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Council strolls towards summer

Summer is around the corner and that means so is the sixth-annual Great Bend Summer Street Stroll. The City Council Monday night approved measures setting the stage for the annual weekly event.

April 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Despite support, Penney’s still closing

Even though the tremendous number of calls in support of the Great Bend JC Penney's didn't sway J.C. Penney company to keep it open, they did impress company offiDAAddllfdv cials, Great Bend Chamber of Commerce President Jan Peters told the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

April 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Recognizing service

April 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Music to their ears

The Great Bend City Council struck a chord with the Great Bend Recreation Commission Monday night as the council approved partnering with GBRC on the installation of outdoor musical equipment at Veterans Memorial Park.

April 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCSO seeks information

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating a wanted person, Dennis J. Streiner.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County to observe health week

Making Barton County as healthy as possible is the goal of the Health Department, and National Public Health Week calls attention to this cause, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider told the County Commission Monday morning.

April 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission lifts burn ban

On March 13, the County Commission established a temporary burn ban in Barton County, prompted by wildland fire conditions at the time. However, the picture is damper now.

April 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hutch man charged with Pawnee County rape

LARNED – A Hutchinson man facing a rape charge in Pawnee County made his first appearance in Pawnee County District Court Monday afternoon, County Attorney Douglas McNett said.

April 03, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


GBHS Speech Squad competes at tournaments

Part of the Great Bend High School Speech Team competed at the Pratt Speech Tournament on Saturday, April 1. Ashtin Heath and Aaron Miller competed in three individual events each and placed in all of them. Heath placed first in Impromptu Speaking and Original Oration and second in Serious Solo Acting. Miller placed second in Impromptu Speaking, third in Original Oration and third in Humorous Solo Acting.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS FBLA members qualify for nationals

TOPEKA - Last week, 20 Great Bend High School students traveled to Topeka for the state Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Leadership Conference. The students competed in 21 business and career-related events.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC halts assessment change for BartOnline

Barton Community College will take a step back from a new procedure for how online students are assessed for college readiness.

April 03, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quilts of Valor March 2017

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor awarded quilts to 15 veterans on Friday, March 31 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. The group awarded its 300th Quilt of Valor that night, and then one more for a total of 301.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS musicians present concert selections

Great Bend High School instrumental students will present their solo and small ensemble contest selections at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 3 in the GBHS Band Room (Room 153).

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Business tycoon was a boxing legend

LARNED - "How on earth did you get to be a championship boxer in your early days?"

April 01, 2017 | By Judi Tabler | Local News


Farm & Ranch Expo opens Wednesday

The Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo opens Wednesday at the Expo Complex, 455 West Barton County Road. Now in its sixth year, the three-day event features hundreds of exhibitors, as well as free entertainment and informational programs.

April 01, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Fort Larned has a new brochure

Fort Larned National Historic Site recently received a shipment of new brochures to hand out at the visitor center.

February 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton nursing program sees renewed success

The 2015-2016 academic year was a turning point for the nursing program at Barton Community College. Gary Burke recalls being a fairly new college trustee ...

February 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rep. Marshall’s low-dose radiation bill unanimously passes house

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday the House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Roger Marshall's bill, H.R. 4675, the Low Dose Radiation Research Act of ...

February 13, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Waterline replacement project will begin on Main Street

The City of Great Bend Administration and Engineering departments announced Tuesday afternoon the next phase for the on-going waterline replacement project. At the end of ...

February 13, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


BSCO, GBPD respond to injury crashes

Local law enforcement responded to injury crashes Monday and Tuesday, including a vehicle/pedestrian collision in Great Bend.

February 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


17 days: Dispute over speedy trial countdown results in nixed jury trial

It may be awhile, if ever, before Barton County jurors are permitted to decide the guilt or innocence of Alejandro "Vato" Azteca in a 2016 ...

February 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School board approves summer wrestling tournament

Great Bend High School Head Wrestling Coach Nathan Broeckelman has plans for a summer wrestling tournament at Memorial Stadium, with some night matches "under the ...

February 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Funds exchange gives county more flexibility

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a supplement to the county's federal-aid fund exchange master agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation. The ...

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County announces Presidents Day closings

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the ...

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sex offender sentenced in district court

In a press release issued Monday, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said the past week was a busy one for her office:

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to look at tuition

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review tuition and fees when it meets for a study session at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb ...

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Attorney’s Office accused of misconduct

An emotional Denise Rankin pleaded with Barton County Commissioners Monday morning to take action against County Attorney Amy Mellor and her assistant Douglas Matthews, alleging ...

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Dark Web

Like the tip of an iceberg, the portion of the interest that you and Google can see is a small portion of a larger structure ...

February 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon honoring 2017 inductees Larry Becker and James Calcara are on sale in the Activities ...

February 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


CABIN FEVER CURE

It was the kind of day that the "Cat in the Hat" liked to visit "Sally" and her brother. Cold and miserable, with nothing to ...

February 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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