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My BackYard Playground enhancements planned

Great Bend High School students will help install additional hardwood mulch next month at the My BackYard playground, Great Bend Recreation Commission board members learned Monday.

March 15, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Hoisington City Council discusses grant hurdles

Hoisington EMS Director Scott Fleming shared news with the city council Monday evening concerning the status of a grant requested from the Kansas Board of EMS to replace a monitor on the city's second-out truck. The original application was for the purchase price of a Zoll M-Series monitor for $31,804.77. The grant application requested a split of 75-25, with the city's share to be $7,915.19. Fleming reported the Board of EMS had contacted him to determine if the city would be willing to accept a reduced grant of $20,000 if it were offered ...

March 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBRC held monthly meeting on Monday

There were a few new items on the agenda at the Great Bend Recreation Commission meeting on Monday.

March 15, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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


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City Council to meet Monday night, County Commission to meet Tuesday morning

The Great Bend City Council will meet Monday night and the Barton County Commission will meet Tuesday morning.

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS performance choirs entertain

Audiences were entertained by the GBMS 8th Grade performance choir, consisting of students from the 8-1, 8-2 and 8-3 cores, Monday, Jan. 9, at the ...

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Semis collide in Stafford County

Two semitrailers collided at 9:18 p.m. Thursday in Stafford County on U.S. 50 at SW 30th Ave., about 4 miles west of ...

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police seize meth, marijuana ‘vape’ vials

Traffic stops led to more than one drug bust this past week in Great Bend, Police Chief Cliff Couch said. Two suspects were arrested on ...

January 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More events canceled

Several area events have been canceled or postponed due to the expected ice storm.

January 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Local drivers license office to close for remodeling

The Barton County Driver License Office in Great Bend will be closed for renovations starting Friday, Jan. 27. The tentative re-open date is Friday, Feb ...

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Marshall casts congressional votes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the 115th Congress getting underway, here's a look at how area members of Congress, including Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan. and ...

January 13, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Meth and stolen property found in vehicle

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports a traffic stop Thursday evening in Great Bend led to a drug arrest and the recovery of stolen property.

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Events postponed due to weather

Several area events have been canceled or postponed due to the expected ice storm.

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County to recoup cost of legal proceedings

For Barton County, crime may pay.

January 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


SPLISH SPLASH

With ice, snow and bitter cold on the way, it may be tough to think about splashing around in water or listening to an outdoor ...

January 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Caring coach receives ROSE award

Great Bend's school board presented a ROSE award this week to Great Bend Middle School Coach Norbert Muth, for his "kind, understanding acts."

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ice, winter storm is forecast

WICHITA - Multiple rounds of freezing rain will affect Central Kansas starting Friday into early Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sunflower Diversified seeks auction items, support for Charity Gala

Preparations for the 12thAnnual Charity Gala sponsored by Sunflower Diversified Services are in high gear and organizers could use the community's help.

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


Rosewood Aktion Club delivers coloring books, blankets

Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club was in the giving spirit during the Christmas season. Small groups of club members took turns delivering coloring books, crayons ...

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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