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January is ‘Kansas Radon Action Month’

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have proclaimed January "Kansas Radon Action Month" to help educate Kansans about the dangers of radon exposure and encourage actions to identify and address radon problems in the home.

January 21, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Blood donations urgently needed

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative.

January 21, 2016 | | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

January 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Three car accident east of Great Bend

Icy road conditions are believed to have caused a three-car crash reported at 2:26 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 56 east of Great Bend near the Fort Zarah park.

January 20, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

College receiving $4.9 million tax distribution

Barton Community College waited weeks for its October tax distribution from the Barton County Treasurer's Office, but by the first of the year the payments were caught up. Dean of Administration Mark Dean said the Oct. 31 and Dec. 18 distributions were combined as one payment of $956,603.

January 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Winter weather advisory issued for Barton County

WICHITA - Barton County is included in a winter weather advisory by the National Weather Service in Wichita for central Kansas until 6 p.m. Thursday.

January 20, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News

U.S. Supreme Court sides with Kansas in Carr, Gleason cases

TOPEKA – The U.S. Supreme Court today sided with Kansas and ruled that the death sentences imposed on two capital murder defendants in Wichita and one in Great Bend did not violate the U. S. Constitution, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday.

January 20, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Changes coming to the CVB

The newly restructured Great Bend Convention and Visitors' Bureau board will hold its first meeting at noon Friday in the Great Bend Events Center, it was announced at the City Council meeting Monday night.

January 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

City hopes to end ‘shortcut’

Most Great Bend motorists may not have been aware of it, but there has been a shortcut connecting Walmart on Grant Street and Dillons on McKinley Street.

January 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Seaport ceases air service to Great Bend

The call from Seaport Airlines came Friday. Great Bend city officials were told the Portland, Ore.-based carrier would cease service to Great Bend as of that Saturday.

January 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Winter weather advisory posted

WICHITA -- Areas east and south of Barton County are part of a winter weather advisory Tuesday. Winter weather will impact the south central Kansas region through the evening hours, with a mix of light freezing drizzle and light snow. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will be confined to portions of Nebraska, northeast Kansas and central to northern Missouri. Meanwhile, light ice accumulations will create slick travel conditions through the evening.

January 19, 2016 | | Local News

County honors longevity

It was a time to thank Barton County employees for their dedication as the County Commission honored several staff members for their longevity.

January 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Council takes swing at pro baseball

It was a swing and hit for Pecos League baseball Monday night as the City Council backed the establishment of professional team in Great Bend.

January 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

City to proceed with Events Center improvements

The Great Bend Events Center will soon be getting a new look after action by the City Council Monday night.

January 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Neither Kia nor Laser were too happy with their new equipment Monday afternoon. But whether the Great Bend Police Department dogs know it or not, what they got may some day save their lives.

January 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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Trick or Treat

One hundred twenty children received Halloween buckets and costumes this past Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library's costume giveaway, according to Kiwanis President ...

October 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

BCC may extend naming rights on training center

The Barton Community College trustees will be asked to approve a scales certification program and extend the naming rights on a building during the next ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Scouting for food

On Oct. 29, our community will participate in Scouting for Food. Our local food banks continue to serve many families, and the need is great ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pre-election campaign reports

On Oct. 31, treasurers for candidates running for state office, county office, political action conmlittees (PACs) and party committees will file their pre-general election campaign ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Larned Police report

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October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission backs Sunflower’s transportation grant request

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a letter supporting Sunflower Diversified Services' application for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant applications. The funds would ...

October 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Deer-vehicle collision sends two to Clara Barton Hospital

Two people were taken to Clara Barton Hospital Saturday evening after a deer hit by a car was thrown into the windshield of an oncoming ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Motorcyclist injured on I-70

SALINE COUNTY - An Ellsworth man was injured Sunday when the motorcycle he was driving went off Interstate 70 at the Interstate 135 ramp. Kansas Highway ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend man jailed after Sunday morning shooting

Two men were shot and one Great Bend man remains in jail following an argument that turned violent early Sunday morning, Great Bend Police Chief ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Evening Lions provided vision screenings

The Great Bend Evening Lions Club provided free vision screening last Saturday and and Sunday during Family Fun Day at the Great Bend Brit SpaughZoo.

October 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Wood Carvers will be at Sutherlands on Saturday

The Golden Belt Wood Carvers will be at Sutherlands, 5520 10th St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29. Members will ...

October 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC to host blood drive

Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 in the Technical Building ...

October 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Dogs kisses go for $1 a Pooch Smooch

The dog days of summer made a brief comeback of sorts this past Saturday; the temperature was an unseasonably warm 82 degrees, and the parking ...

October 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Four-year-old Sophia Nelson grinned and hugged her favorite public television celebrity, Curious George, as a family member snapped a photo.

October 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Training offered for volunteers needed to help with hurricane relief

The American Red Cross is responding to Hurricane Matthew in five southeastern states and more than 3,000 Red Cross disaster workers have supported the ...

October 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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