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Early education screening

A free developmental screening for children from birth to 5 years old will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on June 29, at the Sunflower Early Education Center, 1312 Patton Road in Great Bend. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to ensure your child stays on track. To schedule a appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 620-792-4087.

June 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


United Way Volunteers Frame Elementary School Winners Posters

Every year United Way Director, Julie Bugner-Smith speaks to the 5th graders in Barton and Pawnee County about the Community Partners UWCK funds and how they can volunteer and make a difference in their community.

June 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council OKs proceeding with water line improvement bonds

Citing the long-running need to revamp the city's water system, the Great Bend City Council Monday night gave a green light to proceed with the development of a bond financing plan to fund the multi-million-dollar project. This was only the first step in the process and no further action was taken.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Accident victim recovering

WICHITA - The driver of a Chrysler Sebring is recovering from injuries at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita.

June 20, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Toll free legislative hotline available to Kansas residents

With the 2016 special session of the Kansas legislature about to begin, Kansas residents can ask questions about legislation, legislative procedure, state government 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.

June 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dove Chevrolet, Buick & Cadillac

June 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


With zika virus cases in Kansas, local residents should take care

Although none were in in Barton County, there have been four confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne zika virus in Kansas, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said, adding that we should all still be taking precautions.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission tables HR job decision, again

Monday morning marked the second time the Barton County Commission tabled discussion on the controversial hiring of a human resources manager. It also marked the second time in as many weeks the matter sparked debate and dissension among commissioners.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County receives grant to bolster bike, pedestrian safety

It was a welcome gift coming at a time when Barton County officials face a tight budget year.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Historical Society program

Barton County Historical Society will host a program on at 7:30 p.m. on June 22. The speaker, sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, will be Phil Dixon a native of Kansas City. As a baseball speaker and historian he has authored numerous books on Negro League baseball and is co-founder of the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo. He has won numerous awards for his historical research and as a former employee in the public relations office of the American League Kansas City Royals he has contributed articles to newspapers and written history for baseball cards ...

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Coronado Quivira Museum seeking 2016 harvest photos

The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking photographs of the 2016 Harvest to display in the museum's gallery. The photographs will add to the current agricultural exhibit. The pictures are needed by July 19. Help us show what goes on in Rice County during harvest.

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


United Way of Central Kansas announces three new board members

With the merger of United Way of Central Kansas and United Way of Hoisington, UWCK felt it important to have local representative from the Hoisington community. UWCK prides itself on a diversified board with a voice in each community. The two new board members from Hoisington are Bill Lowry and Karen Van Brimmer.

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bike, Build returns to St. John

By JIM MISUNAS

June 18, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Thanks, dad

On the third Sunday each June, Americans observe Father's Day, a celebration of the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives.

June 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Extreme heat likely contributed to GB woman’s death

BARTON COUNTY – The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigation the death of a 49-year-old woman who died at a home in north of Great Bend Thursday afternoon. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of family.

June 17, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

March 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Infant death reported in Ellsworth County

An infant's death in Ellsworth County is under investigation but no foul play is suspected at this time, Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray A. Marston ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend's J.C. Penney store to close

The J.C. Penney store at 1500 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend is on the list of 138 stores that J.C. Penney Company Inc ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kans for Kids fundraiser: Get Your Green On!

There will be a Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation fundraiser Saturday evening at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180, located at 1011 Kansas ...

March 16, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Wind, hazardous waste, topics at landfill

The Barton County Landfill staff has been busy with routine operations, including recycling activities and litter control. These two items caused Solid Waste Manager Phil ...

March 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Costly Cleanup

Sadly, it's an all too common sight – the illegal dumping of trash along county and township roads, said Barton County Road and Bridge Director ...

March 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hudson playground equipment purchase assisted by CBCF grant

HUDSON - Tabra Ward acknowledged that she and her fellow Hudson citizens were "overwhelmed" when they realized a new playground would cost more than $20,000 ...

March 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Changes to Scenic Byway could benefit Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - Richard Kimple represents the City of Ellinwood on the board for the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway. In addition to being one of ...

March 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Helping Hands Preschool has fall openings for peer mentors

Helping Hands Preschool in Great Bend has openings for children in the Peer Mentor program for the 2017 school year.

March 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Crime Stoppers is still anonymous

"We don't want your name, just your information."

March 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC student fees may increase

Administrators at Barton Community College plan to ask the BCC Board of Trustees to increase student fees by $4 per credit hour for the fall ...

March 15, 2017 | BY SUSAN THACKER | Local News


KWEC offers Spring Break at Cheyenne Bottoms

Those looking for something fun to do this spring break are invited to make a trip to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Spend an hour ...

March 15, 2017 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Make a magical fairy garden

Where do fairies live? At your house in the fairy garden you'll create for them, during the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's fairy garden ...

March 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Campaign begins to honor McKown for many contributions to Great Bend

When Bob Feldt started to realize just how much he missed his old friend, Bill McKown, he wondered if others might be feeling the same ...

March 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Exchange students experience different way of learning

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part story. Ellinwood High School exchange students talked about the differences between high school in America ...

March 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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