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TAKING FLIGHT

Bill Mead spent Tuesday afternoon in the pilot's seat.

August 09, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


District makes test targets

For the most part, Unified School District 428 Curriculum Director Ruth Heinrichs' report on the school system's 2011 State Assessment Test results Monday night brought good news.

August 09, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Donation scam targeting Kans for Kids

HOISINGTON -Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation reports that an unidentified male has, over the past two weeks, been making phone calls to individuals seeking donations for Kans for Kids.

August 09, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Veteran memorial plans sent back to committee

Plans for a veterans memorial at the Golden Belt Memorial Park, located north of Great Bend, have been put on hold while the bids for construction are sent back to the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee, the Barton County Commission decided Monday.

August 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Great Bend denied membership in ‘super league’

Great Bend-based Unified School District 428 has been turned down for membership in Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League by the administrators of the so-called "super league," the School Board learned Monday night.

August 08, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


New equipment helps GBRC monitor heat

Great Bend Recreation Commission has purchased a portable device so it can check the heat index of any playing field, GBRC Director Diann Henderson told her board of directors Monday.

August 08, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


State suspends Great Bend day care

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment last Wednesday suspended the licence for Schloemer Day Care Home, a licensed day care facility operated by Annette Schloemer located at 1027 Garfield, Great Bend.

August 08, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


GBPD probes drive-by shooting

A warrant has been issued for a Great Bend man as a suspect in the Sunday morning drive-by shooting in southeast Great Bend, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Meanwhile, the Great Bend Police Department is continuing its investigation into the incident.

August 08, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Plowing the past

It has been a labor of love in more ways than one.

August 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


High-speed police pursuit ends in fatal crash

A rural Great Bend man died Saturday morning after a police pursuit ended in a head-on collision with a semi-trailer.

August 06, 2011 | By Tribune staff | News


Great Bend Airport not among those targeted

There were some tense moments at the Great Bend Municipal Airport over the past couple weeks as the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration threatened jobs and funding to some smaller airports.

August 06, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Veteran memorial considered by county Monday

Plans for a county effort to honor local military veterans will be discussed when the Barton County Commission meets at 9 a.m. Monday in the courthouse.

August 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Rescued cougar may be coming to zoo

An 11-year-old cougar that was rescued from the exotic pet trade years ago is headed to a new life. But before "Phoenix" is released to an exotic animal lodge in Texas, the cougar could spend up to a year at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

August 04, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Shafer Gallery embraces steampunk

The Old West has a new look in pop culture, which is why the director of Barton Community College's Shafer Gallery gave college trustees a crash course Thursday in steampunk.

August 04, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


College approves budget, discusses personnel

Barton Community College trustees allowed 30 minutes Thursday for the public to comment on its proposed budget but, as usual, no one showed up.

August 04, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


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Storms bring power outages

Beginning at 11 p.m. Thursday, powerful thunder storms rolled through the Golden Belt and brought down over 300 power poles, Midwest Energy reported Friday morning. The areas impacted hardest were primarily South of K-96, from Jetmore in the west to just west of Hutchinson in the east.

April 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | 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.

April 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Housing news looking up in Hoisington

Hoisington is finally on a builder's radar.

April 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Event recognizes local volunteers for their efforts

Meals On Wheels volunteers gathered for an appreciation breakfast Thursday morning Great Bend Recreation Commission Burnside Room to help commemorate Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service which will take place Tuesday.

April 03, 2015 | | News


Easter tradition continues at Pawnee Rock

PAWNEE ROCK - A sunrise pageant is planned for Easter morning at the Pawnee Rock State Historic Site, one-half mile north of U.S. 56 and the town of Pawnee Rock. The pageant starts at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 5.

April 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Crisis City: GBFD sends 10 firefighters

SALINA - The training is intense at Crisis City, a hands-on All Hazards Emergency Response Training Center west of Salina. Great Bend Fire Department sent five firefighters for training on Tuesday, and five more on Wednesday, Capt. Travis Parmley said.

April 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Great Bend sends firefighters to Crisis City

Participants from state, local and private organizations across Kansas took part in a two-day emergency response exercise at Crisis City, Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1. Great Bend Fire Department sent several people.

April 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Stafford County fire spreads to Barton County

By SUSAN THACKER

April 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


​Drivers arrested after pursuits

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said a pursuit Wednesday evening in Great Bend started after a deputy saw motorist run a red light.

April 02, 2015 | | News


Farm expo coming to town

The 2015 Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo will be held Wednesday through Friday, April 8, 9, and 10, 2015 in Great Bend. The show is located at the Expo Complex west of town. The show hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the 8th, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. on the 9th and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the 10th with extended hours on Thursday.

April 02, 2015 | | News


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