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Lack of quorum nixes council meeting

It was the meeting that wasn't.

August 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Historical Society to hold Rolling Sculpture car show

Barton County Historical Society will host Rolling Sculpture 2017, its annual car show and open house, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26.

August 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Ellinwood's star shooter

Katelyn Reh wasn't sure she wanted to be in the shooting club when she joined the Ellinwood Energizers 4-H Club 10 years ago.

August 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

August 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts attends Great Bend Chamber Coffee

When he's home in Kansas, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts makes a point of expressing his fondness for long-time friends, and Thursday morning's visit to First Kansas Bank in Great Bend was no exception. A larger-than-normal crowd gathered at the weekly coffee hour organized by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce. Roberts, who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, spoke about his optimism for a timely completion of the 2018 Farm Bill. He also took a few moments to remember a past Great Bend mayor, Robert Parrish, and to share an anecdote about Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg.

August 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Child Welfare Family Summit coming to GB

On Saturday, Aug. 26, the Kansas Family Advisory Network and the Kansas Foster and Adoptive Parent Association will co-sponsor a meeting in Great Bend seeking input from those who may have or are experiencing involvement in the child welfare system. The meeting is specifically for birth, foster, and adoptive parents, adults and youth who were in foster care as children and kinship caregivers raising their relatives who are or were in the system. It's an opportunity to have their voices heard.

August 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Road work to cause delays on North Washington Monday

On Monday, Aug. 21, the Barton County Road and Bridge Department will begin asphalt and overlay work on North Washington County Road from NW 50 Road to NW 30 Road.

August 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Events Calendar: Aug. 18-23


August 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Police ask residents to remove signs from city right of way

As a matter of public safety, the Great Bend Police Department is requesting that signs placed on the city right of way adjacent to public streets be moved back to the property owners' curtilage, and reminds residents that signs on the city right of way are prohibited by city ordinance.

August 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Larned man boasted he spat on officer's pizza

LARNED - Following a bench trial Wednesday morning, Pawnee County District Judge Bruce Gatterman found Jacob Ohnmacht, 27, of Larned, guilty of criminal threat involving the claim of spitting on a pizza, a severity level 9 person felony.

August 17, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Pursuit ends in death by suicide; officer injured

On Thursday afternoon, the Kansas Highway Patrol was involved in a pursuit that began in Edwards County and ended in Pawnee County near Garfield, and ended in the suicide of a suspect and the injury of a Pawnee County Sheriff's Office deputy, KHP Technical Trooper Mike Racy said.

August 17, 2017 | By Tribune staff | Local News

GB council to hold special meeting Friday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend events Center, 3111 10th St. The agenda includes vacancies in key administrative and executive positions, the election of a new council president following the resignation of Ward 2 Councilman Wayne Henneke Wednesday, and a discussion of a forensic audit of the city.

August 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Meet the Panthers happening Sunday

The Great Bend High School Booster Club will sponsor the second annual Meet the Panthers event, starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20 at Jack Kilby Square. All Great Bend High School coaches will be on hand to introduce themselves to the community. The Booster Club will provide free hot dogs, chips, and bottled water, and slideshows featuring highlights from the 2016 sports programs from every season will be on display. The public is invited to come and enjoy this opportunity to support our hometown athletes.

August 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

'Sons of Anarchy' stars donate prizes for poker run

Four autographed and framed photographs of people that motorcycle enthusiasts may recognize are on the list of raffle prizes for the upcoming Ride for Independence Poker Run.

August 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Council to appoint interim city administrator

On the agenda for Monday night's Great Bend City Council meeting is the appointment of City Attorney Bob Suelter as the interim city administrator. This follows the sudden retirement of longtime City Administrator Howard Partington Wednesday afternoon amid the ongoing controversy involving him, the city and suspended Police Chief Cliff Couch.

August 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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Salina crooner coming to Jazz Festival

The 24th Annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will feature vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina, as well as the Prairie Winds Show Band and the GBHS ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Bunny Hunt

The Kansas Bowhunters Association's annual Bunny Hunt got underway Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Between searches for cottontail, members enjoyed archery target shooting and the ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Legislative Coffee

The second of two Legislative Coffees was held Saturday at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, with about 20 people coming to hear Sen. Mary ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Larned group takes message to Topeka

LARNED - At Larned's February city council meeting, Larned City Councilman Kim Barnes noted it had been a long time since Larned had made contact ...

March 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Clara Barton Hospital assessment finds greater access to mental health services tops list

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital hosted a town hall meeting on March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center, where hospital health-care officials were joined by representatives ...

March 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBMS hosting Cottonwood District Regional 4-H Day

Regional 4-H Day activities start this evening at 5:30 p.m. at Great Bend Middle School, said Cottonwood District 4-H and Youth Development Extension ...

March 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Town Hall Topics: Health Care

The results of a recent online survey of community health services were reviewed Thursday during a town-hall meeting at the Holiday Inn Express. Mental health ...

March 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Student 'investors' learn Wall Street tactics

They may not be ready for Wall Street, but three Great Bend High School students are one step closer. And so are nearly two dozen ...

March 08, 2018 | By Jennifer Schartz Great Bend USD 428 | Local News


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 ...

March 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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