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Crime Stoppers seeks info on home invasion

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about an altercation that occurred Feb. 28 at 1305 MacArthur Road. Although they arrested Travis Myers, the adult son of Great Bend City Councilman Randy Myers, on suspicion of domestic battery of his brother Nathan, authorities said Thursday that they'd like to hear from anyone who may have seen people entering the house early that morning.

March 10, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


One more day until Tribune's Sunflower Spelling Bee

Saturday's Sunflower Spelling Bee will be a battle of champions, with the winners receiving medals, scholarships and other prizes, including the grand prize of a trip to the week-long national bee in Washington, D.C.

March 10, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Fire departments respond to vehicle fires

Fire departments from Ellinwood and Great Bend responded to two separate vehicle fires on Tuesday and early Wednesday. Both caused major damage but no serious injuries.

March 10, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Prevention specialist comments on 'Skins'

A local community prevention specialist warns parents that MTV's new TV series "Skins" depicts teens who display unsafe behavior without consequences. Christina Hayes with the Northwest Kansas Regional Prevention Center said parents should be aware of the show and talk to their teenagers about real life vs. MTV.

March 08, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Zoo Society gets wild

Membership has its privileges, at least for those who join the Great Bend Zoological Society.

March 08, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Stiles to join self-defense, empowerment event for girls

Former professional basketball player and Claflin native Jackie Stiles will help present an afternoon and evening of empowering activities for young girls.

March 06, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Prevention specialist comments on ‘Skins’

A local community prevention specialist warns parents that MTV's new TV series "Skins" depicts teens who display unsafe behavior without consequences. Christina Hayes with the Northwest Kansas Regional Prevention Center said parents should be aware of the show and talk to their teenagers about real life vs. MTV.

March 04, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Zoo news: Animal physicals continue at Brit Spaugh Zoo

Toby, the 5-year-old spotted leopard at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, had his annual physical Wednesday, and a visit from local dentist and mayor Dr. Mike Allison.

March 02, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Local News


10th Walk Kansas forming teams

This marks the 10th year for Walk Kansas, a statewide fitness challenge coordinated by K-State Research and Extension. Teams are forming now for the eight-week challenge that starts March 13 and concludes on May 7, said Donna Krug at the Barton County Extension office.

March 01, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Countdown begins for spelling bee

With the Great Bend Tribune's Sunflower Spelling Bee less than two weeks away, coordinators are working on final details. This year's bee will see as many as 76 contestants from 66 counties.

February 26, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Library announces March activities

Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will have several activities for children in March, starting with the birthday celebration of "Green Eggs and Ham" author Dr. Seuss. There will also be free movies, and four days of scheduled activities during spring break, said Eric Coulbourne, children's librarian.

February 26, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Local News


One killed, two injured in collision

A Great Bend man died and two people were injured on Saturday, after vehicles collided at the U.S. 281/K-19 junction, 11 miles north of St. John in Barton County.

February 26, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Legislators discuss budget, redistricting

Sen. Ruth Teichman, R-Stafford, said western Kansas may have one less senator when voting districts are redrawn in 2013 to keep them relatively equal in population.

February 26, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Some accidents weather-related

The Barton County Sheriff's Office and other area law enforcement agencies responded to several accidents last Thursday when the roads were icy.

February 26, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bill to allow alcohol sales in grocery stores draws concern

A spokesman for the Northwest Kansas Regional Prevention Center says a proposed law to allow wine and spirits to be sold in grocery and convenience stores would increase youth access.

February 24, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


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Barton employees receive raises

The floor was open for members of the public wishing to comment on Barton Community College's budget for the next year, but no one ...

August 14, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 Budget approved

It's official: The mill levy for Great Bend USD 428 will decrease by an estimated 4.8 mills for the 2018-2019 school year. The ...

August 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Free trade

During his visit to Doonan Specialized Trailers in Great Bend this week, Sen. Pat Roberts spoke about how free trade benefits Kansas agriculture and industries ...

August 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Growing issue: Forum to explore KS marijuana laws

The products in Jan Morton's store, Essential Oils, are legal in all 50 states, thanks to the 2014 Farm Bill that distinguished "hemp" from ...

August 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bellendir trial set for Nov. 14

The senior judge overseeing the criminal case against Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said 100 jurors were called for a July 16 trial before it ...

August 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Made in Great Bend, America

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) toured Doonan Specialized Trailers on Wednesday and heard first-hand how tariffs on steel and aluminum are hurting the local manufacturing plant ...

August 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Straub headed to a second term

Barton County Commissioner Alicia (Schartz) Straub has won the Republican primary and will go on to run for a second term in November. She represents ...

August 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


New trial set in rape case

A man facing more than 50 years in prison for raping a Great Bend woman will get a new jury trial, now that the Kansas ...

August 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SET IN STONE

HOISINGTON - A limestone house and barn located west of Hoisington could be headed for the Register of Historic Kansas Places, but only if the next ...

August 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


On-site enrollment starts Tuesday

On-site enrollment for USD 428 students will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 7 and 8, at the various school buildings. Sign up will be from ...

August 02, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 proposes 4.8 mill levy drop

Great Bend USD 428 will ask for less money from taxpayers this year. On Thursday, the school board approved the publication of a proposed budget ...

August 02, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Driscoll hearing postponed

The preliminary hearing for a Great Bend man charged with secretly photographing or recording customers at a local tanning salon on a cellphone has been ...

August 02, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo news: Leave the kites alone

People have been bringing abandoned Mississippi kites to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo for raptor rehabilitation, but Zoo Supervisor Sara Hamlin said most of ...

August 01, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Croslin in court on drug charges

When Deputy Sierra Thorne saw Michael "Spike" Croslin driving a car last November, she knew he didn't have a driver's license. That encounter ...

August 01, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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