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​Hirsh seeks to reverse assault and battery conviction

The attorney for Darrin Hirsh has requested either a judgment of acquittal or a new trial for the former Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper who was found guilty of aggravated assault, criminal threat and domestic battery last year by a Barton County jury.

March 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Totals in for Democratic Party Caucus

The Kansas Democratic Party reports the official results from Saturday's presidential caucus.

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


​Republican Party releases initial caucus results

TOPEKA - The Kansas Republican Presidential Caucus was conducted Saturday at 201 sites in Kansas and one in St. Louis.

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fun times ahead

Springtime means fun times and many groups and organizations are getting events and programs up and running for the season.

March 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC to host ‘School of Hard Knocks’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "School of Hard Knocks" on Wednesday, March 9, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th.

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Caucus photos

All photos were taken Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Kansas caucuses.

March 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington man arrested for aggravated kidnapping

According to the Hoisington Police Department on March 4, formal charges of aggravated kidnapping were filed on Garrett Barnett after he was arrested by the Hoisington Police Department following two separate incidents that occurred late in the evening on Feb. 29, and into the early morning hours of March 1.

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 Board to look at handbooks

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The board's usual meeting date was changed because of a conflict.

March 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Huelskamp continues Town Hall tradition in Rush and Ellsworth counties

On Wednesday and Thursday, March 9 and 10, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) will host his annual Rush and Ellsworth County Town Halls. At the Town Halls, he'll take questions from Kansans and listen to their thoughts and concerns so he can bring them back to Washington.

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on March 10, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC’s Turtle Tot Club starts in March

Turtle Tot Club, a series of nature-based programs developed for preschool-age children, ages 3 to 5, is scheduled for March at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The one-hour programs, offered at no charge, introduce young children to the natural world around them with sensory experiences, while reinforcing colors, shapes, math and fine motor skills. When possible, sessions include outdoor time.

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fundraiser for Claflin Lions Club

Claflin Lions Club members will be selling tickets for their Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 18th. Tickets can be purchased from now through Friday morning, March 18, at Pistol Pete's Nuts and Bolts Co. in Great Bend, or from any Claflin Lions Club member. The event will take place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 18, at the Claflin Catholic Church Parish Hall. The all you can eat menu for the evening will include all you can eat servings of fish, shrimp, clam chowder, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, coffee or tea. Advance meal prices ...

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Huelskamp now accepting applications for Military Service Academies

Congressman Tim Huelskamp is now taking applications for Military Service Academy nominations. The deadline for submission is Oct.1.

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


February Marriage and Divorce filings

Casey Hoffman, Great Bend and Christopher Rowland, Great Bend

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County GOP hears from Cruz, Kasich supporters

The Crest Theater's main floor seating was filling up Saturday and volunteers were considering opening the balcony as the Barton County Republican Caucus got underway. Several registered voters were ready to drop their ballots in the box and leave by 10 a.m., but County Chairman Richard Friedeman asked them wait until the end of a short party meeting.

March 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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City to start flushing fire hydrants Monday

The City of Great Bend Water Division of Public Works Department will begin flushing the city's fire hydrants on Monday, Water Superintendent Joseph Tracy ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC students win awards at state fair

Two Barton Community College students earned awards in the Fine Arts Competition for professional photography and painting at the Kansas State Fair.

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


AG Derek Schmidt announces grants for Great Bend organization

A Great Bend organization has been awarded more than $72,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Young Democrats to host debate watch

Barton Community College Young Democrats Club will hold a presidential debate watch party at 8 p.m. Monday in the college Library's Cavanaugh Room ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Children ready to meet 'Ivan'

Great Bend elementary students received copies of the children's novel "The One and Only Ivan" on Friday. These books are theirs to take home ...

September 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drop in government jobs fuels jobless rate increase

BY STAFF REPORTS

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Executive session on commission agenda Monday morning

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC freshman lands lead role in stage classic

An advantage of attending a community college versus a four-year university is the opportunity to participate and get one's hands dirty on campus right ...

September 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New feature goes up at Bark Park

First, it is announced that a new fitness trail for humans is going up at Veterans Memorial Park. This week, the popular park went to ...

September 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


'Triplet Day'

This is Spirit Week at Jefferson Elementary School, and Thursday was Twin/Triplet Day. Teachers Maddy Demel, left, Brenda Unrein and Jennifer Leiker dressed as ...

September 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sedgwick Co. Zoo ambassadors visit

Thursday's kickoff for One District One Book included a visit to Great Bend USD 428 elementary schools from two Sedgwick County Zoo zookeepers. They ...

September 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A gorilla's voice

When ambassadors from the Sedgwick County Zoo visited Great Bend's elementary schools on Thursday, students got to do two things they really seem to ...

September 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


On the web

Keeping up with today's technology and social media plays an important role for many city organizations and businesses and this is exactly what the ...

September 22, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Claflin city council continues police chief search

CLAFLIN - When the Claflin City Council met Monday, Sept. 12, no hiring decision was made concerning the open police chief position previously filled by Rory ...

September 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Pawnee Rock to hold Firefighter Appreciation dinner

PAWNEE ROCK - Pawnee Rock's city council met Sept. 6, and continued to tighten up efforts to increase observance of ordinances in the community. This ...

September 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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