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Group to hear ‘Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul’

The Touched by Cancer support group will have a sharing meeting a 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland. The program "Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul" will be presented by Rosalyn Borchers.

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Find out what's happening at 'Squirrel Lake'

In a place called Squirrel Lake, you're bound to meet a nut or two. Great Bend Community Theatre's new production takes place at a family cabin on the shores of Squirrel Lake, Wisconsin, where a family gathers for the reading of their Mother's will. Not everyone is what they appear to be as we meet a nun and her insane brother, as well a psychic, supposedly sent by Mom from the great beyond.

April 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


It's official

Amy Mellor, left, turns in the final paperwork as she files to run for the office of Barton County Attorney, Friday at the courthouse. The office currently held by Douglas Matthews has not been contested since Matthews was first sworn in as the Barton County Attorney in January of 2005. Mellor, who at present serves as assistant county attorney, said she turned in signatures earlier in the week. Retired District Judge Hannelore Kitts is her campaign treasurer.

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County attorney’s office concedes murder charges

The Barton County Attorney's Office has conceded that current Kansas law does not support the first-degree murder charges that were filed against Adam Suppes, Alejo Villegas and Juventino Villegas.

April 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mellor files for county attorney

Amy Schartz Mellor announced Friday her candidacy for Barton County attorney's office.

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Judge denies Hirsh new trial based on jury misconduct/bias

Former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Darrin Hirsh will not get a new trial based on potential juror misconduct or bias, District Judge Ron Svaty ruled Friday in Barton County District Court.

April 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bellendir files for reelection as sheriff

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir Friday announced that he will seek reelection to the office.

April 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

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

April 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grand opening set for new Sunflower Diversified Westside Market

The newest venture at Sunflower Diversified Services combines two of the non-profit agency's priorities – employment for people with developmental disabilities and delays, and more opportunities for the community.

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Trainer praises Sunflower’s Early Education Center Autism Team efforts

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two stories on the new Autism Team at the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center.

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Huelskamp staff to host tax concerns office hours in Barton County

Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that a staff representative specializing in IRS casework from his Kansas office will be available in Hoisington from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the public library, 169 Sout Walnut. During these office hours, Huelskamp's staff representative will be available to meet individually with taxpayers to learn about their concerns and to serve as a resource for constituents struggling to navigate bureaucratic red tape. Constituents seeking assistance are encouraged to schedule an appointment by contacting Congressman Huelskamp's Hutchinson office at 620-665-6138.

April 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sunflower’s early ed center forms new Autism Team for families

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of two stories about the new Autism Team at the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center.

April 15, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


USD 428 bargaining move forward

Great Bend USD 428 Superintendent Brad Reed said the first Interest-Based Bargaining meeting with teachers concerning next year's contracts went smoothly.

April 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Young musician on the rise

Music touches everyone in different ways throughout their lives and the messages that these songs have also play into people lives in one form to another. One local high school student hopes his music will have the same impact on people by spreading the message of hope and positivity.

April 14, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local veterans raise awareness for PTSD and suicide

Post traumatic stress disorder causes a lot of turmoil for veterans and active duty soldiers, This disorder is hard to understand from outside eyes. But for one local veteran and his team, they hope to change that by raising awareness about this disorder and reduce veteran suicide and while doing so they hope to raise money for a military family retreat.

April 14, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Enough lines sold for second vet memorial stone

It was announced last Monday at the Barton County Commission meeting that the county had 77 lines for the names of veterans remaining before the ...

April 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Faculty contracts on BCC agenda

Faculty contracts are on the agenda for the next meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, April ...

April 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Battin leaving USD 428

The resignation of Great Bend High School instructor/coach Chris Battin is on the agenda for the next Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education ...

April 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend Tribune garners awards

The Great Bend Tribune won the sweepstakes award for advertising in the combined daily divisions I and II at the 2016 Kansas Press Association annual ...

April 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Red Shoe event Tuesday to include awards, talks, music and more

Sexual and domestic violence continue to have a home here in Barton County, as they do everywhere else in the country. But the Family Crisis ...

April 23, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Beyond the Book

Mark's Custom Signs employees install a digital sign for Central Kansas Library System next to the northwest corner of the Great Bend Public Library ...

April 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to present Thespian Showcase

The Barton Community College Theatre Department will hold its last performance of the school year, the Thespian Showcase, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 ...

April 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Earth Day at the Great Bend Zoo

Representatives from 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change Friday, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, marking a major milestone on ...

April 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Annual car show revs into to park

Start your engines, the 28th-annual Mid-America Mopars Car Show is set for Sunday, May 1, at Brit Spaugh Park, come rain or shine.

April 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Migration Rally taking late registrations

The conditions are ideal for next weekend's "Great Migration Rally," said Pam Martin at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Organizers have extended the registration ...

April 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | 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, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Injury accident reported after trailer comes unhitched

A two-vehicle accident occurred at 12:45 p.m. Friday on K-96, just northwest of Great Bend.

April 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


9 airports to receive funding under Kansas Airport Improvement Program

TOPEKA - Nine airports have been selected for funding under the second phase of the 2017 Kansas Airport Improvement Program.

April 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ag land values decrease slightly

Agricultural land values in 66 Kansas counties, including all of the Golden Belt, may decrease slightly from property valuations recently sent out, depending on the ...

April 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Burdett to celebrate Pluto, mini putt Saturday

BURDETT - It's your chance to dress up in your favorite space costume and compete in the first-ever Interplanetary Golf Tournament.

April 21, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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