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Reed: Proposal won't save money

Great Bend Superintendent Brad Reed said a proposal in the Kansas Legislature to consolidate more school districts would not save money but could hurt the quality of education in some districts. USD 428 representatives' recent trip to Topeka was discussed at Thursday's mid-month school board meeting.

January 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Superintendents speak out

There was no shortage of information presented at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce coffee Thursday morning. USD 431 Hoisington Superintendent Bill Lowry's legislative report included news about a bill that many have expressed concern over since the state legislature resumed session earlier this month. Earlier in the week, the Kansas Association of School Boards sent out an alert to members about three bills, one of which could completely change the face of public education in Barton County

January 28, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Bike, pedestrian master plan meeting canceled

The public presentation of the Barton County bike/pedestrian master plan, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Kansas Wetlands Education Center, has been canceled to due forecasted inclement weather. The plan will soon be available on the Golden Belt Community Foundation website at goldenbeltcf.org.

January 28, 2016 | | Local News


Barton Welding Lab ribbon cutting photos

Jan. 28, 2016 at Barton Community College.

January 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Library will eliminate late fees

This spring, Great Bend Public Library plans to do away with late fees.

January 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


New EduKan director adds transparency

A "significant deficiency" was found during the Fiscal Year 2015 audit for EduKan, the online education consortium that serves six western Kansas community colleges. However, a management letter from the auditors confirms that problems in 2015 ended after Dr. Adam John took over as chief executive officer last summer.

January 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

January 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood court docket Jan. 26, 2016

Cody Arnold; Driving while Suspended; fine $500, court costs $56; Pled No Contest (PNC)

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira make bucket list

There are many different sights to see in Kansas. And right here in our backyard we have two of these sights that made the Top 70 on the Kansas Bucket List.

January 27, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC to sponsor Winter Middle School Dance

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be sponsoring a Winter Middle School Dance.

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


Kansas House of Representative pages

Rep. John Edmonds has an opening for four Kansas House of Representatives pages on March 8. To be considered for a position, students must be at least 12 years old and be able to be in Topeka by 8:15 a.m. on that day. For more information please call Jennifer Schartz, 620-793-1500.

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


​Rescheduled lecture on Qur’an starts Wednesday

Due to ice last Wednesday, the First Congregational United Church of Christ postponed the start of a 21-week lecture series on the Qur'an.

January 26, 2016 | | Local News


Spray family gets naming rights to BCC weight room

The weight room at Barton Community College's Kirkman building has been refurbished and major equipment upgrades are taking place, thanks to the generosity of the Kip and Kelly Spray family. On Tuesday, the BCC Board of Trustees officially renamed that portion of the building the Kip and Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center.

January 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


New ambulance approved by Hoisington City Council

Randy Miller, director of the City of Hoisington's electricity distribution department, was honored at the City Council meeting Monday night for his 32 years of service to the city. Mayor Clayton Williamson formally thanked him, and presented him with a plaque. Miller will retire at the end of the week, and it was announced the public is invited to a reception in his honor Friday afternoon at the council chamber from 2 to 4 p.m.

January 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Injury accident in Great Bend

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office. At 2:20 p.m. on Jan. 20, deputies responded to an injury accident at U.S. 56 at mile marker 208.

January 26, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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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


USD 428 in no rush to replace Reed

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education doesn't need to hurry as it seeks to replace Superintendent Brad Reed, who resigned last month ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend High School students plan for fifth annual Community Service Day

Great Bend High School's Student Council got a green light Monday to organize the fifth annual all-day school-wide Community Service Day. Weather permitting, it ...

January 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Traffic stop turns into drug arrest

A routine traffic stop in the 200 Block of Main Street by Barton County Sheriff's deputy Sierra Thorne at 11:15 a.m. on ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Matthews honored for service as county attorney

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took time to recognize outgoing Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews for his years of service.

January 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKING THEIR OATHS

The results of the November general election in Barton County were made official as part of the County Commission meeting Monday morning. A host of ...

January 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hunting retreat brings 12 USMC vets to area

SEWARD - Friday, 12 veterans from the Ft. Worth and Houston, Texas areas travelled to Great Bend to take part in a pheasant hunting therapy retreat ...

January 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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