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After four hours of preliminary hearing testimony in Barton County District Court Tuesday, 20th Judicial Magistrate Judge Richard E. Burgess Jr. ruled Chaz Stephens, Hoisington, will stand trial for the March 18 death of 2-year-old Hoisington girl Iviona MaRae May Lewis.

June 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

More information released about Tuesday injury accident

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an accident at 3:45 p.m. on Monday at North Washington and Northwest 30 Road in which one person was injured, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

June 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

County to get more funds to cover flood damage costs

It was a bit of good news.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

USD 428 Board OKs staff changes

The last school year has wound down and Unified School District 428 is looking to next year, including the shuffling of staff.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HOISINGTON - City staff have been busy in recent weeks working diligently with prospects interested in bringing new homes and businesses to town, City Manager Jonathan Mitchell told council members at Monday night's regular city council meeting.

June 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Welcome back Homer

It had been over two months since Second District Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg had taken his seat in the commission chambers. That changed Monday morning.

June 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Trump calls Rep. Marshall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kansas First District Congressman Roger Marshall joined America's News Headquarters on Fox News Saturday to discuss the ongoing U.S. trade negotiations. During his segment, Marshall discussed tariffs, the North American Free Trade Agreement and President Donald Trumps' negotiations at the G-7 Summit this weekend in Quebec.

June 11, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Corbett named AHF Parade grand marshal

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's 2018 After Harvest Festival Parade theme this year will be "Celebrating people, petroleum, and progress," according to Rosie Joiner, member of the Ellinwood Rotary Club, which sponsors the parade. She also announced the club's selection for the Parade grand marshal is long time Ellinwood school nurse Ruth Corbett, now retired.

June 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Great Bend youth has behind-the-scenes fun

Getting a look behind the scenes is an exciting way to see how things work, and this is exactly what some Great Bend youngsters got to do on Friday during the Youth Academy classes.

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

A special day

Friday was a special day in Great Bend for many people as the Barton County Relay For Life Event got underway at Veterans Memorial Park. This day is to honor everyone that has been touched by cancer in different ways and a way to pay tribute to the ones that lost the battle.

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

May marriage and divorce filings

Marriage licenses

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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 an agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation for emergency relief federal aid to help repair roads damaged during floods in June 2015, and several budget meetings.

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBPL adds new books

Here is a list of newly added or replaced books at the Great Bend Public Library.

June 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Prairie Godmothers announce community service event

The Prairie Godmothers will help Catholic Charities restock its "dry goods" panty at its Great Bend location, 2201 16th St. Current Prairie Godmothers and those wishing to join are invited to a community service event there from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 14.

June 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton rolls out new online schedule

Barton Community College hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday morning, June 7, to celebrate its new online course schedule.

June 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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GB administrator candidate happy to stay put

Editor's note: This story appeared in the Ark Valley News regarding City Administrator Scott Hildebrand. Hildebrand is one of three candidates for the Great ...

July 11, 2018 | BY CHRIS STRUNK Publisher, Ark Valley News | Local News

City Council goes shopping

Great Bend Interim City Administrator George Kolb offered the City Council what he termed a "shopping list" during his 2019 budget presentation Tuesday night.

July 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

The Book Nook

This Friday morning's Jive & Joe will host some extra-special guests: the 35th Infantry Division Band of the Kansas Army National Guard. The concert will ...

July 11, 2018 | By Michael Adamyk | Local News

County Fair opens

The Barton County 4-H Fair got underway Wednesday at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. Most of the Open Class and 4-H exhibits were ...

July 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Kansas records 133 fireworks-related injuries

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that at least 133 fireworks-related injuries occurred in the state over the Independence Day holiday week ...

July 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Women for Kansas meeting

Anna Anderson, Women for Kansas state leadership group, will present information on election issues and the upcoming W4K state conference during the Women for Kansas ...

July 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

No action on administrator after special meeting

The Great Bend City Council emerged from a 15-minute special meeting executive session Tuesday evening and immediately adjourned. The meeting was called to discuss the ...

July 10, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Hoisington City Council to move forward with policy manual overhaul

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council addressed one of the top staffing priorities for the coming year when it met Monday night. At the June 25 ...

July 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

‘Queen of the night’ doesn’t disappoint

LARNED - Anne Graner isn't sure where her father bought his Queen of the Night cactus many years ago. Growing up in Oyster Bay, New ...

July 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

GBRC approved budget

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors approved its 2018-2019 budget on Monday.

July 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

Alien invasion

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is sponsoring its 24th annual youth summer theater production, "The Day Aliens Attacked Fairfield, the Town Where Nothing Ever Happens."

July 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

Special ed staff covering school psych posts

Great Bend USD 428 has all of its teaching positions covered for the fall semester, Assistant Superintendent John Popp told the board of education on ...

July 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Chapman bolts from courtroom

Raymond K. Chapman, in Barton County District Court for a hearing Monday morning, suddenly fled Courtroom B after District Magistrate Judge Verle Willey announced his ...

July 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Stuffing the bus

United Way of Central Kansas is gearing up for its annual Stuff the Bus event across Barton and Pawnee counties, said UWCK Executive Director Gaila ...

July 09, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Newman earns national FBLA award

Lindsey Newman from Great Bend High School received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 1.

July 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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