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Commission renews community improvement agreement

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the renewal of the county's five-year Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization Plan interlocal agreement.

December 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County website creating a positive image

Noting the importance of a good online image and the positive improvements to the county's website of the past few years, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewed an agreement with the organization responsible for that presence.

December 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


High-speed chase ends in an arrest

A high-speed chase down 24th Street Tuesday morning ended in the arrest of a Great Bend man after he stopped his car, fled on foot and was apprehended in a vacant house at 2101 27th St., Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

December 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Two fires over holiday weekend

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to two fires on Saturday in Barton County.

December 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Treasurer’s Office closed on Dec. 30

The end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 are bring schedule changes for several Barton County offices, some of which will have a direct impact on county taxpayers.

December 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gains made, challenges remain

With Kansas falling in the middle of the pack, the nation's health is seeing concerning upticks in key health indicators that threaten to offset years of public health successes, according to the key findings in United Health Foundation's 27th America's Health Rankings Annual Report covering 2016.

December 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holiday hiring off usual pace

TOPEKA – Traditional seasonal hiring has taken place, but this has happened more slowly than predicted, the Kansas Department of Labor is reporting.

December 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC trustees concerned about WSU/WATC merger

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback plans to give the annual State of the State address at 5 p.m. on Jan. 10.

December 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


All I want for Christmas is a bicycle

In the staging area at the Farmers Bank and Trust downtown Great Bend branch, a row of bicycles of all sizes lined a wall. Some had training wheels and others were for older children.

December 23, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Fire extinguished at Mid America Feeders

Great Bend Fire Department units responded to Mid America Feeders, 251 NW 10 Ave., at 3:52 p.m. Thursday.

December 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Summer projects scheduled at USD 428

Winter has just begun, but at Great Bend USD 428 the administration is already thinking about summer.

December 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


PAWS class helps furry friends

The PAWS enrichment class at Great Bend Middle School took on a whole other meaning as students of Teri Rous paused recently to create toys for some friends with four paws.

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


LIGHT DISTRICT

Each year, the Christmas season in Great Bend shines brightly with its Trail of Lights holiday display. A drive along the trail might start at the south entrance to Brit Spaugh Park, taking viewers past animated displays and a light show set to music in front of the zoo. Then proceed to Veterans Memorial Park for "The 12 Days of Christmas." See the Christmas Nativity at K-96 & 10th Street, then head south to the Historical Village lights.

December 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KDWPT nabs hunter for hunting, drug and gun violations

ELLSWORTH COUNTY – A man was taken into custody in Ellsworth County Thursday evening for several hunting, firearms and drug violations, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reported.

December 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Tuesday 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 Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization Plan interlocal agreement, remodeling the courthouse fourth floor for the County Attorney's Office, a simplified online communications system and the county's League of Kansas Municipalities membership dues.

December 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Music students earn honors

Allen To, Great Bend High School sophomore, was selected for the Kansas Music Educators Honor Band for 5-6A schools. He is a percussionist and was ...

February 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teen Spot: Ramen Noodle Iron Chef

A dozen students with 24 packages of cooked ramen noodles and a variety of other ingredients took part in their own version of the "Iron ...

February 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Threat of ‘shool shooting’ found at GBHS

Parents of Great Bend High School students were notified Thursday morning that someone wrote "March 7 Shool Shooting" on a bathroom wall the day before ...

February 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | 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 ...

February 22, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


FARM SAFETY

It took less than 2 seconds to fry a hotdog that came in contact with 20,000 volts of electricity, Karson Higgins said after watching ...

February 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Appraisers aren’t the bad guys

Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld testified last Wednesday before the Kansas Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee. She hopes the lawmakers received her message.

February 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Cellphone confiscated by police at tanning salon

A woman was inside a booth at a local tanning salon on Friday when she reportedly saw a hand holding a cellphone above the partition ...

February 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


MacArthur Lake to become Rotary Lake

It was cold Tuesday afternoon and a dusting of snow lined the shores of MacArthur Lake in southwest Great Bend. The only creatures using the ...

February 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two arrested after vehicle chase

Deputies with the Barton County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a vehicle at 12:35 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of NE ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Spots open for Kids Day Out

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has openings for its Incredible Wearables Kids Day Out for children 7-12 years old. It will be held Monday, Feb ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC’s Turtle Tot Club starts in March

Turtle Tot Club, a series of nature-based programs developed for preschool-age children 3 to 5 years old, is scheduled for two Fridays in March at ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Dream Center. It will be held in the Dream Center's Chapel ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Swapping a dog for a car

Currently, the Barton County Sheriff's Office has a K-9 handler but no canine, and the Great Bend Police Department has a canine but no ...

February 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBPD investigating threats made against middle school

At about 8:50 p.m. Monday, officers from the Great Bend Police Department were notified of possible threats made through social media towards the ...

February 20, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Social media conduct questioned over Rankin report

The situation involving the cancellation of a jury trail for Jeffrey Allen Rankin following a plea bargain that reduced the counts against him from 31 ...

February 19, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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