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Ellinwood Council OKs Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

ELLINWOOD - A small quorum of three Ellinwood City Council members met Monday night in regular session, and took action on a number of business items. However, all three present, Gaila Demel, Ken Lebbin and Alan Brauer, opted to table action concerning options for payment of a proposed bond and authorizing the resolution for bond sale until a full council can be present. That meeting is tentatively planned for the first week of October, and the city will announce the date through the media as soon as it is set.

September 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood man killed in Crash

ELLINWOOD - An Ellinwood man died Tuesday after the bicycle he was riding was hit by a pickup around 11 a.m. in the 500 block of East E St., near the Lakin Comanche Cemetery.

September 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Surge in raccoons with distemper seen

Local veterinarians and the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University are joining forces to warn the public to be on the lookout for raccoons, especially those showing up in the daytime, as they could be infected with canine distemper and be a health threat to dogs.

September 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Central Plains Middle Schoolers attend State Fair Spelling Bee

BUSHTON - The 17th Annual Kansas State Fair Spelling Bee was held at the Encampment Building on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Students participating from Central Plains Middle School-Bushton were Natalie Rolfs, Kristi Weeks, Kassidy Nixon, Hannah Ames, Lane Rolfs, Zoe Wimmer, Melissa Donecker and Lauren Oeser. The first part of the competition was a 30-word written exam. While the written exam was being graded the students enjoyed playing Kansas State Fair Trivia. Forty-three 6th-8th grade students competed in the written part of the exam with 25 qualifying for the oral competition. Kassidy, Kristi, Natalie and Lauren qualified for the oral competition ...

September 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Hoisington City Council approves next steps in CDBG application

HOISINGTON -- Mayor Clayton Williamson opened Monday night's Hoisington City Council meeting with a hearing about the proposed CDBG Wastewater Application, which could pay for up to half the cost of bringing the city into compliance with EPA regulations and requirements for the city's sewage lagoons and pump station. An administrative order currently exists on the lagoons, which requires the city to make changes to the treatment process and also to remove some sludge from the lagoons. .

September 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 428 ready to extend Title I status

Great Bend USD 428's five elementary schools are part of Title 1 - a program that provides federal financial assistance to schools with high percentages of children from low-income families. Now the administration will pursue district-wide Title 1 status, extending the program to the middle school and the high school, Superintendent Khris Thexton said.

September 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'The Lemonade War'

The lemonade stand set up at Monday's school board meeting was a reminder that soon children throughout Great Bend soon will be reading "The Lemonade War," by Jacqueline Davies.

September 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ElderCare offers emergency boxes to homebound clients

Local non-profit entities and private businesses have teamed up to provide emergency food and water to some homebound people in the event of a disaster.

September 12, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Site Council members for 2017-2018 school year selected

Principals at Great Bend USD 428 learning centers submitted names of recommended 2017-2018 Site Council members for their schools. These were approved at Monday's school board meeting:

September 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 will ask state to revoke teacher's license

Special education teacher Alyson Burkhart's resignation was not accepted Monday by the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education. Instead, the board will petition the state to revoke her license for failing to fulfill her contract with the district.

September 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘It’s like family’

With North Korea testing its nukes, hurricanes lashing Texas and Florida and continued threat of terrorist attacks, it may seem like an odd time to look at butter sculptures and eat Pronto Pups. But, that's not the case.

September 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Importance of being ready recognized

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation marking September as Preparedness Month 2017.

September 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Family enhances lives at Cherry Village with memorial piano donation

The spirit of Kenneth and Dolores Corke is living on at Cherry Village Benevolence, thanks to a memorial gift from their children.

September 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Tickets still available for Sunflower Diversified pancake feed

Tickets for the Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner and related raffle are still available from the non-profit agency. All proceeds will directly support infants, toddlers and adults with developmental disabilities and delays.

September 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LWV to hold candidate forum

The League of Women Voters will host a candidates' forum, and all those who have filed for local offices will be invited to speak. It will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Crest Theater,1905 Lakin in Great Bend. Rose Kelly will be the moderator.

September 10, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | 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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