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Democrats ‘Feel the Bern’

Democrats came from as far away as Scott City to vote Saturday in the party caucus at the Hoisington Activity Center. In the final tally, there were 130 votes for Bernie Sanders and 67 for Hillary Clinton. Southwest Kansas will now send three delegates to vote for Sanders and one to vote for Clinton at the National Convention.

March 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Cruz leading in early counts

The Great Bend Tribune was at the Barton County Republican Party caucus Saturday morning and area Democratic Party caucus Saturday afternoon. Stories to come.

March 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Donate during Red Cross Month

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood.

March 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCSO to reopen sex assault investigation

The Barton County Sheriff's Office must now reopen its investigation into an alleged sexual assault that occurred on a Great Bend High School bus involving members of the GBHS swim team Feb. 3. The action was necessary following the Kansas Bureau of Investigations decision not to accept the case.

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBPD to host Citizen’s Academy

The Great Bend Police Department is proud to announce that they are accepting applications for the 2016 Citizen's Academy.

March 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC to host Spring Break Kids Day Out

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has some great programs for your child to participate in during spring break.

March 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC host after school fun

School is out early on Friday, March 11, and the Great Bend Recreation Commission has some fun planned for the afternoon.

March 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hidden Heroes: Young Barton County sheriff’s deputy passionate about law enforcement

Alex Lomas will always remember the time he participated in serving a search warrant at a friend's home. It was an uncomfortable situation, to say the least.

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Rush Center St. Patrick Celebration

Rush Center will host a "St. Patrick Celebration" on March 12. The event will feature a run/walk, breakfast of biscuits and gravy at 9 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. through the afternoon, at the Walnut Valley Senior Center, a parade and BINGO. Downtown will feature a car show and various booths, children's games, a cake walk and Irish Stew in the township hall.

March 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Political signs not allowed on highway right of way

It's a sign of the season – campaigning to support your favorite political candidate. However, if your plans involve placing a political sign, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) reminds you to make sure it's not located on highway right of way.

March 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Community Team Meeting needs public input

For the past five years the City of Great Bend has been hosting a Retail Roundtable where members of the retail world are invited to work and guide the Community Coordinator to develop retail based unification and set goals to promote local retail experiences. This year the group has expanded a bit and used the retail platform to strategic plan and set priorities to help Great Bend overall. This Community Team group met first in January and set out priorities as business owners, community members and interested persons to make improvements for Great Bend. The business world has noticed that ...

March 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LSH director Kinlen resigns

LARNED - The popular director of Larned State Hospital has resigned, leaving a facility stunted by staff shortages without a superintendent.

March 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Students repair library's tables

Cabinetmaking and Furniture Design II (Woods III) students of Travis Straub at Great Bend High School recently set to work refinishing tables in the library.

March 03, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Alice in Wonderland

Great Bend High School's Theater Department will present "Alice in Wonderland" at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the GBHS Auditorium, 2027 Morton St.

March 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KBI declines to take sex assualt case

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has declined to accept a case of the Feb. 3 alleged sexual assault involving a Great Bend High School boys swim team member, a KBI spokesman said Thursday.

March 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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NHS sees need, feeds it

There are many great things that happen at Great Bend High School on a daily basis. The National Honor Society Food Drive is just one ...

December 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Audit and vehicles on agenda for BCC Trustees

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve vehicle bids and the audit for Fiscal Year 2016 when it meets at 4 p.m ...

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Public invited to join Christmas Bird Count

The public is invited to participate in the national Christmas Bird Count events at Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

December 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Youths visit Kansas Wetlands Education Center

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center had some special guests for the Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists program on Saturday.

December 10, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes approval ...

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teacher helped choking student

Lincoln Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Karen Smith will receive a ROSE Award from the school board on Monday for helping a student who was choking.

December 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chapman appeal on docket

TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week on a Barton County man's appeal of his first-degree murder conviction. Jeffrey Wade ...

December 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wanted: Some Christmas spirit

Sadly, there are a lot of names on the list to receive gifts of food and clothing through an annual Christmas time campaign sponsored by ...

December 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KBI probe involves ex-county administrator

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations involving an office within the Barton County government, KBI Communications Director Melissa Underwood confirmed.

December 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 personnel discussions continue

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education held a quick meeting Thursday evening to discuss personnel matters. It was the second special meeting this ...

December 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kenneth N. Parten 1933 - 2016

ST. JOHN - Kenneth N. Parten, 83, passed away Dec. 5, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital in Stafford. Born on Feb. 1, 1933, at Prather Hill ...

December 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group meeting

The Barton County Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group will have a speaker to discuss the legal and financial concerns of families dealing with Alzheimer's ...

December 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board announces special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. today at the District Education Center, 201 ...

December 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Christmas past

Live music, refreshments and a glimpse into rural life and holiday traditions from days gone by can be enjoyed this Sunday, Dec. 11 during the ...

December 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


You snooze, you lose

Drowsiness and driving is a dangerous combination, comparable to drinking and driving. With the holidays upon us, people are aware of the hazards of being ...

December 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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