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Grant would help fully staff fire department

Citing the importance of keeping the fire department fully staffed, the Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a letter of support for Fire Chief Mike Napolitano to apply for a three-year grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

February 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets on sale

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon honoring 2016 inductees, Jean Cavanaugh and Mike Goss, are on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Club at Stone Ridge. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased through Monday, Feb. 13. Tickets will not be available at the door.

February 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


We all have a lot to lose

According to the Kansas Contractors Association, a recent poll found Kansas voters do not agree with how state leaders are spending taxpayer dollars – specifically, the sweeping of $2.7 billion away from the Kansas Department of Transportation to the general fund over the last six years.

February 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Speech Team places fourth

February 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rep. Waymaster picks 4-H Citizenship scholar

TOPEKA - After receiving letters from across the 109th Kansas House District, State Rep. Troy Waymaster has selected Garrett Thielen, 13, from Dorrance, for a scholarship to the 4-H Citizenship in Action Program.

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


TELLING THE WETLAND’S TALE

Although fewer people passed through the doors of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in 2016 than 2015, Site Manager Curtis Wolf Barton County commissioners Monday morning there has been no shortage of activity at the facility.

February 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘I don’t know how they do it’

It may not get a nod from the Academy, but the video Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips publicly premiered Monday morning during the County Commission meeting earned praises from critics.

February 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


LOVE TO SHARE

When Jadisyn Andrasek, 8, overheard her grandmother talking to a friend about the Boxes of Love promotion sponsored by the United Way of Central Kansas, she wanted to help.

February 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


SHOW OF FORCE

The Great Bend Police department recently acquired a special weapons and tactics vehicle that will help the department be ready for any situation the officers may face.

February 04, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Students turn into teachers for experiment

It was a concert with a twist. Band members became teachers and audience members became students. The sixth-grade bands at Park and Lincoln elementary schools each recently held an open house to showcase what they have been learning in band this year, said Don Regehr, band teacher.

February 04, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Emerging ceramic artist hosts free workshop at BCC

Studio potter and Wichita State University professor Brenda Lichman is presenting a free ceramics workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 in T-151 at Barton Community College. Lichman has been a visiting artist at the Shafer Gallery, brought in by art instructor Bill Forst who specializes in ceramics. Forst applied for a mini-grant from the Barton Foundation in August to bring Lichman in for the workshop.

February 04, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Eagles offer early Valentine's Day dinner

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1024 Main, will serve their annual Valentine's Day dinner on Saturday, Feb. 11. The will serve prime rib, green beans, twice baked potato and a salad from 6-8 p.m. The dinner will be $20 per plate or $36 per couple. A DJ will play music from about 8 p.m. until they close.

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Route set for 43rd annual Bike Across Kansas

Registration is now open for the 2017 Biking Across Kansas bicycle tour across the state. The 43rd year of the largest bicycling event in Kansas history - a 513-mile ride across the state - begins on Saturday, June 10.

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chase, shots fired, leads to arrest

Three people were arrested around 3 a.m. Friday after fleeing from Barton County Sheriff's deputies, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The vehicular pursuit began near the 200 block of NE 20 Ave. in Great Bend and ended just east of U.S. 281 near NE 80 Road south of Hoisington. At one point during the chase, one of the occupants fired several rounds from the car.

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


There is no 'delete' for digital content

National speaker Katie Koestner, director of the Take Back the Night Foundation, had some straight talk about digital citizenship, bystander intervention and her own inspiring story, Thursday at Barton Community College.

February 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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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 ...

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 ...

September 10, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Community coat drive begins Monday

People with extra, unwanted coats are encouraged to donate them now for Trinity United Methodist Church's seventh annual Community Coat Re-Distribution event in October ...

September 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Camp Hope to celebrate 35th anniversary

Camp Hope will celebrate its 35th anniversary by inviting all current and former Camp Hope campers, families of campers, and volunteers to a special event ...

September 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Silver Haired Legislature supports senior issues

The Executive Board of the Silver Haired Legislature will take several issues to Topeka next month, said Janice Walker, Barton County's representative.

September 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Changing of the guard

The 731st Light Composite Truck Company at the Kansas Army National Guard Armory in Great Bend will host a Change of Command Ceremony at 10 ...

September 09, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


August marriage and divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

September 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


PAWNEE COUNTY AND THE HISTORY OF KANSAS BASEBALL

LARNED - Join the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. for a presentation and book signing by Mark Eberle ...

September 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cherry Village raises funds for Alzheimer’s Association

Cherry Village Benevolence is offering the community an opportunity to get a head start on raising funds for Alzheimer's research, support and education.

September 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned City Council revisits pool concerns

LARNED - Depending on what time of the year the discussion of a city swimming pool comes up, it can be seen as either a bane ...

September 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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