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Two vehicle accident in Barton County

Vehicles driven by two Great Bend motorists collided Thursday evening at the intersection of U.S. 281 and NE 30 Road, 1.5 miles north of Great Bend.

December 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cases of mumps on the rise

Most folks know we are in the flu season. However, there is another illness making the rounds now as well.

December 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Hall of fame

Great Bend High School has announced its 2016 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one who has spent years serving students and another who made his mark in the world of finance.

December 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Claflin City Council considers request for storage units

CLAFLIN - The Claflin City Council made provisions to have a council chamber table built at its Monday, Dec. 12, meeting. The table will be built by Larry Heckle, owner of S&H Lumber, at a cost of $2,900. According to Mayor Mike Urban the L-shaped 8-by-12-foot table will be more fitting for the council's needs. Funds to pay for the project will be divided between the water, sewer and general funds.

December 16, 2016 | | Local News


Mental fusion

Ovie Cade's nontraditional career path stands in stark contrast to the current norms. While his fellow high school graduates went off to universities in the hopes of landing a job after four years of study and student loans, he began work as a shop-helper for a company in Houston.

December 15, 2016 | By BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


Monday will be busiest mailing day

More than 4.3 million cards, letters and packages are expected to be mailed in Kansas on Monday, Dec. 19, the busiest mailing day of the year, according to the United States Postal Service. That's 180,000 pieces per hour, 3,000 per minute, or 50 per second.

December 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Big chill to hit Barton County

Winter has finally settled in and with bitterly cold temperatures heading for Barton County beginning on Friday, people need to take some precautions to help prepare for the chill.

December 15, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Madrigal greetings

Dressed in red and black formal attire, the Madrigals from Great Bend High School sang at Wednesday's Kiwanis Club meeting, with a second performance planned in the evening. Vocal instructor Susan Stambaugh said the choir has been singing once or twice a day of late.

December 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City Council and County Commission meet Monday

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

December 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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.

December 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood City Council accepts bid on Main Street property

ELLINWOOD - The first order of business Tuesday night at the Ellinwood City Council was consideration of bids for the property at 104 N. Main St. The property was acquired by the city earlier this year after several delays in having the adjoining blighted buildings demolished caused damage to the building, and the past owners sold it to the city to avoid further damages. After the buildings were removed, the city had the exposed wall fixed and put it up for bid in September. The first round of bids included one from a private person who wished to use the property ...

December 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


More flu cases being reported

With the official start of winter a week away, temperatures have plunged. And, we all know that cold weather and influenza go hand in hand.

December 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington City Council receptive to CID for Sonic

HOISINGTON - When developers of Hoisington's new Sonic Restaurant began construction earlier this month, it wasn't long before they ran into an unexpected and expensive problem, City Manager Jonathan Mitchell explained at Monday night's city council meeting.

December 14, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Exiting Supt. gets extra $90k

Brad Reed won't be charged a $10,000 liquidated damages fee allowed in his contract, according to the "Separation Agreement and Release" approved by the Great Bend USD 428 school board on Monday. Instead, the Superintendent will be paid the remainder of his 2016-2017 contact, including benefits, and an additional lump sum payment of $90,000 in January, subject to standard tax deductions and withholding.

December 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Vehicles bids go to local dealers

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees approved the purchase of four vehicles on Tuesday, opting for the lowest bids submitted by from Barton County venders.

December 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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USD 428 in no rush to replace Reed

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education doesn't need to hurry as it seeks to replace Superintendent Brad Reed, who resigned last month ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend High School students plan for fifth annual Community Service Day

Great Bend High School's Student Council got a green light Monday to organize the fifth annual all-day school-wide Community Service Day. Weather permitting, it ...

January 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Traffic stop turns into drug arrest

A routine traffic stop in the 200 Block of Main Street by Barton County Sheriff's deputy Sierra Thorne at 11:15 a.m. on ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Matthews honored for service as county attorney

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took time to recognize outgoing Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews for his years of service.

January 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKING THEIR OATHS

The results of the November general election in Barton County were made official as part of the County Commission meeting Monday morning. A host of ...

January 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hunting retreat brings 12 USMC vets to area

SEWARD - Friday, 12 veterans from the Ft. Worth and Houston, Texas areas travelled to Great Bend to take part in a pheasant hunting therapy retreat ...

January 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


United Way of Central Kansas Boxes of Love program

There are hundreds of seniors in Barton County living alone and dependent on local agencies for food, socialization, and basic human contact. So, come Valentines ...

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


December Marriage and Divorce Filings

December Marriage Licenses

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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 the ...

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Touched by Cancer plans Monday meet and greet

The Touched by Cancer support group has announced its schedule for the new year. The group meets from 4-5 p.m. on the second Monday ...

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Alzheimer’s support group to meet on Monday

The Barton County Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Trinity Methodist Church, located at 5700 Broadway ...

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff to speak at League of Women Voters meeting

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir is scheduled to speak at the League of Women Voters of Great Bend meeting, set for noon Tuesday, Jan. 10 ...

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Greek mythology

Great Bend's Lincoln School sixth graders in Karen Eckberg's class pose in costumes and/or with props depicting gods and goddesses. Eckberg said ...

January 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Oldest Catholic priest in Kansas turns 90

Celebrating a birthday is a fun occasion for many, but for one Olmitz resident it marks a mile stone of selfless service to his community.

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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