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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 various drug counts, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

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 in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Approving new personnel and contracts is also on the agenda, including a contract for Tyler Gunelson as the head coach for softball.

November 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Suicidal man talked down from TV tower

Barton County Sheriff's Office personnel Sunday morning talked a distraught Great Bend man out of hanging himself from the KSN transmitter station tower north of Great Bend, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

November 27, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Home for the Holidays

The annual Home for the Holidays festival and parade marked the beginning of another Christmas season in Great Bend Saturday night. The parade line-up at Brit Spaugh park swelled with several creative floats late afternoon for the parade that started at 5:30 p.m. It was followed by the Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting and Trail of Lights at 6:15 p.m. Attendees took their pick of many free activities including ice skating, horse drawn carriage rides, and free food including hot dogs, funnel cakes and hot chocolate. Santa made an appearance too.

November 25, 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 appointment of special deputy coroners, a pest control proposal for county buildings and trash hauling proposal for county buildings.

November 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Holiday décor, decorated homes to be on display

Xi Delta Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi's annual Holiday Décor open house is set 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Flavored Celebrations at 1315 Stone in Great Bend. In addition to decorated tables, tree décor, room décor, and holiday fashions will be shared by businesses and individuals.

November 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC officials study enrollment trends

At a retreat earlier this month, Barton Community College trustees talked about the future of traditional campuses. Online education and shifts in demographics are changing the playing field for all Kansas college, Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman noted.

November 24, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

GBHS Hall of Fame

Great Bend High School has announced its 2017 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one a longtime swimming coach and the other a respected architect.

November 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Imagination Library sparking interest in reading

United Way of Central Kansas kicked off Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Great Bend in August with much anticipation and fanfare, celebrating the children that the program would benefit.

November 23, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

BCHD confirms meningitis case

The Barton County Health Department has been notified of a confirmed case of bacterial meningitis caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. Pneumococcal meningitis is fairly rare (less than one case per 100,000 people each year).

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


An Eisenhower Elementary student walks past turkey artwork, last week at the school. The feathers on this bird represent individuals at the school; each contains a written message of things the contributor is thankful for.

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC to host holiday events

Barton Community College invites the public to celebrate the holidays with the following events:

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Local teacher, student receive awards

A student and a teacher from Riley Elementary School received awards on Tuesday for all their hard work this school year.

November 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

Barton celebrates inmate success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Barton Community College, Ellsworth Correctional Facility and the Kansas Department of Corrections highlighted the success of about 140 inmates who have taken the initiative to pursue their educations while incarcerated at the 13th Annual Learning Celebration, held earlier this month at Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

November 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

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City auction set for Friday

June 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Zoo news: Swans disappear from Vets Lake

Three of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo's young swans are missing from Veterans Memorial Park. Zoo Supervisor Sara Hamlin is asking anyone with ...

June 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Extreme Ice to give all Thursday revenue to Cook family

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's Extreme Ice snow cone shop will donate all revenue received today, Thursday, June 7, to the family of Ellinwood Middle and High ...

June 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Governor likes what he sees in Great Bend

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer took a look at Great Bend Wednesday afternoon during a quick visit that included a brief tour and conversations with governmental ...

June 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Five arrested during drug bust

Ellinwood Police Department executed a narcotics-related search warrant at 6:36 p.m. on Tuesday at 208 West B street, Ellinwood. Arrested at the scene ...

June 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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