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Baker prepares for jury trial

A pretrial conference was held last week for William Howard Baker, 60, who is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal accident in 2014.

February 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

City hoping for bowling convention/tourney in 2017

City of Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes announced that with efforts made by the Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as the Great Bend Knights of Columbus, Great Bend is currently in a close race to being voted as the location for the 2017 Knights of Columbus Bowling Tournament.

February 29, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News

April 5 election candidates announced

The list of candidates who filed for the city council and other positions in the April 5 general election has been announced by Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman said. The filing deadline was in January.

February 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission OKs permit allowing for cemetery expansion

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved special use permit allowing Holy Family Catholic Church in Odin to expand its cemetery.

February 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBRC to host ‘Connect Program’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Connect Program" on Wednesday, March 2, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th. The CONNECT Program provides local opportunities to screen young children 0 – 6 years to promote emotionally healthy individuals.

February 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

​National American Legion Auxiliary president coming to Great Bend

American Legion Unit 180 of Great Bend will host the National President, Sharon Conatser of Champaign, Ill., at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the local post home at 1011 Kansas Ave. Lunch will be served at a cost of $8.

February 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Barton County GOP chair says caucus matters

The Republican Caucus will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at various locations in Kansas. It is by secret ballot and any registered Republican can vote.

February 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

A “Taste of Wild Kansas”

Come "taste" the outdoors with outdoors writer/photographer Michael Pearce who will present "Savoring the Kansas Outdoors, One Bite at a Time" at 2:30 p.m. on March 13, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

February 28, 2016 | | Local News

Grant writing workshop coming to Great Bend

Golden Belt Community Foundation will be hosting a one-day grant writing workshop from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on March 30, at the Front Door Community Center on 1610 10th Street in Great Bend. This workshop is available to area non-profit organizations who wish to learn more about the skills needed to successfully submit and obtain grants.

February 28, 2016 | | Local News

Farm Safety Day

The Barton County Farm Bureau Association will be holding its 16th Farm Safety Awareness Day Wednesday, March 2, at Barton Community College in the Case IH Technical training building. The day will begin with registration at 8:15 a.m. followed by a welcome from Barton County Farm Bureau President, Brad Birzer.

February 28, 2016 | | Local News

Vietnam Scholarships

Vietnam Veterans of America Hays Chapter 939 announces that they will again be awarding four, $500 scholarships for college or trade school. Students who reside in one of the following counties are eligible: Barton, Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Finny, Graham, Gove, Hodgeman, Lane, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Rush, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, and Wallace.

February 28, 2016 | | Local News

BCC campus safety enhanced by mobile app

As part of Barton Community College's ongoing commitment to campus safety, the college's Campus Safety Office has announced the launch of Rave Guardian, a free mobile app that turns any smartphone into a personal safety device. By downloading this free safety app, students and faculty can enhance their personal safety both on and off campus.

February 27, 2016 | | Local News

The Addams Family

Barton Community College's music department will present "The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

February 27, 2016 | By Joe Vinduska Barton Community College | Local News

Barton Foundation to raise money for scholarships and academic enrichment

The Barton Community College Foundation will kick off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign titled "Education Changes Everything" on March 1. Judy and Earl Fox will serve as honorary cochairs for the month-long fundraising drive.

February 27, 2016 | | Local News

​Tribune asks KS Supreme Court to change gag order

The Great Bend Tribune has filed a petition in the Supreme Court of Kansas seeking to reverse a gag order issued by 20th Judicial District Judge Ron Svaty in a first-degree murder case.

February 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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BCC may extend naming rights on training center

The Barton Community College trustees will be asked to approve a scales certification program and extend the naming rights on a building during the next ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Scouting for food

On Oct. 29, our community will participate in Scouting for Food. Our local food banks continue to serve many families, and the need is great ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pre-election campaign reports

On Oct. 31, treasurers for candidates running for state office, county office, political action conmlittees (PACs) and party committees will file their pre-general election campaign ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Larned Police report

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October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission backs Sunflower’s transportation grant request

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a letter supporting Sunflower Diversified Services' application for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant applications. The funds would ...

October 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Deer-vehicle collision sends two to Clara Barton Hospital

Two people were taken to Clara Barton Hospital Saturday evening after a deer hit by a car was thrown into the windshield of an oncoming ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Motorcyclist injured on I-70

SALINE COUNTY - An Ellsworth man was injured Sunday when the motorcycle he was driving went off Interstate 70 at the Interstate 135 ramp. Kansas Highway ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend man jailed after Sunday morning shooting

Two men were shot and one Great Bend man remains in jail following an argument that turned violent early Sunday morning, Great Bend Police Chief ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Evening Lions provided vision screenings

The Great Bend Evening Lions Club provided free vision screening last Saturday and and Sunday during Family Fun Day at the Great Bend Brit SpaughZoo.

October 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Wood Carvers will be at Sutherlands on Saturday

The Golden Belt Wood Carvers will be at Sutherlands, 5520 10th St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29. Members will ...

October 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC to host blood drive

Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 in the Technical Building ...

October 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Dogs kisses go for $1 a Pooch Smooch

The dog days of summer made a brief comeback of sorts this past Saturday; the temperature was an unseasonably warm 82 degrees, and the parking ...

October 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Four-year-old Sophia Nelson grinned and hugged her favorite public television celebrity, Curious George, as a family member snapped a photo.

October 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Training offered for volunteers needed to help with hurricane relief

The American Red Cross is responding to Hurricane Matthew in five southeastern states and more than 3,000 Red Cross disaster workers have supported the ...

October 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission to hold executive session Monday morning

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

October 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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