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July Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

August 03, 2014 | | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces July 2014 Grant Awards

Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed a competitive grant cycle and awarded $21,331.00 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. The July 2014 competitive grant recipients are:

August 03, 2014 | | Local News


Little Free Library photos

Think Small: Little Free Libraries boost reading and sharing

August 02, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Think Small: Little Free Libraries boost reading and sharing

At first glance, the wooden boxes popping up in Barton County might be mistaken for a new version of Great Bend's big, decorative "bird houses." But these structures have something inside - books - all free for the taking.

August 02, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More fake $100s passed

The Great Bend Police Department received two more reports Thursday of counterfeit money being passed at businesses.

August 01, 2014 | | Local News


Arrests made after man hit in head with golf club

Three Great Bend residents were arrested on aggravated battery charges Wednesday after a 25-year-old male was hit in the head with a golf club. The Great Bend Police Department was dispatched to 1445 Park Ave. at 1:34 p.m. and located suspects over the next hour.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


Auction items accepted to benefit Heartland Cancer Center patients

Items for the silent and live auctions that benefit Heartland Cancer Center patients are now being accepted. The event is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Club at Stoneridge.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


​Two injured at K-96 and Patton Road

An injury accident was reported at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday when two vehicles collided at K-96 and Patton Road. The Great Bend Police Department reports Jairo Martinez was driving northeast on Patton Road in a Lincoln Navigator and failed to yield right of way to a Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Leroy Rube, who was traveling northwest on K-96. Rube and passenger Dorothy Rube were transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


League of Women Voters survey

The League of Women Voters is conducting a newspaper questionnaire to run in the Great Bend Tribune the week before the primary election. All candidates for the Barton County Commission and The Kansas State Board of Education District's were sent

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


Panther cards sales

Great Bend High School Panther card sales will begin on Saturday, Aug. 9. High school student athletes will be canvassing the community beginning on that date to raise funds for the athletic department.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


USD 428 physicals

Free physicals for USD 428 high school and middle school athletes will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 in the commons area at Great Bend High School. This is the only date these physicals will be offered.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


USD 428 enrollment

Enrollment dates are quickly approaching for USD 428 schools.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Murray Chiropractic, 2100 Kansas Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


GBHS starting band camps next week

Great Bend High School freshmen band members, drum majors and section leaders will meet Monday, Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-13 to prepare for the upcoming marching season. Drum majors and section leaders will congregate at 7:30 a.m., with freshmen needing to check out a school instrument meet at the high school at 7:45. The schedule has few days, but longer times this year so the Panther Pride Marching Band will be prepared for the many fall activities. The entire freshman band will start playing at 8-11:30 a.m. and also from 1-3 p.m.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


Tips wanted to locate stolen ATV

Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking the public's assistance in the recovery of an all-terrain vehicle stolen last week from a building north of Ellinwood.

July 30, 2014 | | Local News


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Familiar Faces

Each year, the Barton Community College faculty and staff get to strut their artistic talents in the Shafer Art Gallery's "Faculty Staff Friends Acquaintances ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


​Red Cross to accept blood donations

The next opportunity to donate blood in Great Bend will be Monday, Sept. 14, at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave. Donations will be accepted ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


​Inmates scheduled for parole hearings

Three Kansas Department of Corrections inmates with convictions in area counties will be considered for parole this fall. The Prisoner Review Board will hold parole ...

August 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Warrent Task Force a success

The Great Bend Police Department's Warrant Task Force was deployed and made 10 arrests on Monday.

August 21, 2015 | Russ Edem | 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 ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Health Department warns of rabies upswing

The Barton County Health Department continues to deal with what officials believe to be an increased number of potential rabies cases, Health Director Shelly Schneider ...

August 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington stand-off ends without incident

Thursday night, Aug. 20, at 10 p.m., Hoisington Police and deputies from the Barton County Sheriff's Office were called to 673 W. 3rd ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Power washer stolen from shed at Sonic Drive-in

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a man that was seen by surveillance cameras breaking into a storage shed located at 3908 10th St. in ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend mobile app features Wetlands Center

Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area visitors can now guide their own tours of the state park using the Great Bend 2 Go mobile app, a free ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Solida tells officers he shot his wife

WOODWARD, Okla. – Initial reports indicated that the rural Oklahoma man charged with shooting his wife shot her accidentally last Friday. However, in a 911 call ...

August 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New apartments open with all units leased

A project years in the making was realized Thursday with the ribbon cutting on a new apartment complex, The Reserves at Trail Ridge.

August 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​School budget growth exceeds consumer price index; budget hearing Monday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold its budget hearing at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at the District Education ...

August 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Truck overturns, injuring driver

A Hoisington man was injured Wednesday when the 1999 Kenworth truck he was driving overturned on K-156, 8 miles northeast of Great Bend.

August 20, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower’s Aktion Club helps collect school supplies for youngsters

Three local non-profit entities recently teamed up to donate approximately $350 worth of school supplies to local and area children.

August 20, 2015 | | Local News


Stuff the Bus

Donita Wolf from Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice takes another shopping cart of donated items to a waiting bus, Wednesday afternoon in front of the ...

August 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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