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Commission, council to meet Monday

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

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Some of county money lost in scam recovered

On Thursday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received notification from Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra that some of the funds in the recent email scam had been recovered, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

June 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kitts files for Commissioner

Hannelore Kitts announces that she has filed for the position of Barton County Commissioner, District 2. Kitts recently retired from her position of District Judge of the 20th Judicial District, which she held for almost 20 years. She was appointed to the bench by Governor Graves in 1995, after she had been in the general practice of law for 12 years representing juveniles and criminal defendants.

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Higher oil prices could signal more drilling

Although it may frustrate summer motorists reveling the cheapest gasoline in years, historically low crude prices have rebounded some, dragging the pumps costs up along with them.

June 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Media protocols on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the District Education Center. Items on the agenda are media protocols and the new superintendent evaluation form.

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo News: Vixie delivers 6 arctic fox kits

On May 20 Vixie, the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo's female arctic fox, gave birth to a litter of six kits.

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Baseball historian to present program

Award winning baseball author Phil S. Dixon will visit the Barton County Historical Society this month to present, "The Monarchs, a Baseball Revolution."

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rush County June Jaunt events

Rush County celebrates an "All-American Weekend," this Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of the K-96 June Jaunt.

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood June Jaunt events

The annual K-96 June Jaunt takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in cities from Tribune to Ellinwood. It's a chance to experience authentic rural America at it's best.

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend to celebrate June Jaunt

Great Bend has a full schedule of events for the fifth annual June Jaunt. The Barton County courthouse square, known as Jack Kilby Square, is just one location for entertainment. For more information contract Christina Hayes, community coordinator, at 620-793-4111. The schedule includes:

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Slate of primary candidates finalized

Noon Wednesday was the deadline for candidates to file their intents to run in advance of the Aug. 2 primary election. Below is the list of those who have filed in Barton County.

June 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quilts of Valor

The Golden Plains Quilts of Valor group presented quilts to area veterans at the American Legion Post No. 180 in Great Bend on Friday, May 27, 2016.

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Once thought to be a passenger, driver in fatal wreck charged

The initial investigation into a May 15 fatal wreck indicated the deceased, Jacob D. Kinney of Great Bend, was driving. However, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said authorities now believe that is not the case.

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, 250 W 9th Street, Hoisington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Mike Fortkamp with greeters Dale Hogg and Gaila Nielsen. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ONCE BITTEN, TWICE ...

Barton County is seeing an upswing in rabies-related dog bite investigations. This concerns county Health Director Shelly Schneider who said her office is spending about 20 hours a week on these cases.

May 31, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Zinn to leave City Council

Mike Zinn tried to make it to the end of his current term on the Great Bend City Council that ends in November.

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City gets new clerk/finance officer

The City of Great Bend has a new city clerk/finance director. The City Council Monday night confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Shawna ...

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Emergency shelter opens in southwest Kansas

DODGE CITY - The Red Cross jointly opened a shelter with the Salvation Army at Dodge County Community College in Dodge City on Monday in response ...

January 16, 2017 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


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


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