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Local girl meets dolphin star

When the film "A Dolphin Tail" opened in Great Bend last weekend, 8-year-old Addie Ehrlich was among the first in line.

October 01, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Office of the Repealer to tour Kansas

TOPEKA – Kansas Office of the Repealer Secretary Dennis Taylor announced Friday he will tour the State of Kansas, including Great Bend, in the coming weeks to discuss proposed repeals and collect input from Kansans on rules and regulations they believe should be eliminated.

October 01, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


County works on flood issues during the drought

It would seem that the least of local land owners' problems right now would be high water, but as local officials of long standing can recall, it very easy to go from a drought year - the summer of 1980 - to a flood year - in the flood of 1981 - in a relatively short amount of time.

September 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


PUMPKIN PARADISE

On a recent afternoon, dozens of students from Jefferson Elementary School roamed the Long Pumpkin Patch northeast of Great Bend.

September 29, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Facebook official subpoenaed for Rykiel case

The preliminary hearing for the man arrested after the death of a 15-year-old runaway did not happen on Thursday as scheduled.

September 29, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


2012 will bring voting changes

Changes are coming in how Kansans vote and County Clerk Donna Zimmerman is working now to make sure everyone in this area is aware in plenty of time.

September 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


TOWERING CHANGE

Timber! Well, sort of.

September 28, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Good Question: This summer was one for the books

With the heat advisories of July and August behind us, a Tribune reader asks, "Did Great Bend break the record for the number of 100-degree days?"

September 28, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Past GBHS performers wanted

You can come home again especially when you have an invitation.

September 28, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Vets Park walking path to be improved

If you plan to walk in Veterans Memorial Park in the next few days, you may have to alter your path. However, that is just temporary and it is making way for an improved walking experience, according to City Engineer Robert Winiecke.

September 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Local women join Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure

Two Great Bend women endured sore feet and rain to walk 60 miles for the cause of breast cancer.

September 27, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Work continues on cyber chat policy

For the Unified School District 428's proposed policy governing electronic communications between teachers and students, it was takes three and four at the School Board's luncheon meeting Tuesday.

September 27, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Veteran memorial plan accepted by commission

Barton County Commissioners are supporting the choice of the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee for the development of a veterans' memorial in the Golden Belt Memorial Park north of Great Bend, though the design adopted will cost almost $9,000 more than another proposal.

September 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


She says she didn’t quit

A township official did, or did not, resign her position during a disagreement about how the township's business would be conducted, but Monday the Barton County Commission accepted her resignation, as presented to it by the rest of the township government.

September 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Akings recognized for state honor

More than 30 years of service and the institution of numerous new public health programs recently earned state recognition for a Barton County official.

September 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


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Burkes to chair BCC Foundation fundraiser

The Barton Community College Foundation will kick off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign, "Changing Lives – One Gift at a Time," on Sunday, March 1. Lifelong area residents and supporters of the college Gary and Anna Burke will serve as honorary co-chairs for the month-long fundraising drive.

February 28, 2015 | | News


NOW PLAYING

Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (Female Version), produced by Great Bend High School Theatre Department, opens March 1, and runs through March 3.

February 28, 2015 | | News


​Storm Fury on the Plains coming to Great Bend

With spring approaching, Great Bend will participate in the statewide tornado drill on Tuesday. That will also be the date for the annual presentations of "Storm Fury on the Plains," a weather and storm safety program.

February 28, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


GODSPELL

Barton Natural Gas student James Mayes, 29, is knee-deep in his coursework to become a member of the natural gas industry, but he has always had the desire to be on stage. He found a way to do both and is a cast-member for the upcoming Barton Community College Theatre Spring Musical "Godspell," which opens Thursday at the college's Fine Arts Auditorium. The musical is at 7:30 p.m. March 5, 6, 7 and at 2 p.m. March 8.

February 28, 2015 | | News


​Pratt woman injured in rollover accident

STAFFORD COUNTY - A Pratt woman was injured Friday when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving, 6 miles south and 2.5 miles west of Stafford.

February 28, 2015 | | News


Mellor named to statewide commission

Barton County staff and administration announced that Amy Mellor, assistant Barton County attorney, was appointed to the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training by Governor Sam Brownback.

February 27, 2015 | | News


Setting a heck of a pace

The United Way of Central Kansas hosted its first-ever Pacesetter Luncheon to honor the 2014 campaign's top 15 payroll companies and other honorees Thursday afternoon.

February 27, 2015 | | News


Expanded Walking School Bus program set to begin this spring

Notes are going home from elementary school all over town this week to encourage parents to sign up their children for the Walking School Bus.

February 26, 2015 | | News


Pawnee Rock taking ‘small steps’ toward future

Soon, notices from Pawnee Rock's ordnance officers will have some teeth, said Mayor Linda Mccowan. That's because the city council approved the reinstatement of a Municipal Court. The western Barton County town has been without one for over 10 years, and it has been an uphill battle to get absentee owners and landlords to keep up their properties ever since.

February 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Driver injured on U.S. 281

A Russell man was injured Wednesday in a one-car accident on U.S. 281, half a mile south of NW 180 Road. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports that Nicholas T. Clenney, 24, was transported to the Russell hospital by the Hoisington Ambulance Service.

February 26, 2015 | | News


Hoisington City Council opposed to election move

At Hoisington's City Council meeting Monday night, Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell read Resolution 03-2015, which voiced opposition to legislation that would move city election to the fall and make those elections partisan. Last year, the governing body voted unanimously to oppose a similar piece of legislation. This year, while the resolution still passed, council person Brian Wilborn, Ward 4, said he favored changing the elections to the fall in order to boost participation.

February 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


USD 428 BOE meets

USD 428 Board of Education members arrived at the library of Great Bend High School's library Tuesday afternoon to find a feast set before them. A themed table arrangement included candles, and at each setting a complimentary small loaf of bread. Students in Kerri Batman's family and consumer science classes had prepared a menu which included beef brisket, roasted potatoes, seasoned green beans, garden salad and fresh cracked wheat berry bread, followed by a dessert of apple crisp with homemade cinnamon ice cream. Principal Tim Friess pointed out that this was one example of the expertise high school ...

February 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

February 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Thank A Farmer

When Jerry Esfeld prepared for an agricultural program at Riley School, ice cream was part of her lesson plan.

February 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Commercial vehicle renewal deadline Friday

For anyone one who has to renew a commercial vehicle tag, Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra has two important pieces of advice.

February 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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