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Crash sends Albert man to hospital

An Albert man was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital after the pickup he was driving went off West Barton County Road, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Randy L. Miller sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

January 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Eyes on the future: Circles

Thursday night, Circles of Central Kansas, sponsored by Youth Core Ministries of Greeensburg, held the first graduation ceremony of the Barton County Getting Ahead program. Ten graduates were honored. Three shared what they learned over the past six months and shared the goals they've set as they begin their new futures.

January 26, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Funds sought for Riley Elementary sign

Riley School is $1,000 closer to its goal of having an electronic sign on 10th Street.

January 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend police chief names new lieutenants

Great Bend Police Chief David Bailey and Human Resources Director Randy Keasling of have named two new Police Lieutenants. The announcements were made Thursday afternoon.

January 25, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | 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.

January 25, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Being ready

There are two new vehicles behind the firehouse doors for the Great Bend Fire Department, thanks to some recent additions.

January 24, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Kansas may consider more tuition-free courses

The Kansas Legislature is looking at a plan for colleges and high schools to provide concurrent credit in five classes with no tuition charge to the students.

January 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


No changes to rabies resolution

The Barton County Health Department held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the Barton County rabies resolution, and if there is a need for an update to the existing regulations.

January 24, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Hoisington City Council awarded critical CDBG grant

HOISINGTON - Good news for the City of Hoisington last week in the form of a congratulatory letter from Governor Sam Brownback. "I am pleased to award the City of Hoisington a Community Improvement grant of $600,000 through the Kansas Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program This award will provide the needed financing for your sewer project," the letter stated.

January 24, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City of Hoisington says ‘no’ to renewing IBEC Union contract in place for 75 years

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council Monday night chose not to renew a contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 304, which as been effective since Sept. 14, 1942.

January 24, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Riley Elementary to host school board

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Jan. 25, at Riley Elementary School, 1515 10th St. The monthly luncheon meeting will feature a building report by Riley Principal Joann Blevins and other staff members regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts.

January 23, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New BCC dance instructor plans to take program to new heights

Editor's note: Danika Bielek's contract as an instructor of dance at Barton Community College was approved at Tuesday's BCC Board of Trustees meeting. This feature was written by Barton's Director of Public Information Brandon Steinert. Additional meeting notes are by Tribune staff.

January 23, 2018 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Reality U multi-school pilot unique

HOISINGTON - USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry attended the first Great Bend Middle School Reality U program two years ago. He recognized its value and went to work with United Way of Central Kansas to bring the program to Hoisington.

January 23, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Human trafficking a problem locally

When it comes to the insidious crime of human trafficking, Barton County is not immune.

January 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood Community Soup Supper to benefit those in need

The Ellinwood Community Soup Supper will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the St. Joseph Parish Center. Diners' freewill donations will be used by the Ellinwood Area Churches Ministerial Alliance to help provide financial assistance to Ellinwood residents who need help from time to time.

January 22, 2018 | 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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