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BCC trustees work on budget

Barton Community College officials plan to publish a 2018-2019 budget that keeps the mill levy the same as last year, according to information from Vice President of Administration Mark Dean.

July 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Election workers needed for primary

Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman said her office is looking for people who can work on election day, Aug. 7.

July 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KS Farm Bureau endorses Marshall

MANHATTAN - Kansas Farm Bureau's Voters Organized To Elect Farm Bureau Friends (VOTE FBF) Political Action Committee (PAC) has endorsed Congressman Roger Marshall for re-election in Kansas' 1st Congressional District.

July 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Proposed budget cuts threaten GBPL staff and programming

The City of Great Bend's proposed mill reduction to the Great Bend Public Library had library administration scrambling this week to inform board members and the public of the exponential ramifications a mill can make.

July 19, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Selzer, Sanderson make campaign stop

Kansas gubernatorial candidate Ken Selzer and his running mate Jen Sanderson visited Great Bend on Thursday to attend the Chamber Coffee, followed by a visit to the Great Bend Tribune.

July 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pawnee County 4-H Style Revue

LARNED - The Pawnee County Fair celebrates 25 years this year, officially opening Wednesday, July 25, and running through Sunday, July 28. Wednesday night the 4-H Style Revue, one of the pre-fair events, was held, the theme this year: "Bold Stripes and Bright Stars."

July 19, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Carnival workers arrested in deaths of Barton County Fair vendors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Three carnival workers have been arrested in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from the Barton County Fair west of Great Bend and whose bodies were found days later in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest.

July 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Patriotism runs high in 1918

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

July 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 4-5 p.m., Monday, July 23, at the Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway in Great Bend, on the east side. You must bring a current bill and valid Kansas ID to receive commodities. For more information, call Mary Snell at 620-282-8019.

July 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KRR fights poverty with books

Superintendent Khris Thexton had never been inside the Kansas Department of Children and Families building before Wednesday, but it turns out DCF and USD 428 share some of the same goals.

July 18, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Investigation launched after two disappear from fairgrounds

The disappearance of two people from the Great Bend Expo grounds during the Barton County Fair is being investigated by law enforcement agencies in two states, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said Wednesday.

July 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Story time

It was about story telling and exercise on Wednesday at the Great Bend Recreation Activity Center during the StoryWalk adventure that took listeners through a book about helping and counting.

July 18, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Heat advisory prompts Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market schedule change

On Wednesday morning, Janel Rose, public health educator for the Barton County Health Department, informed media that the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market would observe a modified schedule this Thursday.

July 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Duty, Honor, Country

The Great Bend City Band wrapped up its summer series Tuesday by sharing the stage with the Kansas Army National Guard 35th Infantry Division Band. The free patriotic concert in the Barton County Courthouse Square drew a large crowd.

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kolb suggests Stone Street revision

The city's project of major waterline replacements is taking a toll on some Great Bend streets. Interim City Administrator George Kolb suggested the city might want to entirely reconstruct Stone Street from 10th to 12th St. His suggestion was presented at Monday's city council meeting, but council members voted to table it for now.

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes: The ...

August 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Party Time

Party In The Park, the summers last big bash, was a huge hit for people coming out and enjoying the activities that the party had ...

August 11, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Disc golf course improvements on Rec agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Board ...

August 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC budget hearing is Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a public budget hearing at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in room F-30 of the ...

August 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 to hold budget hearing Monday

Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will start with a budget hearing at 5 p.m. at the District Education Center, 201 ...

August 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ensuring kids’ safety

Newly minted Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Kelon Parr stood in the parking lot outside the Unified School District 428 office Friday morning, studying a black-and-red ...

August 10, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Camp Aldrich fire

On August 10, 2018 at about 5:56 AM the Barton County Sheriff's Office along with the Claflin Fire Department responded to a structure ...

August 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Public invited to comment on KDOT report

TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the draft Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019-2022 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) document.

August 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Appraiser continuing re-inspections

The Barton County Appraisers Office is currently finishing its annual re-inspection of 17 percent of the county as required to state law, County Appraiser Barb ...

August 09, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Phone scam in Great Bend

A Great Bend resident reported receiving a telephone call on Thursday from an unknown person who identified themselves as an employee of the Great Bend ...

August 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Growing issue: Forum to explore KS marijuana laws

The products in Jan Morton's store, Essential Oils, are legal in all 50 states, thanks to the 2014 Farm Bill that distinguished "hemp" from ...

August 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City fills IT post; PD staff nearly full

It was new Great Bend City Administrator Kendal Francis' first City Council meeting Monday night and he had a bit of good news.

August 09, 2018 | 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 ...

August 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Larned City Council recognizes Officer hill

LARNED - When the Larned City Council met Monday night, their first order of business was the commendation of Larned Police Department's newest addition, Officer ...

August 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Bellendir trial set for Nov. 14

The senior judge overseeing the criminal case against Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said 100 jurors were called for a July 16 trial before it ...

August 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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