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Commission shares frustration with county attorney

A unified Barton County Commission appreciated the plight of Denise Rankin, the former Great Bend woman accusing the County Attorney's Office of botching the handling of the sexual abuse case against her ex-husband. But, sadly, commissioners told her Monday morning there wasn't much they could do to help.

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Top Chef Jr.: L.I.F.E. lessons at USD 428

They may not realize it, but eight Park Elementary School students could be training for "Top Chef Jr." And even though there were no actual judges, USD 428 school board members treated to a recent meal provided by the Park Elementary School Leadership Club judged it a hit.

March 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC to host Career Closet Drive

Barton Community College's Community Service Organization will host a Career Closet Drive as part of the 11th annual Great Bend Job Fest. The drive will be March 26 through April 3.

March 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Parnassus auditions held at BCC

On Saturday, March 10, 34 music students participated in the annual Parnassus Auditions in piano and voice at the Barton Community College Fine Arts Building.

March 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Women for Kansas to start Barton Co. Chapter

An organizational meeting of the Women for Kansas Barton County Chapter will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Women for Kansas, a non-partisan organization, focuses on encouraging moderate political policies.

March 17, 2018 | 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 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BBB warns: Puppy scams litter the Internet

National Puppy Day, March 23, may not be a red-letter holiday on any of our calendars but millions of Americans seem to be in love with its subject. Your Better Business Bureau warns that if you have a case of puppy love and it was prompted by a picture seen in an online ad, beware: Odds are that puppy is fictional. Experts say up to 80% of sponsored online pet advertisements may be fake.

March 16, 2018 | | Local News


Easter Basket workshop set for Saturday at the library

The Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club will host a "Hippity Hop Easter Basket Workshop" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. Children will be able to create an Easter basket filled with surprises. There will be egg decorating, coloring and other activities, and children can meet the Easter Bunny.

March 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Dust Bowl program offered Sunday

Cottonwood District Extension Agent Alicia Boor will present a program on the Dust Bowl at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village.

March 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Crews continue to fight Rice County fires

LYONS – A complex of three Rice County wildfires continued to rage as of Thursday afternoon while fire crews from around central Kansas were worked to contain them, according to Rice County Emergency Communications.

March 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington awards TGT dollars to GPS Kids Club

HOISINGTON - Kids and parents involved with Hoisington's GPS Kids Club showed up in force Monday night to lend support to a request from Debbie Stephens' and her team in their request for $40,000 in Transient Guest Tax dollars to assist with replacement of the heating system at their building. Tourism, conventions, commerce and economic development are the four areas funds from the TGT fund are allowed to be spent, according to city ordinance. Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell said. Stephens made that GPS Kids Club work providing child care for the community helps to drive economic growth, and ...

March 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | 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 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.

March 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Huge wild fires in Rice and Mcpherson counties

LYONS - Firefighting crews from around central Kansas including a brush truck from Great Bend were fighting three wildfires in Rice and McPherson counties Wednesday evening. As of 5 p.m., the fire was being propelled by 25 mile-per-hour winds from the southwest. Gov. Jeff Colyer issued a disaster declaration for the area.

March 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kanopolis Lake sees lower spring lake elevations

MARQUETTE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake advises visitors that early spring lake elevations will be lower than in normal years. The spring lake level increase will be delayed in order to safely complete construction work which includes replacement of the service gates and inspection of earthen materials from the tower and upstream approach channel.

March 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Advertising alert for local businesses

The City of Great Bend issued information Wednesday about companies that are using the city's name and logo for their financial benefit through unendorsed advertisement.

March 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Fatal crash in Barton County

Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a fatal motor-vehicle crash at 12:09 p.m. on Tuesday at the intersection of N. Washington Ave ...

April 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Standoff leads to arrest

A standoff between Great Bend Police officers and a Great Bend man ended peacefully last Friday evening.

April 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Congressman Marshall shares feedback on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the nation recognizes the worst day of the year: 'Tax Day.' Luckily, this is the last time Americans will file their ...

April 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Second time not a charm

Monday night, the Great Bend City Council again voted on a charter ordinance setting term limits for council members and for the mayor. Again, it ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New crossing coming to country intersection

Fuzzy Brewer Corner will get a new railroad crossing after action by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hathcock’s title changes to county administrator

Following the resignation of long-time County Administrator Richard Boeckman, Barton County Landfill Director Phil Hathcock was named county operations director in May 2017 to help ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff breaks silence on charges against him

In an emotional impromptu statement to Barton County commissioners Monday morning, Sheriff Brian Bellendir broke his silence on charges leveled against him, calling them politically ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Judge revokes Hirsh’s parole

Since he did not complete a batterer's intervention program as required under his post-release agreement, former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Darrin Hirsh's parole ...

April 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Trial date pending for Kern

Lafe Kern, the man charged in a two-vehicle collision that left four injured, stood moot during his arraignment in Barton County District Court Friday afternoon ...

April 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood City Council approves building permit

ELLINWOOD - Soon, Ellinwood's Main Street will feature an new structure that may just be the wave of the future. Rachel Ringering, Ellinwood stylist, attended ...

April 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | 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.

April 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Gas prices on the rise

Gas prices are getting pumped up to their highest level in years here in Great Bend and the surrounding communities.

April 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Dear Dairy: Mobile dairy visits Eisenhower School

To teach children how cows' milk is collected, Callie Toews brought a dairy to Eisenhower Elementary School on Friday.

April 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Santa Fe Trail Center Museum

TOPEKA – Humanities Kansas recently awarded $9,000 to the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum of Larned in support of "Rendezvous 2018: Death on the Trail ...

April 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FROM THE DOME TO HOME

RUSSELL - After the education finance bill, House Bill 2445, failed on Monday afternoon, on Tuesday, April 3, we debated the same bill. The major components ...

April 13, 2018 | Troy L. Waymaster, State Representative, 109th Kansas House | Local News


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