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Shafer offers free mask making workshop

Just in time for Halloween, the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College will host a free workshop, "Marvelous Mask Making," for anyone from 5 years old up to adult age. Adult supervision is required for children under 11 years old.

September 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC online enrollment continues to see growth

Barton Community College's enrollment of students outside its traditional seven-county service area continues to increase, thanks to students taking courses online.

September 20, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Sky's the Limit

Now that Great Bend High School owns its own fleet of drones, students are learning how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles could fit into their future.

September 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pulling to a victory

For the second year in a row Rick Remmert of Great Bend took first place in the 4,000-pound antique tractor pull at the Kansas State Fair. The event, sponsored by the Kansas Association of Antique Tractor Pulls, took place Sunday morning. In addition, he took second place in the 3,500-pound division and placed in the 4,500-pound division. Remmert has been tractor pulling for eight years and drives a 1953 International Harvester. The outside of the tractor must remain "stock" and the engines burn regular fuel.

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OSHA investigating worker’s amputation injury at Ellsworth

A 28-year-old male employee of The Ellsworth Co-op had his left leg amputated Monday when he stepped into an open auger well inside a steel grain bin, while the auger was running. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Wichita office has opened an investigation at the grain handling facility.

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Screenings for kids birth through 2 offered

The Sunflower Early Education Center will offer free screenings for all children from birth through 2 years old. They will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the center, 1312 Patton Road in Great Bend.

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sherriff - Sept. 19

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


State Fair opinion poll: Trump leads in Kansas

HUTCHINSON – The Secretary of State's Office closed its annual State Fair Opinion Poll Sunday afternoon and the results have been tallied. The poll consisted of five questions with topics ranging from the presidential campaign to the 2024 Olympic venue. A total of 390 people participated.

September 20, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Pawnee County Health Department and Sheriff’s Department team up to make schools safer

LARNED - Thanks to a surplus in emergency preparedness funding provided to the Pawnee County Health Department through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, schools in Pawnee County will be receiving 120 emergency buckets fi lled with a variety of items to help with sheltering in place. Th is could be helpful in the event of natural disasters, like tornadoes, or in the event of a school lockdown.

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City proceeds with GBPD remodeling effort

The Great Bend City Council voted Monday night to proceed with plans on how to best way to remodel the Great Bend Police Department. The nearly 90-year-old structure needs updating to accommodate current needs.

September 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ANOTHER CHANCE

Citing progress in the cleaning up and repairing of four run-down homes in the 2100 block of 16th Street, the Great Bend City Council voted Monday night to table action on condemning the structures for demolition for 60 days.

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs leases for two baseball teams

It was a double play at the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night as the council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign lease agreements with both the professional Great Bend Boom and the collegiate Great Bend Bat Cats organizers for their 2017 summer seasons.

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pawnee County Health Department and Pawnee County Sheriff’s Department team up to make Pawnee County

LARNED - Thanks to a surplus in emergency preparedness funding provided to the Pawnee County Health Department through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, schools in Pawnee County will be receiving 120 emergency buckets filled with a variety of items to help with sheltering in place. This could be helpful in the event of natural disasters, like tornadoes, or in the event of a school lockdown.

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


White Out or Red & Black, Homecoming

Great Bend High School and the rest of USD 428 are gearing up for Homecoming 2016 this Friday.

September 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Name released in officer-involved-shooting in Ellsworth County

ELLSWORTH - Authorities have released the name of a suspect who was shot as he was being apprehended by officers from multiple law enforcement agencies in Ellsworth County, last Thursday night and Friday morning, Sept. 15-16 in Ellsworth County.

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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July 24, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


Council votes to suspend Chief Couch

The Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay effective immediately "with potential for termination." The decision split ...

July 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC trustees prepare to publish budget

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is expected to approve a proposed budget for publication when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Garage lost in fire

A controlled burn that got out of control Saturday afternoon destroyed a garage in rural Claflin. The fire at 921 NE 140 Ave. was reported ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Burglaries reported in neighborhood

Several Great Bend residents in a one-block area awoke last Friday to find someone had entered their property overnight.

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two arrested on aggravated battery charges

Two people were arrested on aggravated battery charges after Great Bend Police Department officers were dispatched to 2919 Gano St. at 12:45 a.m ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Library law change has CKLS turning to commissioners

Thanks to the recent passage of HB 2102, which went into effect July 1, the governor will no longer be called on to appoint members ...

July 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOT SHOTS: 4-H at shooting nationals

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Three Barton County teenagers were among the 712 4-H members, representing 34 states, at the 2017 National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships held ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Historical weaver teaches tradition

During a weaving demonstration Friday at the Great Bend Public Library, Terry Asper described some of the looms used throughout history.

July 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO to offer concealed carry class

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, Aug. 5. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Legion Auxiliary plans Hawaiian Luau

The American Legion Auxiliary in Great Bend will hold its seventh annual Hawaiian Luau fundraiser on Saturday, July 29, at Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave ...

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


New attraction at Sunflower Diversified's pancake dinner

A new addition to the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake feed will result in prizes for several lucky raffle winners, said Connie Oetken, the non-profit ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Council to hold special meeting Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda calls ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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 a ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Frey to speak on Climate Reality Project

ST. JOHN - A representative from the Climate Reality Project will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, in the annex building of the Stafford ...

July 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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