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Barton County personnel honored as Roads Scholars

Several Barton County Road and Bridge Department personnel were honored by the County Commission Monday morning for furthering their education. They received certificates marking their ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2017 10:59 p.m. | 0 Comments
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School board to meet Thursday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to close out the fiscal year ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2017 7:49 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Ashtin Heath places 10th at national speech tourney

It was a tournament two Great Bend High School forensics students had been working toward for four years and their efforts did not disappoint.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2017 7:47 p.m. | 0 Comments
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New weapons laws starts Saturday

As of Saturday, Barton Community College and other Kansas colleges won’t be able to ban “concealed carry” weapons on campus. A draft of a ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2017 7:18 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC student invited to strategic planning

Three students at Barton Community College were invited recently to attend a strategic planning meeting with staff and administrators. One of those students, Devon Nelson ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2017 7:15 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County bridge to see repairs

 Starting in late August, the Arkansas River bridge on SW 50 Avenue, commonly known as the Radium Road, will see some long-needed repairs, the Barton ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2017 10:45 a.m. | 1 Comment
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City Council to hold special meeting Thursday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the city office building, 1209 Williams. According to ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2017 10:44 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Kansas Wheat Harvest Report: Day 9

  This is day 9 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 8:23 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Kansas Wheat Harvest Report: Day 11

 This is day 11 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 8:19 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Larned man held on murder charge

LARNED — Jacob Ohnmacht, 27, of Larned, has been charged with second-degree murder and other felonies in connection with the death of his wife last December ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 7:07 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Rec Commission announces July activities

With summer school coming to an end, the Great Bend Recreation Commission has a number of programs set to begin in July and run through ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 5:39 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBHS grad, Mull, making name in video

Aaron Mull, a 2012 Great Bend High School graduate, is beginning to make a name for himself in the world of internet video. This Wednesday ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 5:33 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Weapons laws on Barton Community College agenda

With new Kansas laws going into effect on July 1, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees will consider changes to the weapons policy on ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 5:29 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Larned woman dies in two-vehicle crash

 BARTON COUNTY — A Larned woman died following a two-vehicle crash near the Barton-Russell county line early Saturday evening, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 3:34 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Teachers combine learning with games

Editor’s Note: This is one in an ongoing series of stories about how USD 428 teachers spend their summer break.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 10:41 a.m. | 0 Comments
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The Roesler House

BY VERONICA COONS | vcoons@gbtribune.com

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 9:50 a.m. | 0 Comments
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High school teacher takes break from teens

Editor’s Note: This is one in an ongoing series of stories about how USD 428 teachers spend their summer break.

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Posted: jun. 25, 2017 6:33 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Retiring Dale Phillips to be recognized

There will be a retirement reception for Road and Bridge/Memorial Parks Director Dale Phillips on Wednesday. The vendor-sponsored event will be held at the ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 1:31 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Ellinwood historians tapped for 2017 After Harvest Festival Parade Grand Marshalls

ELLINWOOD — Every year, the Ellinwood Rotary Club solicits nominations of a citizen or citizens who have demonstrated a keen sense of community spirit to be ...

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Posted: jun. 24, 2017 2:18 p.m. | 0 Comments
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W8T 2 TXT

BY RUSSELL EDEM

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Posted: jun. 24, 2017 7:02 p.m. | 0 Comments
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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 ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 1:21 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball announces new hire

 OVERLAND PARK – The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announced the addition of Zach Schamaun, CPA, to its professional team. Schamaun ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 8:45 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Teacher has 2nd career as ambulance driver

Editor’s Note: This is one in an ongoing series of stories about how USD 428 teachers spend their summer break.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 8:16 p.m. | 0 Comments
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City of Great Bend water quality report is available

 The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2016 is now available, said Director of Public Works Charlie Suchy. However, the ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 1:17 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Fleeing motorist crashes in Russell County

A motorist fleeing law enforcement was seriously injured in a crash Thursday morning, Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray A. Marston reports.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 8:21 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Truck overturns in Russell County

A Dodge City man was injured when the truck he was driving crashed Wednesday in Russell County.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 8:13 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Caring hearts

Campers from Camp Hope spent the day in Great Bend on Thursday at the zoo and at the Great Bend Swimming pool, of course none ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 5:37 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Plans discussed for 10th, Grant improvements

 Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington traveled to the Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., recently to discuss the 10th and Grant geometric improvement project, along ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 5:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County gets federal funds for ice storm damage

 Mother Nature was a hot topic for Barton County Road and Bridge Director as his department received $46,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 4:23 p.m. | 0 Comments
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2016 city audit approved

 The Great Bend City Council Monday night learned the city received an “unmodified” opinion for its 2016, and voted to accept the findings report as ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:00 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Campers rejoice

Wednesday was another fun-filled day for campers and volunteers alike at Camp Hope. They got the opportunity to visit in Great Bend and enjoy the ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 5:04 p.m. | 0 Comments
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City auction set for Friday

 The City of Great Bend will have its annual public auction starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday next to the Police Department, 1217 Williams ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 4:51 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BLACKHAWKS UP

 Community leaders from several central Kansas communities got a bird’s-eye view of Barton County during an orientation flight Wednesday sponsored by the Kansas National ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 3:42 p.m. | 1 Comment
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City hires law firm

The city of Great Bend has entered into an agreement with Edward L. Keeley, an attorney with the Wichita law firm McDonald Tinker to provide ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 12:25 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Fulfilling dreams

Campers from several states came out to Camp Aldrich this past Sunday to take part in the 2017 Camp Hope which runs through Saturday. This ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 3:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Chamber Coffee

This week’s Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton Community College Foundation at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th Street, at 9 ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 11:14 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Thunderstorm watch issued for Barton County

WICHITA — Barton County is included in a 40-county area in central and western Kansas placed under a thunderstorm watch by the National Weather Service in ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 3:00 p.m. | 1 Comment
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No action taken after closed sessions

The Great Bend City Council Monday night emerged from the second of two 15-minute executive sessions only to take no action and adjourn the meeting.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 6:00 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Council declares two trailers as ‘unsafe and dangerous’

BY DALE HOGG

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Posted: jun. 19, 2017 10:45 p.m. | 0 Comments
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$2.3M disbursement shortfall irks commission

 The Barton County Treasurer’s Office was forced to issue a third June property tax disbursement totally $1.1 million after a tray of mail ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2017 4:57 p.m. | 0 Comments
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