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TINY HELPING HANDS

Volunteers at Barton Community College recently opened a Cougar Pantry to provide food to students. While it is available to any student taking classes at the college, it is especially important for who are on campus over the holidays when the cafeteria is closed, sponsors said.

December 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Marshall: Tax bill would make Reagan proud

Voting along sharply partisan lines, the Republican dominated U.S. House Tuesday afternoon approved the sweeping $1.5 trillion tax legislation by a vote of 227-203. It marks the first major tax overhaul in over 30 years.

December 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellsworth police seek robbery suspect

ELLSWORTH - The Ellsworth Police Department responded to an armed robbery at 4:49 p.m. on Monday at Seitz Drug Store, 206 North Douglas in Ellsworth, Police Chief Emil Halfhill said.

December 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City employees honored

December 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


It’s showtime

The City of Great Bend will dabble in broadcast television, the City Council decided Monday night. For a six-month trial period, the council's regular meetings will be shown on the city's public-access cable Channel 20.

December 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Study to look at pay, compensation of city personnel

For the first time since 1999, the City of Great Bend will undergo a comprehensive wage and compensation study, a divided City Council decided Monday night.

December 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Divided council names Bailey police chief

A split Great Bend City Council confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Great Bend Police Lt. David Bailey as police chief in a tense meeting Monday night that included verbal sniping between the capacity crowd and the council and amongst the council members themselves.

December 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend man convicted of aggravated battery

A Great Bend man was convicted of aggravated battery last Wednesday in Barton County District Court, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said.

December 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES

Saturday in downtown Great Bend.

December 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Firefighters respond to barn fire west of Odin

ODIN - Two northern Barton County fire departments responded to a barn fire Monday morning. Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir reported that at about 9:14 a.m. the Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a structure fire at 774 NE 140 Road, 1.25 miles west of Odin. Upon arrival, it was found that a barn was completely engulfed in flames.

December 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Sonya Rein and Shelly Peacock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Holiday donations

The Golden Belt Community Foundation hosted the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee Thursday morning to celebrate the results of Giving Tuesday Nov. 28. It used the event to give away over $170,000 to area non-profit entities, just in time for Christmas.

December 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Claflin City Council lowers speed limit by school

CLAFLIN - Parents and students traveling to Central Plains High School may want to give themselves more time in the morning, now that the Claflin City Council agreed to lower the speed limit on Ninth Street to 20 mph from W. Front Street to Albro Street. The decision was precipitated by complaints both from area residents and bus drivers of excessive speeding on a regular basis. Police Chief Gary Vaughan brought the complaint to the attention of the council at the November meeting, and the discussion was revisited Monday night.

December 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Three injury crashes Friday in Golden Belt

Kansas Highway Patrol responded to three injury crashes Friday in the Golden Belt. According to KHP's online crashlogs:

December 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fatal crash in Ness County

A Ness City man died after the vehicle he was driving went off X Road in Ness County Wednesday night.

December 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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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


Harley-Davidson donated to Sunflower Gala live auction

An anonymous donor has added to the excitement that is already building for this year's Sunflower Diversified Services Charity Gala, said Connie Oetken, director ...

January 03, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


School vs. Snow Day

While everyone associated with Great Bend USD 428 schools - whether it be employees, parents or students - is still burrowed deep within their blankets fending off ...

January 03, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Zoo News: Meet Jessie and Gilbert

Two relative newcomers to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo are Jessie Sayre, who started as a zookeeper last October, and Gilbert, a Panther Chameleon ...

January 03, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Committee named to find administrator

A search committee consisting of current city officials and new Great Bend governing body members was selected to complete interviews for a permanent city administrator ...

January 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fostering leadership

City officials joined the Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Eduction program at Tuesday night's City Council meeting to recognize 10 fifth-grade ...

January 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Investigation into bomb threat continues

The investigation into the bomb threat that took place on Friday is still ongoing, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

January 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Crash in Stafford County sends two to hospital

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to an injury crash at 1:15 a.m. on Monday, two and a half miles north of Stafford on ...

January 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission renames Hipp county counselor

Carey Hipp will serve another year as the Barton County counselor, the County Commission decided Tuesday morning. The item had been on the commission's ...

January 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity: Barton County Area, at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Spray-Holt ...

January 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington City Council approves roofing bid for The Office

HOISINGTON -- Actions on roofing proposals and bids for cemetery fencing and signage were decided on by the Hoisington City Council at the Tuesday, Dec. 26 ...

January 02, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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