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Headhunter hired to find city adminstrator

The search for a new city administrator has begun.

February 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


What’s up at the bottoms?

In noting the facilities successes from the past year, Kansas Wetlands Education Center Director Curtis Wolf said it is important to thank all those who made it possible.

February 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington High 2018 Winter Homecoming

February 05, 2018 | Hugo Gonzalez | Local News


Rankin pleads guilty to sexual exploitation

A jury trial for Jeffrey Allen Rankin of Great Bend was set to begin Monday but was canceled Friday afternoon after he entered guilty pleas to two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, in Barton County District Court.

February 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dairy Queen, 2302 N. Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Brooke with greeters Dale MacKinney and Brandon Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Snowfall forecast for Tuesday

WICHITA -- A winter storm will bring a round of snow to portions of the area late Monday night into Tuesday evening. The highest snow accumulations are expected across northern Kansas, with to 2 to 4 inches are possible. Further south, light snow may accumulate to an inch or less with a small chance for a light wintry mix across southeast Kansas.

February 05, 2018 | Karma Byers | Local News


Hit-and-run victim identified

The victim that was hit by a vehicle on Saturday evening has been identified as Rose Younger. The vehicle and women that the police were looking for has also been found and it is believed they were not involved in the fatal hit-and-run, Great Bend Police Chief David Bailey said.

February 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hit-and-run victim identified

Police are continuing their investigation into a hit-and-run collision Saturday evening that caused the death of a woman walking home from church in Great Bend. The victim has been identified as Rose Younger, 90, of Great Bend.

February 05, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Tunneling in

Great Bend farmers market vendors didn't have far to go this year to get up to speed on the latest programs available to help serve their customers and promote locally grown food. The Kansas Department of Agriculture chose the city as one of its five regional locations for Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Certified Farmer Training.

February 04, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Roses for Rozie

Thirty dozen roses were delivered to the Great Bend Senior Center on Friday - a surprise for Site Manager Rozena Tomlin on her birthday. It was also her 30th anniversary of working at the center.

February 03, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Legislators talk about education

The first Legislative Coffee of the year was held Saturday at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development office. Four representatives from Kansas were on hand and the topic that was on the their minds was public education.

February 03, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Valentine Party set for Tuesday

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Great Bend Senior Center will co-sponsor the "Valentine Party" on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 1-2 p.m. at the Senior Center.

February 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


D.A.R.E. Day Out Event set

The Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program is holding a first of its kind free D.A.R.E Day Out event from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Great Bend Events Center, 3111 10th St.

February 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

February 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned WWII Marine finally accounted for

LARNED - On Thursday, Feb. 1, the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced a World War II Marine from Larned had finally been accounted for. Believed killed on Nov. 20, 1943, Krieger was the first casualty of WWII from Larned. Within moments, social media lit up with comments of hope to the family and expressions of gratitude to the soldier thanking him for his service and his ultimate sacrifice.

February 02, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Cellphone confiscated by police at tanning salon

A woman was inside a booth at a local tanning salon on Friday when she reportedly saw a hand holding a cellphone above the partition ...

February 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


McAurther Lake to become Rotary Lake

It was cold Tuesday afternoon and a dusting of snow lined the shores of McAurther Lake in southwest Great Bend. The only creatures using the ...

February 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two arrested after vehicle chase

Deputies with the Barton County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a vehicle at 12:35 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of NE ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Spots open for Kids Day Out

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has openings for its Incredible Wearables Kids Day Out for children 7-12 years old. It will be held Monday, Feb ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC’s Turtle Tot Club starts in March

Turtle Tot Club, a series of nature-based programs developed for preschool-age children 3 to 5 years old, is scheduled for two Fridays in March at ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Dream Center. It will be held in the Dream Center's Chapel ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Swapping a dog for a car

Currently, the Barton County Sheriff's Office has a K-9 handler but no canine, and the Great Bend Police Department has a canine but no ...

February 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBPD investigating threats made against middle school

At about 8:50 p.m. Monday, officers from the Great Bend Police Department were notified of possible threats made through social media towards the ...

February 20, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Social media conduct questioned over Rankin report

The situation involving the cancellation of a jury trail for Jeffrey Allen Rankin following a plea bargain that reduced the counts against him from 31 ...

February 19, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Council tables action on IT firm

Although Great Bend City Council members were fully aware of the dire need to improve the city's information technology, it voted Monday night to ...

February 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Miss Teen Kansas meets the council

Wearing her sash and bejeweled tiara, America's U.S. Miss Teen Kansas and Great Bend Middle School student Laura Daniels was introduced to the ...

February 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


On the Record Feb. 16-19, 2018

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


The art of service

The theme Saturday was "The Art of Community" at the 96th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development. That theme ...

February 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Vehicle crashes south of Hoisington

Two people from Rooks County were taken to the hospital on Sunday after a vehicle blew a tire and crashed on U.S. 281, three-fourths ...

February 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


DEATHTRAP

Great Bend Community Theatre's next production, the murder-suspense drama "Deathtrap," opens Thursday at the Crest Theater.

February 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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