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Three centuries of service

Noting the value longevity of service brings to Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning recognized county employees for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of continuous service. In all, those honored have racked up 350 years working for the county.

January 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Groups draw Commissioner Big Game Permits

PRATT - At the Jan. 11 Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission meeting in Milford, seven lucky conservation organizations drew Commissioner Big Game Permits as part of a unique program that raises funding for conservation. The Commission Big Game Permit program allows local chapters of nonprofit organizations based or operating in Kansas that actively promote wildlife conservation and the hunting and fishing heritage to apply for big game permits. Once drawn, organizations can then sell the permits to raise funds.

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rep. Marshall’s Statement on Government Shut-down

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. issued the following statement after Senate Democrats voted against the bill to keep our government open and extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

January 20, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Spelling Bee winners

BY VERONICA COONS

January 20, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood K of C soup supper announced

Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a soup sampler from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, at St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd. A wide variety of soups will be available to sample. The meal includes dessert and drink.

January 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


EduKan Audit on BCC agenda

Esther Lahargoue, chief executive officer of EduKan, will present the online learning consortium's audit report to the Barton Community College Board of Trustees when the board meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce needs and the approval of new personnel.

January 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GB student wins Instagram photo contest

Two of her favorite worlds - social media and photography - recently collided and Molly Kaiser came out a winner. But more than the $20 she won in the Instagram photography contest, she now has national contest recognition to add to her resume.

January 20, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Driver in 2015 head-on collision faces felony charges

Heather Cash and her mother Candace Lampe, both critically injured in a head-on crash south of Great Bend in 2015, testified Friday in Barton County District Court, describing the extent of their injuries. Lafe Kern, the driver of the other vehicle, has been charged with four counts of aggravated battery while driving under the influence of drugs.

January 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS student art exhibited at library

Art by Great Bend High School students is on display this month at the Great Bend Public Library.

January 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC offers winter kids programs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for the winter blues – nature programs. Kids will make a shadow puppet, investigate feathers, discover backyard birds and construct an edible birdhouse feeder, during KWEC's February Saturday morning programs.

January 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barn battle to commence

Pictured is a crew working on the Expo III Arena dirt flat track recently. The Battle in the Barn indoor flat-track motorcycle and go-kart racing event presented by the Barton County Fair Association will take place Saturday in the arena. Gates open at 2 p.m., practices run from 4-6 and the races start at 7. Admission is $10, but those age 6 and under will be admitted for free. A pit pass is $15. There will also be races on Feb. 10 and March 10. For more information, visit bartoncountyfair.com or call 620-797-3247.

January 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


CHOCOLATE FOR CASA

The staff and volunteers at Central Kansas CASA say they aren't experts at throwing parties.

January 18, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sen. Moran introduces Kansan C.J. Mahoney to Senate Finance Committee

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) on Wednesday introduced Mr. C.J. Mahoney of Russell, former intern in his office, as the Senate Finance Committee considered his nomination as Deputy United States Trade Representative.

January 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Historical society taking reservations for Annual Meeting

Barton County Historical Society will have its Annual Meeting on Monday, Jan. 22, at the museum. There will be a catered dinner for $13.50 by reservation at 6 p.m. Anyone planning to attend the dinner is asked to make reservations immediately by calling the museum.

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Marmie Auto Group acquires Dove dealership

Late last year, the owners of Marmie Ford and Marmie Motors in Great Bend had the opportunity to expand their enterprise by purchasing the Doonan ...

February 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Courthouse structural study nearly done

With the Barton County Courthouse turning 100 years old this year, the first steps in determining how to restore the aging building are underway.

February 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2017 a busy weather year in Barton County

Barton County and central Kansas were no strangers to nasty weather last year. Now, with the beginning of this year's severe weather season looming ...

February 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Jefferson Jets

Great Bend USD 428 photos from Jefferson Elementary School.

February 15, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Fun in the Sun

The My Backyard Playground outside the GBRC Activity Center was a busy place Thursday after children were dismissed from school early and temperatures reached the ...

February 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior judge assigned to Bellendir case

Senior Judge Edward Bouker from Hays has been assigned to preside over the misdemeanor case against Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, which is pending in ...

February 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fort Larned has a new brochure

Fort Larned National Historic Site recently received a shipment of new brochures to hand out at the visitor center.

February 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton nursing program sees renewed success

The 2015-2016 academic year was a turning point for the nursing program at Barton Community College. Gary Burke recalls being a fairly new college trustee ...

February 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rep. Marshall’s low-dose radiation bill unanimously passes house

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday the House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Roger Marshall's bill, H.R. 4675, the Low Dose Radiation Research Act of ...

February 13, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Waterline replacement project will begin on Main Street

The City of Great Bend Administration and Engineering departments announced Tuesday afternoon the next phase for the on-going waterline replacement project. At the end of ...

February 13, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


BSCO, GBPD respond to injury crashes

Local law enforcement responded to injury crashes Monday and Tuesday, including a vehicle/pedestrian collision in Great Bend.

February 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


17 days: Dispute over speedy trial countdown results in nixed jury trial

It may be awhile, if ever, before Barton County jurors are permitted to decide the guilt or innocence of Alejandro "Vato" Azteca in a 2016 ...

February 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School board approves summer wrestling tournament

Great Bend High School Head Wrestling Coach Nathan Broeckelman has plans for a summer wrestling tournament at Memorial Stadium, with some night matches "under the ...

February 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Funds exchange gives county more flexibility

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a supplement to the county's federal-aid fund exchange master agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation. The ...

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County announces Presidents Day closings

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the ...

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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