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New school board approves USD 428 contracts

With three new Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education members in place on Monday, the 2015-2016 school board ratified the new contract for teachers and approved pay increases for all categories of district employees.

July 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County Commission holds line of extension budget

Although they had nothing but respect and appreciation for the work done by the Barton County Extension Council and its flagship youth program 4-H, county commissioners Monday morning declined the council's increased budget request for 2016.

July 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Controversy in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD -- Downtown blight is a tricky problem to deal with, as many rural cities have found. Ellinwood is finding that out too, and the learning process is causing acute hardship for one couple whose business and livelihood are now at risk because of what started out as the city's good intentions. Early in 2014, the city acquired two dilapidated buildings at 100 and 102 N. Main Stret at a county tax sale. They intended to tear them down, ridding the city of an eyesore. But, as the demolition began, it became clear that the south wall of the adjoining ...

July 13, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend Community Blood Drive July 20 to feature Farmers and Battle of the Badges

Kansas pork farmers are hoping to make an even bigger impact on communities around the state this year though a partnership supporting American Red Cross Blood Drives that has already collected enough blood to help up to 11,000 patients since 2012.

July 12, 2015 | | Local News


How About These Beauties?

There are several birds at the Bottoms right now that are just stunning. My friends, Dodge and Lorna Engleman from Salina and San Antonio are here for their annual visit. They are world-class birding experts and travel internationally several times per year to see new birds in their natural environment. It is always a special treat for them to stop by. Their efforts in conservation and habitat preservation are inspiring to all of us.

July 12, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include, appreciation to the retiring Board Members; adjournment of 2014-2015 Board of Education and organization of the 2015-2016 Board of Education; election of officers and appointments/designations; adoption of 2015-2016 calendar; ratification of 2015-2016 licensed employees' agreement; first reading of BOE policies; approval of change of order for flooring project at Eisenhower Elementary School; budget update; and licensed teacher appointments.

July 12, 2015 | | Local News


June Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marraige Licenses

July 12, 2015 | | Local News


Hometown Teams says thanks to community

The Great Bend Public Library lower meeting room was filled to standing room only Saturday afternoon for the dedication of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps The Hometown Teams exhibit dedication. Alumni and their parents, including members of the Legion Riders, past instructors and past participants in the corps, some of whom travelled from out of the state to attend, were there to celebrate and reminisce about the years the drum and bugle corps brought national attention to Great Bend.

July 11, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A Bittersweet occasion

During a solemn ceremony in the sweltering Kansas National Guard armory Saturday afternoon, the guidon, the banner representing the Great Bend-based Battery E (Target Acquisition), 161st Field Artillery, unit was "cased."

July 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood City Council Meeting Tuesday

The Ellinwood City Council will conduct the regular council meeting Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. At that meeting, a service award will be presented to electric department employee Chris Komarek for his 35 years of service to the City of Ellinwood. The council will set a date for a work study session in late July, to precede the 2016 budget hearing at the regular council meeting on Aug. 11. Representatives of the Sidewinders will present a request to use the City Park Aug. 22 for the Annual Fallen Brother Run, and request permission for the consumption of cereal ...

July 11, 2015 | | Local News


United Way hotdog feed Thursday at Movie in the Square

The United Way of Central Kansas is teaming up with the City of Great Bend to host our annual Community Hot Dog Feed in conjunction with the Movie in the Square on Thursday, July 16. The event was rescheduled after it was postponed during June Jaunt due to inclement weather.

July 11, 2015 | | Local News


32nd Annual Kansas State Demolition Derby

The 32nd Annual Kansas State Demolition Derby will be held Sunday, September 6, part of this year's four day Labor Day Weekend in Hoisington. The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual event, with support from Superior Essex, JRZ Enterprises, and Parr Sound and Lighting. Rules and regulations are available at the Hoisington Chamber office, 123 N. Main in Hoisington or call 620-653-4311. Please visit our website at www.hoisingtonkansas.com for complete information regarding rules and regulations on the Demolition Derby page.

July 11, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Unique motorcycle comes to Great Bend

A well known motorcycle or chopper, that was aired on the T.V. Show American Choppers, and built by Orange County Choppers or OCC, comes to Great Bend.

July 10, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Teachers ratify contract; board approval needed

Members of the Great Bend-National Education Association have announced their ratification of the 2015-2016 licensed employers agreement with Great Bend USD 428. The school board is expected to approve that agreement when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, July 13, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

July 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fair photos

Thursday night at the Barton County Fair ...

July 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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First Southern Baptist Church open on National Day of Prayer

The Annex of the First Southern Baptist Church, at 19th and Harrison, will be open from noon until 1 p.m. on Thursday, National Day ...

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Enid Okla. man died in car accident in Russell County

RUSSELL COUNTY - One person died in fatal accident in Russell County on U.S. 281 at 7:10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28.

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘All things are starting to align’

Despite the work that went into bringing a transload facility to Great Bend, the idea behind it is a simple one, the Great Bend City ...

May 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Accepting teams for Ellinwood men’s softball tournament

The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a men's softball tournament on Saturday, June 4th on Worman Field in Ellinwood. Registration is $180 ...

May 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Vendors sought for Ellinwood June Jaunt

The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce is taking booth registration for the annual K-96 June Jaunt to be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016. This year ...

May 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Rev your engines

Spring brings many activities to the local community and one of these activities involves fast cars, a drag strip and plenty of loud engines. That ...

May 03, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


GREAT BEND USD 428 CALENDAR

MONDAY, MAY 2

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City prepares for mosquito season

The City of Great Bend has made its battle plan to combat mosquitoes this season, especially in light of the zika virus concerns.

May 03, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


City Council vents anger over tree removal

It was a furious Great Bend City Council that scolded Central Kansas Library System Director Harry Willems Monday night over the cutting down last week ...

May 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Just who is Bob Dole?

Robert J. "Bob" Dole's western Kansas values are a good fit for what Fort Hays State University values. The university will honor Dole at ...

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LONG TIME COMING

Improvements to the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Bandshell area of Jack Kilby Square were discussed at the April 18. City Council meeting. Monday night, those ...

May 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KCAC tournment kicks off with community night

Great Bend will host the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference softball and baseball tournament for the third year from Wednesday through Saturday.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grants awarded for STEM projects, phonics

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of stories about Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation minigrants awarded to teachers recently.

May 02, 2016 | By Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Plains Quilts of Valor honors veterans

Veterans received quilts donated by the "Golden Plains Quilts of Valor" on April 29 at the American Legion Argonne Post No. 180, Great Bend. All ...

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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