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Traffic stop turns into drug arrest

A routine traffic stop by a Great Bend Police officer last week led to two arrests for drugs and possible stolen property from Rush County burglaries.

December 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect nabbed in Pawnee County

One day after the Great Bend Police Department asked for the public's helping in locating a 30-year-old man who allegedly held a woman inside a local residence against her will, Bobby Stark is in custody.

December 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Food drive recalls mother’s love

A daughter's loss of her mother has been transformed into a tradition of providing food for those in need.

December 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Members sought for emergency planning committee

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee is seeking individuals to serve on the committee for two year appointments, Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

December 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, at the Spray Holt Family Board Room, 1125 Williams at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Shannon Stafford with greeters Tiffany Schoendahler and Barry Bowers. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


D.A.R.E., Dream Inc. share alcohol fund money

Barton County's Special Alcohol Fund money will help keep kids from getting involved with drugs and help those who are trying to get their lives back on track, it was announced at the County Commission meeting Monday morning.

December 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


D.A.R.E. essay winners honored by City Council

The Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Eduction program joined forces with city officials at Monday night's City Council meeting to recognize 10 fifth-grade students for writing outstanding essays as a part of th 2016 D.A.R.E. classes.

December 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Library director sorry for budget misstatements

City Administrator Howard Partington told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that he was ready to get over recent misstatements made by Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems regarding the library's budget.

December 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Open 911 call leads officer to distressed woman

Officers of the Great Bend Police Department responded to an "open-line" 911 call at 10:15 p.m. last Wednesday, Dec. 14, that led them to a woman claiming that she was being held against her will by a suspect later identified as Bobby Stark.

December 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Vehicle accident turns into manhunt

A vehicle versus deer accident that occurred at 10:32 p.m. on Sunday turned into a manhunt after a second vehicle became involved.

December 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County holds budget amendment hearing

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an amended 2106 operating budget for the three county funds – road and bridge, special bridge, and noxious weed. The action followed a budget hearing where Finance Officer Matt Patzner presented details of the changes.

December 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKE IT EASY

Icy conditions throughout the state Friday, Dec. 16 led to several highway crashes. For those who had to travel that day, caution and patience were required. Conditions required slower speeds than posted limits. The vast majority of accidents involved drivers losing control of their vehicles while crossing bridges. Eastbound I-70 was closed from around noon until 2:18 p.m. so responders could clear accidents and treatments could be applied to the roadway help prevent further accidents. Two fatality accidents occurred, one in Johnson County, and one in Sedgewick County. In both instances, the fatalities were not wearing safety restraints.

December 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Library board budget presentation questioned

The Great Bend Public Library budget, or rather library Director Harry Willems interpretation of it, will be discussed when the Great Bend City Council meets Monday night.

December 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Students test rockets at GBHS

The 10-degree temperature on Thursday didn't cool the enthusiasm of Great Bend High School Physics II students as they tested rockets they made in class.

December 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


OUTSIDE THE LINES

Beginning January 9, the Gallery at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina will feature an exhibit by Ellinwood artist Robert Joy. Well-known throughout the Golden Belt, Joy is famous for his unconventional painting style. His paintings incorporate a variety of characters and forms of nature, while addressing social and spiritual issues.

December 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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USD 431 adopts 2018-2019 budget

HOISINGTON - The Unified School District 431 Board of Education convened a special meeting Monday night in order to hold the 2018 budget hearing. No members ...

August 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School board approves budget

The local tax for Great Bend USD 428 will be close to 45.931 mills next year, Superintendent Khris Thexton said at Tuesday's budget ...

August 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC report: Community colleges swamped with reports

Two new admissions representatives at Barton Community College reflect the growing mountain of paperwork and reporting required of higher learning institutions, the BCC Board of ...

August 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Council adjournment meets with disdain

When the Great Bend City Council adjourned its regular meeting Monday night at the Great Bend Events Center, the move was not popular with the ...

August 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City’s 2018 budget approved

Following a budget hearing at City Hall, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved the city's 2018 budget ordinance during its regular meeting ...

August 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Couch supporters hold their own meeting

After the Great Bend City Council adjourned its regular meeting Monday night to the disapproving shouts and jeers from supporters of suspended Police Chief Cliff ...

August 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Retired officer backs suspended chief

Most of those at the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night don't know all that has transpired or been said regarding the ongoing ...

August 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Eyeing the sky

Eclipse viewing glasses were a hot commodity in Great Bend Monday morning. Those looking for a pair began arriving as early as 8 a.m ...

August 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Eclipse viewing slideshow

Aug. 21, 2017, Barton County, Kansas. Solar eclipse viewing.

August 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


The teachers are back

School doesn't start until Wednesday, but all of the employees at Great Bend USD 428 were on the job Monday for the annual Back ...

August 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


St. Joseph man killed following highway chase

PAWNEE COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation identified 30-year-old Jason Dale Smith of St. Joseph, Missouri, as the man killed following a highway chase involving ...

August 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees meet Tuesday

Great Bend's revitalization plan is on the agenda when the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room ...

August 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 budget hearing is Tuesday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a budget hearing at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the District Education Center, 201 ...

August 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


What a show!

Hundreds of Barton County residents watched the solar eclipse together on Monday, as crowds gathered early at the Great Bend Public Library, Barton Community College ...

August 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Injury crash sends one to hospital

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a vehicle crash at 2:08 p.m. on Sunday at mile marker 109 on North U,S, 281 ...

August 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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