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Larned State Hospital to host annual mental health conference in August

LARNED - Larned State Hospital will host "Frontiers in Mental Health," its 14th annual mental health conference, Aug. 7-9 in the Larned Community Center, Larned State Hospital Superintendent Bill Rein announced.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Feds, state pony up for ice storm damage

Great Bend City Clerk Shawna Schafer has received a $113,543.75 check from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a check from the State of Kansas in the amount of $13,393.59 for reimbursements for our clean-up work for the ice storm that happened in January, City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Wednesday night.

July 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Fair photos, schedule

Friday July 6

July 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Man arrested with suspected fentanyl in Russell County

TOPEKA - A California man appeared in federal court on Thursday on charges he possessed more than 60 pounds of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

July 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Plans continue for McKown memorial

Architectural drawings that illustrate the proposed Bill McKown Memorial statue have been submitted to Great Bend city officials, along with a suggestion about a different location.

July 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Sunflower’s poker run set for Aug. 26

BY DALE HOGG

July 05, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


Council OKs Party in the Park measures

BY DALE HOGG

July 05, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


Zoo News: Kestrel nest found in power pole

Spring showers and summer storms often blow young birds out of their nests - but sometimes the parents do the job.

July 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPD responds to gunshot wound call

The Great Bend Police Department responded to gunshot wound call at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday at the Days Inn, located at 4701 10th St., Chief Cliff Couch said.

July 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


HaysMed now sole St. Rose Health Center owner

As of July 1, Hays Medical Center, part of The University of Kansas Health System, is the sole owner of St. Rose Health Center.

July 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Thursday's fair schedule

Photos were taken Monday evening during setup for the Barton County Fair.

July 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fair schedule July 5

• 8 a.m. - noon Check in all exhibits (Except perishables), 4-H & Open Class

July 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor June 2017

Twelve veterans were presented with Quilts of Valor on June 30 at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180. Quilts were presented by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor. Various volunteers make the quilt tops, and the quilting is done by Barton County Attorney Amy Schartz Mellor.

July 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Strike it rich

The long-awaited opening of the 2017 Barton County Fair is upon us. Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, people will begin checking in livestock and exhibits at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. Soon the fun will start.

July 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


New county zoning regs complete

Barton County Environmental Manager Judy Goreham has completed the most recent update to the county Zoning Regulations Version II which included provisions for commercial solar facilities, commercial agricultural product storage facilities and a new definition for "structures," the County Commission was told Monday morning.

July 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Jake brake use concerns county resident

Gary Burke, who lives on South McKinley just outside the Great Bend city limits, told Barton County commissioners Monday morning that the use of "jake ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stove-top candle starts kitchen fire in Great Bend

Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to a kitchen fire at 4:33 p.m. Friday at 2530 Quivira. While units were responding, the dispatcher ...

July 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission honors live-saving efforts

On Friday, July 7, Great Bend Chiefs baseball team members Logan Perry and Payton Mauler, along with Doug Kaiser, the father of another player, faced ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS grad to advise President Trump

Great Bend native and renowned international lawyer Ty Cobb has been named to the Trump White House legal team, it was announced Saturday.

July 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Beautiful day for a parade

ELLINWOOD - Early Saturday morning, residents of Ellinwood began trickling onto Main Street, setting out blankets and lawn chairs in preparation for a tradition 44 years ...

July 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Stafford woman convicted of murder

STAFFORD - A Stafford woman was convicted Friday of murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Brit Spaugh Zoo offers daily keeper talks this week

The animals may be the stars at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, but this week their keepers will be in the spotlight, said Sara ...

July 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Online enrollment at USD 428 opens

Online enrollment for all USD 428 students will open on Monday, July 17. Parents who choose not to enroll electronically may enroll their students in ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Strike up the band

The Great Bend City Band is shown at last Thursday's concert, a tribute to "Star Wars." The band's final concert of the summer ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Join the ‘Butterfly Quest’

From tiny hairstreaks to large swallowtails, all sizes of butterflies will be counted during the Cheyenne Bottoms annual butterfly quest, from 9 a.m. to ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC prepares for armed security force

The new law that allows concealed weapons to be carried on campus has caused administrators at many Kansas community colleges to rethink security polices. Barton ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Massages offered as fundraiser for Remi

Several local masseuses will be donating their services Saturday, July 22, to help raise funds for a young girl's medical expenses.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Time to renew GBHS season football tix

Great Bend High School season football ticket renewal notices have been mailed. If you are a current ticket holder but did not receive your notice ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Free physicals for GBMS, GBHS

Physical forms have been mailed to all USD 428 students entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades and to sophomore, junior and senior athletes.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission honors live-saving efforts

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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