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Commission honors long-time employees

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took time to thank several employees for their years of service.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


No commission meeting this coming Monday

The Kansas Association of Counties will hold its Annual Meeting from Nov. 3-5 in Wichita, As a result, there will be no commission meeting on Monday, Nov. 2. The next meeting of the commission will be Monday, Nov. 9.

October 26, 2015 | | Local News


Bombers Baseball hosting tournament

Bombers Baseball will be hosting a wiffle ball tournament on Halloween.

October 26, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC Hosting Stop ‘N Learn session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Haunting Wildlife" on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center loctaed at 2715 18th St. This program will also be held Friday, Oct. 30, at the Sr. Center located at 2005 Kansas Ave., starting at 1 p.m. Some animals are so well camouflaged that you might think they're ghosts! Join us as we explore the sneaky, spooky world of hidden animals. Jean Aycock, KWEC Educator, will be the presenter for this program. For more information call ...

October 26, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Toddler’s life enriched through Sunflower’s early intervention program

Jennifer Forbes of Larned knew her daughter's anxiety around other people was limiting the toddler's opportunities to develop and just enjoy being a kid.

October 25, 2015 | | Local News


Here Comes the “Gov”!!!

My friend Mike Miller (Editor of the KDWP&T magazine) invited me and Sandra to a meeting last Monday night at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. That meeting was hosted by Governor Sam Brownback. The focus of the event was to get ideas for better utilizing and promoting the Cheyenne Bottoms as the major resting place for the shore birds, waterfowl and Whooping Cranes as related to tourism, birding, hunting and photography. It was not political in any way that I could discern. Mr. Boeckman discussed the roads into and out of the Bottoms that we all agree need some ...

October 25, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Local cancer center to host event for lung cancer survivors

Heartland Cancer Center of Great Bend, along with oncologists, Dr. Claudia Perez-Tamayo, Dr. Thomas John Hegarty, Dr. Mark Fesen and Dr. Greg Nanney, will host the national event, Shine a Light on Lung Cancer, to acknowledge lung cancer patients, survivors and passed loved ones. The event will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 2, in the lobby of Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland Street in Great Bend. Attendees will hear from Oncology specialists, lung cancer survivors and have the opportunity to reflect on the impact lung cancer has made in their lives. In addition, there will ...

October 25, 2015 | | Local News


More Halloween pics

October 24, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Goblins and ghouls fill the streets of Great Bend

Everything from goblins to super heroes were in Jack Kilby Square on Saturday, for the Kiwanis Halloween Parade.

October 24, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


City of Ellinwood to consider purchase of 104 N. Main at special meeting Monday

The Ellinwood City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday night in a special meeting to consider an agreement to purchase property. The owners of the property at 104 N. Main, Mark and Cassie Batchman, contacted city staff regarding a proposal to sell the property to the City. Staff has negotiated a proposed contract for Council's consideration for the purchase of the property.

October 23, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council to review progress on Railroad property

Monday night, the Hoisington City Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the city offices to discuss several items of new business, and receive an update on progress with the clean up of the property located at 122 E. Railroad, owned by parents of family representatives Kevin Linsner and Todd and Robin Linsner, and currently subject to city condemnation.

October 23, 2015 | | Local News


UWCK kickin’ it casually

Wednesday, Nov. 18, is National Philanthropy Day, and the United Way of Central Kansas is taking it very casually, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith said. The UWCK is sponsoring the second-annual Dress Down the Town benefit to raise funds for the 2016 campaign.

October 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HOI struggling to get letters supporting housing grant

Time is running out for Vicki Dayton of Housing Opportunities Inc. She wants to apply for a state grant to bring more moderately price homes to Great Bend, but has not received as much community support as she thought she would.

October 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Photo memorial of the Kansas Fallen travels to Hays for a week

"Remembering Our Fallen," a traveling photo memorial of each Kansas soldier fallen in the War on Terror, including Bryan Nichols from Hays, is traveling to Forsyth Library on the Fort Hays State University campus, where it will be on display from Monday through Friday.

October 23, 2015 | | Local News


Gov. Brownback recognizes Cheyenne Bottoms

Governor Sam Brownback visited the Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area on Monday. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Secretary Robin Jennison introduced Gov. Brownback, who joined local city and county government officials, media representatives, and local legislators, to tour the center and discuss the importance of educating visitors about the value of wetlands and raising awareness of Cheyenne Bottoms.

October 23, 2015 | | Local News


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Make a magical fairy garden

Where do fairies live? At your house in the fairy garden you'll create for them, during KWEC's fairy garden class, from 9:30-11 ...

May 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Key Leader scholarships available for teens

JUNCTION CITY - The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club will be taking high school students to Key Leader Camp, June 2-4 at Rock Springs 4-H Camp ...

May 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hit the road Jack

TOPEKA – Fueled by lower gas prices, the West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see 2.8 million or 13.5 ...

May 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Turn nature into art at workshop

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will offer a free craft workshop at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5.

May 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC on summer hours; closed Memorial Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

May 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Clark to lead BCC women's basketball

Alan Clark has been named head women's basketball coach for Barton Community College.

May 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Remember vets with an American Legion poppy

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion family in Great Bend invite the public to honor our fallen warriors and contribute to ...

May 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Storms move into Barton County

Trees and power lines were down in parts of Great Bend as the Tribune was preparing to go to press Tuesday evening.

May 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


College trustees approve contracts

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees approved contracts for administrators, management staff and head coaches Tuesday. Changes in staff included offering math instructor Brian ...

May 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


RSVP selling recycled floral decorations for Memorial Day

Looking for floral arrangements to decorate the graves of loved ones for Memorial Day? The Retired Senior Volunteer Program has an option for you.

May 24, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Cops bust car thief early Monday morning

A Great Bend man was caught red-handed Monday for auto theft after there were reports of someone looking into cars near a local apartment complex ...

May 23, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Authorities have ‘strong’ suspect in shooting

The Great Bend Police Department is continuing its investigation into the Saturday night shooting that left a Great Bend man wounded. As of Monday, no ...

May 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Quality Inn, 3500 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be ...

May 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County out nearly 50k in email scam

First, the good news. Barton County's digital firewall and security was not breached when County Treasurer's Office fell for an email scam asking ...

May 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Dispatcher Liz Nolan passionate about her career

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one story in a monthly series about Barton County law enforcement.

May 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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