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Teacher has 2nd career as ambulance driver

Editor's Note: This is one in an ongoing series of stories about how USD 428 teachers spend their summer break.

June 23, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Cottonwood Extension District begins July 1

It's official! The Cottonwood Extension District has been approved and will begin operating as a district July 1. It's been a whirlwind week ...

June 23, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Life

City of Great Bend water quality report is available

The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2016 is now available, said Director of Public Works Charlie Suchy. However, the ...

June 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

McDonald's to add delivery service, but there's a catch

McDonald’s just added a new feature that will certainly make U.S. fans jealous of their U.K. counterparts.

June 23, 2017 | Herb Scribner News Division | Trending Topics

5 INCREDIBLE ways to spend quality time with your children even when you do not have time

Somedays fly by, so fast that we find ourselves wondering where the day went. Perhaps you didn’t get as much done as you wanted ...

June 23, 2017 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Trending Topics

The Clean Cut: Country singer Scotty McCreery reflects on special moments in new release

Despite the song's title, fans don't need to wait even another second to hear country singer Scotty McCreery's studio version of "Five ...

June 23, 2017 | Kaitlyn Bancroft Deseret News | Trending Topics

Accusatory 'Beatriz at Dinner' leaves subtlety on the table

“BEATRIZ AT DINNER” — 2 stars — Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Chloe Sevigny, David Warshofsky; R (language and a scene of violence); Broadway

June 23, 2017 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

Derby Twins overpower Bat Cats

The Derby Twins pounded out 11 runs on 14 hits against the Great Bend Bat Cats for an 11-3 series-clinching baseball Jayhawk League baseball victory ...

June 23, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports



June 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports

Fleeing motorist crashes in Russell County

A motorist fleeing law enforcement was seriously injured in a crash Thursday morning, Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray A. Marston reports.

June 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Truck overturns in Russell County

A Dodge City man was injured when the truck he was driving crashed Wednesday in Russell County.

June 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Caring hearts

Campers from Camp Hope spent the day in Great Bend on Thursday at the zoo and at the Great Bend Swimming pool, of course none ...

June 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

Plans discussed for 10th, Grant improvements

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington traveled to the Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., recently to discuss the 10th and Grant geometric improvement project, along ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Jean Marie Swanson 1934 - 2017

Jean's life began on November 25, 1934, the daughter of Charles Barney and Louise Garnett (Shaffer) Taylor in El Dorado. She graduated from Holyrood ...

June 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

County gets federal funds for ice storm damage

Mother Nature was a hot topic for Barton County Road and Bridge Director as his department received $46,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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GBRC looks at goals, budget

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors discussed its 2017-2018 strategic plan goals and budget on Monday.

June 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

County approves tax help after tornado

Barton County residents who lost their homes or saw major home damage from last month's tornado may get a break on their property taxes this year, thanks to a resolution passed Monday by the County Commission.

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Road & Bridge director to retire soon

Barton County Road and Bridge/Memorial Parks Director Dale Phillips announced Monday he will retire at the end of this month, concluding a 44-year career with the county.

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Caution: Road work ahread

Great Bend Street Department employees remove a section of pavement at the southwest corner of Broadway and McKinley, Monday afternoon. Traffic is reduced to two lanes and will be for the rest of the month, according to Street Superintendent Mike Crawford.

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Larned prison adopts new mission preparing young offenders for reentry

LARNED - At the end of May, the Kansas Department of Corrections announced that the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility will be converted to a medium-security prison this summer and the nearly 150 mental health inmates there will be moved to the El Dorado Correctional Facility. Changes were outlined in a May 23 letter from Todd Fertig, KDOC communication director. The letter is on Tuesday's agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees' study session, because the college provides classes at the Larned facility.

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend schools get wireless devices for K-12

Great Bend USD 428's One to One Technology Initiative will encompass grades K-12 this fall, Superintendent Khris Thexton said Monday. The school board voted to buy 250 iPads for kindergartners and first-graders, and 250 Chromebooks for second- and third-graders, at a cost of $181,248.

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Evelyn M. Morris

SALINA - Eveelyn M. Morris, 96, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangememts.

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Catherine Frances Zorn 1920-2017

ELLSWORTH - Catherine Frances Zorn, 96, passed away June 11, 2017. She was born Dec. 2, 1920, in Ellsworth, the daughter of Frank and Lena (Shusky) Zorn.

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Douglas Brent (Doug) Nairn 1952 - 2017

LAWRENCE - Memorial services for Douglas Brent (Doug) Nairn, 65, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 17, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Joyce L. Greathouse 1932 - 2017

LARNED - Joyce L. Greathouse, 85, passed away June 7, 2017, at Diversicare of Larned. She was born March 27, 1932, in Pueblo, Colo., the daughter of Roy Lee and Mary Velma Curtsinger Swartz. A resident of Larned since 1953, she was a retired L.M.H.T. from Larned State Hospital. On April 4, 1952, she married Charles (Chuck) E. Greathouse in Raton, N.M.. He passed away May 27, 1992.

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Michael Wayne Smith 1947 - 2017

DAKOTA CITY, Iowa - Michael Wayne Smith of Dakota City passed away peacefully June 8, 2017, at the Paula Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge with his family at his side. Michael Wayne Smith was born Nov. 15, 1947, in Great Bend. He was the youngest of four children born to John Frederick "Fred" Smith and Frieda Morris Smith. Mike grew up in Great Bend and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1966. Shortly after graduating he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served in the USAF for four years attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant and honing ...

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

OTR for June 12, 2017

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | On the Record

GBFD responds to three weekend fire calls

The Great Bend Fire Department was busy with three fire calls over the weekend, Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

June 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

Daddy, don’t you evolve so fast

While using social media to research this Father's Day column, I came across two types of people.

June 12, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons

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