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​Motorcyclist injured on K-140

ELLSWORTH COUNTY - Jacob W. Rider, 41, from Kanopolis was injured Monday night when he lost control of a motorcycle and hit a bridge guardrail, 4 miles west of Brookville on K-140 in Ellsworth County.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News


Commission OKs closing road for veterans’ parade

The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved a request from the City of Great Bend to close a portion of Airport Road, SW 40 Ave., to accommodate a veterans' parade Sept. 19. The event is part of the city's 2015 Airfest which is taking place at the Municipal Airport Sept. 18-20.

September 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Supreme Court launches eCourt project

State courts are one step closer in their transition to a centralized electronic court environment with the Supreme Court's launch of its Kansas eCourt project today.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News


​Alzheimer’s caregiver group changes meeting place

The Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group has moved from Trinity Lutheran Church to Trinity Methodist Church. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Trinity Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. For more information contact Tandy Boese, 620-792-7017 or Missy Pflughoeft, 620-566-7378.

September 07, 2015 | | Local News


Excitement grows for 'Humphrey' debut

Interest in "The World According to Humphrey" and the One District, One Book program set to roll out on Sept. 25 continues to pick up speed and the committee working on it has grown to 38 members. The book was selected last spring and volunteers have worked all summer getting everything ready for the launch. Books in English and Spanish have arrived, correspondence with the author has been established, lessons by art and music teachers have been planned and posters, pins, book plates and magnets have designed and completed. Additionally, several community-wide events including nocturnal night at the Great Bend ...

September 07, 2015 | | Local News


​Hirsh trial moved to December

The jury trial for a former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper charged with aggravated assault and other counts of domestic violence is scheduled to take place Dec. 15-18 in Barton County District Court. It was previously scheduled for Sept. 22-25.

September 07, 2015 | | Local News


​BCC responds to WalletHub survey

A nationwide survey ranking 670 community colleges placed Barton Community College 591st overall, behind most other Kansas Community Colleges. Barton officials said the numbers don't paint an accurate portrait of the college.

September 07, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Baker hearing set for Sept. 30

A new preliminary hearing date, Sept. 30, has been set for William Howard Baker. The Great Bend man faces charges in the deaths of a Reno County couple who were riding motorcycles through Great Bend in August 2014. Baker, who was 59 years old at the time, was driving a pickup that was pulling a trailer carrying a mower, and the trailer came loose on 10th St., hitting the approaching motorcycles. Shawn Schellenger, 27, and his wife Danielle Schellenger, 33, died as a result of the accident.

September 07, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


August Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

September 06, 2015 | | Local News


Poets to rendezvous in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - The historic Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood, Kansas, of all places, will welcome the 28th Annual Poetry Rendezvous, Sept. 11-13. Located in a small town with a big heart, the dining room of the Wolf Hotel will hear poets from as far as California and Florida read their works.

September 06, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kansas organizations seek AmeriCorps members

In an effort to meet community need, the Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) encourages Kansans 18 years of age or older to dedicate one year of service to a Kansas organization by serving as an AmeriCorps member.

September 06, 2015 | | Local News


What About Cecil?

I have been queried several times regarding my thoughts on Cecil, the lion that was supposedly cherished by local people and killed by a American bow-hunter in Africa. I suppose that my trips to Africa with my bow bestow some level of understanding or experience that makes my opinion and observations interesting. I understand the interest in this on-going event. I will be as honest and transparent as possible.

September 06, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Soar over to KWEC’s Butterfly festival

All things "butterfly" will be the focus of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 19.

September 06, 2015 | | Local News


Remembrance ceremony is September 12

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. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Vet's Park in Great Bend. The public is invited to attend the Remembrance Ceremony that will be held at the west shelter next to the lake. Community members who would like to recognize the memory of someone are encouraged to attend the Remembrance Ceremony and participate in the Recognition.

September 06, 2015 | | Local News


Touch-a-truck connects kids to a community of vehicles

"We've taken our helicopter to events like this before, where its usually medical or law enforcement vehicles," said Randy Blaumenhorst, flight nurse with Lifeteam Critical Transport. "This is really something though, to have vehicles from every part of life for the kids to explore."

September 05, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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A Bitter-sweet moment

After nearly two decades of service, 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services Director Laurie White will retire as of Thursday. The Barton County Commission Monday morning ...

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County’s disaster declaration may help other parts of Kansas

Although Barton County didn't experience any damage from the tornadoes, thunderstorms, heavy rains, flooding and flash flooding in May, the Barton County Commission Monday ...

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mosquito spraying to continue even longer

The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will extend its campaign to spray for mosquitoes for four more weeks. This Thursday was scheduled to ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC adds trustee transparency webpage

When the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Brandon Steinert, director of Public Relations & Marketing, will give a presentation ...

June 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Camp Hope ends on high note

Camp Hope-Heartland concluded Saturday and sponsors are already looking ahead to 2017. The free, week-long camp is for Kansas and Missouri children who have cancer ...

June 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton Community College to close for Independence Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day. Classes will resume and offices will reopen July 5.

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 to consider Lashley for coach

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education has scheduled two special meetings for Thursday, June 30. at the District Education Center. Fiscal Year 2016-2017 ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Perez bound over for trial

Sydney Anne Perez, 20, of Topeka, entered a plea of not guilty to charges of aggravated battery and aiding and abetting aggravated battery, Friday in ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Russell man dies after motorcycle hits cow

RUSSELL COUNTY - A Russell man died Friday after the motorcycle he was driving struck a cow in the 3500 block of 189th St., 6.5 ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Camp Hope photos

The 34th annual Camp Hope was held this past week at Camp Aldrich. This free camp for children who have cancer or have had cancer ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Addict asks to be sent to prison

A 23-year-old woman told a Barton County District Judge she would rather go to prison and get treatment than receive probation and go back to ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County volunteers receive Girl Scout awards

Two Barton County residents have been recognized with special awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for their extraordinary service as volunteers.

June 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honoring Fathers

Carl Henkle, Cherry Village resident, celebrates Father's Day with his son-in-law, Reen Berges, and daughter, Sandy Berges.

June 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Westfall retires from FCC Board

The Family Crisis Center staff and volunteers recognized FCC Board Member Jan Westfall this past week for four years of service. She was presented a ...

June 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County honored for immunization efforts

Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider attended the State Immunization Conference in Salina where the county received an award for "Outstanding Effort in Turning Around ...

June 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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