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St. John man injured in rollover

A St. John man was flown to Wichita via air ambulance on Monday after the semi-trailer he was driving crashed in Stafford County.

July 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honoring dedication, attitude

BY DALE HOGG

July 24, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


Council votes to suspend Chief Couch

The Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay effective immediately "with potential for termination." The decision split the council and was approved on a five-three vote following a 45-minute executive session.

July 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC trustees prepare to publish budget

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is expected to approve a proposed budget for publication when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building on campus. This action will also set the public budget hearing for 4 p.m. on Aug. 8 at the same location.

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Garage lost in fire

A controlled burn that got out of control Saturday afternoon destroyed a garage in rural Claflin. The fire at 921 NE 140 Ave. was reported at 1:33 p.m.

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Burglaries reported in neighborhood

Several Great Bend residents in a one-block area awoke last Friday to find someone had entered their property overnight.

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two arrested on aggravated battery charges

Two people were arrested on aggravated battery charges after Great Bend Police Department officers were dispatched to 2919 Gano St. at 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Library law change has CKLS turning to commissioners

Thanks to the recent passage of HB 2102, which went into effect July 1, the governor will no longer be called on to appoint members to the state's seven library systems boards. That job will now fall to county commissioners around the state.

July 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOT SHOTS: 4-H at shooting nationals

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Three Barton County teenagers were among the 712 4-H members, representing 34 states, at the 2017 National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships held June 25-30 in Grand Island, Nebraska. All three placed and helped take the Kansas squad to a second-place finish.

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Historical weaver teaches tradition

During a weaving demonstration Friday at the Great Bend Public Library, Terry Asper described some of the looms used throughout history.

July 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO to offer concealed carry class

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, Aug. 5. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry permit through the State of Kansas. Even though a permit is not required to carry concealed within the state, citizens are strongly encouraged to take the class, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Legion Auxiliary plans Hawaiian Luau

The American Legion Auxiliary in Great Bend will hold its seventh annual Hawaiian Luau fundraiser on Saturday, July 29, at Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., for members of the Legion and Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and guests. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the menu will feature Aaron Delgado's barbecued ribs and chicken. Ham, scalloped potatoes and other sides and desserts will be furnished by Unit 180 American Legion Auxiliary members.

July 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New attraction at Sunflower Diversified's pancake dinner

A new addition to the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake feed will result in prizes for several lucky raffle winners, said Connie Oetken, the non-profit agency's director of development.

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Council to hold special meeting Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda calls for an executive session to discuss "employment issues common to two individual employees pursuant to non-elected personnel matter exception." To be present with the council are Ed Keeley of Wichita, special counsel for the city, and City Attorney Robert Suelter.

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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 a Comanche Township board resignation and appointment, recognition of 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services Department employees Ryan Lichter and the 2017 asphalt overlay project.

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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County Memorial Day closings announced

Barton County business offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


The Great Minigrant Reveal

The Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation recently awarded $15,633.49 in minigrants to educators in local schools. The Foundation awarded 27 minigrants ranging ...

May 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton GED Orientation Classes begin May 21

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon begin its nine-week GED Preparation Class. Students must attend all orientation classes May 21-24, and ...

May 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School sidewalks on summer project list

Sidewalks outside every school in Great Bend USD 428 will be replaced this summer, Superintendent Khris Thexton said.

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned High School graduation photos

Fort Larned USD 495 celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2018 on Saturday, May 19.

May 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hats off to Class of 2018

updated on May 22, 2018

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin City Council to discuss funding for new building for fire department

CLAFLIN - Mayor Mike Urban and members of the city council will meet on Wednesday, May 23, to further discuss the topic of an additional structure ...

May 20, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

May 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


One more stone down

Enough lines have been purchased and the long-anticipated third stone for the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial is a go, said Diana Watson, assistant to the ...

May 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Confiscated phone leads to arrest

A Great Bend man whose phone was confiscated by police after an incident in February has been charged with using a hidden device to view ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Two reappointed to Judges Assistance Committee

TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court reappointed District Judge Ben Burgess and Municipal Judge Amie Bauer to four-year terms on the Judges Assistance Committee.

May 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Corps volunteers recognized for service

Four Barton County volunteers were honored for their service with the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent programs at the monthly in-service meeting held on May ...

May 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fundraiser Saturday for Humane Society

See you at the Paw-ty!

May 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Click it Or ticket campaign set across state

Kansas ranks toward the bottom one-third in seat belt usage among all 50 states. State and local law enforcement are working to improve this ranking ...

May 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Vendors, talent sought for Juneteenth celebration

Members of the community are invited to join Myers Chapel in the celebration of Juneteenth, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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