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Safety record saves city money

The City of Great Bend will save some money on its workers compensation insurance, the City Council learned Monday night.

December 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission names emergency planning committee members

The Barton County Commission Monday morning made appointments to the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, the body charged with coordinating a response in case of a hazardous materials disaster.

December 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBRC hosts ‘Kids Day Out’

The weather was pretty good on Tuesday for the "Kids Day Out" event that was hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

December 23, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


​Auditions set for 100th GBCT production

Auditions for the second show in Great Bend Community Theatre's 2015-2016 season, "The Kitchen Witches," will be held Sunday, Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave.

December 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jasper eligble for parole hearing

A woman convicted of killing her infant nephew in 1998 in Great Bend is eligible for a parole hearing in February.

December 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


House fire occurs in Barton County

Firefighters respond to a structure fire at 20 SE 40 Ave., late Tuesday morning. Upon arrival responders saw smoke coming from the residence. There was structural damage and damage to the living-room area. No one was hurt in the fire. The cause is still under investigation by the Great Bend Fire Department and the Kansas Fire Marshal. The GBFD was assisted by the Ellinwood Fire Department and the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

December 22, 2015 | | Local News


Hirsh found guilty of assault and battery

Darrin Hirsh was taken to the Barton County Jail on Tuesday afternoon, after being found guilty of one count of aggravated assault, two counts of criminal threat and one count of domestic battery, all involving an altercation on March 12, 2013, with Candice Hirsh, who was his wife at the time. The jurors also ruled that each of these crimes was an act of domestic violence.

December 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Free skate use ends Sunday

This is the final week that free skate rental will be available at the artificial ice in the Barton County Courthouse Square.

December 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Gas prices at all time low

According to GasBuddy, for the first time since March 25, 2009, the national average price of gasoline has dropped below $2 a gallon.

December 22, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington Public Library marks 40th anniversary

Tuesday afternoon, the Hoisington Public Library celebrated the 40th anniversary of the move to its current home adjacent to the City of Hoisington offices and city auditorium.

December 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


No VIN inspections Thursday; Treasurer’s Office to be closed Dec. 31

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will not be doing vehicle identification number (VIN) inspections on vehicles on this Thursday or Thursday, Dec. 31, the Barton County Treasure's Office reported Tuesday.

December 22, 2015 | | Local News


Landfill offers electronics disposal

Get a new TV under that tree? Need to get rid of that old one?

December 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hirsh guilty of threatening family

Darrin Hirsh is guilty of multiple counts relating to threatening his wife and children, a jury in Barton County District Court determined Tuesday afternoon.

December 22, 2015 | | Local News


​Jury still deliberating in Hirsh trial

Members of the jury in the trial of Darrin Hirsh went home Monday evening without reaching a verdict. They left around 5:40 p.m. after two and a half hours of deliberations and are expected to resume Tuesday morning around 8:30 a.m.

December 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County to observe Christmas

Barton County office buildings will be closed Friday in observance of the Christmas holiday. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office, the Health Department and the Barton County Landfill will all be closed on Christmas.

December 21, 2015 | | Local News


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Mother Nature dampens shootout

When it came to the rain-soaked fourth-annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout, organizers told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that they played the cards ...

December 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 board meets with attorney

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education met behind closed doors for more than two hours Monday evening at the District Education Center. A ...

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 BOE SPECIAL MEETING HELD

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education called a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening for discussion of personnel.

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Santa's Workshop

Hundreds of children visited Santa's Workshop, Monday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium.

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veterans rep to visit Great Bend

A Veterans Service representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p ...

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Car hits dead deer in Russell County

RUSSELL COUNTY A dead deer on K-18 caused two vehicles to collide at 5:41 p.m. Sunday on K-18 in Russell County, 3.6 ...

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS Debate places 1st

The Great Bend High School debate team competed at the a Gusta High School Invitational Debate Tournament on Saturday. All three teams competed in the ...

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


If snow comes, county, KDOT crews ready

Winter may arrive this week, according to the National Weather Service. Patchy snow is likely Wednesday morning, made worse by north winds gusting up to ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New stop signs to pop up in county

Comments from Barton County residents expressing safety concerns about two rural intersections prompted the County Commission Monday morning to approve the installation of stop signs ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetlands wonderland

Fluffy flakes of snow were falling on Cheyenne Bottoms when the Kansas Wetlands Education Center opened its doors Saturday morning, but it only added to ...

December 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


November Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Deck the Halls safely this holiday season

As the holidays approach, Great Bend residents are becoming increasingly excited about adorning their homes for the season. However, these decorations, as beautiful as they ...

December 03, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department awarded grant funding

The Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $5,992 grant through the Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Program administered by the Office ...

December 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OPEC deal could trigger gas price hikes

It came just in time for the holiday driving season.

December 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ks Oil & Gas Museum has holiday wish list

Children aren't the only ones making Christmas wish lists for Santa. The Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame and Museum staff have a ...

December 01, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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