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Committee named to find administrator

A search committee consisting of current city officials and new Great Bend governing body members was selected to complete interviews for a permanent city administrator. This person will take over for George Kolb who was hired as interim administrator last September in the wake of long-time City Administrator Howard Partington's August retirement.

January 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fostering leadership

City officials joined the Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Eduction program at Tuesday night's City Council meeting to recognize 10 fifth-grade students for writing outstanding essays as a part of the 2017 D.A.R.E. classes.

January 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Investigation into bomb threat continues

The investigation into the bomb threat that took place on Friday is still ongoing, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

January 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Crash in Stafford County sends two to hospital

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to an injury crash at 1:15 a.m. on Monday, two and a half miles north of Stafford on NE 90th Ave.

January 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission renames Hipp county counselor

Carey Hipp will serve another year as the Barton County counselor, the County Commission decided Tuesday morning. The item had been on the commission's agenda last week but was tabled since Commissioner Alicia Straub was absent and commissioners thought it best to have all five members present for the vote.

January 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity: Barton County Area, at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Spray-Holt Family Board Room, 1125 Williams Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Gaila Demel with greeters Shelly Peacock and Dave Storjohann. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington City Council approves roofing bid for The Office

HOISINGTON -- Actions on roofing proposals and bids for cemetery fencing and signage were decided on by the Hoisington City Council at the Tuesday, Dec. 26 meeting.

January 02, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Council to form city administrator search committee

When the Great Bend City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the City Office, 1209 Williams, the agenda includes the formation of a city administrator search committee,

January 01, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington EMS granted $25,000 for new equipment

HOISINGTON - Hoisington's EMS Director Scot Fleming learned earlier in December his department had been picked to receive a grant from Firehouse Subs of Wichita. The grant made it possible to purchase two ROSC-U mechanical CPR devices, one for each ambulance. The state-of-the-art equipment provides high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for hours. He and EMT volunteers Megan Elmore, Garrett Tindall, and Andrea Aguilera demonstrated one of the new units Thursday morning when the department hosted Chamber Coffee at their new living and training quarters.

December 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


400th Quilt of Valor Awarded

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor and members awarded eight Quilts of Valor on December 29, 2017, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. Golden Plains Quilts of Valor's 400th quilt was awarded to Larry Wood. To date, the group has awarded a total of 402 quilts to area veterans.

December 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Top local stories of 2017

The top story of 2017 for Great Bend began when Police Chief Cliff Couch's dispute with City Administrator Howard Partington became public, followed by the City Council's suspension of the chief, and everything that was set in motion as a result. The "Stand With Chief Couch" movement included a Facebook page, blue support signs posted in front of homes throughout the city and hundreds of people attending city council meetings as the story unfolded.

December 30, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Weather-related church changes

First Congregational UCC will not hold church services on Sunday, Dec. 31st, due to the predicted bitter cold. Members encourage everyone to be careful and stay warm.

December 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Relay for Life 2018 kickoff

The Relay for Life of Barton County kickoff will be from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Columbus Club, 723 Main, Great Bend.

December 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adopt-A-Pet fundraiser on Jan. 6

Golden Belt Humane Society/Adopt a Pet will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Orscheln's, 5320 10th St., Great Bend, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will be serving chili with crackers, Wheatland Café cinnamon rolls and a bottle of water for a $6 donation. Animals available for adoption will be inside.

December 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Haines donates handicapped-accessible van to Sunflower Diversified

After Diane Haines' husband, Steven, passed away last July, she knew she wanted to donate his handicapped-accessible van to someone who could use it.

December 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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Historical society taking reservations for Annual Meeting

Barton County Historical Society will have its Annual Meeting on Monday, Jan. 22, at the museum. There will be a catered dinner for $13.50 ...

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Showing the love for GB

A retail promotion is allowing shoppers to show the love to Great Bend merchants. The first-ever I Heart GB Valentine Giveaway opened last Saturday.

January 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TRAIL TRAFFIC

For over 2,000 folks from around the area and across the country, the holiday trail led to Great Bend.

January 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


High explosives found during search warrant

Barton County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 1520 Hubbard St. at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday where they located stolen firearms ...

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington Chamber Annual Awards announced at banquet

HOISINGTON - On Saturday, Jan. 13, the 61st Annual Banquet and Awards Program was held at the Knights of Columbus in Hoisington.

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Waterline inspection contract renewed

Citing satisfaction with the services provided by the city's on-call engineering firm, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved an extension of the ...

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City eyeing safe zone for online buyers

Thousands of area residents buy, sell and trade items via internet sites, and a Great Bend woman believes having a designated spot for these transactions ...

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Semi and car collide in Ellsworth County

The driver of a Freightliner semi-truck reportedly ran a stop sign and struck a car Tuesday morning in Ellsworth County, injuring the other motorist.

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Icy roads sent vehicles sliding

With snow blowing across the highways early Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office and Great Bend Police Department responded to several non-injury crashes and ...

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect arrested on kidnapping charge

ELLINWOOD - A kidnapping and aggravated battery was reported to law enforcement Friday afternoon at 400 Clifton Dr. in Ellinwood. The Barton County Sheriff's Office ...

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City, landowner settle bridge issue

There was a bit of good news when the Great Bend City Council Monday night heard an update on the beleaguered Park Street bridge over ...

January 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Claflin council welcomes new members

CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8 in the city building. City ...

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBPL’s Santy hard at work

BY VERONICA COONS

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


It’s cold out there

A dusting of snow clung to the road west of Great Bend Monday morning as January weather returned to the area for a few days ...

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton Community College’s Junior Day to feature scholarship giveaway

Barton Community College will help area high school juniors plan for their futures at Junior Day, starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 14, with a ...

January 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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