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League of Women Voters candidate's forum

The League of Women Voter's of Great Bend will be presenting a candidate's forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Crest Theatre on the square, downtown Great Bend. It is free of charge to the public. Candidates who have someone running in opposition will be on the forum. The candidates who will be running unopposed will introduce themselves. Rose Kelly will be the moderator of the event. All of the candidates for all of the races have been invited to attend and participate. Questions have been prepared by the League members and have not been distributed ...

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pre-primary election campaign reports

On July 25, treasurers for candidates running for state and county office will file their pre-primary election campaign reports. In addition, on July 28, a report of last minute contributions will also be filed by any state or county candidate who receives any contribution in the amount of $300 or more. All campaign reports are a matter of public record. Candidates for state office file

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Man reports shooting burglar in Great Bend home

The Great Bend Police Department received a report of a shooting at approximately 10 p.m. on Friday, July 15. Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Baker Ave. where they found a 39-year-old man who had been shot. He was treated by Great Bend Fire/Emergency Medical Service and transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was later transported to a Wichita hospital where he is in serious but stable condition, Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch reported. His name was not released.

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Candidates to square off at LWV forum

The League of Women Voter's of Great Bend will present a candidate's forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin in Great Bend. It is free and the public is invited, said Becky Dudrey of the LWV.

July 15, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


City looking at revamping police station

As best as he can determine, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch believes the aging white building his department calls home dates back nearly 80 years.

July 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

July 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 online enrollment begins Monday

Parents with students returning to Great Bend USD 428 in August may enroll them online beginning Monday, July 18.

July 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KBI asked to probe possible improprieties at CVB

When the City of Great Bend took over management of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in January, city officials found troubling evidence as to how the CVB had been operated by long-time CVB Director Cris Collier. They were so concerned that they brought in the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to probe the records for any improprieties, City Administrator Howard Partington said.

July 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Color Day

One day of fun in the sun wasn't enough; Wednesday was Color Day outside the Great Bend Public Library.

July 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC takes steps to stop cheaters

Software that attempts to catch cheaters, and tests that determine college readiness, will have a negative effect on enrollment at Barton Community College, according to BCC administrators. The extent of the impact won't be immediately known.

July 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zamora up for parole hearing

A man convicted of aggravated kidnapping of a child and two counts of aggravated sodomy in Barton County is eligible for a parole hearing later this year, according to the Kansas Prisoner Review Board.

July 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pay raises, not tax raises, planned at BCC

Barton Community College's board of trustees is considering a budget that will pay for salary increases and a few new jobs, without raising the mill levy on local property taxes.

July 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


PULLING THEIR WEIGHT

No piece of machinery quite speaks to the spirit of the Barton County Fair quite the way the tractor does. And whether it's the kiddie tractor pull, or the big guys testing the mettle of their antique tractors, there's certainly a long-time avid following.

July 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local businesses honored for United Way contributions

The companies honored during the United Way of Central Kansas' Pacesetter luncheon Wednesday afternoon were responsible for over half of the local United Way's 2016 goal.

July 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Advance voting now available for primary

Registered voters in Barton County can now apply for advanced ballots for the Aug. 2 primary election, said Barton County Election officer Donna Zimmerman Wednesday.

July 12, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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Fundraiser for injured hunter planned

There will be a benefit fundraiser for Brandi Jecha starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Great Bend Elks Club, 1120 Kansas ...

January 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traveling exhibit, K is for Kansas, on display at Ellinwood library

ELLINWOOD - An exhibit that opened at the Ellinwood School and Public Library last week has been a draw for young and old alike. The "K ...

January 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School fundraisers approved by BOE

Parents and others who support school fundraisers will have plenty of opportunities next year to buy everything from trash bags to cookie dough.

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More cancellations announced as storm looms

When the National Weather Service office at Wichita issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Watch for most of central Kansas last Thursday, Barton ...

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The dream still lingers

We have seen much racial strife in America of late. Shootings and rioting have shaped our current view of race relations.

January 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


LIEAP application period opens Tuesday, Jan. 17

During the cold winter months, heating a home can be a financial strain. In order to ensure Kansans keep warm this winter, the Kansas Department ...

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Council to meet Monday night, County Commission to meet Tuesday morning

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

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS performance choirs entertain

Audiences were entertained by the GBMS 8th Grade performance choir, consisting of students from the 8-1, 8-2 and 8-3 cores, Monday, Jan. 9, at the ...

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Semis collide in Stafford County

Two semitrailers collided at 9:18 p.m. Thursday in Stafford County on U.S. 50 at SW 30th Ave., about 4 miles west of ...

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police seize meth, marijuana ‘vape’ vials

Traffic stops led to more than one drug bust this past week in Great Bend, Police Chief Cliff Couch said. Two suspects were arrested on ...

January 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More events canceled

Several area events have been canceled or postponed due to the expected ice storm.

January 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Local drivers license office to close for remodeling

The Barton County Driver License Office in Great Bend will be closed for renovations starting Friday, Jan. 27. The tentative re-open date is Friday, Feb ...

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Marshall casts congressional votes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the 115th Congress getting underway, here's a look at how area members of Congress, including Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan. and ...

January 13, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Meth and stolen property found in vehicle

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports a traffic stop Thursday evening in Great Bend led to a drug arrest and the recovery of stolen property.

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Events postponed due to weather

Several area events have been canceled or postponed due to the expected ice storm.

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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