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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 an adendum to the memorandum of understanding for the Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington, an update to the county's unpaid leave policy and the repainting of fences at Golden Belt and Hillcrest memorial parks.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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


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Possible burglary turns up drugs

Police found more than a pound of marijuana and suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms while investigating a possible burglary Monday in Great Bend.

February 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


No one injured in gas plant blast

RICE COUNTY – The massive explosion that rocked the Oneok natural gas plant near Bushton Tuesday night remains under investigation and no cause has been determined ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ceremony marks closure of LJCF

LARNED – A ceremony and reception will be held to mark the official closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility at 3 p.m. on Friday, March ...

February 21, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


County reups with commissioners’s association

Noting the importance of interactions with county commissioners from across the state, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county's membership in ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School, county come together on mumps case

The report of a possible mumps case at Great Bend High School Friday led to a few hectic days for local school and health officials ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council commends improvements to old homes

City of Great Bend Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker flipped through slides showing before and after images of a row of old homes on 16th ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs special events policy

Two weeks after it sparked much discussion, a special events permit process ordinance was adopted by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Boys named to council

The Great Bend City Council Monday night named former council member Mike Boys to the First Ward council seat left vacant by the resignation in ...

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Whelans’ endowment supports six local entities

Don and Phyllis Whelan demonstrated their generosity with the local community throughout their lives and now are continuing a legacy of charitable giving, it was ...

February 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Assembly of God, 601 Patton Rd., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host ...

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Companion Volunteer recognized for her service

Pat Scheuerman of Great Bend was honored for her service and support to frail and disabled adults through the Senior Companion Program at the in-service ...

February 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Armed robbery at Subway

The Subway restaurant at 2723 10th St. was robbed Saturday night by a man carrying a handgun, according to the Great Bend Police Department.

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Items stolen from Hoisington Historical Society

HOISINGTON - Fifty-seven items were stolen from the Hoisington Historical Society, located at 120 East Second St.

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Regan Reif Named 2016 NextGen Leader of the Year

During the 95th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Regan Reif was recognized as the 2016 NextGen Leader of ...

February 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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