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Another Bailey

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Police Sgt. Chance Bailey attended the Ellinwood City Council meeting on June 12, where, following a 10 minute executive session, he was recommended to fill the open position of Police Chief by Mayor Irlan Fullbright. All council members affirmed this recommendation with a motion that was subsequently passed, making him the second Bailey in Barton County currently to fill the top law enforcement spot. His father, David Bailey, was promoted to Great Bend Police Chief in December, 2017.

June 19, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Marking historical roots

Great Bend Rotarian Pat Cale told the City Council Monday night the unique but stately 70-plus-year-old ginkgo tree at the north end of the Barton County Courthouse Square holds a special place in the history of Great Bend. The council agreed and approved his request to memorialize it.

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff’s Office watching intersection north of Great Bend

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told the Barton County Commission Monday morning his deputies have been running selective enforcement at the North Washington/30 Road intersection. This junction has been the scene of two serious crashes recently and the topic of much discussion.

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A dose of reality

It's been a bitter pill to swallow, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told county commissioners Monday morning.

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Printmaking, a many-layered art form, Morgan explains

BY VERONICA COONS

June 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City water quality report available

The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2017 is now available, said Utilities Superintendent, Michael Bader. However, the brochure will not be mailed to residents. Instead, the City of Great Bend Public Works Department will provide a copy of the 2016 Water Consumer Confidence Report on the main page of the city's website at www.greatbendks.net.

June 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

June 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood moving ahead with community improvements

ELLINWOOD - The city council meeting held Monday night included several meaningful discussion that showed progress towards transformation into a 21st century visitor-friendly community.

June 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


They’re at it again

Just like wheat harvest and high temperatures, the Barton County Road and Bridge Departments annual ritual of working on county blacktops is a rite of spring.

June 14, 2018 | 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.

June 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Coming this way

Golden wheat is trickling into the Great Bend Coop as farmers begin testing the harvest waters, but by week's end cutting could be in full swing, said Dennis Neeland, the cooperative's operational manager.

June 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


STEPHENS TO STAND TRIAL

After four hours of preliminary hearing testimony in Barton County District Court Tuesday, 20th Judicial Magistrate Judge Richard E. Burgess Jr. ruled Chaz Stephens, Hoisington, will stand trial for the March 18 death of 2-year-old Hoisington girl Iviona MaRae May Lewis.

June 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


More information released about Tuesday injury accident

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an accident at 3:45 p.m. on Monday at North Washington and Northwest 30 Road in which one person was injured, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

June 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County to get more funds to cover flood damage costs

It was a bit of good news.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 Board OKs staff changes

The last school year has wound down and Unified School District 428 is looking to next year, including the shuffling of staff.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Women for Kansas meeting

Anna Anderson, Women for Kansas state leadership group, will present information on election issues and the upcoming W4K state conference during the Women for Kansas ...

July 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


No action on administrator after special meeting

The Great Bend City Council emerged from a 15-minute special meeting executive session Tuesday evening and immediately adjourned. The meeting was called to discuss the ...

July 10, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington City Council to move forward with policy manual overhaul

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council addressed one of the top staffing priorities for the coming year when it met Monday night. At the June 25 ...

July 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


‘Queen of the night’ doesn’t disappoint

LARNED - Anne Graner isn't sure where her father bought his Queen of the Night cactus many years ago. Growing up in Oyster Bay, New ...

July 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBRC approved budget

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors approved its 2018-2019 budget on Monday.

July 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Alien invasion

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is sponsoring its 24th annual youth summer theater production, "The Day Aliens Attacked Fairfield, the Town Where Nothing Ever Happens."

July 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Special ed staff covering school psych posts

Great Bend USD 428 has all of its teaching positions covered for the fall semester, Assistant Superintendent John Popp told the board of education on ...

July 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chapman bolts from courtroom

Raymond K. Chapman, in Barton County District Court for a hearing Monday morning, suddenly fled Courtroom B after District Magistrate Judge Verle Willey announced his ...

July 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stuffing the bus

United Way of Central Kansas is gearing up for its annual Stuff the Bus event across Barton and Pawnee counties, said UWCK Executive Director Gaila ...

July 09, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Newman earns national FBLA award

Lindsey Newman from Great Bend High School received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 1.

July 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


DOG DAYS OF BARTON COUNTY

Bright and early Saturday morning, 4-Hers and their four-legged friends were spruced up and ready for show at the annual Barton County Fair 4-H Dog ...

July 07, 2018 | Veronica Coons | 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 appointments ...

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City administrator topic of special council meeting

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The sole agenda ...

July 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Voters must trust electoral system

From making sure voting rolls are accurate to preventing foreign interference in local elections, Kansas secretary of state candidate Dennis Taylor said voters must have ...

July 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Business town hall to address workforce issues

The Governor's Education Council, the Kansas Chamber and the Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas School of Business have joined ...

July 06, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


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