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BCC trustees meet Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The agenda includes approving new personnel.

December 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adopt a Pet set for Dec. 9

Golden Belt Humane Society/Adopt a Pet hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Orscheln's, 5320 10th St. in Great Bend.

December 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service rep will be at Kansas Works

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 14, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Step into in an old-fashioned Christmas at Fort Larned

The Fort Larned National Historic Site will hold its annual Christmas Past celebration from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. Step into an old fashioned holiday celebration that is sure to warm your heart and get you into the spirit of Christmas.

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lucas sci-fi/fantasy author Don Wilcox featured in new book

A prolific if under-appreciated writer from the Golden Age of science fiction haled from Lucas, Kansas. Now Wildside Press has published "The Best of Don Wilcox, Volume II," the second volume of a two-part set showcasing some of the very best science fiction/fantasy work by Cleo Eldon "Don" Wilcox.

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Christmas Bird Count events planned

From Dec. 14 through the first week of January, families, scientists, students and bird enthusiasts of all ages and abilities across the United States will take part in one of the best forms of citizen science: Christmas Bird Counts. During CBCs, small groups span out in a designated area to identify and count all birds encountered. Information gathered is submitted to the National Audubon Society, where the data is compiled and available to scientists.

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service rep will be at Kansas Works

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center, 1025 Main St., from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


October/November marriage and divorce filings

Marriage licenses

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend native performs at Carnegie Hall

Members of the Concert Choir from Central Christian College of Kansas in McPherson just returned from the experience of a lifetime. Eighteen singers and six VIP members traveled to New York City on Nov. 24-28 to sing in the world-famous Carnegie Hall.

December 02, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

December 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tree of Life benefits Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice patients

While the Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away.

December 01, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Mitten Tree project at American State Bank

American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its 13th annual Mitten Tree charitable project at all of its branches through mid-December. The Mitten Tree gives bank customers and community members a chance to donate new hats, gloves, scarves, coats and mittens to children and families in need as a way to brighten their holiday season.

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Building relationships improves schools

The system for monitoring children's reading and math skills can also apply to their behavior, Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education members were told Thursday.

November 30, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


No injuries reported in collision

Two pickups collided around 6 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Broadway and Washington in Great Bend.

November 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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.

November 30, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Kansas considers cutting hours needed for college degrees

Changes being discussed by the Kansas Board of Regents and the Kansas Board of Education include reducing the number of credit hours needed for bachelor ...

January 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barbara Millard receives Great Bend Greater Award

It wasn't easy to schedule time with Barbara Millard so she could receive the Great Bend Greater Award.

January 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


PASSING THE GAVEL

HOISINGTON - A new mayor and council member, along with re-elected council members, were sworn in by Hoisington City Clerk Donita Crutcher at the start of ...

January 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Riley’s Tanner Dahlke wins Kansas Horizon Award

Tanner Dahlke's hands-on, sometimes crazy approach to education at Riley Elementary School has earned him a state award after his first year as a ...

January 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Yoga Central, 6003 10th St., at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Host will be ...

January 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New instructor brings expertise in fiber arts, skilled in multiple genres

It takes a person with a certain amount of natural creativity to sign up for a metalsmithing class and wind up learning to both sew ...

January 09, 2018 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


USD 428 pursues share of $27M grant

New and retiring board of education members for Great Bend USD 428 received pies from Perkins at Monday's meeting.

January 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Monday's USD 428 Board of Education meeting

Monday's meeting at a glance

January 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


A changing of the guard

The new City of Great Bend governing body members officially took their seats in the City Council chambers at City Hall after taking their oaths ...

January 08, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Search warrant executed in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - An Ellinwood man was arrested on drug charges last Friday after the Ellinwood Police Department, with the assistance of the Barton County Sheriff's ...

January 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


National Hat Day inspires Rec contest

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will celebrate National Hat Day on Jan. 15 by sponsoring a favorite hat contest. The contest will run until noon ...

January 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bieberle named Police Captain

Great Bend Police Chief David Bailey and Human Resources Director Randy Keasling announced Friday that police Lt. Scott Bieberle has been promoted to the rank ...

January 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Friday traffic stop turns into 1 arrest

A Barton County Deputy Sheriff stopped a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am at 2:20 a.m. on Friday near mile post 130 on K-4 near ...

January 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Traffic stop leads to arrest

A traffic stop Sunday afternoon in rural Great Bend resulted in an arrest on drug charges, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports.

January 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


3 arrested in Hoisington drug bust

Three people were arrested on drug charges Saturday, Jan. 6, at a Hoisington residence. According to reports, a narcotics-related search warrant was executed at a ...

January 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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