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Putting out fires

The Great Bend Fire Department is conducting Fire Prevention Week throughout the local schools and on Wednesday crews from the department were at Holy Family School to teach students about fire safety.

October 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


County green lights stop signs

Citing limited visibility, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the placement of stop signs at the intersection of NW 70 Avenue and NW 20 Road.

October 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 112 eying bond issue

WILSON - Central Plains Middle School in Bushton could be a template for lighting and HVAC improvements throughout Central Plains Unified School District 112, Superintendent Greg Clark said Tuesday. The district is considering a bond issue to fund similar improvements to its six other buildings scattered among four communities.

October 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Public Library announces new director

After months of strategizing and searching, the Great Bend Public Library and the Central Kansas Library System came to an agreement last week who they wanted to direct both organizations. Monday afternoon, at the Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors meeting, it was announced they had offered the position to Gail Santy, and she accepted. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, she will succeed Harry Willems who was appointed in January 2009 and served as the organization's fifth director, a position he held for nine years.

October 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BCC instructor provides training in Okinawa to US soldiers

Barton Community College Military Schools instructor Lawrence Weber taught a five-day Maintenance Manager course to 24 U.S. Soldiers on the Japanese island of Okinawa in September. Barton was contacted, as being one of the few organizations able to provide the type of training the unit needed.

October 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton accreditation in good standing

Barton Community College has met all criteria for accreditation, Myrna Perkins told the BCC Board of Trustees Tuesday.

October 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jumping in with both feet

New Barton County Treasurer Jim Jordan raised his right hand and took the oath of office from County Clerk Donna Zimmerman early Tuesday morning.

October 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School board seeks architect

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education is ready to create a master plan for future building projects and will hear presentations from architects later this month.

October 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fire chief: No explosions in house fire

Great Bend Fire Chief Luke McCormick said Tuesday there were no explosions in a house fire last Friday, even though that was part of the 911 dispatch.

October 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Superintendent wants to start new student group

Students at Great Bend High School may soon have a say in course offerings and other aspects of school life. Superintendent Khris Thexton plans to start a Student-Superintendent Advisory Council as the second nine weeks of the school year gets underway.

October 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Climate change predicted to reduce size, stature of dominant Midwest plant

MANHATTAN - The economically important big bluestem grass - a dominant prairie grass and a major forage grass for cattle - is predicted to reduce its growth and stature by up to 60 percent percent in the next 75 years because of climate change, according to a study involving Kansas State University researchers.

October 10, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Ellinwood revitalization plan OKed by Barton County Commission

In an effort to help spur improvements in the community, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an interlocal agreement for the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan in Ellinwood.

October 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marijuana found after vehicles collide

A two-vehicle collision with possible injuries was reported at 9:42 a.m. Friday at 18th St. and Baker Ave. Lt. Scott Bieberle at the Great Bend Police Department reports suspected marijuana was found, but no arrests were made at the time. Everyone refused medical treatment at the scene.

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect attempted to hide on roof

Israel Klein was arrested for a Great Bend Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear, at 3:18 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of Main Street. Klein reportedly crawled onto a roof and attempted to hide behind an air conditioning unit.

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cause of Friday's fire undetermined

A Friday afternoon fire at 2607 19th St. appeared suspicious at first, but a closer look found "nothing suspicious," according to Lt. Scott Bieberle at the Great Bend Police Department.

October 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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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


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