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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 trailer house at 26 Hickory St. is unsafe and dangerous and set a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. March 21, prior to the City Council meeting at City Hall to discuss the matter.

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 hired. Emily Goad, a Great Bend native, takes the reins when the new CVB office opens this month in the Great Bend Events Center.

February 01, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Ellinwood Chamber welcomes three new board members

Three new board member nominees of the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce were announced Master of Ceremonies Rob Dove Saturday night at the 2016 Ellinwood Chamber Banquet and annual board meeting. Dove also announced that Chamber member Lloyd Kurtz, retired, is the organization's nominee for the Ellinwood Rotary Club's Citizen of the Year award to be presented at the annual banquet Feb. 11.

February 01, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND

It was Under Sheriff Bruce Green who nominated Barton County Sheriff's Office Detective Sgt. Dave Paden to the county's last employee of the quarter for 2015.

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Winter weather advisory issued for Barton County

WICHITA - A winter storm warning for Barton County was changed to a winter weather advisory Monday morning by the National Weather Service in Wichita. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible. The winter weather advisory for hazardous winter weather is in effect from 6 p.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

February 01, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Wetland Explorer: Searching for Fun

Oh, the scavenger hunt – many of us have fond memories of days at summer camps, racing around with your team, trying to find everything on your list. It's almost a traditional part of American childhood. We do our fair share of scavenger hunts here at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, and it never fails to amaze us how excited kids are by the simple act of checking off items from a list. From the KWEC exhibit hall to our nature trail, we're always ready to kick off a scavenger hunt.

January 31, 2016 | Jean Aycock, Education Director | Local News


Boys Scouts ready for annual dinner

The Boy Scouts Troop and Pack 184 have made plenty of noodles for the 45th annual Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner. The meal featuring homemade soup and desserts will be served by Scouts from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Elks Lodge, located at 12th and Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. Use the 12th St. entrance.

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


​Elks Lodge taking reservations for Valentine’s Dinner

The Elks Lodge in Great Bend is taking reservations for its Valentine's Dinner. It will be served from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Elks, 1120 Kansas Ave. Members and guests are welcome. Cost is $15 per person for rib-eye steak, baked potato, salad, dinner roll, beverage and dessert.

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Scholarship Day auditions to be hosted by BCC

The Barton Community College Performing Arts Department will host "Scholarship Day" auditions on Thursday, Feb. 11. Current or prospective students may contact the Music Department to set up a time to audition for music or theater scholarships or performance awards. Awards are available for performing arts majors and non-performing arts majors alike.

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Kansas Day at Riley Elementary - photos

Photos taken Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at Riley Elementary School in Great Bend. For Kansas Day, the school was visited by Amelia Earhart and Calamity Jane.

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


County Spelling Bee set for Saturday

Barton County's annual spelling bee will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Great Bend High School Auditorium.

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County Attorney says office needs more space, attorneys

Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews said his office prosecuted close to 2,300 newly filed cases in 2015, for charges ranging "from murder to seat belt violations."

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ike exhibit at Eisenhower School

Friday was Kansas Day, which was reason enough for Kansas native Amelia Earhart to visit Riley Elementary School. Calamity Jane, who also visited the school, was born in Missouri but spent some time in Kansas.

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ride Into History

There were two special visitors – or were there four? – Friday at Riley Elementary School.

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Tax credits approved for housing development

Another step in improving the housing stock in Great Bend received a boost this week with the approval of state tax credits for the Fairways at StoneRidge development.

January 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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SWKAAA seeks volunteer

The Barton County Commissioners are seeking a volunteer to represent the county's older population on the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency On Aging's (SWKAAA ...

July 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Asphalt overlay on US-281 Highway in Stafford County

Starting next week the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt overlay project on US-281 Highway in Stafford County, from US-50/US-281 junction 14 ...

July 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police, Royals team up for baseball card program

While kids are out roaming the city collecting imaginary monsters in Pokemon Go, the Great Bend Police Department is hoping they will be interested in ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission authorizes stop sign for dangerous intersection

A Beaver resident called County Engineer Barry McManaman with concerns about an uncontrolled intersection two miles south and one mile east of the small, northeastern ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holmes given nod as city sanitarian

Tom Holmes has been a staple at Great Bend City Council meetings of late. After the departure of the city sanitarian, it fell to him ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two men injured in vehicle accident

Two Great Bend men were injured in an accident at 11:30 p.m. on Monday in Barton County.

July 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Repairs coming to landfill scale house

The Barton County Landfill currently has a building on-site that is used for scale operations, office space, employee training and includes a shop. However, it ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Carter to continue as board president

Here is a summary of other action taken Monday at the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting:

July 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teachers, school board, approve new contracts

Salary increases were approved Monday by the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education.

July 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


PARTY DOWN GREAT BEND

There are a lot of activities planned for the annual Party in the Park Saturday, Aug. 13, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the ...

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood, others still waiting for tax info

Ellinwood City Attorney Bob Peter had one message for the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned veteran receives honor

LARNED – Larned's Gary Hiestand is struggling through tough times, but it was the perfect time to celebrate his military service at American Legion Post ...

July 18, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by local author Darcy Leech at the Chamber Board Room at 9:30 a.m ...

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County resident concerned about car insurance phone calls

Retired Hoisington physician Dan Witt was somewhat relieved after the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Accident leads to drug arrest

A non-injury accident was reported at 2:37 a.m. Friday in the 1400 block of 11th St. This was followed by a Great Bend ...

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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