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Commission looks at hiring HR manager

Following a sometimes heated discussion over the hiring of a human relations manager for Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning voted to table the matter until its next meeting June 20.

June 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Heartland Farm at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams , at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Parr with greeters Shelly Bullard and Shannon Stafford. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

June 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees to conduct evaluations

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss the trustees' self-evaluation and the president's performance evaluation at a board study session. The board will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

June 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Public Library Board meets today

The Great Bend Public Library's Board of Directors meeting will be held at 4:45 p.m. today, June 13, in the Library Director's Office at 1409 Williams St.

June 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


COOL COMFORT

HOISINGTON - Participants in the 2016 Barton County Relay for Life breathed a sigh of relief Friday evening as each in their turn entered the cool, air conditioned Hoisington Activity Center. As they escaped the heat and humidity outside, energy that was lagging returned. Inside, they were met with a palpable sense of excitement that radiated from team members who had arrived early to set up food tables, team camps and activities for the night ahead.

June 11, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Silver-Haired Legislature takes concerns to Topeka

Janice Walker, Great Bend, didn't realize that picking up a copy of "Older & Bolder" would lead her to a new public service project. But after she read about the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature, which advocates for senior citizens, she decided to learn more.

June 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Youths get behind the scenes look of the city

Getting a look behind the scenes is an exciting way to see how things work and this is exactly what some area youths got to do on Friday during the Youth Academy classes.

June 10, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Search warrant turns up drugs, currency and stolen property.

According to Sheriff Brian Bellendir, four people were arrested during a search warrant that was conducted by the Barton County Sheriff's Office at 3 p.m. today in the 100 Block of South U.S. 281.

June 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bid approved on Pawnee County highways

TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place May 25 in Topeka.

June 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Scammed funds on county commission agenda

The Barton County Commission will talk about the county's "scammed funds" when it meets at 9 a.m. Monday, June 13, at the courthouse, 1400 Main. A scam led to $48,600 being wired across state lines on May 13, but within a week the county was notified that $34,360.70 had been collected and would be returned.

June 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pennington brings karaoke to Cherry Village residents, staff

When Walt Pennington was a long-haul truck driver he sang with the radio as the miles went by.

June 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kaiser resignation on school board agenda

Todd Kaiser's resignation from his coaching positions and job as physical education instructor at Eisenhower Elementary School is on the agenda for Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting. The board will meet at 5 p.m. at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

June 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


'SCALE TIPPING' MERGER

HOISINGTON - Thursday morning, Great Bend, Hoisington and Ellinwood Chambers of Commerce held a joint coffee at the Hoisington Activity Center, leading up to an important announcement from the United Way of Central Kansas. The gathering was visited by representatives from both Senator Jerry Moran's and Senator Pat Roberts' offices, signaling the importance of the occasion.

June 09, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Make a Movement event will help children

The 2016 Make a Movement will take place Saturday at Brit Spaugh Park. It is a fundraiser for the Dell Hayden Memorial Child Advocacy Center for Abused Children, a program of the Family Crisis Center in Great Bend.

June 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kobach dismisses Marshall’s objection to Huelskamp candidacy

Thursday morning, Dr. Roger Marshall filed an Objection to the Candidacy of Timothy A. Huelskamp with the Kansas State Elections Board, based on alleged Kansas residency issues.

June 09, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 17, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


The ‘Ark’ receives national trail designation

As part of a larger announcement, a 192-mile portion of the Arkansas River in Kansas was designated as a National Water Trail earlier this month ...

June 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City water quality report available

BY STAFF REPORTS

June 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Oil and Gas Museum hosts summer camp

Summer is a time for children to have fun, relax and hang out with friends, but for some they had the opportunity to learn about ...

June 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local officials urge safety during harvest season

It is that time again for farmers to be busy out in their fields for wheat harvest and this means slower moving farm implements along ...

June 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


SEASONED GROWERS

Dan and Joyce Wapelhorst live west of Great Bend. For the past 12 years, they've been regular vendors at Great Bend farmers markets. But ...

June 16, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Foundry Church’s Mission

Donated items by Foundry Methodist Church members will be provided free to anyone at 5401 Broadway from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Great ...

June 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

June 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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