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IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

Sure, this weekend's ice story was messy, treacherous and expensive, but it could have been much worse, Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips told the County Commission Tuesday morning.

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Weekend storm recap

The Golden Belt ground, or rather slid, to a halt this past weekend as what some called "icemageddon" coated the region with thick layer of frozen rain. Countless limbs crashed to the ground and thousands of residents were left without electricity.

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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 and abetting the manufacture of methamphetamine. In its opinion, the three-judge panel found that Wilson's arguments regarding the constitutionality of the 169-month sentence were not supported by the laws of either Kansas or any other jurisdiction in the United States.

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 Schafer to that post.

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 to power outages in southeast Kansas. The Victory Electric Cooperative Association based in Dodge City reported more than 5,000 homes were without power and it could take several days to fully repair the damage.

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 Ave. Jecha fell from a tree stand while hunting and fractured her neck.

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 is for Kansas" travelling exhibit opened earlier this month, courtesy of the Kauffman Museum, and will be on display until Feb. 11.

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 County residents prepared for the worst. The Barton County Sheriff's Office urged caution and reported that the Road and Bridge Department was prepared for a major storm with up to 1 inch accumulation of ice Friday through Sunday.

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 for Children and Families (DCF) will begin accepting applications for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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 Great Bend High School auditorium.

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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TRAIL TRAFFIC

For over 2,000 folks from around the area and across the country, the holiday trail led to Great Bend.

January 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


High explosives found during search warrant

Barton County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 1520 Hubbard St. at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday where they located stolen firearms ...

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington Chamber Annual Awards announced at banquet

HOISINGTON - On Saturday, Jan. 13, the 61st Annual Banquet and Awards Program was held at the Knights of Columbus in Hoisington.

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Waterline inspection contract renewed

Citing satisfaction with the services provided by the city's on-call engineering firm, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved an extension of the ...

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City eyeing safe zone for online buyers

Thousands of area residents buy, sell and trade items via internet sites, and a Great Bend woman believes having a designated spot for these transactions ...

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Semi and car collide in Ellsworth County

The driver of a Freightliner semi-truck reportedly ran a stop sign and struck a car Tuesday morning in Ellsworth County, injuring the other motorist.

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Icy roads sent vehicles sliding

With snow blowing across the highways early Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office and Great Bend Police Department responded to several non-injury crashes and ...

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect arrested on kidnapping charge

ELLINWOOD - A kidnapping and aggravated battery was reported to law enforcement Friday afternoon at 400 Clifton Dr. in Ellinwood. The Barton County Sheriff's Office ...

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City, landowner settle bridge issue

There was a bit of good news when the Great Bend City Council Monday night heard an update on the beleaguered Park Street bridge over ...

January 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Claflin council welcomes new members

CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8 in the city building. City ...

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBPL’s Santy hard at work

BY VERONICA COONS

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


It’s cold out there

A dusting of snow clung to the road west of Great Bend Monday morning as January weather returned to the area for a few days ...

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton Community College’s Junior Day to feature scholarship giveaway

Barton Community College will help area high school juniors plan for their futures at Junior Day, starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 14, with a ...

January 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Circles invites community to first graduation

A community effort to end poverty in Barton County will celebrate a milestone later this month. Circles of Central Kansas invited the public to the ...

January 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Celebrating Dr. King and the Dream

Reading students of Tanner Dahlke at Riley Elementary School pose with a project that helps sum up what they read about Dr. Martin Luther King ...

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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