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Suspects told officers Aron Villegas wanted to fight

Law enforcement officers' testimony on Wednesday and Thursday suggests a motive for the events that led to the death of 23-year-old Aron Villegas on Nov. 15, 2015.

March 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Judge asked to dismiss murder charges

Preliminary hearings for three men charged with first-degree murder and other felonies concluded Thursday morning in Barton County District Court, but Magistrate Judge Don Alvord won't make a ruling until later this month.

March 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Petition filed to recall school board

A petition was filed with the Barton County Attorney's Office Thursday afternoon seeking the recall of all seven Unified School District 428 Board members. It asserts there was misconduct on the Board's part in its response to the alleged sexual assault that occurred on a district bus as it returned from a boys swim meet in Manhattan Feb. 6.

March 31, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stafford superintendent to oppose Rep. Holmes

By JIM MISUNAS

March 31, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


County preparing for spring

Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips joked with county commissioners Monday morning about the mild winter. He had predicted 100 inches of snow, a prediction that was fortunately off target.

March 31, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Congressman Huelskamp accepting applications for DC and Kansas internships

Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced today that his offices in Washington D.C. and Kansas are accepting applications for internships in the summer and fall semesters. Kansas offices with internship positions include Dodge City, Hutchinson and Salina.

March 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


​USD 428 responds after sheriff’s investigation

Great Bend USD 428 administrators released a statement Wednesday afternoon, commenting on Sheriff Brian Bellendir's news conference. It reads:

March 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Burglary victim didn’t tell cops he shot Aron Villegas

Sterling Mills said he shot Aron Villegas in self defense the night Villegas and others broke into his Great Bend home at 1801 Eighth St. and beat him up. But when Mills called police about the burglary he didn't mention shooting anyone.

March 30, 2016 | 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 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.

March 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton County sheriff recommends charges in sex assault case

The Barton County Sheriff's Office found evidence for criminal charges against a suspect in the alleged sexual assault that happened Feb. 3 on a Great Bend USD 428 school bus that was heading back to Great Bend from a swim meet in Salina.

March 30, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Annual tax sale in the works

The first steps have been taken towards the 2016 Barton County tax sale, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the county commissioners Monday morning.

March 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traffic stop turns into police chase

According to the Great Bend Police Department at 2 p.m. on On March 25, Officer Michael Bradley conducted a traffic stop in the 1900 block of Odell Street.

March 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two people injured in early morning accident

At 8:43 a.m. Great Bend Fire/EMS responded to the north side of the high school for the report of an injury accident.

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Man arrested for selling stolen firearm

According to the Hoisington Police Department, on March 23 they the recovered a stolen firearm from the rash of auto burglaries that occurred in January 2016.

March 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Local veterans received Quilts of Valor, presented by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor on March 25 at the Great Bend American Legion.

March 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Voter deadlines looming

With the Nov. 8 general election a little over a month away, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman wants to remind county resident of pending ...

October 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Annual spaghetti feed set for Thursday

The Great Bend Noon Lions Club will hold its 32nd-annual Spaghetti Feed from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Great Bend Elks ...

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FEMA denies appeal for federal disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied an appeal made by Governor Sam Brownback regarding a request for a federal disaster declaration for a number ...

September 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


OTR for Sept. 30, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teachers see success with 'Behavior Matrix'

At the start of the school year at Riley Elementary, students visited several learning stations as they became familiar with their school.

September 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Senior Day features scholarship giveaways

Barton Community College will help area high school seniors plan for their futures at Senior Day, starting at 2 p.m. Nov. 5, with a ...

September 29, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Taking Flight

It was a perfect day, according to the pilots, for taking to the skies for the 2016 Fly Kansas Air Tour. This is a three-day ...

September 29, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton County LEPC Meeting

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesdayat the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation ...

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Sept. 28

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Info sought on stolen boat

Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about the theft of a green Lowe jon boat and trailer, with a tarp ...

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS spikers bring in food donations

The Great Bend Middle School volleyball team is learning about teamwork and giving 100 percent on-and-off the court.

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Appraiser’s Office gathering data to set 2017 values

The Barton County Appraiser's Office is in the process of collecting new construction information and reviewing properties that have sold, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld ...

September 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KS Ed Commissioner Watson visits

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson and Kansas Department of Education Board Member Sally Cauble gathered first-hand information from teachers and students during a ...

September 28, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Dueling Pianos fundraiser slated for Argonne All-Stars

A dinner and dueling pianos show, "Fun Pianos 176 Keys," will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Great Bend Events Center. The fundraiser for ...

September 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS Jazz Band offers Popcorn & Pop concert

Music fans are invited to join the Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band for Pop and Popcorn at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct ...

September 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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