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Barton Community College Planetarium presents “The Cowboy Astronomer” Aug. 28

The Barton Planetarium will host "The Cowboy Astronomer" at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Barton Community College Planetarium located in the Science Building.

August 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rep. Marshall wraps up farm bill listening tour

Editorial note: The 2018 Farm Bill, as every other before it, is a complicated and bulky piece of legislation. It affects every person in America who eats. Because of this, the Great Bend Tribune travelled to Haven for this last of ten stops US Rep Roger Marshall made as he sought feedback from constituents of the Big First. To do the topic justice, throughout the week, we will spotlight some of the insights and concerns shared Saturday morning by the people who attended Marshall's 2018 Farm Bill Listening Tour.

August 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a Kansas Department of Corrections grant for Saint Francis Community Services, the Juvenile Services fiscal year 2018 carry-over budget, the Central Kansas Community Corrections fiscal year 2018 carry-over reimbursement plan budget and the fiscal Year 2017 Emergency Management Performance Grant Program.

August 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wetland Explorer

Every day is different at Cheyenne Bottoms, which makes visiting and working at the Bottoms an endless adventure and this year we haven't even had to leave the building to witness nature's dramas.

August 26, 2017 | Pam Martin, KDWPT Specialist | Local News


Stafford woman sentenced to 21 years for murder

ST. JOHN – A Stafford woman was sentenced Friday to more than 21 years in prison for murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

August 25, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Pavement testing in Kiowa and Pratt counties to begin

Pavement testing on U.S. 54 and U.S. 281 in Kiowa and Pratt counties will begin Tuesday. The Kansas Department of Transportation conducts these pavement tests annually on different highway segments, using a falling-weight deflectometer, a device equipped with a series of weights that checks the strength of asphalt pavement. The project is scheduled to be completed, weather permitting, on Friday, Aug. 31.

August 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FHSU’s Robbins Banking Institute open for business

HAYS – The Hays Area Chamber of Commerce was on hand Friday to help cut the ribbon on Fort Hays State University's new Robbins Banking Institute and help introduce the institute's director, Alan Deines.

August 25, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Kans for Kids establishes fund for Great Bend boy

Kans for Kids, a Hoisington based non-profit that supports children and their families as they fight cancer, has established a fund to to help defray the expenses of Bujanda-Juarez, Great Bend. The 4-year-old boy was diagnosed with a brain tumor (Medulloblastoma) recently. He has undergone surgery to remove the tumor and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Gael is the son of Jansi Juarez and Jesus Bujanda, Great Bend. He has five siblings. Like most 4-year-old boys he likes baseball (Chicago Cubs), Spiderman, and Paw Patrol.

August 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Road sealing work to begin

August 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBCF begins Forever Initiative in three area counties

After visiting with central Kansans during last year's listening tour, the Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF) decided to start a new program to enhance quality-of-life projects far into the future.

August 24, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


WEB OF LIFE

Students at Lincoln Elementary School make a "spider web" with a ball of yarn on the first day of school, Wednesday. The ball was tossed from person to person as the students learned of shared interests or experiences.

August 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Car collides with deer in Rice County

A Lyons woman was taken to Rice County Hospital Thursday after the vehicle she was riding in hit a deer, 5 miles east of Lyons on U.S. 56. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred at 6:34 a.m. when the deer entered the road from the north ditch.

August 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Runway project off the ground

The first step in what will be a nearly $9 million renovation of the Great Bend Municipal Airport's main north-south runway is now underway as engineering crews are at the facility doing preliminary work, airport Manager Martin Miller said.

August 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


DROP-IN VISIT

Third District Congressman Kevin Yoder was quite a ways from his usual eastern Kansas stomping ground Thursday morning, but having grown up on a farm in Reno County, the Overland Park Republican said he understands the needs of rural communities.

August 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GOD OPENS A WINDOW

A new window was installed this week on the third floor of the Central Kansas Dream Center. It features an arched grill that recalls the original look of the former Roosevelt Junior High School.

August 24, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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A dose of reality

It's been a bitter pill to swallow, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told county commissioners Monday morning.

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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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