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Library sees utility savings with geothermal

The geothermal heating and air conditioning system installed in the Great Bend Public Library building at the end of 2014 may never pay for itself, but it has resulted in lower utility costs. At Monday's Library Board meeting, GBPL Director Harry Willems shared month-by-month fees for gas and electricity for both years, showing a net savings of $6,823.

March 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BARTON COUNTY BURNING

The gusty wind and dry conditions help fuel fire in Barton County.

March 23, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Fire danger remains high

WICHITA -- Very strong south to southwest winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts over 55 mph, dry air, and warm temperatures will create extreme grassland fire danger conditions across much of the region again today into Tuesday evening. Fires have been reported in northern Barton County. A fire in Comanche County has burned more than 41,000 acres. Barber County requested mutual fire assistance from Barton County at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Smoke was visible on radar in several Kansas counties stretching from Barber County to Sedgwick County.

March 23, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


State’s funding of KDOT causing concern for city

City Administrator Howard Partington told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that he testified at the House Taxation Committee hearing in Topeka on March 15 to urge the committee to fund Kansas Department of Transportation projects and operations.

March 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fires reported in county

Multiple fires have been reported in Barton County this afternoon.

March 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton and area high school students to perform in Vocal Masterclass forum

The public is invited to observe a Vocal Masterclass forum from 3-5:30 p.m. (session one) and from 6:15-8:30 p.m. (session 2) on April 1 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel in the Fine Arts Building at Barton Community College. The forum is open to the public. Anyone interested in learning more about vocal technique and performing is encouraged to attend one or both of the sessions.

March 23, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Community donates $53,000 to people who rely on Sunflower Diversified

The community stood up and showed its support for people with developmental disabilities and delays by raising $53,000 at the recent Sunflower Diversified Services Charity Gala.

March 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBCF Listening Tour – Stafford County

Board members and staff of the Golden Belt Community Foundation soon will be in Pawnee County for the beginning of a listening tour and series of community meetings across Stafford, Pawnee, Rush, and Barton counties. The Stafford county meetings are scheduled for Friday, April 1, and will be held at the following locations and times:

March 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley Street in Great Bend. The event is open to all area children pre-school through 6th grade. There will be lots of Easter eggs for all.

March 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kindergarten round-up for area schools

USD 428 Roundup

March 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Camp Aldrich to host grand re-opening celebration March 31

Construction on the new Camp Aldrich Dining and Events Center is in the final stages of construction and the public is invited to celebrate the facility's completion at a Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on March 31. The after-hours event is in conjunction with the Great Bend, Hoisington and Ellinwood chambers of commerce and Claflin Area Pride.

March 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Plains archeologist to speak at BCHS museum

Wichita state University Anthropology Professor Don Blakeslee will present a program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, at the Barton County Historical Society Museum.

March 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton student reports 60 credits transfer

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees gathered Tuesday evening for its regular meeting and discussed one of its nine overarching goals, known as ENDs, one of which is "Academic Advancement."

March 22, 2016 | ​By BRANDON STEINERT SteinertB@bartonccc.edu | Local News


BCC sponsors 'Career Closet Drive'

Barton Community College's Community Service Organization will put on a "Career Closet Drive" as part of the ninth annual Great Bend Job Fest to help attendees of the event appear as professional as possible while they network. The drive will be from March 29 through April 15. The clothes will be available for the attendees at the Job Fest, which is on April 21. Anyone who utilizes the clothes will be able to keep them for future use.

March 22, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


​BCC tuition going up this fall

A $4 increase in tuition rates this fall looks a lot like last year's increase at Barton Community College.

March 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Screenings for kids birth through 2 offered

The Sunflower Early Education Center will offer free screenings for all children from birth through 2 years old. They will take place from 8 a ...

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sherriff - Sept. 19

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


State Fair opinion poll: Trump leads in Kansas

HUTCHINSON – The Secretary of State's Office closed its annual State Fair Opinion Poll Sunday afternoon and the results have been tallied. The poll consisted ...

September 20, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Pawnee County Health Department and Sheriff’s Department team up to make schools safer

LARNED - Thanks to a surplus in emergency preparedness funding provided to the Pawnee County Health Department through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, schools ...

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City proceeds with GBPD remodeling effort

The Great Bend City Council voted Monday night to proceed with plans on how to best way to remodel the Great Bend Police Department. The ...

September 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ANOTHER CHANCE

Citing progress in the cleaning up and repairing of four run-down homes in the 2100 block of 16th Street, the Great Bend City Council voted ...

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs leases for two baseball teams

It was a double play at the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night as the council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign lease agreements ...

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pawnee County Health Department and Pawnee County Sheriff’s Department team up to make Pawnee County

LARNED - Thanks to a surplus in emergency preparedness funding provided to the Pawnee County Health Department through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, schools ...

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


White Out or Red & Black, Homecoming

Great Bend High School and the rest of USD 428 are gearing up for Homecoming 2016 this Friday.

September 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Name released in officer-involved-shooting in Ellsworth County

ELLSWORTH - Authorities have released the name of a suspect who was shot as he was being apprehended by officers from multiple law enforcement agencies in ...

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Salvation Army – 2445 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be ...

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff report

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Replacement of run-down historic bridge to start soon

The Barton County Commission Monday morning accepted a bid to replace a dilapidated historic limestone bridge and widen to other existing structures, all in the ...

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKING FLIGHT

Children of all ages along with their families enjoyed a day outdoors chasing and learning about butterflies at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's annual ...

September 17, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCC announces fully online OSH degree

Safety at job sites of all sizes has received more emphasis in recent years, with full-time jobs dedicated to occupational safety and health available in ...

September 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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