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Zoo curator comments on human behavior

Just days after a child wandered into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo had its own incident of unwanted human-animal contact. But in this case, it was the animals who were endangered.

July 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Samaritan rescues submerged deputy

BARTON COUNTY - An unidentified motorist in Barton County rescued a Barton County Sheriff's Deputy who was apparently trapped in a submerged vehicle Saturday night.

July 04, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Wet weather will shift to heat

WICHITA -- The National Weather Service has recorded record-breaking rainfall over the Fourth of July weekend. Now, 100-degree heat will shift back to Kansas starting Tuesday.

July 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A WET JULY 4 WEEKEND

A flood warning remained in effect until late Monday afternoon for much of Barton County as runoff from the weekend's heavy rainfall continued to cause minor flooding problems. The flooding led to rolling of a Barton County Sheriff's Office patrol car and forced the closure of some roads as they were covered in water.

July 04, 2016 | BY DALE HOGG and JIM MISUNAS | Local News


City Band plans patriotic concert

The Great Bend City Band's weekly concerts move indoors for the month of July. Free concerts will be offered Thursday, July 7 and Tuesday, July 12, at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. Both of the free concerts are open the public and start at 8:15 p.m.

July 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission, council to meet Tuesday

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

July 03, 2016 | Commission, council to meet Tuesday | Local News


Concerns raised over Galatia water issue

GALATIA - Galatia Mayor Steve Wilhelm's decision earlier this year not to sell water to an area farmer has one city councilman concerned. David Strecker brought it up at last month's meeting, and more discussion is expected when the council meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at the City Building.

July 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


AG Derek Schmidt’s office to provide child ID kits, consumer protection information at Barton County

Free child identification kits and information to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft, scams and deceptive business practices will be offered at next week's Barton County Fair, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

July 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


2016 Kansas Range Schools announced

The 2016 KS Range Schools are only 6 weeks away. Learn more about rangeland management in a friendly setting with other ranchers, land managers, range management students and natural resource professionals. You can register at KGLC.org. Costs for the school is $350 per student which covers room, board and tuition for the 2 1/2 day schools. Scholarships of $175 are available for most ranchers and eligible college students and scholarships of $125 are available for most natural resource agency personnel.

July 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Travel, celebrate Independence Day safely

Many Kansans will be traveling to Fourth of July celebrations this weekend, and local and state officials encourage travelers to plan ahead to make their trips as safe as possible.

July 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Victim recalls illicit phone call

By JIM MISUNAS

July 01, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


USD 428 starts year ‘fiscally strong’

A new fiscal year begins July 1 for the State of Kansas and its public schools. The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meet Thursday morning to close the books on 2015-2016.

June 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Lashley hired to coach track

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education on Thursday hired Lyles Lashley to coach cross country and track.

June 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Primary voter registration deadline looming

The last day to register to vote for the Aug. 2 primary election is at the close of business on Tuesday, July 12, the Barton County Clerk's Office announced Thursday.

June 30, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


KWEC’s Nature Camp nearly here

We're "batty" about summer nature camp at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. There are still some openings available for the July 8, camp held in conjunction with the Great Bend Recreation Center.

June 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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New waste water meters purchased

When contained, the caustic waste water that seeps through the trash at the Barton County Landfill is a good thing, However, controlling that leachate is ...

April 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KanCare Expansion forum shares potential Barton County impact

Monday night, a forum organized by The Alliance for Healthy Kansas at the Prince of Peace parish hall sought to inform and provide answers about ...

April 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A chance to step up

The Barton County Commission County Monday morning cemented its commitment to the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway when it approved a resolution naming the ...

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HVAC bid on school board agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Thursday at Lincoln Elementary School, 5630 Broadway Ave. Items on ...

April 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thompson takes on noxious weeds

Helping to pave the way to a smooth transition upon the retirement of Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips, the Barton County Commission Monday morning ...

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wondra leaving BCSO after 27 years

It was a rare occasion for the Barton County Sheriff's Office Monday morning as the Barton County Commission recognized long-time BCSO detective Sharon Wondra.

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Exit Laughing

Great Bend Community Theatre brings the comedy "Exit Laughing" to the Crest Theater this week.

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Weapons policy on BCC Trustees’ agenda

A proposed draft of a new weapons policy is on the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, at 4 p ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Illegal drugs highlight Pawnee Co. court cases

LARNED - Drugs was the common theme of the April 20 Pawnee County District County Felony Motion Docket, Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett said. Of the ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Original plays to premiere at BCC

Four original plays selected from the Barton Community College theater department's Original Playwright Contest will take the stage in a one-night performance at 7 ...

April 22, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News


Sisters of Hope group reaches out to recent widows

"Sisters of Hope," a group for recently widowed women of all ages and denominations, is an outreach ministry of First Assembly of God Church, 601 ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News




Emma Jean Bradley lives by the Golden Rule

LARNED - Emma Jean Bradley, the matriarch, the mother and the grandmother of the singing Bradleys ... but there is oh, so much more to this story.

April 22, 2017 | By Judi Tabler Special to the Tribune | 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 ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend community forum Monday to discuss expanding KanCare

On Monday, the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas will hold a community forum to discuss how expanding KanCare will impact Great Bend and its residents ...

April 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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