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USD 431 BOE expands fundraising policy to HMS

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington USD 431 board of education met Monday, Oct. 2 at the District Office. The board reviewed a district policy on fundraising which was approved in 2015, and approved extending the reach of the policy to the middle school classes.

October 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Something a little different this week.

October 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Flu season could be bad

With the 2017 influenza season looming, the Barton County Health Department is warning it may be a bumpy ride.

October 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Treasurer Jordan hopes to improve county’s image

Mistakes made by the Barton County Treasurer's Office in recent years haven't gone unnoticed across the state. The new County Treasurer, Jim Jordan, said it will take time to improve his department's image.

October 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Baker named Correctional Education Services coordinator

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees approved two new employees when it met Tuesday. Ashley Reed will be a part-time assistant care provider and Chris Baker is the new coordinator of Correctional Education Services.

October 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Climate expert to speak at Jack Kilby Science Day

An expert on climate change will be the keynote speaker when Barton Community College hosts the 14th Annual Jack Kilby Science Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 20.

October 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Architects vie for USD 428

Representatives from three architectural firms met with the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education on Monday as the board prepares to develop a master plan for capital outlay projects.

October 24, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Public health, poverty intertwined

In Shelly Schneider's four years as Barton County health director, three things have become abundantly clear to her.

October 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fire suspected to be due to arson

Barton County Sheriff's officers responded to 210 North U.S. 281 for a vehicle fire at 11 p.m. on Monday and it is believed to be a case of arson, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

October 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington City Council moves forward with energy project

The Hoisington City Council voted Monday night to move ahead with an energy project through Kansas Municipal Energy Agency to buy electricity from the Buckeye Wind Energy Center Project near Hays. This could save the city $30,000 dollars annually in energy costs.

October 24, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Run-down homes a scary sight

It's not the "Night of the Living Dead," nor are the living dead roaming the streets of Great Bend. But, what some call zombie houses can create nightmares for city officials.

October 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County sees lower jobless rate

TOPEKA - Despite hurricanes that impacted national jobless numbers, Kansas employment remains robust, the Kansas Department of Labor reported Friday.

October 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Alcohol funds fight substance abuse

Barton County's Special Alcohol Fund money will help keep kids from getting involved with drugs and help those who are trying to get their lives back on track, it was announced at the County Commission meeting Monday morning.

October 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 Foundation to host coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD 428 Foundation, 201 S. Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Dave Storjohann, Barry Bowers and Brett Behrends. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS Debate teams place

October 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Hoisington Mayoral race ends with Popp on top

Around the county, voters elected mayors and city council and school board members, and Ellinwood also elected trustees to the Ellinwood Hospital District. The big ...

November 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


The ballots are in

Election day has come and gone for 2017, and the ballots are in, even though they won't become official until Monday when the votes ...

November 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Sales tax passes

A ballot question that extends Great Bend's quarter-cent sales tax for 10 more years was approved Tuesday. The sales tax is used for street ...

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bridge replacement finally on track

It's been a long road, but a contract to replace a bridge one mile east of Great Bend on East Barton County Road was ...

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New faces on Great Bend City Council

Dan Dan the Magic Man is now Dan the city councilman.

November 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC to host Defensive Driving course

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Barton County Farm Bureau will host a Defensive Driving course from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20-21 ...

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC to host ‘Winter Tree and Shrub Care’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Winter Tree and Shrub Care" on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from noon ...

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Belt Veterans Memorial Veterans Day Program

1:30 p.m., Saturday, November 11,2017, Veterans Day

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Election polling locations listed

On Tuesday, Barton County voters will head to the polls to cast ballots in a general election featuring several city/school elections, as well as ...

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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