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Partington, Allison want city to heal

It wasn't easy for Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison and retired City Administrator Howard Partington to open up about the bitter cyclone that swept them, resigned Police Chief Clifton Couch and the entire city into a anger-laced frenzy.

November 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Voters can check registration info online

Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman encourages all voters to be prepared when they cast their votes in the Nov. 7 general election, and wants folks to know they can still vote prior to the Tuesday balloting.

November 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Special audit: No improprieties found at City Hall

A special audit into city finances targeting alleged improprieties on the part of Mayor Mike Allison and retired City Administrator Howard Partington has found that nothing improper had taken place, Interim City Administrator George Kolb reported Wednesday.

November 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘There’s a lot of good things going on’

With barren walls and only a few stacks of papers and notebooks on his desk, Great Bend Interim City Administrator George Kolb's City Hall office has a very minimalist feel.

October 29, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local general election candidates listed

According to the Barton County Clerk's Office, there are several candidates running in the Nov. 7 general election. These include a number of city, school and other local positions in Barton county.

October 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Flu season could be bad

With the 2017 influenza season looming, the Barton County Health Department is warning it may be a bumpy ride.

October 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Public health, poverty intertwined

In Shelly Schneider's four years as Barton County health director, three things have become abundantly clear to her.

October 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Run-down homes a scary sight

It's not the "Night of the Living Dead," nor are the living dead roaming the streets of Great Bend. But, what some call zombie houses can create nightmares for city officials.

October 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County sees lower jobless rate

TOPEKA - Despite hurricanes that impacted national jobless numbers, Kansas employment remains robust, the Kansas Department of Labor reported Friday.

October 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Alcohol funds fight substance abuse

Barton County's Special Alcohol Fund money will help keep kids from getting involved with drugs and help those who are trying to get their lives back on track, it was announced at the County Commission meeting Monday morning.

October 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A nice gesture

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., introduced last week a resolution "condemning the brutal and senseless attack at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nev., honoring the memory of the victims of the deadly shooting, offering condolences to, and expressing support for, the families and friends of the victims and all of the individuals who were affected by the attack, and applauding the dedication and bravery of law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, medical professionals, hotel security and staff, and community members in responding to the attack."

October 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Barton County ready to battle flu

Editor's note: The Barton County Health Department is holding a special flu shot clinic Saturday, Oct. 28. This is the second story in a two-part series outlining the impact influenza has on Barton County and what county health officials are doing about it.

October 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


FHSU, rural Kansas meeting challenges

The concerns plaguing Fort Hays State University are the same as those plaguing rural Kansas as a whole, FHSU Interim Provost Jeff Briggs said. And, the Hays-based college is doing what it can to meet the needs of those on the High Plains.

October 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sonic data breach hits close to home

It was all about a quick lunch at Sonic in Great Bend. That's how Laura Mason became one of millions of Sonic customers nationwide sucked into a massive data breach of the Oklahoma City-based drive-in fast-food chain.

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Street closings for Christmas parade set

The Home for the Holidays Festival and Parade is just around the corner, and plans are already underway, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Beginning to look like Christmas

Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes looked at her calendar Monday morning and it hit her. Thanksgiving in this week, meaning the annual Home for ...

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A sign of the times

When the Great Bend Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1127 was born over a century ago, it boasted 400 members, a number that jumped ...

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fire alarm saves local resident

A house at 2111 21st Street in Great Bend was a total loss following a fire Monday morning, Fire Chief Luke McCormick said. But, thanks ...

November 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Voter turnout a mixed bag

There were few surprises after the Barton County Commission met as the Board of Canvassers Monday morning to review the ballots from last Tuesday's ...

November 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Give the winners a chance

The election is over. The voters have spoken. There are new faces in local halls of power.

November 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Give the winners a chance

The election is over. The voters have spoken. There are new faces in local halls of power.

November 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


GBHS thanks veterans

Jamie Hutchinson was emotional and a little uncomfortable at the podium, looking out over the Great Bend High School gym packed with students for the ...

November 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


License to fly

Kansans, along with all U.S. citizens, wanting to fly will face stricter identification requirements when they take to the skies. A 12-year-old federal law ...

November 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansans dispose of 6 tons of medicines

TOPEKA - Barton County residents pitched in 200 pounds of unused medicines as they joined all Kansans in safely disposing over six tons of medications during ...

November 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Vet Day event planned at Barton County memorial

Although there have been no new addition this year, the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee will carry on the tradition of hosting a Veterans Day event ...

November 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Andrasek captures Great Bend mayor’s seat

As of Tuesday night, political newcomer Joe Andrasek won the Great Bend mayoral race, surpassing Brock McPherson and Allene Owen, both of who are currently ...

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bridge replacement finally on track

It's been a long road, but a contract to replace a bridge one mile east of Great Bend on East Barton County Road was ...

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Election polling locations listed

On Tuesday, Barton County voters will head to the polls to cast ballots in a general election featuring several city/school elections, as well as ...

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Search for new police chief in progress

Interim Great Bend City Administrator George Kolb told the City Council Monday night that he and the Police Chief Selection Committee has been meeting regularly ...

November 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


For two years, all seemed good

Editor's note: This is the second of two stories detailing an exclusive Great Bend Tribune interview with Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison and retired ...

November 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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