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Fatal crash in Rush Co.

A Hays man died in a one-vehicle crash discovered early Sunday in Rush County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports. Darin Alan Stiles, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene. The exact time of the crash was unknown.

December 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


F.O.P. SHOPPING SPREE

Everyone looks forward to a day off, especially on an unseasonably warm Saturday in December. While many were home, watching football, catching up on outdoor projects, or simply taking a nap, nine off-duty law enforcement officers from all over Barton County did their best to make sure a few dozen Great Bend kids had a memorable holiday season.

December 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 Kansas Parole Office occupancy in the Barton County Office Building, Health Department Advisory Committee appointments and real property relief application for the tax year 2017 as a result of the May 16 tornado.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff enters ‘not guilty’ plea to misdemeanor

Friday's court appearance for Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir was canceled after his attorney entered a plea of not guilty to the misdemeanor charge of mistreatment of a confined person.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Track repair, PAC fans on school board agenda

Details for bids on the Great Bend High School track repair will be presented to the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The board will also be asked to approve air circulation fans for the GBHS Panther Athletic Center.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rec commission phones on board agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's Board of Directors will consider a "phone system request for proposal" when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other action items on the agenda include adult and youth soccer rules and an executive session for an administrative evaluation.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Circles of Central Kansas fights poverty

Circles of Central Kansas hosted its first community event, "Poverty Paradigm Experience," on Thursday at the Heartland Community Church in Great Bend. The program was designed to help raise the understanding of what obstacles people who are experiencing poverty in Barton County face every day.

December 08, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Bailey picked as acting GBPD chief

Great Bend Police Department Lt. David Bailey has been named interim Chief for the GBPD, effective Monday, Mayor Mike Allison and Interim City Administrator George Kolb announced Friday afternoon. The City Council's official confirmation of the appointment will take place at its Dec. 18 meeting.

December 08, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Orientation for new elected city officials set

Great Bend City Clerk Shawna Schafer and Interim City Administrator George Kolb announced Friday an orientation meeting for newly elected city officials, including mayor and city council members. It will be held at 4 p.m. Monday the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1209 Williams St.

December 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Vespers Concert is Sunday

The A Cappella Choir will be 65 voices strong when students take the stage Sunday at the Great Bend High School Auditorium. But the choir's traditional Vespers Concert represents thousands of voices lifted in praise over the course of eight decades.

December 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Time to shop

December 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Preventing theft

One of the most common crimes of the holiday season - and one that is often preventable - is theft from vehicles, according to local law enforcement officials.

December 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Senior party is Dec. 14

The Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will hold its Christmas Dinner and Open House at noon Thursday, Dec. 14.

December 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Angel Tree benefits Sunflower Diversified adult clients

A Community Adult Angel Tree decorated with ornaments representing adult clients at Sunflower Diversified Services is now located in the east lobby at Great Bend Regional Hospital (GBRH).

December 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | 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 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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School calendars on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will say goodbye to three retiring members and welcome three new members when it meets at 5 ...

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wellness Center equipment update on GBRC agenda

An upgrade to equipment at the Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be considered when the Great Bend Recreation Commission board meets at 4 p.m. Monday ...

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County deputy under investigation

LARNED – A deputy with the Pawnee County Sheriff's Office is under investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the KBI confirmed Friday afternoon.

January 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington player gets lucky with raffle ticket bought at the State Fair

TOPEKA – Many players make it a point to buy lottery tickets at the Kansas Lottery building during the State Fair hoping it will bring them ...

January 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoning Board grants variances to township

The Barton County Zoning Appeals Board held two public hearings on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. As a result of these public hearings, the board voted ...

January 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Congressman’s listening tour pauses at The Front Door

Congressman Roger Marshall kicked off a January listening tour this week, stopping at The Front Door Thursday night to answer questions and hear concerns about ...

January 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


New Year’s baby arrives

Great Bend Regional Hospital announced the birth of its 2018 New Year's baby. Ezekiel John Stettinger arrived at 7:46 a.m. Tuesday, Jan ...

January 04, 2018 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


One arrested during traffic stop

Barton County Sheriff's deputies made an arrest during a traffic stop at 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday in the 900 Block of U ...

January 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Saint Francis Community Services offers free foster parent training

Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting at ...

January 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council tables action of condemned bridge

The issue of the old wooden bridge east of Great Bend along Park Street dates back over 80 years. Now, since that bridge has been ...

January 04, 2018 | Dale Hogg | 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 afternoon for a special meeting.

January 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘Flavor’ event will raise funds for Habitat for Humanity

The area Habitat for Humanity group will again sponsor Barton County's Got Flavor, a fun evening of food paired with dueling pianos. Tickets are ...

January 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Program comforts lonely seniors

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

January 04, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


A complex issue

In his three months as Great Bend's interim city administrator, George Kolb has witnessed numerous deficiencies in the city's information technology. These could ...

January 03, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fatal crash in Russell County

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash at 8:27 a.m. on Tuesday, 1.5 miles west of U.S. 281 on ...

January 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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