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Advance voting now available for primary

Registered voters in Barton County can now apply for advanced ballots for the Aug. 2 primary election, said Barton County Election officer Donna Zimmerman Wednesday.

July 12, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Retirement reception planned for Don Craig

The City of Great Bend will host a retirement reception for outgoing Public Works Director Don Craig from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the Front Door, 1615 10th St. in Great Bend. The public is invited to this come-and-go event.

July 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Jazz band to join City Band for final concert

The final Great Bend City Band concert of the summer will take place at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the Crest Theater, 1908 Lakin Ave. It is free and open to the public.

July 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Bank. 3600 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Sarah Adams and Barry Bowers. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


State, county could be eligible for disaster relief

A state of local disaster emergency could be declared for Kansas in the aftermath of wind, rains storms and flooding that raked the area June 25-28 and June 30-July 4, Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller told county commissioners Monday morning. Now, the state is wanting damage estimates from all 105 counties.

July 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Grant purchases beef up Health Department services

The Barton County Commission Monday morning ratified a pair of end-of-fiscal year purchases for the Barton County Health Department.

July 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs Extension budget, honors fair

On the Monday morning following the closing of the 2016 Barton County Fair, the County Commission Monday took time to recognize the efforts that go into making it a success while approving the 2017 Barton County Extension Council budget which helps in part to keep the annual event going.

July 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tuesday is deadline for voter registration

Tuesday is the last day to register to vote for the Aug. 2 primary election, Barton County Clerk Donna Zimmerman said.

July 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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 two Health Department end-of-fiscal-year purchases and voting delegates for the Kansas Association of Counties convention.

July 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Huelskamp staff to host veterans’ office hours in Great Bend

Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that an official representative specializing in Veterans casework will be available in Great Bend from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, at Front Door Community Center. He welcomes Veterans to come by if they are struggling to navigate bureaucratic red tape, to share concerns about the VA, or just to get helpful information about getting the care they have earned. Veterans seeking assistance are encouraged to schedule an appointment by contacting Congressman Huelskamp's Hutchinson office at 620-665-6138.

July 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program sign-up

Have you wondered how to make your grocery dollars stretch and enjoy the great fruits and vegetables from the farmers' market? The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program may be the answer for local seniors.

July 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting to be held July 12

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on July 12, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation on the Anderson Creek Wildland Fire in Barber County, a review of Emergency Support Function 10 – Oil and Hazardous Materials from the Barton County Emergency Operations Plan, and reports from members.

July 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


June Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

July 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans support group to meet

A veterans support group will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. of the second Wednesday of the month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, 504 Main. The meetings are open to all veterans. The next meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13.

July 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees ask about compliance costs

Mike Johnson, chairman of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, wants to know how much it costs the college to comply with federal mandates. The topic will be discussed when the board holds its next study session at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, in the Administration Building Conference Room. This luncheon meeting will include a presentation on the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees by Johnson; he represents Barton on the KACCT and was recently elected KACCT president.

July 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Two arrested on drug charges

Barton County Sheriff Office Deputy David Melcher arrested two people on drug charges at 2 a.m. on Friday in the parking lot of Brit ...

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High school students participate in Vortex

Area high school students from Ellinwood, Great Bend, Solomon, Stafford, Larned and Hoisington came to Barton Community College to get hands-on experience from art professionals ...

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Watching Young Artists Grow - photos

Some of the art on display at the Barton County Historical Society is shown here.

April 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Watching Young Artists Grow

Great Bend children in grades K-8 can see their works of art on display this month at the Barton County Historical Society. The annual Watching ...

April 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sixth-grade band will present concert Tuesday

Months of hard work will culminate Tuesday night, April 18, at 7 p.m. as approximately 95 students of the Great Bend Sixth Grade Band ...

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Shafer Gallery to host annual Barton Student Art Exhibit

Barton Community College art students will line the walls of the Shafer Art Gallery with their work during the Barton Student Art Exhibit juried art ...

April 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Thunderstorms possibly headed our way

The skies in central Kansas turned gray Thursday afternoon as the National Weather Service predicted showers and thunderstorms, although the hazardous weather outlook ranked "2 ...

April 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Smith leaving United Way of Central Kansas

With seven campaigns under her belt and having raised more than $1.7 million for agencies in Barton and Pawnee counties, Julie Bugner-Smith has resigned ...

April 13, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Chemicals burn at Rice County plant

RICE COUNTY - Thursday morning, workers at the Jacam chemical plant located between Lyons and Sterling were sent home when chemicals in one of the buildings ...

April 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

April 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Registration open for freezer meals class

A few spaces remain in the Educational program "Freezer Meals from the Meat Case." According to Donna Krug, Barton County Family & Consumer Science agent, participants ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘Stay Strong Stay Healthy’ set to begin

The Stay Strong Stay Healthy class is designed to increase an aging adult's access to a safe, structured and effective strength training program. Over ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend students win awards at BCC Vortex Juried Exhibition

Student work of Great Bend High School art teachers Sergio Ramirez and Brian Hutchinson showed very well at the BCC Vortex Juried Exhibition 2017.

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Estes wins easily in Pawnee, Stafford counties

Republican Ron Estes won a Kansas House seat in Tuesday's special election, the first congressional election since President Donald Trump's victory.

April 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees nominate Johnson for regional award

Members of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees have nominated their chairman, Mike Johnson, for the Regional Trustee Leadership Award of the Association of ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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