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Explosives found north of Great Bend

A large amount of abandoned explosives were discovered Monday afternoon in a structure 1.5 miles north of Great Bend near U.S. 281, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Experts safely removed or destroyed more than 80 pounds of material on Tuesday.

October 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Our cubs are growing

Lion cub sisters Sauda, left, and Amana, were introduced on Sept. 1. They were 6 months old and weighed around 75 pounds each. Here's a photo of how they looked last week; weighing about 100 pounds.

October 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo news: More from Zoo Boo

The little boy was not convinced as his mom coaxed him toward the Zoo Boo exhibits last Saturday at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

October 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


CHOP SHOP

CLAFLIN - Tuesday afternoon, four guns that had been on loan to the Claflin Police Department from the U.S. General Services Agency for the past 15 years were destroyed under the watchful eye of Tim Hutley, a program specialist from the Kansas Dept. of Administration.

October 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Cold Weather Rule takes effect November 1

TOPEKA – The Cold Weather Rule, designed to help Kansans who are behind on their utility payments avoid disconnection during the winter months, begins Nov. 1 and remains in effect through March 31.

October 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Claflin Chief Vaughan asked to chop feds’ guns

CLAFLIN -- Today, Claflin Chief of Police Gary Vaughan will meet with Tim Huntley, a representative from the Kansas field office of the U.S. General Services Administration at 12.30 p.m. at the Claflin City Shop. Huntley is coming for four guns the department was loaned from the federal government in a program that provided retired military equipment to local departments. Since then, Claflin has purchased its own guns, and no longer needs the federal guns.

October 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton County assures vaccine safety

BY VERONICA COONS

October 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission learns 300 lbs of meds dropped off

BY VERONICA COONS

October 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Senior Farmers Market checks set to expire

Barton County and Stafford County seniors are reminded that Wednesday, Nov. 1, is the final date to use 2017 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks for fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey.

October 30, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘There’s a lot of good things going on’

With barren walls and only a few stacks of papers and notebooks on his desk, Great Bend Interim City Administrator George Kolb's City Hall office has a very minimalist feel.

October 29, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Meet Mr. Poe

TRUE! - nervous - very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Tell-Tale Heart"

October 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GETTING IN THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT

With temperatures hovering in the low 40s, families turned out in the hundreds for the annual downtown merchant's Halloween costume parade which started at 11 a.m. at the Barton County Courthouse Saturday. Businesses along Main Street decorated tables and staff members dressed up in anticipation of treating youngsters. Costumes ranged from sweet to ghoulish and everything in between. Ages ranged from the stroller bound to those entering middle school, with some parents getting into the act too. They dressed mostly as superheroes, unicorns, ghosts and goblins. Some groups adopted overall themes with their costumes, while other trick-or-treaters dressed ...

October 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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 the purchase of a refrigerator to store vaccines at the Barton County Health Department and a departmental services update.

October 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Halloween safety tips to keep your family safe

Halloween is upon us. Parents and children are urged keep safety in mind while out getting those sweets treats and having fun with friends, Great Bend Police Lt. Scott Bieberle said. Halloween fun can turn frantic in a hurry when motorists fail to be aware of their surroundings, or children become distracted when trick-or-treating.

October 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


USD 431 hosts chamber coffee

HOISINGTON - Thursday morning, Hoisington Chamber of Commerce members and people from the community gathered at the high school shop classroom for coffee and breakfast items, and an opportunity to hear from students and teachers about what's new at the school. Members of the Hoisington 431 Racing team were on hand to talk about the program where they build and race standard battery powered or solar powered electric vehicles.

October 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Suicidal man talked down from TV tower

Barton County Sheriff's Office personnel Sunday morning talked a distraught Great Bend man out of hanging himself from the KSN transmitter station tower north ...

November 27, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


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