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Officials encourage safe driving for Thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving Day is one of the busiest travel days of the year. With increased traffic, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the Kansas Department of Transportation focus on multiple safety measures for travelers. These organizations encourage drivers to take the following tips into consideration:

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


BCSO is asking the public for assistance

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Jessica Chapman who is wanted for parole violation and probation violation.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


BCSO joins forces for the holidays

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will join many other police agencies across the state, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from Monday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 29.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


The Prairie Godmother Funds host Giving Tuesday Event to increase endowment fund

The Prairie Godmother Funds is one of over 65 organizational and other endowment funds participating in Give Where You Live, in conjunction with Giving Tuesday. The Golden Belt Community Foundation will host its second Giving Day on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. This is an important one-day event to grow non-profit endowments exponentially. On Dec. 1, any gifts to organizational endowment funds may be eligible for matching funds, awarded proportionally. The Golden Belt Community Foundation has secured proportional matching funds of $50,000.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


Fires in Great Bend

There were two fires in Great Bend early Tuesday morning.

November 23, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Veterans receive heart warming gift

November 23, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


New county engineer introduced

Barry McManaman was introduced to the Barton County Commission Monday morning as the new Barton County engineer. It was also his first day on the job.

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Alcohol fund money to go to DARE program

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the distribution of funds aimed at bolstering aloholism-fighting efforts to the Barton County Sheriff's Office for its Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Health Department to get computer upgrade

The Barton County Health Department is moving towards the use of electronic medical records, a change that its current computer server cannot handle. The County Commission Monday morning approved changes to help with this transition.

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Saint Francis Community Services kicks off annual Christmas for Kids campaign

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) has begun its annual Christmas for Kids campaign, which provides presents to children in foster care at Christmas. Each year, Saint Francis and its community partners work hard to ensure that no child served by the ministry goes without a gift under the tree on Christmas morning.

November 22, 2015 | | Local News


KWEC to hold Holiday Open House

Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 5.

November 22, 2015 | | Local News


Hudson Cream: 'The flour without a fault'

HUDSON - Gleaming elevators tower above the wheat fields of the Kansas prairie at Stafford County Flour Mills. The silos are the same color as the mill's rich white flour.

November 21, 2015 | BY JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau | Local News


A GOOD EGG

Heather Schneider, Great Bend, has been working with poultry through Barton County Extension's 4-H since she joined 10 years ago. She remembers her dad always had birds around, including ducks, turkeys and chickens. She learned early that she didn't enjoy turkeys because turkeys "don't like people," and one year an unknown intruder managed to kill all the ducks. Now, the family raises chickens, along with other livestock.

November 21, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


​Audit report on BCC agenda

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Items on the agenda include the audit report for Fiscal Year 2015, board "ends" revisions and personnel. There will be information on strategic planning and the 2016 Legislative calendar, as well as a monitoring report on End 6: Regional Workforce Needs.

November 21, 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 letter of support for a Sunflower Diversified Services grant applicaiton, the distribution of Special Alcohol Fund money and a new computer server for the Health Department.

November 21, 2015 | | Local News


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Articles by Section - Local News


Local paramedic receives prestigious award

Being recognized for your hard work, leadership skills and a job well done can be seen through many different eyes, but it only takes one ...

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


‘Wild Places’ close to home

George Frazier says his new book, "The Last Wild Places of Kansas," isn't a guide, but it may lead readers to explore some places ...

August 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Party in the Park worth the effort

Sure, it takes a lot of work to throw an event like the City of Great Bend's Party in the Park. But, Community Coordinator ...

August 18, 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 a ...

August 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Baton named CDL test site

Industry demand has driven continued expansion of the Barton Community College Commercial Driver's License program. Barton is now an official test site and a ...

August 18, 2016 | BY BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


The movies are over, but the fresh veggies remain for now

The free summer outdoor movie series is over, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington said. This year the city put more movies on Friday nights ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Angel hired to lead Family Crisis Center

On August 16th The Family Crisis Center Board unanimously voted to hire Rachel Angel as the new Executive Director.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Meet the Panthers on Sunday

The Panther Booster Club will host its first community-wide Meet the Panthers event at 5 p.m. Sunday at the band shell in Jack Kilby ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Salvation Army distributes 200 backpacks

The Salvation Army helped more than 200 children return to school this week with new backpacks filled with school supplies.

August 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Filling them up

It wasn't kids getting on the school buses parked outside Great Bend businesses this week.

August 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KDADS awards $580,000 in Mental Health Substance Use Prevention Grants

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Acting Secretary Tim Keck announced Wednesday the award of 17 grants totaling $580,000 for the Kansas ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County Sheriff makes two meth busts over weekend

LARNED - On Aug. 12, 2016 a Pawnee County Sheriff's Office Deputy made contact with a subject traveling from Nebraska to Oklahoma. During the investigation ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


4-H family welcomes Japanese exchange student

For the past three weeks, Liberty Marsh, 12, a member of the South Bend Jolly Workers, has played hostess to Kotono Sugito, 12, a member ...

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Drug arrests made during traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in the early hours of Wednesday produced guns, cash, drugs and drug paraphernalia and two arrests were made.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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