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July 10, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News

County hires county works director

Long-time Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips retired at the end of June. On Monday, the County Commission appointed the man to take his place.

July 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission renews agreement with county counselor

Renewing the contract with Ellsworth attorney Carey Hipp as Barton County's legal counselor was in the best interest of the county, the County Commissioner decided Monday morning. This came despite a plea from County Attorney Amy Mellor, who caught most on the commission off guard when she attended the meeting asking to move the counselor's job to her office and asking for more departmental resources.

July 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News



July 08, 2017 | BY SUSAN THACKER | Local News

House fire Thursday at 723 1/2 Madison

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 7:31 p.m. on Thursday at 723 1/2 Madison.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Tractor pulls show off pedal power, antiques

Despite the warm weather, spectators of all ages came out to the Barton County Fair on Saturday to watch not only real-life tractor pulls, but also join in on the fun of the pedal tractor pulls.

July 08, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

Fair wraps up Sunday

Sunday is the final day of the Barton County Fair, not counting the all-day tear down, cleanup and storage that will take place Monday at the Expo Complex. The commercial exhibits cleared out of Expo I Saturday evening, making room for the annual 4-H BBQ, opening Sunday morning at 11:30.

July 08, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Rozel motorist involved in injury crash

DODGE CITY - A Rozel woman was taken to Western Plains Regional Hospital in Dodge City after two vehicles collided at 10:59 p.m. Friday in Ford County.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Russell pedestrian dies after being hit on I-70

A pedestrian walking along the side of Interstate 70 in Russell County died after being hit by a vehicle Friday night.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Rec Commission budget hearing Monday

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. on Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Items on the agenda include 2016-2017 budget public hearing, Oozefest Mud Volleyball Tournament, coed softball rules and appointments and designations.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pets available for adoption at Ellinwood festival

Golden Belt Humane Society/Adopt a Pet will be at the After Harvest Festival in Ellinwood on Saturday, July 15.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Executive session on BCC agenda

A closed session is on the agenda for a special meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday, July 11. The meeting will be held "immediately following the study session" that is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

USD 428 board starts new year Monday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, July 10, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The board will organize for the new fiscal year and bring the 2016-2017 year to a close. There will be a staff presentation from Lacy Wolters on the progress of the Great Bend High School Career Development and ACT programs.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Chiefs' players attempt rescue

HUTCHINSON - In the midst of an unthinkable tragedy, Great Bend Chiefs coach Mike Perry exhibited pride in his baseball players.

July 08, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Brungardt to be honored at After Harvest Fest

ELLINWOOD - This year the Ellinwood Rotary is giving special honorary recognition to Mary Ann Brungardt during the 2017 After Harvest Festival, July 13-15. The theme this year is "Happy Heritage - Historic Hometown."

July 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

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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

Clara Barton Hospital assessment finds greater access to mental health services tops list

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital hosted a town hall meeting on March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center, where hospital health-care officials were joined by representatives ...

March 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBMS hosting Cottonwood District Regional 4-H Day

Regional 4-H Day activities start this evening at 5:30 p.m. at Great Bend Middle School, said Cottonwood District 4-H and Youth Development Extension ...

March 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Town Hall Topics: Health Care

The results of a recent online survey of community health services were reviewed Thursday during a town-hall meeting at the Holiday Inn Express. Mental health ...

March 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Student 'investors' learn Wall Street tactics

They may not be ready for Wall Street, but three Great Bend High School students are one step closer. And so are nearly two dozen ...

March 08, 2018 | By Jennifer Schartz Great Bend USD 428 | Local News


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 ...

March 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Burn restriction in place

The Great Bend fire Department has issued an open burning restriction. The restricted areas include the City of Great Bend and the four contracting townships ...

March 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Bowhunters to hold weekend Bunny Hunt

The Kansas Bowhunters Association will hold its annual Bunny Hunt at Cheyenne Bottoms this weekend. Fellow archers and bowhunters of all ages are welcome to ...

March 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Those who can, teach. Alden Adams, a preschool teacher at Helping Hands, left the business world to follow his true calling as an early-education teacher.

March 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Legislative Coffee is Saturday

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development will hold the second of two Legislative Coffees from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, in the ...

March 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Farmers Market vendors meeting set

Area fruit and vegetable growers, honey producers, community artists and makers of crafts who are interested in participating in the Great Bend Summer Street Stroll ...

March 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBHS absences doubled on March 7

The number of students absent from Great Bend High School on Wednesday was about double the usual, Great Bend USD 428 Director of Public Information ...

March 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Marshall shares insights on NAFTA negotiations

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall left Friday for a 48-hour turnaround visit to Mexico City where the seventh round of the North American Free ...

March 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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