Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir contacted the Great Bend Tribune Friday morning to report that several citizens of Great Bend and Barton County have been receiving phone calls since Thursday night, Dec. 10, from an individual identifying himself as Sgt. Smith of the Barton County Sheriff's Department. While there is a Sgt. Smith at the department, this is a scam.
Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate in Great Bend, along with Wal-Mart and Eagle Radio are joining forces to sponsor the 6th annual Christmas For Kids toy drive to benefit Saint Francis Community Services. Through this toy drive, wishes are fulfilled for children in Saint Francis foster care, adoption, and family preservation programs. Christmas For Kids provides presents to children and teens, ages newborn to eighteen, who may otherwise go without a gift this holiday season. You can make a real difference in the life of a child in Central Kansas this Christmas.
Recently, four area gun clubs organized a benefit shoot fund raiser. The Kiowa Gun Club, Fort Larned Arms Association, Central Kansas Prairie Shooters, and North Central Kansas Combat League hosted the event at the Kiowa Gun Club near Great Bend. With registration fees and generous donations, they raised $1,400 to donate to the Great Bend Military Moms, to help with sending care packages to our military men and women who are currently deployed to the war zones.
The City of Great Bend announced Thursday afternoon that Great Bend will be a featured city for a group of 16-20 different foreign exchange students from all around the country, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.
At 11:47 a.m. Thursday morning, a Kansas Amber Alert was issued out of Topeka for Kaleb Thomas, a one-month old boy born Nov. 14. He was last seen at 2013 Bellview, Apt. #, Topeka,at around 10 a.m. The suspect Edward Alberty, B/M, DOB 8/28/1996, 6' 2", 250, Blk hair/Brn eyes. Last seen wearing white t-shirt, gray sweats, Nike tennis shoes. Alberty is the non-custodial father. They were last seen in a blue Chevy 4-door, NFI. Call 911 or the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME.
Great Bend police officer Jefferson Davis and Sgt. Jason Settle recently completed a comprehensive safety and security evaluation of the Police Department building, City Administrator Howard Partington reported to the city council Monday night.
MANHATTAN - K-State professor and Great Bend native Bryan Pinkall has been nominated with the Kansas City Chorale for Best Choral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical in the 2016 Grammy Awards for the album, "Rachmaninoff: All Night Vespers."
William Howard Baker will stand trial for the August 2014 vehicular deaths of a Reno County couple in Great Bend, 20th Judicial District Magistrate Judge Don Alvord ruled following Baker's preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon.
December 09, 2015|
BY DALE HOGG
and SUSAN THACKER
A local Christmas tradition will continue tonight when Holy Family Catholic School presents its annual holiday musical. The curtain goes up on "The Christmas Chronicles" at 7 p.m. in the Barton Community College Fine Arts Auditorium.
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.