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FEMA denies appeal for federal disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied an appeal made by Governor Sam Brownback regarding a request for a federal disaster declaration for a number of Kansas counties affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding May 22-31, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management announced Friday.

September 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


OTR for Sept. 30, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teachers see success with 'Behavior Matrix'

At the start of the school year at Riley Elementary, students visited several learning stations as they became familiar with their school.

September 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Senior Day features scholarship giveaways

Barton Community College will help area high school seniors plan for their futures at Senior Day, starting at 2 p.m. Nov. 5, with a sign-up deadline of Oct. 31. Those interested can sign up at seniorday.bartonccc.edu.

September 29, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Taking Flight

It was a perfect day, according to the pilots, for taking to the skies for the 2016 Fly Kansas Air Tour. This is a three-day, nine-city celebration of Kansas aviation and one of the stops during this tour was the Great Bend municipal Airport.

September 29, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton County LEPC Meeting

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesdayat the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation on the Great Bend Transload Facility, a discussion on support services from the National Weather Service, and reports from members.

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Sept. 28

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Info sought on stolen boat

Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about the theft of a green Lowe jon boat and trailer, with a tarp. The boat was stolen sometime between Sept. 22 and 25 from a residence at 2800 Williams St. in Great Bend.

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS spikers bring in food donations

The Great Bend Middle School volleyball team is learning about teamwork and giving 100 percent on-and-off the court.

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Appraiser’s Office gathering data to set 2017 values

The Barton County Appraiser's Office is in the process of collecting new construction information and reviewing properties that have sold, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. For each property that has sold, personnel will verify the data on record and take a picture of the property. "These properties assist the office in analyzing the market and market conditions to value properties in the upcoming year," she said.

September 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KS Ed Commissioner Watson visits

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson and Kansas Department of Education Board Member Sally Cauble gathered first-hand information from teachers and students during a quick tour of Great Bend High School on Monday.

September 28, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Dueling Pianos fundraiser slated for Argonne All-Stars

A dinner and dueling pianos show, "Fun Pianos 176 Keys," will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Great Bend Events Center. The fundraiser for the Argonne Rebels All-Star Cheer Team will start with a social hour at 7 p.m., followed by a fried chicken dinner catered by Wheatland Cafe at 7:30 p.m. The two-hour show will begin around 8:30 p.m. and is recommended for mature audiences.

September 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS Jazz Band offers Popcorn & Pop concert

Music fans are invited to join the Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band for Pop and Popcorn at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 4 for the annual Fall Concert. The concert will be in the relaxed atmosphere of the GBHS Jack Kilby Commons Area where audience members can enjoy munching on popcorn, and sipping a pop or bottled water.

September 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


St. Rose offers free flu shots at Oct. 8 drive-thru clinic

Since an annual vaccination is the first step in protection against the flu virus, St. Rose Health Center is once again offering its free drive-thru, flu-shot clinic, Site Manager Zena Jacobs announced.

September 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Student inmate speaks to BCC trustees

Barton Community College student Desmund Cantu spoke to college trustees this week, joining the meeting from Ellsworth Correctional Facility thanks to video conference software.

September 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Estes wins easily in Pawnee, Stafford counties

Republican Ron Estes won a Kansas House seat in Tuesday's special election, the first congressional election since President Donald Trump's victory.

April 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees nominate Johnson for regional award

Members of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees have nominated their chairman, Mike Johnson, for the Regional Trustee Leadership Award of the Association of ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCSO seeks information about wanted man

The Barton County Sheriff Office is seeking the public's assistance on the whereabouts of Chet Whetham.

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday

The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 15 ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Library announces closings

Great Bend Public Library will close at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, and will be closed all day Friday for schedule replacement ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Host ...

April 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Drugs seized in Hoisington residence

HOISINGTON - Two males were arrested Tuesday by the Hoisington Police Department after a search warrant yielded suspected methamphetamine and marijuana in a residence.

April 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Search organized for missing priest

PROTECTION - Father Marvin Reif, 53, walked away from the Protection Valley Manor in Protection, KS on Apr. 3. A priest in the Dodge City Diocese ...

April 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


District searches for new teachers

The search is on for next year's teachers at Great Bend USD 428. When the school board met on Monday, Assistant Superintendent John Popp ...

April 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Two arrests made after vehicle chase

Two people were arrested by a Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy after a vehicle pursuit in Barton County at 7:30 p.m. on ...

April 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


House proposes flat tax, both houses agree to new trms for KPERS

TOPEKA - The House of Representatives has been considering several options to improve the fiscal shape of the State Government's budget. One possible solution which ...

April 10, 2017 | Troy L. Waymaster, State Representative, 109th Kansas House | Local News


Wanted fugitive captured

The Barton County Sheriff deputies arrested Eliseo Velasco Jr. age 28 of Great Bend at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Velasco was a ...

April 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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