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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 a recognition of long-time county employees, the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial dedication and a report from Central Kansas Community Corrections.

October 22, 2015 | | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

October 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Restoration begins on 'The Rifleman'

"The Rifleman" stands on the north side of the Barton County Courthouse, vigilantly facing south to protect the Union. Before the sculpture of a Civil War soldier turns 100 years old in November it is getting a professional makeover.

October 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Report highlights BCC success

Barton Community College's 2015 "Community Report" is hot off the press, Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman told members of the Great Bend Kiwanis on Wednesday. The annual report to BCC stakeholders highlights the college's progress and its vision for the future.

October 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC celebrates learning at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Passion, spirit and hope were frequently used words employed by numerous speakers to describe inmate learners at the 11th Annual Learning Celebration on Tuesday evening at Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News


GBRC host Shape Up Saturday exercise class

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming a new Shape Up Saturday exercise classes. So join, Dixie Divis and get your weekend off right with Shape Up Saturday. Designed to build strength, tone up and burn fat! This class will use a variety of equipment combined with intermittent cardio intervals for a total body shape up. Exercises can be modified to accommodate all fitness levels. This class will meet on Saturdays Oct. 24 through Dec. 12 from 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. for anyone 16 years old and older at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th ...

October 21, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Time to explore Great Bend

November will be Explore Great Bend month again and participating retailers will be ready to host a different event each Saturday of the month, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

October 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Being safe this Halloween

It is almost that time again for the goblins and ghouls to be roaming the streets of Great Bend.

October 21, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton County Health Department flu shot outreach scheduled

Barton County Health Department has scheduled community outreach for influenza and pneumonia vaccinations for Tuesday, Oct. 27, and Wednesday, Oct. 28. Department staff will be providing regular, high dose, and intranasal flu vaccine for adults and children and pneumonia vaccine on Oct. 27, at Susank Agco Corporation from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.; at Beaver Fire Station 10 - 11 a.m.; at Odin Store 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; and at Claflin Fire Station 1 - 2 p.m.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News


How low did it go? Online feature shows temperature lows for Kansas Freeze Monitor is a new part of

Farmers hoping to harvest before the first freeze are watching. And, parents deciding how to dress the kids for school are, too. Plenty of Kansans want to know how low the temperatures go.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News


Repainting of old Engine 3416 underway

The repainting of the locomotive on display in Brit Spaugh Park has started, but Mother Nature is delaying the restoration, said Scott Keeler, Great Bend public lands director.

October 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


UP IT GOES

Construction in underway on the newest destination My BackYard Playground that is coming to Great Bend.

October 20, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC will host Stop 'N Learn session titled 'Safety and Security'

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Safety And Security" on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, located at 2715 18th St. This program will also be held Friday, Oct. 23, at the Sr. Center, located at 2005 Kansas Ave., starting at 1 p.m. Join us and learn some helpful hints on improving your safety and security in today's society. Other topics will include current issues facing the Great Bend Police Department along with some time for any questions you may ...

October 20, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - October 14, 2015

James Harbison; No Insurance; Dismissed - proof shown

October 20, 2015 | | Local News


Sen. Moran visits Great Bend Feeding

The cattle industry is critical to central Kansas and the beef it produces is safe for consumers.

October 20, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Repairs coming to landfill scale house

The Barton County Landfill currently has a building on-site that is used for scale operations, office space, employee training and includes a shop. However, it ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Carter to continue as board president

Here is a summary of other action taken Monday at the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting:

July 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teachers, school board, approve new contracts

Salary increases were approved Monday by the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education.

July 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


PARTY DOWN GREAT BEND

There are a lot of activities planned for the annual Party in the Park Saturday, Aug. 13, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the ...

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood, others still waiting for tax info

Ellinwood City Attorney Bob Peter had one message for the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned veteran receives honor

LARNED – Larned's Gary Hiestand is struggling through tough times, but it was the perfect time to celebrate his military service at American Legion Post ...

July 18, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by local author Darcy Leech at the Chamber Board Room at 9:30 a.m ...

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County resident concerned about car insurance phone calls

Retired Hoisington physician Dan Witt was somewhat relieved after the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Accident leads to drug arrest

A non-injury accident was reported at 2:37 a.m. Friday in the 1400 block of 11th St. This was followed by a Great Bend ...

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Motorcycle hits dog

A Great Bend man was injured Monday morning when the motorcycle he was driving struck a dog in South Hoisington. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said the ...

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Prairie Godmothers to host ‘Build-A-Bag Beach Party’

The Prairie Godmothers group will hold its summer social event, the Build-A-Bag Beach Party, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the ...

July 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Cancer group plans to beat the heat

The Touched By Cancer Support Group will hold a sharing meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Heartland Cancer Center. There will ...

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lighter starts residential fire

Children playing with a lighter started a fire Sunday morning that caused an estimted $30,000 in damage to a duplex at 5907 Eisenhower St ...

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


More parade photos

Photos taken Saturday, July 16, at the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade.

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


After Harvest Festival Parade

The Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade on Saturday, July 16, had more than 80 entries.

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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