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Hoff to retire from city

City of Great Bend Human Resource Director Terry Hoff was emotional as he addressed the City Council Monday night. It was announced he is retiring as of Dec. 4.

November 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Jury finds Davis not guilty

A jury in Barton County District Court found Jacob Ryan Davis not guilty on all counts late Wednesday morning. Davis was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, stemming from an altercation that happened around 2 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2014, at Charlie's Place bar in Great Bend.

November 04, 2015 | | Local News


Davis case goes to jury

The jury heard closing arguments Tuesday and will begin deliberations Wednesday morning in the trial of Jacob Ryan Davis. He is charged with four counts of aggravated assault, stemming from an altercation that happened around 2 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2014, at Charlie's Place bar in Great Bend.

November 03, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Spirits High

Editorial note: In Tuesday's paper, the accomplishments of the football and tennis programs were highlighted. The spotlight today shines on the remaining programs.

November 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local man arrested on child porn charge

A rural Albert man and former pastor arrested last Thursday on a child pornography charge remains in the Barton County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

November 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ticket, other details for Friday football game announced

The Class 5A Regional Football game between Great Bend High School and Maize South High School will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Great Bend's Memorial Stadium. This is a Kansas State High School Activities Association-sponsored event and passes will not be accepted. Ticket prices are $5 for grades K-12 and $6 for adults.

November 03, 2015 | | Local News


Waters True Value and P and S security host Veterans Appreciation Day

It means a lot to a veteran for the support they receive from the community they live in, and what better way to show support is to have an appreciation day for them.

November 03, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC hosting free Stop ‘N Learn Session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Year Round House Plant Care" on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th. Did you know that during the different seasons of the year, your houseplants need varying care even if they are protected from the elements? Just like their outside counterparts, your plants that are inside will grow and thrive with extra care at different times of the year. Join us as we discuss general house plant care and what you can do ...

November 03, 2015 | | Local News


Wiffle ball tournament a success

Bombers Baseball hosted their first Wiffle Ball Tournament on Oct. 31, as a fundraiser to help with running this program. Bombers Baseball is a not-for-profit organization serving youth baseball in this area.

November 03, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Kansas Doors, Inc., 5223 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Jan Westfall and Connie Oetken. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

November 03, 2015 | | Local News


​GBFD Spaghetti Feed is Thursday

The Great Bend Fire Department will hold its 11th annual Spaghetti Feed from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 723 Main. Admission is $6 with children age 5 years and younger admitted free.

November 02, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend firm granted adjusted sewer rates

The water and sewer rates for the City of Great Bend are based on an average of usage from November through January to avoid including the seasonal high usage during the summer months.

November 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Halloween night hazards included thrown pumpkins

Great Bend police received only a few reports of Halloween mischief, according to the department's Daily Incident Log.

November 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Highway patrol reports injury accidents in Russell County

Kansas Highway Patrol responded to injury accidents in Russell County on Oct. 29 and Nov. 1.

November 02, 2015 | | Local News


Jury views video of fight where gun was drawn

A Barton County jury will decide whether Jacob Ryan Davis committed felony assault or used legal force in defense of another person when he pulled a gun during an altercation one year ago at Charlie's Place, the bar at 1109 Main in Great Bend.

November 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Local paramedic receives prestigious award

Being recognized for your hard work, leadership skills and a job well done can be seen through many different eyes, but it only takes one ...

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


‘Wild Places’ close to home

George Frazier says his new book, "The Last Wild Places of Kansas," isn't a guide, but it may lead readers to explore some places ...

August 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Party in the Park worth the effort

Sure, it takes a lot of work to throw an event like the City of Great Bend's Party in the Park. But, Community Coordinator ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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 a ...

August 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Baton named CDL test site

Industry demand has driven continued expansion of the Barton Community College Commercial Driver's License program. Barton is now an official test site and a ...

August 18, 2016 | BY BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


The movies are over, but the fresh veggies remain for now

The free summer outdoor movie series is over, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington said. This year the city put more movies on Friday nights ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Angel hired to lead Family Crisis Center

On August 16th The Family Crisis Center Board unanimously voted to hire Rachel Angel as the new Executive Director.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Meet the Panthers on Sunday

The Panther Booster Club will host its first community-wide Meet the Panthers event at 5 p.m. Sunday at the band shell in Jack Kilby ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Salvation Army distributes 200 backpacks

The Salvation Army helped more than 200 children return to school this week with new backpacks filled with school supplies.

August 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Filling them up

It wasn't kids getting on the school buses parked outside Great Bend businesses this week.

August 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KDADS awards $580,000 in Mental Health Substance Use Prevention Grants

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Acting Secretary Tim Keck announced Wednesday the award of 17 grants totaling $580,000 for the Kansas ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County Sheriff makes two meth busts over weekend

LARNED - On Aug. 12, 2016 a Pawnee County Sheriff's Office Deputy made contact with a subject traveling from Nebraska to Oklahoma. During the investigation ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


4-H family welcomes Japanese exchange student

For the past three weeks, Liberty Marsh, 12, a member of the South Bend Jolly Workers, has played hostess to Kotono Sugito, 12, a member ...

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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


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