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Carnival workers arrested in deaths of Barton County Fair vendors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Three carnival workers have been arrested in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from the Barton County Fair west of Great Bend and whose bodies were found days later in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest.

July 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Patriotism runs high in 1918

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

July 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 4-5 p.m., Monday, July 23, at the Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway in Great Bend, on the east side. You must bring a current bill and valid Kansas ID to receive commodities. For more information, call Mary Snell at 620-282-8019.

July 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KRR fights poverty with books

Superintendent Khris Thexton had never been inside the Kansas Department of Children and Families building before Wednesday, but it turns out DCF and USD 428 share some of the same goals.

July 18, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Investigation launched after two disappear from fairgrounds

The disappearance of two people from the Great Bend Expo grounds during the Barton County Fair is being investigated by law enforcement agencies in two states, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said Wednesday.

July 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Story time

It was about story telling and exercise on Wednesday at the Great Bend Recreation Activity Center during the StoryWalk adventure that took listeners through a book about helping and counting.

July 18, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Heat advisory prompts Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market schedule change

On Wednesday morning, Janel Rose, public health educator for the Barton County Health Department, informed media that the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market would observe a modified schedule this Thursday.

July 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Duty, Honor, Country

The Great Bend City Band wrapped up its summer series Tuesday by sharing the stage with the Kansas Army National Guard 35th Infantry Division Band. The free patriotic concert in the Barton County Courthouse Square drew a large crowd.

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kolb suggests Stone Street revision

The city's project of major waterline replacements is taking a toll on some Great Bend streets. Interim City Administrator George Kolb suggested the city might want to entirely reconstruct Stone Street from 10th to 12th St. His suggestion was presented at Monday's city council meeting, but council members voted to table it for now.

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned man charged with cyber attacks

WICHITA - A Larned man who allegedly hired a hacker to damage computers served by internet service provider Nex-Tech was charged Tuesday in a federal indictment, the office of U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister reports.

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Free lunches still available for kids

Great Bend USD 428 served more than 12,000 breakfasts and lunches at five elementary schools in June. Lunches are still being served this month at Park School. They are available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through July 27.

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 online enrollment starts

Online enrollment for all USD 428 students opens on Wednesday, July 18. Those who choose not to enroll electronically may do so in person on Aug. 7-8 at all schools.

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'New Quilts from an Old Favorite' returns to Shafer

The National Quilt Museum's annual traveling show "New Quilts from an Old Favorite," featuring the Flying Geese Block, will be on display from July 16 through Aug. 4 in The Shafer Art Gallery. The gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building on the Barton Community College campus, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.

July 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Big Benefit Auction tickets on sale

Tickets for the Barton Community College Foundation's 40th Annual Big Benefit Auction, themed "Clownin' Around," are available July 16 through Aug. 13. The auction will take place on Aug. 25. Tickets are $45 each or $360 per table of eight. No tickets will be sold at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Great Bend Knights of Columbus with complimentary beer and food available until 8 p.m. The live auction will begin promptly at 8 p.m. This year's auction is underwritten by Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine, UMB Wealth Management, Nex-Tech and ILS.

July 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission hesitant to give nod to Rosewood request

The building where E&E Glass once operated may have a new life soon, should Rosewood Services succeed in acquiring a grant from the state to offer tax credits to fund its renovation. But, a request for a letter of support backing Rosewood's application for the Kansas Department Of Commerce Community Service Tax Credit Program was tabled until next week in order for commissioners to look further into who exactly will benefit from the proposed renovations.

July 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Larned City Council recognizes Officer hill

LARNED - When the Larned City Council met Monday night, their first order of business was the commendation of Larned Police Department's newest addition, Officer ...

August 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Bellendir trial set for Nov. 14

The senior judge overseeing the criminal case against Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said 100 jurors were called for a July 16 trial before it ...

August 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Made in Great Bend, America

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) toured Doonan Specialized Trailers on Wednesday and heard first-hand how tariffs on steel and aluminum are hurting the local manufacturing plant ...

August 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City abates former hotel property

Among the Great Bend properties abated by the City Council Monday night was former Highland Hotel (now known as the Great Bend Hotel and Convention ...

August 08, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marshall will run for Big First

When polls closed Tuesday night, incumbent Congressman Roger Marshall was in the clear to move forward to the general election in November. Statewide, he received ...

August 07, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Pawnee County voters in line with state returns

Voters in Pawnee County headed to the polls Tuesday, and by the time the returns were in, it was apparent the county largely followed the ...

August 07, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Milsap, Moeder survive council primary

In the first-ever non-partisan primary in Barton County held for the Great Bend City Council Ward 1 Tuesday, Jessica Milsap and Alan Moeder stamped their ...

August 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Straub headed to a second term

Barton County Commissioner Alicia (Schartz) Straub has won the Republican primary and will go on to run for a second term in November. She represents ...

August 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Driscoll hearing delayed for negotiations

The preliminary hearing for Tracy Driscoll set for Aug. 2 was continued at the request of his defense attorney, Michael S. Holland II. The reason ...

August 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New trial set in rape case

A man facing more than 50 years in prison for raping a Great Bend woman will get a new jury trial, now that the Kansas ...

August 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


With library issue resolved, city to publish budget

The City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Public Library have closed a troubled chapter in their relationship. As the council approved publishing its ...

August 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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