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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton Community College at the Welding Lab Technical Building, Room 172, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Kevin Sundahl with greeters Mark Mingenback and Brandon Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 26, 2016 | | Local News


ECF staff battered by inmate

ELLSWORTH – At approximately 5:12 p.m. Sunday, a corrections officer at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility was battered by an inmate, according to Adam Pfannenstiel, Kansas Department of Corrections communications director.

January 25, 2016 | | Local News


Property valuations statements to be on time

In seeking approval to outsource the mailing of property tax valuation statements, Barton Count Appraiser Barb Esfeld offered some good news to the County Commission Monday morning.

January 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a discussion on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2016, election of 2016 Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, and reports from members.

January 24, 2016 | | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes information on the Oxford House, appointments to the Health Advisory Board, the bulk mailing of valuation notices and the Local Road Safety Plan.

January 23, 2016 | | Local News


CVB held its first meeting on Friday

The newly restructured Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau Board held its first meeting of the year Friday at the Event Center.

January 22, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


St. John Dillons store to close

ST. JOHN – Employees of the Dillons grocery store in St. John received some bad news Friday. Dillons corporate officials announced that the store would be close as of Feb. 6.

January 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chocolate Auction will help kids in need

The best place to satisfy a sweet tooth while helping children have homes where they can grow and thrive is the 11th annual Central Kansas CASA Chocolate Auction. Tickets are on sale now, said Caitlyn Eakin, director of the nonprofit organization.

January 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County renews lease for wildlife area

Thanking Terry Nech for his efforts to develop county-owned property south of Hoisington into a nature area, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing his lease for the land.

January 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New Community Bin recycling service offered

Anyone planning an event for a neighborhood or the whole community might want to consider a new program sponsored by Sunflower Diversified Services.

January 21, 2016 | | Local News


Literacy kits prep kids for kindergarten

A monetary donation from Great Bend High School students, added to time donated by the Barton County Young Professionals and other volunteers, means area children may be better prepared when they start school. More than 400 literacy kits from the United Way of Central Kansas have been assembled to hand out at Kindergarten Roundups this spring.

January 21, 2016 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


​Truck fire still under investigation

The cause of a fire in a gin pole truck stolen Sunday night from Duke Drilling, 620 Hubbard St., continues to be under investigation, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said Thursday. A mobile home fire earlier that day at 5501 Ninth St. has been ruled accidental.

January 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


January is ‘Kansas Radon Action Month’

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have proclaimed January "Kansas Radon Action Month" to help educate Kansans about the dangers of radon exposure and encourage actions to identify and address radon problems in the home.

January 21, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Blood donations urgently needed

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative.

January 21, 2016 | | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

January 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Kansas Bank, 4001 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

August 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A life turned 'round: Part one

Editor's note: Jails are filled with people who have committed crimes that ended tragically in ways the perpetrators never intended. Drunken or distracted driving ...

August 23, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Concert to benefit Kans for Kids

HOISINGTON – Ohio organist Craig Jaynes will perform in a benefit concert for the Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 ...

August 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


UWCK thanks county for setting the pace

Earlier this year, Barton County was named a Pacesetter contributor by the United Way of Central Kansas. On Monday morning, the County Commission was thanked ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dena Popp appointed 911 director

Dena Popp was named director of Barton County 911/Communications at Monday's county commission meeting. It was an appointment at least one commissioner said ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jobless numbers continue upward

TOPEKA - The state's July seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, the Kansas Department of Labor reported Friday. This was up from 3 ...

August 22, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


BCC trustees meet Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend woman injured in accident

STAFFORD COUNTY - A Great Bend woman was transported to the Central Kansas Medical Center with possible injuries after the pickup she was driving rolled over ...

August 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Car chase ends in crash in Ellsworth County

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a vehicle chase that ended in a crash at 10:48 p.m. on Thursday.

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend resident plays in Mozart Festival

Local Great Bend Resident that now lives in Texas performed at Mozart Festival in San Antonio, Texas.

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local paramedic receives prestigious award

Being recognized for your hard work, leadership skills and a job well done can be seen through many different eyes, but it only takes one ...

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


‘Wild Places’ close to home

George Frazier says his new book, "The Last Wild Places of Kansas," isn't a guide, but it may lead readers to explore some places ...

August 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Party in the Park worth the effort

Sure, it takes a lot of work to throw an event like the City of Great Bend's Party in the Park. But, Community Coordinator ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

August 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Baton named CDL test site

Industry demand has driven continued expansion of the Barton Community College Commercial Driver's License program. Barton is now an official test site and a ...

August 18, 2016 | BY BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


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