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Great Bend City Council commends Humane Society for turnaround

Members of the Great Bend City Council Monday night congratulated Golden Belt Humane Society officials for what they termed marked improvements in how it handles animals and the public.

June 15, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


​Library submits 2016 budget to city

Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems has submitted a 2016 proposed budget totaling $739,600, requesting $640,000 from the City of Great Bend.

June 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Vehicle thought to have rammed Claflin store during break-in

CLAFLIN – Sometime early Sunday morning, there was a break-in at Bailey's Food Bin in downtown Claflin, said Gary Vaughan of the Claflin Police Department.

June 15, 2015 | | Local News


Health Department duo save man’s life

It was a case of being in the right place at the right time.

June 15, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bioblitz at Quivira: Combining Science, Education, and Fun

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is holding a Bioblitz Friday evening, June 19, through Saturday, June 20. The Bioblitz is a scientific effort to find as many species of plants and animals as possible at Quivira over a 24-hour period. The event begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and ends at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Bioblitz is free and open to all ages. The main check-in and headquarters for the event will be located at the Refuge's Environmental Education Classroom, located 8 miles north of the Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center.

June 14, 2015 | | Local News


It’s What We Don’t Know....

There are lots of things happening in Kansas and our area right now. I see babies of all kinds-- birds and critters scattered everywhere. Baby fox, badgers, Killdeer, Avocets, ducks, geese, mosquitoes, gnats, and shad in the lakes. The balance between what we cherish and what we kill is always a moving target. We spray for mosquitoes (do we kill some things that we like in the process?) that the small fish in the lakes eat on their way to bigger things and eventually end up on our dinner plates.

June 14, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for July 1

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories. Detailed grant guidelines can be found online.

June 14, 2015 | | Local News


Take that Mother Nature

Rain failed to dampen the spirits of Relay for Life of Barton County participants during an abbreviated cancer-fighting event chased indoors by pending Thunderstorms Friday night.

June 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes a Golden Belt Humane Society update, requests for the July 14 March of Champions drum and bugle corps event and the resignation of City Engineer Robert Winiecke.

June 12, 2015 | | 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 a road vacation in Cheyenne Township, a recognition of Health Department employees Krysten Watkins and Melissa Hagerman, a declaration of a local disaster emergency following heavy rains recently and a resolution establishing a bidding process for county officials.

June 12, 2015 | | Local News


Code enforcer promotes property maintenance

The City of Great Bend is raising the standard for property maintenance, Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker told a civic group this week. He expects new ordinances with "more teeth" to be enacted this summer.

June 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Hearing set for involuntary manslaughter case

The preliminary hearing has been scheduled for William Baker, the Great Bend man charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on July 29 at the Barton County Courthouse.

June 12, 2015 | | Local News


​Agreement keeps pool available for youth swimming

Here is the Memorandum of Understanding between Barton Community College And Great Bend Unified School District No. 428 that was approved by the USD 428 school board on Monday, June 8 and the BCC Board of Trustees on Wednesday, May 27.

June 12, 2015 | | Local News


Community funds created for youth swimming

The Golden Belt Community Foundation has established endowment and grant funds to support youth swim programs in the future, Foundation Director Christy Tustin said. Community donations are encouraged, and the first $100,000 will be matched by a group of anonymous donors.

June 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kans for Kids announces non-profit status for Camp Hope

The Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation announced Friday Camp Hope has received its 501(c)3 designation and will now be known as Camp Hope-Heartland.

June 12, 2015 | | Local News


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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Comfort Inn, 911 Grant St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


GBHS Speech

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


BCC adds safety alerts

Barton Community College has purchased two mobile phone applications for improved campus safety.

February 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Family Crisis Center expands its reach

The need for help touches everyone in one form to another, and a local center sees this need and is doing something to help fill ...

February 02, 2016 | | Local News


Mapping project could have far-reaching impact

There is a lot at stake with the new flood plain map being developed for the Cow Creek Watershed as it could impact zoning and ...

February 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Down it goes

February 02, 2016 | | Local News


Auction items collected; more needed for Sunflower’s Gala

A few dozen items for the silent and live auctions at Sunflower's Charity Gala have been collected but more are still needed.

February 02, 2016 | | Local News


Barton Count Farm Bureau presents Ag Education Seminar

Barton County Farm Bureau will present an Ag Education Seminar at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hoisington Activity Center. This seminar is open ...

February 02, 2016 | | Local News


Traffic increases at Wetlands Center

A lot has happened at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, center Site Manager Curtis Wolf told the Great Bend City Council Monday night during his ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council declares trailer house unsafe, sets hearing

The Great Bend City Council Monday night agreed with the findings of Building Inspector Lee Schneider and Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker that a dilapidated ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City hires new CVB Director Emily Goad

City of Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes announced during the City Council meeting Monday that a new Convention and Visitors Bureau Director has been ...

February 01, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Ellinwood Chamber welcomes three new board members

Three new board member nominees of the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce were announced Master of Ceremonies Rob Dove Saturday night at the 2016 Ellinwood Chamber ...

February 01, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND

It was Under Sheriff Bruce Green who nominated Barton County Sheriff's Office Detective Sgt. Dave Paden to the county's last employee of the ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Winter weather advisory issued for Barton County

WICHITA - A winter storm warning for Barton County was changed to a winter weather advisory Monday morning by the National Weather Service in Wichita. Snow ...

February 01, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Wetland Explorer: Searching for Fun

Oh, the scavenger hunt – many of us have fond memories of days at summer camps, racing around with your team, trying to find everything on ...

January 31, 2016 | Jean Aycock, Education Director | Local News


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