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Teacher contracts on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education is set to ratify next year's contracts for licensed employees. The Great Bend-National Education Association announced that teachers ratified the agreement on Thursday.

June 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Santa Fe Trail Days

LARNED - Santa Fe Trail Days began last Thursday and the celebration continues Sunday in downtown Larned.

June 10, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County will consider possible disaster relief

Homestead owners whose property was destroyed or substantially damaged in the May tornado may be able to apply for a tax abatement or credit. The Barton County Commission will discuss possible tax relief when it meets at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main.

June 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Street work at Broadway and McKinley starts Monday

The Great Bend Streets Department will start street work Monday at Broadway and McKinley, Street Superintendent Mike Crawford said.

June 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


West Nile virus arrives early in Barton County

The first reported Kansas case of West Nile virus this summer is a person in Barton County, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Friday.

June 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCSO seizes 1,146 marijuana plants

More than 1,100 cultivated marijuana plants were seized Thursday at a grow operation near Galatia, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Arthur Kronenberg, 32, of Olmitz, was arrested at the scene.

June 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC honors JROTC student at Ft Leavenworth

Barton Community College at Fort Leavenworth celebrated the graduation of 27 students on Wednesday, June 7 at the Lewis and Clark Center at Fort Leavenworth. The ceremony was in conjunction with other schools who are members of the consortium in the Fort Leavenworth Education Center.

June 09, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News


Miss Kansas 2017 to be picked Saturday

PRATT - Barton County is making a name for itself this year, with five contestants competing in the Miss Kansas 2017 and Miss Kansas Outstanding Teen pageants at Pratt.

June 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


SHOW THE BEAUTY

BY VERONICA COONS

June 08, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


Storm waste continues to roll in

So far, 129.3 tons of waste generated by the May 16 tornado has found its way into the Barton County Landfill, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock told the County Commission Monday morning.

June 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fatal vehicle crash in Pawnee County

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a fatal vehicle crash in Pawnee County west of Rozel at 7:10 a.m. on Wednesday. Michael Heim, 38 of Pratt, was killed in the crash.

June 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned City Council addresses drainage issues

LARNED – Storm water drainage issues were the main topic of discussion at the Larned City Council meeting Monday night. Council member Kim Barnes asked two citizens experiencing problems with flooding to attend the meeting.

June 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local 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.

June 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Santa Fe Trail Days starts today

LARNED - It's the second weekend of June, and that means it's time for the Annual Santa Fe Trail Days celebration. The four-day event has something for every age group, with shopping, food, entertainment, contests and, of course, entertainment. Today, the Annual Community Banquet and opening ceremony will be held at the Larned Knights of Columbus Hall, with social hour beginning at 6 p.m., and supper at 6:30 p.m.

June 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


MAD SCIENCE!!

Erik the Engineer may be billed as a Mad Scientist, but he stressed "safety first" on Thursday when he encouraged kids to conduct their own experiments. The educational entertainer from Kansas City's MadSciene.org shared cool, hands-on science experiments with more than 100 children at the Great Bend Public Library.

June 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Larned woman killed in collision

LARNED -- A Larned motorist was killed from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident Saturday morning in Pawnee County, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

May 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington Summer Lunch program starts Tuesday

HOISINGTON - Summer lunch will be served in the Hoisington Middle School commons area, 360 W. 11th St., Monday through Friday, from May 29 through July ...

May 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GB Summer Lunch Program starts June 4

Great Bend USD 428 will once again participate in the Summer Food Service Program, weekdays from June 4-29. All children ages 1-18 years old are ...

May 26, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Meet the Master Gardeners

The public is invited to meet the Barton County Master Gardeners during the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market, from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 31 ...

May 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wetlands Water Park opens

Great Bend's Wetlands Water Park, located at 2303 Main Street, opened for the season Saturday. With the temperature in the 90s, there were plenty ...

May 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pawnee County election filings

LARNED - Pawnee County Clerk and Election Officer Ruth Searight noted Friday that the deadline for filing for the Democrat and Republican Primary is fast approaching.

May 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Remembering the fallen

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this remembrance will happen here in Great ...

May 25, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Dogs rescued from hot motorhome

A Great Bend man was arrested for animal cruelty on Thursday after several dogs were rescued from a motorhome at All Seasons Mobile Home Park ...

May 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘STRONGER TOGETHER’

HOISINGTON - For the past four years, Hoisington EMS Director Scott Fleming and the Hoisington EMS staff have pulled out the stops to provide the community ...

May 24, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


St. John musician celebrates small towns

ST. JOHN - "Small Towns," a CD 20 years in the making, will become available officially when Jim Ratts returns to St. John this weekend with ...

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Historical Village closed Monday

Barton County Historical Society Village and Museum will not be open Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. The museum will be open the ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School ends on high note

For the last day of school on Thursday, Park Elementary instructor Signe Cook wore a T-shirt that read:

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC to Host LEGO workshop

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a one-day STEM Fundamentals With LEGO Workshop that will give children a chance to explore engineering principles using ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Tuesday morning meeting

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

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Another perfect day

The great bicycle giveaway continued Wednesday, when Eisenhower Elementary celebrated its six students with perfect attendance for the year and 46 more with "near perfect ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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