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Architect agreement moves forward

Great Bend USD 428 will spend nearly $65,000 to repair the track around Memorial Stadium and to add new life to the artificial turf on the high school football field. When the Board of Education met Monday, Superintendent Khris Thexton said bid packets were sent to six contractors last month but only United Sports Systems in Wichita responded.

December 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Monday's USD 428 Board of Education meeting

Monday's meeting at a glance

December 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fatal crash in Rush Co.

A Hays man died in a one-vehicle crash discovered early Sunday in Rush County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports. Darin Alan Stiles, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene. The exact time of the crash was unknown.

December 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


F.O.P. SHOPPING SPREE

Everyone looks forward to a day off, especially on an unseasonably warm Saturday in December. While many were home, watching football, catching up on outdoor projects, or simply taking a nap, nine off-duty law enforcement officers from all over Barton County did their best to make sure a few dozen Great Bend kids had a memorable holiday season.

December 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 the Kansas Parole Office occupancy in the Barton County Office Building, Health Department Advisory Committee appointments and real property relief application for the tax year 2017 as a result of the May 16 tornado.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff enters ‘not guilty’ plea to misdemeanor

Friday's court appearance for Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir was canceled after his attorney entered a plea of not guilty to the misdemeanor charge of mistreatment of a confined person.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Track repair, PAC fans on school board agenda

Details for bids on the Great Bend High School track repair will be presented to the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The board will also be asked to approve air circulation fans for the GBHS Panther Athletic Center.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rec commission phones on board agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's Board of Directors will consider a "phone system request for proposal" when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other action items on the agenda include adult and youth soccer rules and an executive session for an administrative evaluation.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Circles of Central Kansas fights poverty

Circles of Central Kansas hosted its first community event, "Poverty Paradigm Experience," on Thursday at the Heartland Community Church in Great Bend. The program was designed to help raise the understanding of what obstacles people who are experiencing poverty in Barton County face every day.

December 08, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Bailey picked as acting GBPD chief

Great Bend Police Department Lt. David Bailey has been named interim Chief for the GBPD, effective Monday, Mayor Mike Allison and Interim City Administrator George Kolb announced Friday afternoon. The City Council's official confirmation of the appointment will take place at its Dec. 18 meeting.

December 08, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Orientation for new elected city officials set

Great Bend City Clerk Shawna Schafer and Interim City Administrator George Kolb announced Friday an orientation meeting for newly elected city officials, including mayor and city council members. It will be held at 4 p.m. Monday the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1209 Williams St.

December 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Vespers Concert is Sunday

The A Cappella Choir will be 65 voices strong when students take the stage Sunday at the Great Bend High School Auditorium. But the choir's traditional Vespers Concert represents thousands of voices lifted in praise over the course of eight decades.

December 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Time to shop

December 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Preventing theft

One of the most common crimes of the holiday season - and one that is often preventable - is theft from vehicles, according to local law enforcement officials.

December 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Senior party is Dec. 14

The Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will hold its Christmas Dinner and Open House at noon Thursday, Dec. 14.

December 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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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 ...

January 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Historical society taking reservations for Annual Meeting

Barton County Historical Society will have its Annual Meeting on Monday, Jan. 22, at the museum. There will be a catered dinner for $13.50 ...

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Showing the love for GB

A retail promotion is allowing shoppers to show the love to Great Bend merchants. The first-ever I Heart GB Valentine Giveaway opened last Saturday.

January 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TRAIL TRAFFIC

For over 2,000 folks from around the area and across the country, the holiday trail led to Great Bend.

January 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


High explosives found during search warrant

Barton County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 1520 Hubbard St. at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday where they located stolen firearms ...

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington Chamber Annual Awards announced at banquet

HOISINGTON - On Saturday, Jan. 13, the 61st Annual Banquet and Awards Program was held at the Knights of Columbus in Hoisington.

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Waterline inspection contract renewed

Citing satisfaction with the services provided by the city's on-call engineering firm, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved an extension of the ...

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City eyeing safe zone for online buyers

Thousands of area residents buy, sell and trade items via internet sites, and a Great Bend woman believes having a designated spot for these transactions ...

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Semi and car collide in Ellsworth County

The driver of a Freightliner semi-truck reportedly ran a stop sign and struck a car Tuesday morning in Ellsworth County, injuring the other motorist.

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Icy roads sent vehicles sliding

With snow blowing across the highways early Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office and Great Bend Police Department responded to several non-injury crashes and ...

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect arrested on kidnapping charge

ELLINWOOD - A kidnapping and aggravated battery was reported to law enforcement Friday afternoon at 400 Clifton Dr. in Ellinwood. The Barton County Sheriff's Office ...

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City, landowner settle bridge issue

There was a bit of good news when the Great Bend City Council Monday night heard an update on the beleaguered Park Street bridge over ...

January 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Claflin council welcomes new members

CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8 in the city building. City ...

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBPL’s Santy hard at work

BY VERONICA COONS

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


It’s cold out there

A dusting of snow clung to the road west of Great Bend Monday morning as January weather returned to the area for a few days ...

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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