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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: Proclamations for National Public Safety Communications Officers Week, Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month; and road maintenance and sand sealing at the Barton County Landfill.

April 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Former GBHS coach pleads 'no contest' on sex charge

Former Great Bend High School track coach Todd Eric Kaiser Thursday morning entered a plea of no contest on a charge of sexual exploitation of a child. Sentencing has been set for 9 a.m. June 23 in Barton Count District Court.

April 06, 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. This week, instead of providing "the rest of the story," as we normally do, we'll assume that everyone knows the outcome of World War I. Here, a look at how the people of Great Bend reacted to the historic declaration.

April 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Yellow, red or green

HOISINGTON - Tom Morey is the floodplain manager for the State of Kansas, under the Kansas Department of Agriculture. He partners with the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a cooperating technical partner in an effort to update floodplain maps in the state. Wednesday afternoon, he and several consultants visited with Barton County residents affected by the new Cow Creek Floodplain draft map.

April 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BCC Orchestra to perform ‘Strictly Strings’ concert

The Barton Community College Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 in the Shafer Art Gallery. "Strictly Strings," as the title implies, will only feature the stringed instruments.

April 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Clinician works with bands

Great Bend band students had the opportunity recently to work with clinician Darryl Batchelor, retired jazz band director at Hutchinson Community College.

April 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo News: How to see Zito this week

Members of the Great Bend Zoological Society will be able to view Zito, the newest resident at the Brit Spaugh Zoo, this Saturday, April 8, from 2-3 p.m.

April 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Expo opens to public

The Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo officially opened Wednesday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Expo III. Sponsors, city officials and promoter Darren Dale and his family were at the event.

April 05, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Payless Shoesource to close in Great Bend

Another retailer will be leaving Great Bend, shoppers learned Wednesday. The Payless Shoesource at 3511 10th St. is on the list of nearly 400 Payless shoe stores that will close as part of a company-wide reorganization.

April 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


A PLAY OF LAST RESORT

LARNED - Larned High School's Drama department will sponsor its last production of the year, its spring play, "Inn-Cognito," by Craig Sodaro.

April 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Scenic Byway group asked to ‘step up’

ELLINWOOD - Area volunteers are stepping up to compete for a share of state and federal grants to enhance the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway. The byway committee met Tuesday at the Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood and discussed KDOT's Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program.

April 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


One arrested in drug bust

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Police Department executed a search warrant at 10:42 a.m. on Monday at a residence in the 400 block of West Broadway. Krystle Bartonek, 22, was arrested on drug charges.

April 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USDA approves CRP grazing for wildfire victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday announced it has authorized temporary emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program lands located in Kansas (including Ellsworth County), Oklahoma and Texas to help ranchers impacted by the wildfires.

April 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Alzheimer’s Association announces free program on caregiver education

The Alzheimer's Association of Central and Western Kansas will present education for caregivers from 7-8 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Great Bend's Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway Ave.

April 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council strolls towards summer

Summer is around the corner and that means so is the sixth-annual Great Bend Summer Street Stroll. The City Council Monday night approved measures setting the stage for the annual weekly event.

April 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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St. John musician celebrates small towns

ST. JOHN - "Small Towns," a CD 20 years in the making, will become available officially when Jim Ratts returns to St. John this weekend with ...

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Historical Village closed Monday

Barton County Historical Society Village and Museum will not be open Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. The museum will be open the ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School ends on high note

For the last day of school on Thursday, Park Elementary instructor Signe Cook wore a T-shirt that read:

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC to Host LEGO workshop

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a one-day STEM Fundamentals With LEGO Workshop that will give children a chance to explore engineering principles using ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Another perfect day

The great bicycle giveaway continued Wednesday, when Eisenhower Elementary celebrated its six students with perfect attendance for the year and 46 more with "near perfect ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Adults graduate from BC Academy

Fourteen adults earned high school diplomas from the Barton County Academy this year and were invited to celebrate at the BCA graduation ceremony, Tuesday at ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


One injured in Pawnee County Crash

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to an injury crash at 1:36 p.m. Monday, 4 miles east of Burdett on K-156 in Pawnee County.

May 23, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


They will milk cows no more

A fleet of semi-trucks with cattle trailers rolled into Great Bend Wednesday, their destination was the Hiss Dairy.

May 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kids’ biking event Thursday night

The Barton County Health Department will hold its Be Well Kids, Biking Barton County event from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday in the Health Department ...

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The Center holds Mental Health Awareness Day

The Center for Counseling & Consultation held its fifth annual Mental Health Awareness Day on Tuesday to help raise awareness for people in Great Bend and ...

May 22, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Older citizens redefining aging

Older residents have much to offer, Trella Berscheidt told Barton County commissioners Monday morning.

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council honors D.A.R.E. essay winners

The Great Bend City Council and the Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Eduction program Monday night recognized 12 Great Bend fifth-grade students ...

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood Rec Commission activities

The Ellinwood Recreation Commission will be adding hands on activity classes this summer taught by Bailey Baird. Classes will be for ages Kindergarten to 6th ...

May 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Land purchase voids need to replace bridge

Noting it was cheaper than replacing the condemned bridge over the Lischevsky Ditch east of Great Bend, the Great Bend City Council Monday night purchased ...

May 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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