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Disturbance leads to arrest on aggravated battery charge

A Great Bend man was arrested Saturday evening following a disturbance at 2721 Forest Ave. At 5:40 p.m. a caller reported Nicholas Hixson hitting subjects with a chair and a pipe, and had broken a vehicle's window.

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chemical spill reported Sunday night

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to a report of a chemical leak at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Patton Road.

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Marshall meets with ethanol producers

LYONS – On Saturday, Congressman Marshall, M.D. met with ethanol producers and agriculture industry leaders at the Kansas Ethanol LLC facility to discuss the preservation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and current Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) structure. In the discussion, producers made it clear that a cap on RINs would have serious implications on the Big First.

March 12, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Senior Food Box Sign-up Monday

Barton County residents who are interested in participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for Seniors are encouraged to attend a Walk-In sign up event on Monday, March 12, 9:30 to 11:30 am, at the RSVP Office, 1025 Main, Great Bend, KS.

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 431 receives $20,000 EPA grant

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington school district is one of 20 Kansas school districts to be awarded $640,000 from the Environmental to replace older diesel school buses. It's part of a $8.7 million nationwide effort to replace or retrofit 452 older diesel school buses in order to reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems such as asthma and lung disease. Districts will receive rebates through EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding.

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


DIGGING IN

Editor's note: Veronica Coons participated in the Cottonwood Extension District's Master Gardener training class, the subject of this report.

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KDOT announces approved February bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Feb. 21 in Topeka. Some of the bids may include multiple projects that have been bundled based on proximity and type of work.

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FROM THE DOME TO HOME

Last Session, the Government, Technology, and Security Committee was created to evaluate Cybersecurity making sure a system is in place to protect citizens and state government from dangerous attacks and breaches on personal and critical data. Kansas has not been immune from cyberattacks and release of personal information. This Committee advanced two measures to the House for debate.

March 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GETTING HIS SHOT

ALBERT - In 1986, the Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt was established as an economic development tool for El Dorado. Partnering with the National Wild Turkey Federation, it has since brought together the sitting Governor of Kansas, leaders of business and industry, guest celebrities, the media and outdoor enthusiasts for a three-day weekend of hunting and fellowship.

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Salina crooner coming to Jazz Festival

The 24th Annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will feature vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina, as well as the Prairie Winds Show Band and the GBHS Panther Jazz Band.

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bunny Hunt

The Kansas Bowhunters Association's annual Bunny Hunt got underway Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Between searches for cottontail, members enjoyed archery target shooting and the chance to relax outdoors among friends.

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Legislative Coffee

The second of two Legislative Coffees was held Saturday at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, with about 20 people coming to hear Sen. Mary Jo Taylor (R-Stafford) and Rep. Troy Waymaster (R-Bunker Hill.)

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBMS hosting Cottonwood District Regional 4-H Day

Regional 4-H Day activities start this evening at 5:30 p.m. at Great Bend Middle School, said Cottonwood District 4-H and Youth Development Extension Agent Berny Unruh. The public is invited to attend.

March 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Larned group takes message to Topeka

LARNED - At Larned's February city council meeting, Larned City Councilman Kim Barnes noted it had been a long time since Larned had made contact with the legislature in Topeka. Community feedback over reports that districts in the eastern part of the state were pushing to change long-standing protocols for evaluating mentally ill patients, and the closure of the juvenile correctional facility in Larned in 2017, prompted him to suggest perhaps it had been too long.

March 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Clara Barton Hospital assessment finds greater access to mental health services tops list

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital hosted a town hall meeting on March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center, where hospital health-care officials were joined by representatives of the City of Hoisington, Barton County Health Department, USD 431, and citizens of the area to discuss the results of the recently completed community health needs survey which produced over 293 respondents.

March 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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ATV pursuit leads to drug arrest

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved is a pursuit with an all terrain vehicle around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday that led ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS speech team earns medals at Pratt

The Great Bend High School speech team competed at the Pratt Speech tournament on Saturday. Four GBHS students competed in 10 events and placed in ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas AG sending notices to 25,000 Kansans to reach who might be eligible for refunds

TOPEKA - The Kansas Attorney General's Office is mailing notices to nearly 25,000 Kansans who may be eligible for a refund of money they ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Missing teen was last seen in Great Bend

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for assistance from the public to help locate a missing teenager.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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