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2017 Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt pageant features nine

Saturday night marked the fifth in an annual tradition that is bringing back an appreciation for talent, fitness and style of young women in the Golden Belt area. The 2017 Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt Scholarship Pageant was held at the Great Bend High School auditorium, and features four contestants for Miss Barton county, and five for Miss Golden Belt.

January 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Relay For Life year kicks off

The Barton County Relay for Life started the year with a Relay for Life kickoff meeting.

January 29, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


AREA CHAMBERS USHER IN 2017

BARTON COUNTY - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce ushered in 2017 Saturday night with its annual banquet, and announced new board members, and an overview of 2016 events including the final June Jaunt and the ongoing After Harvest Festival.

January 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A great state

Kansas Today is Jan. 29 and that, as most Kansas school children will know, is Kansas Day which celebrates our wonderful Sunflower State's birthday. Today the 156th year since we were admitted into the union in 1861.

January 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Turkey hunt scheduled for youth and disabled hunters at Kanopolis Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake will host its 2nd annual youth and disabled turkey hunt Saturday, April 1. This event allows hunters self-guided access to public lands managed by the Corps of Engineers including refuge and park areas usually closed to hunting.

January 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for March 1

Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories. Detailed grant guidelines can be found online.

January 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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 the recognition of employees for years of service, bulk mailing of valuation notices and project options for the bridge on East Barton County Road

January 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff’s Office seeks help finding two wanted individuals

Crime Stoppers of Great Bend is seeking the public's assistance in locating two wanted individuals, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

January 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS orchestra plays for preschool

Students of Alyssa Lane's orchestra and Tami Schepmann's Enriched Learning classes entertained preschool students on Thursday.

January 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chili Challenge raises money for Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice patients

The location is changing but the goal remains the same – to raise money for Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) patients.

January 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Garden Club remembers Mae Weaver with roses

Using as inspiration a beautifully illustrated book on roses belonging to past Garden Club member Mae Weaver, 14 members and one guest of the Great Bend Garden Club listened as Alice Young took them on a journey through the history and evolution of roses at the January meeting.

January 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Once thought to be a passenger, driver in fatal wreck sentenced

Dakota James, Hutchinson, was sentenced Friday to 36 months of confinement following his convictions for involuntary manslaughter. Before announcing the sentence, Barton County District Judge Mike Keeley denied James's motion for a probation sentence.

January 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board works on long-range plans

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. This will be a work session where the topic will be long-range planning for the district.

January 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Widespread flu activity occurring in Kansas

TOPEKA – Kansas is experiencing widespread flu outbreaks in most regions of the state, and local and state health officials are urging residents to get their flu shots.

January 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Whoa! It’s Magic

Editor's note: At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, we met all five Ellinwood High School exchange students when Sen. Jerry Moran visited the school. That first visit, we saw Nazar Kayumov perform a simple card trick in the hallway as he assisted other students tacking up posters for an upcoming event. Clearly, his talent was already known by his peers. Later, Nazar was a guest of the Ellinwood Rotary Club, and there he performed several magic tricks, which left that group of Ellinwood professionals both flummoxed and delighted. It also left us wanting to know more about ...

January 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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U.S. 56 milling and overlay from Ellinwood to Lyons to begin

A 19-mile asphalt mill and overlay surfacing project on U.S. 56 in Barton and Rice counties will begin this week. The project is located ...

August 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Fire Chief Napolitano announces retirement

Longtime Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano announced Friday he plans to retire effective Sept. 1.

August 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Best viewing times for eclipse

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, on Monday, Aug. 21.

August 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Free eclipse glasses available

Note: The Great Bend Tribune no longer has eclipse viewing glasses.

August 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Marsh Musings

It has been necessary for Sandra and me to be in Kansas City for several days. It is almost strange to see all the traffic ...

August 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BOE may revise medication policy

A possible revision of the school district's policy for supervision of medications is on the agenda for the Great Bend USD 428 Board of ...

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 has preschool openings

Great Bend USD 428 still has openings in its 4-year-old preschool class set to start Aug. 23. The attendance site is at Riley School and ...

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Budget hearing set for USD 428

A 4.3-mill increase in local property taxes for Great Bend USD 428's supplemental budget will be offset by a 4.3-mill decrease in ...

August 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Moran supports extending Veterans Choice Program

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran fielded questions about health care for veterans and the Veterans Choice Program during a town hall Thursday at the American ...

August 10, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Crash sends one to hospital

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a one-vehicle crash at 1:29 p.m. Tuesday just west of Dorrance on I-70.

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teaching the teachers

New teachers at Great Bend USD 428 met at the District Education Center on Thursday for training with Assistant Superintendent John Popp. This year there ...

August 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 ready for new year

With the start of school less than two weeks away, Great Bend USD 428 Superintendent Khris Thexton is excited.

August 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood Country Living to host barbecue for Christmas fund

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Country Living will host a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the facility, located at 302 ...

August 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


People in poverty asked to lead new program

A new group aims to reduce poverty in Barton County by turning to the experts - those who live from paycheck to paycheck and crisis to ...

August 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City opens request tracker for questions

Monday nights city council meeting had an outpouring of citizens wanting answers. Now, the City of Great Bend staff would like to try to Paula ...

August 09, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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