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County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

August 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC budget hearing is Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a budget hearing at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The board will also hold its monthly study session. Topics for discussion include the July financial report, Composite Financial Index (CFI) rating index, City of Great Bend Revitalization Plan, Higher Learning Center presentation, and Corrections programming.

August 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sen. Moran to host Kansas Listening Tour stop in Barton County

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced that he will visit Great Bend as part of his Kansas Listening Tour on Thursday, Aug. 10. Area residents are encouraged to attend the meeting from 2-3 p.m. in the meeting room at American Ag Credit, 5634 10th St., and share feedback with Sen. Moran on the critical issues facing Kansas and the nation.

August 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Couch: Be respectful at meeting

A large crowd is expected to attend the Monday's Great Bend City Council meeting at the Great Bend Events Center, but suspended Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch is urging for calm.

August 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Summer Jam: Right place, right time

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series on the Summer Jam music festival that took place in Great Bend in August 1978.

August 03, 2017 | BY MATT KEENAN Special to the Tribune | Local News


KASB rep touts 'new day' for Kansas ed

A new school year is just around the corner, with a new formula to fund Kansas schools and a plan to redesign Kansas education. In fact, "It's a new day for Kansas education," a Kansas Association of School Boards representative said Thursday.

August 03, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPD study to look at wages, morale

It was during a special Great Bend City Council meeting June 29 that Police Chief Cliff Couch leveled accusations of unethical behavior within city government. Following four executive sessions totalling two hours and 45 minutes, the council approved contracting with an outside party to do a compensation and management study of the Great Bend Police Department.

August 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas begins offering federally compliant ID

TOPEKA - Kansas has a new driver's license design, specifically formatted to comply with approaching federal ID requirements for airport security purposes, three years early.

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council changes venue for meeting

The Monday Great Bend City Council meeting will be moved to the Great Bend Events Center, 3111 10th St., to accommodate an anticipated larger-than normal crowd in light of the controversy involving Police Chief Cliff Couch and the council, city officials announced Thursday afternoon. It will start at 7:30 p.m.

August 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fourth suspect caught in Hoisington

Eric Peters, 37, the fourth suspect connected to a search warrant executed at 306 Garfield St. in Olmitz on Monday, was caught by the Barton County Sheriff's Department in Hoisington on Tuesday.

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Big crowd expected at council meeting

The Great Bend City Council's regular meeting Monday evening looms large as the community grows increasingly polarized over the city's standoff with Police Chief Cliff Couch and the chief's July 24 suspension, an action that has prompted many residents to consider attending the meeting en masse.

August 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HELPING HANDS

HOISINGTON - Tuesday morning marked the second day of a community playground build at Hoisington's new Lincoln Elementary School. While USD 431 will save $15,000 in labor, the real winners are the people pitching in, excited to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the educational history of their town.

August 02, 2017 | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

August 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo News: Photos of Sunny's new toy

Photos were taken Aug. 2, 2017

August 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Cardboard animal creates tiger diversion

Macy Moyers wanted to do something special for her final week as a summer intern at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. She created a large cardboard animal and on Wednesday zookeepers placed it in the enclosure of Sunny, the Bengal tiger.

August 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Prairie Treasures

LARNED - Each spring, on select days in April and May, the Larned State Hospital offers the surrounding community the chance to fill their planter boxes ...

May 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Two arrested during search warrant

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies executed a search warrant in the 100 block of NE 30 Road at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Kyle ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC revisits academic integrity

Today's college instructors don't just have to watch for plagiarized term papers. Issues with academic integrity include "professional cheating," Barton Community College Vice ...

May 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Runaway Express to perform at St. John

ST. JOHN - In association with St. John High School's 2018 Alumni Banquet, Jim Ratts and Runaway Express will perform at the St. John High ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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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