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Jury finds Davis not guilty

A jury in Barton County District Court found Jacob Ryan Davis not guilty on all counts late Wednesday morning. Davis was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, stemming from an altercation that happened around 2 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2014, at Charlie's Place bar in Great Bend.

November 04, 2015 | | Local News


Davis case goes to jury

The jury heard closing arguments Tuesday and will begin deliberations Wednesday morning in the trial of Jacob Ryan Davis. He is charged with four counts of aggravated assault, stemming from an altercation that happened around 2 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2014, at Charlie's Place bar in Great Bend.

November 03, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Spirits High

Editorial note: In Tuesday's paper, the accomplishments of the football and tennis programs were highlighted. The spotlight today shines on the remaining programs.

November 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local man arrested on child porn charge

A rural Albert man and former pastor arrested last Thursday on a child pornography charge remains in the Barton County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

November 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ticket, other details for Friday football game announced

The Class 5A Regional Football game between Great Bend High School and Maize South High School will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Great Bend's Memorial Stadium. This is a Kansas State High School Activities Association-sponsored event and passes will not be accepted. Ticket prices are $5 for grades K-12 and $6 for adults.

November 03, 2015 | | Local News


Waters True Value and P and S security host Veterans Appreciation Day

It means a lot to a veteran for the support they receive from the community they live in, and what better way to show support is to have an appreciation day for them.

November 03, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC hosting free Stop ‘N Learn Session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Year Round House Plant Care" on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th. Did you know that during the different seasons of the year, your houseplants need varying care even if they are protected from the elements? Just like their outside counterparts, your plants that are inside will grow and thrive with extra care at different times of the year. Join us as we discuss general house plant care and what you can do ...

November 03, 2015 | | Local News


Wiffle ball tournament a success

Bombers Baseball hosted their first Wiffle Ball Tournament on Oct. 31, as a fundraiser to help with running this program. Bombers Baseball is a not-for-profit organization serving youth baseball in this area.

November 03, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Kansas Doors, Inc., 5223 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Jan Westfall and Connie Oetken. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

November 03, 2015 | | Local News


​GBFD Spaghetti Feed is Thursday

The Great Bend Fire Department will hold its 11th annual Spaghetti Feed from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 723 Main. Admission is $6 with children age 5 years and younger admitted free.

November 02, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend firm granted adjusted sewer rates

The water and sewer rates for the City of Great Bend are based on an average of usage from November through January to avoid including the seasonal high usage during the summer months.

November 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Halloween night hazards included thrown pumpkins

Great Bend police received only a few reports of Halloween mischief, according to the department's Daily Incident Log.

November 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Highway patrol reports injury accidents in Russell County

Kansas Highway Patrol responded to injury accidents in Russell County on Oct. 29 and Nov. 1.

November 02, 2015 | | Local News


Jury views video of fight where gun was drawn

A Barton County jury will decide whether Jacob Ryan Davis committed felony assault or used legal force in defense of another person when he pulled a gun during an altercation one year ago at Charlie's Place, the bar at 1109 Main in Great Bend.

November 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Burglaries reported in Great Bend, Pawnee Rock

The Great Bend Police Department and Barton County Sheriff's Office received multiple reports of burglaries over the past few days, from Friday through Sunday.

November 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Primary voting sites listed

With voters heading to the polls Tuesday for the primary election, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman has some last–minute reminders.

July 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fort Larned carpenter recalls restoration

LARNED - When visitors step onto the grounds of the Fort Larned National Historic State today, they see it as it appeared in the 1860s during ...

July 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Company selling city map ads not affiliated with Tribune

There is a company from Illinois calling local businesses about purchasing space on the city map on behalf of the Great Bend Tribune. However, "this ...

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Severe thunderstorm watch issued

WICHITA - Barton County is among 36 counties placed under a severe thunderstorm watch Thursday afternoon by the NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. The ...

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 gets new liaison Officer

School is just around the corner for the youths of Great bend and Barton County and this brings with it many changes and one new ...

July 28, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend Evening Lions host guide dog program

On Monday, the Great Bend Evening Lions' Club will host a special program with Randy Teske and his guide dog Marco. The presentation will begin ...

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Guided hunting banned on public land

One June 23 the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission voted to ban commercial guiding on property and water managed by the department.

July 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC pool updates reviewed

Barton Community College Trustees learned Tuesday that additional improvements totaling about $5,000 were approved for the college's swimming pool in the past year.

July 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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 ...

July 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local business lending a helping hand

Summer is here and August is just around the corner and this means back to school and with back to school comes shopping for school ...

July 27, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend High School Booster Club membership drive

The Great Bend High School Panther Booster Club announces their 2016-2017 Booster Club Membership Drive and Activities Program Sponsorship Campaign. Members include alumni, parents, teachers ...

July 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


RSVP honors volunteers at banquet

RSVP, formerly the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, will honor its volunteers with a recognition banquet Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Barton Community College student union ...

July 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo loses a fan favorite ‘Boss,’ the African lion

The skies over the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo are gray today after the zoo had to say goodbye to one of their oldest and ...

July 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Wetlands Center to hold Perseid Meteor Shower party

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host a viewing party for the Perseid Meteor Shower. Activities will start at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug ...

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees approve raises

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees approved next year's operational budget and a 2016-2017 budget for publication Tuesday. The operational budget includes a ...

July 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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