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New administrator settling in

As the City of Great Bend feted Interim City Administrator George Kolb Monday afternoon, his permanent replacement Kendel Francis had his first day on the job.

July 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by The Buckle, 1313 Main Street, at 9 a.m. Thursday, with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. Host will be Tiffany Schoendaler with greeters Jessica Milsap and Gaila Demel. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission OKs 2019 budget

The Barton County Commission adopted its operating budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, a budget that presented unique challenges for county officials. The action followed a public budget hearing.

July 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stabbing reported in Great Bend

A man was stabbed shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday after two subjects reportedly kicked in his door at 2231 Morton Street and started an altercation with him.

July 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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BY VERONICA COONS

July 28, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Wetlands Center plans fun, educational setting from which to watch Perseid meteor shower

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host its annual Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party – a free, fun-filled family evening of crafts, science experiments, games, snacks, and stargazing – at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

July 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Half of Kansas identified as high risk for West Nile Virus

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for northcentral, southcentral, and southwest Kansas. Northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at moderate risk for WNV infections.

July 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


One arrested for animal cruelty

Barton County Sheriff's Office assisted the Golden Belt Humane Society and the Barton County Health Department in the execution of a search warrant at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. The two organizations had been investigating a case of animal cruelty and other charges, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Changes could make primary confusing

Hold on Barton County voters, the upcoming Aug. 7 primary is going to be interesting.

July 27, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


One arrested for animal cruelty

On July 26, 2018 the Barton County Sheriff's Office assisted the Golden Belt Humane Society and the Barton County Health Department in the execution of a search warrant. The two organizations had been investigating a case of animal cruelty and maintaining a public nuisance.

July 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police seeks information about drive-by shooting

July 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


WIC program a go

TOPEKA – The federal Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, administered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment serves 30,800 families across the state. Historically, food available through the program could only be acquired at grocery stores utilizing paper checks. However, the federal government now requires states to issue an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to recipients to purchase food benefits.

July 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas jobless rate stays steady

TOPEKA - According to preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.4 percent in June. This was unchanged from May and down from 3.6 percent in June 2017.

July 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend City Council candidates share views at LWV forum

Editor's note: On Tuesday, July 24, the Great Bend chapter of the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum was held, and on Wednesday, July 25, the Great Bend Tribune reported on the first half of the forum at which candidates for U.S. House of Representatives candidates Alan LaPolice (D) and Nick Renecker (R) and Barton County Commission District 4 candidates Alicia Straub and Randy Suchy participated. Today, the Tribune looks at how candidates for Great Bend City Council performed.

July 25, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Stuff the Bus

The Stuff the Bus event kicked off on Wednesday, as volunteers helped gather much need donations for community centers in Great Bend. The event is held each year at both Dillons locations and at Wal-Mart.

July 25, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Larned City Council recognizes Officer hill

LARNED - When the Larned City Council met Monday night, their first order of business was the commendation of Larned Police Department's newest addition, Officer ...

August 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Bellendir trial set for Nov. 14

The senior judge overseeing the criminal case against Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said 100 jurors were called for a July 16 trial before it ...

August 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Made in Great Bend, America

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) toured Doonan Specialized Trailers on Wednesday and heard first-hand how tariffs on steel and aluminum are hurting the local manufacturing plant ...

August 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City abates former hotel property

Among the Great Bend properties abated by the City Council Monday night was former Highland Hotel (now known as the Great Bend Hotel and Convention ...

August 08, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marshall will run for Big First

When polls closed Tuesday night, incumbent Congressman Roger Marshall was in the clear to move forward to the general election in November. Statewide, he received ...

August 07, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Pawnee County voters in line with state returns

Voters in Pawnee County headed to the polls Tuesday, and by the time the returns were in, it was apparent the county largely followed the ...

August 07, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Milsap, Moeder survive council primary

In the first-ever non-partisan primary in Barton County held for the Great Bend City Council Ward 1 Tuesday, Jessica Milsap and Alan Moeder stamped their ...

August 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Straub headed to a second term

Barton County Commissioner Alicia (Schartz) Straub has won the Republican primary and will go on to run for a second term in November. She represents ...

August 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Driscoll hearing delayed for negotiations

The preliminary hearing for Tracy Driscoll set for Aug. 2 was continued at the request of his defense attorney, Michael S. Holland II. The reason ...

August 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New trial set in rape case

A man facing more than 50 years in prison for raping a Great Bend woman will get a new jury trial, now that the Kansas ...

August 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


With library issue resolved, city to publish budget

The City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Public Library have closed a troubled chapter in their relationship. As the council approved publishing its ...

August 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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