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Jury views video of fight where gun was drawn

A Barton County jury will decide whether Jacob Ryan Davis committed felony assault or used legal force in defense of another person when he pulled a gun during an altercation one year ago at Charlie's Place, the bar at 1109 Main in Great Bend.

November 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Burglaries reported in Great Bend, Pawnee Rock

The Great Bend Police Department and Barton County Sheriff's Office received multiple reports of burglaries over the past few days, from Friday through Sunday.

November 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Street closings OKed for Christmas parade

The Great Bend City Council Monday night took steps to make the annual downtown Christmas celebration safer and more family friendly when it approved several street closings for the night of the festivities.

November 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Rosewood AKTION Club Completes Successful Coloring Book Drive

Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club recently completed a successful coloring book and crayon drive to benefit children within the community. As a result, more than 50 new boxes of crayons and coloring books were delivered to Barton County Health Department and to St. Francis Community Services, Great Bend.

November 02, 2015 | | Local News


Extending the season

Traveling on C.R. 390, Rush County, towards Heartland Farm, a metallic gleam catches the eye, just north of the windbreak that protects the 1950s farmstead from the cool blasts Mother Nature delivers around this time of year, as fall matures and winter is fast at its heels.

October 31, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


​Trick or Tree deadline extended

Everyone will get an extra hour of sleep Sunday with the end of Daylight Saving Time, and photographers will get an extra two days to enter the annual Trick or Tree photography contest.

October 31, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton Library to host Kansas History Snapshot presentation

Barton Community College will continue its Kansas History Snapshot series by featuring "Buffalo Soldiers: An American Legend on the Western Frontier." This presentation by Fort Larned National Historic Site Park Ranger Celeste Dixon will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 in the Library. Catered refreshments will be served.

October 31, 2015 | | Local News


Haunting Wildife photos

Photos taken Oct. 30 at the Great Bend Senior Center. Jean Aycock, educator at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, presents "Haunting Wildlife" for the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

October 31, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘Haunting Wildlife’ all around us

Creepy and spooky, if not altogether ooky, some animals at Cheyenne Bottoms are so well camouflaged you might think they're ghosts.

October 31, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Lest We Forget: Related photos

The Rifleman

October 31, 2015 | | Local News


Lest We Forget

In celebration of the 100th birthday of The Rifleman, the bronze Civil War sculpture standing in Jack Kilby Square, north of the Barton County Courthouse, a rededication ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The public is invited to attend this brief program and enjoy refreshments afterwards.

October 31, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend man hit by car

On Oct. 28, at approximately 7 p.m,, the Great Bend Police Department and Great Bend Fire/EMS responded to the 1400 block of 10th St., in reference to a subject lying in the roadway. Upon arrival, officers located a subject later identified as Eliesel Cartagena lying in the roadway, unconscious. During the course of the investigation, officers learned that Cartagena had apparently been riding a bicycle. It appears he was struck by a vehicle, which subsequently left the scene.

October 30, 2015 | | Local News


Fire plug colors have a meaning

The color of the tops, or bonnets, of each of the city's 500-plus red fire plugs has a story to tell.

October 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City to start flushing fire hydrants

The job of maintaining the City of Great Bend's army of 500 fire plugs falls to the Water Division of the Public Works Department. This is no insignificant task as these steel sentinels stand ready to help save property and lives in times of crisis.

October 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bridge work

October 30, 2015 | | Local News


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Barton music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the Dorothy Moses ...

April 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Text cases come to life at Field Ops Day

Barton Community College's medical and emergency services students stepped out of the classroom to test their skills in life-like emergency scenarios during Field Ops ...

April 30, 2016 | Story and photos by Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Ukuleles and robots on Great Bend teacher wish lists

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of stories about minigrants awarded to teachers by the USD Education Foundation.

April 30, 2016 | Information compiled by Jennifer Schartz, USD 428 | Local News


Make and Take

Nearly 20 years ago, Great Bend USD 428's Steve Wolf visited Wichita and saw a resource center where teachers could find everything they needed ...

April 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend Tree Boards marks Arbor Day with tree giveaway

Michael Fletcher, arborist with the Great Bend Tree Board, marked a decades long Arbor Day tradition with fifth graders at Great Bend elementary schools and ...

April 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Meals on Wheels seeking summer volunteers

Spring has sprung and summer will be here before you know it.

April 28, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Riley School reports reading success

At the start of this school year, 45 percent of the students at Riley Elementary School were reading at their grade level. The staff hoped ...

April 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Variety Show tickets on sale

Tickets for the Great Bend Variety Show go on sale at 7 a.m. Friday. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday ...

April 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Biblial art on display in Hays

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


County Commission will not meet this week

The Barton County Commission will not meet on Monday due to the annual Kansas County Commissioners Association annual meeting in Manhattan. The next meeting will ...

April 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Thirty years ago this week, the world began to get an inkling of just how destructive nuclear power can be when the Soviet Union's ...

April 28, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Community colleges weigh in on mergers

The state's 19 community colleges aren't opposed to mergers involving universities and technical schools, but they are concerned about how mergers will affect ...

April 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


TEAM PANTHER

Instead of backpacks full of books, some students at Great Bend High School were seen carrying work boots into the school Wednesday morning. The entire ...

April 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Local law enforcement seeks public assistance

Crime Stoppers of Great Bend and the Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a burglar.

April 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS Community Service Day photos

Great Bend High School students started their fourth Community Service Day with an all-school assembly recognizing volunteer service. They received commemorative T-shirts as they boarded ...

April 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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