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Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee meeting in Stafford

The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin as well as the state.

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


CPHS Winter Royalty Court

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


January Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage License

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS plans parent/teacher conferences

The staff of Great Bend Middle School will hold Parent/teacher conferences from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, and Tuesday, Feb. 21, and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Call the office at 620-793-1510 to schedule a conference time.

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


2017 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest winners listed

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center announced the winners of the 2017 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest. Nearly 400 second graders completed a coloring sheet featuring Red-Eared Sliders, one of several turtle species commonly found at Cheyenne Bottoms.

February 03, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


High court upholds Gleason death sentence

TOPEKA - A divided Kansas Supreme Court Friday upheld by a vote of 4-3 the death sentence of Sidney J. Gleason in a capital murder case involving a 2004 double homicide in Barton County.

February 03, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Former coach Kaiser formally charged

A criminal complaint charging former Great Bend High School track coach Todd Eric Kaiser with one count of sexual exploitation of a child was filed Thursday, Feb. 2, in Barton County District Court. The defendant was arrested June 6, 2016, and posted a $50,000 surety bond, which remains in effect.

February 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Tribune attends KPA day at Capitol

TOPEKA - The Kansas Press Association Day at the Legislature fell on Thursday. Organized by KPA leadership, it provides newspaper editors and publishers an opportunity to travel to Topeka, network with, and meet en masse with legislators. Thursday, Great Bend Tribune Publisher Mary Hoisington and Managing Editor Dale Hogg were among the 50 members in attendance.

February 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


LOVE TO SHARE

When Jadisyn Andrasek, 8, overheard her grandmother talking to a friend about the Box of Love promotion sponsored by the United Way of Central Kansas, she wanted to help. She thought for a moment, and decided she could share a nice Valentine note to be put in each of the packages. Using the pages from the friend's heart-shaped notepad, Jadisyn went to work on the project, and wrote 80 Valentine's greetings. She also attached a sweet treat to each one. Her sister, Jaizley, 7, wanted to help too, so Grandma bought her a package of Valentines also, which ...

February 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KDOT announces approved January bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Jan. 18 in Topeka. Some of the bids may include multiple projects that have been bundled based on proximity and type of work.

February 02, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


FROM THE DOME TO HOME

RUSSELL - Kansas celebrated its 156th birthday on Sunday, Jan. 29. The Kansas House of Representatives celebrated Kansas Day this past Monday on Jan. 30 and recognized Robert Bergen, artist and creator of the 22 foot bronze Kansa warrior statue on top of the statehouse dome and the filming crew for the documentary film, "Home on the Range." In addition to the activities on the House floor, there were opportunities to view the "Home on the Range" at the Capitol. Kansas entered the Union as the 34th state on Jan. 29, 1861.

February 02, 2017 | BY TROY L. WAYMASTER, STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 109TH KANSAS HOUSE | Local News


Kaiser charged in Barton County

On Thursday, Feb. 2, a complaint was filed with Barton County District Court charging Todd Eric Kaiser with one count of sexual exploitation of a child. The defendant was previously arrested and posted a $50,000 surety bond, which remains in effect. A first appearance is expected to be scheduled on March 6.

February 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Promise seen in new juvenile justice approach

February marks the first year of the implementation for a new approach to juvenile justice in Southeast Kansas, and state and local officials say it will now be expanded to address juvenile offenders statewide.

February 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two from Great Bend charged in Larned robbery

LARNED - Justin Miler, 25 of Great Bend, appeared in custody Wednesday morning before Pawnee County Magistrate Judge Julie Cowell. Judge Cowell advised the defendant he is charged with aggravated robbery, a severity level 3 person felony.

February 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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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


SRCA dragstrip sees more spectators

Hank Denning and the other volunteer members of the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association often ask themselves if what they do at the famed Great ...

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Star of Bethlehem’ coming to BCC Planetarium

The Barton Planetarium will host three showings of the annual holiday show "Star of Bethlehem" at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 ...

December 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two hired at BCC trustees meeting

Barton Community College trustees met briefly on Tuesday, their final scheduled board meeting of 2017.

December 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo news: Cool gator ready for winter

Alvin the alligator did not want to be caught recently when workers at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo attempted to move him to warmer ...

December 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Holiday giving

Farmers Bank and Trust of Great Bend held its annual Charity Coffee on Wednesday and donated $6,500 to local organizations to use to help ...

December 06, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


2018 appraisal process underway

The Barton County Appraiser's Office has started its final review process, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. This is a process where appraisals for the ...

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Additional work to Radium Bridge OKed

In June, the Barton County Commission approved L&M Contractors of Great Bend performing long-needed repairs to a bridge over the Arkansas River southwest of ...

December 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned City Council nixes dog park at Prairie Vista

LARNED - When the Larned City Council met Monday night, hopes of residents at the city's Prairie Vista Duplexes were dashed when a split council ...

December 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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