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Kansans United for Youth Justice marks Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility closing with art compet

To commemorate the closing of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility and Youth Art Month, Kansans United for Youth Justice today launched an art competition to raise awareness of juvenile justice reform.

March 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

County transfers over $1M in unexpended funds

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution transferring and carrying over 2016 unexpended funds to the capital improvement totalling $496,000 and equipment replacement funds totalling $752,000.

March 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission OKs weather week proclamation

March came in like a lion and those winds whipped the Barton County Courthouse Monday morning.

March 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

‘The time is at hand’

For several years, the county has worked with the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to make improvements to the K-4 Cheyenne Bottoms overlook near Hoisington. The project is finally moving forward.

March 06, 2017 | Work on scenic overlook underway | Local News

Motorist taken to hospital after pickup hits guardrail

A Holyrood man was taken to Clara Barton Hospital on Sunday evening after the pickup he was driving struck a bridge guardrail in Barton County.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Dannebohm arrested following pursuit

A Great Bend man who allegedly led the Barton County Sheriff's Office on a pursuit early Saturday spent the night in Cheyenne Bottoms before being arrested later that morning.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Quilts of Valor February 2017

Handmade quilts were presented to 10 area veterans on Friday, Feb. 24, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. They were made by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor volunteers. The next presentations will be made at 6:45 p.m. on March 31 at the post, 1011 Kansas Ave.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Hoisington youth celebrates birthday by giving

HOISINGTON - Jaci Morris celebrated her seventh birthday by giving instead of receiving. Her wish for her birthday was that no one bring gifts to her party. Instead, guests were asked to simply bring a donation for Kans for Kids.

March 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility both emotional and hopeful

LARNED - The atmosphere was like both a reunion and a wake. There were hugs, tears, and emotional greetings between old friends. Men and women stood side by side, some holding back tears, but all with a sense of hopefulness Friday afternoon as staff of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility gathered for the closing ceremony of the facility. The facility which was dedicated in 2003 and could hold 128 youth is now permanently closed.

March 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Anyone can do CPR...and for many it's one of those nagging, "I-ought-to-learn" things we try to find time for. The Great Bend Fire Department helped several in the community cross that off their to-do lists Saturday morning.

March 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Advanced grant writing workshop coming to Great Bend

Golden Belt Community Foundation will be hosting a one-day advanced grant writing workshop March 22, at the Holiday Inn Express, 3821 10th Street in Great Bend. This workshop is available to area non-profit organizations who wish to learn more advanced grant writing skills needed to successfully submit and obtain grants.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Reading readiness focus as Roosevelt Elementary students celebrate Seuss’ birthday

HOISINGTON - USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry and City Councilwoman Karen Van Brimmer, board members of United Way of Central Kansas, shared their love of reading with Hoisington preschoolers Thursday morning. Each donned a familiar red and white striped hat in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, and read versions of two popular young reader books, "The Little Engine that Could" and "The Wheels on the Bus."

March 03, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Hoisington council says ‘status quo’ will go

HOISINGTON - City Manager Jonathan Mitchell recapped the recent informational meeting concerning the proposed new fire district. While as of yet there hasn't been any strong affirmation from the outlying townships and the City of Susank about moving forward, Hoisington Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jerry Stricker will be following up with individuals over the next week, he said.

March 03, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

City of Hoisington to honor driving range arrangement

HOISINGTON - Since the announcement that the Lovett family will be moving in pursuit of a new employment opportunity, City Manager Jonathan Mitchell reported he has been approached by a local party who would like to purchase the driving range currently operated by the Lovetts. The current arrangement with the city includes a minimal lease in exchange for paying the taxes and keeping the property mown. Mitchell asked the council Monday night if they were willing to continue the arrangement, or even possibly sell the land to the interested party.

March 03, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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Camp Hope to celebrate 35th anniversary

Camp Hope will celebrate its 35th anniversary by inviting all current and former Camp Hope campers, families of campers, and volunteers to a special event ...

September 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Silver Haired Legislature supports senior issues

The Executive Board of the Silver Haired Legislature will take several issues to Topeka next month, said Janice Walker, Barton County's representative.

September 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Changing of the guard

The 731st Light Composite Truck Company at the Kansas Army National Guard Armory in Great Bend will host a Change of Command Ceremony at 10 ...

September 09, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

August marriage and divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

September 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LARNED - Join the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. for a presentation and book signing by Mark Eberle ...

September 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Cherry Village raises funds for Alzheimer’s Association

Cherry Village Benevolence is offering the community an opportunity to get a head start on raising funds for Alzheimer's research, support and education.

September 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Larned City Council revisits pool concerns

LARNED - Depending on what time of the year the discussion of a city swimming pool comes up, it can be seen as either a bane ...

September 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


"Road Closed" signs are springing up on streets around Great Bend as a $2 million street improvement project gets underway.

September 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Singer Anne Tello tour plans Great Bend stop

Recording artist Anne Tello will make a stop in Great Bend this Saturday as she promotes her new single, "Love Transformation." The pop singer is ...

September 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Local literacy programs abound

The kickoff for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Great Bend will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, during Story Time at ...

September 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Longtime 20th Judicial District judge Svaty to retire

TOPEKA - District Judge Ron Svaty, who has served in Ellsworth County in the 20th Judicial District since 2004, will retire Oct. 1.

September 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

PCHS asks Larned City Council for help


September 07, 2017 | 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 ...

September 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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