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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 and, among other things has prepared a "target" or "profile" of what the city is looking for in its next chief who will replace the resigned Clifton Couch.

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 City Administrator Howard Partington. This was their first interview since the controversy between the city and now resigned Police Chief Clifton Couch erupted. This story delves into their side of the allegations Couch leveled at them.

November 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Remember our veterans

At 11 p.m. Nov. 11, 1918, the guns fell silent across Europe as World War I came to an unofficial end with the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany. The Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919, which officially ended the "Great War."

November 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Adoption touches many lives

Recognizing the importance of adoption, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation declaring November as National Adoption Month, Sunday as Adoption Sunday, and Saturday, Nov. 18, as National Adoption Day.

November 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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


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One size doesn’t fit all

It was a chance for Barton County officials to see what they have in common with counties from around the state, as well as what ...

November 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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


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