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County projects move forward

The building of a bridge utilizing a new method of construction took a step closer to becoming a reality Monday morning.

March 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo news: Reptile House reboot

The staff at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo have planned a grand reopening for the Reptile House, which is being remodeled, on March 19.

March 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fire hazard

With spring just around the corner and with dry and windy conditions persisting make a recipe for fires.

March 02, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Repurposing Grain Elevators presentation

"Repurposing Grain Elevators" will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday by Clark Elliott at the Coronado Quivira Museum. Mr. Elliott has been involved with cleaning and waterproofing elevators for approximately eight years.

March 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


College celebrates growth

Barton Community College has continued to defy shrinking enrollment trends experienced by other Kansas community colleges, and by no small margin. Barton grew by more than 20 percent since 2010.

March 01, 2016 | ​BY BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


Suspect jailed after court-ordered GPS fails

The Barton County Attorney's office recently sought to have the bond revoked on a Great Bend man facing charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and domestic battery. Dalton Contrerez, 28, has been wearing an electronic monitoring device as a condition of his bond but reportedly allowed the device's battery to go dead on three or more occasions in February.

March 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by ElderCare, Inc. at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Kevin Sundahl with greeters Melinda Kurth and Amy Habiger. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

March 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBCF listening tour – Barton County identifying needs and discussing solutions

Board members and staff of the Golden Belt Community Foundation soon will host meetings in Barton County for a listening tour and series of community meetings across Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. The Barton County meetings are scheduled for Monday, March 7th and Thursday, March, 10th and will be held at the following locations and times:

March 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Swinging through

It's always a gamble when it comes to Kansas weather and planning a hunting a trip in advance. This year, the organizers of the Pheasants Forever's Rooster Booster Chapter 504 Wounded Warrior hunt gambled and won with unseasonably mild weather. It meant nearly every soldier participant signed up for the outing was able to make it, arriving at Crosby's Wildgame Adventures "Hidden Hollow Lodge" near Albert around 5 p.m. Friday night. They were greeted by members and served a welcoming dinner followed by a meet and greet to get to know one another.

February 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Baker prepares for jury trial

A pretrial conference was held last week for William Howard Baker, 60, who is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal accident in 2014.

February 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City hoping for bowling convention/tourney in 2017

City of Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes announced that with efforts made by the Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as the Great Bend Knights of Columbus, Great Bend is currently in a close race to being voted as the location for the 2017 Knights of Columbus Bowling Tournament.

February 29, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


April 5 election candidates announced

The list of candidates who filed for the city council and other positions in the April 5 general election has been announced by Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman said. The filing deadline was in January.

February 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs permit allowing for cemetery expansion

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved special use permit allowing Holy Family Catholic Church in Odin to expand its cemetery.

February 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBRC to host ‘Connect Program’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Connect Program" on Wednesday, March 2, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th. The CONNECT Program provides local opportunities to screen young children 0 – 6 years to promote emotionally healthy individuals.

February 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


​National American Legion Auxiliary president coming to Great Bend

American Legion Unit 180 of Great Bend will host the National President, Sharon Conatser of Champaign, Ill., at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the local post home at 1011 Kansas Ave. Lunch will be served at a cost of $8.

February 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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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


USD 428 celebrates school board leaders

January is School Board Recognition Month and USD 428 joins other public schools across the state to say thank you to these public servants who ...

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College now a full CDL testing site

Last March Barton Community College was awarded a contract to serve as a Commercial Driver's License test site. Barton is now officially a CDL ...

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Barton Community College will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16. Barton's Center for Adult Education and the Shafer ...

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

January 12, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Gun laws clarified

Confusion over the article, "Sheriff shares about guns, drugs and human trafficking," arose Wednesday morning when some readers noted that the age noted in the ...

January 12, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sunflower Diversified, partners offer parent-training classes

Parent-training sessions have been on the agenda for the Central Kansas Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) over the years but now it is enhancing its efforts.

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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


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