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State Supreme Court justices to make local stops

Chief Judge Mike Keeley, 20th Judicial District chief judge, has extended an invitation to all county officials and citizens to come meet two members of the Kansas Supreme Court at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Courtroom A on the third floor of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main, Great Bend. Chief Justice Lawton Nuss and Justice Marla Luckert will be available at that time.

September 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two for one

It could be a double play for the City of Great Bend after a scene of dueling baseball teams at the City Council meeting Monday night.

September 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KDOC recognizes two Barton employees

Barton Community College employees Mark Radenberg and Allan Collins, who work with inmates at Ellsworth Correctional Facility, were named the Outstanding Non-Uniform Employee and Outstanding Contract Employee of the Quarter, respectively, Aug. 22 at an awards ceremony in the Statehouse, where they were greeted by Gov. Sam Brownback and other state officials.

September 06, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Vehicle rolls in Ness County

NESS COUNTY - The driver of a 1995 GMC Suburban was taken to the Ness County Hospital with undetermined injuries on Monday after a rollover accident.

September 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBPD searches for shooting suspect

The Great Bend Police Department is searching for Ever Olivas, who is believed to be involved in a shooting that was reported at 8:51 p.m. Monday at 309 Fruit St.

September 06, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by United Way of Central Kansas at Marmie Ford, 1815 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Gaila Nielsen with greeters Cole Reif and Amanda Hackerott. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

September 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Watson honored for work on Veterans Memorial

It was fitting.

September 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Driver’s license office to stay put

By all indications, the Barton County Driver's Licensing Office will remain on the second floor of the courthouse where it has been for number of years, the County Commission learned Tuesday morning.

September 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Several saved from flood water

RUSSELL COUNTY - Flash flooding caused several people to be trapped by swift moving water in Russell County on Sunday, Russell County Sheriff Fred Whitman reports. Emergency personnel responded to the area of Mellard Road and 182nd.

September 06, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Fatal accident in Stafford County

STAFFORD COUNTY - The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a fatal accident at 11:08 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 in Stafford County.

September 06, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


August Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

September 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Monarch counts on the rise

An "amazing" number of monarch butterflies tagged in central Kansas last year were later recovered in Mexico, but the staff at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center aren't sure why.

September 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Tiny Worlds: A Morning of Free Family Fun

What lurks in the water at Cheyenne Bottoms? Jean Aycock at the Kansas Wetlands Education center has the answer. The public is invited to a free presentation at the Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists meeting, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

September 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City asked to authorize Sept. 11 parade for law enforcement

Joseph Trimmer and Sherry Axman have asked the Great Bend City Council to authorize a Sept. 11 parade for local law enforcement. This request is on the agenda for the next council meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the council chambers at the City Office.

September 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission to discuss Driver’s License Office

The Barton County Commission will consider employee handbook revisions and discuss the upcoming tax sale when it meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the courthouse.

September 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Barnett proud of state’s ag tradition

Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett seemed comfortable in jeans and cowboy boots, and at home touring Great Bend Feeding

July 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

July 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Show Time

A crowd of people of all ages was entertained Wednesday as juggler Richard Holmgren of the Flying Debris Show performed tricks and told jokes at ...

July 19, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO executes two search warrants

Stolen property, firearms and suspected drugs were seized last Thursday when the Barton County Sheriff's Office executed two search warrants at 7 a.m ...

July 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Movie in the Park and Special Summer Farmers Market Thursday night

Everyone is invited to attend a Special Farmers Market Thursday evening, at the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market at Jack Kilby Square. Then, when the ...

July 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBPL Board to help fund Dolly Parton Imagination Library

When the Great Bend Public Library learned it was one of six community organizations to receive annual support from the Don and Phyllis Whelan Endowment ...

July 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Perez, Clark in court Friday

Former Barton County resident Sydney Anne Perez, 21, has been convicted of aiding and abetting battery, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said Tuesday.

July 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Party in the Park schedule set

The fifth-annual Party inthePark Aug. 12 is only a few weeks away, and Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes is putting the final touches on ...

July 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Three arrested during search warrants

Two search warrants that were conducted by the Hoisington Police Department less than a week from one another turned up drugs and stolen property.

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OTR for July 18, 2017

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Battle of Badges Blood Drive is Monday

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, Great Bend police, fire and emergency medical services personnel often arrive first at emergencies, always ready to help. Local ...

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Movie night at the historical society

The movie "With Each Turn of the Wheel: The Santa Fe Trail 1821-1996" will be shown Monday evening at the Barton County Historical Society meeting ...

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Partridge sentenced for burglary, drug convictions

Kerry Joe Partridge Jr. 27, Great Bend, has been sentenced to four years, nine months in custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections, Barton County ...

July 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Council OKs $2M street improvement effort

Pushing ahead with the continued effort to improve Great Bend's streets, the City Council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a $2,001,000 ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned City Manager declares bankruptcy

LARNED - Mayor William Nusser spoke to The Great Bend Tribune on Monday, confirming the Larned City Council was aware of a bankruptcy filing last week ...

July 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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