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Robbery suspect sought

Last Wednesday, officers from the Great Bend Police Department were summoned to the Wal Mart parking lot in reference to a woman who had allegedly been robbed of an item she was carrying. As officers continue to investigate this case, the vehicle and person pictured here have been identified as of interest to the investigation. Anyone who knows who this person might be (or recognizes the vehicle) is asked to contact Detective Heather McLemore at 620-793-4120. An anonymous tip can also be left on the Crimestoppers Hotline at 620-792-1300.

February 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to mark Presidents Day

Barton County office buildings will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the Health Department will also be closed, and the Landfill will close at 11 a.m. Emergency services will be in normal operation.

February 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Perks Coffee Shoppe, 1216 Main St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Gaila Nielsen with greeters Jake Deutsch and Lexie Schneider. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A big thank you

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


Health Department to offer health screenings

Starting today, the Barton County Health Department will begin offering lower prices on a wide assortment of laboratory services, Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

February 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Annual Jobfest continues to grow

Noting the importance of promoting job growth in Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning voted to support the annual JobFest with a $500 sponsorship.

February 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


SHATTERED PEACE

At the end of a stressful work week, many look forward to the restorative aspects of yoga practice. But Friday morning, that prospect of peace was shattered for Morgan Stevens and many of her students.

February 12, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Full house at legislative coffee

It's not unusual for only a couple state legislators to fit a local legislative coffee into their schedules during the regular session. That's what made Saturday's coffee hosted by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce an unexpected treat. All four of Barton County's elected state representatives made time to come and answer questions and share their early insights about the 2017 legislative session.

February 12, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Full house at Great Bend legislative coffee

It's not unusual for only a couple state legislators to fit a local legislative coffee into their schedules during the regular session. That's what made Saturday's coffee hosted by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce an unexpected treat. All four of Barton County's elected state representatives made time to come and answer questions and share their early insights about the 2017 legislative session.

February 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Monday last day to buy GBHS Hall of fame tickets

With less than one week to go before the big day, tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon honoring 2016 inductees can still be purchased, school officials said.

February 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs visit

The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office (KCVAO) Mobile Operations will be located at the Great Bend Walmart parking lot on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday to provide information and free assistance to veterans and family members. Veteran services representatives will help navigate the many resources and benefits available. Such benefits might include service connected disability compensation, improved pension with aid and attendance, death pensions, VA health care options, education benefits, vocational rehabilitation and much more. Contact us at (785)220-8900 for any further questions.

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FHSU Golden Belt Alumni Chapter After Hours

Fort Hays State University Golden Belt Alumni Chapter will host an After Hours event from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 23, at Playa Azul Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, 4923 10th Street in Great Bend. FHSU Head Football Coach Chris Brown will be in attendance to provide an update on the football team, their past season successes and future goals.

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Theatre Department to present Drama Therapy Workshop

Barton Community College's theatre department will host a Drama Workshop seminar with speaker LaVonne Canfield from 1-3 p.m. on Feb. 18, in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Canfield will start her workshop with a brief history and background of Drama Therapy within the Creative Arts Therapy framework. Her session will go on to cover experiential learning activities, examples of Drama Therapy work with the incarcerated, how drama therapy fits into a variety of settings and pathways to becoming an RDT. She will close with an activity on the importance of self-care in the professions which involve helping others.

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Shafer Art Gallery to host opening reception for CUNA Mutual RS Art & Science Encounter, “The Geomet

The Shafer Art Gallery will host an opening reception for the CUNA Mutual RS Art & Science Encounter, "The Geometry of Beauty" by Bradford Hanson-Smith from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday, in the Shafer Gallery. A CUNA Mutual RS Art & Science Encounters Family Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, in the Shafer Gallery. Families are invited to learn how to make art with folding techniques by Hanson-Smith at this free family event.

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS 2017 Homecoming Court

February 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Angel Tree benefits Sunflower Diversified adult clients

A Community Adult Angel Tree decorated with ornaments representing adult clients at Sunflower Diversified Services is now located in the east lobby at Great Bend ...

December 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | 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 ...

December 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Two injured when car hits deer

STAFFORD COUNTY - Kansas Highway Patrol reports two people from Hutchinson were taken to a Stafford County hospital on Wednesday morning after a vehicle struck a ...

December 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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