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Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a discussion on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2016, election of 2016 Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, and reports from members.

January 24, 2016 | | 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 information on the Oxford House, appointments to the Health Advisory Board, the bulk mailing of valuation notices and the Local Road Safety Plan.

January 23, 2016 | | Local News


CVB held its first meeting on Friday

The newly restructured Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau Board held its first meeting of the year Friday at the Event Center.

January 22, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


St. John Dillons store to close

ST. JOHN – Employees of the Dillons grocery store in St. John received some bad news Friday. Dillons corporate officials announced that the store would be close as of Feb. 6.

January 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chocolate Auction will help kids in need

The best place to satisfy a sweet tooth while helping children have homes where they can grow and thrive is the 11th annual Central Kansas CASA Chocolate Auction. Tickets are on sale now, said Caitlyn Eakin, director of the nonprofit organization.

January 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County renews lease for wildlife area

Thanking Terry Nech for his efforts to develop county-owned property south of Hoisington into a nature area, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing his lease for the land.

January 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New Community Bin recycling service offered

Anyone planning an event for a neighborhood or the whole community might want to consider a new program sponsored by Sunflower Diversified Services.

January 21, 2016 | | Local News


Literacy kits prep kids for kindergarten

A monetary donation from Great Bend High School students, added to time donated by the Barton County Young Professionals and other volunteers, means area children may be better prepared when they start school. More than 400 literacy kits from the United Way of Central Kansas have been assembled to hand out at Kindergarten Roundups this spring.

January 21, 2016 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


​Truck fire still under investigation

The cause of a fire in a gin pole truck stolen Sunday night from Duke Drilling, 620 Hubbard St., continues to be under investigation, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said Thursday. A mobile home fire earlier that day at 5501 Ninth St. has been ruled accidental.

January 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


January is ‘Kansas Radon Action Month’

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have proclaimed January "Kansas Radon Action Month" to help educate Kansans about the dangers of radon exposure and encourage actions to identify and address radon problems in the home.

January 21, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Blood donations urgently needed

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative.

January 21, 2016 | | 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 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Three car accident east of Great Bend

Icy road conditions are believed to have caused a three-car crash reported at 2:26 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 56 east of Great Bend near the Fort Zarah park.

January 20, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


College receiving $4.9 million tax distribution

Barton Community College waited weeks for its October tax distribution from the Barton County Treasurer's Office, but by the first of the year the payments were caught up. Dean of Administration Mark Dean said the Oct. 31 and Dec. 18 distributions were combined as one payment of $956,603.

January 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Winter weather advisory issued for Barton County

WICHITA - Barton County is included in a winter weather advisory by the National Weather Service in Wichita for central Kansas until 6 p.m. Thursday.

January 20, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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Heartland Cancer Center to sponsor health events

Great Bend's Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St., will sponsor trio of health-related events in February.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


MORE HOUSING ON THE WAY

A resolution approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night should help bring more affordable rental housing for the communities seniors. The action supported ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Activity picking up at CVB

The Great Bend City Council was told Monday night that the number of Convention and Visitors Bureau projects has grown steadily since the first of ...

February 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bob Dole donates $20,000 to support Camp Hope

Sen. Bob Dole donated $20,000 to Camp Hope, a weeklong getaway for children with cancer held at Camp Aldrich. The funds are to be ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Comfort Inn, 911 Grant St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


GBHS Speech

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


BCC adds safety alerts

Barton Community College has purchased two mobile phone applications for improved campus safety.

February 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Family Crisis Center expands its reach

The need for help touches everyone in one form to another, and a local center sees this need and is doing something to help fill ...

February 02, 2016 | | Local News


Mapping project could have far-reaching impact

There is a lot at stake with the new flood plain map being developed for the Cow Creek Watershed as it could impact zoning and ...

February 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Down it goes

February 02, 2016 | | Local News


Auction items collected; more needed for Sunflower’s Gala

A few dozen items for the silent and live auctions at Sunflower's Charity Gala have been collected but more are still needed.

February 02, 2016 | | Local News


Barton Count Farm Bureau presents Ag Education Seminar

Barton County Farm Bureau will present an Ag Education Seminar at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hoisington Activity Center. This seminar is open ...

February 02, 2016 | | Local News


Traffic increases at Wetlands Center

A lot has happened at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, center Site Manager Curtis Wolf told the Great Bend City Council Monday night during his ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council declares trailer house unsafe, sets hearing

The Great Bend City Council Monday night agreed with the findings of Building Inspector Lee Schneider and Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker that a dilapidated ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City hires new CVB Director Emily Goad

City of Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes announced during the City Council meeting Monday that a new Convention and Visitors Bureau Director has been ...

February 01, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


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