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Treasurer’s Office closed on Dec. 30

The end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 are bring schedule changes for several Barton County offices, some of which will have a direct impact on county taxpayers.

December 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gains made, challenges remain

With Kansas falling in the middle of the pack, the nation's health is seeing concerning upticks in key health indicators that threaten to offset years of public health successes, according to the key findings in United Health Foundation's 27th America's Health Rankings Annual Report covering 2016.

December 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holiday hiring off usual pace

TOPEKA – Traditional seasonal hiring has taken place, but this has happened more slowly than predicted, the Kansas Department of Labor is reporting.

December 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC trustees concerned about WSU/WATC merger

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback plans to give the annual State of the State address at 5 p.m. on Jan. 10.

December 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


All I want for Christmas is a bicycle

In the staging area at the Farmers Bank and Trust downtown Great Bend branch, a row of bicycles of all sizes lined a wall. Some had training wheels and others were for older children.

December 23, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Fire extinguished at Mid America Feeders

Great Bend Fire Department units responded to Mid America Feeders, 251 NW 10 Ave., at 3:52 p.m. Thursday.

December 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Summer projects scheduled at USD 428

Winter has just begun, but at Great Bend USD 428 the administration is already thinking about summer.

December 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


PAWS class helps furry friends

The PAWS enrichment class at Great Bend Middle School took on a whole other meaning as students of Teri Rous paused recently to create toys for some friends with four paws.

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


LIGHT DISTRICT

Each year, the Christmas season in Great Bend shines brightly with its Trail of Lights holiday display. A drive along the trail might start at the south entrance to Brit Spaugh Park, taking viewers past animated displays and a light show set to music in front of the zoo. Then proceed to Veterans Memorial Park for "The 12 Days of Christmas." See the Christmas Nativity at K-96 & 10th Street, then head south to the Historical Village lights.

December 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KDWPT nabs hunter for hunting, drug and gun violations

ELLSWORTH COUNTY – A man was taken into custody in Ellsworth County Thursday evening for several hunting, firearms and drug violations, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reported.

December 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Tuesday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization Plan interlocal agreement, remodeling the courthouse fourth floor for the County Attorney's Office, a simplified online communications system and the county's League of Kansas Municipalities membership dues.

December 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A Christmas list

When we are young, we make our Christmas lists. We give them to mom and dad, or we sit on Santa's lap and recite it to him.

December 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


FROHE WEIHNACHTEN

When German settlers arrived in Barton County in the 1870s and 1880s, they brought European Christmas traditions that can be found in today's homes: Trees decorated with ornaments, holiday foods, and gifts from a mysterious visitor.

December 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Holiday travel to reach record levels

In the American Automobile Association's West North Central Region, which includes Kansas, more than 8.2 million people will be travelling for the holidays, the AAA reported. This is a record setting number for the region and the ninth consecutive year of an increase.

December 22, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Getting our name out there

Westbound motorists on I-70 near Manhattan will be able to catch a glimpse of Great Bend. This will be courtesy of a billboard at exit 307 east of Junction City.

December 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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GBHS band honors recognized

Great Bend High School bands and honor band students were recognized at Monday's school board meeting. GBHS band instructor Mark DeWald and assistant Don ...

November 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Software solves educators' headaches

It wasn't hard to convince school board members to subscribe to two new software purchases on Monday, once they heard what the technology will ...

November 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ElderCare offers meal program throughout its territory

A program new to most of ElderCare's service area allows participants to provide nutritious meals for the elderly, while helping the non-profit agency offset ...

November 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Claflin speeding concern discussed

CLAFLIN - City council members met briefly Monday night with a short agenda that included a discussion about participation in an imaging project with the Barton ...

November 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Quilt of Valor presentation

United States Navy Vietnam veteran David Brabander was awarded a Quilt of Valor on Nov. 11, 2017, at the Golden Belt Memorial Park Veterans Memorial ...

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC marks 30 years with Midwest Energy

Midwest Energy Inc. made its first donation to the Barton Community College Foundation in support of the Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign 30 years ago. The ...

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC adds Scales Technician program

Barton Community College's newest program, Scales Technician classes, will launch on Jan. 8, 2018. The program is completed in one semester of vigorous training ...

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Barton Music Department to host free instrumental concert

Barton Community College's Prairie Winds Concert and Jazz Bands will present a winter-themed concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the ...

November 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sterling College stages ‘All My Sons’

STERLING – Students at Sterling College will take the stage in their production of "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller. It will be performed Friday through ...

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


School board hopes to expand JAG program

Great Bend High School student Cierra Wood is glad she didn't listen to friends who thought the new JAG class would be "boring" and ...

November 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees to discuss programs

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at noon Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Room A-113 of the Administration Building. This is the board ...

November 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fire alarm saves local resident

A house at 2111 21st Street in Great Bend was a total loss following a fire Monday morning, Fire Chief Luke McCormick said. But, thanks ...

November 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Keeley reappointed chief judge of 20th Judicial District

TOPEKA - Kansas Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced Monday the Supreme Court has reappointed Judge Mike Keeley to a two-year term as chief judge of ...

November 13, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Voter turnout a mixed bag

There were few surprises after the Barton County Commission met as the Board of Canvassers Monday morning to review the ballots from last Tuesday's ...

November 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Give the winners a chance

The election is over. The voters have spoken. There are new faces in local halls of power.

November 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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