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Solida to be charged in Barton County

The Oklahoma man involved in a four-hour standoff with authorities last Friday with his children in the car will face two counts of aggravated child endangerment in Barton County, Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews said Wednesday.

August 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

August 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


United Way kickoff soars up, up and away

Those attending the United Way of Central Kansas' 2016 campaign opener Saturday night didn't have to duck into a phone booth for a quick change to become superheroes. Their participation in the event was enough as they raised $27,450 to jump start the annual fundraising drive.

August 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will take place at The Reserve at Trail Ridge. 811 Grant Street (west of Wal-Mart) at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available. Ribbon cutting program will be at 10 a.m with elected officials and other dignitaries. These are the first new apartments built in Great Bend since the late 1970's. This first phase will feature 2 and 3-bedroom apartments with knotty alder cabinets, walk-in closets, and lots of amenities. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Amanda Hackerott and Terry Lewis.

August 19, 2015 | | Local News


FINDING THEIR BEARINGS

Donald G. McMican, president of DGM Consultants, PA, a structural engineering and masonry consulting company, met with Ellinwood City Manager Bud Newberry, Mark and Cassie Batchman, and a representative of Stone Construction Monday morning. He was there at the request of the city to determine how to safely complete the demolition of a city-owned building at the corner of First and Main Street. The structure has sat untouched since late last September after the contractor, Nelson Stone, halted work when it became apparent knocking the building down was about to do more harm than good. While McMican was able to ...

August 18, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Gary Burke chosen as next BCC Trustee

Gary Burke of Great Bend was chosen Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the Barton Community College Board of Trustees.

August 18, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Testing, inspection and permitting fees go up

It has been years, even decades, since the fees charged by the Barton County Environmental Management Department increased the fees it charges for the myriad code enforcement services it provides. That changed Monday when the County Commission approved an updated fee schedule.

August 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


World War II warbird joins the team

Another warbird will be on the flight deck at the Great Bend Airport Airfest, Sept. 18-20.

August 18, 2015 | | Local News


Water rates to go up

Great Bend residents will see a 10 percent water rate increase to cover the increased cost of operations, following action by the Great Bend City Council Monday night. However, officials said the hike only helps the water service level out costs associated with an aging system.

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City Council OKs 2016 budget

To keep pace with infrastructure needs and goals set by the City Council, the 2016 City of Great Bend budget includes a 1.32 mill levy. The budget was OKed by the City Council following a public hearing Monday night.

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


$100,000 in methamphetamine seized by joint law enforcement agencies

Combined operations and cooperation between local law enforcement agencies made another big methamphetamine bust last Wednesday.

August 17, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


County hopes to improve immunization rates

Recently, the Barton County Health Department hosted an immunization carnival in an effort to bolster sagging immunization rates, but the low numbers remain a problem, especially among the teenaged population, Health Director Shelly Schneider told the County Commission Monday morning.

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


DRESSED NOT TO KILL

It was a tense situation for Pam Stiles and Pam Winkelman of the Barton County Health Department Monday morning, and it wasn't even a crisis situation.

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mosquito spraying planned in Great Bend

The City of Great Bend Street Department will be spraying for mosquitoes this Thursday and Thursday, Aug. 27. Spraying will be between the hours of 8 p.m. to midnight both nights.

August 17, 2015 | | Local News


St. John driver dies from injuries sustained in wreck

ST. JOHN – A St. John driver died from injuries sustained in a Saturday morning accident after the vehicle struck an electrical pole, according to the Stafford County sheriff's department.

August 17, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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City prepares for mosquito season

The City of Great Bend has made its battle plan to combat mosquitoes this season, especially in light of the zika virus concerns.

May 03, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


City Council vents anger over tree removal

It was a furious Great Bend City Council that scolded Central Kansas Library System Director Harry Willems Monday night over the cutting down last week ...

May 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Just who is Bob Dole?

Robert J. "Bob" Dole's western Kansas values are a good fit for what Fort Hays State University values. The university will honor Dole at ...

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LONG TIME COMING

Improvements to the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Bandshell area of Jack Kilby Square were discussed at the April 18. City Council meeting. Monday night, those ...

May 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KCAC tournment kicks off with community night

Great Bend will host the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference softball and baseball tournament for the third year from Wednesday through Saturday.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grants awarded for STEM projects, phonics

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of stories about Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation minigrants awarded to teachers recently.

May 02, 2016 | By Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Plains Quilts of Valor honors veterans

Veterans received quilts donated by the "Golden Plains Quilts of Valor" on April 29 at the American Legion Argonne Post No. 180, Great Bend. All ...

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High school students enter ‘Vortex Exhibit’ at Shafer Art Gallery

Students from Great Bend, Ellinwood, Larned and Hoisington high schools have their art on display as part of the Shafer Gallery's "Vortex Exhibit" from ...

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


KDOT requesting comments on STIP amendment

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is requesting comments on the amendment to the FFY 2016-2019 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) document.

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Graduate Flury achieves success

LARNED - When Blake Flury was 11 years old, he dropped out of school when his mother passed away.

April 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Barton music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the Dorothy Moses ...

April 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Text cases come to life at Field Ops Day

Barton Community College's medical and emergency services students stepped out of the classroom to test their skills in life-like emergency scenarios during Field Ops ...

April 30, 2016 | Story and photos by Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Ukuleles and robots on Great Bend teacher wish lists

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of stories about minigrants awarded to teachers by the USD Education Foundation.

April 30, 2016 | Information compiled by Jennifer Schartz, USD 428 | Local News


Make and Take

Nearly 20 years ago, Great Bend USD 428's Steve Wolf visited Wichita and saw a resource center where teachers could find everything they needed ...

April 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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