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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 2017 special alcohol funding distribution and a public health program update.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stargazing at Cheyenne Bottoms

Join the FHSU Astronomy Club at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Friday, Oct. 27 for an evening of exploring the night sky. Take advantage of Cheyenne Bottoms' dark skies to enjoy a breathtaking view of the stars. The FHSU Astronomy Club will be bringing a variety of telescopes and other astronomy equipment to showcase some particularly fascinating celestial objects.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Planetarium presents 'Journey to a Billion Stars'

The Barton Planetarium will host "Journey to a Billion Suns" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Barton Community College Planetarium located in the Science Building.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County ready to battle flu

Editor's note: The Barton County Health Department is holding a special flu shot clinic Saturday, Oct. 28. This is the second story in a two-part series outlining the impact influenza has on Barton County and what county health officials are doing about it.

October 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Whooping crane fall migration has begun

STAFFORD COUNTY – Annually each fall, central Kansas is one of the few places where it is possible to see whooping cranes. From late October through early November, up to 60 or more of these rare birds are sighted at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

October 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Severe weather forecast for Saturday

WICHITA -- The National Weather Service in Wichita is forecasting the poossibility of severe weather Saturday across Kansas. Severe storms are expected to develop along a southward moving cold front Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening. The primary threats will be damaging winds of 70 mph, large hail to the size of golfballs and very heavy rain.

October 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Housing and recruitment hot topics for candidates

Editor's note: This is our final installment of reports concerning Tuesday night's Candidates Forum presented by the Tribune and the Great Bend chapter of the League of Women Voters. Wednesday, we reported on questions asked of and responses given by Great Bend mayoral candidates, and Thursday we turned to candidates for USD 428 Board of Education.

October 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend City Council candidate bios

Candidates for Great Bend Mayor, Great Bend City Council, and USD 428 were invited to participate in a candidates forum Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Crest Theater in Great Bend. The forum was sponsored by The Great Bend Tribune and the Great Bend chapter of the League of Women Voters. Today, the Tribune reports on the portion of the event that focused on Great Bend City Council candidates. Here, the biographies provided by Rachel Mawhirter, Dan Heath, Stacy Dougherty, Cory Urban, Mike Boys, Matt Suchy, Andrew Erb and Jolene Biggs.

October 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pumpkin Piety

First Christian Church at 5230 Broadway Ave. has opened its pumpkin patch.

October 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Candidates for USD 428 BOE spotlighted at forum

Following the closing comments by mayoral candidates who opened the Candidate Forum Tuesday night, League of Women Voters representative Rose Kelly requested candidates for USD 428 Board of Education to come to the stage of the Crest Theater.

October 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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.

October 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Bentley eligible for parole hearing

Twenty-five years after going to prison for aggravated battery committed in Ellsworth County, Curtis Lee Bentley, 57, is scheduled for a parole hearing in November. The Prisoner Review Board will determine whether he is a good candidate for supervised release on or after Dec. 1.

October 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Reality U

Great Bend Middle School's eighth graders had some tough choices to make Wednesday.

October 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sheriff’s Office plans selective enforcement

On Friday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a selective enforcement in the area of North East 30 Road from U.S. 281 to K-156, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

October 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCSO teaches people about crime prevention

Lt. Stephen Billinger of the Barton County Sheriff's Office talked about crime prevention and how people can protect themselves on Wednesday during a Stop 'N Learn session hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

October 18, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Sheriff’s first appearance set for Dec. 8

Sheriff Brian Bellendir's court appearance on a misdemeanor charge of mistreating a confined person has been set for 1 p.m. on Dec. 8 ...

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County announces Veterans Day closings

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Friday in observance of Veterans Day, which falls on Saturday. The Health Department and the Records Division ...

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adoption touches many lives

Recognizing the importance of adoption, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation declaring November as National Adoption Month, Sunday as Adoption Sunday, and ...

November 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Veterans invited to GBHS this Friday

Great Bend High School will honor veterans at the annual Veterans Day Public Assembly at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at the high ...

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Double feature tonight at BCC Planetarium

The Barton Planetarium will host a double feature showing "Dinosaur Prophecy" and "Body Code" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 in the Barton Community ...

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor October 2017

Golden Plains Quilt of Valor Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor, along with members of the group, awarded Quilts of Valor to 12 veterans at the ...

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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