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Great Bend Tribune garners awards

The Great Bend Tribune won the sweepstakes award for advertising in the combined daily divisions I and II at the 2016 Kansas Press Association annual convention Saturday afternoon in Overland Park.

April 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Red Shoe event Tuesday to include awards, talks, music and more

Sexual and domestic violence continue to have a home here in Barton County, as they do everywhere else in the country. But the Family Crisis Center continues the battle to educate and end these crimes. Tuesday night, April 26, instead of the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, they are bringing to Great Bend a different type of Red Shoe event .

April 23, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Beyond the Book

Mark's Custom Signs employees install a digital sign for Central Kansas Library System next to the northwest corner of the Great Bend Public Library parking lot, Friday afternoon. CKLS is housed in the basement of the library, located at 1409 Williams St. CKLS serves 17 counties: Barton, Cloud, Ellis, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Osborne, Ottawa Pawnee, Phillips, Republic, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline and Smith.

April 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to present Thespian Showcase

The Barton Community College Theatre Department will hold its last performance of the school year, the Thespian Showcase, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

April 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Earth Day at the Great Bend Zoo

Representatives from 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change Friday, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, marking a major milestone on Earth Day.

April 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Annual car show revs into to park

Start your engines, the 28th-annual Mid-America Mopars Car Show is set for Sunday, May 1, at Brit Spaugh Park, come rain or shine.

April 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Migration Rally taking late registrations

The conditions are ideal for next weekend's "Great Migration Rally," said Pam Martin at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Organizers have extended the registration deadline to the end of the day on Wednesday, April 27. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Education Center, Barton Community College's Camp Aldrich, and several other locations.

April 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | 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 grant to the Golden Belt Humane Society from Petco, a video service agreement with Nextech, establishing a special alcoholic liquor single-event permit and fee system, and a Golden Belt Veterans Memorial update.

April 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Injury accident reported after trailer comes unhitched

A two-vehicle accident occurred at 12:45 p.m. Friday on K-96, just northwest of Great Bend.

April 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


9 airports to receive funding under Kansas Airport Improvement Program

TOPEKA - Nine airports have been selected for funding under the second phase of the 2017 Kansas Airport Improvement Program.

April 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ag land values decrease slightly

Agricultural land values in 66 Kansas counties, including all of the Golden Belt, may decrease slightly from property valuations recently sent out, depending on the property's soil type.

April 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Burdett to celebrate Pluto, mini putt Saturday

BURDETT - It's your chance to dress up in your favorite space costume and compete in the first-ever Interplanetary Golf Tournament.

April 21, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Thomas to stand trial for murder

Freddie Alec Thomas will stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder for the Sept. 11, 2015, shooting death of Jeremy Alan Saldana outside a Great Bend home.

April 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend teens enter pleas in school bus battery case

ELLSWORTH – Two Great Bend teenaged boys appeared in Ellsworth County District Court in Ellsworth Wednesday, one pleading not guilty and one no contest to a single count each of battery done in a rude manner, Ellsworth County Attorney Joe Shepack said. The charges are in connection with an alleged assault on a Great Bend High School school bus carrying the GBHS swim team home from Manhattan Feb. 6.

April 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local officials fear delayed KDOT projects will be canceled

The Kansas Department of Transportation will delay several road projects scheduled for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, including the next leg in what has been called the Northwest Passage in an effort to help balance the state's budget. However, city and economic development officials fear delay is merely a euphemism for cancel.

April 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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BCSO seeks information about wanted man

The Barton County Sheriff Office is seeking the public's assistance on the whereabouts of Chet Whetham.

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday

The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 15 ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Library announces closings

Great Bend Public Library will close at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, and will be closed all day Friday for schedule replacement ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Host ...

April 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Drugs seized in Hoisington residence

HOISINGTON - Two males were arrested Tuesday by the Hoisington Police Department after a search warrant yielded suspected methamphetamine and marijuana in a residence.

April 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Search organized for missing priest

PROTECTION - Father Marvin Reif, 53, walked away from the Protection Valley Manor in Protection, KS on Apr. 3. A priest in the Dodge City Diocese ...

April 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


District searches for new teachers

The search is on for next year's teachers at Great Bend USD 428. When the school board met on Monday, Assistant Superintendent John Popp ...

April 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Two arrests made after vehicle chase

Two people were arrested by a Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy after a vehicle pursuit in Barton County at 7:30 p.m. on ...

April 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


House proposes flat tax, both houses agree to new trms for KPERS

TOPEKA - The House of Representatives has been considering several options to improve the fiscal shape of the State Government's budget. One possible solution which ...

April 10, 2017 | Troy L. Waymaster, State Representative, 109th Kansas House | Local News


Wanted fugitive captured

The Barton County Sheriff deputies arrested Eliseo Velasco Jr. age 28 of Great Bend at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Velasco was a ...

April 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Little store making big impact

While shopping abounds in Barton County, there are a handful of shops that do more than simply make a profit. These stores give back to ...

April 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend Tribune earns Awards of Excellence

The Great Bend Tribune's news and advertising staff earned a total of 49 awards, including 16 first-place awards, in the Kansas Press Association's ...

April 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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