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Flu shots available from health department

The Barton County Health Department will travel to several locations this week to administer flu shots to combat this year's influenza strains.

September 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grant will help add 3 firefighters

A federal grant will help pay for three additional firefighters in Great Bend, Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins announced this week.

September 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Community support evident at start of Dolly Parton program in Great Bend

Tuesday morning at the Great Bend Public Library a larger than average gathering of parents and toddlers attended the special storytime for the kickoff of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Great Bend now joins other Barton County libraries in offering the program that provides a new book each month to each registered child in the 67530 zip code from birth through five years.

September 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HELLO, DOLLY

Tuesday morning at the Great Bend Public Library a larger-than-average gathering of parents and toddlers attended the special story time for the kickoff of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Great Bend now joins other Barton County libraries in offering the program that provides a new book each month to each registered child in the 67530 zip code from birth through 5 years old.

September 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Spray family donates $25K to Barton Athletics

Barton Community College's Athletic Department will receive another $25,000 donation from Kip and Kelly Spray, bringing their total giving in the past two years above $125,000, administrators said Tuesday. The BCC Board of Trustees voted to extend a contract for naming rights by three years, making sure the weight room at the Kirkman Building will be known as the Kip & Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center through the end of 2037.

September 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Council OKs 15 percent water rate hike

In light of the massive water line replacement project that will soon be underway in Great Bend, the City Council Monday night approved a 15 percent water rate increase to pay for the bonds needed for the effort, City Clerk Shawna Schafer said.

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


WorkFit program saves county money

Noting it is money well spent, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the continuation of the agreement for physical capacity profile testing with WorkFit.

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council fills key city vacancies

It was a busy night Monday for the Great Bend City Councils as it filled several key positions left vacant recently as fallout from the controversy surrounding the city and now-resigned Police Chief Clifton Couch.

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs revamped financial controls

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an updated resolution outlining how the county manages accounts with financial institutions, a change that also revamps the duties of the county treasurer and others who touch county funds.

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Auditions set for ‘Funny Money’

Great Bend Community Theatre will conduct auditions for "Funny Money," a hilarious situational comedy by Ray Clooney. Those interested just need to come by the Crest Theatre at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, or at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25.

September 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect claimed to be federal agent

A Marion County man suspected of stealing a car Saturday in Great Bend told police he was a federal agent, according to reports from the Great Bend Police Department. Calvin Hinz, 34, of Lincolnville, was booked into the Barton County Jail on multiple charges, including false impersonation.

September 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


StoryWalk

Reading a children's book does not usually involve much physical activity, unless the book is part of a StoryWalk.

September 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

September 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend tackles drop in ACT scores

Great Bend High School has seen its ACT Scores creeping downward in the last five year years, Superintendent Khris Thexton told the school board this past week. The average score is also below the state average.

September 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Potato Bar returns Sunday Sept. 17

RUSH CENTER - The Walnut Valley Senior Center will offer monthly a Potato Bar on the third Sunday of the month from September through May of 2018, Betty Misegadis announced. The only exception of the schedule will be in March, when it will be offered one week earlier because of the St. Patrick celebration. The Potato Bar will be open Sunday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the senior center, located at 220 Washington St. in Rush Center.

September 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Every day is mental health awareness day

Sure, the Barton County Commission proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month Monday morning, but Center for Counseling and Consultation Director Julie Kramp said mental ...

May 10, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Variety Show

The Great Bend High School Variety Show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are still available from 7:30-8 a ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ellinwood City Council approve CMB ordinances for 2018 After Harvest Festival

ELLINWOOD - Since the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce requested in March permission to hold the 2018 After Harvest Festival, decisions intended to deter underage drinking, the ...

May 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


OUT OF THE MORGUE

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

May 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Summer Expansion

The long-anticipated expansion of Eighth Street between Wal-Mart on Grant Street and Dillons on McKinley will start in July. At least that is what Great ...

May 09, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas picked as participant in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program

BENTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Wednesday announced that Kansas has been selected as one of 10 participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems ...

May 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teams celebrate as Walk Kansas wraps up

The 2018 Walk Kansas Fitness Challenge wraps up Sunday, but local K-State Research and Extension Agent Donna Krug said the walking doesn't need to ...

May 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake reminds visitors of road closure at Lucas Park

SYLVAN GROVE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake continues to monitor the earthen slides that occurred last year on the entrance ...

May 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Young Eagles flight rally scheduled for May 12

Area young people 8-17 years old will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, May 12, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter ...

May 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College to honor graduates in 48th commencement

Barton Community College's 48th commencement is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, in the Barton Gymnasium.

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


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