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Forklift purchased over objection

After considerable discussion Monday morning, the Barton County Commission on a split vote approved the purchase of a new 6,000-pound Yale forklift from Berry Material Handling of Wichita for $24,846.20 for the Road and Bridge Department.

February 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Riley School may expand pre-K; 6th grade could move to middle school

Editor's note: This is the first of two stories about ideas discussed Monday at a Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education work session on long-range planning. Part two will look at more ideas, including some that are already in the works.

February 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SPECIAL FRIENDS

Great Bend boys basketball coach Tim Brooks got the idea to interact with Barton County's Special Olympians from his daughter, Colbi.

February 27, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Kansas Oil and Gas Museum hosts Warren Martin

Oil and gas producers give back to their communities and keep the state moving forward as a whole, the director of Kansas Strong told a Great Bend audience last week.

February 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBFD busy with weekend fires

The Great Bend Fire Department was busy this weekend with five separate fire calls ranging from a campfire that got a little out of control to two structure fires.

February 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Four mumps cases reported in Barton County

There have now been four reported Mumps cases in Barton County, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

February 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by 2B Organized at the Great Bend Chamber, Spray Holt Family Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Brooke with greeters Dave Storjohann and Brandon Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission ratifies fridge purchase

It was a desperate situation for the Barton County Health Department, Health Director Shelly Schneider told the County Commission Monday morning. One of the two pharmaceutical-grade refrigerators the department uses to keep vaccines and other medications at critically cool temperatures went out earlier this month.

February 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A ROWDY ROMP: BCC Theatre

The Barton Community College Theatre Department is taking an unconventional approach with its upcoming play, "The Servant of Two Masters," which is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

February 27, 2017 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Title IX report on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear a Title IX status report at the next meeting, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 28, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The board will also consider a recommendation to purchase a used bus from Riley's Bus Tours/MCI.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to meet twice

A special USD 428 Board of Education meeting has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The monthly board luncheon meeting will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams St.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Scholars Bowl team buzzes in

Great Bend Middle School's Scholars Bowl team is getting ready for its fifth and final competition of the year, Tuesday at Pratt.

February 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board mulls long-range plans

The Great Bend USD 428 board of education continues to work on long-range planning and has compiled a list of possible projects, including safe rooms, more parking spaces, and playground equipment. A planning session has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

February 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ag science instructor hopes to grow program

If Great Bend High School agriculture instructor Kevin Hoff had his wishes granted, the GBHS shop building would be bigger and the school would start a small farm in the neighborhood. Until that happens, he is working to strengthen community partnerships in his first year as at GBHS.

February 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | 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 an agreement for a geology study for the proposed bridge on East Barton County Road, the purchase of a bush cutter and forklift for the Road and Bridge Department, and the purchase of a refrigerator for the Health Department.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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License to fly

Kansans, along with all U.S. citizens, wanting to fly will face stricter identification requirements when they take to the skies. A 12-year-old federal law ...

November 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


COLUMBUS CLUB SOUPER CHILI

With the thermometer hovering around 40 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday evening, the Great Bend Knights of Columbus had no trouble enticing people to attend their ...

November 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansans dispose of 6 tons of medicines

TOPEKA - Barton County residents pitched in 200 pounds of unused medicines as they joined all Kansans in safely disposing over six tons of medications during ...

November 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Acting captain chosen for GBPD

Interim Great Bend City Administrator George Kolb announced Thursday afternoon the appointment of Bob Robinson as acting captain for the Great Bend Police Department, effective ...

November 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned City Council approves Sunday liquor sales

LARNED - The question of whether or not Larned will allow Sunday liquor sales was raised, and the answer from city council members came back yes ...

November 09, 2017 | 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 ...

November 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Vet Day event planned at Barton County memorial

Although there have been no new addition this year, the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee will carry on the tradition of hosting a Veterans Day event ...

November 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Veterans Day Memorial Service

November marks the beginning of the holiday season with Thanksgiving, but another holiday is celebrated in November where people take the time out to provide ...

November 08, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


KDOR announces holiday hours for DL offices

TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Revenue on Tuesday released official holiday hours for the six largest state operated driver's license offices, which includes offices ...

November 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 431 hear report on state representatives visit

HOISINGTON - Friday afternoon, USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry met with Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson and State Board of Education Representative Sally Cauble. Lowry ...

November 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Andrasek captures Great Bend mayor’s seat

As of Tuesday night, political newcomer Joe Andrasek won the Great Bend mayoral race, surpassing Brock McPherson and Allene Owen, both of who are currently ...

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington Mayoral race ends with Popp on top

Around the county, voters elected mayors and city council and school board members, and Ellinwood also elected trustees to the Ellinwood Hospital District. The big ...

November 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


The ballots are in

Election day has come and gone for 2017, and the ballots are in, even though they won't become official until Monday when the votes ...

November 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Sales tax passes

A ballot question that extends Great Bend's quarter-cent sales tax for 10 more years was approved Tuesday. The sales tax is used for street ...

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bridge replacement finally on track

It's been a long road, but a contract to replace a bridge one mile east of Great Bend on East Barton County Road was ...

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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