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KBI probe involves ex-county administrator

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations involving an office within the Barton County government, KBI Communications Director Melissa Underwood confirmed.

December 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 personnel discussions continue

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education held a quick meeting Thursday evening to discuss personnel matters. It was the second special meeting this week and in both cases the board called for executive sessions that were closed to the public. The Kansas Open Meetings Act allows non-elected personnel to be discussed in executive session in order to protect the privacy of persons being discussed.

December 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kenneth N. Parten 1933 - 2016

ST. JOHN - Kenneth N. Parten, 83, passed away Dec. 5, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital in Stafford. Born on Feb. 1, 1933, at Prather Hill, he was the son of Carl and Ruth (Mann) Parten. On Sept. 14, 1952, he married Jan (Huffman) at St. John. He was owner-operator of Parten Oil and Gas Co. He was a former councilman and mayor for the City of St. John.

December 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group meeting

The Barton County Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group will have a speaker to discuss the legal and financial concerns of families dealing with Alzheimer's at 7 p.m. on Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway Avenue in Great Bend. Mary Drake with Clinkscales Elder Law Practice, PA will be at the meeting to provide information and answer questions. If questions about the support group, please contact Brenda Fries, 620-617-5992.

December 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board announces special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. today at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. The agenda calls for the board to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters.

December 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Christmas past

Live music, refreshments and a glimpse into rural life and holiday traditions from days gone by can be enjoyed this Sunday, Dec. 11 during the Barton County Historical Society's annual Ghosts of Christmas Past open house.

December 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


You snooze, you lose

Drowsiness and driving is a dangerous combination, comparable to drinking and driving. With the holidays upon us, people are aware of the hazards of being drunk behind the wheel, but may not realize that being sleepy can be fatal as well.

December 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCHD praises USD 431 for Walking School Bus program

HOISINGTON - At the last Hoisington USD 431 Board of Education meeting of the semester, every seat was taken, and for some late arrivals, it was standing room only. The visitors, it turns out, were seniors who were there to meet a requirement of their high school government class. Each student must attend a BOE meeting during the first semester, and for many, the Tuesday night meeting was their last opportunity.

December 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

December 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Holiday musical

Holy Family School's annual music program can be seen at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Barton Community College's Fine Arts Auditorium. The program features songs from all classes, with the fifth and sixth graders presenting the musical, "Dr. Newheart's Christmas Cure."

December 07, 2016 | Public can attend early show | Local News


Volunteers team up to build toys at FHSU

With light snow falling and Santa's elves hard at work, it seemed a little like Christmas Saturday morning in Fort Hays State University's Davis Hall.

December 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police department, bandshell improvements advancing

A pair of projects long in the planning are moving forward, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night.

December 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City of Larned approves installation of tennis backboards

The Larned City Council met for a brief meeting Monday night. After discussing and approving the monthly appropriations ordinance, Mayor William Nusser noted that the agenda item concerning the discussion of a potential wind energy opportunity for the city would be removed. Council members then heard a report from Junior City Council member Kaylyn Millen, who opened her presentation by quizzing council members and the mayor about county trivia. Then, she shared what she and other junior members had learned earlier that day during their visit to the Pawnee County Courthouse where they met with county commissioners.

December 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Senior Companion Volunteers recognized for their service

Beverly Prescott of Larned and Delores Burgardt of Great Bend were honored for their service and support to frail and disabled adults through the Senior Companion Program at the in-service meeting and holiday luncheon held in November. Prescott has served 13 years as a companion; Burgardt was honored for five years.

December 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Family Crisis Center, 1924 Broadway Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Shelly Peacock with greeters Mike Fortkamp and Cindy Brooke. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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GBFD responds to three weekend fire calls

The Great Bend Fire Department was busy with three fire calls over the weekend, Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

June 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


May marriage and divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Insurance on BCC trustees' agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 13, to approve renewing insurance proposals. The board will meet at ...

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kaiser sentenced on sexting case

Todd Eric Kaiser, the former Great Bend High School track coach convicted of sexual exploitation of a child, has been placed on three years of ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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