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Waterline inspection contract renewed

Citing satisfaction with the services provided by the city's on-call engineering firm, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved an extension of the contract with Professional Engineering Consultants of Wichita to inspect the ongoing extensive $6 million water system improvement project.

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City eyeing safe zone for online buyers

Thousands of area residents buy, sell and trade items via internet sites, and a Great Bend woman believes having a designated spot for these transactions would be a good idea. Now, the City Council is taking this idea under advisement.

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Semi and car collide in Ellsworth County

The driver of a Freightliner semi-truck reportedly ran a stop sign and struck a car Tuesday morning in Ellsworth County, injuring the other motorist.

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Icy roads sent vehicles sliding

With snow blowing across the highways early Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office and Great Bend Police Department responded to several non-injury crashes and vehicles that went off the road.

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect arrested on kidnapping charge

ELLINWOOD - A kidnapping and aggravated battery was reported to law enforcement Friday afternoon at 400 Clifton Dr. in Ellinwood. The Barton County Sheriff's Office assisted at 4:28 p.m. and was at the scene for nearly 12 hours.

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City, landowner settle bridge issue

There was a bit of good news when the Great Bend City Council Monday night heard an update on the beleaguered Park Street bridge over the Lischevsky Ditch east of Great Bend.

January 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Claflin council welcomes new members

CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8 in the city building. City Clerk Patricia Schmidt submitted the unofficial minutes of the meeting.

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBPL’s Santy hard at work

BY VERONICA COONS

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


It’s cold out there

A dusting of snow clung to the road west of Great Bend Monday morning as January weather returned to the area for a few days. On paved roads, a thin sheen of ice kept drivers on the edges of their seats until mid-morning, and hats and gloves were popular accessories with temperatures hovering in the single-digits. Freezing cold returns today with expected highs of 15 degrees with windchill values as low as -18. Relief is in sight, thankfully, later in the week, with highs reaching into the 50s by Friday.

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton Community College’s Junior Day to feature scholarship giveaway

Barton Community College will help area high school juniors plan for their futures at Junior Day, starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 14, with a sign-up deadline of Feb. 1. Those interested can sign up at juniorday.bartonccc.edu.

January 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Circles invites community to first graduation

A community effort to end poverty in Barton County will celebrate a milestone later this month. Circles of Central Kansas invited the public to the graduation of its first Getting Ahead Class at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the First United Methodist Church in Great Bend.

January 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Celebrating Dr. King and the Dream

Reading students of Tanner Dahlke at Riley Elementary School pose with a project that helps sum up what they read about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The project included writing about their dreams for their school, community and world.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Larned man injured in K-19 rollover

A Larned man was transported to Pawnee Valley Community Hospital early Monday after the car he was driving went off K-19, 8 miles south of Larned.

January 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Concert Association plans annual meeting Jan. 21

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will hold its annual meeting for purposes of the election of officers and directors at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church in the fellowship hall. Those attending should use the west entrance off of the circle drive. For more information, contact Linda Jerke at 620-793-2748.

January 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


St. Rose noticing significant increase in influenza A cases

A few weeks ago, St. Rose Health Center providers were caring for one or two influenza patients a week.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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What’s up at the bottoms?

In noting the facilities successes from the past year, Kansas Wetlands Education Center Director Curtis Wolf said it is important to thank all those who ...

February 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington High 2018 Winter Homecoming

February 05, 2018 | Hugo Gonzalez | Local News


Rankin pleads guilty to sexual exploitation

A jury trial for Jeffrey Allen Rankin of Great Bend was set to begin Monday but was canceled Friday afternoon after he entered guilty pleas ...

February 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dairy Queen, 2302 N. Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

February 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Snowfall forecast for Tuesday

WICHITA -- A winter storm will bring a round of snow to portions of the area late Monday night into Tuesday evening. The highest snow accumulations ...

February 05, 2018 | Karma Byers | Local News


Hit-and-run victim identified

The victim that was hit by a vehicle on Saturday evening has been identified as Rose Younger. The vehicle and women that the police were ...

February 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hit-and-run victim identified

Police are continuing their investigation into a hit-and-run collision Saturday evening that caused the death of a woman walking home from church in Great Bend ...

February 05, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Tunneling in

Great Bend farmers market vendors didn't have far to go this year to get up to speed on the latest programs available to help ...

February 04, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Roses for Rozie

Thirty dozen roses were delivered to the Great Bend Senior Center on Friday - a surprise for Site Manager Rozena Tomlin on her birthday. It was ...

February 03, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Legislators talk about education

The first Legislative Coffee of the year was held Saturday at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development office. Four representatives from Kansas ...

February 03, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Valentine Party set for Tuesday

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Great Bend Senior Center will co-sponsor the "Valentine Party" on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 1-2 p.m. at the ...

February 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


D.A.R.E. Day Out Event set

The Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program is holding a first of its kind free D.A ...

February 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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.

February 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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