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Weather forecast calls for storms later Friday

In Barton County, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

September 09, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Training is key to protect and serve

The motto to "protect and serve" has always been associated with law enforcement and in order to fullfill this motto training has to be the front lines for the people that not only keep our streets safe but to ensure they are staying out of harms way.

September 09, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Reality to strike GBMS students

The United Way of Central Kansas with the help of Great Bend Middle School consular Sheryl Neeland and Communities in Schools of Mid-America, is bringing Reality U to Great Bend.

September 09, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Hoisington Labor Day weekend contest results

The 120th anniversary of Hoisington's Labor Day Weekend offered all ages opportunities to compete in a number of different activities. From pageants to car shows, from 5K races to demolition derby driving, the fun lasted all weekend. Winners and runners up will share not only bragging rights, but lasting memories. Today, the Rich Fox Memorial Car Show results. Check back for more results in the days to come.

September 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Riley Elementary celebrating a century

Riley Elementary School, 1515 10th St., will celebrate its 100th birthday from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the school.

September 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Glow Walk, Remembrance Ceremony to be held Saturday

The Suicide Prevention Task Force of Central Kansas Partnership is holding a Remembrance Ceremony in conjunction with the Golden Belt Glow for Life Walk and competitive 5 K Run at 7 p.m. Saturday at Vets Park in Great Bend.

September 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Community Concert Association still accepting memberships for new season

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association begins its new season this month and is still accepting new memberships. With the theme "The Magic of Music," the season starts Sept. 19 with The Equinox Little Big Band playing music from the Great American Songbook.

September 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Treasurer sees tax sale as last resort

When the Barton County Treasurer's Office first filed on properties with delinquent taxes in March, there were 129. Now, with the county's annual tax sale looming, there are only 64 parcels on the list, Treasurer Kevin Wondra said.

September 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Supreme Court judges stop in Larned

Following visits to the Barton County and Rice County courthouses Thursday morning, Kansas Supreme Court Justices Lawton Nuss and Marla Luckert made a stop in Larned, where they met with area residents at the Sts. Mary and Martha Episcopal Church. They were hosted by District 24 Magistrate Judge Julie Fletcher Cowell.

September 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local duo shows support for first responders and military

Showing support is a way to let people know that you care and you support them for what they do and this is what two people of Great Bend are doing this Sunday with a parade down Main St. in Great Bend.

September 08, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


SAYING THANKS

People gathered in Courtroom A in the Barton County Courthouse on Thursday to meet two special guests as they made a stop in Great Bend on their way to a Bar Association Conference in western Kansas.

September 08, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Drug bust turns up code violations

It was a two-for-one deal for the city last week when the Great Bend Police Department served a search warrant for drugs on a residence in the 400 block of Walnut. Police Chief Cliff Couch said officers discovered the house was hooked up to numerous illegal utilities, and was also in violation of numerous codes and sanitarian-type issues. The house was ultimately red-tagged by the for code violations.

September 08, 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 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.

September 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 431 sees ‘unbelievable’ turnout at open house

Two weeks into the school year, USD 431 administrators had plenty of good news to report to the Board of Education Monday night.

September 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Children create art for ‘Ivan’

Elementary students in Great Bend USD 428 have been creating inspired art for the Sept. 23 launch of the school district's 2016-2017 One District One Book citywide reading program. This year students will be given copies of "The One and Only Ivan," a Newberry Medal-winning book by Katherine Applegate.

September 07, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


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Screenings for kids birth through 2 offered

The Sunflower Early Education Center will offer free screenings for all children from birth through 2 years old. They will take place from 8 a ...

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sherriff - Sept. 19

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


State Fair opinion poll: Trump leads in Kansas

HUTCHINSON – The Secretary of State's Office closed its annual State Fair Opinion Poll Sunday afternoon and the results have been tallied. The poll consisted ...

September 20, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Pawnee County Health Department and Sheriff’s Department team up to make schools safer

LARNED - Thanks to a surplus in emergency preparedness funding provided to the Pawnee County Health Department through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, schools ...

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City proceeds with GBPD remodeling effort

The Great Bend City Council voted Monday night to proceed with plans on how to best way to remodel the Great Bend Police Department. The ...

September 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ANOTHER CHANCE

Citing progress in the cleaning up and repairing of four run-down homes in the 2100 block of 16th Street, the Great Bend City Council voted ...

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs leases for two baseball teams

It was a double play at the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night as the council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign lease agreements ...

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pawnee County Health Department and Pawnee County Sheriff’s Department team up to make Pawnee County

LARNED - Thanks to a surplus in emergency preparedness funding provided to the Pawnee County Health Department through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, schools ...

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


White Out or Red & Black, Homecoming

Great Bend High School and the rest of USD 428 are gearing up for Homecoming 2016 this Friday.

September 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Name released in officer-involved-shooting in Ellsworth County

ELLSWORTH - Authorities have released the name of a suspect who was shot as he was being apprehended by officers from multiple law enforcement agencies in ...

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Salvation Army – 2445 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be ...

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff report

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Replacement of run-down historic bridge to start soon

The Barton County Commission Monday morning accepted a bid to replace a dilapidated historic limestone bridge and widen to other existing structures, all in the ...

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKING FLIGHT

Children of all ages along with their families enjoyed a day outdoors chasing and learning about butterflies at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's annual ...

September 17, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCC announces fully online OSH degree

Safety at job sites of all sizes has received more emphasis in recent years, with full-time jobs dedicated to occupational safety and health available in ...

September 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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