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Humane Society, Larned Council partner on funding

LARNED - City council members resumed discussion Monday night with Pawnee County Humane Society concerning a request for $25,000 towards the salary of the shelter manager. After nearly an hour, it was agreed that while the organization needs an infusion of cash, it can do with less. What's really needed is the assistance of more volunteers so board members can focus on fundraising, grant writing and raising awareness about the shelter. At the September meeting, the PCHS approached the city, noting that with reduced donations and increased costs for supplies and services, they faced a critical budget shortage. Since ...

October 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Court of Appeals upholds use of drug dog

The Kansas Court of Appeals has reversed a Barton County judge's decision that suppressed drug evidence located in an automobile by a drug dog, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor announced.

October 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo News: Plan to attend Zoo Society meeting

The Great Bend Zoological Society's annual meeting will feature guest speaker Emily Ferlemann and the vocal stylings of - Tigers.

October 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood man arrested on drug and kidnapping charges

An Ellinwood man, Kurt Doll, 35, was booked on kidnapping and drug charges after a late-night pursuit on rural roads, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Doll was arrested at 11:58 p.m. on Tuesday after a vehicle pursuit by Barton County Sheriff Office deputies.

October 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hirsh conviction partially overturned

The Kansas Court of Appeals has overturned former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Darrin Hirsh's conviction of aggravated assault, vacated his sentence and ordered a new trial. The court upheld the remainder of Hirsh's conviction stemming from the events of March 12, 2013.

October 03, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Driver of pickup in fatal crash passes away

A second person involved in a fatal two-vehicle collision Friday evening has died, according to the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

October 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High Court upholds Gleason death penalty

The United States Supreme Court Monday rejected convicted killer Sidney Gleason's appeal of his death penalty sentence, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor announced Tuesday afternoon.

October 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traffic stop leads to drug charges in Pawnee County

LARNED - Joseph Shane Allen, 42 of Pierceville, made a first appearance in the Pawnee County District Court Monday afternoon concerning felony drug charges. Allen was arrested by the Pawnee County Sheriff's Department without incident following a routine traffic stop on Thursday, Sept. 28.

October 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


THE ‘BEAR’ ESSENTIALS

Another donation from the Dorothy Morrison Foundation will allow the city to let sleeping bears lie.

October 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


CKCC rising to meet challenges

After hearing an update on the Fiscal Year 2017 outcomes for Central Kansas Community Corrections Monday morning, the County Commission approved the 20th Judicial District agency's comprehensive plan which provides funding for CKCC.

October 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A PATH TO THE FUTURE

Noting its importance to the community's health and vitality, repairs will soon commence on the much-used Great Bend hike and bike trail, the City Council decided Monday night.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Committee picked to interview police chief applicants

Taking another step in returning the city back to normal following the controversy involving now-resigned Police Chief Clifton Couch and city officials, Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night named a committee to interview applicants to fill the job of top cop.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bushton man dies following Thursday night altercation

LORRAINE - Kevin L. Wagner, 55, of Bushton died Saturday in a Wichita hospital after receiving a head injury Thursday during an altercation in Lorraine, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported Monday afternoon. The preliminary autopsy report indicated he died from blunt force trauma.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Three arrested after search warrant

Three people were arrested on drug and other related charges at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday after Barton County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant in the 5900 block of Eisenhower Court in the city of Great Bend, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

October 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC has openings for after school programs

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has openings in the after school programs at Jefferson Elementary School. These programs are for ages 5–12 and will be held at Jefferson Elementary School from 3:30-5 p.m.

October 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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‘STRONGER TOGETHER’

HOISINGTON - For the past four years, Hoisington EMS Director Scott Fleming and the Hoisington EMS staff have pulled out the stops to provide the community ...

May 24, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


St. John musician celebrates small towns

ST. JOHN - "Small Towns," a CD 20 years in the making, will become available officially when Jim Ratts returns to St. John this weekend with ...

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Historical Village closed Monday

Barton County Historical Society Village and Museum will not be open Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. The museum will be open the ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School ends on high note

For the last day of school on Thursday, Park Elementary instructor Signe Cook wore a T-shirt that read:

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC to Host LEGO workshop

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a one-day STEM Fundamentals With LEGO Workshop that will give children a chance to explore engineering principles using ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Monday 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 a ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Another perfect day

The great bicycle giveaway continued Wednesday, when Eisenhower Elementary celebrated its six students with perfect attendance for the year and 46 more with "near perfect ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Adults graduate from BC Academy

Fourteen adults earned high school diplomas from the Barton County Academy this year and were invited to celebrate at the BCA graduation ceremony, Tuesday at ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


One injured in Pawnee County Crash

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to an injury crash at 1:36 p.m. Monday, 4 miles east of Burdett on K-156 in Pawnee County.

May 23, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


They will milk cows no more

A fleet of semi-trucks with cattle trailers rolled into Great Bend Wednesday, their destination was the Hiss Dairy.

May 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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


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