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Commission marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Given the number of victims touched by domestic violence, the Barton County Commission Monday morning proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This marks the 30th anniversary of this annual observance.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


One dead, three injured in Friday collision

Names and additional information from a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred Friday evening west of Great Bend were released Monday by the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

October 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor September 2017

Amy Schartz Mellor, Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader, along with members of the group, awarded 11 Quilts of Valor to Kansas veterans on September 29, 2017, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend, Kansas.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pop and Popcorn Jazz Concert Tuesday

Music fans are invited to join the GBHS Panther Jazz Band for Popcorn and Pop at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, This fall concert will be in the relaxed atmosphere of the GBHS Commons Area where attendees can enjoy munching on popcorn and sipping a pop or bottled water.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adult Ed Center offers citizenship classes

Barton Community College will offer citizenship classes beginning Nov. 7 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main in Great Bend. A prerequisite Registration and Orientation session is Nov. 7.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Jolene Biggs seeks Second Ward seat on Great Bend City Council

Jolene Biggs said she would rely on the education she has received from many years of business experience and volunteer work to serve her hometown if elected to the Great Bend City Council.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans service rep to visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 12, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. His schedule is the 2nd Thursday of each month.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Long Pumpkin Patch opened today

September 30, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


NEW FIRE CHIEF IN TOWN

The Great Bend Fire Department welcomed its new Fire Chief Luke McCormick as he has taken over for retired Fire Chief Mike Napolitano. McCormick has goals set for the department, focusing on getting a full staff and on safety for all.

September 30, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fatal crash in Barton County

The Barton County Sheriff Office responded to a two vehicle crash late Friday night where one person was killed and three others were injured just east of the fair grounds entrance on West Barton County Road.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC publishes new 'Prairie Ink'

Editors of Barton Community College's annual literary journal "Prairie Ink" aim to provide a venue for local authors to showcase their creative writing talents and have done so again with the release of the eighth publication.

September 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ah Wilderness

The Barton Community College Theatre Department will present "Ah, Wilderness!" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Fine Arts Auditorium on campus. Tickets are $6 at the door; students admitted free.

September 29, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News


KBI investigating aggravated battery in Ellsworth County

ELLSWORTH COUNTY - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office are investigating an aggravated battery that occurred Thursday night in the town of Lorraine. A 55-year-old man was in critical condition on Friday after sustaining head injury; neighbors reported gunshots had been fired.

September 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Photography exhibit spotlights Santa Fe Trail today

LARNED - Visit the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum between now and Oct. 31 to enjoy a special exhibit by photographer Jeff Dyleski. These modern day images of the Santa Fe Trail explore the swales, ruts, landmarks, and historical sites that are the last remnants of the important commerce route.

September 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Putting out fires

The Great Bend Fire Department is conducting Fire Prevention Week throughout the local schools and on Wednesday crews from the department were at Holy Family ...

October 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


County green lights stop signs

Citing limited visibility, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the placement of stop signs at the intersection of NW 70 Avenue and NW 20 ...

October 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 112 eying bond issue

WILSON - Central Plains Middle School in Bushton could be a template for lighting and HVAC improvements throughout Central Plains Unified School District 112, Superintendent Greg ...

October 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Public Library announces new director

After months of strategizing and searching, the Great Bend Public Library and the Central Kansas Library System came to an agreement last week who they ...

October 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BCC instructor provides training in Okinawa to US soldiers

Barton Community College Military Schools instructor Lawrence Weber taught a five-day Maintenance Manager course to 24 U.S. Soldiers on the Japanese island of Okinawa ...

October 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton accreditation in good standing

Barton Community College has met all criteria for accreditation, Myrna Perkins told the BCC Board of Trustees Tuesday.

October 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jumping in with both feet

New Barton County Treasurer Jim Jordan raised his right hand and took the oath of office from County Clerk Donna Zimmerman early Tuesday morning.

October 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School board seeks architect

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education is ready to create a master plan for future building projects and will hear presentations from architects ...

October 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fire chief: No explosions in house fire

Great Bend Fire Chief Luke McCormick said Tuesday there were no explosions in a house fire last Friday, even though that was part of the ...

October 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Superintendent wants to start new student group

Students at Great Bend High School may soon have a say in course offerings and other aspects of school life. Superintendent Khris Thexton plans to ...

October 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Climate change predicted to reduce size, stature of dominant Midwest plant

MANHATTAN - The economically important big bluestem grass - a dominant prairie grass and a major forage grass for cattle - is predicted to reduce its growth and ...

October 10, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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