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 With voters heading to the polls Tuesday for the primary election, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman has some last–minute reminders.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2016 9:03 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Fort Larned carpenter recalls restoration

LARNED — When visitors step onto the grounds of the Fort Larned National Historic State today, they see it as it appeared in the 1860s during ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 4:51 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Company selling city map ads not affiliated with Tribune

 There is a company from Illinois calling local businesses about purchasing space on the city map on behalf of the Great Bend Tribune. However, “this ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 4:44 p.m. | 0 Comments
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USD 428 gets new liaison Officer

School is just around the corner for the youths of Great bend and Barton County and this brings with it many changes and one new ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 3:14 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Great Bend Evening Lions host guide dog program

On Monday, the Great Bend Evening Lions’ Club will host a special program with Randy Teske and his guide dog Marco. The presentation will begin ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:49 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Guided hunting banned on public land

One June 23 the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission voted to ban commercial guiding on property and water managed by the department.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 6:23 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC pool updates reviewed

Barton Community College Trustees learned Tuesday that additional improvements totaling about $5,000 were approved for the college’s swimming pool in the past year.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 6:13 p.m. | 0 Comments
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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 ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 4:32 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Local business lending a helping hand

Summer is here and August is just around the corner and this means back to school and with back to school comes shopping for school ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 3:34 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Great Bend High School Booster Club membership drive

The Great Bend High School Panther Booster Club announces their 2016-2017 Booster Club Membership Drive and Activities Program Sponsorship Campaign. Members include alumni, parents, teachers ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:56 a.m. | 0 Comments
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RSVP honors volunteers at banquet

 RSVP, formerly the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, will honor its volunteers with a recognition banquet Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Barton Community College student union ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 2:34 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Zoo loses a fan favorite ‘Boss,’ the African lion

 The skies over the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo are gray today after the zoo had to say goodbye to one of their oldest and ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 1:35 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Wetlands Center to hold Perseid Meteor Shower party

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host a viewing party for the Perseid Meteor Shower. Activities will start at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 10:12 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC trustees approve raises

Barton Community College’s Board of Trustees approved next year’s operational budget and a 2016-2017 budget for publication Tuesday. The operational budget includes a ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 9:19 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Hoisington approves purchase of new ‘Jaws of Life’

HOISINGTON - Hoisington City Council members approved the purchase of a new ‘jaws of life’ extraction unit by the Hoisington Fire Department at the meeting Monday ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 6:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Hoisington City Council Wilborn steps down, Bruce to serve Ward 4

HOISINGTON - Monday night, after a study session concerning the 2017 budget, Hoisington City Council members recognized outgoing councilman Brian Wilborn , awarding a plaque for his ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 5:58 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Back in the games

Great Bend native Bryan Pinkall is attending another Olympics, this time in Brazil.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 3:22 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Chamber Coffee

This week’s Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:18 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Commission eyes tower to improve communications

 For some time, Barton County law enforcement officers have had a difficult time with communications in the far northeast part of the county. Officials hope ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 3:01 p.m. | 0 Comments
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State, county jobless numbers tick upwards

 TOPEKA – The state’s June seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent. This was up from 3.7 percent in May and down from ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 2:58 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County audit clean, but reflects scam

 Melissa Ille of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball prefaced Barton County’s 2015 audit report to the Barton County Commission on a positive note.  

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 3:04 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Great Bend resident “Beats the Clock” to win $30,000 in Hot Lotto

You’ve heard the expression about being “in the right place at the right time.” That certainly was the case with David Keeler of Great ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 12:25 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Demel named employee of the quarter

 Gary Demel started at Barton County Road and Bridge Department over four decades ago with a shovel in his hand and rose to become the ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 1:55 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Competition up for high tunnel grants

 A Natural Resources Conservation Service administered grant program that pays for high-tunnels has been growing in popularity over the past few years, and that is ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 4:19 p.m. | 0 Comments
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REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

 Bruce Swob has been raising bees and harvesting honey for years. When the Great Bend Summer Street Stroll Farmer’s Market was formally organized a ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 4:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Poll tests waters for primary, key issues

HAYS – The Great Bend Tribune joined other Kansas newspapers and Fort Hays State University’s Docking Institute of Public Affairs to conduct a political poll ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2016 2:56 p.m. | 1 Comment
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UWCK kickoff event

The United Way of Central Kansas is busy preparing for their annual Kickoff Event which will start at 6 p.m. on Aug. 13, at ...

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Posted: jul. 19, 2016 11:50 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Unopposed candidates eager to serve

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final story in a series of four, recounting the candidates’ forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of ...

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Posted: jul. 23, 2016 2:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Presentation explores stories of women on the Santa Fe Trail

The public is invited to a presentation and discussion on “Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 25 ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2016 5:15 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Program helps residents ‘beat the heat’

With the high temperatures of late, many residents take air conditioning for granted. However, there may be those in the community who don’t have ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2016 3:06 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Town hall meeting planned to discuss St. John sales tax question

 ST. JOHN – The public is invited to a town hall meeting of the St. John City Council starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2016 2:27 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Headed in a new direction

Change comes in many forms and one form of change is heading in a new direction and taking a different path and this exactly what ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2016 2:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Local law enforcement seeks the public's help

The Great Bend Police Department was dispatched to the Travelodge at 3200 10th Street in reference to an armed robbery at 3:45 a.m ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2016 2:23 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Ag committee divides Congressional candidates

BY JIM MISUNAS

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Posted: jul. 22, 2016 11:10 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Audit on commission agenda Monday morning

 The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2016 11:04 a.m. | 0 Comments

Johnson: Cuts would destroy avenues to Sunflower clients' independence


When state and federal officials learn what Jim Johnson thinks of proposed funding changes, they will have no doubt about his position.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2016 8:14 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Incredible Years Preschool enrollment open now


                Parents who want to take advantage of the comprehensive curriculum at Incredible Years Preschool are encouraged to enroll their youngsters soon, Director Shari Schneider said.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2016 8:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC trustees ready to publish budget

Barton Community College’s Board of Trustees is set to approve a proposed budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2016 8:04 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Senate candidates introduce themselves

All three candidates for senator of Kansas District 33 supplied information about themselves for a handout distributed at the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2016 7:35 p.m. | 0 Comments
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State Senate candidates weigh in

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2016 7:19 p.m. | 0 Comments
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