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BCC has fun with cowboy-themed Child Education Fair

Barton Community College is inviting everyone who works with children to "Kick Up Your Heels" and play Cowboy at the annual Child Education Fair, set for April 16.

March 22, 2011 | By Tribune staff | News

Second banking group makes sales pitch

LARNED – The second of two prospective banking groups made a sales pitch to the Pawnee County Commissioners Monday.

March 22, 2011 | Jim Misunas | News

Juvenile Services faces short state funding for 2012

Barton County Commissioners approved the application for state grant funding for area juvenile programs, though there are concerns about whether the programs will actually receive full funding this year or not.

March 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Council approves zoning ordinance changes

Streamlining of the system for issues involving property development was approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

March 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Bring on the B.E.A.S.T.

It is fondly referred to by members of the Barton County Sheriff's Office as "the beast."

March 21, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

Community helps 'little angel'

HUDSON - Derek Grabast's second-grade classmates at St. John Elementary School want to help.

March 21, 2011 | Jim Misunas | News

Slain Houston hero had local ties

A good Samaritan who lost his life defending a Houston woman from an armed robber last November has been recognized by Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.

March 19, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Judge to hear motions in Longoria case Tuesday

Barton County District Judge Hannelore Kitts is scheduled to hear and/or rule on pre-trial motions in the case of Adam Joseph Longoria on Tuesday. Longoria, 36, is charged with capital murder in connection with the death of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt of Great Bend last year.

March 18, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

China holds memories of Golden Yesterday

LLINWOOD - Mary Jo Cunningham vividly remembers when U.S. travelers moved primarily by railroad, when the penetrating sound of a whistle and the clickety clack of a train on the track could mean a vacation was in store.

March 18, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News

City and school ballots are ready

According to information from County Clerk Donna Zimmerman, voters can get an early start on the city and school election now, because advanced voting is open for Barton County.

March 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

County seeks over $225,000 in health grants

At a time when Americans are increasingly concerned about both their finances and their health, county officials are trying to do the most they can with government grants that help keep county health programs running, Barton County Health Department Director Lily Akings explained at this week's county commission meeting.

March 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

RSVP Volunteers Ready to Roll

The RSVP van is ready for service after a long process of renovation and repair, said Donna Baugh, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Volunteers who drive people to medical appointments can use the vehicle.

March 17, 2011 | By Tribune staff | News

Locals get break on BCC tuiton hike

Tuition at Barton Community College will increase by $3 per credit hour this fall, but Barton County residents will receive a $3 per credit scholarship to offset the increase.

March 17, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Retired Sterling Police Chief wins $5,000 on “Last Ticket”

Since retiring as police chief of Sterling, four years ago, one of the things Ronald Groth enjoys is playing lottery tickets. His enjoyment turned to excitement this week when he scratched off a $5,000 winning ticket.

March 17, 2011 | | News

County gets another tower location for free

This week, Barton County officials accomplished more in the continuing effort to get improved radio coverage for emergency services in the county.

March 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | 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.

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


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

​Fire reported in Barton County

The Barton County Sheriff's Office along with the Claflin Fire Department and fire units from Ellsworth County responded to a structure fire 3:24 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19. The location of the fire was at 1835 NE 150 Ave.

January 20, 2015 | | News

How would the county respond to Ebola?

It's a frightening possibility, but what would happen if there was an Ebola outbreak in Barton County?

January 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

On the front lines

The Great Bend City Council had a chance to get to know the members of the Police Department a little better when the officers and other personnel were introduced Monday night.

January 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

B-29 restoration effort approved by council

Noting that the popular B-29 Memorial Plaza is a valuable asset as a historical landmark and tourist attraction, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved spending up to $18,050 to help restore the marker.

January 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

Council says farewell to Roberts

It was with regret Monday night that the Great Bend City Council accepted the resignation of First Ward Council Member Edwin Roberts.

January 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

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