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U.S. Supreme Court sides with Kansas in Carr, Gleason cases

TOPEKA – The U.S. Supreme Court today sided with Kansas and ruled that the death sentences imposed on two capital murder defendants in Wichita and one in Great Bend did not violate the U. S. Constitution, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday.

January 20, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Changes coming to the CVB

The newly restructured Great Bend Convention and Visitors' Bureau board will hold its first meeting at noon Friday in the Great Bend Events Center, it was announced at the City Council meeting Monday night.

January 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

City hopes to end ‘shortcut’

Most Great Bend motorists may not have been aware of it, but there has been a shortcut connecting Walmart on Grant Street and Dillons on McKinley Street.

January 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Seaport ceases air service to Great Bend

The call from Seaport Airlines came Friday. Great Bend city officials were told the Portland, Ore.-based carrier would cease service to Great Bend as of that Saturday.

January 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Winter weather advisory posted

WICHITA -- Areas east and south of Barton County are part of a winter weather advisory Tuesday. Winter weather will impact the south central Kansas region through the evening hours, with a mix of light freezing drizzle and light snow. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will be confined to portions of Nebraska, northeast Kansas and central to northern Missouri. Meanwhile, light ice accumulations will create slick travel conditions through the evening.

January 19, 2016 | | Local News

County honors longevity

It was a time to thank Barton County employees for their dedication as the County Commission honored several staff members for their longevity.

January 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Council takes swing at pro baseball

It was a swing and hit for Pecos League baseball Monday night as the City Council backed the establishment of professional team in Great Bend.

January 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

City to proceed with Events Center improvements

The Great Bend Events Center will soon be getting a new look after action by the City Council Monday night.

January 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Neither Kia nor Laser were too happy with their new equipment Monday afternoon. But whether the Great Bend Police Department dogs know it or not, what they got may some day save their lives.

January 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Big First campaign heating up

Things are heating up in the Big First Congressional District Republican primary race pitting challenger and Great Bend doctor Roger Marshall against incumbent and Fowler native Tim Huelskamp. In a flurry of emailed news releases issued by both campaigns last Friday and this Monday, the candidates are boasting about their campaign war chests and taking pot shots at each other.

January 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

CASA to sponsor coffee

This week's Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be sponsored by Central Kansas CASA. It will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the board room at the Chamber, 1125 Williams St.

January 18, 2016 | | Local News

Trailer, gin pole truck burn in Sunday fires

Weekend fires in Great Bend included a mobile home at 5501 Ninth St. and a vehicle fire at Fifth and Hubbard. The Great Bend Police Department is investigating the vehicle fire, involving a truck that was reportedly stolen.

January 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​Car catches fire after rolling

SMITH COUNTY - A motorist from Horton and his passenger from Hoisington were injured at 2:27 a.m. Saturday after the driver passed another vehicle and then lost control of the car on a Smith County highway.

January 18, 2016 | | Local News

Touched by Cancer updates meeting schedule

The Touched by Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. It will be a sharing meeting plus reading/discussing "Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul – 101 Stories of Courage and Inspiration from Those Who have Survived Cancer."

January 18, 2016 | | Local News

GB Toastmasters success continues

The Great Bend Toastmasters group held its most recent meeting on Jan. 14 at the Great Bend Public Library. Meetings in 2016 will occur from noon to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the library, 1409 Williams St. They are free and open to the public. The next meeting is set for Jan. 28.

January 18, 2016 | | Local News

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Mary Jo Taylor, Republican candidate for Dist. 33, bringing experience to the table

Editor's note: With Mitch Holmes' decision not to file for re election in 2016, the seat for Kansas District 33 opened and two newcomers ...

October 28, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Workshop at KWEC open to farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold an informational workshop for farmers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Kansas Wetlands Education ...

October 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

A fishy release

Veterans Memorial Lake had 180 new, slimy, squirmy residents as of Thursday morning as a truck load of large-mouth bass were released into the popular ...

October 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Matt Bristow, candidate for Kansas Senate Dist. 33, a fresh face in politics

Editor's note: With Republican Mitch Holmes' decision not to file for re election in 2016, the seat for Kansas Senate Dist. 33 opened and ...

October 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Gas prices continue to decline

As of this past weekend, Topeka was ranked 15th for the least expensive gas price average in the metro areas around the nation at $2 ...

October 26, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Larned meeting to provide Medicare help

LARNED – Medicare and Medicare Part D will be the topics of a meeting set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Welcome Inn ...

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Citizenship classes start Tuesday

A new series of free citizenship classes starts Tuesday, Nov. 1, in room 208 of the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main, Great Bend.

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC Music Dept. to host free instrumental concert

Barton Community College's Prairie Winds Concert Band will present a fall concert featuring music from around the world at 7:30 p.m. Thursday ...

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

KBI: Check for offenders before Halloween

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation advises parents to check online for registered offenders in their neighborhoods and areas their children plan to trick-or-treat, prior to ...

October 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Langford named warden of Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility

LARNED – Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood announced Wednesday that Don Langford has been named warden of the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility.

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A steady stream of voters flowed through the Barton County clerk's second-floor courthouse office Wednesday afternoon. They stood at the black machines casting their ...

October 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBHS debate places first

Three Great Bend High School debate teams competed at the TMP debate tournament in Hays on Saturday. In the novice division, Darian Harbaugh placed first ...

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Student reports on her 'Barton Experience'

Barton Community College trustees heard one student's "Barton Experience" when Keanna Craig addressed the board Tuesday evening.

October 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Hoisington council rejects election ordinance

HOISINGTON - What two weeks ago appeared to be a done deal, the decision to have half the council be elected at-large and half by district ...

October 25, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Health department gives thousands of flu shots

The Barton County Health Department has given over 2,000 flu shots since September, plus another 2,000 so far this month, Health Director Shelly ...

October 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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