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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 Ellinwood Hospital District and Barton Community College trustee elections. Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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 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


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Holiday donations

The Golden Belt Community Foundation hosted the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee Thursday morning to celebrate the results of Giving Tuesday Nov. 28. It ...

December 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Program brings food to needy local seniors

A host of local partners are joining the Kansas Food Bank to bring a new federal food program for low-income seniors to Barton County, said ...

December 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council’s number-one goal: Serve the community

It was an eye opening experience for the newly elected Great Bend City officials as Interim City Administrator George Kolb Wednesday afternoon discussed the ins ...

December 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New city council members learn the ropes

Although they won't officially be a part of the City of Great Bend governing body until January, the meeting Monday afternoon was a chance ...

December 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


SRCA dragstrip sees more spectators

Hank Denning and the other volunteer members of the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association often ask themselves if what they do at the famed Great ...

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2018 appraisal process underway

The Barton County Appraiser's Office has started its final review process, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. This is a process where appraisals for the ...

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Additional work to Radium Bridge OKed

In June, the Barton County Commission approved L&M Contractors of Great Bend performing long-needed repairs to a bridge over the Arkansas River southwest of ...

December 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs buying more auto defib units

When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, seconds count. That is why a divided Great Bend City Council Monday night approved buying the 10 automatic ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New city HR director introduced

The City of Great Bend has a new human resources director, Interim City Administrator George Kolb announced to the City Council Monday night. Hired was ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission moves on courthouse repairs

All five Barton County commissioners agreed Monday morning that something must be done to preserve the stately Barton County Courthouse turns which turns 100 years ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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