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Marshall meets with ethanol producers

LYONS – On Saturday, Congressman Marshall, M.D. met with ethanol producers and agriculture industry leaders at the Kansas Ethanol LLC facility to discuss the preservation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and current Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) structure. In the discussion, producers made it clear that a cap on RINs would have serious implications on the Big First.

March 12, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Senior Food Box Sign-up Monday

Barton County residents who are interested in participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for Seniors are encouraged to attend a Walk-In sign up event on Monday, March 12, 9:30 to 11:30 am, at the RSVP Office, 1025 Main, Great Bend, KS.

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 431 receives $20,000 EPA grant

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington school district is one of 20 Kansas school districts to be awarded $640,000 from the Environmental to replace older diesel school buses. It's part of a $8.7 million nationwide effort to replace or retrofit 452 older diesel school buses in order to reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems such as asthma and lung disease. Districts will receive rebates through EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding.

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


DIGGING IN

Editor's note: Veronica Coons participated in the Cottonwood Extension District's Master Gardener training class, the subject of this report.

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KDOT announces approved February bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Feb. 21 in Topeka. Some of the bids may include multiple projects that have been bundled based on proximity and type of work.

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FROM THE DOME TO HOME

Last Session, the Government, Technology, and Security Committee was created to evaluate Cybersecurity making sure a system is in place to protect citizens and state government from dangerous attacks and breaches on personal and critical data. Kansas has not been immune from cyberattacks and release of personal information. This Committee advanced two measures to the House for debate.

March 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GETTING HIS SHOT

ALBERT - In 1986, the Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt was established as an economic development tool for El Dorado. Partnering with the National Wild Turkey Federation, it has since brought together the sitting Governor of Kansas, leaders of business and industry, guest celebrities, the media and outdoor enthusiasts for a three-day weekend of hunting and fellowship.

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Salina crooner coming to Jazz Festival

The 24th Annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will feature vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina, as well as the Prairie Winds Show Band and the GBHS Panther Jazz Band.

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bunny Hunt

The Kansas Bowhunters Association's annual Bunny Hunt got underway Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Between searches for cottontail, members enjoyed archery target shooting and the chance to relax outdoors among friends.

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Legislative Coffee

The second of two Legislative Coffees was held Saturday at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, with about 20 people coming to hear Sen. Mary Jo Taylor (R-Stafford) and Rep. Troy Waymaster (R-Bunker Hill.)

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBMS hosting Cottonwood District Regional 4-H Day

Regional 4-H Day activities start this evening at 5:30 p.m. at Great Bend Middle School, said Cottonwood District 4-H and Youth Development Extension Agent Berny Unruh. The public is invited to attend.

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


Larned group takes message to Topeka

LARNED - At Larned's February city council meeting, Larned City Councilman Kim Barnes noted it had been a long time since Larned had made contact with the legislature in Topeka. Community feedback over reports that districts in the eastern part of the state were pushing to change long-standing protocols for evaluating mentally ill patients, and the closure of the juvenile correctional facility in Larned in 2017, prompted him to suggest perhaps it had been too long.

March 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Clara Barton Hospital assessment finds greater access to mental health services tops list

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital hosted a town hall meeting on March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center, where hospital health-care officials were joined by representatives of the City of Hoisington, Barton County Health Department, USD 431, and citizens of the area to discuss the results of the recently completed community health needs survey which produced over 293 respondents.

March 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Town Hall Topics: Health Care

The results of a recent online survey of community health services were reviewed Thursday during a town-hall meeting at the Holiday Inn Express. Mental health and drug abuse were among the top areas of concern.

March 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Student 'investors' learn Wall Street tactics

They may not be ready for Wall Street, but three Great Bend High School students are one step closer. And so are nearly two dozen of their classmates.

March 08, 2018 | By Jennifer Schartz Great Bend USD 428 | Local News


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Girl Scouts honors dedicated volunteers

WICHITA - Thirty Northwestern Kansas residents were recognized at the Annual Meeting and Recognition Breakfast on April 7 with special awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas ...

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Take it back!

After squeezing all the toothpaste out of a tube, Great Bend High School students in their advisory class find putting it back in a challenge ...

April 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Makings retires from Sunflower Diversified Services after 25 years

Ladeska "Decky" Makings was diagnosed with polio when she was only 4 years old. She and a friend who had been in treatment together were ...

April 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Volunteer for ‘Keep It Clean Kansas’ state park cleanup

TOPEKA – Whether you're looking for a way to gain some volunteer hours or simply just feel like "giving back," consider volunteering for the 2018 ...

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas license plates to undergo makeover

TOPEKA - License plates for newly registered cars in Kansas are undergoing a makeover.

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


March Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS offers ‘Solos & Ensemble Night 2018’

Great Bend High School will have a "Solos & Ensemble Night" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the GBHS Band Room.

April 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Red Shoes & Bunco Too

The Family Crisis Center has special events planned for two nights this month in Great Bend. All proceeds will benefit the Family Crisis Center Inc ...

April 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘Science Magic’ coming to BCC Planetarium

Tim Folkerts, director of the Barton Community College Planetarium, will present the free program "Science Magic" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the ...

April 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High school artists featured at Barton Community College

Art by area high school students will be on display this week, April 9-13, at Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery. The gallery is ...

April 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


RSVPs needed for Summer Street Stroll market vendors meeting

Thursday, April 12, is the last day to sign up to attend the market vendors meeting that will be held at 5:30 p.m ...

April 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Second Circles group forming

A new Circles of Central Kansas group will start on Thursday, April 19. This program aims to reduce poverty in Barton County by turning to ...

April 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Outstanding teachers honored

Two well-deserving educators from USD 428 have been recognized for teaching excellence by being named the district's Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year.

April 06, 2018 | By Jennifer Schartz Great Bend USD 428 | Local News


Watson inducted into hall of fame

The West Kansas Chapter of the National Speech and Debate Association proudly announces the induction of Barbara Watson, Great Bend High School speech and debate ...

April 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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