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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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BIRDS FLOCK TOGETHER

It was all about birds on Saturday at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The center held one of its Winter Kids Programs called "Celebrate Birds."

February 13, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Alleged GBHS incidents shine light on dark topic

Editor's note: Some definitions used in this story are graphic in nature. Reader discretion is suggested

February 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Future health care pros

More than 20 eighth grade students from St. John toured Great Bend Regional Hospital the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 29, to learn about careers in ...

February 13, 2016 | | Local News


Schartz, Cobb join GBHS Hall of Fame

The two 2015 inductees into the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame will be recognized at a luncheon and special reception on Friday, Feb ...

February 13, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


​School volunteers recognized

Great Bend Superintendent Brad Reed recently voiced his thanks for the "scores of volunteers" who donate time to USD 428 learning centers every year.

February 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | 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 appointments ...

February 13, 2016 | | Local News


GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets for sale

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are now on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


BCC students honored in Topeka

TOPEKA - Six students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Donors urged to help the Red Cross blood supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


​GBPL offers DVDs, novels

New acquisitions at the Great Bend Public Library include season six of British historical period drama television series "Downton Abbey," on DVD and Bluray.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Stop domestic violence

On Feb. 10, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence hosted its annual training and Advocacy Day to increase awareness about the issues of ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Preliminary engineering to begin for GB shipping facility

A consortium of city and rail interests has been given the go-ahead to begin preliminary engineering for a transload shipping center at Great Bend.

February 11, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


RESILIENCE

Two years ago, Lindsey Homeier woke up to a nightmare that could have easily dashed the dreams of most young entrepreneurs. One December morning in ...

February 11, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


​Community invited to social cyber safety program

Recently students at Great Bend Middle School have heard from Detective Heather Smith of the Great Bend Police Department about the dangers of cyber communication ...

February 11, 2016 | | Local News


GBHS swimmers allegedly battered on school bus trips

In the last week, there have been at least two instances of Great Bend High School boys' swim team members allegedly being sexually battered on ...

February 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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