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Commission OKs ‘clean’ county audit

Noting on-going shortcomings in the Barton County Treasurer's Office that have foisted more responsibility onto other departments, the County Commission Monday morning approved a 2015 audit that painted a good picture of the county's financial condition.

August 31, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to observe Labor Day

County business offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7. The Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the Landfill will also be closed. Emergency services will be in normal operation.

August 31, 2015 | | Local News


Lyons teenager listed in critical condition

By JIM MISUNAS

August 31, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


​Two fires reported Saturday

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to two fire calls last Saturday, Chief Mike Napolitano reported.

August 31, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Late night traffic stops lead to arrests

Traffic stops made late Friday and early Saturday by Great Bend police officers led at least four arrests.

August 31, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood abduction concern matter of miscommunication

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Chief of Police Art Keffer Monday confirmed that an alleged abduction attempt in Ellinwood over the weekend was simply a matter of miscommunication.

August 31, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Jury to hear evidence in rape, burglary case

A jury heard opening arguments Monday in the trial of a Great Bend man accused of rape, aggravated burglary and criminal damage to property. Steven Terry Jordan, 44, is accused of committing these crimes at a residence in the 1100 block of Morphy St. in the early morning hours of Feb. 6, 2013.

August 31, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘Concert on the Rock’ happening Sunday

'Concert on the Rock' happening Sunday

August 31, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


KHP joins I-80/I-35 high visibility enforcement

The Kansas Highway Patrol is joining multiple other states ahead of the Labor Day weekend and during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, for the I-80 and I-35 High Visibility Enforcement Project. The Kansas Highway Patrol accepted a challenge from the Iowa State Patrol (whose state sits at the crossroads of I-35 and I-80) to join the effort. The goal of the enforcement is to reduce serious injury and fatality crashes on the nation's interstates, combat criminal activity, as well as draw much needed attention to traffic safety. The enforcement will run Aug. 28 through Aug. 30.

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas schools committed to funding Walking School Bus Program

Kansas's statewide Walking School Bus (WSB) programs, funded through the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), proved successful for students and schools. KDOT contracted with PedNet, a nonprofit organization, to create 15 WSB programs throughout the state. However, in the end, 17 schools implemented a WSB. In total, those 17 schools had 54 routes, 298 volunteers and 715 children. This makes it one of the largest and most successful Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects in the United States.

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation awards $30,000 to the four county area

Every year the Golden Belt Community Foundation accepts requests for funding through grant applications from local charitable organizations. This is just one way that the foundation Board of Directors and staff learn about needs and projects in the four-county area. As the July grant cycle concluded, the Board of Directors also took a closer look at their own county and communities.

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


FUN IN THE SHADE

It was a cool Saturday morning that welcomed many visitors to the grand opening of the newest playground to come to Great Bend, The Tot Spot.

August 29, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Big Benefit Auction photos

Mel and Darnell Holopirek were the Old Bill Honorees at the Barton Community College Foundation's Big Benefit Auction, Saturday, Aug. 22. The event, "A Ghostly Gala," had a Halloween theme and spooky auction items included a stay at the hotel that inspired Stephen King's novel, "The Shining."

August 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Student escapes possible abduction attempt at Central Plains Elementary

HOLYROOD - On Thursday a possible abduction attempt happened Thursday afternoon at Central Plains Elementary School in Central Plains USD 112.

August 28, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Offering a helping hand

In an ironic twist, the myriad agencies in Barton County that help the needy are themselves in need.

August 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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