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Cause of Friday's fire undetermined

A Friday afternoon fire at 2607 19th St. appeared suspicious at first, but a closer look found "nothing suspicious," according to Lt. Scott Bieberle at the Great Bend Police Department.

October 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Woman reportedly attempted to stab ex-boyfriend

Great Bend Police Department arrested Alisha Myers, Great Bend, after a domestic dispute reportedly turned violent last Friday afternoon.

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stabbing victim 'not cooperative'

A man who was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital early Monday was "not cooperative" with police, Lt. Scott Bieberle at the Great Bend Police Department said. Police were contacted by the hospital at 1:14 a.m. after he was taken there by relatives.

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS bowling approved

Great Bend High School has taken bowling teams to state championships, and now volunteers will bring instructional bowling to Great Bend Middle School.

October 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City to start flushing hydrants

The Public Works Department will begin flushing fire hydrants on Monday, Oct. 16. Residents may notice lower water pressure and water discoloration during flushing.

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Vehicles stalled in high water

Friday's storm dropped about 2 inches of rain on Great Bend and left some motorists stranded when their vehicles stalled out in high water.

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCSO offers conceal carry class

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, Oct. 21. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry permit through the State of Kansas.

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Traffic infraction leads to drug bust

A St, John was arrested on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute following a late-night traffic stop near the city of Great Bend.

October 09, 2017 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Mawhirter announces candidacy for Council Ward 2

Rachel Mawhirter says that the problems facing the City of Great Bend are real, but that the solutions can be simple. As one of three candidates for the Ward 2 seat on the Great Bend City Council, Mawhirter wants to use her background in entrepreneurship and marketing to bring concepts from the private sector into the public sector.

October 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC Theatre holding open auditions for ‘Horror Movie Survival Guide’

Barton Theatre is hosting auditions for its upcoming show "Horror Movie Survival Guide," a comedic play which spoofs horror movies. Auditions are 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 12 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Rehearsals begin Oct. 16 and the performance is 7 p.m. on Nov. 6. Those who wish to audition can show up anytime during the allotted hours on either night. The Theatre Department will be casting all roles and all technical positions. No preparation is necessary and all are invited to audition. For more information, contact Dr. Rick Abel at abelr@bartonccc.edu ...

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Sneak Preview Concert

The Barton Visual and Performing Arts Department will host its annual Sneak Preview Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Supreme Court Justice delivers opening remarks at annual rodeo

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Dan Biles visited Great Bend Saturday, in order to deliver the opening remarks at the 13th Annual Rosewood Rodeo for the second time in two years. His relationship with Rosewood Services dates back nearly 19 years, when he was asked to represent the organization as a practicing lawyer. The opportunity allowed him to get to know some of the nearly 50 participants competing in the annual rodeo, and he took a moment to reflect on his years of advocacy with people with disabilities.

October 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Red Light, Green Light

For the second year running, Great Bend was the October destination for car and automobilia collectors from around the region and beyond. A diverse selection of around 100 vehicles filled Expo 1 and 2. Hand-picked by co-organizers Chris Froetschner and Chad Ehrlich, the show was intended to appeal to a wide range of potential buyers. They included trucks and cars, anywhere from an entry level project to daily drivers, up to $100,000 vehicles high-point cars. The mix is intentional, Froetschner said. The diversity ensures they don't end up with a lot of high-end cars they can't move ...

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Promise Garden flowers lead Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The petals of bright fabric flowers twirled in the breeze as people gathered in the courthouse square Saturday afternoon. Missy Pflughoeft, co-chairman of Barton County's Walk to End Alzheimer's, said the colors in the "Promise Garden" had distinct meanings.

October 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees to hold study session

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hold its monthly study session at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Trustees will review the September financial statement and hear reports on the federal student loan default rate, Barton's OSHA Education Center status, KSU DirectLink and software updates.

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Kids’ biking event Thursday night

The Barton County Health Department will hold its Be Well Kids, Biking Barton County event from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday in the Health Department ...

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The Center holds Mental Health Awareness Day

The Center for Counseling & Consultation held its fifth annual Mental Health Awareness Day on Tuesday to help raise awareness for people in Great Bend and ...

May 22, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Older citizens redefining aging

Older residents have much to offer, Trella Berscheidt told Barton County commissioners Monday morning.

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council honors D.A.R.E. essay winners

The Great Bend City Council and the Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Eduction program Monday night recognized 12 Great Bend fifth-grade students ...

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood Rec Commission activities

The Ellinwood Recreation Commission will be adding hands on activity classes this summer taught by Bailey Baird. Classes will be for ages Kindergarten to 6th ...

May 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Land purchase voids need to replace bridge

Noting it was cheaper than replacing the condemned bridge over the Lischevsky Ditch east of Great Bend, the Great Bend City Council Monday night purchased ...

May 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by The Center for Counseling and Consultation at The Center's Community Based Services Facility ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Howe at McCracken Public Library

The McCracken Public Library will host Priscilla Howe, professional storyteller and puppeteer, at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 1, in the community building.

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


One injured in motorcycle crash

The driver of a motorcycle was seriously injured in a collision with a pickup Saturday afternoon at the intersection of 10th and Frey in Great ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A new and improved Kids’ Fishing Day scheduled for Quivira June 2

Enjoy the outdoors with the whole family with a fishing trip to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge during the annual Kids' Fishing Day on Saturday, June ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Speed limits slowed at N. Washington, 30 Rd

The Barton County Commission slowed things down Monday morning as it established a speed Limit of 45 miles per hour on portions of North Washington ...

May 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Memorial Day closings announced

Barton County business offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


The Great Minigrant Reveal

The Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation recently awarded $15,633.49 in minigrants to educators in local schools. The Foundation awarded 27 minigrants ranging ...

May 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton GED Orientation Classes begin May 21

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon begin its nine-week GED Preparation Class. Students must attend all orientation classes May 21-24, and ...

May 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School sidewalks on summer project list

Sidewalks outside every school in Great Bend USD 428 will be replaced this summer, Superintendent Khris Thexton said.

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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