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Teachers offered used computers

Employees at Great Bend USD 428 can purchase used desktop and laptop computers as they are replaced with new ones. Prices range from $75 to $100 for five-year-old computers.

March 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Address unknown

Barton County established its 911 addressing system in 1989. But, as the county's mapping system is much more advanced now, it has become more noticeable that some areas of the county have not been addressed correctly, Barton County 911 Director Dena Popp told the County Commission Monday morning.

March 14, 2017 | | Local News


Commission marks colon cancer month

It was two years ago that Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir was diagnosed with colon cancer. Now a cancer survivor, the 55-year-old Bellendir is a staunch advocate for screening.

March 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBPL recipient of Whelan Endowment Fund

Vickie Herl, the Great Bend Public Library's administrative manager, will celebrate 45 years as a staff member on St. Patrick's Day, March 17. The library Board of Trustees recognized her at the March meeting on Monday. There will be a retirement reception on April 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library, open to the public.

March 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


All-American Boys Chorus will wrap up concert season

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present the All-American Boys Chorus as its last concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

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


GB schools gain state recognition

Great Bend school board members heard good news on Monday concerning USD 428's progress in the state's Multi-Tiered Support System program. Todd Wiedemann, assistant director of the State of Kansas MTSS Team, said Great Bend's leadership in the program has earned statewide recognition.

March 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission OKs new spray truck

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the replacement of spray truck for the Noxious Weed Department, but the approval was not without opposition.

March 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization on BCC agenda

An interlocal agreement for a Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization program will be reviewed at the Barton Community College Board of Trustees Study Session, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room F-30, in the Fine Arts Building on the BCC campus. The board will also hear the monthly financial statement and a report on Foresight 2020 performance agreements with the Kansas Board of Regents.

March 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County moves ahead with joint extension district

Barton County will be part of a joint extension district with Ellis County following action by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

March 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BANNING THE BURN

Citing extremely dry conditions and high winds creating an "imminent threat of fire," the Barton County Commission Monday morning signed a resolution establishing a temporary burn ban for Barton County.

March 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Budget, schools, gun laws topics of second legislative coffee

Richard Schenck with Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, the sponsor of the Great Bend legislative coffee, introduced Rep. Tori Arnberger, Great Bend, and Sen Mary Jo Taylor, Stafford, to the public who came for an update on what has been happening at the state capitol since the last coffee in February. Both freshmen legislators, they provided a fresh perspective on the legislative process, now partway through their first session of their first term.

March 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 proclamations Great Bend High School Panther girls' bowling team as 5-1A girls state bowling champions and recognizing Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a extension district operational agreement with Ellis County, public fire safety awareness and 911 addressing issues in the county.

March 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Starting from scratch, sort of

It isn't ideal, but building a new police station east across the street from the current facility on what is now a city-owned parking lot will better meet the Great Bend Police Department's current and future needs, Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

March 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Panther bands present contest selections Tuesday

Panther band members will present their pre-contest concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Great Bend High School gym.

March 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Camp Aldrich used most weekends

Barton Community College hasn't had any trouble booking its rural Camp Aldrich facility, at least on weekends, Dean of Administration Mark Dean said recently.

March 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Mobile home fire

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to a fire call at 4:53 p.m. on Thursday at 168 South Washington for a mobile home ...

March 23, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Tabler Furniture settles up, reopens

LARNED - The lights were on and the open sign was lit at Tabler Furniture Thursday morning. This, a week after the business was shuttered and ...

March 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CVB enhances Hospitality Program, supports local businesses

As a way to enhance its Hospitality Program, the City of Great Bend's Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) recently added a new service.

March 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 4-5 p.m., Monday, March 27, at the Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway in Great Bend ...

March 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tax rebate plan OKed by council

A revised version of Great Bend Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, a property tax rebate program targeting new buildings and improvements, was given the OK by the ...

March 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


June Jaunt plans in the works

Great Bend Community Coordinator/Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Christina Hayes attended a regional June Jaunt meeting last week in Scott City and had good ...

March 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City offers cash to Cinco de Mayo

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a $750 sponsorship for the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration set for May 6 at Jack Kilby ...

March 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Farm show a boon to community

The Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo is big deal for the community, but it wouldn't be possible if it weren't for city ...

March 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


COUNCIL SHOWS THE ‘LOVE’

In recognition of his years of dedication to local tennis and local youth, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved naming the west tennis ...

March 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS speech team wins 8 medals

HAVEN - The Great Bend High School speech team took four students to the Haven Invitational Speech Tournament on Saturday. All four students placed and three ...

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Market Maven to host coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Marketing Maven Consulting, 2817 9th St., inside the Fieldhouse, at 9:30 a.m ...

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lyons man sentenced to nearly 20 years for child sex crime

LYONS – A Lyons man was sentenced Monday to nearly 20 years in prison for a sex crime against a child, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt ...

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘It’s been a long time’

Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips summed up his 40 years of serving as the county's noxious weeds director very succinctly.

March 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Student Showcase on Sunday for MS

The public is invited to attend a GBHS Student Showcase on Sunday, March 19th at 2:00 at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley. There will ...

March 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


RED HOT

Law enforcement professionals realize the nature of their work can put them in dangerous situations where hand-to-hand defensive tactics are required. The criminal justice program ...

March 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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