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Local general election candidates listed

According to the Barton County Clerk's Office, there are several candidates running in the Nov. 7 general election. These include a number of city, school and other local positions in Barton county.

October 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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


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Zoo news: Swans disappear from Vets Lake

Three of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo's young swans are missing from Veterans Memorial Park. Zoo Supervisor Sara Hamlin is asking anyone with ...

June 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Extreme Ice to give all Thursday revenue to Cook family

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's Extreme Ice snow cone shop will donate all revenue received today, Thursday, June 7, to the family of Ellinwood Middle and High ...

June 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Governor likes what he sees in Great Bend

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer took a look at Great Bend Wednesday afternoon during a quick visit that included a brief tour and conversations with governmental ...

June 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Five arrested during drug bust

Ellinwood Police Department executed a narcotics-related search warrant at 6:36 p.m. on Tuesday at 208 West B street, Ellinwood. Arrested at the scene ...

June 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned considers how to finance a pool

LARNED - With record high temperatures tempting residents out to the Larned City Pool to beat the heat, it was no surprise Monday evening's city ...

June 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Judge: ‘No smoking gun’ in emails

Judge dismisses motion to recuse prosecutor

June 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Congressman Marshall draws line in sand on immigration

WASHINGTON D.C.- Today Congressman Marshall addressed the House floor to address the sluggish pace of immigration reform in Congress. Rep. Marshall called on his ...

June 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Road closing for culvert replacement

The Barton County Road and Bridge Department will close 2 miles of SE 20 Road from SE 60 Avenue to SE 80 Avenue to replace ...

June 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suchy retires as public works director

With regrets, the Great Bend City Council Monday night reluctantly approved the retirement of long-time Public Works Director Charlie Suchy. In a letter to the ...

June 04, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Still ‘Rolling out the Barrel’

A rollicking good time was had by members of the Sunflower Polka Club Sunday, June 3, at the Great Bend Columbus Club. Around 150 people ...

June 04, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


‘It touches everyone’

The theme for this year's Relay for Life of Barton County is "Super Heros Wanted." The Barton County Commission Monday morning answered the call ...

June 04, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend woman dies, others injured in two-vehicle collision

ELLSWORTH - A Great Bend woman died following a two-vehicle crash 1 mile north of Ellsworth at 2:17 p.m. Saturday. Five others were injured.

June 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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