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Beating victim recants original statement

The arrest warrant has been dropped against the Great Bend man originally sought by Great Bend authorities for allegedly beating and cutting of his ex-fiance a week ago and who turned himself to the Gardner police Thursday, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said Friday.

February 11, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News


Opie honored as Citizen of the Year

A young law school graduate returned to his hometown in 1954. Since then, he's wrapped his mind and hands around community projects that have helped to advance and shape Great Bend and central Kansas.

February 11, 2012 | Special to the Tribune | News


Tim Miller Enterprises named Business of the Year

Since he was 14 years old, Tim Miller has been dedicating all his resources to building a legacy now known as Tim Miller Enterprises. After over 50 years of hard work and perseverance, the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development is recognizing Miller and his numerous business ventures with the 2011 Business of the Year Award.

February 11, 2012 | Special to the Tribune | News


UWCK makes campaign goal

They made it.

February 10, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News


Rural contracts for fire protection approved

Great Bend Fire Department will provide fire protection to four townships in Barton County for 2012 and without a cent of inflation over last year's prices, according to contracts approved by the Great Bend City Council this week.

February 10, 2012 | Chuck Smith | News


New regulations approved for Great Bend Cemetery

Long hours of study, meeting and writing were accepted by the Great Bend City Council this week when it approved the proposed amendments to the city's cemetery rules.

February 09, 2012 | Chuck Smith | News


Barton County residents received $4.6 million in EITC

ST. LOUIS – Almost 2,200 Barton County taxpayers received more than $4.6 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) last year, an average of $2,112.

February 09, 2012 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Great Bend man turns himself in

The Great Bend man sought by Great Bend authorities for alleged involvement in the beating and cutting of his ex-girlfriend on Sunday turned himself in to police in Gardner Thursday afternoon, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said.

February 09, 2012 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


No wrecks since improvements

Since improvements were made in the Broadway and Harrison intersection, there has been a marked reduction in accidents, according to statistics presented to the Great Bend City Council this week. But there is still a need for the signal, according to a dissenting member of the council.

February 09, 2012 | Chuck Smith | News


Judge to announce Longoria venue Monday

The decision of whether or not to move Adam Longoria's capital murder trial away from Barton County won't be announced until Monday, District Judge Hannelore Kitts said.

February 08, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News


Pretrial rulings from Wednesday’s hearing

District Judge Hannelore Kitts will issue her decision on the venue issue for the Adam Longoria case next Monday. Kitts did rule on several other pretrial issues on Wednesday, including:

February 08, 2012 | | News


Police identify alleged attacker

The Great Bend Police Department has released the name of a Great Bend man suspected of beating his ex-girlfriend and cutting her with a knife multiple times on Sunday. They are looking for 30-year-old Tad Tylor Heath Hall, Detective David Bailey said.

February 08, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News


Mute swan's death linked to bird's age

A mute swan that died recently at Veterans Memorial Lake apparently died of health problems related to old age, according to Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory.

February 08, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News


Convention center needs major investment

City officials are continuing to seek answers to the question, which is the Great Bend Convention Center, and it looks like they were right when they initially suspected the project will require a sizeable investment, though the facility was "given" to the city.

February 08, 2012 | Chuck Smith | News


Get yer red-hots!

As snow returned to the community on Tuesday, it may not have seemed like spring is just around the corner, and, as the Great Plains is known to show, it may not be.

February 08, 2012 | Chuck Smith | News


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Barton Foundation honors Brad and Sarah Shirer with Distinguished Service Award

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Brad and Sarah Shirer with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 45th commencement on Friday.

May 16, 2015 | | News


Barton Community College honors Outstanding Graduates at commencement

Kami Maxwell of Odin and Ambonirina Nathanael Razafindrabe of Antananarvio, Madagascar were named Barton Community College's 2015 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards, after which they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college's 45th commencement ceremony Friday.

May 16, 2015 | | News


​Youth Bike Safety Rodeo set for May 29

Barton County children ages 5 to 12 years can have a great start to a safe summer by participating in the Bike Safety Rodeo the morning of Friday, May 29. It will be held at the small ball field on the northwest side of Brit Spaugh Park, near 22nd and Morton St.

May 16, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


​No easy answers for pool issue

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees may vote to shut down the 45-year-old swimming pool in the next three years, or it may look for more ways to finance costly maintenance and repairs. The options were discussed last Thursday at a board study session, and could be on the agenda as action item at the May 28 meeting.

May 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Questions arise on BCC board vacancy

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees may not be able to appoint a replacement for trustee-elect Bob Mead, who died on May 4, as quickly as planned. Great Bend attorney Brock McPherson said that because he received the most votes after Mead in the April election, he should be the person who fills the post when it becomes vacant in July.

May 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


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