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Payless Shoesource to close in Great Bend

Another retailer will be leaving Great Bend, shoppers learned Wednesday. The Payless Shoesource at 3511 10th St. is on the list of nearly 400 Payless shoe stores that will close as part of a company-wide reorganization.

April 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


A PLAY OF LAST RESORT

LARNED - Larned High School's Drama department will sponsor its last production of the year, its spring play, "Inn-Cognito," by Craig Sodaro.

April 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Scenic Byway group asked to ‘step up’

ELLINWOOD - Area volunteers are stepping up to compete for a share of state and federal grants to enhance the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway. The byway committee met Tuesday at the Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood and discussed KDOT's Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program.

April 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


One arrested in drug bust

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Police Department executed a search warrant at 10:42 a.m. on Monday at a residence in the 400 block of West Broadway. Krystle Bartonek, 22, was arrested on drug charges.

April 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USDA approves CRP grazing for wildfire victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday announced it has authorized temporary emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program lands located in Kansas (including Ellsworth County), Oklahoma and Texas to help ranchers impacted by the wildfires.

April 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Alzheimer’s Association announces free program on caregiver education

The Alzheimer's Association of Central and Western Kansas will present education for caregivers from 7-8 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Great Bend's Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway Ave.

April 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council strolls towards summer

Summer is around the corner and that means so is the sixth-annual Great Bend Summer Street Stroll. The City Council Monday night approved measures setting the stage for the annual weekly event.

April 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Despite support, Penney’s still closing

Even though the tremendous number of calls in support of the Great Bend JC Penney's didn't sway J.C. Penney company to keep it open, they did impress company offiDAAddllfdv cials, Great Bend Chamber of Commerce President Jan Peters told the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

April 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Recognizing service

April 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Music to their ears

The Great Bend City Council struck a chord with the Great Bend Recreation Commission Monday night as the council approved partnering with GBRC on the installation of outdoor musical equipment at Veterans Memorial Park.

April 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCSO seeks information

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating a wanted person, Dennis J. Streiner.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County to observe health week

Making Barton County as healthy as possible is the goal of the Health Department, and National Public Health Week calls attention to this cause, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider told the County Commission Monday morning.

April 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission lifts burn ban

On March 13, the County Commission established a temporary burn ban in Barton County, prompted by wildland fire conditions at the time. However, the picture is damper now.

April 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hutch man charged with Pawnee County rape

LARNED – A Hutchinson man facing a rape charge in Pawnee County made his first appearance in Pawnee County District Court Monday afternoon, County Attorney Douglas McNett said.

April 03, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


GBHS Speech Squad competes at tournaments

Part of the Great Bend High School Speech Team competed at the Pratt Speech Tournament on Saturday, April 1. Ashtin Heath and Aaron Miller competed in three individual events each and placed in all of them. Heath placed first in Impromptu Speaking and Original Oration and second in Serious Solo Acting. Miller placed second in Impromptu Speaking, third in Original Oration and third in Humorous Solo Acting.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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JobFest connects workers, companies

The 11th-annual Central Kansas JobFest brought a crowd to the Great Bend Events Center on Thursday, as businesses announced job openings and prospective employees gathered ...

April 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SKILLS DRILLS

LARNED - Jacque Wasinger is the Family and Consumer Science teacher at Larned High School. Four years ago, she began organizing mock interviews for students in ...

April 19, 2018 | PHOTOS BY JANET FLESKE | Local News


Great Bend Airfest highlights of Kansas Air Tour

The Great Bend Municipal Airport and Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Thursday this year's partnership building this year's Kansas Air Tour around the ...

April 19, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Traffic stop turns up drugs, gun

Great Bend Police Officer Joel Hamlin initiated a traffic stop at 12:45 a.m. on Thursday in the 1000 block of Heizer St. With ...

April 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Vacation time opens doors for thieves

A relaxing vacation away from home is something many people look forward to – including thieves targeting homes for a crime of opportunity.

April 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stafford USD 349 among 19 school districts selected for Gemini II Redesign Project

STAFFORD - Nineteen school districts from across the state, including Stafford USD 349, will take part in Gemini II: The Space Walk Begins, which is the ...

April 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


War and murder in 1898

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 ...

April 18, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News


Possible suicide attempt leads to vehicle chase

A possible suicide attempt in rural Barton County Wednesday afternoon led law enforcement officials, along with emergency medical service crews, on a vehicle chase through ...

April 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rail crossing to close

The rail crossing on 17th Street Terrace, just west of McKinley Street, will be closed from May 1 to approximately May 5 for repairs.

April 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hipp running for District Judge

Carey Hipp has announced her intention to run for District Judge in the 20th Judicial District. The district includes Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell and Stafford ...

April 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Making History

HOISINGTON - When Hoisington Historical Society President Lon Palmer and recently retired Hoisington Public Library Director Chris Rippel proposed an oral history project to teachers at ...

April 17, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Water, sewer billing explained

Many Great Bend residents don't understand how the city bills for water and sewer usage, an issue officials hope to address with a new ...

April 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


House damaged by fire had to be demolished

A house ravaged by fire at 2506 Gano last Thursday night was damaged so badly it was declared an unsafe structure and razed by city ...

April 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fatal crash in Barton County

Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a fatal motor-vehicle crash at 12:09 p.m. on Tuesday at the intersection of N. Washington Ave ...

April 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Standoff leads to arrest

A standoff between Great Bend Police officers and a Great Bend man ended peacefully last Friday evening.

April 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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