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Several election-related deadlines looming

The Nov. 7 general election is less than a month away and election officials want to remind registered Barton County voters of pending deadlines, including the Tuesday deadline to register to vote and the Wednesday start of early voting.

October 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


All local candidates to be at LWV forum

The League of Women Voters will host a candidates' forum on Tuesday night, and all those who have filed for local offices have accepted the league's invitation to appear, said the LWV's Rebecca Dudrey.

October 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Subway pulling out of Hoisington

HOISINGTON -- A week ago, Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell was contacted by the regional manager of Subway. The news wasn't good. He was informed the Subway restaurant in Hoisington would be ceasing operations effective Tuesday, Oct. 17. Management wanted to make arrangements for the building. Mitchell shared what he knew with the city council at Monday night's meeting.

October 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington council hears request to name cemetery

BY VERONICA COON

October 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood’s council and historical society consider brick streets

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Historical Society members hope to see a balanced approach to the way the city determines which of the historic brick streets are repaired and which are replaced in the future. But for now, the city will continue with a plan to remove four blocks deemed the worst in the city, replacing bricks with concrete, city council members decided Tuesday. The replacement is part of the work that will result from an upcoming bond sale.

October 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


OFF TO THE RACES

HOISINGTON - Thursday morning, electric car teams from nine high schools from around the state arrived in Hoisington bright and early for the Hoisington ElectroRally, the high school's first home meet. Each team brought at least one single-driver, lightweight, aerodynamic, high efficiency electric race car, and a strategy for winning.

October 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Pawnee County jury finds man guilty of kidnapping

LARNED - A Garden City man was found guilty of aggravated kidnapping, theft of a motor vehicle and aggravated endangering a child, Wednesday in Pawnee County District Court. Zachary Hutchens, 20, will return to court on Nov. 16 for sentencing, Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett reported.

October 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local Medicare counseling available

Each year Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to review their health and drug coverage for the next year during the Open Enrollment Period Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. RSVP of Central Kansas and Barton County Extension SHICK counselors are available to answer questions and assist beneficiaries with their shopping and enrollment.

October 12, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | 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.

October 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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


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Printmaking, a many-layered art form, Morgan explains

BY VERONICA COONS

June 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City water quality report available

The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2017 is now available, said Utilities Superintendent, Michael Bader. However, the brochure will ...

June 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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.

June 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood moving ahead with community improvements

ELLINWOOD - The city council meeting held Monday night included several meaningful discussion that showed progress towards transformation into a 21st century visitor-friendly community.

June 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


They’re at it again

Just like wheat harvest and high temperatures, the Barton County Road and Bridge Departments annual ritual of working on county blacktops is a rite of ...

June 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

June 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Coming this way

Golden wheat is trickling into the Great Bend Coop as farmers begin testing the harvest waters, but by week's end cutting could be in ...

June 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


STEPHENS TO STAND TRIAL

After four hours of preliminary hearing testimony in Barton County District Court Tuesday, 20th Judicial Magistrate Judge Richard E. Burgess Jr. ruled Chaz Stephens, Hoisington ...

June 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


More information released about Tuesday injury accident

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an accident at 3:45 p.m. on Monday at North Washington and Northwest 30 Road in ...

June 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County to get more funds to cover flood damage costs

It was a bit of good news.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 Board OKs staff changes

The last school year has wound down and Unified School District 428 is looking to next year, including the shuffling of staff.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MAKING THE PITCH

HOISINGTON - City staff have been busy in recent weeks working diligently with prospects interested in bringing new homes and businesses to town, City Manager Jonathan ...

June 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Welcome back Homer

It had been over two months since Second District Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg had taken his seat in the commission chambers. That changed Monday ...

June 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Trump calls Rep. Marshall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kansas First District Congressman Roger Marshall joined America's News Headquarters on Fox News Saturday to discuss the ongoing U.S. trade ...

June 11, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


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