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Just giving a heads up

Great Bend City Sanitarian Austin LaViolette was out of his office most of the day Wednesday at the site of an emergency abatement. The property was packed with trash, his Great Bend Public Works Department Sanitation Division had to take immediate action.

June 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Governor likes what he sees in Great Bend

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer took a look at Great Bend Wednesday afternoon during a quick visit that included a brief tour and conversations with governmental and business leaders.

June 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Suchy retires as public works director

With regrets, the Great Bend City Council Monday night reluctantly approved the retirement of long-time Public Works Director Charlie Suchy. In a letter to the council, he made his intentions known to leave the city after over 30 years effective Friday.

June 04, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘It touches everyone’

The theme for this year's Relay for Life of Barton County is "Super Heros Wanted." The Barton County Commission Monday morning answered the call as it approved a proclamation honoring the relay for Life which takes place Friday.

June 04, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned trail named national recreational trail

LARNED - Continuing the expansion of recreational opportunities on public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Thursday designated 19 National Recreation trails in 17 states, including one at Fort Larned National Historic Site. The action added more than 370 miles to the national recreation trails system of more than 1,000 trails in all 50 states.

May 31, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sexual assault awareness a success

The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning heard an update on April's observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month from Domestic and Sexual Violence Program Director Becky Davis of the Family Crisis Center.

May 31, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County marks courthouse’s first century

While county officials are proud of the stately, century-old Barton County Courthouse and its condition, they also want the public to know the grand structure is showing its age.

May 29, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Torch bearers

The glowing torch held high, area and local law enforcement personnel Tuesday morning joined athletes from the Barton County Storm Special Olympics Team for the 2018 installment of the annual Torch Run.

May 29, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Street Stroll Family Night Thursday

Family Night at the Square is set for 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Jack Kilby Square in Downtown Great Bend. Barton County Health Educator Janel Rose said there are many special activities planned.

May 28, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


They will milk cows no more

A fleet of semi-trucks with cattle trailers rolled into Great Bend Wednesday, their destination was the Hiss Dairy.

May 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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 parking lot at 1300 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. This is for children ages 5 to 12 years old only.

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | 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 for writing outstanding essays as a part of the 2018 second semester D.A.R.E. classes.

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | 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 property that would allow access to farm land that would otherwise have been isolated.

May 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | 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 Avenue north of 30 Road, as well as on 30 Road at an intersection that was the scene of a crash that killed 18-year-old Shealee A. Stover on April 17.

May 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Primary canvass nets only slight change

In the end, the numbers changed slightly, but the overall results of last Tuesday's primary election remained the same.

August 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tribune to unveil new website

In just a few days the Great Bend Tribune will debut a redesigned website at www.gbtribune.com with a revamped look, better presentation of ...

August 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New GB admin eyes city/county cooperation

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took time to welcome a new government officials to town. They were introduced to Kendal Francis, who was appointed ...

August 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Vote canvass an important job

It is an important task the Barton County Commission will undertake when it meets as the Board of County Canvassers at 8:30 a.m ...

August 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

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 ...

August 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ensuring kids’ safety

Newly minted Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Kelon Parr stood in the parking lot outside the Unified School District 428 office Friday morning, studying a black-and-red ...

August 10, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Appraiser continuing re-inspections

The Barton County Appraisers Office is currently finishing its annual re-inspection of 17 percent of the county as required to state law, County Appraiser Barb ...

August 09, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City fills IT post; PD staff nearly full

It was new Great Bend City Administrator Kendal Francis' first City Council meeting Monday night and he had a bit of good news.

August 09, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City abates former hotel property

Among the Great Bend properties abated by the City Council Monday night was former Highland Hotel (now known as the Great Bend Hotel and Convention ...

August 08, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Milsap, Moeder survive council primary

In the first-ever non-partisan primary in Barton County held for the Great Bend City Council Ward 1 Tuesday, Jessica Milsap and Alan Moeder stamped their ...

August 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


With library issue resolved, city to publish budget

The City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Public Library have closed a troubled chapter in their relationship. As the council approved publishing its ...

August 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council seeks to rebid 8th Street work

After a sometimes heated discussion, the Great Bend City Council Monday night vote to toss out all four bids it had received for paving the ...

August 06, 2018 | | Local News


Tractor Supply Inc. coming to Great Bend

The City Council Monday night approved allowing Tractor Supply Inc. to temporarily use a septic tank system when it puts in its planned new store ...

August 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Saying thanks and offering encouragement

The RSVP of Central Kansas' annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet last Thursday night was a pep rally of sorts.

August 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Primary voting sites listed

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

August 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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