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Promise seen in new juvenile justice approach

February marks the first year of the implementation for a new approach to juvenile justice in Southeast Kansas, and state and local officials say it will now be expanded to address juvenile offenders statewide.

February 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two from Great Bend charged in Larned robbery

LARNED - Justin Miler, 25 of Great Bend, appeared in custody Wednesday morning before Pawnee County Magistrate Judge Julie Cowell. Judge Cowell advised the defendant he is charged with aggravated robbery, a severity level 3 person felony.

February 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

February 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo news: A Bough for Bonnie the Black Bear

Bonnie, the Black Bear at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo, received a new piece of furniture Monday when DJ's Tree Service delivered the remains of a huge maple tree. Because the City of Great Bend does not own a crane, Stone Sand Company donated use of the crane that lifted the hollow tree trunk over the fence and dropped it into the exhibit.

February 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Scouts make oodles of noodles

Boy Scouts Pack 184 and Troop 184 are getting ready to serve some hot soup to the community this coming Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Elks Lodge, 12th and Kansas Ave., Great Bend. Serving will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

February 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


American Legion announces February events

Great Bend's American Legion Post 180 will offer an early Valentine's Day dinner and dance on Feb. 11, and a benefit soup supper for the American Legion Baseball program on Feb. 13, according to Marianne Krallman with the American Legion Auxiliary.

February 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fatality crash reported near Kinsley

EDWARDS COUNTY - Kansas Highway Patrol reports a fatality accident that occurred at 12:23 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 50 at 80th Ave. in Edwards County, 1 mile west of Kinsley.

February 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


First ice storm damage assessment meeting set

The Barton County preliminary damage assessment meeting for government entities has been scheduled for 10 a.m. today, in the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main Street, room 101, Great Bend. Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller is coordinating the process to collect damage totals from the recent ice storm.

February 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


IN FOR THE LONG HAUL

On Monday, the Barton County Commission honored several employees for their years of service. Road and Bridge Department Shop Foreman Gary Demel stood out from the pack.

January 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Thrivent Financial challenges community

Melinda Kurth, a financial representative with Thrivent Financial in Great Bend is challenging others in the community to get involved and live generously.

January 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission opts to rebid bridge project

For a woebegone bridge about a mile east of Great Bend, perhaps the third time is the charm.

January 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington EMS spotlighted for youth event

BY VERONICA COONS

January 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS speech team wins 12 medals

The Great Bend Forensics/Speech team competed at the Kinsley Speech Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28. Five GBHS speech students competed and all placed. They competed in 13 events and placed in 12.

January 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Gilliam convicted of indecent liberties

Jimmy Wayne Gilliam, Great Bend, appeared in Barton County District Court on Friday, Jan. 27, and, following his plea, was convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

January 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend area artists featured at Hays

HAYS - Great Bend area artists are featured at an exhibition opening Friday, Feb. 3, at the Hays Arts Center. The exhibit, "Four Painters & Three Potters," features works by Krystall Barnes, Cynthia Collier-Wilson, Bambi Freeman, Mark Freeman, Carol Long, Karen Shaner and Bev Simonson.

January 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Federal disaster declaration OKed following ice storm

President Donald Trump granted Gov. Sam Brownback's request for a federal disaster declaration for 18 Kansas counties, including Barton, affected by a severe winter ...

February 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Judge urges students to show compassion

The first time Tommy Webb tasted a banana, he tried to eat the peel, too. It was the worst food he'd ever tasted, but ...

February 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Motorcyclist injured near Wilson Lake dam

RUSSELL COUNTY - A Hays man was taken to Russell Regional Hospital on Wednesday after the motorcycle he was driving went off K-232 and hit a ...

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Alden man charged after chase, standoff

LYONS – The Alden man who Wednesday afternoon led law enforcement on a high-speed chase from Ellinwood through Barton and Rice counties before engaging in a ...

February 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bond reduced on Joey Steinbacher

Bond for a Great Bend woman arrested Monday on drug charges has been reduced from $300,000 to $100,000 after further investigation, Lt. Scott ...

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City lobbying to keep highway funding

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington attended an Economic Lifelines Meeting in Topeka recently. Economic Lifelines is the group that works toward enhancing the state ...

February 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Division of Vehicles announces two new features to improve and simplify customer service

Kansas drivers can now track their driver's license production status online and receive automatic updates when changes are made to their driving record.

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue

As we wrap up February, we do so with a nod to Black History Month. One hundred years ago, a man with Great Bend connections ...

February 23, 2017 | BY KAREN NEUFORTH | Local News


Kiwanis club gears up for Pancake Day

Members of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club are selling tickets for the 60th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, which will be Thursday, March 2. Pancakes and ...

February 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High-speed chase ends in Alden standoff

ALDEN – A traffic stop in Ellinwood Wednesday afternoon devolved into a high-speed chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies before ending in a standoff in Alden ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New bridge design moves forward

The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved a service agreement with the Ellsworth engineering firm Kirkham Michael for the redesigning of a long-embattled bridge about ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Seeing in the dark

Kansas Wetlands Education Center Educator Jean Aycock gave a presentation on nocturnal animals on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center.

February 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Possible burglary turns up drugs

Police found more than a pound of marijuana and suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms while investigating a possible burglary Monday in Great Bend.

February 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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 ...

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 ...

February 21, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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