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Barton extends president’s contract

Dr. Carl Heilman's contract as president of Barton Community College was extended by one year, to June of 2014, at Thursday's BCC Board of Trustees meeting.

May 19, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


ISLAND WORK BEGINS

In preparation for taking out the island and putting in a new turning lane in at accident-prone Broadway and Harrison, crews from Wheatland Electric will remove the light pole from the intersection today, said Mark Kercher, Wheatland's area supervisor.

May 19, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


GBHS graduation Sunday

Great Bend High School will hold its 124th-annual graduation Sunday at GBHS's Memorial stadium. The gates will open at 3:30 p.m. and the ceremony starts at 5.

May 19, 2011 | | News


If rain comes, run-off can be a problem

There's not much of a problem this year.

May 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Council approves zoning change, allows home build

It wasn't exactly like the Cavalry riding in to the last minute rescue of the homesteaders, but action approved by the Great Bend City Council this week will allow a local family to have their home - at least to have it where they want it.

May 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


‘HOT’ times

Crawling around on their hands and knees, Great Bend Fire Department Capt. Luke McCormick and firefighter Dustin Spore groped their way around the front yard of Fire Station Number 2 Wednesday afternoon.

May 18, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Contract pending

The two-year contract to provide air service to the Great Bend Municipal Airport and other Essential Air Service facilities in Western Kansas expires at the end of September, and three carriers want the air travel business in those communities.

May 18, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Name plate deadline approching

The time is drawing near to claim a piece of Great Bend High School history.

May 18, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


City spring projects move forward

It's spring time, the Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and that can only mean that outdoor projects are on the move, whether it's around the house or around the town. City Administrator Howard Partington noted this week that projects are evident around Great Bend. Unfortunately not all of them are going as expected.

May 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


City seeks to promote safe school routes

Safe Routes to Schools Program (SRTS) is a program that was established to create just what it sounds like - safe routes to public schools - and Great Bend is going to participate, or at least it will try to, the Great Bend City Council decided Monday night.

May 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


RSVP, Shafer Gallery, apply for grants

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program has applied for a grant that could help with its transportation costs, and the Shafer Gallery is seeking its annual funding for the Kansas Arts Commission. Since both RSVP and Shafer Gallery are overseen by Barton Community College, it falls to the college president to approve their grant applications.

May 17, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Great Bend’s ‘ChewBaru’ to compete in Houston art car parade

HOUSTON – On Sunday, Great Bend's Rex Rosenberg, with his "ChewBaru" art car, will compete alongside 250 pieces of mobile eye candy in the Houston Art Car Parade. There are 200,000 art car enthusiasts expected to attend.

May 17, 2011 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News


History meets fantasy, again

The city will once again help support a local fantasy event, planned for June 11 and 12.

May 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Learn not to burn

Regional fire fighters have already had some major infernos to combat and local conditions are serious enough that there have already been some close calls.

May 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


SPRING FASHION: Tropical colors return with warmer weather

Great Bend clothing stores brought their spring styles to the Senior Center on Monday, for the annual fashion show.

May 16, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


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​Hot ashes and logs start grass fire

Great Bend Fire Department responded to a grass at 11:50 a.m. Sunday in a vacant lot just north of a house 351 North U.S. 281.

January 12, 2015 | | News


Hotel with local ties nominated for listing in National Register

Kansas is among 13 states and territories nominating historic properties to be included on the National Register of Historic Places to The National Park Service. Two of the sites are within an hour's drive of Great Bend. One, the Hotel Roberts, once belonged to the former Great Bend hoteliers Clement C. "Monte" and Ruth "Betty" Parrish.

January 11, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


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