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Jobless rate drops again

The latest report from the Kansas Department of Labor indicates the April 2011 unemployment rate in the state was 6.3 percent, down from 7.1 percent in March 2011 and down from 6.8 percent in April 2010.

May 23, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


GBHS holds commencement

Some photo's from Sunday's commencement ceremony at Great Bend High School.

May 22, 2011 | | News


County projects heat up

Improvements in emergency communications in Barton County are continuing and the project is nearing completion, according to information from County Communications Director Doug Hubbard.

May 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Curtain falls on Thunderbirds’ legacy

BUSHTON - Katelyn Zink is accustomed to being called last.

May 21, 2011 | By Jim Misunas | News


Family tradition

When Jake Schridde walks across the stage with is diploma during Great Bend High School's commencement Sunday afternoon, he ends a family tradition that spans more than three decades.

May 21, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Dr. Preston announces retirement

Dr. Richard Preston has made a "bittersweet" decision – bitter in that he will miss his patients and colleagues, and sweet in that he will have more time with his wife, kids and grandkids. He has announced his retirement, effective Saturday, May 21.

May 20, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


City council adopts county hazard plan

Hopefully, Great Bend is not in the middle of digging out from a major disaster when you are reading this story, but if it were, action taken this week by the Great Bend City Council would have helped.

May 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Job Fair attracts large crowd

The local Job Fair, held Thursday at the Best Western Courtyard, attracted about 300 job-seekers and 24 local businesses, and was called a success by all who attended.

May 19, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


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


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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


Vocalist Les Lankhorst to headline Jazz Festival

The 21st annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Crest Theater, featuring jazz vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina. He will perform with the Prairie Winds Jazz Combo made up of area musicians.

February 19, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Webster’s passion is hope Barton offers

Steve Webster, a sports commentator with local Great Bend radio station 1590 KVGB, took his turn at the podium Friday afternoon at Barton Community College.

February 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Great Bend meets potential new chief

The public and Great Bend City Council had a chance to meet and talk with the final candidate for the position of Great Bend Chief of Police Thursday evening. An informal come and go reception was held at the city offices.

February 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Injured parties airlifted

Eagle Med began airlifting injured people from Great Bend Regional Hospital to Wichita following a two-vehicle accident south of Great Bend on U.S. 281.

February 19, 2015 | Jim Misunas | 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.

February 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


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