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


United Way of Central Kansas Stuff the Bus on the way

United Way of Central Kansas' annual Stuff the Bus campaign is just getting started, said UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith.

August 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marsh Musings

Cheyenne Bottoms is a prairie pot-hole area about 41,000 acres in size. It is divided into several different plots of ground including the KDWP marsh, the Nature Conservancy marsh, Hoisington Duck Club and some other private individual pieces of ground. You can recall the stir that occurred when a private landowner was going to drill an oil well in the basin. That is his right on his land. I don't know if he did or not-but we have never seen any ill effects if he did.

August 06, 2016 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


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History secured

HOISINGTON - After the Hoisington Historical Society Museum was broken into and burglarized in February, it became clear the facility needed better security. While all the ...

March 26, 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 ...

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LEARNING TO BURN

RICE COUNTY - A cloud of smoke rose from a pasture in southeast Rice County last Saturday morning. But unlike with the recent wildfires that have ...

March 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sunflower Diversified nets $47,100 from annual Charity Gala

The central Kansas community showed its support for people with developmental disabilities and delays by raising a net total of $47,100 at the recent ...

March 24, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


CAST AWAY

Alexa Straub, 15, is an expert in the art of arm knitting. She should be, after doing it for six years. Thursday morning, she patiently ...

March 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Concealed carry classes remain popular

The state of Kansas no longer requires residents to take the conceal carry class and get a licence to carry a weapon, but the classes ...

March 23, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton County teen teaches 'arm knitting'

Alexa Straub, 15, is an expert in the art of arm knitting. She should be, after doing it for six years. Thursday morning, she patiently ...

March 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Career Closet Drive underway

Donated professional attire for job seekers to wear will be available at Job Fest, taking place next Thursday at the Great Bend Events Center. Professionals ...

March 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mobile home fire

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to a fire call at 4:53 p.m. on Thursday at 168 South Washington for a mobile home ...

March 23, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Tabler Furniture settles up, reopens

LARNED - The lights were on and the open sign was lit at Tabler Furniture Thursday morning. This, a week after the business was shuttered and ...

March 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CVB enhances Hospitality Program, supports local businesses

As a way to enhance its Hospitality Program, the City of Great Bend's Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) recently added a new service.

March 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 4-5 p.m., Monday, March 27, at the Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway in Great Bend ...

March 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tax rebate plan OKed by council

A revised version of Great Bend Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, a property tax rebate program targeting new buildings and improvements, was given the OK by the ...

March 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


June Jaunt plans in the works

Great Bend Community Coordinator/Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Christina Hayes attended a regional June Jaunt meeting last week in Scott City and had good ...

March 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City offers cash to Cinco de Mayo

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a $750 sponsorship for the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration set for May 6 at Jack Kilby ...

March 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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