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NEW FIRE CHIEF IN TOWN

The Great Bend Fire Department welcomed its new Fire Chief Luke McCormick as he has taken over for retired Fire Chief Mike Napolitano. McCormick has goals set for the department, focusing on getting a full staff and on safety for all.

September 30, 2017 | Russ Edem | 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.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fatal crash in Barton County

The Barton County Sheriff Office responded to a two vehicle crash late Friday night where one person was killed and three others were injured just east of the fair grounds entrance on West Barton County Road.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC publishes new 'Prairie Ink'

Editors of Barton Community College's annual literary journal "Prairie Ink" aim to provide a venue for local authors to showcase their creative writing talents and have done so again with the release of the eighth publication.

September 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ah Wilderness

The Barton Community College Theatre Department will present "Ah, Wilderness!" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Fine Arts Auditorium on campus. Tickets are $6 at the door; students admitted free.

September 29, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News


KBI investigating aggravated battery in Ellsworth County

ELLSWORTH COUNTY - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office are investigating an aggravated battery that occurred Thursday night in the town of Lorraine. A 55-year-old man was in critical condition on Friday after sustaining head injury; neighbors reported gunshots had been fired.

September 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Photography exhibit spotlights Santa Fe Trail today

LARNED - Visit the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum between now and Oct. 31 to enjoy a special exhibit by photographer Jeff Dyleski. These modern day images of the Santa Fe Trail explore the swales, ruts, landmarks, and historical sites that are the last remnants of the important commerce route.

September 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A classic auto auction coming to Great Bend

The second-annual F&E Collector Auto Auction is an event that no auto enthusiast will want to miss, organizers said. This event is presented by The City of Great Bend and Carr Auction & Real Estate Inc.

September 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Miller on hunt for runway dollars

For the past two years, the City of Great Bend has been preparing to rebuild the primary runway at the Great Bend Municipal Airport. That project will happen in 2019. Already, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has promised to pay 90 percent of the cost, but only for the first 5,550 feet. With an additional 2,351 feet remaining, Great Bend could lose its status as a mid-America fuel stop if funding for the final stretch isn't found. Earlier this month, Great Bend Municipal Airport Manager Martin Miller traveled to Topeka to present a grant proposal to a ...

September 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Drone Club expands students' horizons

Fifth grader Jasmine Figaroa was a featured speaker at Thursday's school board meeting, sharing a video she made in Park School's Drone Club.

September 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Marshall, Roberts: Tax plan good for Kansas

WASHINGTON - As the winners and losers under President Donald Trump's massive, $5 trillion tax overhaul announced Wednesday were parsed, congressional lawmakers met to discuss the proposed blueprint for rewriting the tax code and what their next step would be.

September 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Autumn brings a new meaning to travel

Fall is a time for exploration and travel and right here in Great Bend and Barton County there are plenty of things for the family to see and do and a great way to get outdoors to enjoy the cool weather.

September 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


REACHING THE CENTURY MARK

As plans are in the works to mark the Barton County Courthouse's centennial in 2018, plans are also underway to make long-needed repairs to the venerable structure.

September 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Vocal instructor brings experience, culture to Barton Community College; husband to teach guitar

They're jacks of all trades, but they might just be masters too. Barton's new vocal instructor Sara Oberle and her husband Curtis, who will teach guitar lessons, bring as much depth as breadth to their respective areas of expertise.

September 27, 2017 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Ready for GBHS Homecoming

Great Bend High School Homecoming Royalty candidates pose for a group photo. The girls are: Candice Smith, Courtney Barton, Audrey Muth, Parker Smith, Ashlyn Prescott, Dominique Burrow, Calista Long, Olivia Mull, Maria Miranda and Paige Lamb; the boys: Sam Hall, Brock Blessing, Aaron Stein, Ty Esfeld, Aaron Clark, Luke Moore, Max Jerke, Bryce Brown, Gage Fritz and Jesse DeLeon.

September 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Driver arrested after pursuit

A motorist who allegedly refused to stop for a Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy early Sunday was arrested after a pursuit on county roads ...

May 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission votes to improve accident-prone two-way stop

In light of a recent fatality crash at the intersection of North Washington Avenue and North 30 Road, the Barton County Commission approved taking steps ...

May 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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