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Bieberle named Police Captain

Great Bend Police Chief David Bailey and Human Resources Director Randy Keasling announced Friday that police Lt. Scott Bieberle has been promoted to the rank of captain. Bieberle has been with the Great Bend Police Department since 1992, most recently serving as lieutenant for the Patrol Division.

January 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Friday traffic stop turns into 1 arrest

A Barton County Deputy Sheriff stopped a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am at 2:20 a.m. on Friday near mile post 130 on K-4 near Claflin where a Wichita woman was arrested, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

January 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Traffic stop leads to arrest

A traffic stop Sunday afternoon in rural Great Bend resulted in an arrest on drug charges, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports.

January 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


3 arrested in Hoisington drug bust

Three people were arrested on drug charges Saturday, Jan. 6, at a Hoisington residence. According to reports, a narcotics-related search warrant was executed at a residence located at 109 North Vine Street around 3 p.m. During the search suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found. Arrested at the scene was:

January 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Take Note

Forget texting. A project at Great Bend Middle School is going old school.

January 06, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Experience the sublime at Shafer Gallery

The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception for its upcoming exhibit, "The Search for the Sublime," at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12. "The Search for the Sublime" features landscapes created by artist Mark Flickinger. The opening reception will include refreshments and a gallery talk by the artist.

January 06, 2018 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News


Answer to the test is 'water'

For most teenagers turning on a faucet and expecting clean water is as far as the thought process goes. However, after a recent project with the City of Great Bend, 73 Great Bend High School agriculture science students of Kevin Hoff now have knowledge that runs a bit deeper.

January 06, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Homeowners urged to test or radon

What you can't see (or smell) my hurt you.

January 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoning Board grants variances to township

The Barton County Zoning Appeals Board held two public hearings on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. As a result of these public hearings, the board voted to grant two "after the fact" zoning variance requests to South Homestead Township relating to the building erected without permits or floodplain compliance in April 2015, Environmental Manager Judy Goreham said.

January 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Reiser joining BCC trustees

"Oaths of Office," conducted by Barton County Clerk, are the first item on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees monthly study session, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School calendars on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will say goodbye to three retiring members and welcome three new members when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wellness Center equipment update on GBRC agenda

An upgrade to equipment at the Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be considered when the Great Bend Recreation Commission board meets at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Other action items on the agenda are the election of officers and "request for qualifications: website update." There will also be information on the board meeting calendar and the annual conflict of interest disclosure form.

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County deputy under investigation

LARNED – A deputy with the Pawnee County Sheriff's Office is under investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the KBI confirmed Friday afternoon.

January 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington player gets lucky with raffle ticket bought at the State Fair

TOPEKA – Many players make it a point to buy lottery tickets at the Kansas Lottery building during the State Fair hoping it will bring them good luck. The story of one very lucky Hoisington man who won $25,000 may keep that hope alive.

January 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoning Board grants variances to township

The Barton County Zoning Appeals Board held two public hearings on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. As a result of these public hearings, the board voted to grant two "after the fact" zoning variance requests to South Homestead Township relating to the building erected without permits or floodplain compliance in April 2015, Environmental Manager Judy Goreham said.

January 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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King and queen announced

February 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cheely scholarship available for vo-tech careers

When Sheryl Cheely talked with Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF) officials recently, "a light bulb came on."

February 06, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Purchase of law enforcement equipment OKed

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved replacing aging devices serving Barton County law enforcement.

February 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Headhunter hired to find city adminstrator

The search for a new city administrator has begun.

February 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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


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