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Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 4-6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office, 1305 Patton Rd. Bring two forms of identification. For more information, call 620-792-5324.

January 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Plans continue for GBPD remodeling

Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch and City Administrator Howard Partington have met several times in the last several weeks to discuss options for the Police Department's building needs. The conclusion – there are no easy answers.

January 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission hires new county counselor

Legal representation was on the minds of Barton County commissioners Tuesday morning as they approved contracting with Carey Hipp as the county councilor and were introduced to Näna Brammer who is a new assistant county attorney.

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas CASA at the Great Bend Public Library basement, 1409 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Dale Hogg with greeters Sonya Rein and Jake Deutsch. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lyons convicted on 2016 stabbing charge

A 29-year-old man involved in a stabbing that occurred in Great Bend last June was convicted of aggravated battery on Thursday, Jan. 12, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor reports.

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

Sure, this weekend's ice story was messy, treacherous and expensive, but it could have been much worse, Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips told the County Commission Tuesday morning.

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Weekend storm recap

The Golden Belt ground, or rather slid, to a halt this past weekend as what some called "icemageddon" coated the region with thick layer of frozen rain. Countless limbs crashed to the ground and thousands of residents were left without electricity.

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Court of Appeals upholds drug sentence

The Kansas Court of Appeals has upheld the 14-year sentence for Christopher Wilson, who was convicted by a Barton County jury in 2012 of aiding and abetting the manufacture of methamphetamine. In its opinion, the three-judge panel found that Wilson's arguments regarding the constitutionality of the 169-month sentence were not supported by the laws of either Kansas or any other jurisdiction in the United States.

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Survey seeks input on USD 428 facilities

Great Bend USD 428 officials are turning to the community for input on long-range facility needs.

January 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zinn to leave City Council

Mike Zinn tried to make it to the end of his current term on the Great Bend City Council that ends in November.

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City gets new clerk/finance officer

The City of Great Bend has a new city clerk/finance director. The City Council Monday night confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Shawna Schafer to that post.

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Emergency shelter opens in southwest Kansas

DODGE CITY - The Red Cross jointly opened a shelter with the Salvation Army at Dodge County Community College in Dodge City on Monday in response to power outages in southeast Kansas. The Victory Electric Cooperative Association based in Dodge City reported more than 5,000 homes were without power and it could take several days to fully repair the damage.

January 16, 2017 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Fundraiser for injured hunter planned

There will be a benefit fundraiser for Brandi Jecha starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Great Bend Elks Club, 1120 Kansas Ave. Jecha fell from a tree stand while hunting and fractured her neck.

January 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traveling exhibit, K is for Kansas, on display at Ellinwood library

ELLINWOOD - An exhibit that opened at the Ellinwood School and Public Library last week has been a draw for young and old alike. The "K is for Kansas" travelling exhibit opened earlier this month, courtesy of the Kauffman Museum, and will be on display until Feb. 11.

January 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School fundraisers approved by BOE

Parents and others who support school fundraisers will have plenty of opportunities next year to buy everything from trash bags to cookie dough.

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Local teacher, student receive awards

A student and a teacher from Riley Elementary School received awards on Tuesday for all their hard work this school year.

November 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton celebrates inmate success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Barton Community College, Ellsworth Correctional Facility and the Kansas Department of Corrections highlighted the success of about 140 inmates who have taken the initiative to ...

November 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Thanksgiving a popular holiday

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims - early settlers of Plymouth Colony - held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event ...

November 22, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


THANK YOU SANTA, MRS. CLAUS

Randy and Sandy Smith, who portrayed Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas in Great Bend for decades, will serve as the grand marshals for the ...

November 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Giving Tuesday is Nov. 28

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and next Tuesday is a day of giving, thanks.

November 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


VFW QUILTS OF VALOR

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 in Great Bend presented Quilts of Valor to seven veterans in November 2017.

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thanksgiving travel numbers highest in 12 years

TOPEKA – AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last ...

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ElderCare starts new Santa program in area counties

ElderCare home-services clients in eight area counties will benefit from the non-profit agency's Christmas spirit.

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


Meet ROY G. BIV

Children's art on one wall of Eisenhower Elementary School features incarnations of "Roy G. Biv," whose colorful spikes of hair follow the color spectrum ...

November 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC's involvement with STEM

The fields of science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM, are becoming more and more vital in society and have become an academic ...

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


Kilby Day

Students at Barton Community College have left for their Thanksgiving break, but the campus was a busy place on Monday as area high school students ...

November 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County lists Thanksgiving closings

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of ...

November 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


One size doesn’t fit all

It was a chance for Barton County officials to see what they have in common with counties from around the state, as well as what ...

November 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo loses Bonnie the Black Bear

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo made the difficult decision Friday to humanely euthanize Bonnie, the North American Black Bear. Bonnie had called Great Bend ...

November 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Beginning to look like Christmas

Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes looked at her calendar Monday morning and it hit her. Thanksgiving in this week, meaning the annual Home for ...

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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