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Governor Sam Brownback announces appointments to Boards and Commissions

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced today new appointments to boards and commissions.

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting to be held Tuesday

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a discussion on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2017, election of 2017 Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, and reports from members.

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ice storm state of emergency on commission 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 state of emergency declaration for Barton County due to the ice storm and damage, a matching-fund request for SouthW est Kansas Area Agency on Aging and a listing of open position on the Center for Counseling and Consultation Governing Board, Community Development Advisory Board, Health Advisory Board, Memorial Parks Advisory Committee and the Planning Commission.

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fire injures one, guts apartment

LARNED – One Larned resident was slightly injured and their second floor apartment in a downtown Larned business a total loss following a Friday afternoon fire, Larned Fire Department Lt. Antonio Hearn said.

January 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned man dies in Friday afternoon crash

PAWNEE COUNTY – A Larned man died in a one-vehicle crash at around 3:30 p.m. Friday northwest of Larned in Pawnee County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported.

January 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


King UMC prepares for annual ham & bean supper

King United Methodist Church will hold its annual ham & bean benefit supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the church, located at 10th and Odell in Great Bend. The menu includes ham & beans, corn bread, relishes, cake and drink. Freewill donations accepted; carry-out available.

January 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County seeks '100 Who Care'

Local residents hope to raise $10,000 for charity in one hour through a new group called "100 Who Care Barton County." The plan is to find at least 100 people willing to donate $100 to a worthy cause, and to repeat the process every quarter in 2017.

January 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


DARK ROAD

Great Bend High School's theater club will serve food for thought with the dinner theater production, "Dark Road."

January 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS students plan dinner theater

Great Bend High School students are selling tickets for a dinner theater production, "Dark Road," on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 24-25. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. each night in the GBHS commons area, with the show to follow. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 for a couple and will be available at the door.

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


American Legion reschedules soup supper

The Great Bend American Legion Post 180 soup supper that was scheduled for this week and been rescheduled due to the recent ice storm. The supper will be held Monday, Jan. 23. It will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas Ave.

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Co. Historical Society annual meeting

Barton County Historical Society will have its annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 23. A catered dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. for members and potential members. Reservations must be made by Friday, Jan. 20, by calling 620-793-5125 or 620-791-7538.

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC offers first Junior Day

Barton Community College will help area high school juniors plan for their futures at Junior Day, starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 15, with a sign-up deadline of Feb. 1. Those interested can sign up at juniorday.bartonccc.edu.

January 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘IT’S ALMOST ELECTRIC’

Newly elected to Congress, Rep. Dr. Roger Marshall was in the heart of Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon trying to catch a cab. With less than a day until the inauguration of President Donald Trump and throngs of the people flooding the city, this was next to impossible.

January 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood considering bond to fix flooding, streets

ELLINWOOD - Spring is right around the corner, and that means rain. At the Jan. 10 Ellinwood City Council meeting, City Manager Chris Komarek initiated a discussion concerning how the city would fund ongoing efforts to improve drainage to mitigate flooding that could result under certain conditions.

January 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Thousands of calls come through 911

The Barton County Communications office stayed busy in 2016.

January 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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GBHS 2017 Homecoming Court

February 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | 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 ...

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


US-50/US-281 roundabout field survey proceeds in Stafford County

STAFFORD COUNTY – The Kansas Department of Transportation this week began conducting survey work at the US-50/US-281 intersection in Stafford County in preparation for the ...

February 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 board to meet Monday night

The Unified School District 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday and the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road in ...

February 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘THESE ARE MY ANGELS’

Debra Smith sat in the Great Bend Fire Department's station two Wednesday afternoon surrounded by Jeff Towery, Joe Ashbaugh and Jayton Burns.

February 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hunt still on for suspects in traffic stop, robbery

It was a busy afternoon for the Great Bend Police Department Wednesday with a traffic stop that resulted in multiple drug charges and turned into ...

February 09, 2017 | 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 ...

February 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Three escape flaming SUV

A driver and two passengers managed to escape the driver's SUV Wednesday afternoon after it burst into flames, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano ...

February 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Remodeled Great Bend Driver License Office reopens Thursday

The newly remodeled driver licensing office in Great Bend is reopening Thursday, the Kansas Department of Revenue announced Wednesday.

February 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Chamber announces 2017 Legislative Coffee dates

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development announced this week that it will host two Legislative Coffee events in the coming weeks, designed to ...

February 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC exercise class

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its early winter sessions of exercise classes.

February 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council reapplies for tax incentive program

Noting that the program is an asset to economic development efforts locally, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved reapplying for the Neighborhood Revitalization ...

February 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Several apply for council seat

The process is underway to fill the vacancy on the Great Bend City Council created by the January resignation of Mike Zinn. At Monday night ...

February 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New policy protects library’s youngest patrons

Librarians walk a fine line, especially children's and teen librarians, between being a professional, and being a babysitter.

February 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Larned student lives his life one day at a time

LARNED - Life as he knew it changed forever, July 4, 2016 for Thomas Robison, a promising basketball player at Larned High School.

February 07, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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