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Libraries at risk over HB 2719

Great Bend is home to the Central Kansas Library System, CKLS, which operates out of the same building as the Great Bend Public Library. It is one of seven regional library systems in the state. A late bill that the Kansas House is considering now could spell the elimination of this and the other six library systems in the state.

March 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Advance ballots, voting now available

Voters in Great Bend, Hoisington, and Ellinwood can now apply for advanced ballots for the April 5 city general election, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton county clerk and election officer.

March 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by : Great Bend Coffee Company, 2015 Lakin Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Dale Hogg and Cole Reif. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

March 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Area ​GOP caucus results county by county

Kansas Presidential caucuses were held on Saturday, March 5. Here are the area GOP caucus results county by county. Party officials reported Monday they are currently counting absentee and provisional ballots which will be added to the total.

March 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Keep an eye on the sky

Spring-like weather has arrived sooner than normal this year, meaning there is a possibility that the spring storm season may arrive earlier as well, Barton County Emergency Manager A my Miller told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

March 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mauler proud to represent county in Miss Kansas pageant

The Barton County Commission Monday morning passed a proclamation honoring Miss Barton County 2016 Hannah Mauler and designated Monday as Hannah Mauler, Miss Barton County, 2016, Day.

March 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fire in Barton County

According to the Great Bend Fire Department. At 2:46 p.m. on Saturday, units responded to a building fire at 300 SE 10 Road.

March 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tornado siren test coming

As the upcoming spring storm season looms, Great Bend will participate in the annual statewide tornado drill, Great Bend Police Department Capt. Bob Robinson said.

March 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Robinson serves Great Bend community for 38 years; will retire this summer

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of an ongoing series of articles about local law-enforcement officers.

March 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College to close for spring break

Barton Community College will have no classes due to spring break from March 14-18. Barton's offices will remain open through March 16, but will be closed March 17 and 18.

March 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College awarded state contract to serve as CDL test site

Barton Community College has been awarded a contract to serve as a CDL test site. The contract is with the Kansas Department of Revenue. Additional staff training will begin soon and logistics will be finalized in the coming months.

March 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Edmonds talks school finance

A few different topics about Kansas were up for discussion during the Legislative Coffee that was held Saturday.

March 12, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Parents of quadruplets celebrate two-week milestone

Megan Nemnich Fyler and Brandon Fyler welcomed four new additions to their family a little over two weeks ago. Four boys, Ayden, Braxton, Cameron and Dexter, were born on Feb. 23, five days after reaching their goal of making it to 30 weeks gestation. All four were born naturally, with an entire room filled with nurses and doctors on hand to receive each tiny baby.

March 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Park School Playground

It took 15 months and many, many hours of work, but the children at Park Elementary School in Great Bend are now enjoying brand new playground equipment.

March 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Shooting death occurs in Stafford

According to the Stafford Police Department, on March 10, at 11:04 p.m. officers were dispatched to a residence located at 306 N. Keystone in the City of Stafford to a male gunshot victim.

March 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Kansas Court of Appeals upholds drug sentence

The Kansas Court of Appeals has upheld the 14-year sentence for Christopher Wilson, who was convicted by a Barton County jury in 2012 of aiding ...

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Survey seeks input on USD 428 facilities

Great Bend USD 428 officials are turning to the community for input on long-range facility needs.

January 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zinn to leave City Council

Mike Zinn tried to make it to the end of his current term on the Great Bend City Council that ends in November.

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City gets new clerk/finance officer

The City of Great Bend has a new city clerk/finance director. The City Council Monday night confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Shawna ...

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Emergency shelter opens in southwest Kansas

DODGE CITY - The Red Cross jointly opened a shelter with the Salvation Army at Dodge County Community College in Dodge City on Monday in response ...

January 16, 2017 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Fundraiser for injured hunter planned

There will be a benefit fundraiser for Brandi Jecha starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Great Bend Elks Club, 1120 Kansas ...

January 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traveling exhibit, K is for Kansas, on display at Ellinwood library

ELLINWOOD - An exhibit that opened at the Ellinwood School and Public Library last week has been a draw for young and old alike. The "K ...

January 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School fundraisers approved by BOE

Parents and others who support school fundraisers will have plenty of opportunities next year to buy everything from trash bags to cookie dough.

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More cancellations announced as storm looms

When the National Weather Service office at Wichita issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Watch for most of central Kansas last Thursday, Barton ...

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The dream still lingers

We have seen much racial strife in America of late. Shootings and rioting have shaped our current view of race relations.

January 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


LIEAP application period opens Tuesday, Jan. 17

During the cold winter months, heating a home can be a financial strain. In order to ensure Kansans keep warm this winter, the Kansas Department ...

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Council to meet Monday night, County Commission to meet Tuesday morning

The Great Bend City Council will meet Monday night and the Barton County Commission will meet Tuesday morning.

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS performance choirs entertain

Audiences were entertained by the GBMS 8th Grade performance choir, consisting of students from the 8-1, 8-2 and 8-3 cores, Monday, Jan. 9, at the ...

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Semis collide in Stafford County

Two semitrailers collided at 9:18 p.m. Thursday in Stafford County on U.S. 50 at SW 30th Ave., about 4 miles west of ...

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police seize meth, marijuana ‘vape’ vials

Traffic stops led to more than one drug bust this past week in Great Bend, Police Chief Cliff Couch said. Two suspects were arrested on ...

January 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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