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Commission OKs new radio tower

The horizon of northern Barton County will change in the coming months after the Barton County Commission Monday morning blessed Midwest Energy's plan to erect a 350-foot comminations tower north of Susank.

January 29, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


911 to replace failing recording system

Sometimes, it is important to have a record of exactly what a caller to 911 says, for both safety and crime-fighting efforts. But, Barton County Communications' current recorder is on the fritz and the County Commission Monday morning approved replacing it.

January 29, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KBOR president weighs in on concurrent enrollment

A proposal to provide five college courses concurrent with high school classes is gaining support in Topeka. Blake Flanders, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Board of Regents, talked about the plan Friday during a visit to the Barton Community College campus.

January 27, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Branson eligible for parole hearing

Robin Lee Branson, the man convicted of two murders committed during Great Bend liquor store robberies in 1982, is eligible for a parole hearing in May for possible parole in June.

January 27, 2018 | Susan Thacker | 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 conditional use permit for Midwest Energy to build a communications tower near Susank, the 2020 High Risk Rural Roads program application and a replacement recording system for 911.

January 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Success requires thick skin and good mentors

The writings of Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld have really struck a chord, leaving an impression on her colleagues around Kansas, as well as women around the world.

January 27, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local student meets with Justice Clarence Thomas

Great Bend native and Hoisington High School graduate Katherine Schmitt got a unique opportunity Thursday. Schmitt, who is a student Kansas State University, met with United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

January 26, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Crash sends Albert man to hospital

An Albert man was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital after the pickup he was driving went off West Barton County Road, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Randy L. Miller sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

January 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Eyes on the future: Circles

Thursday night, Circles of Central Kansas, sponsored by Youth Core Ministries of Greeensburg, held the first graduation ceremony of the Barton County Getting Ahead program. Ten graduates were honored. Three shared what they learned over the past six months and shared the goals they've set as they begin their new futures.

January 26, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Funds sought for Riley Elementary sign

Riley School is $1,000 closer to its goal of having an electronic sign on 10th Street.

January 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend police chief names new lieutenants

Great Bend Police Chief David Bailey and Human Resources Director Randy Keasling of have named two new Police Lieutenants. The announcements were made Thursday afternoon.

January 25, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | 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.

January 25, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Being ready

There are two new vehicles behind the firehouse doors for the Great Bend Fire Department, thanks to some recent additions.

January 24, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Kansas may consider more tuition-free courses

The Kansas Legislature is looking at a plan for colleges and high schools to provide concurrent credit in five classes with no tuition charge to the students.

January 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


No changes to rabies resolution

The Barton County Health Department held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the Barton County rabies resolution, and if there is a need for an update to the existing regulations.

January 24, 2018 | Russ Edem | 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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