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GB man arrested for kidnapping

A Great Bend man is in custody following an alleged kidnapping that came to light Tuesday afternoon when the alleged female victim jumped through a window of a home on McKinley and called for help, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

May 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

City to study taking lots back from local investor

The Great Bend City Council Monday night directed city personnel to look into a request by local resident Dennis Call to have the city take back two lots on Prairie Rose Drive. The tracts sit in the Amber Meadows rural housing incentive district.

May 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Council deems trailer houses unsafe

Noting the two dilapidated trailer houses went beyond being eyesores, the Great Bend City Council Monday night declared the structures at 417 and 422 Walnut Street as "unsafe and dangerous."

May 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

A stage name

As a part of the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell improvement project, the stage was considerably expanded. The Thelma Faye Harms Charitable Trust put in the majority of the money for the improvements.

May 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Mayor Allison will not seek reelection

With a tremble in his voice, Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night announced to the City Council and the public he would not seek reelection come November. He has been mayor since 1999.

May 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Quilts of Valor April 2017

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor presentations on April 28, 2017, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend.

May 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Barton to host annual Sidewalk Art Contest

Barton Community College will host its 10th annual Sidewalk Art Contest this Wednesday and Thursday on the sidewalk outside the Shafer Art Gallery.

May 01, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

May declared Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health is often overlooked, but it is an ever-present health concern. The Barton County Commission Monday morning called attention to this problem by proclaiming May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

May 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Aflac - AJ Chrest to host Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Aflac – AJ Chrest in the Spray Holt Family Board Room at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, 1125 Williams St. Coffee will start at 9 a.m. with the program at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 4. Host will be Dale MacKinney with greeters Traci Burns and Shelly Peacock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Lyons man injured in collision

CONWAY - A Lyons man was taken to McPherson Hospital with injuries on Saturday after a car-truck crash on U.S. 56 in McPherson County, 2.5 miles west of Conway.

May 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Macksville man dies in U.S. 50 crash

KINSLEY - A Macksville man died Sunday night when the car he was driving collided with an oncoming truck on U.S. 50, 2 miles east of Kinsley.

May 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Ellinwood woman dies in UTV crash

ELLINWOOD – A Ellinwood woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash involving the utility task vehicle she was driving east of Ellinwood Friday afternoon, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported.

May 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBMS students chosen for state orchestra

Seven Great Bend Middle School students were selected for the Kansas ASTA Middle Level State Wide Orchestra which performed April 22 in Hutchinson.

April 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Concert Association announces new season

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has begun its 2017-18 membership campaign offering an exciting new season of concerts. The association will continue receiving renewals and seeking new members through Friday, May 5.

April 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Each class at Lincoln Elementary School in Great Bend created an anti-bullying poster early in the school year. One urges "Donut (do not) Bully." In another poster, students' portraits were turned into superheroes. Its caption: "Stand Up for what is right, even if you are standing alone! Be your own superhero!"

April 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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Farmers, turkeys and chickens in 1978

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 ...

March 21, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News

City’s guest tax numbers looking good

Folks are staying in Great Bend's hotels, lots of folks.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Waterline work concerning business owners

The Main Street stretch of the massive waterline replacement project started in February with the anticipation it would take several months. Now, one month in ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Pipelines cross beneath us

One might be surprised at the number of pipelines that criss-cross Barton County and the rest of the state, said Greg Alexander of Northern Natural ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBHS track to be closed for a week

The track at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium is closed this week for repairs, school officials announced Tuesday. It will reopen Monday, March ...

March 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Missing girl found dead

HOISINGTON – Two-year-old Iviona Lewis, the Hoisington girl reported missing Tuesday afternoon, was been found dead in rural Barton County, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Ellinwood Chamber requests permission to hold 2018 After Harvest Festival

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce's outgoing director Jacque Isern, newly appointed director Michele Martin, and members of the board of directors were on ...

March 21, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOISINGTON -- An alert from the Hoisington Police Department went out on the NIXLE network requesting help from the community locating a missing two year old ...

March 20, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Vopats support Barton Community College Foundation Academic Enrichment Fund campaign through March

Every gift matters; that's the message Jim and Kathy Vopat hope to share on behalf of the Barton Community College Foundation as the 2018 ...

March 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

City to hire IT professional

Members of the City of Great Bend's information technology committee weighed carefully the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a full-time information technology manager for ...

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

A lot of cookies

The Hoisington Girl Scouts Troop 11126 parlayed their Girl Scout Cookie profits into a lasting tribute for Barton County veterans.

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission shares frustration with county attorney

A unified Barton County Commission appreciated the plight of Denise Rankin, the former Great Bend woman accusing the County Attorney's Office of botching the ...

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Top Chef Jr.: L.I.F.E. lessons at USD 428

They may not realize it, but eight Park Elementary School students could be training for "Top Chef Jr." And even though there were no actual ...

March 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

BCC to host Career Closet Drive

Barton Community College's Community Service Organization will host a Career Closet Drive as part of the 11th annual Great Bend Job Fest. The drive ...

March 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Parnassus auditions held at BCC

On Saturday, March 10, 34 music students participated in the annual Parnassus Auditions in piano and voice at the Barton Community College Fine Arts Building.

March 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

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