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Great Bend city pool to close early

The Wetlands at Great Bend Aquatic Center will close on Friday, Aug. 14, for the last time this summer, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night. "Due to...

July 20, 2015 | | Local News

Great Bend City Council deems structures as unsafe

In keeping with its priority to clean up the city by razing dilapidated structures, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved resolutions deeming structures on five properties as dangerous...

July 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Jack Stevenson 1930 - 2015

HOLDREGE, Neb. - John "Jack" Stevenson, 84, died July 17, 2015, at the Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. surrounded by his loving family. John "Jack" James Stevenson was born on Aug. 31, 19...

July 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

James W. “Jim” Oliver 1924 - 2015

James W. "Jim" Oliver, 90, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away July 17, 2015, at Brookdale Senior Living in Great Bend. He was born July 29, 1924, at Madison, the youngest of three...

July 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

Scam alert

The Hoisington Police Department responded to the report of a FRAUD/SCAM to a local business. Investigation revealed that a male caller had contacted a Hoisington business alleging they had not pai...

July 20, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Keeping them out of jail

Central Kansas Community Corrections Director Amy Boxberger summed up what her agency does in one sentence Monday morning. "Our program is to keep people out of prison." Indeed, that is the miss...

July 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Larned, Hoisington start Legion post-season play

ELLIS -- Larned and Hoisington are scheduled to start American Legion post-season baseball action Monday night at Ellis. Ellis (10-8) meets Hoisington (1-18) at 6 p.m. followed by Larned (13-11) a...

July 20, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

Barton adds fourth signing from Volunteer state

Perhaps a game in Memphis should be in the works for the Barton Community College women's basketball team.The Cougars added a fourth signee from the Memphis area this past week bringing the total t...

July 20, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Commission OKs revised CKCC budget

In April, the Barton County Commission OKed the 2016 Central Kansas Community Corrections Comprehensive Plan request totaling $468,482. This basically amounts to the CKCC's budget, but the funds c...

July 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Hays Medical Center Lifeline service now equipped with GPS

In the past, HaysMed Lifeline subscribers had to be at home or close to it to benefit from the service. But today's subscribers can be anywhere in the United States and assured that h...

July 20, 2015 | | Business

​Shot fired in altercation in Great Bend

A man told police he was grazed by a bullet during a confrontation in the 2000 block of 11th St. around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch said. The injury was described as m...

July 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​Kanza Indian historian Ron Parks to speak at Historical Society

Kansas history expert Ron Parks from Manhattan will be the guest speaker at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located just south of the Arkansas River on U....

July 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton to host meet and greet for new Foundation Director

Barton Community College will host a "Meet and Greet" for its new Executive Director of the Foundation Nancy Wiebe at 2:30-4 p.m. July 30 at Great Bend Coffee Company, 2015 Lakin Ave. in Great Ben...

July 20, 2015 | | Local News

Strangers share what the last photo on their phone means to them

What’s the last photo you took on your phone? Maybe it’s a selfie, a photo of your family or something random you saw on the street.Whatever it is, artist Ivan Cash wants to know.Cash visits differ...

July 20, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Trending Topics

Meet your child’s next best friend

Meet Musio — your child’s new robot friend.No, this isn’t a robot you buy in the toy section. Musio, developed by the machine learning company AKA, carries on normal conversations with humans and e...

July 20, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

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