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Hoisington City Council awarded critical CDBG grant

HOISINGTON - Good news for the City of Hoisington last week in the form of a congratulatory letter from Governor Sam Brownback. "I am pleased to award the City of Hoisington a Community Improvement grant of $600,000 through the Kansas Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program This award will provide the needed financing for your sewer project," the letter stated.

January 24, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City of Hoisington says ‘no’ to renewing IBEC Union contract in place for 75 years

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council Monday night chose not to renew a contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 304, which as been effective since Sept. 14, 1942.

January 24, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Riley Elementary to host school board

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Jan. 25, at Riley Elementary School, 1515 10th St. The monthly luncheon meeting will feature a building report by Riley Principal Joann Blevins and other staff members regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts.

January 23, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New BCC dance instructor plans to take program to new heights

Editor's note: Danika Bielek's contract as an instructor of dance at Barton Community College was approved at Tuesday's BCC Board of Trustees meeting. This feature was written by Barton's Director of Public Information Brandon Steinert. Additional meeting notes are by Tribune staff.

January 23, 2018 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Reality U multi-school pilot unique

HOISINGTON - USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry attended the first Great Bend Middle School Reality U program two years ago. He recognized its value and went to work with United Way of Central Kansas to bring the program to Hoisington.

January 23, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Human trafficking a problem locally

When it comes to the insidious crime of human trafficking, Barton County is not immune.

January 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood Community Soup Supper to benefit those in need

The Ellinwood Community Soup Supper will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the St. Joseph Parish Center. Diners' freewill donations will be used by the Ellinwood Area Churches Ministerial Alliance to help provide financial assistance to Ellinwood residents who need help from time to time.

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Three centuries of service

Noting the value longevity of service brings to Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning recognized county employees for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of continuous service. In all, those honored have racked up 350 years working for the county.

January 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Groups draw Commissioner Big Game Permits

PRATT - At the Jan. 11 Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission meeting in Milford, seven lucky conservation organizations drew Commissioner Big Game Permits as part of a unique program that raises funding for conservation. The Commission Big Game Permit program allows local chapters of nonprofit organizations based or operating in Kansas that actively promote wildlife conservation and the hunting and fishing heritage to apply for big game permits. Once drawn, organizations can then sell the permits to raise funds.

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rep. Marshall’s Statement on Government Shut-down

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. issued the following statement after Senate Democrats voted against the bill to keep our government open and extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

January 20, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Spelling Bee winners

BY VERONICA COONS

January 20, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood K of C soup supper announced

Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a soup sampler from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, at St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd. A wide variety of soups will be available to sample. The meal includes dessert and drink.

January 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


EduKan Audit on BCC agenda

Esther Lahargoue, chief executive officer of EduKan, will present the online learning consortium's audit report to the Barton Community College Board of Trustees when the board meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce needs and the approval of new personnel.

January 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GB student wins Instagram photo contest

Two of her favorite worlds - social media and photography - recently collided and Molly Kaiser came out a winner. But more than the $20 she won in the Instagram photography contest, she now has national contest recognition to add to her resume.

January 20, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Driver in 2015 head-on collision faces felony charges

Heather Cash and her mother Candace Lampe, both critically injured in a head-on crash south of Great Bend in 2015, testified Friday in Barton County District Court, describing the extent of their injuries. Lafe Kern, the driver of the other vehicle, has been charged with four counts of aggravated battery while driving under the influence of drugs.

January 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Sex offender sentenced in district court

In a press release issued Monday, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said the past week was a busy one for her office:

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to look at tuition

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review tuition and fees when it meets for a study session at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb ...

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Attorney’s Office accused of misconduct

An emotional Denise Rankin pleaded with Barton County Commissioners Monday morning to take action against County Attorney Amy Mellor and her assistant Douglas Matthews, alleging ...

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Dark Web

Like the tip of an iceberg, the portion of the interest that you and Google can see is a small portion of a larger structure ...

February 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon honoring 2017 inductees Larry Becker and James Calcara are on sale in the Activities ...

February 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


CABIN FEVER CURE

It was the kind of day that the "Cat in the Hat" liked to visit "Sally" and her brother. Cold and miserable, with nothing to ...

February 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CABIN FEVER CURE

It was the kind of day that the "Cat in the Hat" liked to visit "Sally" and her brother. Cold and miserable, with nothing to ...

February 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Don’t drive drowsy

The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fatality crash in Edwards County

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a fatality crash at 9:05 p.m. on Thursday in the 800 block of Colony Street in the ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Flexible learning styles

All kids have the wiggles even when they are trying to sit still. Instead of fighting that tendency, Priscilla Rose, fourth-grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary ...

February 09, 2018 | By Jennifer Schartz Great Bend USD 438 | Local News


Senator Roberts: Bipartisan Budget Act Avoids Shutdown; Funds Key Priorities for Nation

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee and Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today said ...

February 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Floor repairs on county agenda

The Barton County Commission will discuss repairs to the Barton County Office Building at 12th and Kansas when it meets at 9 a.m. Monday ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop Coming

The Pilot Club of Great Bend is sponsoring an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Workshop set for Saturday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Retiring Fort Riley Soldier uses OSHA classes at Barton Community College to transition to civilian

The transition to civilian life can be a drastic and stressful adjustment for Soldiers, but when Sgt. 1stClass Craig Jacobs walks into a Barton Community ...

February 09, 2018 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


School calendars on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will vote on school calendars for the next two years when it meets at 5 p.m ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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