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No one injured in gas plant blast

RICE COUNTY – The massive explosion that rocked the Oneok natural gas plant near Bushton Tuesday night remains under investigation and no cause has been determined, Rice County Sheriff Bryant Evans said Wednesday morning.

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ceremony marks closure of LJCF

LARNED – A ceremony and reception will be held to mark the official closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 3, at the facility, 1301 KS K-264, Larned.

February 21, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


County reups with commissioners’s association

Noting the importance of interactions with county commissioners from across the state, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county's membership in the Kansas County Commissioners Association at a cost of $700.

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School, county come together on mumps case

The report of a possible mumps case at Great Bend High School Friday led to a few hectic days for local school and health officials. However, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said the story ended well.

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council commends improvements to old homes

City of Great Bend Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker flipped through slides showing before and after images of a row of old homes on 16th Street that had been on the verge of being condemned.

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs special events policy

Two weeks after it sparked much discussion, a special events permit process ordinance was adopted by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Boys named to council

The Great Bend City Council Monday night named former council member Mike Boys to the First Ward council seat left vacant by the resignation in January of Mike Zinn.

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Whelans’ endowment supports six local entities

Don and Phyllis Whelan demonstrated their generosity with the local community throughout their lives and now are continuing a legacy of charitable giving, it was announced at the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night.

February 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Assembly of God, 601 Patton Rd., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Tiffany Schoendaler with greeters Barry Bowers and Chelsea Kaundart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Companion Volunteer recognized for her service

Pat Scheuerman of Great Bend was honored for her service and support to frail and disabled adults through the Senior Companion Program at the in-service meeting on Feb. 15, at the Great Bend Senior Center.

February 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Armed robbery at Subway

The Subway restaurant at 2723 10th St. was robbed Saturday night by a man carrying a handgun, according to the Great Bend Police Department.

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Items stolen from Hoisington Historical Society

HOISINGTON - Fifty-seven items were stolen from the Hoisington Historical Society, located at 120 East Second St.

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Regan Reif Named 2016 NextGen Leader of the Year

During the 95th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Regan Reif was recognized as the 2016 NextGen Leader of the Year for her selfless efforts to serve, give, and lead at work and in the community. This award program was launched in 2013 as a joint project of the organization's Board of Directors and the Barton County Young Professionals Group to recognize up-and-coming leaders for their volunteer service.

February 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kari Smith honored with Legacy Award

The Legacy Award presented by The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development honors the life and legacy of individuals who have made an indelible mark on the fabric of our community. The first recipient of this award was Great Bend's own Skip Yowell, founder of the company Jansport - an American brand of backpacks and collegiate apparel, now owned by VF Corporation, and one of the world's largest apparel companies.

February 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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Chamber Legacy Award goes to Kids Ag Day in 25th year

It is so much more than horseshoe demonstrations and hay rack rides. The annual Kids Ag Day event has been educating young minds about the ...

February 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Jason Mayers named NextGen Leader

For boldly investing in the Great Bend community, Jason Mayers was awarded the 2017 NextGen Leader of the Year award from the Great Bend Chamber ...

February 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Mark Mingenback named 2017 Citizen of the Year

For his selfless dedication to promoting and bettering the Great Bend community, Mark Mingenback earned the 2017 Citizen of the Year award from the Great ...

February 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Great Bend Children's Clinic earns 2017 Business of the Year Award

For their support and impact on the local business community by providing quality care for children, the Great Bend Children's Clinic was named the ...

February 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


County Commission meets Tuesday, City Council meets Monday

The Barton County Commission the Great Bend City Council will both meet this week.

February 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Valentine delivery

Fifth-grader Adrianna Estes delivers valentines to Virginia Zumalt and other residents of Cherry Village Benevolence. Both fifth-grade classes at Riley Elementary School made the valentines ...

February 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Marmie Auto Group acquires Dove dealership

Late last year, the owners of Marmie Ford and Marmie Motors in Great Bend had the opportunity to expand their enterprise by purchasing the Doonan ...

February 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Courthouse structural study nearly done

With the Barton County Courthouse turning 100 years old this year, the first steps in determining how to restore the aging building are underway.

February 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2017 a busy weather year in Barton County

Barton County and central Kansas were no strangers to nasty weather last year. Now, with the beginning of this year's severe weather season looming ...

February 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Jefferson Jets

Great Bend USD 428 photos from Jefferson Elementary School.

February 15, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Fun in the Sun

The My Backyard Playground outside the GBRC Activity Center was a busy place Thursday after children were dismissed from school early and temperatures reached the ...

February 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior judge assigned to Bellendir case

Senior Judge Edward Bouker from Hays has been assigned to preside over the misdemeanor case against Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, which is pending in ...

February 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fort Larned has a new brochure

Fort Larned National Historic Site recently received a shipment of new brochures to hand out at the visitor center.

February 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton nursing program sees renewed success

The 2015-2016 academic year was a turning point for the nursing program at Barton Community College. Gary Burke recalls being a fairly new college trustee ...

February 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rep. Marshall’s low-dose radiation bill unanimously passes house

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday the House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Roger Marshall's bill, H.R. 4675, the Low Dose Radiation Research Act of ...

February 13, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


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