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U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts attends Great Bend Chamber Coffee

When he's home in Kansas, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts makes a point of expressing his fondness for long-time friends, and Thursday morning's visit to First Kansas Bank in Great Bend was no exception. A larger-than-normal crowd gathered at the weekly coffee hour organized by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce. Roberts, who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, spoke about his optimism for a timely completion of the 2018 Farm Bill. He also took a few moments to remember a past Great Bend mayor, Robert Parrish, and to share an anecdote about Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg.

August 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Child Welfare Family Summit coming to GB

On Saturday, Aug. 26, the Kansas Family Advisory Network and the Kansas Foster and Adoptive Parent Association will co-sponsor a meeting in Great Bend seeking input from those who may have or are experiencing involvement in the child welfare system. The meeting is specifically for birth, foster, and adoptive parents, adults and youth who were in foster care as children and kinship caregivers raising their relatives who are or were in the system. It's an opportunity to have their voices heard.

August 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Road work to cause delays on North Washington Monday

On Monday, Aug. 21, the Barton County Road and Bridge Department will begin asphalt and overlay work on North Washington County Road from NW 50 Road to NW 30 Road.

August 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Events Calendar: Aug. 18-23

FRIDAY

August 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Police ask residents to remove signs from city right of way

As a matter of public safety, the Great Bend Police Department is requesting that signs placed on the city right of way adjacent to public streets be moved back to the property owners' curtilage, and reminds residents that signs on the city right of way are prohibited by city ordinance.

August 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned man boasted he spat on officer's pizza

LARNED - Following a bench trial Wednesday morning, Pawnee County District Judge Bruce Gatterman found Jacob Ohnmacht, 27, of Larned, guilty of criminal threat involving the claim of spitting on a pizza, a severity level 9 person felony.

August 17, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Pursuit ends in death by suicide; officer injured

On Thursday afternoon, the Kansas Highway Patrol was involved in a pursuit that began in Edwards County and ended in Pawnee County near Garfield, and ended in the suicide of a suspect and the injury of a Pawnee County Sheriff's Office deputy, KHP Technical Trooper Mike Racy said.

August 17, 2017 | By Tribune staff | Local News


GB council to hold special meeting Friday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend events Center, 3111 10th St. The agenda includes vacancies in key administrative and executive positions, the election of a new council president following the resignation of Ward 2 Councilman Wayne Henneke Wednesday, and a discussion of a forensic audit of the city.

August 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Meet the Panthers happening Sunday

The Great Bend High School Booster Club will sponsor the second annual Meet the Panthers event, starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20 at Jack Kilby Square. All Great Bend High School coaches will be on hand to introduce themselves to the community. The Booster Club will provide free hot dogs, chips, and bottled water, and slideshows featuring highlights from the 2016 sports programs from every season will be on display. The public is invited to come and enjoy this opportunity to support our hometown athletes.

August 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


'Sons of Anarchy' stars donate prizes for poker run

Four autographed and framed photographs of people that motorcycle enthusiasts may recognize are on the list of raffle prizes for the upcoming Ride for Independence Poker Run.

August 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council to appoint interim city administrator

On the agenda for Monday night's Great Bend City Council meeting is the appointment of City Attorney Bob Suelter as the interim city administrator. This follows the sudden retirement of longtime City Administrator Howard Partington Wednesday afternoon amid the ongoing controversy involving him, the city and suspended Police Chief Cliff Couch.

August 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Henneke resigns from City Council

Great Bend Second Ward City Councilman Wayne Henneke resigned his position on the council Wednesday morning.

August 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ohnmacht found guilty of spitting on pizza

LARNED – Following a bench trial Wednesday morning, Pawnee County District Judge Bruce Gatterman found Jacob Ohnmacht, 27, of Larned, guilty of criminal threat involving the spitting on a pizza, a severity level 9 person felony.

August 17, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


For City of Great Bend, public safety is upmost concern

The City of Great Bend has a focused and united goal and that is public safety, a news release issued by city officials said. It has been brought to Mayor Allison's attention that due to the retirement of the city administrator Howard Partington some citizens are concerned about the safety of our community.

August 17, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Partington resigns as city administrator

Longtime Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington announced Wednesday afternoon his retirement, effective immediately. His action follows months of controversy engulfing him, the city and suspended Police Chief Cliff Couch.

August 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Printmaking, a many-layered art form, Morgan explains

BY VERONICA COONS

June 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City water quality report available

The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2017 is now available, said Utilities Superintendent, Michael Bader. However, the brochure will ...

June 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

June 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood moving ahead with community improvements

ELLINWOOD - The city council meeting held Monday night included several meaningful discussion that showed progress towards transformation into a 21st century visitor-friendly community.

June 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


They’re at it again

Just like wheat harvest and high temperatures, the Barton County Road and Bridge Departments annual ritual of working on county blacktops is a rite of ...

June 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

June 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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


STEPHENS TO STAND TRIAL

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


MAKING THE PITCH

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


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