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Sidewalk solution signed

City officials have approved a program that will help improve access to the Arkansas River recreation areas from Stone Lake.

April 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Barton art lovers dance to stardom

Ten area celebrities showed their star power Tuesday night, raising $23,089 for Barton Community College through the "Dancing with the Barton Stars" competition.

April 19, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Burglars grab money for boy's surgery

SEWARD - Donations that were intended for an 8-year-old boy's expensive medical procedure were stolen, and the area Crime Stoppers organization is seeking information about who took it.

April 19, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Former teacher charged with soliciting teens

A former Ellinwood High School teacher, now living in Topeka, has been charged in Barton County District Court with two felony counts of electronic sexual solicitation of a minor between the age of 14 and 16 years.

April 19, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Hoisington remembers

HOISINGTON - Time stood still on April 2001 for the small community of Hoisington when the fury of the plains struck with unrelenting force, tearing through the city, destroying hearts and homes.

April 19, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Commission bypasses low bid on heat

County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg turned to American poet Carl Sandburg to argue in favor of accepting a low bid on a county project when the Barton County Commission met Monday, but Sandburg did not carry the day.

April 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Great Bend city government reorganizes for another year

Great Bend City Council reorganized Monday night, implementing the decisions that local voters made in the April 5 election.

April 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


BOOK WORMS

Kindle, iBook, NOOK eReader.

April 18, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Injured passenger flown to Wichita; driver arrested for DUI

A Great Bend man suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol was arrested after an injury accident Sunday night.

April 18, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Treasurer’s Office remodel begins this week

Patrons of the Barton County Treasurer's Office will need to work on the ground floor when they come to the courthouse for the next couple of weeks.

April 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Voices for the voiceless

On Jan. 11, 2007, Treasa Lynn Carter was brutally stabbed to death by her husband in Pawnee Rock. Prior to her death, there had been reports loud arguments in the home, but not of violence.

April 16, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


‘Dancing with the Barton Stars’

It's almost show time. Five pairs of local celebrities, who have been polishing their moves for the past two months, will hit the stage dancing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as the main attraction of "Dancing with the Barton Stars." Their stage is the Barton Community College fine arts stage and their goal is to raise funds and awareness for renovating the college's 40-year-old Fine Arts Auditorium.

April 15, 2011 | | News


WAR STORIES

Crystal Cross, Great Bend High School English teacher, wants to bring the war in Iraq and Afghanistan home to Great Bend. Not physically, of course, but mentally and emotionally for her students.

April 14, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


THIS IS ONLY A TEST

As the Great Bend mock disaster drill, simulating a tornado touching down in the city, wrapped up Thursday afternoon, the area fell under a real tornado watch.

April 14, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Wear blue today

As of the end of 2010, there were 211 children with open child abuse and neglect cases in Barton county.

April 14, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


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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.

February 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Thank A Farmer

When Jerry Esfeld prepared for an agricultural program at Riley School, ice cream was part of her lesson plan.

February 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Commercial vehicle renewal deadline Friday

For anyone one who has to renew a commercial vehicle tag, Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra has two important pieces of advice.

February 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Veterans’ hunt delivers much-needed camaraderie

BARTON COUNTY - The Wounded Warriors Pheasant Hunt started as a way to thank veterans for their service by Crosby's Wildgame Adventures and members and sponsors of Pheasants Forever Chapter No. 504 of Barton and Stafford counties.

February 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | News


Family Crisis Center receives sexual assault services grant

TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday announced the recipients of the $267,572 grant from the 2015 Federal Sexual Assault Services Program. SASP grants provide intervention; advocacy; accompaniment to court, medical facilities, and police departments; support services; and related assistance to adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault; family and household members of sexual assault victims; and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault victimization.

February 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Kansas must match jobs to those wanting them

Ostensibly, the employment picture in the nation as a whole and in Kansas is a rosy one, said Linda L. Bonewell, human resources manager for Fuller Industries. But, the numbers only show part of the picture.

February 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


CHAMBER PRIDE

Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development leaders want to give members every advantage to being a Chamber member.

February 23, 2015 | Jim Misunas | News


Dannebohm eyeing resignation

TOPEKA – Although it remains unofficial, a heartbroken J. Basil Dannebohm said Monday he may resign his seat in the Kansas Legislature due to the debilitating ravages of his young onset Parkinson's disease.

February 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


​Arson reported on Plum Street

The house at 207 Plum St. was heavily damaged by fire early Friday, for the second time in two years. After investigation by the Great Bend Fire Department and the Kansas Fire Marshal's Office, police were asked to take an arson case.

February 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


County honors FFA, future of agriculture

The world of agriculture is changing, and so is a long-standing youth program that promotes it.

February 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Nels Lindberg honored as NextGen Leader of the Year

Nels Lindberg was recognized as the 2014 NextGen Leader of the Year for his continuous efforts to improve the Great Bend community.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Community pride earns Westfall 2014 Citizen of the Year award

There are countless people raised in Great Bend who are proud of their hometown. But none have exhibited more pride than Jan Westfall.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Great Bend Co-op Association earns Business of the Year honor

Fifty five years ago, when Great Bend's landscape looked a lot different than it does now, the Great Bend Co-op Association was just getting started with first-year sales of under $1 million.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Fort Zarah Club celebrates 86 years

Pauline Schneider considers herself a life-time member of the The Fort Zarah Club. The former Home Demonstration Unit was organized on Feb. 11, 1929, at the home of Hazel McDonald, Schneider's mother.

February 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Becoming ‘Organ Wise’

First grade students at Eisenhower Elementary School ended the day Friday in a special assembly courtesy of Barton County Extension Agents Bernie Unruh and Donna Krug. Forty-five boys and girls crowded into the classroom where they met "Miguel," the Organ Wise Kid, and several organs in his body, including his heart, brain, lungs, intestines and many more.

February 20, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


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