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Fort Larned park ranger will speak at Barton County Historical Museum

Park Ranger Clayton Hanson, who recently joined the staff at Fort Larned National Historic Site, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Barton County Historical Society's monthly meeting. The program is open to the public and will be held at the Barton County Historical Museum, 85 South U.S. 281, just south of Great Bend, across the Arkansas River bridge.

May 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Class of Heroes


May 15, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News

Improvements coming to 10th and Grant

The Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign the agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation for the improvements to the intersection of 10th Street and Grant Street with city being responsible for 10 percent of the $888,888 project cost. The scope of the project is to increase turning radii to better accommodate large trucks.

May 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

A new look

In order to unify and simplify how City of Great Bend departments are identified, the City Council approved a new city logo when it met Monday night.

May 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

No new meningitis cases found

It was late Friday afternoon that the confirmation came that a Barton County adult had indeed died of Neisseria meningitidis, which can cause meningococcal meningitis. This sparked a joint investigation by the Barton Count Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

May 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

VFW auxiliary donates to county veterans memorial

It was taking entirely too long for the county to come up with enough names to fill the third stone at the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial, so the son of a local veteran decided to take matters into his own hands.

May 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Free program about Alzheimer’s May 17

There will be a free program about Alzheimer's disease at noon Wednesday, May 17 at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. The incidence of Alzheimer's is growing at an alarming rate; it is affecting more and more aging adults. Learn the 10 signs of Alzheimer's and receive a free handout with up-to-date information about this disease. Jamie Rathbun, Midway Extension District family & consumer science agent, will be the presenter. Questions related to this program may be directed to Donna Krug, Barton County family & consumer science agent, at 620-793-1910.

May 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dove Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, 4217 10th St., at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Shelly Peacock and Sonya Rein. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Injury crash in Ellsworth County

ELLSWORTH COUNTY - The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a one-vehicle injury crash at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, nine miles east of Wilson.

May 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Student Ambassadors of the Year recognized

Barton Community College has announced its 2016-17 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassador of the Year awards. Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award recognizes two outstanding student ambassadors each year. The winners this year were Kendra Jellison of Topeka and Megan Jirak of Marion.

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

Distinguished Instructor Awards

Five Barton instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2016-2017 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

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

GBHS seeks Attendance Counselor

Attendance problems are on the rise at Great Bend High School, which is why the school board last week approved a new position for an attendance counselor.

May 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton Foundation honors Gary and Anna Burke

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Gary Burke with the 2017 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 47th commencement Friday.

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

Outstanding graduates speak

Corrigan Bartlett of Maize and Ezekiel Charles of Brooklyn, New York, were named Barton Community College's 2017 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards, after which they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college's 47th commencement ceremony Friday.

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC Commencement

The Barton Community College Gymnasium floor is filled with the blue caps and gowns of more than 140 graduates who chose to walk at the college's 47th annual commencement ceremony Friday evening. Graduates from all walks of life and multiple countries heard from their educators, peers and guest speaker Col. John Lawrence, Garrison Commander of Fort Riley, before receiving their degrees. At the podium is Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy.

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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Farmers Market vendors meeting set

Area fruit and vegetable growers, honey producers, community artists and makers of crafts who are interested in participating in the Great Bend Summer Street Stroll ...

March 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBHS absences doubled on March 7

The number of students absent from Great Bend High School on Wednesday was about double the usual, Great Bend USD 428 Director of Public Information ...

March 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Marshall shares insights on NAFTA negotiations

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall left Friday for a 48-hour turnaround visit to Mexico City where the seventh round of the North American Free ...

March 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Wildfire precautions

This is the beginning of wildfire season. With everything being so dry and with high winds predicted for today, people need to be aware, take ...

March 06, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

Rush County St. Patrick Celebration planned

The annual Rush Center St. Patrick Celebration will be held on March 17. Events include a car show downtown from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

March 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee meeting scheduled in Pratt

PRATT - The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet to discuss current water issues affecting the region as ...

March 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Early Childhood Sweetheart dance

March 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

VA rep will visit Great Bend Kansas Works Center

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center, 1025 Main, from 9:30 ...

March 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend Coffee to host Chamber of Commerce Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Coffee, 2015 Lakin Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

March 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. to provide keynote address at Barton Community College commencement

U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, M.D. has agreed to help Barton Community College celebrate the achievements of the class of 2018 as keynote speaker ...

March 06, 2018 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News

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