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Jazz band to join City Band for final concert

The final Great Bend City Band concert of the summer will take place at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the Crest Theater, 1908 Lakin Ave. It is free and open to the public.

July 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Bank. 3600 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Sarah Adams and Barry Bowers. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


State, county could be eligible for disaster relief

A state of local disaster emergency could be declared for Kansas in the aftermath of wind, rains storms and flooding that raked the area June 25-28 and June 30-July 4, Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller told county commissioners Monday morning. Now, the state is wanting damage estimates from all 105 counties.

July 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Grant purchases beef up Health Department services

The Barton County Commission Monday morning ratified a pair of end-of-fiscal year purchases for the Barton County Health Department.

July 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs Extension budget, honors fair

On the Monday morning following the closing of the 2016 Barton County Fair, the County Commission Monday took time to recognize the efforts that go into making it a success while approving the 2017 Barton County Extension Council budget which helps in part to keep the annual event going.

July 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tuesday is deadline for voter registration

Tuesday is the last day to register to vote for the Aug. 2 primary election, Barton County Clerk Donna Zimmerman said.

July 11, 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 two Health Department end-of-fiscal-year purchases and voting delegates for the Kansas Association of Counties convention.

July 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Huelskamp staff to host veterans’ office hours in Great Bend

Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that an official representative specializing in Veterans casework will be available in Great Bend from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, at Front Door Community Center. He welcomes Veterans to come by if they are struggling to navigate bureaucratic red tape, to share concerns about the VA, or just to get helpful information about getting the care they have earned. Veterans seeking assistance are encouraged to schedule an appointment by contacting Congressman Huelskamp's Hutchinson office at 620-665-6138.

July 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program sign-up

Have you wondered how to make your grocery dollars stretch and enjoy the great fruits and vegetables from the farmers' market? The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program may be the answer for local seniors.

July 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting to be held July 12

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on July 12, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation on the Anderson Creek Wildland Fire in Barber County, a review of Emergency Support Function 10 – Oil and Hazardous Materials from the Barton County Emergency Operations Plan, and reports from members.

July 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


June Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

July 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans support group to meet

A veterans support group will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. of the second Wednesday of the month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, 504 Main. The meetings are open to all veterans. The next meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13.

July 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees ask about compliance costs

Mike Johnson, chairman of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, wants to know how much it costs the college to comply with federal mandates. The topic will be discussed when the board holds its next study session at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, in the Administration Building Conference Room. This luncheon meeting will include a presentation on the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees by Johnson; he represents Barton on the KACCT and was recently elected KACCT president.

July 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mellor receives American Legion Auxiliary Shining Star

The first Kansas recipient of the American Legion Auxiliary Shining Star Award is Amy Schartz Mellor, for her work with the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor.

July 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC board meets Monday

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's 2016-2017 budget hearing is on the agenda for the next meeting, set for 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

July 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Ellinwood Library awarded 3-D printer

Wednesday, July 13, participants in the Ellinwood School/Community Library summer reading program who attended the Summer Library Celebration had the opportunity to see the ...

July 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | 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 ...

July 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington USD 431 publishes budget for 2016-2017 school year

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education reviewed the 2016-2017 proposed budget Monday night. Valuation this year is down from 2015 slightly, from $37,579 ...

July 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local officials learn from massive wilfire

When the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, sponsored by Barton County Emergency Management, met July 12 for its third quarterly meeting of 2016, members ...

July 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Candidates seek House seats

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night ...

July 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Big Benefit Auction tickets on sale

Tickets for the Barton Community College Foundation's 38th Annual Big Benefit Auction themed "A Political Party" are available now until Aug. 15. Tickets are ...

July 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Temperatures are on the rise

Summer is here and is in full swing with temperatures on the rise throughout the week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency along with city officials ...

July 20, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Street Stroll, movie and sidewalk sale on horizon

There will be a lot going on Thursday and Friday in Great Bend, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

July 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 admin salaries

2016-2017 salaries for Great Bend USD administrators reflects 1 percent pay increases approved Monday by the school board.

July 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


MAKING AN IMPRESSION

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night ...

July 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SWKAAA seeks volunteer

The Barton County Commissioners are seeking a volunteer to represent the county's older population on the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency On Aging's (SWKAAA ...

July 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Asphalt overlay on US-281 Highway in Stafford County

Starting next week the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt overlay project on US-281 Highway in Stafford County, from US-50/US-281 junction 14 ...

July 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police, Royals team up for baseball card program

While kids are out roaming the city collecting imaginary monsters in Pokemon Go, the Great Bend Police Department is hoping they will be interested in ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission authorizes stop sign for dangerous intersection

A Beaver resident called County Engineer Barry McManaman with concerns about an uncontrolled intersection two miles south and one mile east of the small, northeastern ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holmes given nod as city sanitarian

Tom Holmes has been a staple at Great Bend City Council meetings of late. After the departure of the city sanitarian, it fell to him ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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