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Gas prices see little movement

The Kansas gas price average has seen little movement recently, holding steady at $2.17, the American Automobile Association reported this week. Locally, the Great Bend Price has held a tick above that average at $2.19 for several weeks as well.

February 25, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Rush Center to again celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

RUSH CENTER – Rush Center will host its annual St. Patrick Celebration on Saturday, March 11. The event will feature a breakfast of biscuits and gravy at 9 a.m. at the Walnut Valley Senior Center and lunch featuring Irish stew from 11 a.m. through the afternoon at Township Hall. The parade will start at 2:30 followed by BINGO at the Senior Center. Downtown will feature a car show and various booths, children's games and a cake walk.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Federal disaster declaration OKed following ice storm

President Donald Trump granted Gov. Sam Brownback's request for a federal disaster declaration for 18 Kansas counties, including Barton, affected by a severe winter ice storm that struck the state Jan. 13-16, the Kansas Adjutant General's Office announced Friday afternoon.

February 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Judge urges students to show compassion

The first time Tommy Webb tasted a banana, he tried to eat the peel, too. It was the worst food he'd ever tasted, but an undernourished Amerasian street kid from South Korea doesn't willingly give up food.

February 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Motorcyclist injured near Wilson Lake dam

RUSSELL COUNTY - A Hays man was taken to Russell Regional Hospital on Wednesday after the motorcycle he was driving went off K-232 and hit a KDOT fence near the Wilson Lake Dam.

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Alden man charged after chase, standoff

LYONS – The Alden man who Wednesday afternoon led law enforcement on a high-speed chase from Ellinwood through Barton and Rice counties before engaging in a standoff with officers at his home faces multiple charges in connection with the incidents.

February 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bond reduced on Joey Steinbacher

Bond for a Great Bend woman arrested Monday on drug charges has been reduced from $300,000 to $100,000 after further investigation, Lt. Scott Bieberle at the Great Bend Police Department said Thursday.

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City lobbying to keep highway funding

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington attended an Economic Lifelines Meeting in Topeka recently. Economic Lifelines is the group that works toward enhancing the state's transportation system.

February 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Division of Vehicles announces two new features to improve and simplify customer service

Kansas drivers can now track their driver's license production status online and receive automatic updates when changes are made to their driving record.

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue

As we wrap up February, we do so with a nod to Black History Month. One hundred years ago, a man with Great Bend connections, Oscar Micheaux, published his second novel, "The Homesteader," which was soon after made into his first film. Micheaux went on to influence other major filmmakers and continues to add to the richness of our local history. Here, in a special edition of Out of the Morgue, is a recap of his and his family's story.

February 23, 2017 | BY KAREN NEUFORTH | Local News


Kiwanis club gears up for Pancake Day

Members of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club are selling tickets for the 60th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, which will be Thursday, March 2. Pancakes and sausage will be served from 4-7:30 p.m. at Expo I west of Great Bend. Tickets will also be available at the door.

February 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High-speed chase ends in Alden standoff

ALDEN – A traffic stop in Ellinwood Wednesday afternoon devolved into a high-speed chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies before ending in a standoff in Alden, Rice County Sheriff Bryant Evans said.

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New bridge design moves forward

The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved a service agreement with the Ellsworth engineering firm Kirkham Michael for the redesigning of a long-embattled bridge about a mile east of Great Bend on East Barton County Road.

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Seeing in the dark

Kansas Wetlands Education Center Educator Jean Aycock gave a presentation on nocturnal animals on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center.

February 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Possible burglary turns up drugs

Police found more than a pound of marijuana and suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms while investigating a possible burglary Monday in Great Bend.

February 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Market Maven to host coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Marketing Maven Consulting, 2817 9th St., inside the Fieldhouse, at 9:30 a.m ...

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lyons man sentenced to nearly 20 years for child sex crime

LYONS – A Lyons man was sentenced Monday to nearly 20 years in prison for a sex crime against a child, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt ...

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘It’s been a long time’

Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips summed up his 40 years of serving as the county's noxious weeds director very succinctly.

March 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Student Showcase on Sunday for MS

The public is invited to attend a GBHS Student Showcase on Sunday, March 19th at 2:00 at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley. There will ...

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


RED HOT

Law enforcement professionals realize the nature of their work can put them in dangerous situations where hand-to-hand defensive tactics are required. The criminal justice program ...

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


Eighth annual Sporting Clay Shoot to be held at Camp Aldrich

The Barton Community College Foundation will host its Eighth Annual Sporting Clay Shoot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 ...

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


CREP promoted to help save aquifer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the State of Kansas are partners in implementing a voluntary program to encourage Golden Belt farmers along the ...

March 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New DARE truck rolls at GBPD

The children and teens of Great Bend will see a new DARE vehicle cruising the streets.

March 18, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


City asked to sponsor Cinco de Mayo

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams St. The agenda includes a Neighborhood ...

March 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Get on board

HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents are encouraging children to pick up books at an early age - even before they are able to read. The Dolly Parton Imagination ...

March 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


JCPenney closing after 90+ years in Great Bend

Great Bend will soon lose its JCPenney department store at 1500 Kansas Ave.

March 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Tabler Furniture in Larned seized for taxes

LARNED - Sometime Thursday, March 16, Kansas Department of Revenue civil tax enforcement and Pawnee County Sheriff's officers seized the business assets of Tabler Furniture ...

March 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

March 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Infant death reported in Ellsworth County

An infant's death in Ellsworth County is under investigation but no foul play is suspected at this time, Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray A. Marston ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend's J.C. Penney store to close

The J.C. Penney store at 1500 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend is on the list of 138 stores that J.C. Penney Company Inc ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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