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City gets new clerk/finance officer

The City of Great Bend has a new city clerk/finance director. The City Council Monday night confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Shawna Schafer to that post.

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Emergency shelter opens in southwest Kansas

DODGE CITY - The Red Cross jointly opened a shelter with the Salvation Army at Dodge County Community College in Dodge City on Monday in response to power outages in southeast Kansas. The Victory Electric Cooperative Association based in Dodge City reported more than 5,000 homes were without power and it could take several days to fully repair the damage.

January 16, 2017 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Fundraiser for injured hunter planned

There will be a benefit fundraiser for Brandi Jecha starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Great Bend Elks Club, 1120 Kansas Ave. Jecha fell from a tree stand while hunting and fractured her neck.

January 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traveling exhibit, K is for Kansas, on display at Ellinwood library

ELLINWOOD - An exhibit that opened at the Ellinwood School and Public Library last week has been a draw for young and old alike. The "K is for Kansas" travelling exhibit opened earlier this month, courtesy of the Kauffman Museum, and will be on display until Feb. 11.

January 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School fundraisers approved by BOE

Parents and others who support school fundraisers will have plenty of opportunities next year to buy everything from trash bags to cookie dough.

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More cancellations announced as storm looms

When the National Weather Service office at Wichita issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Watch for most of central Kansas last Thursday, Barton County residents prepared for the worst. The Barton County Sheriff's Office urged caution and reported that the Road and Bridge Department was prepared for a major storm with up to 1 inch accumulation of ice Friday through Sunday.

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The dream still lingers

We have seen much racial strife in America of late. Shootings and rioting have shaped our current view of race relations.

January 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


LIEAP application period opens Tuesday, Jan. 17

During the cold winter months, heating a home can be a financial strain. In order to ensure Kansans keep warm this winter, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) will begin accepting applications for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Council to meet Monday night, County Commission to meet Tuesday morning

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

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS performance choirs entertain

Audiences were entertained by the GBMS 8th Grade performance choir, consisting of students from the 8-1, 8-2 and 8-3 cores, Monday, Jan. 9, at the Great Bend High School auditorium.

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Semis collide in Stafford County

Two semitrailers collided at 9:18 p.m. Thursday in Stafford County on U.S. 50 at SW 30th Ave., about 4 miles west of U.S. 281.

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police seize meth, marijuana ‘vape’ vials

Traffic stops led to more than one drug bust this past week in Great Bend, Police Chief Cliff Couch said. Two suspects were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and methamphetamine, while another person had "vape" vials containing suspected marijuana oil.

January 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More events canceled

Several area events have been canceled or postponed due to the expected ice storm.

January 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Local drivers license office to close for remodeling

The Barton County Driver License Office in Great Bend will be closed for renovations starting Friday, Jan. 27. The tentative re-open date is Friday, Feb. 10. Those needing service can go to another office, but local officials encourage that one call ahead before traveling there so they have all the documents they need.

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Marshall casts congressional votes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the 115th Congress getting underway, here's a look at how area members of Congress, including Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan. and Republican senators Jerry Moran an Pat Roberts voted between last Friday and this Thursday.

January 13, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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Tribune brings Army Jazz Band to town

The 312th Army Jazz Band from Lawrence is coming to the Crest Theater to perform at the 23rd annual Great Bend Jazz Festival. This free ...

February 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teresa, Mike Malone to chair academic drive

The Barton Community College Foundation will kick off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign on March 1. Teresa and Dr. Mike Malone of Great Bend ...

February 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Program offers help with college, career planning

Before heading out on job interviews or seeking financial aid for education beyond high school, students at Barton County Academy – and anyone else who cares ...

February 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


UWCK reaches goal

United Way of Central Kansas has reached its goal of $275,000 for 2017, UWCK Executive Director Julie Smith said.

February 16, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


TAKING THEIR TEMPERATURE

HOISINGTON – From the heavy-duty bunker gear worn to a fire call to the ever-rising price of equipment, the business of fighting fires has evolved dramatically ...

February 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington PD gets approval for new vehicle

BY RAY STRUNK

February 16, 2017 | RAY STRUNK | Local News


PTRC open house Thursday

Great Bend USD 428's Parent Teacher Resource Center (PTRC) will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb ...

February 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin Mayor ‘thumbs down’ on storage request

CLAFLIN - Shane Suchy returned to the Claflin City Council Monday night in anticipation of its findings on his December proposal to bring five storage units ...

February 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Elsasser sentenced on drug charges

On Friday, Feb. 10, Codey Deon Elsasser appeared in Barton County District Court for sentencing following his earlier convictions for distribution or possession with the ...

February 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Love is in the air

The Madrigal Pops Singers from Great Bend High School deliver a singing Valentine, Tuesday at The Buckle. Choir Director Susan Stambaugh said the show choir ...

February 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Judge's decision to help illegal immigrant reversed

The Kansas Court of Appeals has reversed Barton County District Judge Ron Svaty's decision to set aside the identity theft conviction of a woman ...

February 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC revenue down, but oil values rise

Barton Community College's revenue in January 2017 was down about $6 million from the same time last year, although most of that was due ...

February 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Scenic overlook to take shape soon

Construction of the long-awaited Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook tower east of Hoisington should within a few weeks, County Engineer Barry McManaman.

February 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Judge’s decision reversed in identity case

The Kansas Court of Appeals has reversed a district court judge's decision to set aside the identity theft conviction of a Barton County resident ...

February 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teen injured in one-car accident

A Hoisington motorist was injured Monday afternoon when the car he was driving left a Barton County road and struck a culvert.

February 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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