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“If you are lucky enough to get a second chance at something, don’t ever waste it.”

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Posted: may. 26, 2016 10:21 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Huelskamp welcomes local Veterans on Honor Flight

Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) welcomed many Veterans from Kansas who arrived in Washington on their Honor Flight. Huelskamp had nice conversations with Les Stewart, Ned ...

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Posted: may. 26, 2016 11:24 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Election deadlines approaching

 Local and state election officials are reminding eligible voters and candidates for public office across the state that the deadline to switch party affiliation is ...

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Posted: may. 26, 2016 2:15 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Feds deny subsidized air service to Great Bend

 It wasn’t the news Great Bend officials wanted to hear Thursday morning. They were notified by the United States Department of Transportation that their ...

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Posted: may. 26, 2016 1:32 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Historical Village open Monday

The Barton County Historical Society’s Village and Museum will be open Monday, May 30, from 1-5 p.m.

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Posted: may. 25, 2016 5:09 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Sheriff not collecting money for IRS

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir is not demanding that area residents pay Internal Revenue Service warrants, and any calls folks receive to this effect are ...

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Posted: may. 25, 2016 5:05 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Ellinwood After Harvest Fest Parade announced

ELLINWOOD — The Ellinwood Rotary Club in cooperation with the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce is in the process of organizing Ellinwood’s After Harvest Festival parade ...

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Posted: may. 25, 2016 3:54 p.m. | 0 Comments
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USD 431 special called meeting held

HOISINGTON -- On Tuesday, May 24, the USD 431 Board of Eduction met in a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Notice of the ...

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Posted: may. 25, 2016 3:47 p.m. | 0 Comments
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SAFE FOR NOW

 Local officials Wednesday breathed a cautions sigh of relief, noting the area dodged a lot of bullets in the Tuesday night storm that raked much ...

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Posted: may. 25, 2016 3:43 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Red Cross urging blood donations

WICHITA — The American Red Cross urges blood donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long ...

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Posted: may. 25, 2016 3:19 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Camp Hope registration deadline approaches


The registration deadline for Camp Hope, a summer camp for youth who have, or have had, cancer is approaching.

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Posted: may. 25, 2016 3:16 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Make a magical fairy garden

Where do fairies live? At your house in the fairy garden you’ll create for them, during KWEC’s fairy garden class, from 9:30-11 ...

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 1:55 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Key Leader scholarships available for teens

JUNCTION CITY — The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club will be taking high school students to Key Leader Camp, June 2-4 at Rock Springs 4-H Camp ...

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Posted: may. 25, 2016 2:48 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Hit the road Jack

 TOPEKA – Fueled by lower gas prices, the West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see 2.8 million or 13.5 ...

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Posted: may. 25, 2016 9:48 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Turn nature into art at workshop

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will offer a free craft workshop at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5.

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 10:55 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC on summer hours; closed Memorial Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 10:53 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Clark to lead BCC women's basketball

Alan Clark has been named head women’s basketball coach for Barton Community College.

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 10:52 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Remember vets with an American Legion poppy

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion family in Great Bend invite the public to honor our fallen warriors and contribute to ...

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 10:49 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Storms move into Barton County

Trees and power lines were down in parts of Great Bend as the Tribune was preparing to go to press Tuesday evening.

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 10:29 p.m. | 0 Comments
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College trustees approve contracts


The Barton Community College Board of Trustees approved contracts for administrators, management staff and head coaches Tuesday. Changes in staff included offering math instructor Brian ...

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 9:42 p.m. | 0 Comments
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RSVP selling recycled floral decorations for Memorial Day

 Looking for floral arrangements to decorate the graves of loved ones for Memorial Day? The Retired Senior Volunteer Program has an option for you.

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 2:02 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Cops bust car thief early Monday morning

 A Great Bend man was caught red-handed Monday for auto theft after there were reports of someone looking into cars near a local apartment complex ...

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Posted: may. 23, 2016 4:17 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Authorities have ‘strong’ suspect in shooting

 The Great Bend Police Department is continuing its investigation into the Saturday night shooting that left a Great Bend man wounded. As of Monday, no ...

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Posted: may. 23, 2016 3:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Chamber Coffee

This week’s Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Quality Inn, 3500 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be ...

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Posted: may. 23, 2016 12:57 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County out nearly 50k in email scam

 First, the good news. Barton County’s digital firewall and security was not breached when County Treasurer’s Office fell for an email scam asking ...

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Posted: may. 23, 2016 1:44 p.m. | 2 Comments
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Barton County Dispatcher Liz Nolan passionate about her career

   EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one story in a monthly series about Barton County law enforcement.

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Posted: may. 23, 2016 10:16 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Saturday night shooting leaves GB man wounded

 Great Bend Police Department have identified a suspect in a Saturday night shooting that left a Great Bend man wounded. As of Sunday, authorities continued ...

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Posted: may. 22, 2016 6:48 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Research proves the young brain is learning, adapting constantly

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of two stories related to early childhood development and research compiled at Harvard University’s Center for the ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 6:02 p.m. | 0 Comments
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District Court Roundup: Defense says murder charges will be dropped

The attorney for one of three men facing charges of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary has asked that his client be released from wearing an ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 4:56 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Jefferson School Pie in the Face contest

Jefferson school won the Pie in the Face contest for best USD 428 payroll participation for United Way of Central Kansas for the second year ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2016 11:27 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Senior Volunteers recognized for community service

Senior Companions Juanita Lumpkins of Great Bend and Judi Welch of Larned, and Foster Grandparent volunteer, Hubert Brown of Olmitz were honored for their service ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2016 11:33 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Park visitors asked to leave firewood at home

Headed to one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ lakes for the upcoming holiday weekend? David Hoover, a Conservation Biologist for the U ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2016 12:28 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Mental Heath Awareness Day teaches ‘no stigma’

A bounce house and a beanbag toss, face painting and free popcorn were all part of the carnival atmosphere Friday in the parking lot at ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 2:37 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Experts hope mental health kiosks can save lives

In the future, central Kansas residents may be able to check their mental health as easily as they can now check their blood pressure while ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 2:22 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Claflin announces summer reading program

CLAFLIN — The Claflin Independent Township Library invites all children, preschool through 6th grade, to attend the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is, “On ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 2:06 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC to revisit overtime rule

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime laws when the board meets ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 2:05 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Email scam on County Commission agenda

 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 ...

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Posted: may. 19, 2016 2:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Perfect attendance celebrated at USD 428

USD 428 elementary schools celebrated the end of the 2015-2016 school year last week, each in their own unique ways. They promoted kindergarten students and ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2016 4:55 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Ellinwood Library Holiday and Summer hours announced

Beginning May 23, the Ellinwood School Community Library will be open 9-7, M-Th, 9-4 on Friday

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Posted: may. 20, 2016 2:36 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Thank You

Everyone makes sacrifices throughout their lives, but some take this a step further.

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Posted: may. 20, 2016 2:36 p.m. | 0 Comments
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