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Fatal crash in Ellsworth Co.

A Colorado teenager died Friday following a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County.

March 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC to host ‘What Exactly Is Soil’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "What Exactly Is Soil?" on Wednesday, March 28, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th.

March 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Spring arrivals: Birding in central Kansas

If you ever wondered what type of birds are at the Cheyenne Bottoms, right now is the best time to go out and take a look. This time of year draws many birds from all over as they migrate through Kansas on their way to points northward.

March 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ATV collected after rollover

An all-terrain-vehicle rollover was reported at 12:09 a.m. Monday at 33 SE 35 Ave., Great Bend. Deputy David Smith responded but the driver had left the scene. The ATV was collected as evidence and the incident is still under investigation, Undersheriff Bruce Green said.

March 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Croslin arrested on drug charges

A Great Bend man was arrested Monday after a search warrant yielded suspected peyote mushrooms, heroin and other drugs, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

March 27, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pedro Garcia sentenced for rape of child

On Friday, March 23, Pedro Garcia of Great Bend, also known at Pedro Garcia Jr. or "Pete," was sentenced to nine years and nine months in prison on a single count of rape. Court records show the victim was a girl who was 9 or 10 years old at the time of the crime one year ago.

March 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County lists Easter closings

Barton County business offices, the Health Department and the Sheriff's Office Records Division will close at noon Friday for the Easter holiday. The Barton County Landfill will close at noon. Emergency services will be in normal operation.

March 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hearing date set for fire district

The County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution setting a public hearing on the creation of a second fire district in Barton County. The proceeding will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, May 14, in the commission chambers.

March 26, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Service to the county honored

Two Barton County employees were honored by the Barton County Commission Monday morning, one upon her retirement and the other for her ongoing service.

March 26, 2018 | | Local News


Crane photography, barbecue part of FOCB Annual Meeting

The Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms have scheduled its annual meeting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. New and renewing members will be treated to a hamburger and hot dog meal and each paid membership will receive a Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms T-shirt.

March 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KMEA plaque recognizes Honor Band members

Allen To, Great Bend High School sophomore, was the first Kansas Music Educators Association State Honor Band recipient to hold the new plaque remembering those students who have been selected for this prestigious group.

March 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kiwanis Club to hold Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday, March 31. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley Street. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through sixth grade.

March 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tuition and fees on BCC Trustees agenda

Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Items on the agenda include tuition and fees, personnel, and reports on strategic planning and academic advancement.

March 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cheyenne Bottoms director to give program tonight at BCHS

The Barton County Historical Society will hold a meeting at 730 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on US-281. Jason Wagner, the new manager at Cheyenne Bottoms, will talk about this important wetland on the Central Flyway. Wagner is a graduate of Fort Hays State University.

March 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Church offers Seder dinner and Tenebrae

The public is invited to attend a Seder dinner at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st, on Thursday, March 29 at 6 pm. Following the dinner will be a service of Holy Communion and Tenebrae (a service of shadows).

March 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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ATV pursuit leads to drug arrest

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved is a pursuit with an all terrain vehicle around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday that led ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS speech team earns medals at Pratt

The Great Bend High School speech team competed at the Pratt Speech tournament on Saturday. Four GBHS students competed in 10 events and placed in ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas AG sending notices to 25,000 Kansans to reach who might be eligible for refunds

TOPEKA - The Kansas Attorney General's Office is mailing notices to nearly 25,000 Kansans who may be eligible for a refund of money they ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Missing teen was last seen in Great Bend

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for assistance from the public to help locate a missing teenager.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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