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Ellinwood City Council moves forward with 2018 flood control and street projects

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council includes a new face as of Tuesday night. Newly elected councilman Jon Prescott was sworn in privately on Monday, Jan. 8, by Ellinwood City Clerk Kim Schartz. Mayor Irlan Fullbright and Councilman Alan Brauer also visited Schartz Monday at the city offices for their swearing in.

January 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Winter Homecoming Seniors

Great Bend High School seniors who are Winter 2018 Homecoming candidates are pictured. Front row, from left: Mindy Wittig, Shaley Sciacca, Gentry Schneider, Baleigh Fry; back row, Donovan Paden, Isaac Panzer, Trevor Fehr, Grant Keller.

January 10, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBHS 2018 Winter Homecoming Court

GBHS 2018 Winter Homecoming Court

January 10, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kansas considers cutting hours needed for college degrees

Changes being discussed by the Kansas Board of Regents and the Kansas Board of Education include reducing the number of credit hours needed for bachelor's and associate degrees, and coordinating the price of tuition for dual high school/college credits. Both could reduce the revenue at Barton Community College and other institutions.

January 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barbara Millard receives Great Bend Greater Award

It wasn't easy to schedule time with Barbara Millard so she could receive the Great Bend Greater Award.

January 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


PASSING THE GAVEL

HOISINGTON - A new mayor and council member, along with re-elected council members, were sworn in by Hoisington City Clerk Donita Crutcher at the start of the city council meeting Monday night. This was followed by an official passing of the gavel from outgoing Mayor Clayton Williamson to newly elected Mayor Dalton Popp. Williamson was recognized for 15 years of service to the city. Councilman Gerald Donovan, Ward 1, was also recognized for his service to the city, which began in 2009. Becky Steiner, a write-in candidate, was elected and agreed to fill his chair.

January 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Riley’s Tanner Dahlke wins Kansas Horizon Award

Tanner Dahlke's hands-on, sometimes crazy approach to education at Riley Elementary School has earned him a state award after his first year as a teacher.

January 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Yoga Central, 6003 10th St., at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dave Storjohann and Cindy Brooke. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New instructor brings expertise in fiber arts, skilled in multiple genres

It takes a person with a certain amount of natural creativity to sign up for a metalsmithing class and wind up learning to both sew and weld. That's the level of creative license Alyssa Bliven has embraced throughout her career in art and art education, and so far it has served her and her students well. She said she has no intention to change her approach as Barton's newest adjunct art instructor, which will have her teaching Fiber Art and Elementary Art.

January 09, 2018 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


USD 428 pursues share of $27M grant

New and retiring board of education members for Great Bend USD 428 received pies from Perkins at Monday's meeting.

January 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Monday's USD 428 Board of Education meeting

Monday's meeting at a glance

January 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


A changing of the guard

The new City of Great Bend governing body members officially took their seats in the City Council chambers at City Hall after taking their oaths during a special council meeting Monday afternoon.

January 08, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Search warrant executed in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - An Ellinwood man was arrested on drug charges last Friday after the Ellinwood Police Department, with the assistance of the Barton County Sheriff's Office, executed a search warrant at a residence at 409 East First St.

January 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


National Hat Day inspires Rec contest

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will celebrate National Hat Day on Jan. 15 by sponsoring a favorite hat contest. The contest will run until noon on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

January 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bieberle named Police Captain

Great Bend Police Chief David Bailey and Human Resources Director Randy Keasling announced Friday that police Lt. Scott Bieberle has been promoted to the rank of captain. Bieberle has been with the Great Bend Police Department since 1992, most recently serving as lieutenant for the Patrol Division.

January 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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County announces Presidents Day closings

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the ...

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sex offender sentenced in district court

In a press release issued Monday, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said the past week was a busy one for her office:

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to look at tuition

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review tuition and fees when it meets for a study session at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb ...

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Attorney’s Office accused of misconduct

An emotional Denise Rankin pleaded with Barton County Commissioners Monday morning to take action against County Attorney Amy Mellor and her assistant Douglas Matthews, alleging ...

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Dark Web

Like the tip of an iceberg, the portion of the interest that you and Google can see is a small portion of a larger structure ...

February 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon honoring 2017 inductees Larry Becker and James Calcara are on sale in the Activities ...

February 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


CABIN FEVER CURE

It was the kind of day that the "Cat in the Hat" liked to visit "Sally" and her brother. Cold and miserable, with nothing to ...

February 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CABIN FEVER CURE

It was the kind of day that the "Cat in the Hat" liked to visit "Sally" and her brother. Cold and miserable, with nothing to ...

February 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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