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Laura Daniel named America’s U.S. Miss Kansas

Great Bend Middle School student Laura Daniel was crowned America's U.S. Miss Kansas this past weekend in Dallas. She will advance to the America's U.S. Miss Scholarship program finals July 5-9 in Orlando, Fla.

February 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rankin pleads guilty to sexual exploitation

A jury trial for Jeffrey Allen Rankin of Great Bend was set to begin Monday but was canceled Friday afternoon after he entered guilty pleas to two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, in Barton County District Court.

February 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Roses for Rozie

Thirty dozen roses were delivered to the Great Bend Senior Center on Friday - a surprise for Site Manager Rozena Tomlin on her birthday. It was also her 30th anniversary of working at the center.

February 03, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Abilene splits with Great Bend 7th-graders

ABILENE - Traveling to Abilene to take on the Longhorns, the Great Bend Middle School 7th grade boys basketball team knew they were in for a competitive matchup. Abilene held off the Panthers 41-36.

February 02, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Prep Sports


Zoo news: Happy birthday lion cubs

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo invites the public to a first birthday party for its two lions, Amana and Sauda, on Saturday, Feb. 17.

January 31, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KBOR president weighs in on concurrent enrollment

A proposal to provide five college courses concurrent with high school classes is gaining support in Topeka. Blake Flanders, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Board of Regents, talked about the plan Friday during a visit to the Barton Community College campus.

January 27, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Branson eligible for parole hearing

Robin Lee Branson, the man convicted of two murders committed during Great Bend liquor store robberies in 1982, is eligible for a parole hearing in May for possible parole in June.

January 27, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Holy Family School celebrates kindness

The theme this year at Holy Family Catholic School is "Be Kind," and what better time to share that theme than during National Catholic Schools Week?

January 27, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Education


Funds sought for Riley Elementary sign

Riley School is $1,000 closer to its goal of having an electronic sign on 10th Street.

January 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas may consider more tuition-free courses

The Kansas Legislature is looking at a plan for colleges and high schools to provide concurrent credit in five classes with no tuition charge to the students.

January 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Driver in 2015 head-on collision faces felony charges

Heather Cash and her mother Candace Lampe, both critically injured in a head-on crash south of Great Bend in 2015, testified Friday in Barton County District Court, describing the extent of their injuries. Lafe Kern, the driver of the other vehicle, has been charged with four counts of aggravated battery while driving under the influence of drugs.

January 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


CHOCOLATE FOR CASA

The staff and volunteers at Central Kansas CASA say they aren't experts at throwing parties.

January 18, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Free speech

Should the City of Great Bend's next Governing Body Handbook prohibit elected officials from voicing their opinions on social media?

January 18, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


My computer needs an attitude adjustment

We have new time clocks here at the Great Bend Tribune.

January 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Columnists


County spellers prepare for ‘The Bee’

Barton County students have been consulting their dictionaries and studying lists of words in anticipation of the annual Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club. The Bee will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Great Bend High School Auditorium.

January 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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FARM SAFETY

It took less than 2 seconds to fry a hotdog that came in contact with 20,000 volts of electricity, Karson Higgins said after watching ...

February 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Cellphone confiscated by police at tanning salon

A woman was inside a booth at a local tanning salon on Friday when she reportedly saw a hand holding a cellphone above the partition ...

February 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The art of service

The theme Saturday was "The Art of Community" at the 96th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development. That theme ...

February 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


DEATHTRAP

Great Bend Community Theatre's next production, the murder-suspense drama "Deathtrap," opens Thursday at the Crest Theater.

February 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Senior judge assigned to Bellendir case

Senior Judge Edward Bouker from Hays has been assigned to preside over the misdemeanor case against Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, which is pending in ...

February 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton nursing program sees renewed success

The 2015-2016 academic year was a turning point for the nursing program at Barton Community College. Gary Burke recalls being a fairly new college trustee ...

February 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board approves summer wrestling tournament

Great Bend High School Head Wrestling Coach Nathan Broeckelman has plans for a summer wrestling tournament at Memorial Stadium, with some night matches "under the ...

February 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dark Web

Like the tip of an iceberg, the portion of the interest that you and Google can see is a small portion of a larger structure ...

February 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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