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USD 428 filling vacancies

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education accepted three licensed teacher resignations and approved seven new appointments during the regular business meeting on Monday.

June 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Names of those arrested in Friday drug bust released

The names of those arrested Friday afternoon following the execution of a search warrant and the charges against them have been announced, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Monday afternoon.

June 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Driver injured south of Ellinwood

An Ellinwood teenager was injured in a one-vehicle accident early Sunday. Zachary Pflughoeft, 19, of Ellinwood, was transported to Ellinwood District Hospital and was later transferred to a Wichita hospital, according to the Barton County Sheriff's Office. His condition is not known.

June 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission looks at hiring HR manager

Following a sometimes heated discussion over the hiring of a human relations manager for Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning voted to table the matter until its next meeting June 20.

June 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Heartland Farm at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams , at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Parr with greeters Shelly Bullard and Shannon Stafford. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

June 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees to conduct evaluations

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss the trustees' self-evaluation and the president's performance evaluation at a board study session. The board will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

June 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Public Library Board meets today

The Great Bend Public Library's Board of Directors meeting will be held at 4:45 p.m. today, June 13, in the Library Director's Office at 1409 Williams St.

June 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


COOL COMFORT

HOISINGTON - Participants in the 2016 Barton County Relay for Life breathed a sigh of relief Friday evening as each in their turn entered the cool, air conditioned Hoisington Activity Center. As they escaped the heat and humidity outside, energy that was lagging returned. Inside, they were met with a palpable sense of excitement that radiated from team members who had arrived early to set up food tables, team camps and activities for the night ahead.

June 11, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Silver-Haired Legislature takes concerns to Topeka

Janice Walker, Great Bend, didn't realize that picking up a copy of "Older & Bolder" would lead her to a new public service project. But after she read about the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature, which advocates for senior citizens, she decided to learn more.

June 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Youths get behind the scenes look of the city

Getting a look behind the scenes is an exciting way to see how things work and this is exactly what some area youths got to do on Friday during the Youth Academy classes.

June 10, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Search warrant turns up drugs, currency and stolen property.

According to Sheriff Brian Bellendir, four people were arrested during a search warrant that was conducted by the Barton County Sheriff's Office at 3 p.m. today in the 100 Block of South U.S. 281.

June 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bid approved on Pawnee County highways

TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place May 25 in Topeka.

June 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Scammed funds on county commission agenda

The Barton County Commission will talk about the county's "scammed funds" when it meets at 9 a.m. Monday, June 13, at the courthouse, 1400 Main. A scam led to $48,600 being wired across state lines on May 13, but within a week the county was notified that $34,360.70 had been collected and would be returned.

June 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pennington brings karaoke to Cherry Village residents, staff

When Walt Pennington was a long-haul truck driver he sang with the radio as the miles went by.

June 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kaiser resignation on school board agenda

Todd Kaiser's resignation from his coaching positions and job as physical education instructor at Eisenhower Elementary School is on the agenda for Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting. The board will meet at 5 p.m. at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

June 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Zinn to leave City Council

Mike Zinn tried to make it to the end of his current term on the Great Bend City Council that ends in November.

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City gets new clerk/finance officer

The City of Great Bend has a new city clerk/finance director. The City Council Monday night confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Shawna ...

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Emergency shelter opens in southwest Kansas

DODGE CITY - The Red Cross jointly opened a shelter with the Salvation Army at Dodge County Community College in Dodge City on Monday in response ...

January 16, 2017 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Fundraiser for injured hunter planned

There will be a benefit fundraiser for Brandi Jecha starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Great Bend Elks Club, 1120 Kansas ...

January 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traveling exhibit, K is for Kansas, on display at Ellinwood library

ELLINWOOD - An exhibit that opened at the Ellinwood School and Public Library last week has been a draw for young and old alike. The "K ...

January 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School fundraisers approved by BOE

Parents and others who support school fundraisers will have plenty of opportunities next year to buy everything from trash bags to cookie dough.

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More cancellations announced as storm looms

When the National Weather Service office at Wichita issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Watch for most of central Kansas last Thursday, Barton ...

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The dream still lingers

We have seen much racial strife in America of late. Shootings and rioting have shaped our current view of race relations.

January 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


LIEAP application period opens Tuesday, Jan. 17

During the cold winter months, heating a home can be a financial strain. In order to ensure Kansans keep warm this winter, the Kansas Department ...

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Council to meet Monday night, County Commission to meet Tuesday morning

The Great Bend City Council will meet Monday night and the Barton County Commission will meet Tuesday morning.

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS performance choirs entertain

Audiences were entertained by the GBMS 8th Grade performance choir, consisting of students from the 8-1, 8-2 and 8-3 cores, Monday, Jan. 9, at the ...

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Semis collide in Stafford County

Two semitrailers collided at 9:18 p.m. Thursday in Stafford County on U.S. 50 at SW 30th Ave., about 4 miles west of ...

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police seize meth, marijuana ‘vape’ vials

Traffic stops led to more than one drug bust this past week in Great Bend, Police Chief Cliff Couch said. Two suspects were arrested on ...

January 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More events canceled

Several area events have been canceled or postponed due to the expected ice storm.

January 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Local drivers license office to close for remodeling

The Barton County Driver License Office in Great Bend will be closed for renovations starting Friday, Jan. 27. The tentative re-open date is Friday, Feb ...

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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