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BANNING THE BURN

Citing extremely dry conditions and high winds creating an "imminent threat of fire," the Barton County Commission Monday morning signed a resolution establishing a temporary burn ban for Barton County.

March 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Budget, schools, gun laws topics of second legislative coffee

Richard Schenck with Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, the sponsor of the Great Bend legislative coffee, introduced Rep. Tori Arnberger, Great Bend, and Sen Mary Jo Taylor, Stafford, to the public who came for an update on what has been happening at the state capitol since the last coffee in February. Both freshmen legislators, they provided a fresh perspective on the legislative process, now partway through their first session of their first term.

March 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes proclamations Great Bend High School Panther girls' bowling team as 5-1A girls state bowling champions and recognizing Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a extension district operational agreement with Ellis County, public fire safety awareness and 911 addressing issues in the county.

March 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Starting from scratch, sort of

It isn't ideal, but building a new police station east across the street from the current facility on what is now a city-owned parking lot will better meet the Great Bend Police Department's current and future needs, Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

March 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Panther bands present contest selections Tuesday

Panther band members will present their pre-contest concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Great Bend High School gym.

March 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Camp Aldrich used most weekends

Barton Community College hasn't had any trouble booking its rural Camp Aldrich facility, at least on weekends, Dean of Administration Mark Dean said recently.

March 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pursuit ends when car hits pickup, power pole

Two people were taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Thursday after a vehicular pursuit by law enforcement ended in a collision. Kansas Highway Patrol reports a 2004 Cadillac driven by Howard L. Johnson, 21, Wichita, was being pursued by the Great Bend Police Department and the Barton County Sheriff's Office at 4:37 p.m. in the 2300 block of 19th St., near Great Bend High School.

March 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Romeo & Juliet Seussified by GBHS drama

If Dr. Seuss had written "Romeo and Juliet," how might it sound? Both the Dr. and the Bard were famous for their couplets, but only a "Seussified" Romeo would say:

March 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Annual Presbyterian Irish Stew has storied history

The public is invited to the First Presbyterian Church for the 54th Annual Irish Stew. Their famous stew recipe and delicious pie will be served 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church at 24th & Washington Streets in Great Bend.

March 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to meet Monday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.

March 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton GED Orientation classes begin March 20

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon begin its nine-week GED Preparation Class.

March 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Public open house to review draft floodplain mapping

The Kansas Department of Agriculture–Division of Water Resources (KDA–DWR) is working with Barton County communities in the Cow Creek watershed to update FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps in that area. The draft FEMA floodplain maps can be reviewed and commented on by the public. A public review web map is available at gis2.kda.ks.gov/gis/cow/ and can also be accessed through the KDA–DWR website.

March 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ellinwood City Council meeting

The Ellinwood City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the city office. The agenda items are service award, Scenic Byway update, Chamber of Commerce request and general liability, property and casualty insurance renewal.

March 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Marshall announces March Listening Tour

Congressman Roger Marshall will begin his March Listening Tour on Saturday, March 11 and it will continue through Saturday March 18. Constituents are encouraged to attend those stops. He will also be visiting areas near Hutchinson and Bucklin impacted by the ongoing wildfires.

March 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Health officials urge precautions to prevent spread of mumps

As of Thursday, there have been six reported mumps cases in Barton County, County Health Director Shelly Schneider said. However, only one of those cases have tested positive,

March 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Music students earn honors

Allen To, Great Bend High School sophomore, was selected for the Kansas Music Educators Honor Band for 5-6A schools. He is a percussionist and was ...

February 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teen Spot: Ramen Noodle Iron Chef

A dozen students with 24 packages of cooked ramen noodles and a variety of other ingredients took part in their own version of the "Iron ...

February 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Threat of ‘shool shooting’ found at GBHS

Parents of Great Bend High School students were notified Thursday morning that someone wrote "March 7 Shool Shooting" on a bathroom wall the day before ...

February 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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 ...

February 22, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


FARM SAFETY

It took less than 2 seconds to fry a hotdog that came in contact with 20,000 volts of electricity, Karson Higgins said after watching ...

February 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Appraisers aren’t the bad guys

Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld testified last Wednesday before the Kansas Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee. She hopes the lawmakers received her message.

February 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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


MacArthur Lake to become Rotary Lake

It was cold Tuesday afternoon and a dusting of snow lined the shores of MacArthur 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


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