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​Debt refinance saves $306,000 at BCC

Barton Community College has refinanced its debt on the Library renovation and the addition to the Technical Building, paid for in 2008 with certificates of participation. The BCC Board of Trustees on Tuesday authorized a new lease-purchase agreement at lower interest rates.

October 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Help needed to serve Thanksgiving meal to Barton students

Community members are invited to help provide a traditional turkey-day dinner to Barton Community College students who can't go home on Wednesday, Nov. 25, said Marcia Dietz from Barton's Student Support Services.

October 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Volunteering vets to be honored

On Monday, Nov. 9, in advance of Veterans Day, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program will recognize those who have not only served their community, but also their nation.

October 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two-vehicle crash

On Oct. 27, around 7 p.m., Barton County Sheriff's deputies responded to U.S. 281 and K-4 west junction, to a reported motor vehicle accident.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News


IRS grants relief to drought-stricken farmers, ranchers

Farmers or ranchers forced to sell their livestock because of the drought that affects much of the nation, including Barton County, special IRS tax relief may help, IRS spokesman Michael Devine said.

October 28, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Wind can close landfill

During the fall, winds can be strong enough to close the Barton County Landfill, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said.

October 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The Sixth District Kansas Authors Club meeting

The Sixth District Kansas Authors Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Delos Smith Senior Center, 101 West First Avenue in Hutchinson, Judy Entz, Mennonite Press, will explain how to get your book ready to publish at a reasonable price. They have helped the Kansas Authors Club in many ways. Jan Hurst, McPherson, of Authors Voice Publishing will give advice on deciding on a book cover, etc.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News


St. Rose Health Center plans grand opening, guided tours

The public is invited to get an up-close look at the new St. Rose Health Center during its upcoming grand opening.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News


A chance to honor real-life heroes this week in Forsyth Library

At a must-see exhibit this week in Fort Hays State University's Forsyth Library, students, staff, faculty and the general public can get a glimpse of some real-life heroes.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Lincoln Elementary School, 5630 Broadway. Lincoln Elementary School Principal Misty Straub and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Lincoln School.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News


CREATIVE BEAUTY

HUTCHINSON - Maybe art is a little like music.

October 27, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Employment conference held for the disabled

A big crowd showed up to the Employment Success Conference on Tuesday at the Great Bend Elks Lodge. The conference was a part of Disability Employment Success Day as proclaimed by the Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison and followed on the heels of Disability Mentoring Day that was held on Oct. 21.

October 27, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBHS Band and Ochestra fundraiser

Great Bend High School band and orchestra members are selling items from Cherrydale for their upcoming trip to Branson, Mo. in March. Items include gifts for the Holiday season and food items that can be frozen until family and friends arrive. If you care to purchase any items and are not contacted by them please call GBHS at 793-1521 and ask for Mr. DeWald (ext 189) or Mr. Enochs (ext 188). They can send a student your way to show you the catalogues.

October 27, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS Band receives WAC trophy

October 27, 2015 | | Local News


City of Ellinwood to purchase Batchman property

The Ellinwood City Council met Monday night in a special meeting to consider an agreement that would put an end to a year-long debacle that had not only caused one Ellinwood family countless financial headaches, but also prompted community members to publicly declare their dissatisfaction with the city over the handling of a public improvement project gone awry. The council went into executive session for 10 minutes for a discussion of the possible property acquisition. Upon returning to open session, Mayor Irlan Fullbright summarized the discussion.

October 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Local paramedic receives prestigious award

Being recognized for your hard work, leadership skills and a job well done can be seen through many different eyes, but it only takes one ...

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


‘Wild Places’ close to home

George Frazier says his new book, "The Last Wild Places of Kansas," isn't a guide, but it may lead readers to explore some places ...

August 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Party in the Park worth the effort

Sure, it takes a lot of work to throw an event like the City of Great Bend's Party in the Park. But, Community Coordinator ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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 ...

August 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Baton named CDL test site

Industry demand has driven continued expansion of the Barton Community College Commercial Driver's License program. Barton is now an official test site and a ...

August 18, 2016 | BY BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


The movies are over, but the fresh veggies remain for now

The free summer outdoor movie series is over, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington said. This year the city put more movies on Friday nights ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Angel hired to lead Family Crisis Center

On August 16th The Family Crisis Center Board unanimously voted to hire Rachel Angel as the new Executive Director.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Meet the Panthers on Sunday

The Panther Booster Club will host its first community-wide Meet the Panthers event at 5 p.m. Sunday at the band shell in Jack Kilby ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Salvation Army distributes 200 backpacks

The Salvation Army helped more than 200 children return to school this week with new backpacks filled with school supplies.

August 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Filling them up

It wasn't kids getting on the school buses parked outside Great Bend businesses this week.

August 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KDADS awards $580,000 in Mental Health Substance Use Prevention Grants

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Acting Secretary Tim Keck announced Wednesday the award of 17 grants totaling $580,000 for the Kansas ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County Sheriff makes two meth busts over weekend

LARNED - On Aug. 12, 2016 a Pawnee County Sheriff's Office Deputy made contact with a subject traveling from Nebraska to Oklahoma. During the investigation ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


4-H family welcomes Japanese exchange student

For the past three weeks, Liberty Marsh, 12, a member of the South Bend Jolly Workers, has played hostess to Kotono Sugito, 12, a member ...

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Drug arrests made during traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in the early hours of Wednesday produced guns, cash, drugs and drug paraphernalia and two arrests were made.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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