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Holiday travel to reach record levels

In the American Automobile Association's West North Central Region, which includes Kansas, more than 8.2 million people will be travelling for the holidays, the AAA reported. This is a record setting number for the region and the ninth consecutive year of an increase.

December 22, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Getting our name out there

Westbound motorists on I-70 near Manhattan will be able to catch a glimpse of Great Bend. This will be courtesy of a billboard at exit 307 east of Junction City.

December 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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.

December 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Traffic stop turns into drug arrest

A routine traffic stop by a Great Bend Police officer last week led to two arrests for drugs and possible stolen property from Rush County burglaries.

December 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect nabbed in Pawnee County

One day after the Great Bend Police Department asked for the public's helping in locating a 30-year-old man who allegedly held a woman inside a local residence against her will, Bobby Stark is in custody.

December 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Food drive recalls mother’s love

A daughter's loss of her mother has been transformed into a tradition of providing food for those in need.

December 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Members sought for emergency planning committee

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee is seeking individuals to serve on the committee for two year appointments, Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

December 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, at the Spray Holt Family Board Room, 1125 Williams at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Shannon Stafford with greeters Tiffany Schoendahler and Barry Bowers. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


D.A.R.E., Dream Inc. share alcohol fund money

Barton County's Special Alcohol Fund money will help keep kids from getting involved with drugs and help those who are trying to get their lives back on track, it was announced at the County Commission meeting Monday morning.

December 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


D.A.R.E. essay winners honored by City Council

The Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Eduction program joined forces with city officials at Monday night's City Council meeting to recognize 10 fifth-grade students for writing outstanding essays as a part of th 2016 D.A.R.E. classes.

December 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Library director sorry for budget misstatements

City Administrator Howard Partington told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that he was ready to get over recent misstatements made by Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems regarding the library's budget.

December 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Open 911 call leads officer to distressed woman

Officers of the Great Bend Police Department responded to an "open-line" 911 call at 10:15 p.m. last Wednesday, Dec. 14, that led them to a woman claiming that she was being held against her will by a suspect later identified as Bobby Stark.

December 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Vehicle accident turns into manhunt

A vehicle versus deer accident that occurred at 10:32 p.m. on Sunday turned into a manhunt after a second vehicle became involved.

December 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County holds budget amendment hearing

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an amended 2106 operating budget for the three county funds – road and bridge, special bridge, and noxious weed. The action followed a budget hearing where Finance Officer Matt Patzner presented details of the changes.

December 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKE IT EASY

Icy conditions throughout the state Friday, Dec. 16 led to several highway crashes. For those who had to travel that day, caution and patience were required. Conditions required slower speeds than posted limits. The vast majority of accidents involved drivers losing control of their vehicles while crossing bridges. Eastbound I-70 was closed from around noon until 2:18 p.m. so responders could clear accidents and treatments could be applied to the roadway help prevent further accidents. Two fatality accidents occurred, one in Johnson County, and one in Sedgewick County. In both instances, the fatalities were not wearing safety restraints.

December 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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County to recoup cost of legal proceedings

For Barton County, crime may pay.

January 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


SPLISH SPLASH

With ice, snow and bitter cold on the way, it may be tough to think about splashing around in water or listening to an outdoor ...

January 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Caring coach receives ROSE award

Great Bend's school board presented a ROSE award this week to Great Bend Middle School Coach Norbert Muth, for his "kind, understanding acts."

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ice, winter storm is forecast

WICHITA - Multiple rounds of freezing rain will affect Central Kansas starting Friday into early Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sunflower Diversified seeks auction items, support for Charity Gala

Preparations for the 12thAnnual Charity Gala sponsored by Sunflower Diversified Services are in high gear and organizers could use the community's help.

January 12, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Rosewood Aktion Club delivers coloring books, blankets

Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club was in the giving spirit during the Christmas season. Small groups of club members took turns delivering coloring books, crayons ...

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 celebrates school board leaders

January is School Board Recognition Month and USD 428 joins other public schools across the state to say thank you to these public servants who ...

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College now a full CDL testing site

Last March Barton Community College was awarded a contract to serve as a Commercial Driver's License test site. Barton is now officially a CDL ...

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Barton Community College will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16. Barton's Center for Adult Education and the Shafer ...

January 12, 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 ...

January 12, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Gun laws clarified

Confusion over the article, "Sheriff shares about guns, drugs and human trafficking," arose Wednesday morning when some readers noted that the age noted in the ...

January 12, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sunflower Diversified, partners offer parent-training classes

Parent-training sessions have been on the agenda for the Central Kansas Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) over the years but now it is enhancing its efforts.

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


HAPPY TRAILS

The numbers are in for the 2016 Trail of Lights and City of Great Bend officials are pleased with the outcome.

January 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marshall named to House Ag Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Newly elected First District Congressman Roger Marshall Tuesday was selected to be a member of the House Committee on Agriculture for the ...

January 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington examines hard water issue, solution targeted

HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents may see fewer spots on their dishes soon. City Manager Jonathan Mitchell reported to the Hoisington City Council Monday that options for ...

January 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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