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Drug arrests made during traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in the early hours of Wednesday produced guns, cash, drugs and drug paraphernalia and two arrests were made.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Some reappraisal efforts done, some still ongoing

Barton County Appraisers Office personnel are done with part of their reappraisal efforts for 2016, but more remains to be done, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said.

August 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Highway Patrol works rollover accident

LYONS - A 2002 Ford Explorer carrying six men from Great Bend overturned Tuesday on U.S. 56, half a mile east of Lyons, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports. The accident occurred at 2:55 p.m. as the westbound vehicle driven by Merced Olivas-Portillo, 59, dropped off the edge of the roadway onto the shoulder. The driver over-corrected and the Explorer slid sideways onto a paved driveway, overturned one time and came to rest on its top facing south.

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rolling Sculpture car show announced

Barton County Historical Society will host a car show on Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The car show is free and everyone is invited to attend.

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pool open to dogs Saturday

The Wetlands Waterpark in Great Bend is closed for the summer, but it will be open Saturday morning for the Pooch Plunge. This annual event is a time for dogs and their humans to enjoy in the pool, located at 2303 Main. It will run from 8 a.m. to noon and the cost is $5 per dog.

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Supt. lists USD 428 accomplishments

Great Bend USD 428 will implement a mock election with all district students this fall to coincide with the national presidential election.

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ROAD WORK AHEAD

Just as asphalt overlay work is being completed in the Galatia area, the Barton County Road and Bridge Department has plans to keep up its campaign to tackle over 100 miles of county blacktops this year, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips said.

August 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Culligan Water, 1706 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Aaron Andrews and Brandon Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area Public Information Night

The annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area Public Information Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug, 23, at the Kansas Wetland Education Center northeast of Great Bend on Kansas Highway 156, in the southeastern portion of the wildlife area. Information presented includes current and expected conditions at Cheyenne Bottoms for the waterfowl season, waterfowl season dates, expectations for the fall waterfowl migration and expected upland game bird populations for the central part of Kansas.

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Officials urge safety for back to school

Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes, and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues.

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff’s Office not part of investigation

Misunderstood information from the Barton County Commission meeting on Monday morning gave the wrong impression that there was an investigation at the Barton County Sheriff's Office which in fact there was not, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


More Back to School Bash photos

Teachers and staff reported for duty and a Back to School Bash Monday morning in Great Bend.

August 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City moves towards water system improvements

The Great Bend City Council Monday night took the next step towards issuing bonds to fund about $6 million in water line and water well improvements.

August 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


District holds tax rate level; fills vacancies

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education on Monday approved a budget that holds the mill levy to virtually the same rate as the past two years, Assistant Superintendent Khris Thexton said. The estimated tax rate for the general fund, supplemental fund, capital outlay and debt service will be 45.834 mills, compared to 45.866 mills in 2015-2016 and 45.280 mills in 2014-2015.

August 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City’s mill levy inches down

Following a quiet public budget hearing Monday night, the Great Bend City Council approved the city's 2017 budget as it was published.

August 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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More information for tornado victims offered

Barton County residents are moving forward in an effort to clean up and rebuild following the tornado of May 16. A tabulation of storm damage ...

May 25, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Making a Splash

It was nothing but fun and splashing on Thursday in Ellinwood during the ribbon cutting ceremony that took place and officially opened the new splash ...

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Being ready

Chief Cliff Couch along with officers of the Great Bend Police Department participated in active shooter training, Thursday at Great Bend High School.

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | 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 ...

May 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A new mission

SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE

May 24, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Number of county tax sale properties dwindling

The Count Treasurer's Office is receiving payments for properties included in this year's tax sale and there are currently 66 properties, said County ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Juvenile Justice budget remains unchanged

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services 2018 fiscal year budget. The $635,847.82 budget includes $33,157 ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gas prices stay steady

The average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.13 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's ...

May 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police letters blame pay for understaffing

Letters to Great Bend City Council members and/or city officials from the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter express concern over staffing shortages within ...

May 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Remember vets with poppies

Members of the Great Bend American Legion Unit 180 and Auxiliary invite the public to honor our nation's fallen warriors and contribute to the ...

May 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC names 3 VPs

Barton Community College now had three vice presidents instead of one, following an administrative structural change that was approved Tuesday by the college's board ...

May 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington MIH lots (finally) going fast

HOISINGTON -- Monday night, board members of the Hoisington Land Bank met to consider three new applicants for lots in the McKenna Meadows subdivision. After advertising ...

May 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington painting program yielding positive results

HOISINGTON -- Dolores Kipper, the city's code enforcement officer, Monday night provided an update to the city council on her efforts to encourage property owners ...

May 22, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


YOU CAN SEE FOR MILES

The sparkling new hilltop scenic overlook tower looms over the griddle-flat Cheyenne Bottoms below. Stretching out into the horizon Monday were the refuge's shimmering ...

May 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tornado recovery, cleanup underway

It's been a week since an EF3 tornado roared through western Barton County, destroying several homes and causing over $600,000 in damages. At ...

May 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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