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Commission sets rate for use of county equipment, services

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution establishing a universal rate for the reimbursement of the use of labor and county equipment.

November 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Deputy Paden honored as hero for hostage negotiation

It was a proud moment for Don and Beth Paden at the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

November 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BRACING FOR THE SEASON

With temperatures in the 70s Friday afternoon, it was tough to think about winter and, worse yet, snow.

November 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Football players volunteer for Bag-A-Bite

Great Bend High School football players, under the direction of first-year head coach Erin Beck, prove to be winners off the field as well as on the field. The team volunteered one recent Sunday afternoon to assemble meals for the Barton County Bag-A-Bite event.

November 05, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Peters to talk commerce at League of Women Voters meeting

Jan Peters, chief executive officer and president of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, will speak at the next League of Women Voters of Great Bend meeting, set for noon Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Classic Inn.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington community breakfast announced

HOISINGTON - Everyone is invited to a community breakfast from 5:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 N. Main. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12 and children under 4 eat for free.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BRCA support group forming

A new support group for people with the BRCA gene will have its first meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 in the Fellowship Room at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave. Future meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees announce extended study session

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will have an extended study session from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Room A-113 of the Administration Building. The meeting will begin with an analysis of facility maintenance, followed by a tour of campus facilities. Other topics on the agenda include finances, enrollment trends, tuition and security.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GB Co-op donates to GBHS FFA

Great Bend Co-op has donated $1,200 to Great Bend High School's FFA. Students had helped Co-op personnel tarp a bunker.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sister Corona recalls CKAVI origins

Sister Corona's room at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse in Great Bend is filled with stacks of handmade pot scrubbers, stick horses and tea towels for the convent's upcoming annual bazaar. There's also a big sack of pop cans to sell, and her collection of notes, photos and newspaper clippings from over the years.

November 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veteran Service Representative visit

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 to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. 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.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New endowment funds just in time for Giving Tueday

The Golden Belt Community Foundation announces the establishment of two new endowment funds to benefit the Family Crisis Center and Barton County Emergency Aid Association. This partnership with the community foundation allows individuals and businesses interested in supporting and sustaining these important organizations another vehicle for their charitable giving.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


October Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Human trafficking, cyber security topic of program Sunday afternoon

HOISINGTON – The Emmanuel Lutheran Church Women are offering a program on stopping human trafficking, cyber safety and the impact at the local and state levels. It will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 11th and Vine in Hoisington.

November 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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BOE may revise medication policy

A possible revision of the school district's policy for supervision of medications is on the agenda for the Great Bend USD 428 Board of ...

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 has preschool openings

Great Bend USD 428 still has openings in its 4-year-old preschool class set to start Aug. 23. The attendance site is at Riley School and ...

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Budget hearing set for USD 428

A 4.3-mill increase in local property taxes for Great Bend USD 428's supplemental budget will be offset by a 4.3-mill decrease in ...

August 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Moran supports extending Veterans Choice Program

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran fielded questions about health care for veterans and the Veterans Choice Program during a town hall Thursday at the American ...

August 10, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Crash sends one to hospital

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a one-vehicle crash at 1:29 p.m. Tuesday just west of Dorrance on I-70.

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teaching the teachers

New teachers at Great Bend USD 428 met at the District Education Center on Thursday for training with Assistant Superintendent John Popp. This year there ...

August 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 ready for new year

With the start of school less than two weeks away, Great Bend USD 428 Superintendent Khris Thexton is excited.

August 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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


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