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Kansas Farmers Union to hold listening session

LARNED - The Kansas Farmers Union Farm Bill 2018 Listening Session will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at the Knights of Columbus Club, 1216 M Road, Larned. Washington, D.C., government relations experts will discuss preparations and strategy for the next farm bill debate.

August 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County Academy enrollment starts Monday

Barton County Academy will open up again after summer break on Monday, Aug. 7. Staff will start taking enrollments at noon.

August 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teachers count on NUMBERS training

Thirty-seven educators times two days times six hours equals a whole lot of numbers – 444 to be exact. That's how many hours Great Bend USD 428 teachers, math coaches and administrators logged this week during the NUMBERS Training at the District Education Center.

August 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Three arrested during search warrant

Barton County Sheriff's detectives executed a search warrant at 2:30 p.m. Monday at 306 Garfield St. in Olmitz. Three arrests were made in conjunction with the warrant, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

August 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Attorney files charge against Bruce

HOISINGTON - On Saturday, July 29, Robert Bruce turned himself in to the Barton County Sheriff's Office after he learned the Barton County Attorney had filed a warrant for his arrest on Monday, July 24. He was booked on a charge of criminal threat, and was released after bail was posted. He contacted The Great Bend Tribune by phone on Sunday.

July 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Quilts of Valor July 2017

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor and members of the group awarded Quilts of Valor to nine local veterans on July 28 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend.

July 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Jacobs sentenced to 14 years for robbery, meth

Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor announced today that Lee Brett Jacobs appeared in Barton County District Court on Friday for sentencing on two felony cases. In May, Jacobs was convicted on a charge of robbery in one case, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) in a second case.

July 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Academy, 5220 W 10th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Shelly Peacock with greeters Megan Hammeke and Chelsea Kaundart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission adopts 2018 budget

The overriding challenge in any governmental budget year is providing quality services that are affordable to the taxpayers, Barton County Operations Director Phil Hathcock said as he presented the 2018 operating budget to the County Commission Monday morning.

July 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Cyclists raise money for CFF

Cyclists from all over the Midwest gathered at the Great Bend Expo Complex on Saturday morning to take to the trails and roadways of Barton County to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis during the 2nd Annual Bike Brew and Q.

July 30, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Tough girls fighting strong

Friends, family and members of the community came out to Headquarters Salon on Saturday to show their support and help raise funds for 15-year-old Holley Zecha during the Roger Hickey Memorial Fundraiser. Pictured here with Zecha are all the cosmetologists that donated their time to help out with this great cause.

July 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adopt-A-Pet serving lunch Saturday

Golden Belt Humane Society/Adopt a Pet will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Orscheln's, 5320 10th St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will be grilling hamburgers, hot dogs and brats. Lunch is available for a $6 donation for choice of meat, chips, cookies and a bottle of water. Dogs that are available for adoption will be inside. For more info, orders and deliveries, contact Jean at 786-5955.

July 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Man on motorcycle leads Hoisington office on 45-min. chase

A Barton County man on a motorcycle led officers on a 45-minute pursuit in Barton and Rush counties Friday evening before running out of gas, according to Captain Josh Nickerson at the Hoisington Police Department.

July 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cherry Village hosts registration for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Anyone who wants to register a team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is welcome to stop by Cherry Village, 1401 Cherry Lane, between 3 and 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3.

July 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold budget hearing 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 a hearing on the 2018 budget and the approval of the budget, the Southwest Developmental Services Inc. service agreement and cooperative effort to repair roads in Claflin.

July 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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BCC Leadership Institute praised

Barton Community College continues to train its best employees for future leadership roles, Vice President Elaine Simmons said Tuesday. She introduced the eight graduates of ...

April 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rankin gets maximum sentence

In Barton County District Court Tuesday afternoon, Jeffrey Allen Rankin received the maximum sentence on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Judge Richard ...

April 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two arrested on drug charges

Barton County Sheriff's office detectives made two separate arrests Monday night, one at 11 p.m. and another at 2 a.m., for possession ...

April 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRH purchased by University of Kansas Health System

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The University of Kansas Health System has signed a letter of intent to purchase the operations of Great Bend Regional Hospital and ...

April 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Meeting agendas, lifting of burn ban

Faculty contract renewals

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton hosts Hispanic Culture workshop

Dancing, artwork and soccer were all part of the experience more than 200 students from Kansas high schools shared Monday at Barton Community College's ...

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Deer crashes into van in Stafford County

A deer collided with a van carrying six people from Kingman at 5:40 p.m. Sunday in Stafford County.

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


4-way stop eyed for ‘problem’ intersection

County officials called the junction of North Washington and NE 30 Road a "problem intersection," and looked Monday morning at ways to make it safer ...

April 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


April weather in Great Bend: Is this a dream?

A long time ago there was a movie called "The Gods Must be Crazy." It was a comedy whose plot revolved around a Botswana African ...

April 23, 2018 | BY MATT KEENAN Special to the Tribune | Local News


An historic achievement

Monday was Central Plains High School Basketball State Champions Day in Barton County, but the team members didn't get much of a chance to ...

April 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Third stone for vet memorial in the works

A third stone for the on-going Golden Belt Veterans Memorial will be purchased, the Barton County Commission decided Monday morning.

April 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo prepares for Plastic Free July

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April 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Grizzly Bear exhibit expands in 2018

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April 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo evolution

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April 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hot results on a cold day

April 14 was a cold, blustery day, but the Regional Music Festival results were hot for Great Bend High School students. The festival was held ...

April 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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