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Community Corrections sees increased funding

Central Kansas Community Corrections Director Amy Boxberger proudly touts her agency's success at keeping offenders from returning to prison, but said she is fearful of what the future holds.

April 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KS Supreme Court denies appeal for Miller

The Kansas Supreme Court has denied LaVeta Miller's request for a review of her convictions for stealing money earmarked for Honor Flights for U.S. veterans. The Court has also denied a review of Calvin Jackson Hinz's sentences, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor announced Wednesday.

April 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Partridge to plea to 2016 burglaries

In 2016, Kerry Partridge Jr. allegedly broke into several homes and sheds in Barton County, taking guns, tools and more.

April 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School mileage applications go out Friday

USD 428 staff will mail student mileage vouchers for reimbursement on Friday. These will go to families with children in grades K-12 who live outside of the city limits and two and a half miles or more from their designated school, by way of the shortest route.

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCSO seeks information

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance is locating a man wanted for aggravated robbery and outstanding warrants.

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Members sought for city boards, commissions

The City of Great Bend has a number of advisory boards and commissions, and there are currently openings on many of them, Mayor Mike Allison said.

April 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission reappoints Esfeld as appraiser

Barb Esfeld will serve another four years as the Barton County appraiser following her reappointment by the County Commission Monday morning. She will serve another four-year term beginning July 1.

April 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Improvements coming to Main

The Great Bend City Council Monday night accepted the low bid from Venture Corporation for work on Main Street.

April 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Committee advances plan for McKown statue

He may have been confined to a wheelchair most of his life, but that didn't keep Bill McKown from standing tall in his native Great Bend, local attorney Bob Felt told the City Council Monday night.

April 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Area painters and potters featured at Deines Center

RUSSELL - The next exhibition at the Deines Cultural Center opens Friday. Four Painters & Three Potters features paintings and ceramics from seven artists from the Great Bend area. Bev Simonson, Carol Long, Karen Shaner, Krystal Barnes, Bambi Freeman, Marc Freeman and Cynthia Collier-Wilson will have their work in the Deines Galleries through June 9.

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Poverty Simulation

Last October, Great Bend eighth graders took part in a simulation of adult life: caring for children, paying bills and dealing with unexpected emergencies at "Reality U." On Monday, it was the teachers' turn to experience the world of at-risk students during the "Poverty Simulation" presented by Southwest Plains Regional Education Center.

April 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Marshall finds satisfaction, concerns among Kansans

There are a lot of voices to be heard in the massive First Congressional District and first-term Republican Roger Marshall said lots of them are concerned about national security, the economy and immigration.

April 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Diva Day on the way

The Great Bend Tribune Relay for Life of Barton County team will hold its annual Spring Diva Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23 at the Best Western Courtyard 2920 10th, Great Bend.

April 17, 2017 | 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.

April 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC report highlights administrative projects

Software purchases at Barton Community College used to represent major expenses requiring the approval of the Board of Trustees. Nowadays, the cost of software has come down, but implementation can be time-consuming and expensive, said Charles Perkins, dean of institutional effectiveness.

April 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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‘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


COLUMBUS CLUB SOUPER CHILI

With the thermometer hovering around 40 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday evening, the Great Bend Knights of Columbus had no trouble enticing people to attend their ...

November 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansans dispose of 6 tons of medicines

TOPEKA - Barton County residents pitched in 200 pounds of unused medicines as they joined all Kansans in safely disposing over six tons of medications during ...

November 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Acting captain chosen for GBPD

Interim Great Bend City Administrator George Kolb announced Thursday afternoon the appointment of Bob Robinson as acting captain for the Great Bend Police Department, effective ...

November 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned City Council approves Sunday liquor sales

LARNED - The question of whether or not Larned will allow Sunday liquor sales was raised, and the answer from city council members came back yes ...

November 09, 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 ...

November 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Vet Day event planned at Barton County memorial

Although there have been no new addition this year, the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee will carry on the tradition of hosting a Veterans Day event ...

November 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Veterans Day Memorial Service

November marks the beginning of the holiday season with Thanksgiving, but another holiday is celebrated in November where people take the time out to provide ...

November 08, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


KDOR announces holiday hours for DL offices

TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Revenue on Tuesday released official holiday hours for the six largest state operated driver's license offices, which includes offices ...

November 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 431 hear report on state representatives visit

HOISINGTON - Friday afternoon, USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry met with Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson and State Board of Education Representative Sally Cauble. Lowry ...

November 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Andrasek captures Great Bend mayor’s seat

As of Tuesday night, political newcomer Joe Andrasek won the Great Bend mayoral race, surpassing Brock McPherson and Allene Owen, both of who are currently ...

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington Mayoral race ends with Popp on top

Around the county, voters elected mayors and city council and school board members, and Ellinwood also elected trustees to the Ellinwood Hospital District. The big ...

November 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


The ballots are in

Election day has come and gone for 2017, and the ballots are in, even though they won't become official until Monday when the votes ...

November 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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