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Health department gives thousands of flu shots

The Barton County Health Department has given over 2,000 flu shots since September, plus another 2,000 so far this month, Health Director Shelly Schneider told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

October 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS football ticket sales

Great Bend will host Topeka West at 7 p.m. on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Reserved seating is no longer available as all remaining games are KSHSAA regulated. However, to help reduce long lines at the ticket gates Friday night, general admission tickets will be sold in advance. You may purchase your general admission tickets for Friday's game at the Great Bend High School Activities Office from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

October 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Window breaking happening throughout the city

Great Bend has seen its share of criminal damage, but as of lately there has been a rash of window breaking in the city starting at the beginning of October, according to police reports.

October 25, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Nature educator explains animal sounds

Jean Aycock from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will explain the meanings of some animal sounds during a free Stop N' Learn program hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Trick or Treat

One hundred twenty children received Halloween buckets and costumes this past Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library's costume giveaway, according to Kiwanis President Barb Esfeld. This is the third year for the library and civic organization to collect and share new and used costumes.

October 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC may extend naming rights on training center

The Barton Community College trustees will be asked to approve a scales certification program and extend the naming rights on a building during the next board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Creation of the new vocational certificate program and extending the contract to name the Kip & Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center were discussed earlier this month at a board study session.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Scouting for food

On Oct. 29, our community will participate in Scouting for Food. Our local food banks continue to serve many families, and the need is great. Local scouts wish to help these families in need by collecting food items in the annual Scouting for Food drive.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pre-election campaign reports

On Oct. 31, treasurers for candidates running for state office, county office, political action conmlittees (PACs) and party committees will file their pre-general election campaign repmis. In addition, on Nov. 3, 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. PACs and party committees will file daily reports starting Nov. 3 through Nov. 7, disclosing any contributions made to the committee and independent expenditures made by the committee in the amount of $300 or more. All state candidate, PACs and party committees ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned Police report

Oct. 20

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission backs Sunflower’s transportation grant request

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a letter supporting Sunflower Diversified Services' application for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant applications. The funds would be used to continue the operation of the General Public Transportation System.

October 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Deer-vehicle collision sends two to Clara Barton Hospital

Two people were taken to Clara Barton Hospital Saturday evening after a deer hit by a car was thrown into the windshield of an oncoming pickup, 4 miles west and 10 miles north of Hoisington on U.S. 281.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Motorcyclist injured on I-70

SALINE COUNTY - An Ellsworth man was injured Sunday when the motorcycle he was driving went off Interstate 70 at the Interstate 135 ramp. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Shawn A. Davis, 24, was going too fast for the conditions and the 2006 Harley-Davidson went off the road at 3:47 p.m.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend man jailed after Sunday morning shooting

Two men were shot and one Great Bend man remains in jail following an argument that turned violent early Sunday morning, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Evening Lions provided vision screenings

The Great Bend Evening Lions Club provided free vision screening last Saturday and and Sunday during Family Fun Day at the Great Bend Brit SpaughZoo.

October 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wood Carvers will be at Sutherlands on Saturday

The Golden Belt Wood Carvers will be at Sutherlands, 5520 10th St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29. Members will display completed wood carvings while working on current carvings.

October 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Kids Fishing Day scheduled at Quivira

STAFFORD COUNTY - Enjoy the outdoors with the whole family with a fishing trip to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge during the annual Kids Fishing Day on ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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 a ...

May 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tornado warnings canceled

Reports of tornadoes and hail in the Barton County area began shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, but the storm had weakened by 6:30.

May 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Western Cooperative Electric restoring power

WaKEENEY - Western Cooperative Electric, WaKeeney, is working to restore member outages following the May 16 storm that caused damage in central Kansas.

May 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tornado watch issued for Kansas

WICHITA -- National Weather Service officials in Wichita issued a tornado watch for a wide swath of Kansas until 11 p.m. Thursday including Barton, Stafford ...

May 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee Rock residents take shelter as tornado hits

PAWNEE ROCK - Roads into the city of Pawnee Rock were closed through Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning to all but residents and emergency responders ...

May 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Twister damage totals over $600k

Although the figures are preliminary, Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said her department estimates the damage caused by the tornado that tore through western Barton ...

May 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Emerging to devastation

Editor's note: The author lives west of Great Bend and witnessed the tornado as it traveled from rural Pawnee Rock towards rural Great Bend ...

May 17, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


School's Out (almost)

Thursday is the last day of school in Great Bend, but kiddos and teachers have been celebrating all week.

May 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Demel named new United Way director

The United Way of Central Kansas announced Tuesday that Gaila (Nielsen) Demel from Ellinwood will be the new executive director for UWCK. She will begin ...

May 17, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Homes destroyed, injuries reported

Barton County residents were warned Tuesday night to take shelter as a tornadic thunderstorm traveled from Pawnee Rock to Susank and Beaver.

May 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pomp and Circumstance

Barton County Academy Director Becky Gillette compared her 13 new graduates to Christopher Columbus when she spoke at their commencement ceremony Tuesday evening. Columbus thought ...

May 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPL cleans house, purging 5K patrons from active list

The Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors met Monday afternoon, recognizing staff member Allison Muth in absentia, who graduated from Great Bend High School ...

May 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Vehicle crash sends cyclist to hospital

The Great Bend Police Department responded to a vehicle crash at approximately 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday at 820 Main St.

May 16, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Commission signs letter backing volunteer programs

The Barton County Commission, citing the importance of volunteerism and the county's support of civic involvement, approved Monday morning signing a letter of support ...

May 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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