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BCSO seeking help with liquor store vandalism cases

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance with a pair of liquor store vandalism cases that occurred over the weekend, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County backs plan promoting healthy lifestyles

Noting the health of residents is a critical issue, the Barton County Commission Monday morning backed a plan promoting improved walking and bicycling opportunities in the county.

March 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Donors give $1,000 to veterans memorial

Even more Barton County veterans who deserve to be included on the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial but don't have the financial resources to pay for the engraving will have the opportunity to be honored, thanks to an anonymous donation made through the Golden Belt Community Foundation.

March 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


​Hirsh seeks to reverse assault and battery conviction

The attorney for Darrin Hirsh has requested either a judgment of acquittal or a new trial for the former Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper who was found guilty of aggravated assault, criminal threat and domestic battery last year by a Barton County jury.

March 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Totals in for Democratic Party Caucus

The Kansas Democratic Party reports the official results from Saturday's presidential caucus.

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


​Republican Party releases initial caucus results

TOPEKA - The Kansas Republican Presidential Caucus was conducted Saturday at 201 sites in Kansas and one in St. Louis.

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fun times ahead

Springtime means fun times and many groups and organizations are getting events and programs up and running for the season.

March 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC to host ‘School of Hard Knocks’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "School of Hard Knocks" on Wednesday, March 9, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th.

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Caucus photos

All photos were taken Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Kansas caucuses.

March 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington man arrested for aggravated kidnapping

According to the Hoisington Police Department on March 4, formal charges of aggravated kidnapping were filed on Garrett Barnett after he was arrested by the Hoisington Police Department following two separate incidents that occurred late in the evening on Feb. 29, and into the early morning hours of March 1.

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 Board to look at handbooks

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The board's usual meeting date was changed because of a conflict.

March 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Huelskamp continues Town Hall tradition in Rush and Ellsworth counties

On Wednesday and Thursday, March 9 and 10, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) will host his annual Rush and Ellsworth County Town Halls. At the Town Halls, he'll take questions from Kansans and listen to their thoughts and concerns so he can bring them back to Washington.

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on March 10, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC’s Turtle Tot Club starts in March

Turtle Tot Club, a series of nature-based programs developed for preschool-age children, ages 3 to 5, is scheduled for March at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The one-hour programs, offered at no charge, introduce young children to the natural world around them with sensory experiences, while reinforcing colors, shapes, math and fine motor skills. When possible, sessions include outdoor time.

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fundraiser for Claflin Lions Club

Claflin Lions Club members will be selling tickets for their Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 18th. Tickets can be purchased from now through Friday morning, March 18, at Pistol Pete's Nuts and Bolts Co. in Great Bend, or from any Claflin Lions Club member. The event will take place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 18, at the Claflin Catholic Church Parish Hall. The all you can eat menu for the evening will include all you can eat servings of fish, shrimp, clam chowder, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, coffee or tea. Advance meal prices ...

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Program helps with heating costs

There have been some bouts of seriously cold weather and sadly, there are many area residents who may struggle to keep their homes warm this ...

January 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Studio potter Brenda Lichman coming to Shafer Gallery

Studio potter Brenda Lichman of Wichita will have work on display at Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery from Jan. 13 through Feb. 11 ...

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quantim philosophy

The search for meaning in life is one as old as time. People have gone to extremes to explore this question. Professor and artist Wayne ...

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Homeless in Great Bend

Homelessness is on the rise in Kansas and right here in our own town this issue can be seen by taking a drive by the ...

January 05, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Unbearably Cold

Two grizzly bears at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo huddle together for a winter nap on a recent cold day. The bears will turn ...

January 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pageants returning to Great Bend

The Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt Scholarship Pageants will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Great Bend High School.

January 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

January 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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