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BCC invites high school seniors to Senior Day

Barton Community College will help area high school seniors figure out what they want to do with their futures at Senior Day, starting at 2 p.m. Feb. 6, with a sign-up deadline of Feb. 1. They can sign up now at

December 31, 2015 | | Local News

Baker trial date set; civil case filed

William Howard Baker, 60, will stand trial for the August 2014 vehicular deaths of a Reno County couple in Great Bend. Shawn Schellenger, 27, and his wife Danielle Schellenger, 33, where riding a motorcycle on Aug. 16, 2014, when the trailer Baker was towing came loose from his pickup and crossed into their lane on West 10th Street in Great Bend. Both died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.

December 31, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Murder cases continue in 2016

Four criminal cases filed in connection to two first-degree murder cases in 2015 will continue this year in Barton County District Court.

December 31, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Uptick in crime in Barton County

The holidays along with mild weather brings cheer and joy to many people in Great Bend and the surrounding communities. But these two ingredients combined make a bad recipe for crime.

December 31, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


On a late January night in southwest Kansas, there were an estimated 108 homeless residents seeking refuge from the cold. They were among 2,588 statewide and 564,708 across the nation.

December 31, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Area Agency On Aging recognizes Focal Point Centers

Twenty-four senior centers from across southwest Kansas, including some from the Golden Belt, have been recognized and designated a 2014 Focal Point by the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency On Aging, according to SWKAAA Executive Director Dave Geist. These centers were recognized for the programs and services that were provided Oct.r 1, 2014, through Sept. 30, 2015.

December 31, 2015 | | Local News

Kidnapping suspect arrested, charged

On Tuesday at about 6:30 P.M. Sheriff's Officers responded to the 100 block of Kiowa Road, southeast of Great Bend. Deputies had been dispatched to an alleged domestic battery situation in which a female victim was taken against her will.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News

Miller, Chapman top trials in 2015

Barton County juries found LaVeta D. Miller guilty of two counts of theft by deception and Jeffery Wade Chapman guilty of first-degree murder in 2015. These were among the top local trials of the year.

December 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The Golden Belt may have dodged a snowy bullet this past weekend, but the flurries that fell Wednesday are a reminder that winter is here and motorists need to be careful.

December 30, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Jessica Kuhlman bio


December 30, 2015 | | Local News

Panther grad excels for K-State rowing team


December 30, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

GBRC offers many exercise classes

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its New Year sessions of exercise classes.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News

It’s not too late for the flu shot

If you haven't had your flu shot, its not to late. Local and state health officials are urging all Kansans to get a flu vaccine.

December 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Local law enforcement provides taxi service

Patrolling the streets and looking for drunk drivers will not be the only duties local law enforcement agencies will be doing this New Year's Eve.

December 29, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Hoisington considers election options and going paperless

The Hoisington City Council met Monday night to discuss changes to the city's charter for the purpose of elections and to consider purchasing iPads from USD 431 in the ongoing effort to move to paperless meetings,

December 28, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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School board tours new bus

School board members toured the new Panther activity bus Monday during the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting.

October 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Star Of Hope International appeals for help for Haitian hurricane victims

ELLINWOOD - Star of Hope International, America Inc. has staff in Haiti evaluating the damage and devastation from Hurricane Matthew, which struck with winds up to ...

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

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Yours Truly Gift Store & Flower Shoppe, 2017 Lakin Avenue, at 9:30 a.m ...

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBHS places 1st

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report -

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

County tax sale Tuesday

The annual Barton County Tax Sale will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday in the Conference Room of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission alarmed by domestic violence stats

On Oct. 20, Family Crisis Center Executive Director Rachel Angel wants Barton County residents to "paint the town purple" in an effort to draw attention ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Quilts of Valor

Eleven area veterans were awarded quilts from the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor group on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 ...

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBCCA Brings Blackwood Brothers Quartet to Stage for Next Concert

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, lauded as the best-known name in gospel quartet history, will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 ...

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

County probe topic of contentious executive session

Commissioner Alicia Straub's asking for a 10-minute closed-door commission meeting Monday morning sparked a heated exchange after fellow commissioners felt blind-sided by the request ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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