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Zoo director announces resignation

After a year and half, Nicole Benz is leaving the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo as of Aug. 7. She currently serves as the facility's director.

July 28, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Arrest made in Great Bend

Approximately at 2:40 p.m. on Monday, Officer Michael Bradley was on Patrol and noticed a wanted subject walking down the street. Michael Moore had outstanding warrants and was wanted for questioning in relation to several other incidents. When Moore noticed the officer he fled the area on foot. Police officers responded to the area and set a up a perimeter in an attempt to take Moore into custody. Officers seen Moore leaving a yard, and were able to catch Moore and take him into custody.

July 28, 2015 | | Local News


Gas Prices

As of Monday average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62 per gallon yesterday, According to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas.

July 28, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


‚ÄčTruck driver flees; eludes officers

Two units from the Barton County Sheriff's Office and a Hoisington Police Department vehicle were involved in a pursuit early Sunday.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


‚ÄčSnake shot, chopped

ALBERT - At 4:13 p.m. last Wednesday, a woman called 911 to let law enforcement know she (or someone at the residence) was attempting to shoot a snake in her yard on Charles Street in Albert. At 4:20 she called back, asking if an officer would make sure the snake was dead.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Aggravated robbery reported

A Great Bend man told police he was hit with a bat and robbed of cash around 3 a.m. Saturday at the Baltzell Motel, 705 10th St. The man called police shortly before 9 a.m. At that time he also identified his alleged attacker, saying they were arguing over money. He was reportedly hit in the knee with a small baseball bat, and then his wallet was taken.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Guns, other items stolen

Both the Barton County Sheriff's Office and the Great Bend Police Department are investigating reports of stolen weapons.

July 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington crossing to finally be repaired

It's been a long time coming, but the teeth-jarring railroad crossing on the south end of Hoisington is finally going to be repaired.

July 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to recycle old shingles

The Barton County Landfill receives between 1,500 and 2,000 tons of shingles per year, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock reported to the Barton County Commissioners Monday morning.

July 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County in federal disaster declaration

On July 20, 2015, Barton County was declared eligible for public assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency due to severe storms and flooding that occurred throughout Kansas from May 4 through June 21, Emergency Manager Amy Miller told the County Commission Monday morning.

July 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetland Explorer: Summer's Embrace

A female Baltimore oriole offers a juicy grasshopper to her youngster, who will soon be on its own. The male's bright orange and black colors prompted its name – the same colors as England's Baltimore family crest.

July 27, 2015 | By Pam Martin KDWPT educator | Local News


Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

July 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Free 4-year-old preschool openings available

Helping Hands Preschool, along with Great Bend USD 428, has a limited number of openings available in the 4-year-old Pre-K program for the upcoming school year. This program is free - except for a $40 initial enrollment fee - and is sponsored by a grant from the Kansas State Board of Education.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Where Are Those Polts?

There are several breakfast or coffee meetings in our area. They are usually comprised of the same core group with a few occasional stragglers that drop in. I have observed that politicians want to "test the water" by making a photo op and pretend to be interested in the ideas or conclusions of these "grass root" citizens. Excuse me if I don't see the common sense of our coffee clatches reflected in the national debate and policy- we are usually befuddled by the actions of those we thought we elected to represent us. We have firm ideas and opinions ...

July 26, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Trail segment and four historic districts among listings added to National Register of Historic Plac

The Kansas Historical Society announced that a segment of the Smoky Hill Trail and Butterfield Overland Despatch and four historic districts are among the newest Kansas listings added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places entered eight Kansas listings into the Register on July 7. The Keeper also removed three demolished properties from the register. This action brings the total number of Kansas listings in the National Register to 1,400.

July 26, 2015 | | Local News


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Barton County Academy graduation moved

Because of the large number of people expected at the Barton County Academy graduation ceremony, the location has been moved from the Academy to First ...

May 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


MOVING ON

Despite the overcast weather on Sunday, the 2016 Great Bend High School Graduating Class took to the field at the Great Bend High School Memorial ...

May 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Arson suspect wanted by Ellinwood police

Crime stoppers of Barton County, the Ellinwood Police Department and the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office are seeking the public's assistance in locating ...

May 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hutchinson Regional Medical Center at the Chamber Board Room, at 9:30 a.m ...

May 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED

At the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning, six county veterans received the recognition they deserved. There names will be added to the third stone ...

May 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend man dies in Sunday rollover

A Great Bend man died in a one-vehicle rollover accident on Sunday morning, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports.

May 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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