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WIND AND FIRE

The Great Bend Fire Department battled small grass fires over the weekend, but the threat of a large wildfire was always there. Both Great Bend and Ellinwood sent fire trucks to Reno County on Saturday.

March 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Former coach Kaiser has 1st court appearance

Todd Eric Kaiser appeared in Barton County District Court on Monday for his first appearance on the charge of sexual exploitation of a child.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Learning to listen to animals, a program at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center

Chirps, whistles, croaks, and clicks all combine in an animal opera of high drama for eavesdropping scientists. The public can discover what animals are saying during the free program, "Listening to Animals," at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at the Cheyenne Bottoms Refuge, northeast of Great Bend on K-156.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansans United for Youth Justice marks Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility closing with art compet

To commemorate the closing of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility and Youth Art Month, Kansans United for Youth Justice today launched an art competition to raise awareness of juvenile justice reform.

March 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


County transfers over $1M in unexpended funds

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution transferring and carrying over 2016 unexpended funds to the capital improvement totalling $496,000 and equipment replacement funds totalling $752,000.

March 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs weather week proclamation

March came in like a lion and those winds whipped the Barton County Courthouse Monday morning.

March 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘The time is at hand’

For several years, the county has worked with the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to make improvements to the K-4 Cheyenne Bottoms overlook near Hoisington. The project is finally moving forward.

March 06, 2017 | Work on scenic overlook underway | Local News


Motorist taken to hospital after pickup hits guardrail

A Holyrood man was taken to Clara Barton Hospital on Sunday evening after the pickup he was driving struck a bridge guardrail in Barton County.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Dannebohm arrested following pursuit

A Great Bend man who allegedly led the Barton County Sheriff's Office on a pursuit early Saturday spent the night in Cheyenne Bottoms before being arrested later that morning.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor February 2017

Handmade quilts were presented to 10 area veterans on Friday, Feb. 24, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. They were made by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor volunteers. The next presentations will be made at 6:45 p.m. on March 31 at the post, 1011 Kansas Ave.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington youth celebrates birthday by giving

HOISINGTON - Jaci Morris celebrated her seventh birthday by giving instead of receiving. Her wish for her birthday was that no one bring gifts to her party. Instead, guests were asked to simply bring a donation for Kans for Kids.

March 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility both emotional and hopeful

LARNED - The atmosphere was like both a reunion and a wake. There were hugs, tears, and emotional greetings between old friends. Men and women stood side by side, some holding back tears, but all with a sense of hopefulness Friday afternoon as staff of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility gathered for the closing ceremony of the facility. The facility which was dedicated in 2003 and could hold 128 youth is now permanently closed.

March 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


LIFESAVING MOVES

Anyone can do CPR...and for many it's one of those nagging, "I-ought-to-learn" things we try to find time for. The Great Bend Fire Department helped several in the community cross that off their to-do lists Saturday morning.

March 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Advanced grant writing workshop coming to Great Bend

Golden Belt Community Foundation will be hosting a one-day advanced grant writing workshop March 22, at the Holiday Inn Express, 3821 10th Street in Great Bend. This workshop is available to area non-profit organizations who wish to learn more advanced grant writing skills needed to successfully submit and obtain grants.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Zoo news: Cool gator ready for winter

Alvin the alligator did not want to be caught recently when workers at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo attempted to move him to warmer ...

December 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Holiday giving

Farmers Bank and Trust of Great Bend held its annual Charity Coffee on Wednesday and donated $6,500 to local organizations to use to help ...

December 06, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


2018 appraisal process underway

The Barton County Appraiser's Office has started its final review process, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. This is a process where appraisals for the ...

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Additional work to Radium Bridge OKed

In June, the Barton County Commission approved L&M Contractors of Great Bend performing long-needed repairs to a bridge over the Arkansas River southwest of ...

December 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned City Council nixes dog park at Prairie Vista

LARNED - When the Larned City Council met Monday night, hopes of residents at the city's Prairie Vista Duplexes were dashed when a split council ...

December 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Holiday hours extended at post office

Shipping holiday gifts just got more convenient. The Great Bend Post Office at 2100 16th St. will extend its retail window hours to 2 p ...

December 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council OKs buying more auto defib units

When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, seconds count. That is why a divided Great Bend City Council Monday night approved buying the 10 automatic ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New city HR director introduced

The City of Great Bend has a new human resources director, Interim City Administrator George Kolb announced to the City Council Monday night. Hired was ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission moves on courthouse repairs

All five Barton County commissioners agreed Monday morning that something must be done to preserve the stately Barton County Courthouse turns which turns 100 years ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wanted motorist flees from police

A vehicular pursuit was reported at 2:22 a.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of Adams St. A Great Bend Police officer attempted to ...

December 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees meet Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts ...

December 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adopt a Pet set for Dec. 9

Golden Belt Humane Society/Adopt a Pet hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Orscheln's ...

December 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service rep will be at Kansas Works

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Step into in an old-fashioned Christmas at Fort Larned

The Fort Larned National Historic Site will hold its annual Christmas Past celebration from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. Step ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lucas sci-fi/fantasy author Don Wilcox featured in new book

A prolific if under-appreciated writer from the Golden Age of science fiction haled from Lucas, Kansas. Now Wildside Press has published "The Best of Don ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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