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Santa’s workshop coming to town

It's once again that time of year for Santa to visit Great Bend a little early to help with this year's Santa's Workshop.

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC looks at campus security

When it comes to campus security, training is more important than technology, Barton Community College staff learned at a national conference on the subject.

November 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free.

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New BCC position tabled

Action items at the Nov. 22 meeting of the Barton Community College trustees involved hiring new personnel.

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Extension district, occupancy on commission agenda

A resolution to approve the proposed extension district, combining the Barton County KSU Extension Council with the Ellis County Extension Council, is on the agenda for the next Barton County Commission meeting. The meeting is set for 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, in Room 106 of the Barton County Courthouse.

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton to host holiday vocal and instrumental concert

Christmas music is something almost everyone can relate to and often creates a nostalgic glimpse into childhood memories. The Barton Community College music department will take its audience down memory lane and beyond as it hosts its Holiday Variety Show at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Woodcarver to present Nov. 28 program at Historical Society

Local woodcarver Barry Bowers will present a program when the Barton County Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. The program will feature his caricature style carvings.

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Community Concert offers Musical Monday fundraiser

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will host Musical Monday for Giving Tuesday. Musical Monday is a come-and-go event set for 7-9 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard giving supporters of the concert association an opportunity to donate to the GBCCA Endowment. These financial gifts will help continue the association's heritage of offering quality, diverse musical performances to residents of Barton County and the surrounding area.

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business.

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Trooper Robinson patrols roadways

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is part of a series featuring local law-enforcement officers. Today's article focuses on a Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) master trooper.

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Cookie Contest sure to be fun and festive

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday. The eighth annual Great Bend Cookie Contest is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., allowing people to sample cookies from 15 participating business locations and vote for the best cookies in town.

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC theater dept. to host Original Playwright Series

The theater department at Barton Community College is calling for original plays from the community for its Original Playwright Series. Three of the submitted plays will be chosen to be performed on April 27, 2017, in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Playwrights have until Feb. 1 to submit their plays.

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commodities available Monday

Commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at 1305 Patton Road. Recipients must bring two forms of identification, such as a driver's license and utility bill showing their address.

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee Co. Health Department is No. 1

OVERLAND PARK - The Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD) recognized Pawnee County Health Department as the 2016 Local Health Department of the Year during the awards luncheon of the 41st Kansas Association of Counties annual conference held in Overland Park Nov. 15-17. Robin Rziha, Pawnee County Health Department administrator, accepted the award presented by Michele Ponce, KALHD Executive Director, and Dan Woydziak, KAC President.

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County accepts federal money to improve high-risk roads

Action taken by the Barton County Commission on Monday could make it easier to win competitive grants for road safety features, County Engineer Barry McManaman said.

November 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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License to fly

Kansans, along with all U.S. citizens, wanting to fly will face stricter identification requirements when they take to the skies. A 12-year-old federal law ...

November 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


COLUMBUS CLUB SOUPER CHILI

With the thermometer hovering around 40 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday evening, the Great Bend Knights of Columbus had no trouble enticing people to attend their ...

November 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansans dispose of 6 tons of medicines

TOPEKA - Barton County residents pitched in 200 pounds of unused medicines as they joined all Kansans in safely disposing over six tons of medications during ...

November 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Acting captain chosen for GBPD

Interim Great Bend City Administrator George Kolb announced Thursday afternoon the appointment of Bob Robinson as acting captain for the Great Bend Police Department, effective ...

November 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned City Council approves Sunday liquor sales

LARNED - The question of whether or not Larned will allow Sunday liquor sales was raised, and the answer from city council members came back yes ...

November 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 ...

November 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Vet Day event planned at Barton County memorial

Although there have been no new addition this year, the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee will carry on the tradition of hosting a Veterans Day event ...

November 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Veterans Day Memorial Service

November marks the beginning of the holiday season with Thanksgiving, but another holiday is celebrated in November where people take the time out to provide ...

November 08, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


KDOR announces holiday hours for DL offices

TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Revenue on Tuesday released official holiday hours for the six largest state operated driver's license offices, which includes offices ...

November 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 431 hear report on state representatives visit

HOISINGTON - Friday afternoon, USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry met with Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson and State Board of Education Representative Sally Cauble. Lowry ...

November 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Andrasek captures Great Bend mayor’s seat

As of Tuesday night, political newcomer Joe Andrasek won the Great Bend mayoral race, surpassing Brock McPherson and Allene Owen, both of who are currently ...

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington Mayoral race ends with Popp on top

Around the county, voters elected mayors and city council and school board members, and Ellinwood also elected trustees to the Ellinwood Hospital District. The big ...

November 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


The ballots are in

Election day has come and gone for 2017, and the ballots are in, even though they won't become official until Monday when the votes ...

November 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Sales tax passes

A ballot question that extends Great Bend's quarter-cent sales tax for 10 more years was approved Tuesday. The sales tax is used for street ...

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bridge replacement finally on track

It's been a long road, but a contract to replace a bridge one mile east of Great Bend on East Barton County Road was ...

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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