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Hoisington Main Street project completed

HOISINGTON - Code Enforcement Officer Dolores Kipper presented a report to the Hoisington City Council Monday night on her efforts to combat residential blight over the past year. She asked the council for their blessing to move forward on a campaign to enforce owners requirement to replace broken glass on windows, rather than simply boarding up the openings. Paint, or rather, the lack of, was another point of the discussion. Council members encouraged Kipper to approach property owners with copies of the International Building Code ordinances the city has adopted, and to remind them of the need-based grant dollars available if ...

November 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS football tickets to be sold Thursday and Friday

General admission tickets for the Great Bend High School football semi-finals with Goddard Friday will be sold from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday in the Activities Office at the high school. Ticket prices are $5 for students and $6 for adults. Ticket sales at the gates will open at 5 p.m.

November 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dale Hogg and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

November 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


HITTING THE HIGHWAYS

Going over the hills and through the woods to grandmother's house or elsewhere will be a common theme this Thanksgiving.

November 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Public Library to align summer hours with school calendar

Next year, patrons of the Great Bend Public Library will find summer hours aligned with the USD 428 school year. Now, instead of hours changing between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the actual dates will shift from year to year depending on the school calendar. After looking into the change, the only cost associated with the change will be replacing the tie-on sign that advertises the hours, and that, Director Harry Willems said, is in need of replacing anyway. But, he added, they will need to determine the best way to communicate the message on the sign, as the actual ...

November 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 428 board asked to consider building project

Great Bend Superintendent Brad Reed asked the board of education Monday if it could get behind a plan for a new maintenance building/bus barn next to the District Education Center, and remodeling of the DEC.

November 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Baker trial moved to 2017

The jury trial for the Great Bend man involved in an accident that killed two motorcyclists on 10th Street in 2014 has been rescheduled to next spring.

November 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Law enforcement busy with vehicle vs deer collisions

The Barton County Sheriff's Office patrol units were kept busy this past weekend when vehicles collided with deer on county roads.

November 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stop ‘N Learn: Winter Wonderland

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Winter Wonderland" from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th. This program will also be held starting at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Winter weather can be frustrating, but the science behind it is fascinating! Learn how winter brings us snow, sleet and ice as well as how the critters of Cheyenne Bottoms handle the cold. Jean Aycock, KWEC Educator, will be the presenter for this program. For more information ...

November 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

November 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County’s fighting for local control

Barton County commissioners didn't meet Monday morning except to canvass the votes from last Tuesday's general election. But, that didn't mean county business wasn't on their minds.

November 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


More chili cook-off photos

Photos taken Nov. 12, 2016 at the Sunflower Diversfied Services annual Charity Chili Cook-off in the Barton County Courthouse Square.

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mom's Gift

The ensemble cast of "Mom's Gift" weren't giving away any secrets at a recent rehearsal. K.B. Bell, who is co-directing the award-winning comedy, said the audience "won't see the ending coming. I think they'll laugh and I think they'll cry."

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Scott Donovan selected for parade grand marshal honor

The sorry state of the oil-and-gas industry in the early 1980s and a good reputation as a deejay were two factors that brought the voice of Scott Donovan to the local airwaves.

November 12, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chili cook-off warms hearts

It was time to vote and opinions were definitely divided.

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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