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Collapsing house to be razed

There will be on fewer eyesore dotting Great Bend streets after the City Council deemed a dilapidated house at 2545 Seventh St. as "unsafe and dangerous" and authorized it to be razed.

November 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Construction update

The work to replace the native stone bridge three miles north of Beaver will begin on Monday, November 14th. The contractor will set up the signs and barricades and Barton County forces will begin demolition of the bridge. NE 60 Avenue will be closed between NE 210 Road and NE 220 Road for approximately two months. Reece Construction Company will construct the new reinforced concrete box culvert and Barton County crews will finish the grading work and place the asphalt for the roadway.

November 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


THE NUMBERS LOOK GOOD

The boxes were being unpacked, the voting machines were being stored and a weary Barton County election staff was recovering from a grueling 2016 general election Tuesday.

November 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Covered Events Center walkway to be removed.

The Great Bend City Council wants to do what it can to separate the city-owned Events Center and the neighboring Parkside Hotel and Convention Center. To this end, the council Monday night authorized the removal of a covered walkway connecting the two buildings.

November 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood council to sell building by sealed bid

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council put off for a second time the sale of the city-owned Main Street building to Wolf Hotel owner Chris McCord. He and Chris Batchman had made competing written offers which were announced at the October city council meeting.

November 09, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Knights of Columbus chili/chicken noodle soup supper

The Great Bend Knights of Columbus will hold its annual chili and chicken noodle soup supper on Thursday, Nov. 10. The come-and-go meal will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Columbus Club, 723 Main. Take-out meals will be available. Tickets are available at the door.

November 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS play tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the Great Bend High School fall play, "Murder is Bad, But Monday Can Kill You." Play times are 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

November 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chili cook-off moves to bandshell

The location of Saturday's Charity Chili Cook-off for Sunflower Diversified Services Diversified has moved to the bandshell area of the Barton County Courthouse Square. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 12.

November 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commissioners re-elected

Two Barton County Commissioners were re-elected Tuesday. With no opponents on the ballot, Republicans Homer Kruckenberg and Don Davis won easily, although Kruckenberg did face a write-in opponent in Sharon Wondra.

November 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Elementary school build on target for completion

HOISINGTON - Monday night, the USD 431 Board of Education received an update from Nabholz Construction Rep. Mickey Starkey that he said should put their minds at ease. He handed out copies of the milestone schedule agreed upon at the beginning of the project to each board member. He noted that while the build was behind schedule in one area, steel construction, it is well ahead of schedule in another, drywalling. According to the schedule, drywalling was expected to begin in February, but according to the revised schedule, it will actually begin during the first or second week of December.

November 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


MR. MARSHALL GOES TO WASHINGTON

Roger Marshall was attending a Republican election night watch party Tuesday at the Great Bend home of Kip and Kelly Spray when he learned he had won his bid to represent the First Congressional District.

November 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


EGS students hold mock election

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School students participated in a school-wide election Tuesday. While their parents might remember similar election day events from their youth, putting marks on a paper ballot and dropping them in a box, thier offspring took part in a more high-tech experience.

November 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


TAYLOR HEADING TO TOPEKA

Tuesday, District 33 elected Republican Mary Jo Taylor of Stafford to represent them for the next four years. She had a decisive win over Democrat Matt Bristow of Ellinwood after a race that would be defined by the decidedly respectful tone taken by both candidates took towards one another.

November 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sterling students bring “Garden” to life

The Irish term "wick" refers to something that appears lifeless but in fact has a spark of life within it. "Wick" also happens to be one of the most rousing, upbeat songs in the Broadway musical "The Secret Garden" which Sterling High School Theatre will present at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 and 12, in the school's theatre.

November 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kilby Square renovations to start by Thanksgiving

If all goes as planned, Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend will have a new look come next spring.

November 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Ellinwood Country Living to host barbecue for Christmas fund

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Country Living will host a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the facility, located at 302 ...

August 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


People in poverty asked to lead new program

A new group aims to reduce poverty in Barton County by turning to the experts - those who live from paycheck to paycheck and crisis to ...

August 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City opens request tracker for questions

Monday nights city council meeting had an outpouring of citizens wanting answers. Now, the City of Great Bend staff would like to try to Paula ...

August 09, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Pawnee Rock holds hearings on tornado damaged homes

PAWNEE ROCK - The aftermath of the May 16 tornado that passed through the southwestern Barton County town of Pawnee Rock left seven properties more than ...

August 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Algae bloom forces boat race cancelation

Erring on the side of caution, the Party in the Park boat races scheduled for Saturday have been canceled due to a minor toxic blue-green ...

August 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC budget approved

The budget previously proposed by the Barton Community College Board of Trustees was officially approved Tuesday following a public budget hearing.

August 08, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ZWEYGARDT 'Kansas Revisited' Exhibit

The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception for its upcoming exhibit "ZWEYGARDT" from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at the Shafer Gallery. "ZWEYGARDT ...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


COMMUNITY SEEKS ANSWERS

In the end, nothing changed.

August 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBMS announces practice times

Great Bend Middle School announces practice times for Aug. 14-16:

August 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to hold budget meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the District Education ...

August 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rob and Trisha Dove named Old Bill Honorees

Each year the Barton Community College Foundation Board chooses someone to honor with the "Old Bill" honorarium at its annual Big Benefit Auction. This year ...

August 07, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News


Commission OKs radio tower lease

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an amended lease agreement with Brad Demel for property east of Susank that is the site of a ...

August 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bag worms invade memorial parks

About a month ago, Barton County personnel discovered bag worms had invested the trees at the two county-owned memorial parks, Golden Belt and Hillcrest, north ...

August 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GIANT WATER FIGHT

The Kiwanis Wet/Dry Parade will provide a fun way to cool off Saturday, Aug. 12, at Great Bend's Party in the Park.

August 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veterans rep to visit Great Bend

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center, 1025 Main Street, from 9 ...

August 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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