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Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a public hearing on amendments to the budget, a letter of appreciation for out-going Great Bend Convention and Visitors' Bureau Director Cris Collier and the installation of Next Generation 911 equipment.

December 12, 2015 | | Local News


Cops feared gang retaliation after shooting

In the early morning of Nov. 15, four Great Bend men allegedly forced their way into a Great Bend home. One of the quartet was shot by the home's resident and eventually died of his wounds.

December 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Vespers Concert is Sunday

Members of Great Bend High School's A Cappella Choir rehearse for the annual Vespers Concert. It will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in the GBHS Auditorium. There will be a Youth Choir Concert in the auditorium at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The GBHS Vocal Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, also in the auditorium.

December 11, 2015 | | Local News


New playground opens in Great Bend

A nice size crowd came out for the grand opening of the newest playground in Great Bend.

December 11, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Retirement reception planned for Collier

Cris Collier has lead the Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau for the last 30 years. This month Loren Unruh, chairman of the board and the board of directors of the bureau announced her retirement as president of the organization.

December 11, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Suspected pipe bomb found in Hoisington

According to the Hoisington Police Department, on Thursday the Hoisington Police Department with the assistance of the Great Bend Police Department's K-9 Unit, executed a search warrant to recover stolen property in the 100 block of East 7th Street in Hoisington.

December 11, 2015 | | Local News


Winter weather possible after stormy start Saturday

WICHITA - A variety of weather is expected this weekend with severe storms possible across south central and southeast Kansas Saturday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.

December 11, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


SCAM ALERT

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir contacted the Great Bend Tribune Friday morning to report that several citizens of Great Bend and Barton County have been receiving phone calls since Thursday night, Dec. 10, from an individual identifying himself as Sgt. Smith of the Barton County Sheriff's Department. While there is a Sgt. Smith at the department, this is a scam.

December 11, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Volunteer coordinators asking Kansans to get involved

While volunteering in Kansas remains strong, the Kansas Volunteer Commission reported this week that Kansas dropped from fourth in overall volunteerism rates to fifth in the nation.

December 11, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, Wal-Mart and Eagle Radio toy drive

Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate in Great Bend, along with Wal-Mart and Eagle Radio are joining forces to sponsor the 6th annual Christmas For Kids toy drive to benefit Saint Francis Community Services. Through this toy drive, wishes are fulfilled for children in Saint Francis foster care, adoption, and family preservation programs. Christmas For Kids provides presents to children and teens, ages newborn to eighteen, who may otherwise go without a gift this holiday season. You can make a real difference in the life of a child in Central Kansas this Christmas.

December 11, 2015 | | Local News


Supporting our troops, by supporting the Great Bend Military Moms

Recently, four area gun clubs organized a benefit shoot fund raiser. The Kiowa Gun Club, Fort Larned Arms Association, Central Kansas Prairie Shooters, and North Central Kansas Combat League hosted the event at the Kiowa Gun Club near Great Bend. With registration fees and generous donations, they raised $1,400 to donate to the Great Bend Military Moms, to help with sending care packages to our military men and women who are currently deployed to the war zones.

December 11, 2015 | | Local News


Youth from 12 countries in Great Bend Saturday

The City of Great Bend announced Thursday afternoon that Great Bend will be a featured city for a group of 16-20 different foreign exchange students from all around the country, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

December 10, 2015 | | Local News


Operation Adopt a Vet

Bringing holiday cheer to veterans is a nice way to help show support and is a way to thank them for their service and sacrifices.

December 10, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Main airport runway needs replacing

Nearly all the air traffic that lands at are departs from the Great Bend Municipal Airport relies on a surface dating back to the Second World War, airport Manager Martin Miller said.

December 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Amber Alert issued

At 11:47 a.m. Thursday morning, a Kansas Amber Alert was issued out of Topeka for Kaleb Thomas, a one-month old boy born Nov. 14. He was last seen at 2013 Bellview, Apt. #, Topeka,at around 10 a.m. The suspect Edward Alberty, B/M, DOB 8/28/1996, 6' 2", 250, Blk hair/Brn eyes. Last seen wearing white t-shirt, gray sweats, Nike tennis shoes. Alberty is the non-custodial father. They were last seen in a blue Chevy 4-door, NFI. Call 911 or the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME.

December 10, 2015 | | Local News


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USD 428 starts year ‘fiscally strong’

A new fiscal year begins July 1 for the State of Kansas and its public schools. The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meet ...

June 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Lashley hired to coach track

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education on Thursday hired Lyles Lashley to coach cross country and track.

June 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Primary voter registration deadline looming

The last day to register to vote for the Aug. 2 primary election is at the close of business on Tuesday, July 12, the Barton ...

June 30, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


KWEC’s Nature Camp nearly here

We're "batty" about summer nature camp at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. There are still some openings available for the July 8, camp held ...

June 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Being prepared

Training is a very important task for any law enforcement agency and making sure their people are trained in the latest real world situations.

June 30, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Second teen sentenced in Ellsworth County school bus assault

ELLSWORTH – The second of the two Great Bend teenaged boys charged in Ellsworth County in connection with the assault of a fellow student on a ...

June 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Garden Club holding AHF quilt drawing

The Ellinwood Garden Club will hold a quilt drawing at the conclusion of this year's After Harvest Festival Parade. Funds raised via the drawing ...

June 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


IN STITCHES

Early Wednesday morning, Barton County 4-H Clothing, Fiber Arts and Fashion Revue participants convened at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend for annual judging prior ...

June 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Judge sends women to drug treatment

Barton County District Judge Ron Svaty announced he isn't giving up on Stacey Henderson, the 23-year old woman who asked to be sent to ...

June 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Out of the Morgue: Post-war Independence Day in 1946

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 ...

June 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County upgrades sand dredge

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a plan to update of cable anchor system on the county's sand dredge.

June 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC trustees pleased with Heilman

Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman received a favorable evaluation from his Board of Trustees, with words of praise from board chairman Mike Johnson.

June 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Save at the pump this holiday weekend

According to GasBuddy, at a time of year when motorists expect gas prices to rise, prices have actually been falling, just in time for the ...

June 28, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Road Milling and Overlay on K-19 Highway in Pawnee and Stafford Counties

Starting the week of July 4, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a 10 mile road milling and overlay project on K-19 Highway ...

June 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grant to expand FHSU Sternberg Museum of Natural History’s paleontology collection

A $116,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will expand the reach of paleontology studies at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of ...

June 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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