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Holyrood woman found guilty of mistreatment of an elder person

ELLSWORTH – A Holyrood woman was found guilty Thursday of mistreatment of an elder person, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

October 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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.

October 05, 2017 | Tammy Mason | Local News


Humane Society, Larned Council partner on funding

LARNED - City council members resumed discussion Monday night with Pawnee County Humane Society concerning a request for $25,000 towards the salary of the shelter manager. After nearly an hour, it was agreed that while the organization needs an infusion of cash, it can do with less. What's really needed is the assistance of more volunteers so board members can focus on fundraising, grant writing and raising awareness about the shelter. At the September meeting, the PCHS approached the city, noting that with reduced donations and increased costs for supplies and services, they faced a critical budget shortage. Since ...

October 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Court of Appeals upholds use of drug dog

The Kansas Court of Appeals has reversed a Barton County judge's decision that suppressed drug evidence located in an automobile by a drug dog, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor announced.

October 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo News: Plan to attend Zoo Society meeting

The Great Bend Zoological Society's annual meeting will feature guest speaker Emily Ferlemann and the vocal stylings of - Tigers.

October 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood man arrested on drug and kidnapping charges

An Ellinwood man, Kurt Doll, 35, was booked on kidnapping and drug charges after a late-night pursuit on rural roads, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Doll was arrested at 11:58 p.m. on Tuesday after a vehicle pursuit by Barton County Sheriff Office deputies.

October 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hirsh conviction partially overturned

The Kansas Court of Appeals has overturned former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Darrin Hirsh's conviction of aggravated assault, vacated his sentence and ordered a new trial. The court upheld the remainder of Hirsh's conviction stemming from the events of March 12, 2013.

October 03, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Driver of pickup in fatal crash passes away

A second person involved in a fatal two-vehicle collision Friday evening has died, according to the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

October 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High Court upholds Gleason death penalty

The United States Supreme Court Monday rejected convicted killer Sidney Gleason's appeal of his death penalty sentence, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor announced Tuesday afternoon.

October 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traffic stop leads to drug charges in Pawnee County

LARNED - Joseph Shane Allen, 42 of Pierceville, made a first appearance in the Pawnee County District Court Monday afternoon concerning felony drug charges. Allen was arrested by the Pawnee County Sheriff's Department without incident following a routine traffic stop on Thursday, Sept. 28.

October 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


THE ‘BEAR’ ESSENTIALS

Another donation from the Dorothy Morrison Foundation will allow the city to let sleeping bears lie.

October 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


CKCC rising to meet challenges

After hearing an update on the Fiscal Year 2017 outcomes for Central Kansas Community Corrections Monday morning, the County Commission approved the 20th Judicial District agency's comprehensive plan which provides funding for CKCC.

October 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A PATH TO THE FUTURE

Noting its importance to the community's health and vitality, repairs will soon commence on the much-used Great Bend hike and bike trail, the City Council decided Monday night.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Committee picked to interview police chief applicants

Taking another step in returning the city back to normal following the controversy involving now-resigned Police Chief Clifton Couch and city officials, Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night named a committee to interview applicants to fill the job of top cop.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bushton man dies following Thursday night altercation

LORRAINE - Kevin L. Wagner, 55, of Bushton died Saturday in a Wichita hospital after receiving a head injury Thursday during an altercation in Lorraine, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported Monday afternoon. The preliminary autopsy report indicated he died from blunt force trauma.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Planetarium presents 'Journey to a Billion Stars'

The Barton Planetarium will host "Journey to a Billion Suns" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Barton Community College Planetarium located in ...

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County ready to battle flu

Editor's note: The Barton County Health Department is holding a special flu shot clinic Saturday, Oct. 28. This is the second story in a ...

October 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Whooping crane fall migration has begun

STAFFORD COUNTY – Annually each fall, central Kansas is one of the few places where it is possible to see whooping cranes. From late October through ...

October 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Severe weather forecast for Saturday

WICHITA -- The National Weather Service in Wichita is forecasting the poossibility of severe weather Saturday across Kansas. Severe storms are expected to develop along a ...

October 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Housing and recruitment hot topics for candidates

Editor's note: This is our final installment of reports concerning Tuesday night's Candidates Forum presented by the Tribune and the Great Bend chapter ...

October 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend City Council candidate bios

Candidates for Great Bend Mayor, Great Bend City Council, and USD 428 were invited to participate in a candidates forum Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the ...

October 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pumpkin Piety

First Christian Church at 5230 Broadway Ave. has opened its pumpkin patch.

October 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Candidates for USD 428 BOE spotlighted at forum

Following the closing comments by mayoral candidates who opened the Candidate Forum Tuesday night, League of Women Voters representative Rose Kelly requested candidates for USD ...

October 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 ...

October 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Bentley eligible for parole hearing

Twenty-five years after going to prison for aggravated battery committed in Ellsworth County, Curtis Lee Bentley, 57, is scheduled for a parole hearing in November ...

October 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Reality U

Great Bend Middle School's eighth graders had some tough choices to make Wednesday.

October 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sheriff’s Office plans selective enforcement

On Friday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a selective enforcement in the area of North East 30 Road from U.S. 281 ...

October 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCSO teaches people about crime prevention

Lt. Stephen Billinger of the Barton County Sheriff's Office talked about crime prevention and how people can protect themselves on Wednesday during a Stop ...

October 18, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


FHSU, rural Kansas meeting challenges

The concerns plaguing Fort Hays State University are the same as those plaguing rural Kansas as a whole, FHSU Interim Provost Jeff Briggs said. And ...

October 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quivira whooping crane program

STAFFORD COUNTY - Cranes will be the featured topic at a special event from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge ...

October 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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