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County to observe Christmas

Barton County office buildings will be closed Friday in observance of the Christmas holiday. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office, the Health Department and the Barton County Landfill will all be closed on Christmas.

December 21, 2015 | | Local News


County replaces wreck-damaged dump truck

The purchase of a new dump truck for the Barton County Road and Bridge Department to replace one damaged in an accident was OKed by the County Commission Monday morning. However, the action did not meet with unanimous approval.

December 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Clark Rusco honored upon retirement

The Barton County Commission Monday morning said goodbye to retiring County Engineer Clark Rusco, crediting him with reeling in millions of federal and state dollars while spearheading countless vital projects.

December 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Cherry Village's expanded skilled-nursing area accepting residents

The silver lining in the Sept. 10 clouds that caused major damage at Cherry Village Benevolence is the earlier-than-planned opening of its new skilled-nursing rooms.

December 21, 2015 | | Local News


Smith first graduate of St. Rose cardiac rehab program

If someone says cardiac rehab is not worth the effort, Wanda Smith has a succinct response.

December 21, 2015 | | Local News


OPI celebrates 5th anniversary in Russell

The Office Products Inc. (OPI) location in Russell has been celebrating its fifth anniversary and staff members were recently commended for the store's success.

December 21, 2015 | | Local News


GED orientation classes starting at BCC

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon be starting its nine-week GED Preparation Class.

December 21, 2015 | | Local News


Former National Guard medic, BCC instructor, becomes nursing student

Courtenay Self wanted to get away from her small hometown in Texas and see the world. In 2008 at the age of 21, she joined the National Guard and became a medic. She helped in disaster situations and traveled to other countries to provide medical care to people without access to health care. After her stint in the National Guard, the dust settled and she was looking for a way to continue caring for people. She began working as a Certified Nursing Assistant and now, at the age of 27, is taking the next step as a student in the ...

December 21, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS FFA food drive

December 20, 2015 | | Local News


Governor Sam Brownback announces appointments to Commissions and Boards

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently announced new appointments to boards and commissions.

December 20, 2015 | | Local News


Witness: Victim said she fabricated story

Darrin Hirsh's former supervisor testified Friday that Candice Hirsh told him she "fabricated" a story about her husband threatening her with a gun. But prosecutors maintain Darrin asked her to say that so he wouldn't lose his job as a Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper.

December 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 audit approved

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education received a clean audit on its financial reports for 2014-2015, although there was a "non-compliance issue," according to an auditor.

December 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


State assessment data released

Kansas State Board of Education state assessments for 2014-2015 were released this month.

December 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Volunteers man Ident-a-kid

Five-year-old Tyler McHenry said "it felt kind of weird" having images of his fingerprints saved. It was a "left-righty" feeling, he explained.

December 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Food for the holidays

Members of the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club collect food boxes to deliver to families in need, Saturday morning at Dillons. The club bought 35 boxes, spending over $1,200, for deliveries to homes suggested by the Barton County Food Bank. It was a busy day for acts of kindness; club President Rob Bauer said his church, First United Methodist, also planned to deliver 105 food boxes that day.

December 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Town hall meeting planned to discuss St. John sales tax question

ST. JOHN – The public is invited to a town hall meeting of the St. John City Council starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 ...

July 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Headed in a new direction

Change comes in many forms and one form of change is heading in a new direction and taking a different path and this exactly what ...

July 22, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local law enforcement seeks the public's help

The Great Bend Police Department was dispatched to the Travelodge at 3200 10th Street in reference to an armed robbery at 3:45 a.m ...

July 22, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Ag committee divides Congressional candidates

BY JIM MISUNAS

July 22, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Audit on commission agenda Monday morning

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

July 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Johnson: Cuts would destroy avenues to Sunflower clients' independence

When state and federal officials learn what Jim Johnson thinks of proposed funding changes, they will have no doubt about his position.

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Incredible Years Preschool enrollment open now

Parents who want to take advantage of the comprehensive curriculum at Incredible Years Preschool are encouraged to enroll their youngsters soon, Director Shari Schneider said.

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC trustees ready to publish budget

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees is set to approve a proposed budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in ...

July 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senate candidates introduce themselves

All three candidates for senator of Kansas District 33 supplied information about themselves for a handout distributed at the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum.

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


State Senate candidates weigh in

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Godmothers help women of all ages

The Prairie Godmothers group is known for its motto of "Women Helping Women," and that means women of all ages. To help make it known ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer projects underway at USD 428

Before windows were replaced at the Washington Early Education Center this summer, it was possible to look into a classroom through a crack under the ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood Library awarded 3-D printer

Wednesday, July 13, participants in the Ellinwood School/Community Library summer reading program who attended the Summer Library Celebration had the opportunity to see the ...

July 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | 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 ...

July 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington USD 431 publishes budget for 2016-2017 school year

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education reviewed the 2016-2017 proposed budget Monday night. Valuation this year is down from 2015 slightly, from $37,579 ...

July 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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