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Popping champagne corks can put out an eye

If you're popping open a bottle of bubbly for New Year's Eve, make sure no one is injured by a flying cork.

December 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Cigarette starts fire at Larned apartment

LARNED - Larned Fire Department extinguished a fire Wednesday at an apartment complex.

December 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend man stabbed, suspect arrested

A Great Bend man identified as Edward Johnson was apparently stabbed several times Wednesday afternoon by Joseph Miller after an altercation, Police Chief Cliff Couch said. The stabbing occurred around 3:15 p.m. in the area of 2507 11th St.

December 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pump prices up as production plummets

With crude oil production cuts by OPEC and other nations leading the way, average retail gasoline prices in Kansas and nationally have surged upwards in recent weeks. However, analysts say a likely decline in demand after New Years and fractures in the oil-producing alliance may force prices back down.

December 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission, council to meet Tuesday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Tuesday.

December 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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.

December 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Safe ride

The community New Year's Taxi service will be up and running but local law enforcement agencies will not be behind the wheel.

December 28, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


County Attorney office expansion nearly done

With most of the work completed, the Barton County Attorney's Office expansion on the courthouse's fourth floor is taking shape, the County Commission learned Monday morning.

December 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission renews community improvement agreement

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the renewal of the county's five-year Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization Plan interlocal agreement.

December 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County website creating a positive image

Noting the importance of a good online image and the positive improvements to the county's website of the past few years, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewed an agreement with the organization responsible for that presence.

December 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


High-speed chase ends in an arrest

A high-speed chase down 24th Street Tuesday morning ended in the arrest of a Great Bend man after he stopped his car, fled on foot and was apprehended in a vacant house at 2101 27th St., Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

December 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Two fires over holiday weekend

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to two fires on Saturday in Barton County.

December 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Treasurer’s Office closed on Dec. 30

The end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 are bring schedule changes for several Barton County offices, some of which will have a direct impact on county taxpayers.

December 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gains made, challenges remain

With Kansas falling in the middle of the pack, the nation's health is seeing concerning upticks in key health indicators that threaten to offset years of public health successes, according to the key findings in United Health Foundation's 27th America's Health Rankings Annual Report covering 2016.

December 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holiday hiring off usual pace

TOPEKA – Traditional seasonal hiring has taken place, but this has happened more slowly than predicted, the Kansas Department of Labor is reporting.

December 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Spray family plans donation to BCC

The Kip and Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center at Barton Community College is sure to bear that name until at least 2034, and another ...

September 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Algae resurfaces at Vets

Great Bend's Veterans Memorial Lake is again under a toxic blue-green algae warning, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Landmark Bancorp victim of $10M in hot checks

MANHATTAN - Manhattan-based Landmark Bancorp, holding company of Landmark National Bank in Great Bend, fell victim to $10.3 million in hot checks, the company disclosed ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Access to GBHS football games, admission fees change

Great Bend High School will play Wichita Northwest in football action at 7 p.m. Friday at GBHS's Memorial Stadium. Admission prices have changed ...

September 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police Chief Cliff explains resignation

Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch submitted his resignation Wednesday afternoon, a resignation that is effective Oct. 15. He announced the decision in a statement ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Cliff Couch resigns as police chief

Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch submitted Wednesday afternoon his resignation effective Oct. 15. The announcement came just a week after he was reinstated following ...

September 14, 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 ...

September 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood Council OKs Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

ELLINWOOD - A small quorum of three Ellinwood City Council members met Monday night in regular session, and took action on a number of business items ...

September 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood man killed in Crash

ELLINWOOD - An Ellinwood man died Tuesday after the bicycle he was riding was hit by a pickup around 11 a.m. in the 500 block ...

September 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Surge in raccoons with distemper seen

Local veterinarians and the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University are joining forces to warn the public to be on the lookout for raccoons ...

September 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Central Plains Middle Schoolers attend State Fair Spelling Bee

BUSHTON - The 17th Annual Kansas State Fair Spelling Bee was held at the Encampment Building on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Students participating from Central Plains ...

September 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Hoisington City Council approves next steps in CDBG application

HOISINGTON -- Mayor Clayton Williamson opened Monday night's Hoisington City Council meeting with a hearing about the proposed CDBG Wastewater Application, which could pay for ...

September 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 428 ready to extend Title I status

Great Bend USD 428's five elementary schools are part of Title 1 - a program that provides federal financial assistance to schools with high percentages ...

September 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'The Lemonade War'

The lemonade stand set up at Monday's school board meeting was a reminder that soon children throughout Great Bend soon will be reading "The ...

September 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ElderCare offers emergency boxes to homebound clients

Local non-profit entities and private businesses have teamed up to provide emergency food and water to some homebound people in the event of a disaster.

September 12, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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