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Fatal vehicle crash in Pawnee County

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a fatal vehicle crash in Pawnee County west of Rozel at 7:10 a.m. on Wednesday. Michael Heim, 38 of Pratt, was killed in the crash.

June 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned City Council addresses drainage issues

LARNED – Storm water drainage issues were the main topic of discussion at the Larned City Council meeting Monday night. Council member Kim Barnes asked two citizens experiencing problems with flooding to attend the meeting.

June 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Out of the Morgue

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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

June 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Santa Fe Trail Days starts today

LARNED - It's the second weekend of June, and that means it's time for the Annual Santa Fe Trail Days celebration. The four-day event has something for every age group, with shopping, food, entertainment, contests and, of course, entertainment. Today, the Annual Community Banquet and opening ceremony will be held at the Larned Knights of Columbus Hall, with social hour beginning at 6 p.m., and supper at 6:30 p.m.

June 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


MAD SCIENCE!!

Erik the Engineer may be billed as a Mad Scientist, but he stressed "safety first" on Thursday when he encouraged kids to conduct their own experiments. The educational entertainer from Kansas City's MadSciene.org shared cool, hands-on science experiments with more than 100 children at the Great Bend Public Library.

June 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teens need to be safe when driving

School is out and summer is here, which means more teen drivers will be getting their licences and hitting the road. Steps should be taken to warn them of unsafe driving habits.

June 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


‘He is in our thoughts and hearts’

Linsey McHenry last saw her husband one year and one month ago Tuesday as he drove off in the family vehicle at 5 p.m. on May 6, 2016. No one has seen or heard from the Great Bend man since.

June 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


June Jaunt cancer screening well attended

While Jack Kilby Square filled with people on Saturday for June Jaunt activities, many stopped in at the Barton County Health Department across the street for a free cancer screening offered by the Great Bend Masonic Lodge #113.

June 06, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Oxford houses a success

Barb Esfeld is the Barton County appraiser, but she wore a different hat when she addressed the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

June 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City of Larned considers billing changes

LARNED - Every month, the city of Larned sends an average of 529 late notices, or "red" bills, to utility customers. That's nearly 20 percent of the city's 2,700 utility contracts. Larned's City Council declared that's too many, and something needs to change. They tasked Kara Rath, the utility clerk, and Monica Steiner, the finance director, to conduct a study of how other cities like Larned combat similar problems. Rath and Steiner presented their proposal to the council Monday night.

June 06, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


An expensive proposition

The City of Great Bend's on-call engineering firm Professional Engineering Consultants of Wichita will discontinue its study of ball field lighting for Veterans Memorial Park after the City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign the agreement with PEC ending its involvement in the project.

June 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend native to sing at Cosmosphere Thursday

One of the nations leading music programs for young musicians, the 39th Summer Choral Institute at Kansas State University will be performing a free public concert at 11 a.m. Thursday on the wing of the Space Shuttle Endeavor at the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson.

June 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A MATTER OF SAFETY

Great Bend Police Chief Cliff was not on the City Council to speak Monday night and he was not going to be allowed to address the governing body.

June 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local extension council board reps named

The Barton County Commission Monday morning named the county's first board members to the newly formed Cottonwood Extension District, the joint Kansas State University Extension venture with Ellis County.

June 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Basement fire damages home

An explosion woke the occupants of 806 Hubbard St. around 2:20 a.m. Monday. Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said the couple living at that address escaped through smoke and heat and went to a neighbor's house to call 911.

June 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Fair wraps up Sunday

Sunday is the final day of the Barton County Fair, not counting the all-day tear down, cleanup and storage that will take place Monday at ...

July 08, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rozel motorist involved in injury crash

DODGE CITY - A Rozel woman was taken to Western Plains Regional Hospital in Dodge City after two vehicles collided at 10:59 p.m. Friday ...

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Russell pedestrian dies after being hit on I-70

A pedestrian walking along the side of Interstate 70 in Russell County died after being hit by a vehicle Friday night.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rec Commission budget hearing Monday

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. on Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St ...

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pets available for adoption at Ellinwood festival

Golden Belt Humane Society/Adopt a Pet will be at the After Harvest Festival in Ellinwood on Saturday, July 15.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Executive session on BCC agenda

A closed session is on the agenda for a special meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday, July 11. The meeting ...

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 board starts new year Monday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, July 10, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton ...

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chiefs' players attempt rescue

HUTCHINSON - In the midst of an unthinkable tragedy, Great Bend Chiefs coach Mike Perry exhibited pride in his baseball players.

July 08, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Brungardt to be honored at After Harvest Fest

ELLINWOOD - This year the Ellinwood Rotary is giving special honorary recognition to Mary Ann Brungardt during the 2017 After Harvest Festival, July 13-15. The theme ...

July 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Life lessons at the Barton County Fair

For Dylan Ferguson, the hardest thing about bringing last year's bucket calf back to the county fair in 2017 will be selling that animal ...

July 08, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County Fair photo roundup

The Barton County Fair continues Saturday and Sunday at the Expo.

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned State Hospital to host annual mental health conference in August

LARNED - Larned State Hospital will host "Frontiers in Mental Health," its 14th annual mental health conference, Aug. 7-9 in the Larned Community Center, Larned State ...

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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