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Rankin pleads guilty to sexual exploitation

A jury trial for Jeffrey Allen Rankin of Great Bend was set to begin Monday but was canceled Friday afternoon after he entered guilty pleas to two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, in Barton County District Court.

February 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dairy Queen, 2302 N. Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Brooke with greeters Dale MacKinney and Brandon Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Snowfall forecast for Tuesday

WICHITA -- A winter storm will bring a round of snow to portions of the area late Monday night into Tuesday evening. The highest snow accumulations are expected across northern Kansas, with to 2 to 4 inches are possible. Further south, light snow may accumulate to an inch or less with a small chance for a light wintry mix across southeast Kansas.

February 05, 2018 | Karma Byers | Local News


Hit-and-run victim identified

The victim that was hit by a vehicle on Saturday evening has been identified as Rose Younger. The vehicle and women that the police were looking for has also been found and it is believed they were not involved in the fatal hit-and-run, Great Bend Police Chief David Bailey said.

February 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hit-and-run victim identified

Police are continuing their investigation into a hit-and-run collision Saturday evening that caused the death of a woman walking home from church in Great Bend. The victim has been identified as Rose Younger, 90, of Great Bend.

February 05, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Tunneling in

Great Bend farmers market vendors didn't have far to go this year to get up to speed on the latest programs available to help serve their customers and promote locally grown food. The Kansas Department of Agriculture chose the city as one of its five regional locations for Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Certified Farmer Training.

February 04, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Roses for Rozie

Thirty dozen roses were delivered to the Great Bend Senior Center on Friday - a surprise for Site Manager Rozena Tomlin on her birthday. It was also her 30th anniversary of working at the center.

February 03, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Legislators talk about education

The first Legislative Coffee of the year was held Saturday at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development office. Four representatives from Kansas were on hand and the topic that was on the their minds was public education.

February 03, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Valentine Party set for Tuesday

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Great Bend Senior Center will co-sponsor the "Valentine Party" on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 1-2 p.m. at the Senior Center.

February 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


D.A.R.E. Day Out Event set

The Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program is holding a first of its kind free D.A.R.E Day Out event from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Great Bend Events Center, 3111 10th St.

February 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

February 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned WWII Marine finally accounted for

LARNED - On Thursday, Feb. 1, the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced a World War II Marine from Larned had finally been accounted for. Believed killed on Nov. 20, 1943, Krieger was the first casualty of WWII from Larned. Within moments, social media lit up with comments of hope to the family and expressions of gratitude to the soldier thanking him for his service and his ultimate sacrifice.

February 02, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hike and bike trail will be closed for repairs

The City of Great Bend announced Thursday the temporary closure of a section of the Great Bend hike and bike trail. The section of trail between Washington and 10th Street on top of the flood control levy will be closed for repairs from Monday, Feb. 5, to Monday, Feb. 19.

February 01, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Behind-the-scenes look

Great Bend City Council members got a behind-the-scenes look Wednesday at how the city operates on a daily basis during a tour of different departments.

February 01, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two arrested on drug charges

Two Great Bend residents were arrested on assorted drug charges following a tip to the Great Bend Police Department, according to a GBPD news release.

February 01, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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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


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


Don’t drive drowsy

The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fatality crash in Edwards County

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a fatality crash at 9:05 p.m. on Thursday in the 800 block of Colony Street in the ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Flexible learning styles

All kids have the wiggles even when they are trying to sit still. Instead of fighting that tendency, Priscilla Rose, fourth-grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary ...

February 09, 2018 | By Jennifer Schartz Great Bend USD 438 | Local News


Senator Roberts: Bipartisan Budget Act Avoids Shutdown; Funds Key Priorities for Nation

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee and Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today said ...

February 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Floor repairs on county agenda

The Barton County Commission will discuss repairs to the Barton County Office Building at 12th and Kansas when it meets at 9 a.m. Monday ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop Coming

The Pilot Club of Great Bend is sponsoring an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Workshop set for Saturday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Retiring Fort Riley Soldier uses OSHA classes at Barton Community College to transition to civilian

The transition to civilian life can be a drastic and stressful adjustment for Soldiers, but when Sgt. 1stClass Craig Jacobs walks into a Barton Community ...

February 09, 2018 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


School calendars on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will vote on school calendars for the next two years when it meets at 5 p.m ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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