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Commission to hold Tuesday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes appointments to the Cow Creek Watershed Working Group, the landfill's permit to accept waste mass liquids and a departmental update.

February 13, 2016 | | Local News

GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets for sale

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are now on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at the Club at Stone Ridge.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News

BCC students honored in Topeka

TOPEKA - Six students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team during an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka. Prior to the luncheon, inductees toured the state capital building with Barton administrators and visited with state legislators.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News

Donors urged to help the Red Cross blood supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News

​GBPL offers DVDs, novels

New acquisitions at the Great Bend Public Library include season six of British historical period drama television series "Downton Abbey," on DVD and Bluray.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News

Stop domestic violence

On Feb. 10, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence hosted its annual training and Advocacy Day to increase awareness about the issues of sexual and domestic violence in Kansas. This is KCSDV's 13th annual Safe Homes, Safe Streets event.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News

Preliminary engineering to begin for GB shipping facility

A consortium of city and rail interests has been given the go-ahead to begin preliminary engineering for a transload shipping center at Great Bend.

February 11, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Two years ago, Lindsey Homeier woke up to a nightmare that could have easily dashed the dreams of most young entrepreneurs. One December morning in 2013, the promising young dance instructor learned the building, formerly a great opera house, that housed her studio had been condemned by the city as an unsafe structure. After months of evasive maneuvers by the building's owners to avoid responsibility for their crumbling south wall, a large chunk had fallen onto the parking lot below during a snowstorm the night before, leaving the city no choice.

February 11, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

​Community invited to social cyber safety program

Recently students at Great Bend Middle School have heard from Detective Heather Smith of the Great Bend Police Department about the dangers of cyber communication and its life-long impacts. Now USD 428 wants parents and community members to know how they can help protect their children and teens from the pressures that are associated with cell phone and Internet use.

February 11, 2016 | | Local News

GBHS swimmers allegedly battered on school bus trips

In the last week, there have been at least two instances of Great Bend High School boys' swim team members allegedly being sexually battered on bus trips home from swim meets, parents of team members are reporting.

February 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Future of farming topic of video

LYONS – At 7 p.m. tonight at the Coronado Quivira Museum in Lyons, Matt Stafford, Pride Ag Resources/Ace Hardware Lyons store manager, will present a video showing the future of farming in light of technology.

February 11, 2016 | | Local News

GBHS Speech students place at Sterling Tournament

At the Sterling Speech Tournament Great Bend High School first year speech students, Garrett Dykes, Geoffrey Pafford and Bailey Jones, all placed in their events. Garrett Dykes qualified for state again in Humorous Solo Acting.

February 11, 2016 | | Local News

Out of the Morgue

Each week, we look back at what the interesting stories of the day in years past were, and do our best to catch up to present day. Recently, we spotlighted the space shuttle Challenger disaster of Jan. 26, 1986. We included an interview of Harrison Middle School student Lance Werth, who had been a member of the "original 30" future-astronaut class held at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Discovery Center in Hutchinson.

February 10, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Great Bend featured on Street Rodding American Style

The City of Great Bend and the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association announced that the reality TV show, Street Rodding American Style will be aired at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on Smoky Hill Public Television. It will feature the Great Bend Party in the Park Car Show segment that was taped on Aug. 8, 2015.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News

Gag order stands in shooting death case

On Jan. 8, 20th Judicial District Judge Ron Svaty issued a "protective order restricting extrajudicial comments," in layman's terms a gag order, barring all participants, law enforcement officers and court officials involved with the in the case surrounding murder suspect Alejo Villegas from discussing the matter.

February 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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Great Bend Public Library staff to attend Salina conference

Friday, Great Bend librarians and CKLS staff will travel to Salina to hear Valerie Gross speak about why Kansas needs libraries more than ever. She ...

October 11, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Hoisington City Council considering creation of fire district

HOISINGTON - In its efforts to find a way to pay for a new fire truck, the City of Hoisington will seek to follow the example ...

October 11, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Couple arrested on physical abuse and rape charges

A Great Bend couple was arrested Friday on rape and child abuse charges stemming from an investigation that started last April, according to the Great ...

October 11, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Great Bend Girl Scouts welcoming new members

All K-12 girls are invited to join Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland as they make new friends this year, take action in their communities, build ...

October 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Cardinals debate well at Lyons

Hoisington High School debaters did well at Lyons recently. In the open division, Corbin Crawford and Taylor Schwartz went 4-1 and placed eighth out of ...

October 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff report - Oct. 10

October 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Whooping crane migration soon to be under way

QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – Annually each fall, central Kansas is one of the few places where it is possible to see whooping cranes. From late ...

October 11, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Dedication set for second memorial stone

Two weeks ago, the second engraved with the names of veterans with ties to Barton County was set in place at the Golden Belt Veterans ...

October 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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