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Number of county tax sale properties dwindling

The Count Treasurer's Office is receiving payments for properties included in this year's tax sale and there are currently 66 properties, said County Treasurer Kevin Wondra. Since the properties have now been filed with the court, homeowners are required to pay the abstract and court fees of $170 to redeem the property.

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Juvenile Justice budget remains unchanged

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services 2018 fiscal year budget. The $635,847.82 budget includes $33,157.82 for prevention and $602,690 for graduated sanctions, Director Marissa Woodmansee said.

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gas prices stay steady

The average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.13 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas.

May 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police letters blame pay for understaffing

Letters to Great Bend City Council members and/or city officials from the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter express concern over staffing shortages within the Great Bend Police Department, blaming this on salaries that fail to compete with other cities. Members are frustrated with a lack of response, officer moral, and worry about the safety of the community.

May 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Remember vets with poppies

Members of the Great Bend American Legion Unit 180 and Auxiliary invite the public to honor our nation's fallen warriors and contribute to the continuing needs of veterans by wearing a red poppy for Memorial Day. Handmade crepe paper poppies will be available for a donation.

May 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC names 3 VPs

Barton Community College now had three vice presidents instead of one, following an administrative structural change that was approved Tuesday by the college's board of trustees.

May 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington MIH lots (finally) going fast

HOISINGTON -- Monday night, board members of the Hoisington Land Bank met to consider three new applicants for lots in the McKenna Meadows subdivision. After advertising for months, spring had sprung, and it appeared that every lot available under a Moderate Income Housing grant would be spoken for.

May 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington painting program yielding positive results

HOISINGTON -- Dolores Kipper, the city's code enforcement officer, Monday night provided an update to the city council on her efforts to encourage property owners to take advantage of the city's needs-based grant program to help spruce up the exteriors of some houses suffering from deferred maintenance.

May 22, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


YOU CAN SEE FOR MILES

The sparkling new hilltop scenic overlook tower looms over the griddle-flat Cheyenne Bottoms below. Stretching out into the horizon Monday were the refuge's shimmering pools, brim full from recent rains.

May 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tornado recovery, cleanup underway

It's been a week since an EF3 tornado roared through western Barton County, destroying several homes and causing over $600,000 in damages. At the County Commission meeting Monday morning, officials gave an update on the devastating May 16 storm.

May 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fatal crash in Ness County

NESS COUNTY - A Dodge City woman died Saturday after a van she was riding in crashed on U.S. 283, 5 miles south of Ness City.

May 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees set to approve contracts

Contracts for head coaches, administrators and management staff are on the agenda for Tuesday's Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. on May 23 in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

May 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Perfect Pedaling

Last week, as classes were wrapping up at Great Bend schools, 20 elementary students were given BMX-style bicycles as a reward for excellent attendance.

May 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Thomas to retire from US Navy

Engineman Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon L. Thomas will retire from the U.S. Navy on June 23 at San Diego, Calif. Thomas is a 1996 graduate of Hoisington High School. His parents are Margaret A. Thomas and the late Larry Keith Thomas.

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Free origami workshop

A free workshop on origami will be offered at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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SRCA dragstrip sees more spectators

Hank Denning and the other volunteer members of the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association often ask themselves if what they do at the famed Great ...

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Star of Bethlehem’ coming to BCC Planetarium

The Barton Planetarium will host three showings of the annual holiday show "Star of Bethlehem" at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 ...

December 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two hired at BCC trustees meeting

Barton Community College trustees met briefly on Tuesday, their final scheduled board meeting of 2017.

December 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo news: Cool gator ready for winter

Alvin the alligator did not want to be caught recently when workers at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo attempted to move him to warmer ...

December 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Holiday giving

Farmers Bank and Trust of Great Bend held its annual Charity Coffee on Wednesday and donated $6,500 to local organizations to use to help ...

December 06, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


2018 appraisal process underway

The Barton County Appraiser's Office has started its final review process, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. This is a process where appraisals for the ...

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Additional work to Radium Bridge OKed

In June, the Barton County Commission approved L&M Contractors of Great Bend performing long-needed repairs to a bridge over the Arkansas River southwest of ...

December 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned City Council nixes dog park at Prairie Vista

LARNED - When the Larned City Council met Monday night, hopes of residents at the city's Prairie Vista Duplexes were dashed when a split council ...

December 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Holiday hours extended at post office

Shipping holiday gifts just got more convenient. The Great Bend Post Office at 2100 16th St. will extend its retail window hours to 2 p ...

December 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council OKs buying more auto defib units

When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, seconds count. That is why a divided Great Bend City Council Monday night approved buying the 10 automatic ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New city HR director introduced

The City of Great Bend has a new human resources director, Interim City Administrator George Kolb announced to the City Council Monday night. Hired was ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission moves on courthouse repairs

All five Barton County commissioners agreed Monday morning that something must be done to preserve the stately Barton County Courthouse turns which turns 100 years ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wanted motorist flees from police

A vehicular pursuit was reported at 2:22 a.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of Adams St. A Great Bend Police officer attempted to ...

December 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees meet Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts ...

December 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adopt a Pet set for Dec. 9

Golden Belt Humane Society/Adopt a Pet hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Orscheln's ...

December 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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