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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Quality Inn, 3500 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Cole Reif and Amanda Baxter. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County out nearly 50k in email scam

First, the good news. Barton County's digital firewall and security was not breached when County Treasurer's Office fell for an email scam asking for the wiring of $48,600 to a bank in Georgia.

May 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Dispatcher Liz Nolan passionate about her career

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one story in a monthly series about Barton County law enforcement.

May 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Saturday night shooting leaves GB man wounded

Great Bend Police Department have identified a suspect in a Saturday night shooting that left a Great Bend man wounded. As of Sunday, authorities continued to follow up on leads in the case.

May 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Research proves the young brain is learning, adapting constantly

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two stories related to early childhood development and research compiled at Harvard University's Center for the Developing Child.

May 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


District Court Roundup: Defense says murder charges will be dropped

The attorney for one of three men facing charges of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary has asked that his client be released from wearing an electronic monitoring device, now that the murder charge is to be dropped. This is one of several felony cases in Barton County District Court that the Great Bend Tribune is following.

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jefferson School Pie in the Face contest

Jefferson school won the Pie in the Face contest for best USD 428 payroll participation for United Way of Central Kansas for the second year in a row. Mr. Brad Reed, USD 428 Superintendent and Mr. Art Baker, Jefferson School Principal receive a pie in the face at a school assembly. Paige Stegman was the school representative and led the charge. Art Baker, school principal was also a positive force in the Jefferson win. "We believe in United Way of Central Kansas and the community and are willing to do anything for the cause." said USD #428 Superintendent Brad Reed.

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Volunteers recognized for community service

Senior Companions Juanita Lumpkins of Great Bend and Judi Welch of Larned, and Foster Grandparent volunteer, Hubert Brown of Olmitz were honored for their service to individuals in the community at the Senior Corps In-service meeting held in Great Bend on May 19th. Lumpkins has served 12 years with the program, Welch four years and Brown has been a Foster Grandpa for eight years.

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Park visitors asked to leave firewood at home

Headed to one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' lakes for the upcoming holiday weekend? David Hoover, a Conservation Biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District is asking park visitors to leave their firewood at home.

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mental Heath Awareness Day teaches ‘no stigma’

A bounce house and a beanbag toss, face painting and free popcorn were all part of the carnival atmosphere Friday in the parking lot at The Center for Counseling and Consultation in Great Bend. The event was Mental Health Awareness Day.

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Experts hope mental health kiosks can save lives

In the future, central Kansas residents may be able to check their mental health as easily as they can now check their blood pressure while visiting the pharmacy at a big-box store.

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin announces summer reading program

CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library invites all children, preschool through 6th grade, to attend the Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is, "On Your Mark, Get Set - READ."

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to revisit overtime rule

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime laws when the board meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The board first looked at the issue in February. The final rule has been issued and takes effect on Dec. 1; it applies to salaried employees with "exempt" status, raising their minimum salary levels. Barton's solution would probably be a mix of increasing some salaries, moving some employees to hourly and redefining positions.

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Email scam on County Commission agenda

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 discussion about the Treasurer's Office and the email scam, a supplemental agreement for the High Risk Rural Roads program and a gas line that is interfering with a bridge project east of Great Bend.

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Perfect attendance celebrated at USD 428

USD 428 elementary schools celebrated the end of the 2015-2016 school year last week, each in their own unique ways. They promoted kindergarten students and sixth graders, recognized good citizenship and good grades, and students who had near perfect and perfect attendance were given special recognition. School administrators, representatives from Barton Community College, and a group of 34 patron donors made sure the students who strove all year to make it to school on time understood how proud they should be for showing that level of dedication to their education.

May 20, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Trooper Robinson patrols roadways

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is part of a series featuring local law-enforcement officers. Today's article focuses on a Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) master ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Cookie Contest sure to be fun and festive

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC theater dept. to host Original Playwright Series

The theater department at Barton Community College is calling for original plays from the community for its Original Playwright Series. Three of the submitted plays ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commodities available Monday

Commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at 1305 Patton Road. Recipients must bring two forms of identification, such as ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee Co. Health Department is No. 1

OVERLAND PARK - The Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD) recognized Pawnee County Health Department as the 2016 Local Health Department of the Year during ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County accepts federal money to improve high-risk roads

Action taken by the Barton County Commission on Monday could make it easier to win competitive grants for road safety features, County Engineer Barry McManaman ...

November 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


It takes a village

ELLINWOOD - After the turkey is eaten, and your family is thinking about ways to make this holiday season one to remember, one suggestion is to ...

November 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Holidays are here

"For the blessings we enjoy - for the happiness that is ours, we ought to be grateful. Our hearts should blossom with thankfulness." - Robert Ingersoll

November 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GIVE. MATCH. VOTE.

There should be a name for the six-day period that starts on the fourth Thursday of November. After all, five of the days are already ...

November 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Happy Thanksgiving

Today the Great Bend Tribune shares photos submitted by Great Bend USD 428 elementary schools prior to the start of the Thanksgiving break.

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hilltop Singers to host Jingle Bell Swing

Area residents are invited to kick up their heels at the Barton Community College Jingle Bell Swing big-band dance from 8–11 p.m. Friday ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Shot fired through store window

Crime Stoppers is asking the public's help in finding out who shot a .45-caliber bullet through a window at Hejny Liquor store, located at ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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