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GBHS homecoming today

Great Bend High School will hold its 2011 Fall Homecoming today. Events are planned throughout the afternoon and evening.

October 06, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Lake algae issue discussed by city

It's going to take a combination of approaches to address the issues that have turned Veterans Lake into the sickly green that has been seen for the past several months.

October 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Turner Lectureship guest William Teater offers insight on public safety

Great Bend native William Teater, who played a crucial role in the FBI investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, will return Tuesday to speak to law enforcement professionals and safety-conscious community members.

October 05, 2011 | | News


Trailer fire believed to be arson

A 20-foot travel trailer located near the city of Albert was destroyed by a fire Tuesday night. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports arson is suspected and the case is under investigation.

October 05, 2011 | | News


Longoria hearing continues today

When text messages were exchanged between Adam Longoria's and Alicia DeBolt's cell phones, Nex-Tech Wireless towers were collecting the data. That was the source of much of the testimony on Wednesday, as Longoria's second preliminary hearing in connection with the Great Bend teenager's murder got under way.

October 05, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Habitat makes quick work of construction project

Habitat for Humanity volunteers with power tools have been busy at 19th and Hubbard St. in Great Bend, bringing the non-profit organization's next construction project to life.

October 04, 2011 | | News


Shots fired on Pine Street

Great Bend Police are investigating an incident that reportedly ended with shots being fired into the air in the southeast part of town.

October 04, 2011 | | News


A STAND AGAINST BULLYING

The 200-plus students of Eisenhower Elementary turned the brown playground across from their school into a sea of blue Monday afternoon.

October 04, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


KDOT traveler information map to be tested

While the weather prediction for today is warm and sunny, the 511 Traveler Information Map (511.ksdot.org) may look like a blizzard is covering the state, said Kansas Department of Transportation spokesperson Barb Blue.

October 04, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


County ‘sign guy’ is keeping busy

A county staffer who takes responsibility for fighting an uphill battle to keep drivers safe was honored Monday by the Barton County Commission.

October 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Got it made in the shade

Reactions were positive to the on-site experience of the new Great Bend Sports Complex when City Administrator Howard Partington led tours Monday.

October 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Attorneys prepare for next Longoria hearing

Attorneys for Adam Longoria have filed a new motion seeking to have his case thrown out of court, saying the Kansas Attorney General's Office has prejudiced potential jurors through the media. At the same time, defense attorneys are asking the court to reinstate some of the privileges Longoria lost after making statements to reporters this past summer.

October 03, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Local businesses model fall styles

Animal prints are still in style this autumn as ladies wear longer sleeves and add layers to their fashion ensembles. Volunteers modeled clothes from four Great Bend clothing stores Monday at the Fall Style Show, sponsored by the Great Bend Senior Center and the Recreation Commission.

October 03, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Street work on Broadway begins Monday

A busy part of Broadway Avenue will be the site of street work the first part of this week, according to City Engineer Robert Winiecke.

October 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Potential area wind farm changes hands

Although any development would be years down the road, St. Louis, Mo.-based wind energy developer Wind Capital Group purchased a proposed wind power project in central Kansas, a company official said Friday.

October 01, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


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Library reopens with little fanfare

A handful of patrons were waiting Wednesday morning when circulation clerk Maggie McQuade unlocked the front doors of the Great Bend Public Library.

April 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Walk KS teams celebrate midpoint of 'journey'

On March 15, hundreds of teams set off on journeys to "walk across Kansas," at least symbolically. Now half-way through the eight-week Walk Kansas fitness challenge, Barton County teams met Wednesday for a pep rally in the courthouse square.

April 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Budget cuts raise questions about BCC programs

Two instructors at Barton Community College who would normally expect to see their contracts renewed this month are facing the possibility of being "non-renewed," raising questions about the future of theater and journalism programs at the college.

April 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


BCC Orchestra to perform in the Shafer Art Gallery

The Barton Community College Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23 in the Shafer Art Gallery.

April 15, 2015 | | News


Question of quality

School sports is an important part of education, both for students and parents. Showing up to the game, cheering from the stands, they gain a sense of pride watching their children reach new milestones like making a critical play. And sharing those moments with friends and family sends a message to teens that they are supported.

April 14, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Taxpayers beware, notices may not be in the mail

When it comes to taxes, Barton County residents may have to rely on their memories, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra said.

April 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


SPREADING THE WORD

The Golden Belt Veterans Memorial is slowly taking shape. But Barton County officials said Monday they hope to re-energize the long-running project aimed at paying tribute to those from the county who have served their nation.

April 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Cancer foundation expands to Russell Co.

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April 14, 2015 | | News


Board wrestles with picture-perfect compromise

Before the USD 428 Board of Education dove into their business meeting Monday evening, President Kevin Mauler recognized retired teacher Jean Cavanaugh as A Friend of Education. Former superintendent, Tom Vernon, came to offer his support.

April 13, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


​GBRC Program Director reports

Megan Hammeke said bowling continues to be popular with the special needs clients, who participated 229 times in March. They also had a spring dance, craft classes and an Easy Cooking class on potatoes. This month's cooking ingredient is cheese.

April 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Rec awarding fewer 'participant' medals

Monday's decision to award fewer 'participant' medals this summer wasn't about money, Great Bend Recreation Commission board members said. The consensus was that once kids are old enough to play on teams that keep score, they don't care much about non-championship medals.

April 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Tractors pull generations closer

Antique tractors mixed with modern, ranging in size from full-sized beasts of the field all the way down to lawn tractors at the Hoisington tractor pull Saturday afternoon. From all over Kansas and surrounding states, participants had come to compete. John Deere verses Massey-Harris and Massey-Ferguson, Cub-Cadet versus International Harvester. Some stock, some custom, some using diesel and others nitro.

April 13, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


National Public-Safety Telecommunications Week observed

Barton County Commissioners Monday morning approved a proclamation denoting this as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week at the request of 911 Director Doug Hubbard. In part, the proclamation honors public safety communications officers for their "vital role in protecting the life and property of Barton County citizens."

April 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


BCC students to exhibit art in Shafer Gallery

Barton Community College art students will line the walls of the Shafer Art Gallery with their work during the "Barton Student Art Exhibit" juried art show from April 13 through May 2. The reception will be Friday, April 17 from 6-8 p.m.

April 12, 2015 | | News


Ending on a good note

Mother Nature finally got it right.

April 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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