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License to fly

Kansans, along with all U.S. citizens, wanting to fly will face stricter identification requirements when they take to the skies. A 12-year-old federal law, the Real ID Act, starts going into effect starting next year.

November 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


COLUMBUS CLUB SOUPER CHILI

With the thermometer hovering around 40 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday evening, the Great Bend Knights of Columbus had no trouble enticing people to attend their Chili & Chicken Noodle Soup Supper at the Columbus Club. K of C President David Dreiling said members cooked 14 roasters filled with chili and a similar amount of chicken-noodle soup for the all-you-can-eat dinner. (That's about 1,600 servings, by our calculations.) Council members also brought homemade desserts, which were served by members of the Daughters of Isabella. The money raised supports charities in the community.

November 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansans dispose of 6 tons of medicines

TOPEKA - Barton County residents pitched in 200 pounds of unused medicines as they joined all Kansans in safely disposing over six tons of medications during the Oct. 28 National Drug Take-Back Day, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday.

November 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Acting captain chosen for GBPD

Interim Great Bend City Administrator George Kolb announced Thursday afternoon the appointment of Bob Robinson as acting captain for the Great Bend Police Department, effective this coming Monday.

November 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned City Council approves Sunday liquor sales

LARNED - The question of whether or not Larned will allow Sunday liquor sales was raised, and the answer from city council members came back yes, with only one member, Carroll Bennett, dissenting. No reason was provided. The owner of Guy's liquor store contacted Mayor William Nusser to request a change to the city code, allowing the sale of alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverages on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

November 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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.

November 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Vet Day event planned at Barton County memorial

Although there have been no new addition this year, the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee will carry on the tradition of hosting a Veterans Day event at the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial north of Great Bend, said committee Chairman Mick Lang.

November 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Veterans Day Memorial Service

November marks the beginning of the holiday season with Thanksgiving, but another holiday is celebrated in November where people take the time out to provide Veterans with a memorial service to say thank you.

November 08, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


KDOR announces holiday hours for DL offices

TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Revenue on Tuesday released official holiday hours for the six largest state operated driver's license offices, which includes offices in Olathe, Mission, Derby, Topeka, Wichita, and Andover.

November 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 431 hear report on state representatives visit

HOISINGTON - Friday afternoon, USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry met with Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson and State Board of Education Representative Sally Cauble. Lowry spoke about the visit during his administrative report at the monthly meeting of the Board of Education Monday night.

November 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Andrasek captures Great Bend mayor’s seat

As of Tuesday night, political newcomer Joe Andrasek won the Great Bend mayoral race, surpassing Brock McPherson and Allene Owen, both of who are currently on the City Council.

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington Mayoral race ends with Popp on top

Around the county, voters elected mayors and city council and school board members, and Ellinwood also elected trustees to the Ellinwood Hospital District. The big election night story was the Hoisington's Mayoral race.

November 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


The ballots are in

Election day has come and gone for 2017, and the ballots are in, even though they won't become official until Monday when the votes are canvassed by the Barton County Commissioners.

November 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Sales tax passes

A ballot question that extends Great Bend's quarter-cent sales tax for 10 more years was approved Tuesday. The sales tax is used for street improvements. There were 2,130 people who voted in favor of keeping the tax. That was nearly 75 percent of the total voted. There were 724 no votes, which was slightly more than 25 percent.

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bridge replacement finally on track

It's been a long road, but a contract to replace a bridge one mile east of Great Bend on East Barton County Road was approved by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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‘Barton Experience’ extends beyond college

When Kami Maxwell travels to other towns and talks to potential students about Barton Community College, she invites them to visit the campus - and watch ...

November 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fort Larned highway rest area closed for winter

Fort Larned National Historic Site will be closing the park's rest area on K-156 for the winter, from Dec. 1, 2017, to March 1 ...

November 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County hosts active shooter training

BY VERONICA COONS

November 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


It’s beginning to look like Christmas in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Garden Club decorated the planter boxes downtown this past weekend in time for Christkindlmarket, Sunday, Dec. 3. Mike Westerman, secretary of the ...

November 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


‘Good audit’ for Barton with one correction

Their schedules showed the students should have been in class when their federal work-study timecards showed they were on the job. That discrepancy caught the ...

November 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Traffic stops leads to arrest

Barton County Sheriff deputy Sheriff Sierra Thorne stopped a 1998 Buick LeSabre at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the 1300 block of 10th ...

November 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A time for giving

The Golden Belt Community Foundation is working hard for the forth year to help the community on Giving Tuesday by taking donations for local charities.

November 28, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC to host ‘Pioneer Cooking’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Pioneer Cooking" from noon to 1 p.m. today at the ...

November 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honor Band

Great Bend High School Band students Allen To, mallets, and Alex Smith, trumpet, were recently selected for the Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor ...

November 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor November 2017

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor and members of the group awarded 12 Quilts of Valor at the American Legion Post ...

November 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LIVES REBUILT

Editor's note: Six months after a narrow but powerful tornado cut through parts of southwestern Barton County, the path of destruction is still visible ...

November 27, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


OTR for Nov. 22-26, 2017

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Man arrested for kicking deputy

A Great Bend man suspected of shoplifting on Thanksgiving day was later arrested on a charge of battering a law enforcement officer.

November 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High-speed chase ends in arrest

An Americus man remains in the Barton County Jail following a high-speed chase Friday that started in Ellinwood. He faces charges for fleeing officers and ...

November 27, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Audit, coaching contract on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear a report on the Fiscal Year 2017 audit when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday ...

November 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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