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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 an adendum to the memorandum of understanding for the Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington, an update to the county's unpaid leave policy and the repainting of fences at Golden Belt and Hillcrest memorial parks.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Weather forecast calls for storms later Friday

In Barton County, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

September 09, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Training is key to protect and serve

The motto to "protect and serve" has always been associated with law enforcement and in order to fullfill this motto training has to be the front lines for the people that not only keep our streets safe but to ensure they are staying out of harms way.

September 09, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Reality to strike GBMS students

The United Way of Central Kansas with the help of Great Bend Middle School consular Sheryl Neeland and Communities in Schools of Mid-America, is bringing Reality U to Great Bend.

September 09, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Hoisington Labor Day weekend contest results

The 120th anniversary of Hoisington's Labor Day Weekend offered all ages opportunities to compete in a number of different activities. From pageants to car shows, from 5K races to demolition derby driving, the fun lasted all weekend. Winners and runners up will share not only bragging rights, but lasting memories. Today, the Rich Fox Memorial Car Show results. Check back for more results in the days to come.

September 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Riley Elementary celebrating a century

Riley Elementary School, 1515 10th St., will celebrate its 100th birthday from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the school.

September 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Glow Walk, Remembrance Ceremony to be held Saturday

The Suicide Prevention Task Force of Central Kansas Partnership is holding a Remembrance Ceremony in conjunction with the Golden Belt Glow for Life Walk and competitive 5 K Run at 7 p.m. Saturday at Vets Park in Great Bend.

September 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Community Concert Association still accepting memberships for new season

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association begins its new season this month and is still accepting new memberships. With the theme "The Magic of Music," the season starts Sept. 19 with The Equinox Little Big Band playing music from the Great American Songbook.

September 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Treasurer sees tax sale as last resort

When the Barton County Treasurer's Office first filed on properties with delinquent taxes in March, there were 129. Now, with the county's annual tax sale looming, there are only 64 parcels on the list, Treasurer Kevin Wondra said.

September 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Supreme Court judges stop in Larned

Following visits to the Barton County and Rice County courthouses Thursday morning, Kansas Supreme Court Justices Lawton Nuss and Marla Luckert made a stop in Larned, where they met with area residents at the Sts. Mary and Martha Episcopal Church. They were hosted by District 24 Magistrate Judge Julie Fletcher Cowell.

September 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local duo shows support for first responders and military

Showing support is a way to let people know that you care and you support them for what they do and this is what two people of Great Bend are doing this Sunday with a parade down Main St. in Great Bend.

September 08, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


SAYING THANKS

People gathered in Courtroom A in the Barton County Courthouse on Thursday to meet two special guests as they made a stop in Great Bend on their way to a Bar Association Conference in western Kansas.

September 08, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Drug bust turns up code violations

It was a two-for-one deal for the city last week when the Great Bend Police Department served a search warrant for drugs on a residence in the 400 block of Walnut. Police Chief Cliff Couch said officers discovered the house was hooked up to numerous illegal utilities, and was also in violation of numerous codes and sanitarian-type issues. The house was ultimately red-tagged by the for code violations.

September 08, 2016 | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

September 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 431 sees ‘unbelievable’ turnout at open house

Two weeks into the school year, USD 431 administrators had plenty of good news to report to the Board of Education Monday night.

September 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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St. John man injured in rollover

A St. John man was flown to Wichita via air ambulance on Monday after the semi-trailer he was driving crashed in Stafford County.

July 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honoring dedication, attitude

BY DALE HOGG

July 24, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


Council votes to suspend Chief Couch

The Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay effective immediately "with potential for termination." The decision split ...

July 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC trustees prepare to publish budget

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is expected to approve a proposed budget for publication when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Garage lost in fire

A controlled burn that got out of control Saturday afternoon destroyed a garage in rural Claflin. The fire at 921 NE 140 Ave. was reported ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Burglaries reported in neighborhood

Several Great Bend residents in a one-block area awoke last Friday to find someone had entered their property overnight.

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two arrested on aggravated battery charges

Two people were arrested on aggravated battery charges after Great Bend Police Department officers were dispatched to 2919 Gano St. at 12:45 a.m ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Library law change has CKLS turning to commissioners

Thanks to the recent passage of HB 2102, which went into effect July 1, the governor will no longer be called on to appoint members ...

July 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOT SHOTS: 4-H at shooting nationals

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Three Barton County teenagers were among the 712 4-H members, representing 34 states, at the 2017 National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships held ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Historical weaver teaches tradition

During a weaving demonstration Friday at the Great Bend Public Library, Terry Asper described some of the looms used throughout history.

July 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO to offer concealed carry class

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, Aug. 5. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Legion Auxiliary plans Hawaiian Luau

The American Legion Auxiliary in Great Bend will hold its seventh annual Hawaiian Luau fundraiser on Saturday, July 29, at Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave ...

July 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New attraction at Sunflower Diversified's pancake dinner

A new addition to the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake feed will result in prizes for several lucky raffle winners, said Connie Oetken, the non-profit ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Council to hold special meeting Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda calls ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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