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Rec Commission improving social media

Just in time for baseball and softball season, the Great Bend Recreation Commission plans to improve its presence on Facebook.

May 09, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Vandalism to signs costs thousands

An upturn in the amount of vandalism to road signs is costly and potentially dangerous, local law enforcement officers report.

May 09, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Serving those who serve

Continuing their efforts to honor those serving the United States in the armed forces, Great Bend High School English students of Crystal Cross will hold a bicycle/walking rally Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park.

May 09, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


3i Show up in the air

As the 57th-annual 3i Show closed Friday in Garden City, the site of the 58th show remained uncertain.

May 07, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Claflin to hold school reunion

CLAFLIN - "Once a Wildcat-Always a Wildcat" will be the theme as the city of Claflin holds an All-School Reunion on May 29 with a day filled with activities.

May 07, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Longoria attorneys want sodomy charge dropped

Attorneys for the man accused of murdering a 14-year-old Great Bend girl have asked the court to dismiss a charge of criminal sodomy, saying it creates double jeopardy.

May 07, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


A chance to shine

The Olympics came to Great Bend Friday.

May 06, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Historic bridge research leads underground

County Engineer Clark Rusco and his staff are hip-deep in history these days. Maybe deeper.

May 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


BCC to conduct emergency drills

Anyone who drives past Barton Community College this Saturday may see several police cars and a couple of ambulances on campus. But they shouldn't reach for a cell phone to call 911, college officials said, because it's all part of a planned learning event.

May 05, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Yessenia Bustamante chosen as Cinco de Mayo Queen

Knowing something about her Mexican heritage helped Yessenia Bustamante in her quest to become this year's Cinco de Mayo Queen for Great Bend's annual celebration. But a desire to help others is what cinched the decision for the judges.

May 05, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

Fourty years ago, the Great Bend High School music department needed a grand piano. This need spawned a tradition that continues to this day – the annual GBHS Variety Show.

May 05, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


County saves tax dollars on trash hauling

Barton County officials found this week that they can save more than $2,500 by changing how they deal with county trash.

May 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Second time in a week, gas prices rise again

For the second time in less than a week, local gasoline prices have increased by a dime, rising Wednesday to $3.86.

May 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


City staff prepares for busy summer season

Getting ready for its warm weather busy season is requiring a great deal of extra effort for city crews, according to a report City Administrator Howard Partington prepared for the Great Bend City Council this week.

May 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Area students learn all about safety

Area fourth and fifth graders braved the wind on Wednesday to spend some time learning about safety at Veteran's Park. With over 20 safety stations and demonstrations, students from three counties attended the event.

May 04, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


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​Driver seriously injured in rollover

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an injury accident that occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, in the 100 block of NE 10 Road.

January 23, 2015 | | News


Suspicious fire destroys home

A two-story home in rural Barton County was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon.

January 23, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Stafford suspect escapes search

STAFFORD - A suspect wanted on arrest warrants fled to Pratt County and escaped a search from various law enforcement agencies south of Stafford Wednesday evening.

January 22, 2015 | | News


Ticket to Work helps people with disabilities find jobs

People of central Kansas who are on Social Security disability have a new partner available who can help transition them to long-term employment. Rosewood Services has contracted with Social Security to become an Employment Network for the five-county service area of Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford counties.

January 22, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


BCC sets new teacher credential standards

Barton Community College will change its polices on faculty credentials to comply with changes in Kansas Board of Regents regulations, BCC Vice President Dr. Penny Quinn told the college's board of trustees on Thursday. Now, off-campus instructors will need to have the same minimum credentials as full-time faculty.

January 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Health Department wants to boost HPV vaccination rates

The Barton County Health Department has been chosen to participate in the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Initiative, Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

January 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Two cars stolen, recovered

Two cars were stolen Wednesday in what appears to be related cases. Both vehicles have been recovered by the Great Bend Police Department, Detective David Bailey said Thursday.

January 22, 2015 | | News


Winter isn’t over yet

Although the Golden Belt area has experienced a warm-up over the weekend, Barton County Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller cautions that winter weather can return at any time to the area.

January 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

January 21, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


​Vehicles collide in Russell County

RUSSELL - A Russell man was taken to Russell Regional Hospital with a possible injury on Tuesday after vehicles collided on U.S. 281, 2 miles south of Russell.

January 21, 2015 | | News


Edmonds resigns from House budget committee

TOPEKA - Citing an already heavy work load in the Kansas House, veteran local lawmaker John Edmonds resigned from the state House Appropriations Committee, relinquishing his position as its vice chairman.

January 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


A WORTHY INVESTMENT

If one goes back two or three years, they would find the condition of the flood control levees around Great Bend had deteriorated, a fact driven home in less-than-flattering reports from the United States Army Corps of Engineers in the past.

January 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Spin fitness

LARNED - LA Psycle is spinning its way to success.

January 20, 2015 | | News


​Rollover accident under investigation

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rollover accident that was discovered around 4:15 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of NE 30 Road. It was determined that the owner of the vehicle, a 2010 Dodge Avenger, was Ahmad Walker, 22, a student at Barton Community College. The occupants of the car were located with the help of BCC security.

January 20, 2015 | | News


2015 tax sale in the works

The Barton County Commission Monday morning paved the way for the 2015 tax sale by authorizing tracts of real estate be sold for back taxes.

January 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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