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Quilts of Valor June 2017

Twelve veterans were presented with Quilts of Valor on June 30 at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180. Quilts were presented by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor. Various volunteers make the quilt tops, and the quilting is done by Barton County Attorney Amy Schartz Mellor.

July 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Strike it rich

The long-awaited opening of the 2017 Barton County Fair is upon us. Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, people will begin checking in livestock and exhibits at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. Soon the fun will start.

July 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

New county zoning regs complete

Barton County Environmental Manager Judy Goreham has completed the most recent update to the county Zoning Regulations Version II which included provisions for commercial solar facilities, commercial agricultural product storage facilities and a new definition for "structures," the County Commission was told Monday morning.

July 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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July 03, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News

County audit a clean one

Barton County received a clean audit report Monday morning, however auditors warned of lingering problems within the County Treasurer's Office.

July 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Weekend reports include burglary, sex offense

Barton County law enforcement incident logs from the weekend show officers making a drug bust on Friday, thwarting a burglary on Saturday, and assisting a victim of a sexual assault early Sunday.

July 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Marshall announces July Listening Tour

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall will begin his July Listening Tour on Thursday, July 6. Constituents are encouraged to attend and ask questions. This will make 35 listening tour stops this year, separate from other public events attended.

July 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Two fires reported Saturday

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to two fires on Saturday.

July 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Birthright concession stands will help moms

Birthright will be running a concession stand at the Barton County Fair in Expo I starting Wednesday, July 5, and continuing through Saturday.

July 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Lego fun

The Great Bend Recreation Center offered a four-day Lego Camp this past week. Children and some of their finished creations are pictured.

July 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

USD 428 ends Fiscal Year

Thursday morning was Khris Thexton's final Board of Education meeting as interim superintendent of Great Bend USD 428. His appointment to the superintendent's position became official on Saturday.

July 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

County offices to close for July 4

Barton County business offices, the Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the landfill will be closed on Tuesday for the Independence Day Holiday7. Emergency services will be in normal operation on that day.

July 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

County Commission meets Monday, City Council meet Wednesday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Wednesday evening.

July 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend USD 428 administrators, Tim Friess, Great Bend High School principal; Christie Gerdes, Barton County Special Services director; Phil Heeke, Park School principal; and Daryl Moore, GBHS assistant principal; work as a team to lift a hula hoop with two fingers as they participate in Mandt training Wednesday morning at the District Education Center. The Mandt system is designed to safely address the behavior of students in difficult situations.

July 01, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

4-H Dog Show & Agility

Early events for the Barton County Fair continued Saturday with the 4-H dog show, obedience and agility contests.

July 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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Farmers Market vendors meeting set

Area fruit and vegetable growers, honey producers, community artists and makers of crafts who are interested in participating in the Great Bend Summer Street Stroll ...

March 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBHS absences doubled on March 7

The number of students absent from Great Bend High School on Wednesday was about double the usual, Great Bend USD 428 Director of Public Information ...

March 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Marshall shares insights on NAFTA negotiations

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall left Friday for a 48-hour turnaround visit to Mexico City where the seventh round of the North American Free ...

March 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Wildfire precautions

This is the beginning of wildfire season. With everything being so dry and with high winds predicted for today, people need to be aware, take ...

March 06, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

Rush County St. Patrick Celebration planned

The annual Rush Center St. Patrick Celebration will be held on March 17. Events include a car show downtown from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

March 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee meeting scheduled in Pratt

PRATT - The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet to discuss current water issues affecting the region as ...

March 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Early Childhood Sweetheart dance

March 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

VA rep will visit Great Bend Kansas Works Center

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center, 1025 Main, from 9:30 ...

March 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend Coffee to host Chamber of Commerce Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Coffee, 2015 Lakin Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

March 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. to provide keynote address at Barton Community College commencement

U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, M.D. has agreed to help Barton Community College celebrate the achievements of the class of 2018 as keynote speaker ...

March 06, 2018 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News

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