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Lewis will serve District 113 again

In Barton County, the only contested race for Kansas House of Representatives was for the 113th District, which includes Southeastern Barton County and Stafford County, as well as parts of Rice and Pawnee counties. Two hours after the polls closed and preliminary results were reported, it was becoming clear that Greg Lewis, R-St. John would win.

August 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Taylor wins primary for Kansas Senate Dist. 33 nomination

Mary Jo Taylor was the winner Tuesday in the race to become the Republican nominee in November for the 33rd Senate District of Kansas. At 11:20 p.m., with 185 of 190 precincts reporting their final unofficial results to the Kansas Secretary of State's Office, she had 7,115 votes, compared to 6,521 for Larry Salmans, giving her 52 percent of that total.

August 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Health Department prepping for start of school

The start of the 2016-17 school year is fast approaching and Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said the Health Department is gearing up for the occasion.

August 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo improvements coming

Although just in the preliminary stages, changes are coming to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo following action by the City Council Monday night.

August 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Row of houses declared unsafe, dangerous

The Great Bend City Council Monday night set a public hearing date for four houses deemed as unsafe and dangerous structures in the 2100 block of 16th Street with the goal of having them demolished.

August 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Later alcohol sales, Sunday sales OKed

For the first time since the 1980s, liquor stores in Great Bend will be allowed to stay open until 11 p.m., and, for the first time ever, they will be allowed to be open on Sundays.

August 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser announced

The American Legion Auxiliary is having its sixth Annual Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser this Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Great Bend American Legion Post, 1011 Kansas Ave. The front door opens at 6 p.m.

August 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor awarded to veterans

United States military veterans were awarded Quilts of Valor by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor on July 29 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. Photos were provided by Gerald Postlethwaite.

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Craig and Jolene Biggs named Old Bill Honorees

Each year the Barton Foundation Board chooses someone to honor with the "Old Bill" honorarium at its annual Big Benefit Auction. This year they have chosen Craig and Jolene Biggs.

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Academy, 5220 West 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Gaila Neilsen with greeters Dale Hogg and Shannon Stafford. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Contract to build overlook OKed by commission

It has been a long time coming. Construction on the much-anticipated Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington on K-4 should begin this fall following the approval of the bid to build the attraction by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

August 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BUILDING A DREAM

This week has been one of transformation for the Central Kansas Dream Center.

July 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Huelskamp thanks Great Bend intern Phillip Kuhn

Congressman Tim Huelskamp met with Phillip Kuhn of Great Bend today to personally thank him for his efforts this summer in Huelskamp's Hutchinson District office. Kuhn is nearing the completion of a congressional internship and has been working on various administrative projects, including policy research and assisting on casework for our Veterans.

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS Marching Panthers strike up the band this week

It's hard to believe it's that time, but Great Bend High School freshmen band members, drum majors and section leaders will meet Monday, Aug. 1 to 3, in the GBHS Band Room from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Freshmen and Varsity members will also meet on Aug. 4, 5 and 8, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The Aug. 9, rehearsal will be in the morning only. Drum majors and section leaders will congregate at 7:30 a.m., with freshmen needing to check ...

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sponsor a Preservation Engraving Program

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one of an on-going series featuring the Sponsor a Preservation Engraving Program, sponsored by Barton County and the Great Bend Tribune. The goal is to feature veterans with county connections who may otherwise be over looked. To be a part of the program and sponsor a vet, simply contact the County Administrator's Office at 620-793-1800. Cost for this veteran is $45.

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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City getting ready for mosquitoes

The time for mosquitoes is upon us and city employees are getting things ready to keep the community protected from these insects, Great Bend Street ...

April 21, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


A PRE-PROM WARNING

LARNED - Saturday night, students of Larned High School attending prom will have more than dancing and fancy attire on their minds. That's because Wednesday ...

April 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Incredible Years Preschool receives donation from Pilot Club

Incredible Years Preschool now has new supplies for the classroom and playground, thanks to a gift from the local Pilot Club.

April 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Answering tough questions

BY VERONICA COONS

April 19, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


GBPD responds to scam

GBPD responds to scam

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Community Corrections sees increased funding

Central Kansas Community Corrections Director Amy Boxberger proudly touts her agency's success at keeping offenders from returning to prison, but said she is fearful ...

April 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KS Supreme Court denies appeal for Miller

The Kansas Supreme Court has denied LaVeta Miller's request for a review of her convictions for stealing money earmarked for Honor Flights for U ...

April 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Partridge to plea to 2016 burglaries

In 2016, Kerry Partridge Jr. allegedly broke into several homes and sheds in Barton County, taking guns, tools and more.

April 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School mileage applications go out Friday

USD 428 staff will mail student mileage vouchers for reimbursement on Friday. These will go to families with children in grades K-12 who live outside ...

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCSO seeks information

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance is locating a man wanted for aggravated robbery and outstanding warrants.

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Members sought for city boards, commissions

The City of Great Bend has a number of advisory boards and commissions, and there are currently openings on many of them, Mayor Mike Allison ...

April 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission reappoints Esfeld as appraiser

Barb Esfeld will serve another four years as the Barton County appraiser following her reappointment by the County Commission Monday morning. She will serve another ...

April 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Improvements coming to Main

The Great Bend City Council Monday night accepted the low bid from Venture Corporation for work on Main Street.

April 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Committee advances plan for McKown statue

He may have been confined to a wheelchair most of his life, but that didn't keep Bill McKown from standing tall in his native ...

April 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Area painters and potters featured at Deines Center

RUSSELL - The next exhibition at the Deines Cultural Center opens Friday. Four Painters & Three Potters features paintings and ceramics from seven artists from the Great ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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