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Drumming up support

A.J. Mosier, Hoisington, is a band member on a mission, and he brought that mission to the attention of board members at the USD 431 Board of Education meeting on Monday, Dec. 1.

December 16, 2014 | Veronica Coons | News


Giving Tuesday pays off with $127K for charity

When the Golden Belt Community Foundation introduced central Kansas to Giving Tuesday, the result was $127,245 raised for area communities, said Christy Tustin, director of the foundation.

December 16, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


Well to monitor the spread of contamination

A monitoring well will be installed on city property at the southwest corner of 10th and Morphy to track the spread of gasoline that leaked at the site many years ago, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night.

December 16, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


D.A.R.E. essay winners honored by City Council

The Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Eduction program joined forces with local businesses at Monday night's City Council meeting to recognize 12 fifth-grade students for writing outstanding essays as a part of their D.A.R.E. classes.

December 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


PLAYGROUND PARTNERSHIP

Calling it a good idea, the Great Bend City Council Monday night joined forces with the Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club to make playground improvements at Brit Spaugh Park.

December 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


Driver ejected during police pursuit

A driver who was being pursued by the Russell Police Department last Friday afternoon was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned.

December 15, 2014 | | News


Audubon's Christmas Bird Count underway

The public is invited to take part in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which started Sunday and continues through the first week of January.

December 15, 2014 | | News


Larned conducts housing ribbon-cutting

LARNED - The wind was howling, but Larned Mayor Bob Pivonka celebrated the long-awaited $3.2 million City of Larned-sponsored housing project with a ribbon cutting Monday.

December 15, 2014 | Jim Misunas | News


​State explains oil valuation process

Editor's note: In Sunday's Great Bend Tribune, we reported how the falling price of oil will result in a lower valuation for Barton County in 2015, which will result in less tax being collected on leases. We asked the Kansas Department of Revenue - Property Value Division (PVD) to explain the process for setting the value of oil each year. The following in a summary of the response.

December 15, 2014 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Drug runner sentenced to 18 years

TOPEKA – A driver stopped in western Kansas with more than five pounds of methamphetamine was sentenced Monday to 18 years in federal prison.

December 15, 2014 | | News


Kid bell ringer willing to help

HOISINGTON - Ashlynn Steinert is a pint-sized typical 8-year-old girl.

December 15, 2014 | Jim Misunas | News


Family Crisis Center expands services

Sadly, Family Crisis Center Director Laura Patzner said her agency stays busy.

December 15, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News


SAFETY MEASURES

Primus Sterilizer, based in Omaha, Neb., has been in the international spotlight recently because it's thanks in part to their autoclave machine that the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit has been able to successfully treat two patients that were on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in Africa.

December 13, 2014 | Veronica Coons | News


GBPD car cam in use

A video record

December 13, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


GBPD buys body cameras

After a Ferguson, Mo., police officer fatally shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9, and the subsequent rioting, the Obama administration suggested more body cameras for police officers. As it turns out, law enforcement agencies throughout the nation were already headed in that direction.

December 13, 2014 | Susan Thacker | News


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Two arrested after pursuit

Two adult males under age 21 were arrested Thursday night after a police pursuit in the city of Great Bend.

January 17, 2015 | | News


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