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BCC trustees announce extended study session

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will have an extended study session from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Room A-113 of the Administration Building. The meeting will begin with an analysis of facility maintenance, followed by a tour of campus facilities. Other topics on the agenda include finances, enrollment trends, tuition and security.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GB Co-op donates to GBHS FFA

Great Bend Co-op has donated $1,200 to Great Bend High School's FFA. Students had helped Co-op personnel tarp a bunker.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sister Corona recalls CKAVI origins

Sister Corona's room at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse in Great Bend is filled with stacks of handmade pot scrubbers, stick horses and tea towels for the convent's upcoming annual bazaar. There's also a big sack of pop cans to sell, and her collection of notes, photos and newspaper clippings from over the years.

November 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veteran Service Representative visit

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 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New endowment funds just in time for Giving Tueday

The Golden Belt Community Foundation announces the establishment of two new endowment funds to benefit the Family Crisis Center and Barton County Emergency Aid Association. This partnership with the community foundation allows individuals and businesses interested in supporting and sustaining these important organizations another vehicle for their charitable giving.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


October Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Human trafficking, cyber security topic of program Sunday afternoon

HOISINGTON – The Emmanuel Lutheran Church Women are offering a program on stopping human trafficking, cyber safety and the impact at the local and state levels. It will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 11th and Vine in Hoisington.

November 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Final Kansas poll shows Trump, Moran still leading

HAYS – The Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University conducted a poll from Nov. 1 through Nov. 3 to measure respondents' preferences in the upcoming election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

November 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Moran heading to election with huge money advantage

EDITOR'S NOTE: With the 2016 general election looming Tuesday, candidates at all levels have had to file their final pre-election campaign finance reports by Monday, Oct. 31. Candidates for federal offices (Senate, Congress and the presidency) file with the Federal Election Commission. Candidates in Kansas for state, city and county offices file with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. This is the first of a three-part series detailing these reports.

November 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Choir announces fundraisers for DC trip

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November 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Panthers boosters announce red-out game, tailgate meal

The theme of Friday night's Great Bend High School Panther football game is red out. Fans are invited to make Memorial Stadium a sea of red and add to the excitement of the second playoff game against Andover. Kick-off time is 7 p.m.

November 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran tours Ellinwood High School

ELLINWOOD - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran toured Ellinwood High School Thursday afternoon. It was one of three stops in Barton County en route to Hays. He also stopped at Barton Community College and took a walking tour of Hoisington's Main Street.

November 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


‘Intruderology 101’

With the phrase "active shooter" coming up in the news more often, knowing what to do in this type of situation is very important.

November 03, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Republican Taylor outspending Democratic rival Bristow

When Hanston Republican Larry Salmans opted not to seek reelection for the 33rd Kansas Senate District seat, there was no incumbent. This opened the door for a new candidate from each party to square off in the Nov. 8 general election.

November 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Twister damage totals over $600k

Although the figures are preliminary, Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said her department estimates the damage caused by the tornado that tore through western Barton ...

May 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Emerging to devastation

Editor's note: The author lives west of Great Bend and witnessed the tornado as it traveled from rural Pawnee Rock towards rural Great Bend ...

May 17, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


School's Out (almost)

Thursday is the last day of school in Great Bend, but kiddos and teachers have been celebrating all week.

May 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Demel named new United Way director

The United Way of Central Kansas announced Tuesday that Gaila (Nielsen) Demel from Ellinwood will be the new executive director for UWCK. She will begin ...

May 17, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Homes destroyed, injuries reported

Barton County residents were warned Tuesday night to take shelter as a tornadic thunderstorm traveled from Pawnee Rock to Susank and Beaver.

May 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pomp and Circumstance

Barton County Academy Director Becky Gillette compared her 13 new graduates to Christopher Columbus when she spoke at their commencement ceremony Tuesday evening. Columbus thought ...

May 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPL cleans house, purging 5K patrons from active list

The Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors met Monday afternoon, recognizing staff member Allison Muth in absentia, who graduated from Great Bend High School ...

May 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Vehicle crash sends cyclist to hospital

The Great Bend Police Department responded to a vehicle crash at approximately 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday at 820 Main St.

May 16, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Commission signs letter backing volunteer programs

The Barton County Commission, citing the importance of volunteerism and the county's support of civic involvement, approved Monday morning signing a letter of support ...

May 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton Community College on summer hours; closed for Memorial Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

May 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice offers grief sessions

Since the death of a loved one naturally evokes emotional, physical and spiritual pain, Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) sponsors support groups throughout ...

May 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Mosquito spraying begins Thursday

The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will begin mosquitoes spraying this week, said Street Superintendent Mike Crawford. The spraying will start at 8 ...

May 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fort Larned park ranger will speak at Barton County Historical Museum

Park Ranger Clayton Hanson, who recently joined the staff at Fort Larned National Historic Site, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22 ...

May 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Class of Heroes

BY VERONICA COONS

May 15, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


Improvements coming to 10th and Grant

The Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign the agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation for the improvements to ...

May 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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