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SAFE AND SECURE

A steady stream of voters flowed through the Barton County clerk's second-floor courthouse office Wednesday afternoon. They stood at the black machines casting their advance ballots ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.

October 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS debate places first

Three Great Bend High School debate teams competed at the TMP debate tournament in Hays on Saturday. In the novice division, Darian Harbaugh placed first overall in outstanding speaker awards. The team of Harbaugh and Patrick Heath placed fifth with a 4-1 win loss record. In the varsity division, Lisa Marlow and Geoffrey Pafford had a 3-2 win loss record. The novice team of Tatyana Badue and Bayle Sandy competed in the varsity division for the first time earning a 2-3 win loss record against many fourth-year debaters.

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Student reports on her 'Barton Experience'

Barton Community College trustees heard one student's "Barton Experience" when Keanna Craig addressed the board Tuesday evening.

October 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington council rejects election ordinance

HOISINGTON - What two weeks ago appeared to be a done deal, the decision to have half the council be elected at-large and half by district, fell apart Monday night.

October 25, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Health department gives thousands of flu shots

The Barton County Health Department has given over 2,000 flu shots since September, plus another 2,000 so far this month, Health Director Shelly Schneider told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

October 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS football ticket sales

Great Bend will host Topeka West at 7 p.m. on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Reserved seating is no longer available as all remaining games are KSHSAA regulated. However, to help reduce long lines at the ticket gates Friday night, general admission tickets will be sold in advance. You may purchase your general admission tickets for Friday's game at the Great Bend High School Activities Office from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

October 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Window breaking happening throughout the city

Great Bend has seen its share of criminal damage, but as of lately there has been a rash of window breaking in the city starting at the beginning of October, according to police reports.

October 25, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Nature educator explains animal sounds

Jean Aycock from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will explain the meanings of some animal sounds during a free Stop N' Learn program hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Trick or Treat

One hundred twenty children received Halloween buckets and costumes this past Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library's costume giveaway, according to Kiwanis President Barb Esfeld. This is the third year for the library and civic organization to collect and share new and used costumes.

October 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC may extend naming rights on training center

The Barton Community College trustees will be asked to approve a scales certification program and extend the naming rights on a building during the next board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Creation of the new vocational certificate program and extending the contract to name the Kip & Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center were discussed earlier this month at a board study session.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Scouting for food

On Oct. 29, our community will participate in Scouting for Food. Our local food banks continue to serve many families, and the need is great. Local scouts wish to help these families in need by collecting food items in the annual Scouting for Food drive.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pre-election campaign reports

On Oct. 31, treasurers for candidates running for state office, county office, political action conmlittees (PACs) and party committees will file their pre-general election campaign repmis. In addition, on Nov. 3, a report of last minute contributions will also be filed by any state or county candidate who receives any contribution in the amount of $300 or more. PACs and party committees will file daily reports starting Nov. 3 through Nov. 7, disclosing any contributions made to the committee and independent expenditures made by the committee in the amount of $300 or more. All state candidate, PACs and party committees ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned Police report

Oct. 20

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission backs Sunflower’s transportation grant request

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a letter supporting Sunflower Diversified Services' application for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant applications. The funds would be used to continue the operation of the General Public Transportation System.

October 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Deer-vehicle collision sends two to Clara Barton Hospital

Two people were taken to Clara Barton Hospital Saturday evening after a deer hit by a car was thrown into the windshield of an oncoming pickup, 4 miles west and 10 miles north of Hoisington on U.S. 281.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Quiz time

The First Assembly of God Church in Great Bend sent its Bible Warriors to the National Bible Quiz tournament this past weekend at Ceder Hills ...

June 14, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Residents speak up about fireworks

HOISINGTON - Patrons attending the Hoisington City Council meeting Monday asked council members for some answers. They wanted to know what if anything the council had ...

June 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Library director shares HVAC ups and downs

It takes a while to learn how to use new technology. This is something Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems has learned the hard ...

June 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Debbie Stevens Week proclaimed

HOISINGTON - The tour of the utility billing office on the agenda for Monday night's Hoisington City Council meeting was canceled to make time for ...

June 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Marshall on shooting at Congressional Baseball practice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., issued the following statement after Wednesday morning's shooting at Congressional Baseball practice:

June 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BUSY BEES: Story Time entertains children

Great Bend Public Library's "Miss Amy" had children listening, singing and playing on Tuesday during Story Time. This week's subject was Bees.

June 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Todd Leech sentenced to 14 years for child rape

A Great Bend couple arrested on rape and child abuse charges in 2016 have been sentenced in Barton County District Court.

June 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas Wheat Harvest report: Day 2

Day 2: With the hot summer rays of sunshine and the constant Kansas wind, harvest is progressing quickly throughout central Kansas.

June 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBRC looks at goals, budget

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors discussed its 2017-2018 strategic plan goals and budget on Monday.

June 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


County approves tax help after tornado

Barton County residents who lost their homes or saw major home damage from last month's tornado may get a break on their property taxes ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Road & Bridge director to retire soon

Barton County Road and Bridge/Memorial Parks Director Dale Phillips announced Monday he will retire at the end of this month, concluding a 44-year career ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Caution: Road work ahread

Great Bend Street Department employees remove a section of pavement at the southwest corner of Broadway and McKinley, Monday afternoon. Traffic is reduced to two ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned prison adopts new mission preparing young offenders for reentry

LARNED - At the end of May, the Kansas Department of Corrections announced that the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility will be converted to a medium-security ...

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend schools get wireless devices for K-12

Great Bend USD 428's One to One Technology Initiative will encompass grades K-12 this fall, Superintendent Khris Thexton said Monday. The school board voted ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBFD responds to three weekend fire calls

The Great Bend Fire Department was busy with three fire calls over the weekend, Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

June 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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