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USD 431 receives wellness grant

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night and heard a wellness committee report from Krisa Schneider, 3rd grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School. The USD 431 Wellness Committee will focus on modeling good wellness habits in 2017, and will implement policies that will put the district in line to be eligible various grants, like the one that will bring water bottle filling stations to Roosevelt Elementary and Hoisington High School this year. With Clara Barton Hospital's receipt of a Pathways grant in 2016, the district may be eligible for up to $30,000 in grants, she ...

January 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


TECH SUPPORT

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night and heard a wellness committee report from Krisa Schneider, 3rd grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School. The USD 431 Wellness Committee will focus on modeling good wellness habits in 2017, and will implement policies that will put the district in line to be eligible various grants, like the one that will bring water bottle filling stations to Roosevelt Elementary and Hoisington High School this year. With Clara Barton Hospital's receipt of a Pathways grant in 2016, the district may be eligible for up to $30,000 in grants, she ...

January 03, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission reups with KAC

By a 4-1 vote, the Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved the county's Kansas Association Of Counties 2017 membership. The KAC dues are based on a calculation that includes a base fee, population and valuation, so the 2017 dues are $6,125.84.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber to get back to basics

There have been good things happening on the economic development front over the past year, from the Holiday Inn Express to Freddy's to a myriad of other new businesses and business expansions. But Great Bend Chamber of Commerce President Jan Peters was looking into 2017 when she gave her report to the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Toll-free legislative hotline available to Kansas residents

Kansas residents can access information on legislation, legislative procedure, state government, public policy issues and more by calling 1-800-432-3924. Calls are answered by experienced reference/research librarians at the State Library of Kansas and kept confidential. Lines are open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Callers can also leave brief messages to be delivered to legislators as well as request copies of bills, journals, and other legislative documents.

January 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Thrivent Financial at the Spray Holt Family Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Tiffany Schoendahler with greeters Gaila Nielsen and Dale Hogg. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LOWERING THE BOOM

The Great Bend Boom has gone bust.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BBB top ten scams of 2016

In May, it was reported that the Barton County Treasurer's Office fell for a scam by sending money to a bank in Georgia, ultimately costing the county over $14,000.

January 02, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


USD 428 looks at alternative student meals for accounts in arrears

Editor's note: This is the second of two stories about policy changes being considered by the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education for 2017.

January 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


History of area scouting sought

In 2108, the Boy Scouts of America's Quivira Council will celebrate 100 years. Now, the council's Centennial Committee wants to compile this history into a book to mark the occasion.

January 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GETTING A LEG UP

On Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, the Kansas Legislature will convene the 2017 Legislative Session in Topeka. When members elected on Nov. 8 convened for certification and caucusing on Dec. 5, the filing of prefiled bills also began. With seven House Bills and five Senate Bills already on the list as of Thursday, Dec. 28, legislators will not face an empty slate.

December 31, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Schools may ease policy on self-administered drugs

Editor's note: This is the first of two stories about policy changes being considered by the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education for 2017.

December 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hangover blues

Party-goers who celebrated with alcoholic beverages on New Year's Eve, having fun with friends and ringing in 2017, may find the festivities can come at a cost of the dreaded hangover come Jan. 1.

December 31, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Auditions set for 'Love, Sex, and the IRS'

Auditions for Great Bend Community Theatre's production of "Love, Sex, and the IRS," a comedy by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Crest Theater, 1908 Lakin Ave.

December 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington City Council puts 2016 to rest

HOISINGTON - In a brief meeting Tuesday night, Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell provided an end of the year update to council members. Mitchell thanked the council for their willingness to hold the meeting on Tuesday.

December 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Street closings for Christmas parade set

The Home for the Holidays Festival and Parade is just around the corner, and plans are already underway, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told ...

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Lt. Billinger to talk about crime prevention

Lt. Stephen Billinger from the Barton County Sheriff's Office will present free Stop 'N Learn programs on crime prevention this week in honor of ...

October 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Don Williams seeking position on local school board

"I have a desire to help make the great school district we already have into the best that it can be for all children!" This ...

October 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Extended 8th Street is a go

The much anticipated expansion of Eighth Street between Walmart on Grant Street and Dillon's on McKinley will proceed, following action by the Great Bend ...

October 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Treasurer to visit Great Bend

Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner is on his tour of Kansas' 105 counties to promote many of the programs and services administered by the Treasurer's ...

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Students present fall fiddlin'

On Saturday the GBHS Orchestra, directed by Isaac Enochs, and the GBMS String Rhapsody, directed by Jennifer Demaree, played at the Long Pumpkin Patch.

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to give away scholarships on Senior Day

Barton Community College will help area high school seniors plan for their futures at Senior Day, starting at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 15, with ...

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Girls’ Recital set for Sunday

There will be performances to please all musical tastes at the Central Kansas Piano Teachers League "Girls' Recital" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct ...

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Appreciation Concert announced

RSVP of Central Kansas will host its first-ever Veterans Appreciation Concert Friday, Nov. 10.

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Blackout T-shirts raise money for United Way

At Friday night's Great Bend High School football game, Benefit Management LLC presented a check for $1,670 to United Way of Central Kansas ...

October 16, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


United Way posters presented

On Friday night United Way of Central Kansas made its annual poster presentation in Great Bend during the half time of the Great Bend High ...

October 16, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Juvenile Services hopes to utilize equine therapy

Thinking outside the traditional therapy box, the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services hopes to get youth and families on horses, Juvenile Services Director Marissa Woodmansee ...

October 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Costume exchange

They entered the basement as ordinary children, but walked out as skeletons. Or ninja turtles, witches and clowns.

October 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


White Cane Safety Day raises awareness

A long white cane is more than an adaptive tool to help people who are blind walk on city sidewalks. Members of the Central Kansas ...

October 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The flu does more than make you sick

Editor's note: The Barton County Health Department is holding a special flu shot clinic Oct. 28. This is the first of a two-part series ...

October 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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