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West Nile virus arrives early in Barton County

The first reported Kansas case of West Nile virus this summer is a person in Barton County, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Friday.

June 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

BCSO seizes 1,146 marijuana plants

More than 1,100 cultivated marijuana plants were seized Thursday at a grow operation near Galatia, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Arthur Kronenberg, 32, of Olmitz, was arrested at the scene.

June 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

BCC honors JROTC student at Ft Leavenworth

Barton Community College at Fort Leavenworth celebrated the graduation of 27 students on Wednesday, June 7 at the Lewis and Clark Center at Fort Leavenworth. The ceremony was in conjunction with other schools who are members of the consortium in the Fort Leavenworth Education Center.

June 09, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News

Miss Kansas 2017 to be picked Saturday

PRATT - Barton County is making a name for itself this year, with five contestants competing in the Miss Kansas 2017 and Miss Kansas Outstanding Teen pageants at Pratt.

June 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News



June 08, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News

Storm waste continues to roll in

So far, 129.3 tons of waste generated by the May 16 tornado has found its way into the Barton County Landfill, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock told the County Commission Monday morning.

June 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Fatal vehicle crash in Pawnee County

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a fatal vehicle crash in Pawnee County west of Rozel at 7:10 a.m. on Wednesday. Michael Heim, 38 of Pratt, was killed in the crash.

June 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Larned City Council addresses drainage issues

LARNED – Storm water drainage issues were the main topic of discussion at the Larned City Council meeting Monday night. Council member Kim Barnes asked two citizens experiencing problems with flooding to attend the meeting.

June 08, 2017 | 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.

June 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Santa Fe Trail Days starts today

LARNED - It's the second weekend of June, and that means it's time for the Annual Santa Fe Trail Days celebration. The four-day event has something for every age group, with shopping, food, entertainment, contests and, of course, entertainment. Today, the Annual Community Banquet and opening ceremony will be held at the Larned Knights of Columbus Hall, with social hour beginning at 6 p.m., and supper at 6:30 p.m.

June 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Erik the Engineer may be billed as a Mad Scientist, but he stressed "safety first" on Thursday when he encouraged kids to conduct their own experiments. The educational entertainer from Kansas City's shared cool, hands-on science experiments with more than 100 children at the Great Bend Public Library.

June 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Teens need to be safe when driving

School is out and summer is here, which means more teen drivers will be getting their licences and hitting the road. Steps should be taken to warn them of unsafe driving habits.

June 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

‘He is in our thoughts and hearts’

Linsey McHenry last saw her husband one year and one month ago Tuesday as he drove off in the family vehicle at 5 p.m. on May 6, 2016. No one has seen or heard from the Great Bend man since.

June 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

June Jaunt cancer screening well attended

While Jack Kilby Square filled with people on Saturday for June Jaunt activities, many stopped in at the Barton County Health Department across the street for a free cancer screening offered by the Great Bend Masonic Lodge #113.

June 06, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Oxford houses a success

Barb Esfeld is the Barton County appraiser, but she wore a different hat when she addressed the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

June 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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Hop on board FrogWatch USA

With spring just around the corner, the sixth season for Cheyenne Bottoms' FrogWatch Chapter is starting and volunteers are needed to help monitor area frogs ...

March 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend toddler wins Mini Miss Kansas

Saylor Heredia, 3 years old, the daughter of Great Bend residents Tonya Schaffer and Josh Heredia, was crowned Mini Miss Kansas this past weekend at ...

March 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission OKs county burn ban

Last Tuesday as 50 mile-per-hour winds whipped the region, Barton County Register of Deeds Pam Wornkey watched nervously as tongues of flame crackled and smoke ...

March 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Architect reviews needs at USD 428

with mug of Terry Wiggers

March 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Vehicle abandoned following GBPD pursuit

A motorist led a Sgt. Ryan DeYoung from the Great Bend Police Department on a pursuit at 3:22 a.m. Sunday. The sergeant reportedly ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Disturbance leads to arrest on aggravated battery charge

A Great Bend man was arrested Saturday evening following a disturbance at 2721 Forest Ave. At 5:40 p.m. a caller reported Nicholas Hixson ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Chemical spill reported Sunday night

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to a report of a chemical leak at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Patton ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Marshall meets with ethanol producers

LYONS – On Saturday, Congressman Marshall, M.D. met with ethanol producers and agriculture industry leaders at the Kansas Ethanol LLC facility to discuss the preservation ...

March 12, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Senior Food Box Sign-up Monday

Barton County residents who are interested in participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for Seniors are encouraged to attend a Walk-In sign up event ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

USD 431 receives $20,000 EPA grant

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington school district is one of 20 Kansas school districts to be awarded $640,000 from the Environmental to replace older diesel school ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Editor's note: Veronica Coons participated in the Cottonwood Extension District's Master Gardener training class, the subject of this report.

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

KDOT announces approved February bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Feb. 21 in Topeka. Some ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Last Session, the Government, Technology, and Security Committee was created to evaluate Cybersecurity making sure a system is in place to protect citizens and state ...

March 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


ALBERT - In 1986, the Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt was established as an economic development tool for El Dorado. Partnering with the National ...

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Salina crooner coming to Jazz Festival

The 24th Annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will feature vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina, as well as the Prairie Winds Show Band and the GBHS ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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