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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.

July 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Show Time

A crowd of people of all ages was entertained Wednesday as juggler Richard Holmgren of the Flying Debris Show performed tricks and told jokes at the Great Bend Public Library.

July 19, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO executes two search warrants

Stolen property, firearms and suspected drugs were seized last Thursday when the Barton County Sheriff's Office executed two search warrants at 7 a.m. at 161 SW 10 Ave., Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Movie in the Park and Special Summer Farmers Market Thursday night

Everyone is invited to attend a Special Farmers Market Thursday evening, at the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market at Jack Kilby Square. Then, when the sun goes down, visitors are invited to attend "The Little Mermaid" Movie in the Park, which is part of Great Bend's Summer Street Stroll Thursday night lineup. Visitors and vendors alike are encouraged to dress in tropical wear, and tropical music will help set the mood.

July 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBPL Board to help fund Dolly Parton Imagination Library

When the Great Bend Public Library learned it was one of six community organizations to receive annual support from the Don and Phyllis Whelan Endowment Fund, the Board of Trustees began exploring ideas to carry out the wishes of the Whelans. Monday night, they made plans to begin spending the first installment of $6,769, presented to them in March by the Golden Belt Community Foundation.

July 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Perez, Clark in court Friday

Former Barton County resident Sydney Anne Perez, 21, has been convicted of aiding and abetting battery, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said Tuesday.

July 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Party in the Park schedule set

The fifth-annual Party inthePark Aug. 12 is only a few weeks away, and Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes is putting the final touches on the arrangements for the event which takes place at Veterans Memorial Park.

July 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Three arrested during search warrants

Two search warrants that were conducted by the Hoisington Police Department less than a week from one another turned up drugs and stolen property.

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OTR for July 18, 2017

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Battle of Badges Blood Drive is Monday

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, Great Bend police, fire and emergency medical services personnel often arrive first at emergencies, always ready to help. Local first responders will also help ensure blood is available during medical emergencies by partnering with the American Red Cross for the upcoming 4th annual Battle of the Badges blood drive on July 24 from 11:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave.

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Movie night at the historical society

The movie "With Each Turn of the Wheel: The Santa Fe Trail 1821-1996" will be shown Monday evening at the Barton County Historical Society meeting. The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. July 24 at the Barton County Historical Society Museum at 85 U.S. 281, just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend.

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Partridge sentenced for burglary, drug convictions

Kerry Joe Partridge Jr. 27, Great Bend, has been sentenced to four years, nine months in custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor announced.

July 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Council OKs $2M street improvement effort

Pushing ahead with the continued effort to improve Great Bend's streets, the City Council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a $2,001,000 contract with local contractor Venture Corporation for an ambitious street repair project this year.

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned City Manager declares bankruptcy

LARNED - Mayor William Nusser spoke to The Great Bend Tribune on Monday, confirming the Larned City Council was aware of a bankruptcy filing last week by the new city manager, Bradley Eilts and his wife. The disclosed liabilities amounted to more than $387,000.

July 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Jake brake use concerns county resident

Gary Burke, who lives on South McKinley just outside the Great Bend city limits, told Barton County commissioners Monday morning that the use of "jake brakes" by the drivers of large trucks in the area has become a nuisance for area residents. He requested signs indicating they are not allowed.

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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JobFest connects workers, companies

The 11th-annual Central Kansas JobFest brought a crowd to the Great Bend Events Center on Thursday, as businesses announced job openings and prospective employees gathered ...

April 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SKILLS DRILLS

LARNED - Jacque Wasinger is the Family and Consumer Science teacher at Larned High School. Four years ago, she began organizing mock interviews for students in ...

April 19, 2018 | PHOTOS BY JANET FLESKE | Local News


Great Bend Airfest highlights of Kansas Air Tour

The Great Bend Municipal Airport and Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Thursday this year's partnership building this year's Kansas Air Tour around the ...

April 19, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Traffic stop turns up drugs, gun

Great Bend Police Officer Joel Hamlin initiated a traffic stop at 12:45 a.m. on Thursday in the 1000 block of Heizer St. With ...

April 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Vacation time opens doors for thieves

A relaxing vacation away from home is something many people look forward to – including thieves targeting homes for a crime of opportunity.

April 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stafford USD 349 among 19 school districts selected for Gemini II Redesign Project

STAFFORD - Nineteen school districts from across the state, including Stafford USD 349, will take part in Gemini II: The Space Walk Begins, which is the ...

April 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


War and murder in 1898

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 ...

April 18, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News


Possible suicide attempt leads to vehicle chase

A possible suicide attempt in rural Barton County Wednesday afternoon led law enforcement officials, along with emergency medical service crews, on a vehicle chase through ...

April 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rail crossing to close

The rail crossing on 17th Street Terrace, just west of McKinley Street, will be closed from May 1 to approximately May 5 for repairs.

April 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hipp running for District Judge

Carey Hipp has announced her intention to run for District Judge in the 20th Judicial District. The district includes Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell and Stafford ...

April 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Making History

HOISINGTON - When Hoisington Historical Society President Lon Palmer and recently retired Hoisington Public Library Director Chris Rippel proposed an oral history project to teachers at ...

April 17, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Water, sewer billing explained

Many Great Bend residents don't understand how the city bills for water and sewer usage, an issue officials hope to address with a new ...

April 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


House damaged by fire had to be demolished

A house ravaged by fire at 2506 Gano last Thursday night was damaged so badly it was declared an unsafe structure and razed by city ...

April 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fatal crash in Barton County

Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a fatal motor-vehicle crash at 12:09 p.m. on Tuesday at the intersection of N. Washington Ave ...

April 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Standoff leads to arrest

A standoff between Great Bend Police officers and a Great Bend man ended peacefully last Friday evening.

April 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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