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​Inmates scheduled for parole hearings

Three Kansas Department of Corrections inmates with convictions in area counties will be considered for parole this fall. The Prisoner Review Board will hold parole hearings in October for possible release in November to the following:

August 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Warrent Task Force a success

The Great Bend Police Department's Warrant Task Force was deployed and made 10 arrests on Monday.

August 21, 2015 | Russ Edem | 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 a United Way of Central Kansas Pacesetter designation and a SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging Board appointment.

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Health Department warns of rabies upswing

The Barton County Health Department continues to deal with what officials believe to be an increased number of potential rabies cases, Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

August 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington stand-off ends without incident

Thursday night, Aug. 20, at 10 p.m., Hoisington Police and deputies from the Barton County Sheriff's Office were called to 673 W. 3rd St. in Hoisington where a man was in his garage, threatening to harm himself.

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Power washer stolen from shed at Sonic Drive-in

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a man that was seen by surveillance cameras breaking into a storage shed located at 3908 10th St. in Great Bend. According to Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, speaking for Crime Stoppers, the man is a white male, wearing a black mask, pants, and a T-Shirt. He cut a padlock on the storage shed and he was seen stealing a Pressure-Pro EZ3042, a four wheeled high pressure power washer. The man pulled north across 10th St., and through Walgreen's parking lot. The loss was $3,715.

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend mobile app features Wetlands Center

Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area visitors can now guide their own tours of the state park using the Great Bend 2 Go mobile app, a free community app created by the Great Bend Tribune.

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Solida tells officers he shot his wife

WOODWARD, Okla. – Initial reports indicated that the rural Oklahoma man charged with shooting his wife shot her accidentally last Friday. However, in a 911 call from the woman herself a short time later, she said her husband shot her following a domestic disturbance in their home, according to documents from Woodward County, Okla., District Attorney's Office.

August 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New apartments open with all units leased

A project years in the making was realized Thursday with the ribbon cutting on a new apartment complex, The Reserves at Trail Ridge.

August 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​School budget growth exceeds consumer price index; budget hearing Monday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold its budget hearing at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

August 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Truck overturns, injuring driver

A Hoisington man was injured Wednesday when the 1999 Kenworth truck he was driving overturned on K-156, 8 miles northeast of Great Bend.

August 20, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower’s Aktion Club helps collect school supplies for youngsters

Three local non-profit entities recently teamed up to donate approximately $350 worth of school supplies to local and area children.

August 20, 2015 | | Local News


Stuff the Bus

Donita Wolf from Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice takes another shopping cart of donated items to a waiting bus, Wednesday afternoon in front of the Walmart Supercenter. GBHH&H is one of 19 United Way of Central Kansas agencies. The "Stuff the Bus" event seeks donations of items commonly used by the member agencies.

August 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Theater: All the drama stays on stage

Barton Community College Theater Director Erin Renard welcomed students to campus Wednesday with an open house in the renovated Fine Arts Auditorium.

August 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington Labor Day celebration starts with Kick-off, BBQ and more

Hoisington's Labor Day Weekend will starts with the Chamber Ambassador's Community BBQ and 5th Quarter Beer Garden at the corner of 7th and Main on Friday, Sept. 4. Sponsored by Country Place Senior Living, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and Rocking M Radio, the BBQ will be serving from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy your choice of a hamburger, brat or hotdog with coleslaw, baked beans, chips and ice cream. Iced tea and water will also be served.

August 19, 2015 | | Local News


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