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Tornado destroys property; leaves the spirit intact

BARTON COUNTY - When her husband didn't answer his cell phone on Tuesday evening, Teresa Cass became worried and hurried home as soon as she could from her job in Great Bend. Little did she know that her husband, Chuck, was hunkered down between two refrigerators while taking a direct hit from a tornado and unable to answer his phone.

May 26, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Local gas prices drop twice in one week

Just in time for the busy Memorial Day weekend, local motorists got another break in the price of fuel this week as local prices dipped to $3.74 around town.

May 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Tornado spotted Tuesday

May 25, 2011 | | News


Great Bend Memorial Day program announced

The Great Bend Memorial Day services sponsored by the Disabled American Veteran Chapter 27 is set for Monday morning at Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Municipal Cemetery with Terry W. Young, first junior vice commander DAV Department of Kansas, as the master of cermonies. The service will begin at 10 a.m. and the program is as follows:

May 25, 2011 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


2 DEAD AS STORMS RAKE GOLDEN BELT

A powerful and deadly storm system pummeled the Golden Belt Tuesday afternoon and evening with high winds, heavy rains, large hail and a possible tornado. The Kansas Adjutant General's Department confirmed storms claimed the lives of two people about 5:10 p.m.in Stafford County.

May 25, 2011 | BY DALE HOGG, KAREN LAPIERRE and JIM MISUNAS | News


Student, mother leave artistic legacy

ST. JOHN - St. John High School is mourning the loss of a talented musician and actor and his mother who served as an elementary school paraprofessional.

May 25, 2011 | By Jim Misunas jmisunas@gbtribune.com | News


Health projects featured at commission meeting

Whether it does or does not take a village to raise a child may still be up for discussion, however it is clear that parents raising a new-born child can certainly use some help and that is just what the Barton County Health Department will do with $1,200 is has received from the Golden Belt Community Foundation, Barton County Commissioners were told this week.

May 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


State questions value of program

In recent years, Kansas Board of Regents has been working on a process called "alignment," to standardize vocational and technical education courses across the state to fit the needs of employers. The Technical Education Authority makes recommendations on this statewide coordination.

May 24, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Officers praise BCC training

After a body was discovered in rural Barton County last year, Sheriff Greg Armstrong's staff had a large area to search for evidence and needed to do it quickly. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation was there to help, and so were students from Barton Community College's Criminal Justice program.

May 24, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Local man sees tornado’s wrath

For one Great Bend man, the tornado that ripped the heart out of Joplin, Mo., Sunday is something he will never forget.

May 24, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Fund to help twister victims

Wichita-based United Way of the Plains is coordinating with United Way of Central Kansas to assist the tornado-ravaged communities of Reading and Joplin, Mo., said Julie Bugner Smith, UWCK executive director.

May 24, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Turning lane work starts

Great Bend Street Department employees removed the bricks around the Broadway island at Harrison Street Tuesday afternoon as they prepared to tear the island out for the installation of a left-turn lane. That work starts today.

May 24, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


‘Better,’ but not good

There's been enough rain locally to slow down the danger of range fire, but only temporarily.

May 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Local gas is down six cents per gallon

Local gas prices have slowly reversed from the high point earlier this month and they had reached $3.80 per gallon in Great Bend Monday, which was a drop of six cents.

May 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Seniors get last word at GBHS commencement

Great Bend High School seniors celebrated their graduation Sunday at the 2011 commencement ceremony at Memorial Stadium.

May 23, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


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BCC PTK Academic all stars honored in Topeka

Six students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team, during an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka.

February 16, 2015 | | News


A BIG OVERDUE NOTICE

After a heated discussion Monday night, the Great Bend City Council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign an agreement with the Great Bend Public Library Board for the payment and reimbursement of the new heating and air conditioning system at the library in the amount of $762,012.92.

February 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


​Great Bend man injured when van hits tree

A Great Bend man was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita late Monday morning after a one-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, 2 miles south of Great Bend. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 11:57 a.m.

February 16, 2015 | | News


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