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Summer Street Stroll underway

The farmers market is open in Jack Kilby Square. There are hotrods, classic cars and motorcycles on the south side of the Barton County Courthouse Square, and a free movie will be starting at 9 p.m. tonight (Friday).

June 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Juveniles found guilty of battery in school bus incident

Ellsworth County Attorney Joe Shepack has released a statement on the Great Bend bus incident. Two juveniles were convicted this week, each on one charge of a Class B misdemeanor battery in Ellsworth County District Court.

June 03, 2016 | By Tribune Staff | Local News


Ralph B. Praeger's story told

Comments of Colonel Ralph B. Praeger, Jr. (USAF Ret.)

June 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend City Council to meet Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet Monday night at 7:30 p.m. at the council chamber. The agenda includes informational items including city council reports, the City Administrator Howard Partington's update, appointments, an economic development report by Jan Peters, and Partington will give an update on the calendar that is being developed for the bond issue to pay for the improvements to the city's water system.

June 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Use of synthetic opioid U-47700 poses risk to Kansas citizens

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is warning the public of a rapidly emerging drug threat that is believed to have contributed to a number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Kansas within the past month. This drug, "U-47700," has no accepted medical use and poses a risk to Kansas citizens.

June 03, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


June Jaunt features free entertainment

An extreme pogo jumper, comedic fire juggler and several musical acts are all part of the free entertainment on tap for Saturday's June Jaunt activities in Jack Kilby Square.

June 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Two suspects wanted for shooting

Warrants were issued on Thursday for two suspects that were allegedly involved in a shooting that took place on May 25.

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Relay for Life set for next Friday

Throughout the year, teams from all over Barton County have been raising funds for the 2016 Relay for Life. A look at Relay for Life of Barton County's facebook page tells the story of ordinary people coming together to hold bake sales, pulled pork dinners, brunches and pancake feeds, 5K run/walks and "Diva Days" in an effort to keep Barton County a top contributor in the state to the cause focused on finding and funding a cure for cancer, a disease that has stolen many lives in its many forms.

June 02, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Senator Holmes chooses to not refile for spot

TOPEKA - Senator Mitch Holmes (R-St. John) said family considerations factored into him "retiring" from the Kansas State Senate's 33rd District. Holmes withdrew his name for the August primary in the 33rd District.

June 02, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Mosquito spraying to continue

This past Thursday night was the last scheduled time the City of Great Bend Public Works Department sprayed for mosquitoes. However, Great Bend Street Superintendent Mike Crawford said they will continue on Thursdays June 9, 16, 23 and 30.

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

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

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Some of county money lost in scam recovered

On Thursday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received notification from Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra that some of the funds in the recent email scam had been recovered, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

June 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kitts files for Commissioner

Hannelore Kitts announces that she has filed for the position of Barton County Commissioner, District 2. Kitts recently retired from her position of District Judge of the 20th Judicial District, which she held for almost 20 years. She was appointed to the bench by Governor Graves in 1995, after she had been in the general practice of law for 12 years representing juveniles and criminal defendants.

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Higher oil prices could signal more drilling

Although it may frustrate summer motorists reveling the cheapest gasoline in years, historically low crude prices have rebounded some, dragging the pumps costs up along with them.

June 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Media protocols on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the District Education Center. Items on the agenda are media protocols and the new superintendent evaluation form.

June 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Early education screening

A free developmental screening for children from birth to 5 years old will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on June 29, at ...

June 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


United Way Volunteers Frame Elementary School Winners Posters

Every year United Way Director, Julie Bugner-Smith speaks to the 5th graders in Barton and Pawnee County about the Community Partners UWCK funds and how ...

June 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council OKs proceeding with water line improvement bonds

Citing the long-running need to revamp the city's water system, the Great Bend City Council Monday night gave a green light to proceed with ...

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Accident victim recovering

WICHITA - The driver of a Chrysler Sebring is recovering from injuries at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita.

June 20, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Toll free legislative hotline available to Kansas residents

With the 2016 special session of the Kansas legislature about to begin, Kansas residents can ask questions about legislation, legislative procedure, state government and more ...

June 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dove Chevrolet, Buick & Cadillac

June 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


With zika virus cases in Kansas, local residents should take care

Although none were in in Barton County, there have been four confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne zika virus in Kansas, Barton County Health Director Shelly ...

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission tables HR job decision, again

Monday morning marked the second time the Barton County Commission tabled discussion on the controversial hiring of a human resources manager. It also marked the ...

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County receives grant to bolster bike, pedestrian safety

It was a welcome gift coming at a time when Barton County officials face a tight budget year.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Historical Society program

Barton County Historical Society will host a program on at 7:30 p.m. on June 22. The speaker, sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council ...

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Coronado Quivira Museum seeking 2016 harvest photos

The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking photographs of the 2016 Harvest to display in the museum's gallery. The photographs will add to the current ...

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


United Way of Central Kansas announces three new board members

With the merger of United Way of Central Kansas and United Way of Hoisington, UWCK felt it important to have local representative from the Hoisington ...

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bike, Build returns to St. John

By JIM MISUNAS

June 18, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Thanks, dad

On the third Sunday each June, Americans observe Father's Day, a celebration of the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children ...

June 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Extreme heat likely contributed to GB woman’s death

BARTON COUNTY – The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigation the death of a 49-year-old woman who died at a home in north of Great ...

June 17, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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