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Man found unresponsive in vehicle leads to drug bust

Pawnee County Sheriff's Office along with fire/rescue and EMS responded to a citizen complaint of an unresponsive male subject in a vehicle on Monday in the early afternoon which later led to a drug arrest.

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Maryland firm buys GB Regional facilities

BETHESDA, Md. – Bethesda, Md.-based Global Medical REIT Inc. announced Wednesday that on Dec. 30, it entered into a purchase contract to acquire Great Bend Regional Hospital for a purchase price of $24,500,000. However, local hospital officials stressed this includes the building and property only, and local control of the facility will remain intact.

January 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Regional Hospital welcomes New Year’s Baby

Each year, the staff at Great Bend Regional Hospital wait anxiously to see which expecting mother will deliver the first baby of the new year. For 2017, the first baby was born Tuesday morning to Matt and Andrea Stalcup of Great Bend. Their new son, Easton Gates Stalcup, was born at 8:43 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. Grandparents include Lenard and Carolyn Maxwell, as well as Kevin and Diane Stalcup, all residing in Great Bend.

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Environmental Management sees much activity in 2016

The Barton County Environmental Management Office has been busy over the past year, County Commission Chairman Don Davis said. He was referring to a report submitted by Environmental Manager Judy Goreham which recapped the department's 2016 activity.

January 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 431 receives wellness grant

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night and heard a wellness committee report from Krisa Schneider, 3rd grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School. The USD 431 Wellness Committee will focus on modeling good wellness habits in 2017, and will implement policies that will put the district in line to be eligible various grants, like the one that will bring water bottle filling stations to Roosevelt Elementary and Hoisington High School this year. With Clara Barton Hospital's receipt of a Pathways grant in 2016, the district may be eligible for up to $30,000 in grants, she ...

January 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


TECH SUPPORT

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night and heard a wellness committee report from Krisa Schneider, 3rd grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School. The USD 431 Wellness Committee will focus on modeling good wellness habits in 2017, and will implement policies that will put the district in line to be eligible various grants, like the one that will bring water bottle filling stations to Roosevelt Elementary and Hoisington High School this year. With Clara Barton Hospital's receipt of a Pathways grant in 2016, the district may be eligible for up to $30,000 in grants, she ...

January 03, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission reups with KAC

By a 4-1 vote, the Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved the county's Kansas Association Of Counties 2017 membership. The KAC dues are based on a calculation that includes a base fee, population and valuation, so the 2017 dues are $6,125.84.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber to get back to basics

There have been good things happening on the economic development front over the past year, from the Holiday Inn Express to Freddy's to a myriad of other new businesses and business expansions. But Great Bend Chamber of Commerce President Jan Peters was looking into 2017 when she gave her report to the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Toll-free legislative hotline available to Kansas residents

Kansas residents can access information on legislation, legislative procedure, state government, public policy issues and more by calling 1-800-432-3924. Calls are answered by experienced reference/research librarians at the State Library of Kansas and kept confidential. Lines are open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Callers can also leave brief messages to be delivered to legislators as well as request copies of bills, journals, and other legislative documents.

January 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Thrivent Financial at the Spray Holt Family Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Tiffany Schoendahler with greeters Gaila Nielsen and Dale Hogg. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LOWERING THE BOOM

The Great Bend Boom has gone bust.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BBB top ten scams of 2016

In May, it was reported that the Barton County Treasurer's Office fell for a scam by sending money to a bank in Georgia, ultimately costing the county over $14,000.

January 02, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


USD 428 looks at alternative student meals for accounts in arrears

Editor's note: This is the second of two stories about policy changes being considered by the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education for 2017.

January 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


History of area scouting sought

In 2108, the Boy Scouts of America's Quivira Council will celebrate 100 years. Now, the council's Centennial Committee wants to compile this history into a book to mark the occasion.

January 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GETTING A LEG UP

On Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, the Kansas Legislature will convene the 2017 Legislative Session in Topeka. When members elected on Nov. 8 convened for certification and caucusing on Dec. 5, the filing of prefiled bills also began. With seven House Bills and five Senate Bills already on the list as of Thursday, Dec. 28, legislators will not face an empty slate.

December 31, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Superintendent wants to start new student group

Students at Great Bend High School may soon have a say in course offerings and other aspects of school life. Superintendent Khris Thexton plans to ...

October 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Climate change predicted to reduce size, stature of dominant Midwest plant

MANHATTAN - The economically important big bluestem grass - a dominant prairie grass and a major forage grass for cattle - is predicted to reduce its growth and ...

October 10, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Ellinwood revitalization plan OKed by Barton County Commission

In an effort to help spur improvements in the community, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an interlocal agreement for the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan ...

October 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marijuana found after vehicles collide

A two-vehicle collision with possible injuries was reported at 9:42 a.m. Friday at 18th St. and Baker Ave. Lt. Scott Bieberle at the ...

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect attempted to hide on roof

Israel Klein was arrested for a Great Bend Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear, at 3:18 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block ...

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cause of Friday's fire undetermined

A Friday afternoon fire at 2607 19th St. appeared suspicious at first, but a closer look found "nothing suspicious," according to Lt. Scott Bieberle at ...

October 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Woman reportedly attempted to stab ex-boyfriend

Great Bend Police Department arrested Alisha Myers, Great Bend, after a domestic dispute reportedly turned violent last Friday afternoon.

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stabbing victim 'not cooperative'

A man who was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital early Monday was "not cooperative" with police, Lt. Scott Bieberle at the Great Bend Police ...

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS bowling approved

Great Bend High School has taken bowling teams to state championships, and now volunteers will bring instructional bowling to Great Bend Middle School.

October 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City to start flushing hydrants

The Public Works Department will begin flushing fire hydrants on Monday, Oct. 16. Residents may notice lower water pressure and water discoloration during flushing.

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Vehicles stalled in high water

Friday's storm dropped about 2 inches of rain on Great Bend and left some motorists stranded when their vehicles stalled out in high water.

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCSO offers conceal carry class

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, Oct. 21. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry ...

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Traffic infraction leads to drug bust

A St, John was arrested on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute following a late-night traffic stop near the city of ...

October 09, 2017 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Mawhirter announces candidacy for Council Ward 2

Rachel Mawhirter says that the problems facing the City of Great Bend are real, but that the solutions can be simple. As one of three ...

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


BCC Theatre holding open auditions for ‘Horror Movie Survival Guide’

Barton Theatre is hosting auditions for its upcoming show "Horror Movie Survival Guide," a comedic play which spoofs horror movies. Auditions are 4:30-6:30 ...

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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