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Burglary victim didn’t tell cops he shot Aron Villegas

Sterling Mills said he shot Aron Villegas in self defense the night Villegas and others broke into his Great Bend home at 1801 Eighth St. and beat him up. But when Mills called police about the burglary he didn't mention shooting anyone.

March 30, 2016 | 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 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.

March 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton County sheriff recommends charges in sex assault case

The Barton County Sheriff's Office found evidence for criminal charges against a suspect in the alleged sexual assault that happened Feb. 3 on a Great Bend USD 428 school bus that was heading back to Great Bend from a swim meet in Salina.

March 30, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Annual tax sale in the works

The first steps have been taken towards the 2016 Barton County tax sale, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the county commissioners Monday morning.

March 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traffic stop turns into police chase

According to the Great Bend Police Department at 2 p.m. on On March 25, Officer Michael Bradley conducted a traffic stop in the 1900 block of Odell Street.

March 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two people injured in early morning accident

At 8:43 a.m. Great Bend Fire/EMS responded to the north side of the high school for the report of an injury accident.

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Man arrested for selling stolen firearm

According to the Hoisington Police Department, on March 23 they the recovered a stolen firearm from the rash of auto burglaries that occurred in January 2016.

March 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Local veterans received Quilts of Valor, presented by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor on March 25 at the Great Bend American Legion.

March 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Maker space: Children learn skills in library craft area

Each week, Great Bend Public Library offers children in grades 1-6 a chance to create something during Maker Space Monday. The hour-long program starts at 1 p.m. in the children's area known at the maker space.

March 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


News conference planned on alleged sex assault case

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the County Commission chamber on the first floor of the Barton County Courthouse, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The topic will be the alleged incident involving the Great Bend High School boys' swim team that occurred on a USD 428 school bus on Feb. 3.

March 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBRC to host ‘Gluten and Your Gut’s Good Health’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Gluten and Your Gut's Good Health" on Wednesday, March 30, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th.

March 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC to host ‘Senior Community Service Employment Program’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free program at the Great Bend Senior Center located at 2005 Kansas Ave. titled, "Senior Community Service Employment Program" at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

March 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Person injured in Russell County vehicle crash

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a one vehicle injury accident in Russell County at 9:35 a.m. on Monday.

March 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission OKs bid for asphalt mixing

It may still be spring, but the Barton County Road and Bridge Department is thinking about its summer road maintenance program. In keeping with this, the County Commission Monday morning approved a bid with Venture Corporation of Great Bend for the 2016 asphalt mix program.

March 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to get help paying for flood repairs

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an agreement for emergency federal-aid for a road repair projects resulting from flooding last spring.

March 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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'Barton County's Got Flavor' tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for "Barton County's Got Flavor," a fundraiser for the area Habitat for Humanity.

January 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Silver Haired Legislature taking applications

The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature is seeking older Kansans with an interest in politics and public policy. Anyone who is at least 60 years old ...

January 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hiss Sherman Wealth Management and Behrends Tax and Accounting Solutions, LLC

January 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wanted: Volunteers for county boards, commissions

Barton County needs a few good volunteers, Barton County Commission Assistant Diana Watson told commissioners Monday morning.

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pesky mice disable 911 radio tower

The Barton County Commission Monday morning ratified the purchase of replacement generator for the Susank TAC 17 communications tower. Mice destroyed the existing generator that ...

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ICE PROMPTS DISASTER LETTER

Barton County experienced serious damage from the recent ice storm and resulting ice accumulations. Countless limbs crashed to the ground, thousands of residents left without ...

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School board to review E-rate budget

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will conduct a noon luncheon meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield St. Items ...

January 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees to consider dorm makeovers

The renovation of two housing units into classroom space is on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees. Trustees will meet at ...

January 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Governor Sam Brownback announces appointments to Boards and Commissions

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced today new appointments to boards and commissions.

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting to be held Tuesday

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a ...

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC offers winter kids programs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for the winter blues – nature programs! Kids will make a shadow puppet, investigate backyard birds and become ...

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ice storm state of emergency on commission 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 a ...

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fire injures one, guts apartment

LARNED – One Larned resident was slightly injured and their second floor apartment in a downtown Larned business a total loss following a Friday afternoon fire ...

January 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned man dies in Friday afternoon crash

PAWNEE COUNTY – A Larned man died in a one-vehicle crash at around 3:30 p.m. Friday northwest of Larned in Pawnee County, the Kansas ...

January 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


King UMC prepares for annual ham & bean supper

King United Methodist Church will hold its annual ham & bean benefit supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the church, located at ...

January 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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