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​Baker hearing set for Sept. 30

A new preliminary hearing date, Sept. 30, has been set for William Howard Baker. The Great Bend man faces charges in the deaths of a Reno County couple who were riding motorcycles through Great Bend in August 2014. Baker, who was 59 years old at the time, was driving a pickup that was pulling a trailer carrying a mower, and the trailer came loose on 10th St., hitting the approaching motorcycles. Shawn Schellenger, 27, and his wife Danielle Schellenger, 33, died as a result of the accident.

September 07, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


August Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

September 06, 2015 | | Local News


Poets to rendezvous in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - The historic Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood, Kansas, of all places, will welcome the 28th Annual Poetry Rendezvous, Sept. 11-13. Located in a small town with a big heart, the dining room of the Wolf Hotel will hear poets from as far as California and Florida read their works.

September 06, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kansas organizations seek AmeriCorps members

In an effort to meet community need, the Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) encourages Kansans 18 years of age or older to dedicate one year of service to a Kansas organization by serving as an AmeriCorps member.

September 06, 2015 | | Local News


What About Cecil?

I have been queried several times regarding my thoughts on Cecil, the lion that was supposedly cherished by local people and killed by a American bow-hunter in Africa. I suppose that my trips to Africa with my bow bestow some level of understanding or experience that makes my opinion and observations interesting. I understand the interest in this on-going event. I will be as honest and transparent as possible.

September 06, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Soar over to KWEC’s Butterfly festival

All things "butterfly" will be the focus of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 19.

September 06, 2015 | | Local News


Remembrance ceremony is September 12

The Suicide Prevention Task Force of Central Kansas Partnership is holding a Remembrance Ceremony in conjunction with the "Golden Belt Glow for Life" Walk and competitive 5 K Run at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Vet's Park in Great Bend. The public is invited to attend the Remembrance Ceremony that will be held at the west shelter next to the lake. Community members who would like to recognize the memory of someone are encouraged to attend the Remembrance Ceremony and participate in the Recognition.

September 06, 2015 | | Local News


Touch-a-truck connects kids to a community of vehicles

"We've taken our helicopter to events like this before, where its usually medical or law enforcement vehicles," said Randy Blaumenhorst, flight nurse with Lifeteam Critical Transport. "This is really something though, to have vehicles from every part of life for the kids to explore."

September 05, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Kansas ranks as one of the most strict states for high-risk drivers

With Labor Day being a high-traffic day on the road as well as a top holiday for car sales in the U.S., the personal finance website WalletHub this week released its analysis of the Strictest and Most Lenient States on High-Risk Drivers in conjunction with the third-quarter installment of its 2015 Auto Financing Report.

September 05, 2015 | | Local News


Most regional travel expected for Labor Day since 2008

During the Labor Day holiday, which begins today, 35.5 million Americans are planning to travel at least 50 miles from home during the five-day holiday period that runs through Monday. AAA projects more than 2.7 million people from the West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will journey at least 50 miles or more from home for Labor Day Weekend, the highest travel volume for the region since 2008 and the third highest in a decade.

September 05, 2015 | | Local News


​Zoo Society offers ‘meet and greet’ with fox kits

Great Bend Zoological Society members will have an opportunity to meet the arctic fox kits, from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in the Raptor Center at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. Memberships start at $25 for an individual or family and are available at the zoo. For more information email socialmedia@gbzoosociety.org.

September 04, 2015 | | Local News


Jordan found guilty

A Barton County jury has found Steven Terry "Dewey" Jordan, 46, guilty of rape, aggravated burglary and criminal damage to property. District Judge Ron Svaty set sentencing for 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 and revoked his bond.

September 04, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City Council meets Tuesday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, due to the Labor Day holiday, at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes an update on the old opera house wall at Williams and Forest, the Airfest Veterans Honor Parade, the Renaissance Faire, painting the train in Brit Spaugh Park and public hearings for unsafe structures.

September 04, 2015 | | Local News


Commission to hold Tuesday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, instead of Monday due to Labor Day, at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a recognition of Linda Francis in the County Engineer's Office, a veterans' parade during the City of Great Bend's Airfest Sept. 19 and a related proclamation, and an appointment to the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging Sub-Regional Council.

September 04, 2015 | | Local News


Old tradition Comes to Great Bend

Traditions are an important part of people's lives. Many of these traditions have been handed down from family members. People of Great Bend will be able to see one of these traditions first hand at the Petr's Frame House and Gallery Thursday and Friday.

September 04, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Landmark ATM break-in now a federal case

The automated teller machine at the downtown Great Bend Landmark National Bank was broken into early Wednesday morning, Great Bend Police Cliff Couch said.

May 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington City Council considers new direction for clean up efforts

Success breeds success, its been said, and the City of Hoisington is hoping to continue proving the statement true. Over the past year, efforts to ...

May 10, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Giving back: Aktion Club draws crowd for state conference

Approximately 150 people volunteered their time and talent to local causes when the Sunflower Diversified Services Aktion Club recently hosted a state conference in Great ...

May 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Software prevents cheating at BCC

Barton Community College may soon use biometric identification to make sure online students are actually doing their own coursework and not paying someone else to ...

May 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS Students Compete at State Speech Championship Tournament

May 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission OKs CKCC’s budget application

The theme for 20th Judicial District Central Kansas Community Corrections is a simple one, CKCC Director Amy Boxberger told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

May 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two injured in early morning accident

Two people were injured in a accident when a vehicle left the road way and rolled over two times coming to rest in a ditch.

May 10, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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