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Billboards do benefit communities

Over 6,000 motorists westbound on I-70 near Manhattan each day will see what Great Bend has to offer, thanks to a planned billboard at exit 307 east of Junction City.

January 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 4-6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office, 1305 Patton Rd. Bring two forms of identification. For more information, call 620-792-5324.

January 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Plans continue for GBPD remodeling

Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch and City Administrator Howard Partington have met several times in the last several weeks to discuss options for the Police Department's building needs. The conclusion – there are no easy answers.

January 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission hires new county counselor

Legal representation was on the minds of Barton County commissioners Tuesday morning as they approved contracting with Carey Hipp as the county councilor and were introduced to Näna Brammer who is a new assistant county attorney.

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas CASA at the Great Bend Public Library basement, 1409 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Dale Hogg with greeters Sonya Rein and Jake Deutsch. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lyons convicted on 2016 stabbing charge

A 29-year-old man involved in a stabbing that occurred in Great Bend last June was convicted of aggravated battery on Thursday, Jan. 12, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor reports.

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

Sure, this weekend's ice story was messy, treacherous and expensive, but it could have been much worse, Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips told the County Commission Tuesday morning.

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Weekend storm recap

The Golden Belt ground, or rather slid, to a halt this past weekend as what some called "icemageddon" coated the region with thick layer of frozen rain. Countless limbs crashed to the ground and thousands of residents were left without electricity.

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Court of Appeals upholds drug sentence

The Kansas Court of Appeals has upheld the 14-year sentence for Christopher Wilson, who was convicted by a Barton County jury in 2012 of aiding and abetting the manufacture of methamphetamine. In its opinion, the three-judge panel found that Wilson's arguments regarding the constitutionality of the 169-month sentence were not supported by the laws of either Kansas or any other jurisdiction in the United States.

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Survey seeks input on USD 428 facilities

Great Bend USD 428 officials are turning to the community for input on long-range facility needs.

January 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zinn to leave City Council

Mike Zinn tried to make it to the end of his current term on the Great Bend City Council that ends in November.

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City gets new clerk/finance officer

The City of Great Bend has a new city clerk/finance director. The City Council Monday night confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Shawna Schafer to that post.

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Emergency shelter opens in southwest Kansas

DODGE CITY - The Red Cross jointly opened a shelter with the Salvation Army at Dodge County Community College in Dodge City on Monday in response to power outages in southeast Kansas. The Victory Electric Cooperative Association based in Dodge City reported more than 5,000 homes were without power and it could take several days to fully repair the damage.

January 16, 2017 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Fundraiser for injured hunter planned

There will be a benefit fundraiser for Brandi Jecha starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Great Bend Elks Club, 1120 Kansas Ave. Jecha fell from a tree stand while hunting and fractured her neck.

January 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traveling exhibit, K is for Kansas, on display at Ellinwood library

ELLINWOOD - An exhibit that opened at the Ellinwood School and Public Library last week has been a draw for young and old alike. The "K is for Kansas" travelling exhibit opened earlier this month, courtesy of the Kauffman Museum, and will be on display until Feb. 11.

January 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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BCC marks 30 years with Midwest Energy

Midwest Energy Inc. made its first donation to the Barton Community College Foundation in support of the Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign 30 years ago. The ...

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC adds Scales Technician program

Barton Community College's newest program, Scales Technician classes, will launch on Jan. 8, 2018. The program is completed in one semester of vigorous training ...

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Barton Music Department to host free instrumental concert

Barton Community College's Prairie Winds Concert and Jazz Bands will present a winter-themed concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the ...

November 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sterling College stages ‘All My Sons’

STERLING – Students at Sterling College will take the stage in their production of "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller. It will be performed Friday through ...

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


School board hopes to expand JAG program

Great Bend High School student Cierra Wood is glad she didn't listen to friends who thought the new JAG class would be "boring" and ...

November 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees to discuss programs

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at noon Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Room A-113 of the Administration Building. This is the board ...

November 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fire alarm saves local resident

A house at 2111 21st Street in Great Bend was a total loss following a fire Monday morning, Fire Chief Luke McCormick said. But, thanks ...

November 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Keeley reappointed chief judge of 20th Judicial District

TOPEKA - Kansas Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced Monday the Supreme Court has reappointed Judge Mike Keeley to a two-year term as chief judge of ...

November 13, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Voter turnout a mixed bag

There were few surprises after the Barton County Commission met as the Board of Canvassers Monday morning to review the ballots from last Tuesday's ...

November 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Give the winners a chance

The election is over. The voters have spoken. There are new faces in local halls of power.

November 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hudson man injured in K-19 crash

A Hudson man was injured Friday morning when the car he was driving was sideswiped by a semi-truck on K-19 in Stafford County.

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


This week's calendar

SUNDAY Nov. 12

November 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veterans honored at Avenue of Flags

Despite the cold and misty weather, community members began to gather at Veterans Memorial Park in Great Bend Saturday morning for the annual Veteran's ...

November 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBRC Board to consider Kansas Basketball Federation agreement

An agreement with the Kansas Basketball Federation is on the agenda for the Great Bend Recreation Commission's Board of Directors meeting at 4 p ...

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to choose architect

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will make a final decision on which architectural firm the district will use when it meets on ...

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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