Last December, the Great Bend Recreation Commission Board presented a plaque to Bruce Hofeling, whose second four-year term as a board member was about to end. After a one-year absence, Hofeling will return as a board member at large on Jan. 1, 2014.
A simple comment by one of those attending the Great Bend's annual Veterans Day ceremony Monday morning summed up the meaning of the observance.
Veterans of all branches of the armed forces gathered Friday morning for Veterans Appreciation Day at the KansasWorks office in Great Bend. Several, sporting Kansas Honor Flight T-shirts, had recently returned from Washington D.C.
BY TRIBUNE STAFF Three people were injured in a collision at 3:26 p.m. Thursday on K-4 at NW 90 Ave., 1 mile north of Olmitz. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Cassidy James Moos, 18, of Olmitz, was in a southbound Buick on NW 90 Ave. and failed to stop at the stop sign. An eastbound Chevrolet truck pulling a Titan trailer, driven by Raul Rivas-Cruz, 45, Great Bend, hit the car and entered the southeast ditch, ...
It may be one of the best kept secrets in Kansas, yet it served thousands of Sunflower State residents last year, hundreds of those in Golden Belt.
A partnership of local agencies and businesses has come together to make a stand against a one of the most serious problems facing youth – bullying.
The Bridge contractor Bridges Inc. of Newton will begin bridge repairs to the Ellinwood bridge, located on SE 105th Ave. (south of Ellinwood) over the Arkansas River on Wednesday. The bridge will have a maximum width of 12 feet, be limited to one lane of traffic, and flaggers will control the traffic. The bridge will be open to two lane traffic at night.
Tonight, members of Great Bend High School Future Business Leaders of America and sponsor Cody Lee will be getting together in the PAC, but playing ball isn't on the agenda. They'll be doing the initial set-up for the annual Christmas Craft Fair. Students will make sure there are the right sized tables, chairs, and electrical hook-ups if needed at each space. All three gymnasiums will be filled with 83 craft and vendor booths from all ...
The Barton County Sheriff's Office has purchased "Offender Watch" software to enhance its website and Facebook page.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office arrested a Colby man suspected of stealing several thousand dollars worth of property from a rural residence, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
BARTON COUNTY - Barton County lost eight people to suicide in 2012. That number is down from last year from 2011 when the county lost 11.
TOPEKA – Thursday, the Kansas Corporation Commission approved an order granting a siting permit to Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC to construct the Kansas portion of a 600 kV high voltage direct current transmission line, and an HVDC converter station and associated transmission facilities.
New animals are arriving on schedule this month at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. A male arctic fox arrived last Saturday, although it will be a few weeks before he is available for public viewing. Zoo policy requires all new arrivals to spend some time in quarantine, a safety precaution that protects the other animals from any disease or parasite they may be carrying, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said. However, members of Great Bend's Zoological ...
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have continued their downward tumble, falling 5.9 cents per gallon in the past week, GasBuddy.com reported. The average earlier this week was $3 per gallon according to a daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in the state. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.26.
Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina reported to the City Council Monday night that Explore Great Bend Month kicked off nicely Saturday with Sunflower Diversified Services Charity Chili Cook-off.
Monday was Leonard Kaiser's final meeting as a board member of the Great Bend Recreation Commission, at least for now. The outgoing board member received a plaque for 17 years of service.
It should become easier to located offices in the Barton County Courthouse.
"It's so nice just to go hear live music," said Vern Fryberger, director of the Barton County Hilltop Singers. "This is kind of fun because it's mostly big band music but there's also some 50s and 60s and other more modern pieces."
ELLINWOOD - At one time, kindergarten was a place where students learned social skills, to sit still, and even to take a nap during their half day of school. No more.
Christmas came early for several local charities Wednesday morning as Farmers Bank and Trust held its 17th-annual Holiday Charity Coffee.
Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business.
Author Tammy Pugh.
David Nichols, 30, of Hoisington was seriously injured Wednesday in a rollover accident on West K-4 near NW 100 Ave. According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office, Nichols was driving a Ford F-250 truck that slid on a patch of ice around 6:26 a.m. The truck slid into the ditch and rolled, ejecting the driver.
Citing violations of wing deicing procedures in 19 flights originating Hays, the Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $304,000 civil penalty against Cheyenne, Wyo.-based Great Lakes Aviation. The airline also operates out of Great Bend Municipal Airport, but this location was not mentioned in the FAA action.
One of the new animals at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo is a 6-month-old African serval cat named Akida. This male cat was shipped to the zoo from New Zealand and Zoo Director Scott Gregory said he will try to find a female from another zoo so they can attempt to breed the pair. Although the zoo already has a female serval, she dates to an earlier time when zoo record keeping was not as ...
The Central Kansas Dream Center continues offering help and hope to those hurting people who have fallen through the cracks of the system. And with that thought in mind plans have begun for a unit for young adults aging out of foster care, called the Dream Center Living Youth.
TULSA, Okla. – This past weekend, Alex and Devin Randolph of Great Bend competed in both the 2013 USA BMX Grand Nationals and the Race of Champions Presidents Cup in Tulsa, Okla. These two races are the "big show" for BMX (bicycle motocross) racing, said their father Delbert Randolph.
Montara Johanson is praying for a Christmas miracle.
A year ago, on the morning of Dec. 14, the news of the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., shocked and saddened people all over the country, as well as the world. Twenty children and six educators were killed when a gunman entered the secure school, walked into a classroom and began shooting.