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Hoisington Council appoints VanBrimmer as new president

HOISINGTON - As part of the reorganization of the council, in the wake of former Council President Brian Wilborn stepping down in July, the council elected a new president Monday evening. Karen VanBrimmer, the senior councilwoman, was nominated by Michael Aylward and the nomination seconded by Chris Smith, and with the approval of the rest of the council, minus Carrol Nather who was absent, she will serve as president for the rest of the year.

August 09, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


ALL HANDS ON

HOISINGTON - Habitat for Humanity: Barton County Area began work on the property located at 322 E. 6th Street. Work days are being scheduled for the following dates: Aug 13, 20, 27, Sept. 3, 10. The organization was granted two lots in the city of Hoisington to help alleviate a shortage of housing that has concerned the community for several years. Through mostly volunteer efforts and donations, the group is able to provide people a hand up, rather than a hand out when it comes to becoming homeowners. The local group was organized in 2001. They partner with families to build ...

August 09, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BCC Trustees hold line on tax rate

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees approved the college's 2016-2017 budget Tuesday after inviting comments or questions from the public. Hearing none, the budget was adopted. Based on valuation numbers provided by the county on June 21, it is estimated that the mill levy will be the same as the actual rate in 2014-2015, which was 33.124 mills. In 2015-2016 the rate was similar at 33.090.

August 09, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drugs and money found in standoff

A standoff between area law enforcement officers and an armed man ended peacefully Monday evening, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Robert Scheuerman, 35, of Larned, is in custody.

August 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission renews contract with SDSI

Southwest Developmental Services Inc. has served as Barton County's Community Developmental Disability Organization for many years, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.

August 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBRC to host Cutest Pet contest

Do you believe you have the cutest pet? If so, take a photo of it and turn it into the Great Bend Recreation Commission by Aug. 19, 2016.

August 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


STANDOFF ENDS IN ARREST

BARTON COUNTY - Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a vehicle at about 6:20 p.m. on SE 20 Road, about one and a half miles south of Great Bend. They believed a wanted suspect was in the vehicle, which turned out to be true. Robert Scheuerman, age 35, Larned, had a handgun and refused to surrender to officers, threatening to harm himself.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff’s Office involved in standoff

BARTON COUNTY – The Barton County Sheriff's Office is in the midst of negotiations with an armed man south of Great Bend in hopes of convincing him to surrender, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Monday night. As of 7:50 p.m. Monday, the talks were still on going.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC budget hearing is Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a public budget hearing 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Girl's leg slips into water meter hole

A girl approximately 4 years old was taken to Urgent Care at Great Bend Regional Hospital on Monday after stepping into a water meter hole on 10th Street around 1:40 p.m. Her leg was X-rayed but she did not appear to have serious injuries, according to reports.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Exhibit designer joins SFTC staff

LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum has hired Richard Lartz for a limited term position as the exhibit designer for the East Gallery renovation. Museum director Becca Hiller said it is expected to take 12-18 months to complete the work.

August 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


THE FLIP OF A COIN

Rarely is there a tie election in Barton County that must be determined by a flip of the coin. But, Monday morning, two township level primary races were decided by heads or tails.

August 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Gentiva Hospice, at Great Bend Coffee, 2015 Lakin Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Cindy Brooke and Amy Habiger. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County holds line on mill rate

Standing firm in not raising the mill levy in the face of continued revenue declines, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a budget that instead balanced by tapping into the county's reserves.

August 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKING SOME HEAT

EDITOR'S NOTE; This will be a four part series on the type of training that first responders of Barton County go through to ensure they are continuously ready to assist the public.

August 06, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Larned prison adopts new mission preparing young offenders for reentry

LARNED - At the end of May, the Kansas Department of Corrections announced that the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility will be converted to a medium-security ...

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend schools get wireless devices for K-12

Great Bend USD 428's One to One Technology Initiative will encompass grades K-12 this fall, Superintendent Khris Thexton said Monday. The school board voted ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBFD responds to three weekend fire calls

The Great Bend Fire Department was busy with three fire calls over the weekend, Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

June 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


May marriage and divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Insurance on BCC trustees' agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 13, to approve renewing insurance proposals. The board will meet at ...

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kaiser sentenced on sexting case

Todd Eric Kaiser, the former Great Bend High School track coach convicted of sexual exploitation of a child, has been placed on three years of ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fun day!

BY VERONICA COONS

June 10, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


Relay for Life celebrates fighters, remembers survivors

HOISINGTON - When cancer survivors and their caregivers line up for the Survivors' Lap at Relay for Life, it's hard not to be overcome by ...

June 10, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Larned's Santa Fe Trail Days gets rolling

LARNED - Saturday morning, Broadway and Main filled with families and people of all ages out for a good time as the 2017 Santa Fe Trail ...

June 10, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend Youth Academy brings many smiles

Great Bend youths got a behind-the-scenes look at how the city works on Friday during the Youth Academy.

June 10, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Teacher contracts on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education is set to ratify next year's contracts for licensed employees. The Great Bend-National Education Association announced ...

June 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Santa Fe Trail Days

LARNED - Santa Fe Trail Days began last Thursday and the celebration continues Sunday in downtown Larned.

June 10, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County will consider possible disaster relief

Homestead owners whose property was destroyed or substantially damaged in the May tornado may be able to apply for a tax abatement or credit. The ...

June 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Street work at Broadway and McKinley starts Monday

The Great Bend Streets Department will start street work Monday at Broadway and McKinley, Street Superintendent Mike Crawford said.

June 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


West Nile virus arrives early in Barton County

The first reported Kansas case of West Nile virus this summer is a person in Barton County, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced ...

June 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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