With the Aug. 2 primary election looming, the Great Bend Tribune has started to receive candidate endorsement letters to the editor. The Tribune ran its policy regarding such letters earlier, but it wouldn't hurt to run it again, so here it is.
There has been much hoopla over the planned Great Bend Transload Facility to be located in the Great Bend Industrial Park west of town. The project has been in the works for about a year and the deal was consummated with a ground breaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the construction site.
Recently, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes met with the other June Jaunt communities. While she had only glowing remarks about this year's event in Great Bend, some other participants were less than enthusiastic.
ELLSWORTH – A judge dismissed the lawsuit filed against the Unified School District 428 School Board and school officials by a Great Bend woman in connection with the assault of her son on a Great Bend High School school bus in February, the attorney for the mother said Thursday afternoon.
Barton County's insurance carrier has denied coverage of the funds not recovered after the Treasurer's Office was scammed out of $48,600 in May, County Administrator Richard Boeckman said Thursday morning.
It's been a long time coming, but ground was finally broken Wednesday afternoon for the new transload facility west of Great Bend. The ceremony took place at the site of the operation in the Great Bend Industrial Park.
After the standoff last August in a Great Bend motel parking lot, Police Chief Cliff Couch was concerned by the lack of having an armored vehicle that would have allowed officers to handle the situation more safely.
The 2016 Barton County Fair opens this week. This annual tradition is a showcase for youth and adults from all over the county to demonstrate talents and be get the recognition they justly deserve. It is also an opportunity for the county to join for a week of family entertainment.
Every year, we Americans come together to celebrate the Fourth of July as Independence Day. This, we believe, is our nation's birthday. But he Continental Congress actually decided to declare independence on July 2, 1776.