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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


Library board budget presentation questioned

The Great Bend Public Library budget, or rather library Director Harry Willems interpretation of it, will be discussed when the Great Bend City Council meets Monday night.

December 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Students test rockets at GBHS

The 10-degree temperature on Thursday didn't cool the enthusiasm of Great Bend High School Physics II students as they tested rockets they made in class.

December 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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BCC trustees prepare to publish budget

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is expected to approve a proposed budget for publication when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Garage lost in fire

A controlled burn that got out of control Saturday afternoon destroyed a garage in rural Claflin. The fire at 921 NE 140 Ave. was reported ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Burglaries reported in neighborhood

Several Great Bend residents in a one-block area awoke last Friday to find someone had entered their property overnight.

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two arrested on aggravated battery charges

Two people were arrested on aggravated battery charges after Great Bend Police Department officers were dispatched to 2919 Gano St. at 12:45 a.m ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Library law change has CKLS turning to commissioners

Thanks to the recent passage of HB 2102, which went into effect July 1, the governor will no longer be called on to appoint members ...

July 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOT SHOTS: 4-H at shooting nationals

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Three Barton County teenagers were among the 712 4-H members, representing 34 states, at the 2017 National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships held ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Historical weaver teaches tradition

During a weaving demonstration Friday at the Great Bend Public Library, Terry Asper described some of the looms used throughout history.

July 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO to offer concealed carry class

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, Aug. 5. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Legion Auxiliary plans Hawaiian Luau

The American Legion Auxiliary in Great Bend will hold its seventh annual Hawaiian Luau fundraiser on Saturday, July 29, at Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave ...

July 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New attraction at Sunflower Diversified's pancake dinner

A new addition to the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake feed will result in prizes for several lucky raffle winners, said Connie Oetken, the non-profit ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Council to hold special meeting Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda calls ...

July 22, 2017 | 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 a ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Frey to speak on Climate Reality Project

ST. JOHN - A representative from the Climate Reality Project will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, in the annex building of the Stafford ...

July 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barnett proud of state’s ag tradition

Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett seemed comfortable in jeans and cowboy boots, and at home touring Great Bend Feeding

July 20, 2017 | 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 ...

July 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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