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Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 10, 2015 | | Local News


Property tax re-inspections now underway

Tax issues, both property and vehicular, were highlights of Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman's bi-weekly service update to the County Commission Monday morning.

June 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Recreation Commission approves $275K destination playground

Great Bend will soon have a destination pocket playground that will provide a place to play for people of all ages and abilities. The master plan for "My Back Yard," to be located at the GBRC Activity Center, 2715 18th St., was unveiled Monday at the Great Bend Recreation Commission meeting.

June 10, 2015 | | Local News


​BCC trustees set special meeting

The Barton Community College board of trustees' June study session is set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.

June 09, 2015 | | Local News


A LOT OF PLANNING

Barton County is crisscrossed with 389 miles of paved roads, ranking it fourth among the 105 counties in state in terms of asphalt blacktops.

June 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Injured cyclist treated, released

HODGEMAN COUNTY - A New Mexico woman riding in Biking Across Kansas was treated and released at Hodgeman County Health Center Monday after being blown off her bicycle by a semi-tractor trailer.

June 09, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Faith Community Church, 293 W Barton Co Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Connie Oetken and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

June 09, 2015 | | Local News


USD 428 approves pool lease with BCC

The Great Bend USD 428 school board approved a memorandum of understanding Monday with Barton Community College. Superintendent Brad Reed said the agreement, in effect, guarantees the school district can continue to use the college's indoor pool for the next 12 years with a $10,000 a year lease.

June 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​New teachers hired for fall

A summary of items approved Monday by the USD 428 school board:

June 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Suspect found with stolen boat and motors

A stolen boat was recovered Saturday and a suspect was arrested, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

June 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Former banker in Great Bend sentenced for bank fraud

WICHITA - Aformer loan officer for a bank in Great Bend was sentenced Monday to six months in prison followed by six months home detention for bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. In addition, he was ordered to pay $124,000 in restitution and $50,000 in a personal forfeiture judgment.

June 08, 2015 | | Local News


Training facility asset to county, area

What started out as a berm for target shooting and an old farmhouse for Barton County Sheriff's Office training has evolved into a multi-use site utilized by law enforcement agencies around the state.

June 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tornado siren repaired

The tornado warning siren at 5th and Chestnut in the southeastern part of Great Bend is now back in service, the Great Bend Police Department reported Monday afternoon.

June 08, 2015 | | Local News


​Vehicles collide near Russell

RUSSELL - Two vehicles collided and two people were taken to Russell Regional Hospital on Sunday after a driver ran a stop sign at the intersection of Old 40 and 189th St., approximately 1.25 miles east of Russell.

June 08, 2015 | | Local News


Tuesday is Ninja Day

Tuesday, June 9, is Ninja Day at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. Kids are invited to join in some sneaky ninja fun. They will get the chance to decorate their own ninja swords and frost ninja cookies.

June 08, 2015 | | Local News


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​Controlled burns blow out of control

Blowing embers caused two controlled fires in burn pits to spread on Tuesday, requiring assistance from the Great Bend Fire Department, Chief Mike Napolitano reported.

July 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Several burglaries reported Tuesday

Purses and wallets were reportedly stolen from vehicles this week in Great Bend.

July 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Barton County Historical Society will be closed

The Barton County Historical Society will be closed Saturday for Independence Day. Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The Barton County Museum and Village is located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.

July 01, 2015 | | Local News


Zoo News: Fox babies here for short time

A skulk of foxes can be seen at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

July 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Immunizations pay off for Ellinwood family

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Immunization Program is continuing its Immunize and Win a Prize program, and this year there was a winner from Ellinwood, the Barton County Health Department announced.

July 01, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Being safe this 4Th of July

Its that time again to get out, buy some fireworks and have some fun with family and friends. One thing that is easy to overlook while enjoying this time of the year is firework safety.

July 01, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Dannebohm captured in Denver

Brandon Dannebohm, who was wanted by the Barton County Sheriff's Office, was captured Tuesday night in Denver, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 01, 2015 | By Susan Thacker/Great Bend Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Great Bend Tribune, 2012 Forest Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Shawn Panzer with greeters Sarah Adams and Amanda Hockerott. As the local news and multi-media leader, the Great Bend Tribune informs the community about matters of importance and interest. Featuring a blend of print, social media and digital products, the Tribune will be introducing its latest community project. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 01, 2015 | | Local News


Local gymnasts compete at nationals

July 01, 2015 | | Local News


BUILDING BLOCKS

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is hosting Play Well TEKnologies, a Lego inspired engineering camp. The camp is designed to help children think creatively and to explore the world of engineering through the use of Legos.

June 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Governor updates drought status of Kansas counties

TOPEKA – Recent rains for Kansas have eased drought conditions for many areas, leading Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with an Executive Order.

June 30, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeal in Barton County murders

TOPEKA - The vacating of the death penalty for the man convicted in a pair of 2004 Barton County murders will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court which it next convenes in October, according to information on the high court's website.

June 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


​Riley, Park schools get Chromebooks

The Great Bend USD 428 school board approved the purchase of Chromebook computers and software for two elementary schools when it met Tuesday. The board also accepted a donation for future playground equipment at Park School.

June 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KDHE immunization program

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Immunization Program is continuing its successful 'Immunize and Win a Prize,' program. This statewide campaign provides prizes to families who have their children timely immunized. All Kansas children are eligible. However, to qualify, the children must receive their immunizations from a Vaccines For Children (VFC) provider.

June 30, 2015 | | Local News


With Meeting in Ellsworth County, Huelskamp Approaches 300 Town Halls

Holyrood, Kan. – Today Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) continues the tradition of holding a Town Hall in every county in the Big First District. At the American Legion in Holyrood, Kansans turned out to discuss a variety of issues ranging from the negative impacts of the Supreme Court's decisions on Obamacare and marriage, the importance of religious liberty, the Congressman's successful efforts at reforming the VA, and how trade benefits Kansas agriculture.

June 29, 2015 | | Local News


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