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​School board schedules special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at the district office, 201 S. Patton Road. The agenda calls for a one-hour executive session for the discussion of personnel. According to the agenda, no action is expected after the executive session.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


No Kiwanis this week

The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club will not have a regular meeting this week. The next meeting will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Derrick Room at Perkins Restaurant. Use the north door.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bendbusiness.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


Many will benefit from Giving Tuesday

A gift to your favorite charity with be worth even more during the next few days. More than 60 area nonprofit organizations are participating in the Golden Belt Community Foundation's second Giving Day on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

November 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Trustees hear report on ‘Regional Workforce Needs’

Nearly once a month, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees hears a report on how well the college is meeting one of its nine overarching goals, known as ENDs. For the ENDS report on "Regional Workforce Needs," the board heard from five community volunteers – industry professionals who serve on advisory boards to Barton's workforce training programs.

November 24, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF Additional reporting by Joe Vinduska, BCC | Local News


​Clean audit for BCC

Barton Community College has received another "clean" or "unqualified" audit from Certified Public Accountants at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball. College trustees approved the audit Tuesday after hearing from ABBB representatives Vicki Dreiling and Danielle Hollingshead.

November 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bridge repairs completed

Repairs to the rural Barton County bridge on NE 230 Road, between NE 150 Avenue and NE 140 Road have been completed, the County Engineer's Office announced Tuesday afternoon. The road was reopened as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


Nearly 30 families share Thanksgiving thanks to one Great Bend man

One Great Bend man has found the spirit of Thanksgiving and is acting on it. Joseph Trimmer, a young oil field pipe repair worker, was inspired last week after witnessing an act of kindness, and since then, has made Thanksgiving a reality for 28 families in the Great Bend area, and counting.

November 24, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Fire marshal offers safety tips for Thanksgiving cooking

TOPEKA - The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and Kansas families will be coming together for a time of celebration and thankfulness. The hours spent in the kitchen preparing turkey, mashed potatoes, pies and all the other fixings, however, comes with an increased risk for household fires. The Kansas Fire Marshal would like to remind Kansans of the importance of taking safety precautions to ensure a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Officials encourage safe driving for Thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving Day is one of the busiest travel days of the year. With increased traffic, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the Kansas Department of Transportation focus on multiple safety measures for travelers. These organizations encourage drivers to take the following tips into consideration:

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


BCSO is asking the public for assistance

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Jessica Chapman who is wanted for parole violation and probation violation.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


BCSO joins forces for the holidays

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will join many other police agencies across the state, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from Monday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 29.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


The Prairie Godmother Funds host Giving Tuesday Event to increase endowment fund

The Prairie Godmother Funds is one of over 65 organizational and other endowment funds participating in Give Where You Live, in conjunction with Giving Tuesday. The Golden Belt Community Foundation will host its second Giving Day on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. This is an important one-day event to grow non-profit endowments exponentially. On Dec. 1, any gifts to organizational endowment funds may be eligible for matching funds, awarded proportionally. The Golden Belt Community Foundation has secured proportional matching funds of $50,000.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


Fires in Great Bend

There were two fires in Great Bend early Tuesday morning.

November 23, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Veterans receive heart warming gift

November 23, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Hoisington approves purchase of new ‘Jaws of Life’

HOISINGTON - Hoisington City Council members approved the purchase of a new 'jaws of life' extraction unit by the Hoisington Fire Department at the meeting Monday ...

July 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council Wilborn steps down, Bruce to serve Ward 4

HOISINGTON - Monday night, after a study session concerning the 2017 budget, Hoisington City Council members recognized outgoing councilman Brian Wilborn , awarding a plaque for his ...

July 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Back in the games

Great Bend native Bryan Pinkall is attending another Olympics, this time in Brazil.

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be ...

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission eyes tower to improve communications

For some time, Barton County law enforcement officers have had a difficult time with communications in the far northeast part of the county. Officials hope ...

July 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


State, county jobless numbers tick upwards

TOPEKA – The state's June seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent. This was up from 3.7 percent in May and down from ...

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County audit clean, but reflects scam

Melissa Ille of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball prefaced Barton County's 2015 audit report to the Barton County Commission on a positive note.

July 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend resident “Beats the Clock” to win $30,000 in Hot Lotto

You've heard the expression about being "in the right place at the right time." That certainly was the case with David Keeler of Great ...

July 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Demel named employee of the quarter

Gary Demel started at Barton County Road and Bridge Department over four decades ago with a shovel in his hand and rose to become the ...

July 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Competition up for high tunnel grants

A Natural Resources Conservation Service administered grant program that pays for high-tunnels has been growing in popularity over the past few years, and that is ...

July 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

Bruce Swob has been raising bees and harvesting honey for years. When the Great Bend Summer Street Stroll Farmer's Market was formally organized a ...

July 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Poll tests waters for primary, key issues

HAYS – The Great Bend Tribune joined other Kansas newspapers and Fort Hays State University's Docking Institute of Public Affairs to conduct a political poll ...

July 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


UWCK kickoff event

The United Way of Central Kansas is busy preparing for their annual Kickoff Event which will start at 6 p.m. on Aug. 13, at ...

July 23, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Unopposed candidates eager to serve

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final story in a series of four, recounting the candidates' forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of ...

July 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Presentation explores stories of women on the Santa Fe Trail

The public is invited to a presentation and discussion on "Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 25 ...

July 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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