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Voters can check registration info online

Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman encourages all voters to be prepared when they cast their votes in the Nov. 7 general election, and wants folks to know they can still vote prior to the Tuesday balloting.

November 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marshall, Moran introduce bills to help farmers

WASHINGTON – Republicans U.S. Senator Jerry Moran and First District U.S. Representative Roger Marshall have introduced legislation to improve and reform livestock disaster programs Kansas farmers and ranchers rely on in times of natural disaster.

November 02, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


A part of history

Local artist Rex Rosenberg recently donated a photograph to the Kansas Oil and Gas Museum in commemoration of his father, Verlyn (V.E.) Rosenberg. V.E. passed away in 2004 and has been nominated for candidacy into the museum's Hall of Fame of oil industry professionals.

November 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


THEY WANTED BLOOD...

LARNED - Thomas Harmon is the president of the Larned High School National Honor Society. On Monday, Oct. 30, members partnered with the Red Cross to hold a blood drive at the high school. For added fun and to raise awareness of the event, they opted to dress in Halloween costumes. Over the course of the day, 25 students gave blood. Most gave whole blood, but two students gave double-red blood, receiving plasma in return.

November 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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.

November 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Special audit: No improprieties found at City Hall

A special audit into city finances targeting alleged improprieties on the part of Mayor Mike Allison and retired City Administrator Howard Partington has found that nothing improper had taken place, Interim City Administrator George Kolb reported Wednesday.

November 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Sheriff issued summons following KBI investigation

On Wednesday morning, Nov. 1 Barton County Sheriff Brian J. Bellinder, 55, of Great Bend, was issued a summons to appear in Barton County District Court following an investigation by Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents.

November 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


'What were you wearing?' sheds light on harmful myth

An art installation titled "What were you wearing?" will be on display from Nov. 6-10 in the upper level of the Student Union at Barton Community College. There will be an opening reception with light refreshments from 4:30-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6.

November 01, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News


Minor train derailment in Great Bend

November 01, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Buddy Poppies honor veterans

For 95 years, U.S. government leaders have officially recognized and endorsed the Veterans of Foreign Wars "Buddy Poppy Drive." This Saturday, members of the Morrison McFadden VFW Post 3111 and its Auxiliary will accept donations for handmade poppies so they can help disabled and needy veterans.

October 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Explosives found north of Great Bend

A large amount of abandoned explosives were discovered Monday afternoon in a structure 1.5 miles north of Great Bend near U.S. 281, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Experts safely removed or destroyed more than 80 pounds of material on Tuesday.

October 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Our cubs are growing

Lion cub sisters Sauda, left, and Amana, were introduced on Sept. 1. They were 6 months old and weighed around 75 pounds each. Here's a photo of how they looked last week; weighing about 100 pounds.

October 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo news: More from Zoo Boo

The little boy was not convinced as his mom coaxed him toward the Zoo Boo exhibits last Saturday at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

October 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


CHOP SHOP

CLAFLIN - Tuesday afternoon, four guns that had been on loan to the Claflin Police Department from the U.S. General Services Agency for the past 15 years were destroyed under the watchful eye of Tim Hutley, a program specialist from the Kansas Dept. of Administration.

October 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Cold Weather Rule takes effect November 1

TOPEKA – The Cold Weather Rule, designed to help Kansans who are behind on their utility payments avoid disconnection during the winter months, begins Nov. 1 and remains in effect through March 31.

October 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Sterling College stages ‘All My Sons’

STERLING – Students at Sterling College will take the stage in their production of "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller. It will be performed Friday through ...

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


School board hopes to expand JAG program

Great Bend High School student Cierra Wood is glad she didn't listen to friends who thought the new JAG class would be "boring" and ...

November 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees to discuss programs

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at noon Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Room A-113 of the Administration Building. This is the board ...

November 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fire alarm saves local resident

A house at 2111 21st Street in Great Bend was a total loss following a fire Monday morning, Fire Chief Luke McCormick said. But, thanks ...

November 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Keeley reappointed chief judge of 20th Judicial District

TOPEKA - Kansas Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced Monday the Supreme Court has reappointed Judge Mike Keeley to a two-year term as chief judge of ...

November 13, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Voter turnout a mixed bag

There were few surprises after the Barton County Commission met as the Board of Canvassers Monday morning to review the ballots from last Tuesday's ...

November 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Give the winners a chance

The election is over. The voters have spoken. There are new faces in local halls of power.

November 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hudson man injured in K-19 crash

A Hudson man was injured Friday morning when the car he was driving was sideswiped by a semi-truck on K-19 in Stafford County.

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


This week's calendar

SUNDAY Nov. 12

November 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veterans honored at Avenue of Flags

Despite the cold and misty weather, community members began to gather at Veterans Memorial Park in Great Bend Saturday morning for the annual Veteran's ...

November 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBRC Board to consider Kansas Basketball Federation agreement

An agreement with the Kansas Basketball Federation is on the agenda for the Great Bend Recreation Commission's Board of Directors meeting at 4 p ...

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to choose architect

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will make a final decision on which architectural firm the district will use when it meets on ...

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘Miss Nelson is Missing!’ at GBHS

Great Bend High School students will present the play "Miss Nelson is Missing!" at 2 p.m. Sunday in the GBHS Auditorium. There will also ...

November 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS thanks veterans

Jamie Hutchinson was emotional and a little uncomfortable at the podium, looking out over the Great Bend High School gym packed with students for the ...

November 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


License to fly

Kansans, along with all U.S. citizens, wanting to fly will face stricter identification requirements when they take to the skies. A 12-year-old federal law ...

November 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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