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Kansas Supreme Court launches eCourt project

State courts are one step closer in their transition to a centralized electronic court environment with the Supreme Court's launch of its Kansas eCourt project today.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News


​Alzheimer’s caregiver group changes meeting place

The Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group has moved from Trinity Lutheran Church to Trinity Methodist Church. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Trinity Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. For more information contact Tandy Boese, 620-792-7017 or Missy Pflughoeft, 620-566-7378.

September 07, 2015 | | Local News


Excitement grows for 'Humphrey' debut

Interest in "The World According to Humphrey" and the One District, One Book program set to roll out on Sept. 25 continues to pick up speed and the committee working on it has grown to 38 members. The book was selected last spring and volunteers have worked all summer getting everything ready for the launch. Books in English and Spanish have arrived, correspondence with the author has been established, lessons by art and music teachers have been planned and posters, pins, book plates and magnets have designed and completed. Additionally, several community-wide events including nocturnal night at the Great Bend ...

September 07, 2015 | | Local News


​Hirsh trial moved to December

The jury trial for a former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper charged with aggravated assault and other counts of domestic violence is scheduled to take place Dec. 15-18 in Barton County District Court. It was previously scheduled for Sept. 22-25.

September 07, 2015 | | Local News


​BCC responds to WalletHub survey

A nationwide survey ranking 670 community colleges placed Barton Community College 591st overall, behind most other Kansas Community Colleges. Barton officials said the numbers don't paint an accurate portrait of the college.

September 07, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Baker hearing set for Sept. 30

A new preliminary hearing date, Sept. 30, has been set for William Howard Baker. The Great Bend man faces charges in the deaths of a Reno County couple who were riding motorcycles through Great Bend in August 2014. Baker, who was 59 years old at the time, was driving a pickup that was pulling a trailer carrying a mower, and the trailer came loose on 10th St., hitting the approaching motorcycles. Shawn Schellenger, 27, and his wife Danielle Schellenger, 33, died as a result of the accident.

September 07, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


August Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

September 06, 2015 | | Local News


Poets to rendezvous in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - The historic Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood, Kansas, of all places, will welcome the 28th Annual Poetry Rendezvous, Sept. 11-13. Located in a small town with a big heart, the dining room of the Wolf Hotel will hear poets from as far as California and Florida read their works.

September 06, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kansas organizations seek AmeriCorps members

In an effort to meet community need, the Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) encourages Kansans 18 years of age or older to dedicate one year of service to a Kansas organization by serving as an AmeriCorps member.

September 06, 2015 | | Local News


What About Cecil?

I have been queried several times regarding my thoughts on Cecil, the lion that was supposedly cherished by local people and killed by a American bow-hunter in Africa. I suppose that my trips to Africa with my bow bestow some level of understanding or experience that makes my opinion and observations interesting. I understand the interest in this on-going event. I will be as honest and transparent as possible.

September 06, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Soar over to KWEC’s Butterfly festival

All things "butterfly" will be the focus of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 19.

September 06, 2015 | | Local News


Remembrance ceremony is September 12

The Suicide Prevention Task Force of Central Kansas Partnership is holding a Remembrance Ceremony in conjunction with the "Golden Belt Glow for Life" Walk and competitive 5 K Run at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Vet's Park in Great Bend. The public is invited to attend the Remembrance Ceremony that will be held at the west shelter next to the lake. Community members who would like to recognize the memory of someone are encouraged to attend the Remembrance Ceremony and participate in the Recognition.

September 06, 2015 | | Local News


Touch-a-truck connects kids to a community of vehicles

"We've taken our helicopter to events like this before, where its usually medical or law enforcement vehicles," said Randy Blaumenhorst, flight nurse with Lifeteam Critical Transport. "This is really something though, to have vehicles from every part of life for the kids to explore."

September 05, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Kansas ranks as one of the most strict states for high-risk drivers

With Labor Day being a high-traffic day on the road as well as a top holiday for car sales in the U.S., the personal finance website WalletHub this week released its analysis of the Strictest and Most Lenient States on High-Risk Drivers in conjunction with the third-quarter installment of its 2015 Auto Financing Report.

September 05, 2015 | | Local News


Most regional travel expected for Labor Day since 2008

During the Labor Day holiday, which begins today, 35.5 million Americans are planning to travel at least 50 miles from home during the five-day holiday period that runs through Monday. AAA projects more than 2.7 million people from the West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will journey at least 50 miles or more from home for Labor Day Weekend, the highest travel volume for the region since 2008 and the third highest in a decade.

September 05, 2015 | | Local News


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Poll tests waters for primary, key issues

HAYS – The Great Bend Tribune joined other Kansas newspapers and Fort Hays State University's Docking Institute of Public Affairs to conduct a political poll ...

July 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


UWCK kickoff event

The United Way of Central Kansas is busy preparing for their annual Kickoff Event which will start at 6 p.m. on Aug. 13, at ...

July 23, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Unopposed candidates eager to serve

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final story in a series of four, recounting the candidates' forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of ...

July 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Presentation explores stories of women on the Santa Fe Trail

The public is invited to a presentation and discussion on "Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 25 ...

July 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Program helps residents ‘beat the heat’

With the high temperatures of late, many residents take air conditioning for granted. However, there may be those in the community who don't have ...

July 22, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Town hall meeting planned to discuss St. John sales tax question

ST. JOHN – The public is invited to a town hall meeting of the St. John City Council starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 ...

July 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Headed in a new direction

Change comes in many forms and one form of change is heading in a new direction and taking a different path and this exactly what ...

July 22, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local law enforcement seeks the publics help

The Great Bend Police Department was dispatched to the Travelodge at 3200 10th Street in reference to an armed robbery at 3:45 a.m ...

July 22, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Ag committee divides Congressional candidates

BY JIM MISUNAS

July 22, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Audit on commission agenda Monday morning

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

July 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Johnson: Cuts would destroy avenues to Sunflower clients' independence

When state and federal officials learn what Jim Johnson thinks of proposed funding changes, they will have no doubt about his position.

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Incredible Years Preschool enrollment open now

Parents who want to take advantage of the comprehensive curriculum at Incredible Years Preschool are encouraged to enroll their youngsters soon, Director Shari Schneider said.

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC trustees ready to publish budget

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees is set to approve a proposed budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in ...

July 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senate candidates introduce themselves

All three candidates for senator of Kansas District 33 supplied information about themselves for a handout distributed at the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum.

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


State Senate candidates weigh in

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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