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Toll free legislative hotline available to Kansas residents

With the 2016 special session of the Kansas legislature about to begin, Kansas residents can ask questions about legislation, legislative procedure, state government and more by calling 1-800-432-3924. Calls are answered by experienced reference/research librarians at the State Library of Kansas and kept confidential. Lines are open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

June 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dove Chevrolet, Buick & Cadillac

June 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


With zika virus cases in Kansas, local residents should take care

Although none were in in Barton County, there have been four confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne zika virus in Kansas, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said, adding that we should all still be taking precautions.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission tables HR job decision, again

Monday morning marked the second time the Barton County Commission tabled discussion on the controversial hiring of a human resources manager. It also marked the second time in as many weeks the matter sparked debate and dissension among commissioners.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County receives grant to bolster bike, pedestrian safety

It was a welcome gift coming at a time when Barton County officials face a tight budget year.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Historical Society program

Barton County Historical Society will host a program on at 7:30 p.m. on June 22. The speaker, sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, will be Phil Dixon a native of Kansas City. As a baseball speaker and historian he has authored numerous books on Negro League baseball and is co-founder of the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo. He has won numerous awards for his historical research and as a former employee in the public relations office of the American League Kansas City Royals he has contributed articles to newspapers and written history for baseball cards ...

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Coronado Quivira Museum seeking 2016 harvest photos

The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking photographs of the 2016 Harvest to display in the museum's gallery. The photographs will add to the current agricultural exhibit. The pictures are needed by July 19. Help us show what goes on in Rice County during harvest.

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


United Way of Central Kansas announces three new board members

With the merger of United Way of Central Kansas and United Way of Hoisington, UWCK felt it important to have local representative from the Hoisington community. UWCK prides itself on a diversified board with a voice in each community. The two new board members from Hoisington are Bill Lowry and Karen Van Brimmer.

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bike, Build returns to St. John

By JIM MISUNAS

June 18, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Thanks, dad

On the third Sunday each June, Americans observe Father's Day, a celebration of the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives.

June 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Extreme heat likely contributed to GB woman’s death

BARTON COUNTY – The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigation the death of a 49-year-old woman who died at a home in north of Great Bend Thursday afternoon. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of family.

June 17, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


The ‘Ark’ receives national trail designation

As part of a larger announcement, a 192-mile portion of the Arkansas River in Kansas was designated as a National Water Trail earlier this month, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reported. The trail begins in Great Bend and ends at the Kansas-Oklahoma border southeast of Arkansas City.

June 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City water quality report available

BY STAFF REPORTS

June 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Oil and Gas Museum hosts summer camp

Summer is a time for children to have fun, relax and hang out with friends, but for some they had the opportunity to learn about the area around them and how Barton County has played a role in the oil and gas industry.

June 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local officials urge safety during harvest season

It is that time again for farmers to be busy out in their fields for wheat harvest and this means slower moving farm implements along road ways throughout Barton County and drivers are ask to take extra precautions while on these roads.

June 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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BCC's presence at Larned prison grows

Changes coming to the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility the summer will create opportunities for Barton Community College, the BCC Board of Trustees learned Tuesday.

June 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quiz time

The First Assembly of God Church in Great Bend sent its Bible Warriors to the National Bible Quiz tournament this past weekend at Ceder Hills ...

June 14, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Residents speak up about fireworks

HOISINGTON - Patrons attending the Hoisington City Council meeting Monday asked council members for some answers. They wanted to know what if anything the council had ...

June 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Library director shares HVAC ups and downs

It takes a while to learn how to use new technology. This is something Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems has learned the hard ...

June 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Debbie Stevens Week proclaimed

HOISINGTON - The tour of the utility billing office on the agenda for Monday night's Hoisington City Council meeting was canceled to make time for ...

June 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Marshall on shooting at Congressional Baseball practice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., issued the following statement after Wednesday morning's shooting at Congressional Baseball practice:

June 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BUSY BEES: Story Time entertains children

Great Bend Public Library's "Miss Amy" had children listening, singing and playing on Tuesday during Story Time. This week's subject was Bees.

June 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Todd Leech sentenced to 14 years for child rape

A Great Bend couple arrested on rape and child abuse charges in 2016 have been sentenced in Barton County District Court.

June 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas Wheat Harvest report: Day 2

Day 2: With the hot summer rays of sunshine and the constant Kansas wind, harvest is progressing quickly throughout central Kansas.

June 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBRC looks at goals, budget

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors discussed its 2017-2018 strategic plan goals and budget on Monday.

June 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


County approves tax help after tornado

Barton County residents who lost their homes or saw major home damage from last month's tornado may get a break on their property taxes ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Road & Bridge director to retire soon

Barton County Road and Bridge/Memorial Parks Director Dale Phillips announced Monday he will retire at the end of this month, concluding a 44-year career ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Caution: Road work ahread

Great Bend Street Department employees remove a section of pavement at the southwest corner of Broadway and McKinley, Monday afternoon. Traffic is reduced to two ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned prison adopts new mission preparing young offenders for reentry

LARNED - At the end of May, the Kansas Department of Corrections announced that the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility will be converted to a medium-security ...

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend schools get wireless devices for K-12

Great Bend USD 428's One to One Technology Initiative will encompass grades K-12 this fall, Superintendent Khris Thexton said Monday. The school board voted ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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