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Zoo News: Plan to attend Zoo Society meeting

The Great Bend Zoological Society's annual meeting will feature guest speaker Emily Ferlemann and the vocal stylings of - Tigers.

October 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Ellinwood man arrested on drug and kidnapping charges

An Ellinwood man, Kurt Doll, 35, was booked on kidnapping and drug charges after a late-night pursuit on rural roads, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Doll was arrested at 11:58 p.m. on Tuesday after a vehicle pursuit by Barton County Sheriff Office deputies.

October 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Hirsh conviction partially overturned

The Kansas Court of Appeals has overturned former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Darrin Hirsh's conviction of aggravated assault, vacated his sentence and ordered a new trial. The court upheld the remainder of Hirsh's conviction stemming from the events of March 12, 2013.

October 03, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Driver of pickup in fatal crash passes away

A second person involved in a fatal two-vehicle collision Friday evening has died, according to the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

October 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

High Court upholds Gleason death penalty

The United States Supreme Court Monday rejected convicted killer Sidney Gleason's appeal of his death penalty sentence, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor announced Tuesday afternoon.

October 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Traffic stop leads to drug charges in Pawnee County

LARNED - Joseph Shane Allen, 42 of Pierceville, made a first appearance in the Pawnee County District Court Monday afternoon concerning felony drug charges. Allen was arrested by the Pawnee County Sheriff's Department without incident following a routine traffic stop on Thursday, Sept. 28.

October 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Another donation from the Dorothy Morrison Foundation will allow the city to let sleeping bears lie.

October 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

CKCC rising to meet challenges

After hearing an update on the Fiscal Year 2017 outcomes for Central Kansas Community Corrections Monday morning, the County Commission approved the 20th Judicial District agency's comprehensive plan which provides funding for CKCC.

October 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Noting its importance to the community's health and vitality, repairs will soon commence on the much-used Great Bend hike and bike trail, the City Council decided Monday night.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Committee picked to interview police chief applicants

Taking another step in returning the city back to normal following the controversy involving now-resigned Police Chief Clifton Couch and city officials, Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night named a committee to interview applicants to fill the job of top cop.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Bushton man dies following Thursday night altercation

LORRAINE - Kevin L. Wagner, 55, of Bushton died Saturday in a Wichita hospital after receiving a head injury Thursday during an altercation in Lorraine, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported Monday afternoon. The preliminary autopsy report indicated he died from blunt force trauma.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Three arrested after search warrant

Three people were arrested on drug and other related charges at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday after Barton County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant in the 5900 block of Eisenhower Court in the city of Great Bend, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

October 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBRC has openings for after school programs

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has openings in the after school programs at Jefferson Elementary School. These programs are for ages 5–12 and will be held at Jefferson Elementary School from 3:30-5 p.m.

October 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Vehicle crash sends local teen to hospital

Barton County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of North Washington at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday for a reported injury crash where Jacob Lane, 16, of Great Bend received injuries.

October 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC Bookstore to host coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton Community College Bookstore, on the upper level of the Student Union, 245 NE 30 Rd,, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host Barry Bowers will be with greeters Sonya Rein and Pete Schartz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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Coming this way

Golden wheat is trickling into the Great Bend Coop as farmers begin testing the harvest waters, but by week's end cutting could be in ...

June 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


After four hours of preliminary hearing testimony in Barton County District Court Tuesday, 20th Judicial Magistrate Judge Richard E. Burgess Jr. ruled Chaz Stephens, Hoisington ...

June 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

More information released about Tuesday injury accident

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an accident at 3:45 p.m. on Monday at North Washington and Northwest 30 Road in ...

June 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

County to get more funds to cover flood damage costs

It was a bit of good news.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

USD 428 Board OKs staff changes

The last school year has wound down and Unified School District 428 is looking to next year, including the shuffling of staff.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HOISINGTON - City staff have been busy in recent weeks working diligently with prospects interested in bringing new homes and businesses to town, City Manager Jonathan ...

June 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Welcome back Homer

It had been over two months since Second District Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg had taken his seat in the commission chambers. That changed Monday ...

June 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Trump calls Rep. Marshall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kansas First District Congressman Roger Marshall joined America's News Headquarters on Fox News Saturday to discuss the ongoing U.S. trade ...

June 11, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Corbett named AHF Parade grand marshal

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's 2018 After Harvest Festival Parade theme this year will be "Celebrating people, petroleum, and progress," according to Rosie Joiner, member of the ...

June 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Great Bend youth has behind-the-scenes fun

Getting a look behind the scenes is an exciting way to see how things work, and this is exactly what some Great Bend youngsters got ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

A special day

Friday was a special day in Great Bend for many people as the Barton County Relay For Life Event got underway at Veterans Memorial Park ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

May marriage and divorce filings

Marriage licenses

June 09, 2018 | 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 an ...

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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