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Health Department prepping for start of school

The start of the 2016-17 school year is fast approaching and Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said the Health Department is gearing up for the occasion.

August 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo improvements coming

Although just in the preliminary stages, changes are coming to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo following action by the City Council Monday night.

August 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Row of houses declared unsafe, dangerous

The Great Bend City Council Monday night set a public hearing date for four houses deemed as unsafe and dangerous structures in the 2100 block of 16th Street with the goal of having them demolished.

August 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Later alcohol sales, Sunday sales OKed

For the first time since the 1980s, liquor stores in Great Bend will be allowed to stay open until 11 p.m., and, for the first time ever, they will be allowed to be open on Sundays.

August 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser announced

The American Legion Auxiliary is having its sixth Annual Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser this Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Great Bend American Legion Post, 1011 Kansas Ave. The front door opens at 6 p.m.

August 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor awarded to veterans

United States military veterans were awarded Quilts of Valor by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor on July 29 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. Photos were provided by Gerald Postlethwaite.

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Craig and Jolene Biggs named Old Bill Honorees

Each year the Barton Foundation Board chooses someone to honor with the "Old Bill" honorarium at its annual Big Benefit Auction. This year they have chosen Craig and Jolene Biggs.

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Academy, 5220 West 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Gaila Neilsen with greeters Dale Hogg and Shannon Stafford. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Contract to build overlook OKed by commission

It has been a long time coming. Construction on the much-anticipated Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington on K-4 should begin this fall following the approval of the bid to build the attraction by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

August 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BUILDING A DREAM

This week has been one of transformation for the Central Kansas Dream Center.

July 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Huelskamp thanks Great Bend intern Phillip Kuhn

Congressman Tim Huelskamp met with Phillip Kuhn of Great Bend today to personally thank him for his efforts this summer in Huelskamp's Hutchinson District office. Kuhn is nearing the completion of a congressional internship and has been working on various administrative projects, including policy research and assisting on casework for our Veterans.

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS Marching Panthers strike up the band this week

It's hard to believe it's that time, but Great Bend High School freshmen band members, drum majors and section leaders will meet Monday, Aug. 1 to 3, in the GBHS Band Room from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Freshmen and Varsity members will also meet on Aug. 4, 5 and 8, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The Aug. 9, rehearsal will be in the morning only. Drum majors and section leaders will congregate at 7:30 a.m., with freshmen needing to check ...

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sponsor a Preservation Engraving Program

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one of an on-going series featuring the Sponsor a Preservation Engraving Program, sponsored by Barton County and the Great Bend Tribune. The goal is to feature veterans with county connections who may otherwise be over looked. To be a part of the program and sponsor a vet, simply contact the County Administrator's Office at 620-793-1800. Cost for this veteran is $45.

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Primary voting sites listed

With voters heading to the polls Tuesday for the primary election, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman has some last–minute reminders.

July 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fort Larned carpenter recalls restoration

LARNED - When visitors step onto the grounds of the Fort Larned National Historic State today, they see it as it appeared in the 1860s during the Indian Wars. Mildon Yeager – a retired carpenter who worked at the site for 20 years – also sees years of restoration that took place in the 20th century, and continues to this day.

July 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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EHS rich in cultural exchange

Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part story. An interview with three Ellinwood High School exchange students earlier this week resulted ...

March 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Teachers offered used computers

Employees at Great Bend USD 428 can purchase used desktop and laptop computers as they are replaced with new ones. Prices range from $75 to ...

March 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Address unknown

Barton County established its 911 addressing system in 1989. But, as the county's mapping system is much more advanced now, it has become more ...

March 14, 2017 | | Local News


Commission marks colon cancer month

It was two years ago that Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir was diagnosed with colon cancer. Now a cancer survivor, the 55-year-old Bellendir is a ...

March 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBPL recipient of Whelan Endowment Fund

Vickie Herl, the Great Bend Public Library's administrative manager, will celebrate 45 years as a staff member on St. Patrick's Day, March 17 ...

March 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


All-American Boys Chorus will wrap up concert season

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present the All-American Boys Chorus as its last concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday ...

March 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GB schools gain state recognition

Great Bend school board members heard good news on Monday concerning USD 428's progress in the state's Multi-Tiered Support System program. Todd Wiedemann ...

March 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission OKs new spray truck

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the replacement of spray truck for the Noxious Weed Department, but the approval was not without opposition.

March 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization on BCC agenda

An interlocal agreement for a Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization program will be reviewed at the Barton Community College Board of Trustees Study Session, set for 4 ...

March 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County moves ahead with joint extension district

Barton County will be part of a joint extension district with Ellis County following action by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

March 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BANNING THE BURN

Citing extremely dry conditions and high winds creating an "imminent threat of fire," the Barton County Commission Monday morning signed a resolution establishing a temporary ...

March 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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