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USD 431 hear report on state representatives visit

HOISINGTON - Friday afternoon, USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry met with Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson and State Board of Education Representative Sally Cauble. Lowry spoke about the visit during his administrative report at the monthly meeting of the Board of Education Monday night.

November 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Andrasek captures Great Bend mayor’s seat

As of Tuesday night, political newcomer Joe Andrasek won the Great Bend mayoral race, surpassing Brock McPherson and Allene Owen, both of who are currently on the City Council.

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington Mayoral race ends with Popp on top

Around the county, voters elected mayors and city council and school board members, and Ellinwood also elected trustees to the Ellinwood Hospital District. The big election night story was the Hoisington's Mayoral race.

November 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


The ballots are in

Election day has come and gone for 2017, and the ballots are in, even though they won't become official until Monday when the votes are canvassed by the Barton County Commissioners.

November 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Sales tax passes

A ballot question that extends Great Bend's quarter-cent sales tax for 10 more years was approved Tuesday. The sales tax is used for street improvements. There were 2,130 people who voted in favor of keeping the tax. That was nearly 75 percent of the total voted. There were 724 no votes, which was slightly more than 25 percent.

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bridge replacement finally on track

It's been a long road, but a contract to replace a bridge one mile east of Great Bend on East Barton County Road was approved by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New faces on Great Bend City Council

Dan Dan the Magic Man is now Dan the city councilman.

November 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC to host Defensive Driving course

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Barton County Farm Bureau will host a Defensive Driving course from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20-21, at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th St.

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC to host ‘Winter Tree and Shrub Care’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Winter Tree and Shrub Care" on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Recreation Commission in the Burnside Room located at 1214 Stone St.

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Belt Veterans Memorial Veterans Day Program

1:30 p.m., Saturday, November 11,2017, Veterans Day

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Election polling locations listed

On Tuesday, Barton County voters will head to the polls to cast ballots in a general election featuring several city/school elections, as well as Ellinwood Hospital District and Barton Community College trustee elections. Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Search for new police chief in progress

Interim Great Bend City Administrator George Kolb told the City Council Monday night that he and the Police Chief Selection Committee has been meeting regularly and, among other things has prepared a "target" or "profile" of what the city is looking for in its next chief who will replace the resigned Clifton Couch.

November 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Broadway Avenue waterline replacement project to begin

The City of Great Bend Administration and Engineering departments would like the public to be aware of the next phase for the waterline project. This project will begin this week and consists of the water main replacement on Broadway Avenue from Main to Harrison streets.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


For two years, all seemed good

Editor's note: This is the second of two stories detailing an exclusive Great Bend Tribune interview with Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison and retired City Administrator Howard Partington. This was their first interview since the controversy between the city and now resigned Police Chief Clifton Couch erupted. This story delves into their side of the allegations Couch leveled at them.

November 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff’s first appearance set for Dec. 8

Sheriff Brian Bellendir's court appearance on a misdemeanor charge of mistreating a confined person has been set for 1 p.m. on Dec. 8 in Barton County District Court.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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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


Veterans Service rep will be at Kansas Works

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 ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Step into in an old-fashioned Christmas at Fort Larned

The Fort Larned National Historic Site will hold its annual Christmas Past celebration from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. Step ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lucas sci-fi/fantasy author Don Wilcox featured in new book

A prolific if under-appreciated writer from the Golden Age of science fiction haled from Lucas, Kansas. Now Wildside Press has published "The Best of Don ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Christmas Bird Count events planned

From Dec. 14 through the first week of January, families, scientists, students and bird enthusiasts of all ages and abilities across the United States will ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service rep will be at Kansas Works

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center, 1025 Main St., from 9 ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


October/November marriage and divorce filings

Marriage licenses

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend native performs at Carnegie Hall

Members of the Concert Choir from Central Christian College of Kansas in McPherson just returned from the experience of a lifetime. Eighteen singers and six ...

December 02, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

December 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tree of Life benefits Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice patients

While the Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed ...

December 01, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Mitten Tree project at American State Bank

American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its 13th annual Mitten Tree charitable project at all of its branches through mid-December. The Mitten Tree ...

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Building relationships improves schools

The system for monitoring children's reading and math skills can also apply to their behavior, Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education members were ...

November 30, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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