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A crowd of people of all ages was entertained Wednesday as juggler Richard Holmgren of the Flying Debris Show performed tricks and told jokes at the Great Bend Public Library.

July 19, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

BCSO executes two search warrants

Stolen property, firearms and suspected drugs were seized last Thursday when the Barton County Sheriff's Office executed two search warrants at 7 a.m. at 161 SW 10 Ave., Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Movie in the Park and Special Summer Farmers Market Thursday night

Everyone is invited to attend a Special Farmers Market Thursday evening, at the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market at Jack Kilby Square. Then, when the sun goes down, visitors are invited to attend "The Little Mermaid" Movie in the Park, which is part of Great Bend's Summer Street Stroll Thursday night lineup. Visitors and vendors alike are encouraged to dress in tropical wear, and tropical music will help set the mood.

July 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

GBPL Board to help fund Dolly Parton Imagination Library

When the Great Bend Public Library learned it was one of six community organizations to receive annual support from the Don and Phyllis Whelan Endowment Fund, the Board of Trustees began exploring ideas to carry out the wishes of the Whelans. Monday night, they made plans to begin spending the first installment of $6,769, presented to them in March by the Golden Belt Community Foundation.

July 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Perez, Clark in court Friday

Former Barton County resident Sydney Anne Perez, 21, has been convicted of aiding and abetting battery, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said Tuesday.

July 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Party in the Park schedule set

The fifth-annual Party inthePark Aug. 12 is only a few weeks away, and Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes is putting the final touches on the arrangements for the event which takes place at Veterans Memorial Park.

July 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Three arrested during search warrants

Two search warrants that were conducted by the Hoisington Police Department less than a week from one another turned up drugs and stolen property.

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

OTR for July 18, 2017

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Battle of Badges Blood Drive is Monday

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, Great Bend police, fire and emergency medical services personnel often arrive first at emergencies, always ready to help. Local first responders will also help ensure blood is available during medical emergencies by partnering with the American Red Cross for the upcoming 4th annual Battle of the Badges blood drive on July 24 from 11:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave.

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Movie night at the historical society

The movie "With Each Turn of the Wheel: The Santa Fe Trail 1821-1996" will be shown Monday evening at the Barton County Historical Society meeting. The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. July 24 at the Barton County Historical Society Museum at 85 U.S. 281, just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend.

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Partridge sentenced for burglary, drug convictions

Kerry Joe Partridge Jr. 27, Great Bend, has been sentenced to four years, nine months in custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor announced.

July 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Council OKs $2M street improvement effort

Pushing ahead with the continued effort to improve Great Bend's streets, the City Council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a $2,001,000 contract with local contractor Venture Corporation for an ambitious street repair project this year.

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Larned City Manager declares bankruptcy

LARNED - Mayor William Nusser spoke to The Great Bend Tribune on Monday, confirming the Larned City Council was aware of a bankruptcy filing last week by the new city manager, Bradley Eilts and his wife. The disclosed liabilities amounted to more than $387,000.

July 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Jake brake use concerns county resident

Gary Burke, who lives on South McKinley just outside the Great Bend city limits, told Barton County commissioners Monday morning that the use of "jake brakes" by the drivers of large trucks in the area has become a nuisance for area residents. He requested signs indicating they are not allowed.

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Stove-top candle starts kitchen fire in Great Bend

Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to a kitchen fire at 4:33 p.m. Friday at 2530 Quivira. While units were responding, the dispatcher advised them that the fire was out. They ventilated the dwelling, which was full of smoke.

July 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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Architect reviews needs at USD 428

with mug of Terry Wiggers

March 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Vehicle abandoned following GBPD pursuit

A motorist led a Sgt. Ryan DeYoung from the Great Bend Police Department on a pursuit at 3:22 a.m. Sunday. The sergeant reportedly ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Disturbance leads to arrest on aggravated battery charge

A Great Bend man was arrested Saturday evening following a disturbance at 2721 Forest Ave. At 5:40 p.m. a caller reported Nicholas Hixson ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Chemical spill reported Sunday night

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to a report of a chemical leak at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Patton ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Marshall meets with ethanol producers

LYONS – On Saturday, Congressman Marshall, M.D. met with ethanol producers and agriculture industry leaders at the Kansas Ethanol LLC facility to discuss the preservation ...

March 12, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Senior Food Box Sign-up Monday

Barton County residents who are interested in participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for Seniors are encouraged to attend a Walk-In sign up event ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

USD 431 receives $20,000 EPA grant

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington school district is one of 20 Kansas school districts to be awarded $640,000 from the Environmental to replace older diesel school ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Editor's note: Veronica Coons participated in the Cottonwood Extension District's Master Gardener training class, the subject of this report.

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

KDOT announces approved February bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Feb. 21 in Topeka. Some ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Last Session, the Government, Technology, and Security Committee was created to evaluate Cybersecurity making sure a system is in place to protect citizens and state ...

March 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


ALBERT - In 1986, the Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt was established as an economic development tool for El Dorado. Partnering with the National ...

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Salina crooner coming to Jazz Festival

The 24th Annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will feature vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina, as well as the Prairie Winds Show Band and the GBHS ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Bunny Hunt

The Kansas Bowhunters Association's annual Bunny Hunt got underway Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Between searches for cottontail, members enjoyed archery target shooting and the ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Legislative Coffee

The second of two Legislative Coffees was held Saturday at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, with about 20 people coming to hear Sen. Mary ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Larned group takes message to Topeka

LARNED - At Larned's February city council meeting, Larned City Councilman Kim Barnes noted it had been a long time since Larned had made contact ...

March 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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