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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: proposals for auditing, janitorial, pest control and trash collection; an upgrade to the fiber-optic link between the Barton County Jail and the courthouse; and the appointment of special deputy coroners.

December 05, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for December 4, 2015

Great Bend Police

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

GBRC Santa’s Workshop Monday

The 19th Annual Santa's Workshop has been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 7, from 6–8 p.m. in the City Auditorium. Please enter thru the doors located on the southwest corner of the auditorium.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

Dress Down the Town a real hit

The second-annual Dress Down the Town Nov. 18 was a success for the United Way of Central Kansas, said Julie Bugner Smith, UWCK executive director. The number of business participating was down slightly from last year, but over $1,600 was raised to help support the Literacy Kits that will be distributed to pre-K students in Barton and Pawnee Counties.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

Ellinwood City Council to discuss traffic fines Tuesday

The Ellinwood City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at the city office, 104 E. 2nd, to discuss a new fine schedule for standard traffic offences and review cereal malt beverage applications.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

USD 431 Hoisington Board of Education to decide on Chromebooks

Hoisington's school board will meet Monday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the district office, 165 W. 3rd, where they will discuss where to invest bond proceeds for highest return. Action is expected on a bid to purchase new Chromebooks. Two executive sessions have been requested for the purpose of discussing personnel, one certified and one transportation.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

Pawnee Rock City Council to discuss truck issue Monday

On Monday at 7 p.m. the Pawnee Rock City Council will meet at the city office, 508 Center St., to discuss formation of a work committee to find solutions to problem of semi-trucks parking on city streets, which has led to ongoing and extensive damage and noise complaints. Discussion about changes to election schedules will also be conducted. No actions are expected on either topic.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

Shooting in Barton County

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Dec. 3, at approximately 10:35 p.m. two subjects arrived at the Barton County Jail to report a battery.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS Honor Band

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

Sixth-annual toy drive to be held Sunday

Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate in Great Bend, along with Wal-Mart and Eagle Radio are joining forces to sponsor the 6th Annual Christmas for Kids Toy Drive to benefit Saint Francis Community Services. Through this toy drive, wishes are fulfilled for children in Saint Francis foster care, adoption, and family preservation programs. Christmas For Kids provides presents to children and teens, ages newborn to eighteen, who may otherwise go without a gift this holiday season. You can make a real difference in the life of a child in Central Kansas this Christmas.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News

Local event helps children

Children from Great Bend and the surrounding communities were treated to a shopping event that is held at Walmart in Great Bend.

December 03, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Injury accident in Barton County

An injury accident was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday, at SE 105 Ave. and SE 20 Road. A vehicle driven by Travis Mayer, of Hudson, was heading southbound out of Ellinwood on SE 105 Ave. The vehicle drove off the right side of the road, over corrected going left of center hitting the guard rail of a bridge. The vehicle went across the road hitting the other guard rail. Mayer was transported to Ellinwood District Hospital. Results are pending for DUI.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News

Injury accident in Stafford County

Stafford - Kansas Highway Patrol reports one person injured in an accident involving two vehicles at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday, at milepost 79 on U.S. 281 near St. John.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News

‘Ident-a-kid’ to be offered in Great Bend

American Legion Post 180, Crime Stoppers of Great Bend and Barton County, along with the Barton County Sheriff's Reserve will be offering an "Ident-a-kid" program.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News

Dudek featured in national watercolor exhibit

Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek has been accepted into the 2015 Kansas Watercolor National Exhibition at the Wichita Center for the Arts.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News

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Nature educator explains animal sounds

Jean Aycock from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will explain the meanings of some animal sounds during a free Stop N' Learn program hosted by ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Trick or Treat

One hundred twenty children received Halloween buckets and costumes this past Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library's costume giveaway, according to Kiwanis President ...

October 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

BCC may extend naming rights on training center

The Barton Community College trustees will be asked to approve a scales certification program and extend the naming rights on a building during the next ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Scouting for food

On Oct. 29, our community will participate in Scouting for Food. Our local food banks continue to serve many families, and the need is great ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pre-election campaign reports

On Oct. 31, treasurers for candidates running for state office, county office, political action conmlittees (PACs) and party committees will file their pre-general election campaign ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Larned Police report

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October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission backs Sunflower’s transportation grant request

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a letter supporting Sunflower Diversified Services' application for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant applications. The funds would ...

October 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Deer-vehicle collision sends two to Clara Barton Hospital

Two people were taken to Clara Barton Hospital Saturday evening after a deer hit by a car was thrown into the windshield of an oncoming ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Motorcyclist injured on I-70

SALINE COUNTY - An Ellsworth man was injured Sunday when the motorcycle he was driving went off Interstate 70 at the Interstate 135 ramp. Kansas Highway ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend man jailed after Sunday morning shooting

Two men were shot and one Great Bend man remains in jail following an argument that turned violent early Sunday morning, Great Bend Police Chief ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Evening Lions provided vision screenings

The Great Bend Evening Lions Club provided free vision screening last Saturday and and Sunday during Family Fun Day at the Great Bend Brit SpaughZoo.

October 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Wood Carvers will be at Sutherlands on Saturday

The Golden Belt Wood Carvers will be at Sutherlands, 5520 10th St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29. Members will ...

October 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC to host blood drive

Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 in the Technical Building ...

October 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Dogs kisses go for $1 a Pooch Smooch

The dog days of summer made a brief comeback of sorts this past Saturday; the temperature was an unseasonably warm 82 degrees, and the parking ...

October 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Four-year-old Sophia Nelson grinned and hugged her favorite public television celebrity, Curious George, as a family member snapped a photo.

October 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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