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​Hirsh’s ex says: He put the gun next to my head

Darrin Hirsh's ex-wife Candice testified Wednesday that her husband held his Kansas Highway Patrol service pistol to her head and a pillow over her face the night of March 12, 2013, after a heated argument.

December 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Volunteer coordinators asking Kansans to get involved

While volunteering in Kansas remains strong, the Kansas Volunteer Commission reported last week that Kansas dropped from fourth in overall volunteerism rates to fifth in the nation.

December 16, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Budget amendments OKed by commission

It was a little bit of good news for the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

December 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Debate

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower thanks Barrett

Connie Oetken, right, presents a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce gift certificate to Leslie Halbower Barrett, founder of Military Moms, for being chosen grand marshal of this year's Home for the Holidays Parade. The event had to be canceled this year because of the recent ice storm. Oetken is director of development at Sunflower Diversified Services, which sponsors the annual parade in conjunction with the city of Great Bend.

December 15, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS to offer new courses in 2016

Freshmen won't be enrolling in biology next fall at Great Bend High School. Instead, they'll be taking a one-semester introductory course in physics and chemistry, plus a semester of space and earth science. They'll still need to take biology to graduate, but the overall requirement of three science credits for graduation will not change, school administrators said.

December 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Trooper’s domestic violence trial underway

It took most of the day Tuesday to choose a jury for Darrin Hirsh, a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper charged with aggravated assault and other counts of domestic violence in Barton County District Court. The jury is scheduled to hear opening statements at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when the trial resumes.

December 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


St. John concession sales will benefit Secret Santa

ST. JOHN - The concession stand at the Central Plains and st. John basketball games Tuesday will be selling Wheatland Café bierocks, pizza pockets, and pigs-in-a-blanket as usual. A chili and cinnamon roll meal deal is also featured. A bowl of chili and a Wheatland Café cinnamon roll will cost $5.

December 15, 2015 | | Local News


Veteran’s Memorial Lake stocked with trout

With the subsiding of the toxic blue-green algae problem, Veteran's Memorial Lake in Great Bend will again receive regular stockings of rainbow trout as part of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism's winter trout program. The first fish were delivered Tuesday morning.

December 15, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


GBRC Board member receives award

Out-going board Chairman Dr. Marc Huslig received an award for his eight years of service during the Great Bend Recreation Commission Board's monthly meeting Monday evening.

December 15, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Marines recognized for personal acts of heroism

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Five Marines were awarded for their personal acts of heroism during the 9th annual American Hero Awards, Oct. 28, at Sywanyk's Scarlet and Gold Traditions in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

December 14, 2015 | | Local News


​School board extends Reed’s contract

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education voted Monday to extend Superintendent Brad Reed's contract for 2016-18.

December 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fire in Great Bend

December 14, 2015 | | Local News


County to upgrade 911 system

It is happening sooner than Barton County officials were expecting or wanting, but the upgrade to the latest Next Generation 911 system will take place in the coming months. The County Commission approved the $104,000 conversion Monday morning.

December 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Weather causes fatality accident

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to two separate accidents on Sunday in Pawnee County. One of the accidents had a fatality.

December 14, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Rotary shares frames Constitution photos with local schools

Photographic copies of the original U.S. Constitution are being shared with local elementary schools, courtesy of the Great Bend Rotary Club. Heading into the ...

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Santa’s workshop coming to town

It's once again that time of year for Santa to visit Great Bend a little early to help with this year's Santa's ...

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC looks at campus security

When it comes to campus security, training is more important than technology, Barton Community College staff learned at a national conference on the subject.

November 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison ...

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New BCC position tabled

Action items at the Nov. 22 meeting of the Barton Community College trustees involved hiring new personnel.

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Extension district, occupancy on commission agenda

A resolution to approve the proposed extension district, combining the Barton County KSU Extension Council with the Ellis County Extension Council, is on the agenda ...

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton to host holiday vocal and instrumental concert

Christmas music is something almost everyone can relate to and often creates a nostalgic glimpse into childhood memories. The Barton Community College music department will ...

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Woodcarver to present Nov. 28 program at Historical Society

Local woodcarver Barry Bowers will present a program when the Barton County Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. The program ...

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Community Concert offers Musical Monday fundraiser

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will host Musical Monday for Giving Tuesday. Musical Monday is a come-and-go event set for 7-9 p.m. Nov ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Trooper Robinson patrols roadways

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is part of a series featuring local law-enforcement officers. Today's article focuses on a Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) master ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Cookie Contest sure to be fun and festive

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC theater dept. to host Original Playwright Series

The theater department at Barton Community College is calling for original plays from the community for its Original Playwright Series. Three of the submitted plays ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commodities available Monday

Commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at 1305 Patton Road. Recipients must bring two forms of identification, such as ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee Co. Health Department is No. 1

OVERLAND PARK - The Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD) recognized Pawnee County Health Department as the 2016 Local Health Department of the Year during ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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