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LHS a finalist in nationwide shoe design competition

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Larned High School has made it to the Top 5 in a national competition that had art students painting designs on Vans brand footwear. As finalists in the ninth annual Vans Custom Culture art competition, LHS students are in the running to win either $10,000 or $75,000 for their school's art program.

May 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


PAWNEE PARTNERS

LARNED - Pawnee County Commissioner Bob Rein Jr. proposed a marketing partnership among the county, the city, and the Chamber of Commerce Monday night in order to draw new people into the area.

May 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BCC seeks to lower textbook costs

Barton Community College educators hope to lower the cost of textbooks in the future by using more materials that can be found in the public domain and elsewhere for little or no cost. The group working on a project for Open Educational Resources (OER) gave a report Tuesday and the BCC Board of Trustees study session.

May 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission marks National Bike Month

The bicycle is an "economical, healthy, convenient, and environmentally sound form of transportation and an excellent tool for recreation and enjoyment of Barton County's scenic beauty," the Barton Count Commission noted Monday morning. To this end, it approved a proclamation marking May as National Bike Month.

May 08, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City looking to fill two key posts

The status of two key, yet vacant, positions was discussed as the Great Bend City Council met Monday night.

May 08, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fire destroys barn and contents

A large barn at the Gerald Wondra residence northeast of Great Bend was destroyed by fire early Tuesday, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

May 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Community Theatre wins over $10K from 100 Who Care

Great Bend Community Theater is the latest recipient of more than $10,000 in donations from the members of the 100+ People Who Care group in Barton County. Following a humorous presentation from theater members Dan Heath and Matt Mazouch, members of the group selected GBCT out of the three charitable organizations who presented for the quarter on May 1.

May 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Just the beginning

In a City Council chamber packed with Great Bend firefighters, many disgruntled and frustrated with what they see as years of pay inequities, Human Resources Director Randy Keasling reassured them the recently completed city compensation study is merely the start.

May 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Field Ops Day

Students from the Criminal Justice, Medical Assistant, Nursing and EMS programs at Barton Community College participated in a day-long string of intense, realistic scenarios designed to test their knowledge and ability to respond in-the-moment Saturday during the college's annual Field Ops Day.

May 07, 2018 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Child kidnapping/drowning hoax reported

Sheriff Brian Bellendir said a report of a child kidnapping or drowning at the Big Bend Recreational Lake on Sunday was evidently a hoax. The woman who allegedly called 911 was arrested on an obstruction charge.

May 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Driver arrested after pursuit

A motorist who allegedly refused to stop for a Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy early Sunday was arrested after a pursuit on county roads, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

May 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission votes to improve accident-prone two-way stop

In light of a recent fatality crash at the intersection of North Washington Avenue and North 30 Road, the Barton County Commission approved taking steps to improve the existing two-way stop while looking at additional improvements down the road. Approved changes included better signage and white lines denoting where to stop.

May 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quivira to offer Migratory Bird Day activities, May 12

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge will host a special event in honor of International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 12. The event will feature a series of scheduled bird walks and guided birding caravan tours. These tours will begin from Quivira's Environmental Education Classroom, located in the center of the Refuge, 8 miles north of the Visitor Center.

May 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Gas Service to install automatic meter reading devices on meters in Great Bend and Larned

OVERLAND PARK - Kansas Gas Service will install electronic meter reading devices on residential meters in Great Bend and Larned beginning Tuesday, May 15.

May 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ty Cobb: White House job unique

Come May 31, Great Bend native Ty Cobb will retire from his post as legal counsel to President Donald Trump, ending his nearly year-long gig in the White House.

May 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Kids’ biking event Thursday night

The Barton County Health Department will hold its Be Well Kids, Biking Barton County event from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday in the Health Department ...

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The Center holds Mental Health Awareness Day

The Center for Counseling & Consultation held its fifth annual Mental Health Awareness Day on Tuesday to help raise awareness for people in Great Bend and ...

May 22, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Older citizens redefining aging

Older residents have much to offer, Trella Berscheidt told Barton County commissioners Monday morning.

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council honors D.A.R.E. essay winners

The Great Bend City Council and the Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Eduction program Monday night recognized 12 Great Bend fifth-grade students ...

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood Rec Commission activities

The Ellinwood Recreation Commission will be adding hands on activity classes this summer taught by Bailey Baird. Classes will be for ages Kindergarten to 6th ...

May 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Land purchase voids need to replace bridge

Noting it was cheaper than replacing the condemned bridge over the Lischevsky Ditch east of Great Bend, the Great Bend City Council Monday night purchased ...

May 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by The Center for Counseling and Consultation at The Center's Community Based Services Facility ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Howe at McCracken Public Library

The McCracken Public Library will host Priscilla Howe, professional storyteller and puppeteer, at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 1, in the community building.

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


One injured in motorcycle crash

The driver of a motorcycle was seriously injured in a collision with a pickup Saturday afternoon at the intersection of 10th and Frey in Great ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A new and improved Kids’ Fishing Day scheduled for Quivira June 2

Enjoy the outdoors with the whole family with a fishing trip to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge during the annual Kids' Fishing Day on Saturday, June ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Speed limits slowed at N. Washington, 30 Rd

The Barton County Commission slowed things down Monday morning as it established a speed Limit of 45 miles per hour on portions of North Washington ...

May 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Memorial Day closings announced

Barton County business offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


The Great Minigrant Reveal

The Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation recently awarded $15,633.49 in minigrants to educators in local schools. The Foundation awarded 27 minigrants ranging ...

May 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton GED Orientation Classes begin May 21

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon begin its nine-week GED Preparation Class. Students must attend all orientation classes May 21-24, and ...

May 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School sidewalks on summer project list

Sidewalks outside every school in Great Bend USD 428 will be replaced this summer, Superintendent Khris Thexton said.

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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