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GB Airport picked for state funding

The Great Bend Municipal Airport is on of 30 in Kansas selected for a share of $3.5 million is state money awarded to enhance safety and service at the facilities

May 28, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Of bikes and cars

Whether it runs on two wheels or four, there is a lot going on next weekend as area residents rev up their efforts to fight cancer.

May 28, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Poppy Day coming this weekend

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 180 in Great Bend will be out in force Saturday and Sunday to distribute the familiar red poppies in their annual fundraiser.

May 27, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


County adds to juvenile offender board

A local board that over sees efforts to help juvenile offenders was filled this week when the Barton County Commission approved the reappointment of a Hay mental health professional.

May 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


District Court shortens public hours due to hiring freeze

Barton County District Court will be closing to the public one hour early, at 4 p.m. daily, starting Monday, June 6.

May 26, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


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


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Dannebohm eyeing resignation

TOPEKA – Although it remains unofficial, a heartbroken J. Basil Dannebohm said Monday he may resign his seat in the Kansas Legislature due to the debilitating ravages of his young onset Parkinson's disease.

February 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


​Arson reported on Plum Street

The house at 207 Plum St. was heavily damaged by fire early Friday, for the second time in two years. After investigation by the Great Bend Fire Department and the Kansas Fire Marshal's Office, police were asked to take an arson case.

February 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


County honors FFA, future of agriculture

The world of agriculture is changing, and so is a long-standing youth program that promotes it.

February 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Nels Lindberg honored as NextGen Leader of the Year

Nels Lindberg was recognized as the 2014 NextGen Leader of the Year for his continuous efforts to improve the Great Bend community.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Community pride earns Westfall 2014 Citizen of the Year award

There are countless people raised in Great Bend who are proud of their hometown. But none have exhibited more pride than Jan Westfall.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Great Bend Co-op Association earns Business of the Year honor

Fifty five years ago, when Great Bend's landscape looked a lot different than it does now, the Great Bend Co-op Association was just getting started with first-year sales of under $1 million.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Fort Zarah Club celebrates 86 years

Pauline Schneider considers herself a life-time member of the The Fort Zarah Club. The former Home Demonstration Unit was organized on Feb. 11, 1929, at the home of Hazel McDonald, Schneider's mother.

February 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Becoming ‘Organ Wise’

First grade students at Eisenhower Elementary School ended the day Friday in a special assembly courtesy of Barton County Extension Agents Bernie Unruh and Donna Krug. Forty-five boys and girls crowded into the classroom where they met "Miguel," the Organ Wise Kid, and several organs in his body, including his heart, brain, lungs, intestines and many more.

February 20, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


From sports to space

The two 2014 inductees into the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame were recognized at a luncheon Friday afternoon.

February 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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