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New BCC position tabled

Action items at the Nov. 22 meeting of the Barton Community College trustees involved hiring new personnel.

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Extension district, occupancy on commission agenda

A resolution to approve the proposed extension district, combining the Barton County KSU Extension Council with the Ellis County Extension Council, is on the agenda for the next Barton County Commission meeting. The meeting is set for 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, in Room 106 of the Barton County Courthouse.

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton to host holiday vocal and instrumental concert

Christmas music is something almost everyone can relate to and often creates a nostalgic glimpse into childhood memories. The Barton Community College music department will take its audience down memory lane and beyond as it hosts its Holiday Variety Show at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Woodcarver to present Nov. 28 program at Historical Society

Local woodcarver Barry Bowers will present a program when the Barton County Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. The program will feature his caricature style carvings.

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Community Concert offers Musical Monday fundraiser

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will host Musical Monday for Giving Tuesday. Musical Monday is a come-and-go event set for 7-9 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard giving supporters of the concert association an opportunity to donate to the GBCCA Endowment. These financial gifts will help continue the association's heritage of offering quality, diverse musical performances to residents of Barton County and the surrounding area.

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | 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 Bend business.

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Trooper Robinson patrols roadways

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is part of a series featuring local law-enforcement officers. Today's article focuses on a Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) master trooper.

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Cookie Contest sure to be fun and festive

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday. The eighth annual Great Bend Cookie Contest is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., allowing people to sample cookies from 15 participating business locations and vote for the best cookies in town.

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC theater dept. to host Original Playwright Series

The theater department at Barton Community College is calling for original plays from the community for its Original Playwright Series. Three of the submitted plays will be chosen to be performed on April 27, 2017, in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Playwrights have until Feb. 1 to submit their plays.

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commodities available Monday

Commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at 1305 Patton Road. Recipients must bring two forms of identification, such as a driver's license and utility bill showing their address.

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee Co. Health Department is No. 1

OVERLAND PARK - The Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD) recognized Pawnee County Health Department as the 2016 Local Health Department of the Year during the awards luncheon of the 41st Kansas Association of Counties annual conference held in Overland Park Nov. 15-17. Robin Rziha, Pawnee County Health Department administrator, accepted the award presented by Michele Ponce, KALHD Executive Director, and Dan Woydziak, KAC President.

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County accepts federal money to improve high-risk roads

Action taken by the Barton County Commission on Monday could make it easier to win competitive grants for road safety features, County Engineer Barry McManaman said.

November 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


It takes a village

ELLINWOOD - After the turkey is eaten, and your family is thinking about ways to make this holiday season one to remember, one suggestion is to head out to Ellinwood's Wolf Park where starting Friday evening a unique and imaginative tradition will once again make its appearance.

November 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Holidays are here

"For the blessings we enjoy - for the happiness that is ours, we ought to be grateful. Our hearts should blossom with thankfulness." - Robert Ingersoll

November 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GIVE. MATCH. VOTE.

There should be a name for the six-day period that starts on the fourth Thursday of November. After all, five of the days are already tagged: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and now Giving Tuesday. (Sunday is still Sunday, thank goodness.)

November 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Spray family plans donation to BCC

The Kip and Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center at Barton Community College is sure to bear that name until at least 2034, and another ...

September 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Algae resurfaces at Vets

Great Bend's Veterans Memorial Lake is again under a toxic blue-green algae warning, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Landmark Bancorp victim of $10M in hot checks

MANHATTAN - Manhattan-based Landmark Bancorp, holding company of Landmark National Bank in Great Bend, fell victim to $10.3 million in hot checks, the company disclosed ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Access to GBHS football games, admission fees change

Great Bend High School will play Wichita Northwest in football action at 7 p.m. Friday at GBHS's Memorial Stadium. Admission prices have changed ...

September 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police Chief Cliff explains resignation

Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch submitted his resignation Wednesday afternoon, a resignation that is effective Oct. 15. He announced the decision in a statement ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Cliff Couch resigns as police chief

Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch submitted Wednesday afternoon his resignation effective Oct. 15. The announcement came just a week after he was reinstated following ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

September 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood Council OKs Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

ELLINWOOD - A small quorum of three Ellinwood City Council members met Monday night in regular session, and took action on a number of business items ...

September 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood man killed in Crash

ELLINWOOD - An Ellinwood man died Tuesday after the bicycle he was riding was hit by a pickup around 11 a.m. in the 500 block ...

September 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Surge in raccoons with distemper seen

Local veterinarians and the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University are joining forces to warn the public to be on the lookout for raccoons ...

September 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Central Plains Middle Schoolers attend State Fair Spelling Bee

BUSHTON - The 17th Annual Kansas State Fair Spelling Bee was held at the Encampment Building on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Students participating from Central Plains ...

September 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Hoisington City Council approves next steps in CDBG application

HOISINGTON -- Mayor Clayton Williamson opened Monday night's Hoisington City Council meeting with a hearing about the proposed CDBG Wastewater Application, which could pay for ...

September 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 428 ready to extend Title I status

Great Bend USD 428's five elementary schools are part of Title 1 - a program that provides federal financial assistance to schools with high percentages ...

September 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'The Lemonade War'

The lemonade stand set up at Monday's school board meeting was a reminder that soon children throughout Great Bend soon will be reading "The ...

September 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ElderCare offers emergency boxes to homebound clients

Local non-profit entities and private businesses have teamed up to provide emergency food and water to some homebound people in the event of a disaster.

September 12, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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