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Elsasser sentenced on drug charges

On Friday, Feb. 10, Codey Deon Elsasser appeared in Barton County District Court for sentencing following his earlier convictions for distribution or possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and a separate charge of possession of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 15 months in the custody of the Kansas Secretary of Corrections. Following his release from prison, Elsasser will be placed on probation with an underlying sentence of 11 months.

February 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Love is in the air

The Madrigal Pops Singers from Great Bend High School deliver a singing Valentine, Tuesday at The Buckle. Choir Director Susan Stambaugh said the show choir started visiting schools and businesses before 8 a.m. and spent the day traveling to various locations in Great Bend.

February 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Judge's decision to help illegal immigrant reversed

The Kansas Court of Appeals has reversed Barton County District Judge Ron Svaty's decision to set aside the identity theft conviction of a woman from Mexico living illegally in Barton County.

February 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC revenue down, but oil values rise

Barton Community College's revenue in January 2017 was down about $6 million from the same time last year, although most of that was due to a date payment from the Barton County Treasure's Office, Dean of Administration Mark Dean told BCC trustees on Tuesday.

February 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Scenic overlook to take shape soon

Construction of the long-awaited Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook tower east of Hoisington should within a few weeks, County Engineer Barry McManaman.

February 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Judge’s decision reversed in identity case

The Kansas Court of Appeals has reversed a district court judge's decision to set aside the identity theft conviction of a Barton County resident, County Attorney Amy Mellor reported Tuesday.

February 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teen injured in one-car accident

A Hoisington motorist was injured Monday afternoon when the car he was driving left a Barton County road and struck a culvert.

February 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GENEROUS HEARTS

The generosity and giving capacity of the Great Bend community was never more apparent than with the culmination this week of the Boxes of Love project spearheaded by United Way, Meals On Wheels, ElderCare Inc., RSVP of Central Kansas and Golden Belt Home, Health & Hospice.

February 13, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


New slate of legislators working together to fill Kansas budget hole

It has been a couple of weeks since my last newsletter. I can't say that there is too much real progress thus far to report on. There are lots of good discussions that are being had - but no decisions of how to proceed. However, I will give you an update on where things stand.

February 13, 2017 | BY REP. GREG LEWIS | Local News


Larned woman testifies in Topeka

TOPEKA - Lawmakers, experts in law and corrections, and those with direct personal experience with the death penalty testified on Monday in support of HB 2167, which would repeal the Kansas death penalty and replace it life in prison without any possibility of parole. The hearing on HB 2167 was scheduled for 1:15 p.m. in the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee.

February 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS Speech places in 7 events

SCOTT CITY - Two Great Bend High School speech students placed in seven events at the Scott City Forensics/Speech Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 11.

February 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Trustees plan board retreat

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a study session at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The board will review the monthly financial statement and discuss Camp Aldrich, grant updates and the spring board retreat.

February 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School calendar adopted for 2017-18

"You're going to be debt-free. I think the district is in great financial shape." - Vickie Dreiling, Certified Public Accountant with Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball Chtd.

February 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Robbery suspect sought

Last Wednesday, officers from the Great Bend Police Department were summoned to the Wal Mart parking lot in reference to a woman who had allegedly been robbed of an item she was carrying. As officers continue to investigate this case, the vehicle and person pictured here have been identified as of interest to the investigation. Anyone who knows who this person might be (or recognizes the vehicle) is asked to contact Detective Heather McLemore at 620-793-4120. An anonymous tip can also be left on the Crimestoppers Hotline at 620-792-1300.

February 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to mark Presidents Day

Barton County office buildings will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the Health Department will also be closed, and the Landfill will close at 11 a.m. Emergency services will be in normal operation.

February 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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TIME TO RIDE

The Healing Hearts Ranch held its annual Rodeo and Family Fun Day on Saturday at the Great Bend Expo. Proceeds from the event go to ...

October 21, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


U-Haul rear-ends semi in Ellsworth

A Florida man driving a U-Haul truck was injured when the vehicle rear-ended a semitrailer Friday morning in Ellsworth, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hutchinson woman dies in crash in Barton County

Barton County Sheriff's deputies responded to a three-vehicle fatality crash at 6:15 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of U.S. 281 ...

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Jacquie Disque running for USD 428 BOE

Jacquie Disque announces her candidacy for a position on the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Your guide to Halloween events

Halloween may still be a week away, but Great Bend's celebration gets underway Saturday, Oct. 28, and some events start even earlier.

October 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board to meet architects

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 23, to meet prospective architects for future district projects ...

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Trustees to hear Title IX presentation

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear a Title IX presentation when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Room ...

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Invenergy wind proposal on Hoisington agenda

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council will discuss an Invenergy wind proposal when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Municipal Building, 109 E ...

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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 2017 ...

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stargazing at Cheyenne Bottoms

Join the FHSU Astronomy Club at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Friday, Oct. 27 for an evening of exploring the night sky. Take advantage ...

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Planetarium presents 'Journey to a Billion Stars'

The Barton Planetarium will host "Journey to a Billion Suns" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Barton Community College Planetarium located in ...

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County ready to battle flu

Editor's note: The Barton County Health Department is holding a special flu shot clinic Saturday, Oct. 28. This is the second story in a ...

October 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Whooping crane fall migration has begun

STAFFORD COUNTY – Annually each fall, central Kansas is one of the few places where it is possible to see whooping cranes. From late October through ...

October 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Severe weather forecast for Saturday

WICHITA -- The National Weather Service in Wichita is forecasting the poossibility of severe weather Saturday across Kansas. Severe storms are expected to develop along a ...

October 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Housing and recruitment hot topics for candidates

Editor's note: This is our final installment of reports concerning Tuesday night's Candidates Forum presented by the Tribune and the Great Bend chapter ...

October 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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