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Big Rural Brainstormers learn civic engagement ‘not a big thing’

Civic engagement is vital to Kansas' rural communities. That was the driving theme behind the 2016 Big Rural Brainstorm, sponsored through the Kansas Sampler Foundation, that was held last Monday at Newton's Meridian Event Center. People from all walks of life with a passion for breathing new life into small towns from every corner of the state converged to share ideas and knowledge about what has worked and what hasn't for economic development, preservation, and community building in their areas. But for many, the idea of civic engagement was both foreboding and foreign. This year, the BRB focused ...

March 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Libraries at risk over HB 2719

Great Bend is home to the Central Kansas Library System, CKLS, which operates out of the same building as the Great Bend Public Library. It is one of seven regional library systems in the state. A late bill that the Kansas House is considering now could spell the elimination of this and the other six library systems in the state.

March 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Advance ballots, voting now available

Voters in Great Bend, Hoisington, and Ellinwood can now apply for advanced ballots for the April 5 city general election, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton county clerk and election officer.

March 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by : Great Bend Coffee Company, 2015 Lakin Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Dale Hogg and Cole Reif. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

March 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Area ​GOP caucus results county by county

Kansas Presidential caucuses were held on Saturday, March 5. Here are the area GOP caucus results county by county. Party officials reported Monday they are currently counting absentee and provisional ballots which will be added to the total.

March 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Keep an eye on the sky

Spring-like weather has arrived sooner than normal this year, meaning there is a possibility that the spring storm season may arrive earlier as well, Barton County Emergency Manager A my Miller told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

March 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mauler proud to represent county in Miss Kansas pageant

The Barton County Commission Monday morning passed a proclamation honoring Miss Barton County 2016 Hannah Mauler and designated Monday as Hannah Mauler, Miss Barton County, 2016, Day.

March 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fire in Barton County

According to the Great Bend Fire Department. At 2:46 p.m. on Saturday, units responded to a building fire at 300 SE 10 Road.

March 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tornado siren test coming

As the upcoming spring storm season looms, Great Bend will participate in the annual statewide tornado drill, Great Bend Police Department Capt. Bob Robinson said.

March 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Robinson serves Great Bend community for 38 years; will retire this summer

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of an ongoing series of articles about local law-enforcement officers.

March 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College to close for spring break

Barton Community College will have no classes due to spring break from March 14-18. Barton's offices will remain open through March 16, but will be closed March 17 and 18.

March 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College awarded state contract to serve as CDL test site

Barton Community College has been awarded a contract to serve as a CDL test site. The contract is with the Kansas Department of Revenue. Additional staff training will begin soon and logistics will be finalized in the coming months.

March 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Edmonds talks school finance

A few different topics about Kansas were up for discussion during the Legislative Coffee that was held Saturday.

March 12, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Parents of quadruplets celebrate two-week milestone

Megan Nemnich Fyler and Brandon Fyler welcomed four new additions to their family a little over two weeks ago. Four boys, Ayden, Braxton, Cameron and Dexter, were born on Feb. 23, five days after reaching their goal of making it to 30 weeks gestation. All four were born naturally, with an entire room filled with nurses and doctors on hand to receive each tiny baby.

March 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Park School Playground

It took 15 months and many, many hours of work, but the children at Park Elementary School in Great Bend are now enjoying brand new playground equipment.

March 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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HAPPY TRAILS

The numbers are in for the 2016 Trail of Lights and City of Great Bend officials are pleased with the outcome.

January 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marshall named to House Ag Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Newly elected First District Congressman Roger Marshall Tuesday was selected to be a member of the House Committee on Agriculture for the ...

January 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington examines hard water issue, solution targeted

HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents may see fewer spots on their dishes soon. City Manager Jonathan Mitchell reported to the Hoisington City Council Monday that options for ...

January 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sheriff talks guns, drugs, human trafficking

(This article was updated at 9:39 a.m. (1/11/2017) to properly reflect the age at which an individual can conceal and carry ...

January 10, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Reading, math skills improve with help

Reading and math tests taken by Great Bend students last month show positive progress when compared to test scores at the start of the school ...

January 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Relay For Life kickoff is Saturday

The Barton County Relay For Life will hold its annual kickoff Saturday morning at the Columbus Club, 723 Main, Great Bend. The meeting will be ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Trustees going to Topeka

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will not hold its monthly Study Session scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10.

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


D of I Soup Sampler Supper is Sunday

The Daughters of Isabella will hold a soup sampler supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Prince of Peace Parish ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 in no rush to replace Reed

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education doesn't need to hurry as it seeks to replace Superintendent Brad Reed, who resigned last month ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend High School students plan for fifth annual Community Service Day

Great Bend High School's Student Council got a green light Monday to organize the fifth annual all-day school-wide Community Service Day. Weather permitting, it ...

January 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Traffic stop turns into drug arrest

A routine traffic stop in the 200 Block of Main Street by Barton County Sheriff's deputy Sierra Thorne at 11:15 a.m. on ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Matthews honored for service as county attorney

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took time to recognize outgoing Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews for his years of service.

January 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKING THEIR OATHS

The results of the November general election in Barton County were made official as part of the County Commission meeting Monday morning. A host of ...

January 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hunting retreat brings 12 USMC vets to area

SEWARD - Friday, 12 veterans from the Ft. Worth and Houston, Texas areas travelled to Great Bend to take part in a pheasant hunting therapy retreat ...

January 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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