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Baton named CDL test site

Industry demand has driven continued expansion of the Barton Community College Commercial Driver's License program. Barton is now an official test site and a second truck has been acquired from Doonan's Peterbilt with bodywork and paint from Jeremy's Paint and Body Shop in Sterling.

August 18, 2016 | BY BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


The movies are over, but the fresh veggies remain for now

The free summer outdoor movie series is over, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington said. This year the city put more movies on Friday nights as requested last year, however officials found out that Thursday nights had better turn out.

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Angel hired to lead Family Crisis Center

On August 16th The Family Crisis Center Board unanimously voted to hire Rachel Angel as the new Executive Director.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Meet the Panthers on Sunday

The Panther Booster Club will host its first community-wide Meet the Panthers event at 5 p.m. Sunday at the band shell in Jack Kilby Square.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Salvation Army distributes 200 backpacks

The Salvation Army helped more than 200 children return to school this week with new backpacks filled with school supplies.

August 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Filling them up

It wasn't kids getting on the school buses parked outside Great Bend businesses this week.

August 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Out of the Morgue

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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KDADS awards $580,000 in Mental Health Substance Use Prevention Grants

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Acting Secretary Tim Keck announced Wednesday the award of 17 grants totaling $580,000 for the Kansas Prevention Collaborative - Community Initiative (KPCCI).

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County Sheriff makes two meth busts over weekend

LARNED - On Aug. 12, 2016 a Pawnee County Sheriff's Office Deputy made contact with a subject traveling from Nebraska to Oklahoma. During the investigation it was determined the subject was driving on a suspended driver's license. Subsequently the driver was initially arrested for driving while suspended.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


4-H family welcomes Japanese exchange student

For the past three weeks, Liberty Marsh, 12, a member of the South Bend Jolly Workers, has played hostess to Kotono Sugito, 12, a member of an Osaka, Japan LEX club who has been staying with the Marsh family as part of a cultural exchange program. The girls have become friends, despite their language barrier.

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Drug arrests made during traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in the early hours of Wednesday produced guns, cash, drugs and drug paraphernalia and two arrests were made.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Some reappraisal efforts done, some still ongoing

Barton County Appraisers Office personnel are done with part of their reappraisal efforts for 2016, but more remains to be done, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said.

August 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Highway Patrol works rollover accident

LYONS - A 2002 Ford Explorer carrying six men from Great Bend overturned Tuesday on U.S. 56, half a mile east of Lyons, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports. The accident occurred at 2:55 p.m. as the westbound vehicle driven by Merced Olivas-Portillo, 59, dropped off the edge of the roadway onto the shoulder. The driver over-corrected and the Explorer slid sideways onto a paved driveway, overturned one time and came to rest on its top facing south.

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rolling Sculpture car show announced

Barton County Historical Society will host a car show on Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The car show is free and everyone is invited to attend.

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pool open to dogs Saturday

The Wetlands Waterpark in Great Bend is closed for the summer, but it will be open Saturday morning for the Pooch Plunge. This annual event is a time for dogs and their humans to enjoy in the pool, located at 2303 Main. It will run from 8 a.m. to noon and the cost is $5 per dog.

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Battling noxious weeds serious business

Noxious weeds are one of the greatest threats to the Kansas environment, but strong local efforts to control them are a tremendous help, Barton County ...

March 29, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


Rain Dance

An inch or two of rain across the Golden Belt this week couldn't have come at a better time for agriculture producers.

March 29, 2017 | BY SUSAN THACKER | Local News


Two convicted of juvenile sex crimes

Two men were convicted Friday of sex crimes involving juveniles, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said. The cases were unrelated. Camerino Rodriguez Olvera and Todd ...

March 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Much-needed moisture saves crops

An inch or two of rain across the Golden Belt this week couldn't have come at a better time for agriculture producers.

March 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rainfall totals

Big Bend Groundwater Management District No. 5 maintains 10 weather stations throughout the district, which includes portions of Barton, Edwards, Kiowa, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Rice ...

March 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Remodel bid sparks council debate

HOISINGTON - City Council members were uncertain how to proceed Monday night after they were presented with three bids for the construction and installation of new ...

March 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Student offers testimonial of transfer experience

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees gathered Tuesday evening for its regular meeting and discussed one of its nine over-arching goals, known as ENDs ...

March 28, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC lowers tuition for out-of-state students

Tuition for out-of-state students at Barton Community College will be the same as tuition for in-state students - a reduction of $31 per credit hour - starting ...

March 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas Startup to start up

Kansas Startup will be held April 7-9 in Great Bend. Participants will spend 48 hours building businesses with the support of expert facilitators and distinguished ...

March 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Family Crisis Center gets van

As excited as JoAnn Wondra was about the Family Crisis Center receiving a $30,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation, she can't show the ...

March 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GB River Rats remove trash on Ark River

A group of all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts who enjoy riding four-wheelers along the Arkansas River spent a recent weekend picking up tons of trash.

March 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC to host ’Notable Naturalists’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Notable Naturalists" from noon–1 p.m. Wednesday at the Great ...

March 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Olmitz man injured in vehicle accident

An Olmitz man was injured in a one-vehicle accident Friday evening near Olmitz, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported.

March 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fatal accident in Wabaunsee County

WABAUNSEE COUNTY – The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a fatal vehicle accident in Wabaunsee County at 7:35 p.m. Sunday two miles east of ...

March 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber to hold coffee Thursday

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Jimlo Glass, 1205 Kansas, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Aaron ...

March 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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