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Group to hear ‘Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul’

The Touched by Cancer support group will have a sharing meeting a 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland. The program "Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul" will be presented by Rosalyn Borchers.

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Find out what's happening at 'Squirrel Lake'

In a place called Squirrel Lake, you're bound to meet a nut or two. Great Bend Community Theatre's new production takes place at a family cabin on the shores of Squirrel Lake, Wisconsin, where a family gathers for the reading of their Mother's will. Not everyone is what they appear to be as we meet a nun and her insane brother, as well a psychic, supposedly sent by Mom from the great beyond.

April 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


It's official

Amy Mellor, left, turns in the final paperwork as she files to run for the office of Barton County Attorney, Friday at the courthouse. The office currently held by Douglas Matthews has not been contested since Matthews was first sworn in as the Barton County Attorney in January of 2005. Mellor, who at present serves as assistant county attorney, said she turned in signatures earlier in the week. Retired District Judge Hannelore Kitts is her campaign treasurer.

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County attorney’s office concedes murder charges

The Barton County Attorney's Office has conceded that current Kansas law does not support the first-degree murder charges that were filed against Adam Suppes, Alejo Villegas and Juventino Villegas.

April 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mellor files for county attorney

Amy Schartz Mellor announced Friday her candidacy for Barton County attorney's office.

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Judge denies Hirsh new trial based on jury misconduct/bias

Former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Darrin Hirsh will not get a new trial based on potential juror misconduct or bias, District Judge Ron Svaty ruled Friday in Barton County District Court.

April 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bellendir files for reelection as sheriff

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir Friday announced that he will seek reelection to the office.

April 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

April 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grand opening set for new Sunflower Diversified Westside Market

The newest venture at Sunflower Diversified Services combines two of the non-profit agency's priorities – employment for people with developmental disabilities and delays, and more opportunities for the community.

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Trainer praises Sunflower’s Early Education Center Autism Team efforts

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two stories on the new Autism Team at the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center.

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Huelskamp staff to host tax concerns office hours in Barton County

Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that a staff representative specializing in IRS casework from his Kansas office will be available in Hoisington from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the public library, 169 Sout Walnut. During these office hours, Huelskamp's staff representative will be available to meet individually with taxpayers to learn about their concerns and to serve as a resource for constituents struggling to navigate bureaucratic red tape. Constituents seeking assistance are encouraged to schedule an appointment by contacting Congressman Huelskamp's Hutchinson office at 620-665-6138.

April 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sunflower’s early ed center forms new Autism Team for families

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of two stories about the new Autism Team at the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center.

April 15, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


USD 428 bargaining move forward

Great Bend USD 428 Superintendent Brad Reed said the first Interest-Based Bargaining meeting with teachers concerning next year's contracts went smoothly.

April 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Young musician on the rise

Music touches everyone in different ways throughout their lives and the messages that these songs have also play into people lives in one form to another. One local high school student hopes his music will have the same impact on people by spreading the message of hope and positivity.

April 14, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local veterans raise awareness for PTSD and suicide

Post traumatic stress disorder causes a lot of turmoil for veterans and active duty soldiers, This disorder is hard to understand from outside eyes. But for one local veteran and his team, they hope to change that by raising awareness about this disorder and reduce veteran suicide and while doing so they hope to raise money for a military family retreat.

April 14, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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NHS sees need, feeds it

There are many great things that happen at Great Bend High School on a daily basis. The National Honor Society Food Drive is just one ...

December 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Audit and vehicles on agenda for BCC Trustees

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve vehicle bids and the audit for Fiscal Year 2016 when it meets at 4 p.m ...

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Public invited to join Christmas Bird Count

The public is invited to participate in the national Christmas Bird Count events at Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

December 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Youths visit Kansas Wetlands Education Center

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center had some special guests for the Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists program on Saturday.

December 10, 2016 | Russ Edem | 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 approval ...

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teacher helped choking student

Lincoln Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Karen Smith will receive a ROSE Award from the school board on Monday for helping a student who was choking.

December 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chapman appeal on docket

TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week on a Barton County man's appeal of his first-degree murder conviction. Jeffrey Wade ...

December 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wanted: Some Christmas spirit

Sadly, there are a lot of names on the list to receive gifts of food and clothing through an annual Christmas time campaign sponsored by ...

December 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KBI probe involves ex-county administrator

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations involving an office within the Barton County government, KBI Communications Director Melissa Underwood confirmed.

December 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 personnel discussions continue

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education held a quick meeting Thursday evening to discuss personnel matters. It was the second special meeting this ...

December 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kenneth N. Parten 1933 - 2016

ST. JOHN - Kenneth N. Parten, 83, passed away Dec. 5, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital in Stafford. Born on Feb. 1, 1933, at Prather Hill ...

December 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group meeting

The Barton County Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group will have a speaker to discuss the legal and financial concerns of families dealing with Alzheimer's ...

December 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board announces special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. today at the District Education Center, 201 ...

December 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Christmas past

Live music, refreshments and a glimpse into rural life and holiday traditions from days gone by can be enjoyed this Sunday, Dec. 11 during the ...

December 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


You snooze, you lose

Drowsiness and driving is a dangerous combination, comparable to drinking and driving. With the holidays upon us, people are aware of the hazards of being ...

December 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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