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BCC halts assessment change for BartOnline

Barton Community College will take a step back from a new procedure for how online students are assessed for college readiness.

April 03, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quilts of Valor March 2017

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor awarded quilts to 15 veterans on Friday, March 31 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. The group awarded its 300th Quilt of Valor that night, and then one more for a total of 301.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS musicians present concert selections

Great Bend High School instrumental students will present their solo and small ensemble contest selections at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 3 in the GBHS Band Room (Room 153).

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Business tycoon was a boxing legend

LARNED - "How on earth did you get to be a championship boxer in your early days?"

April 01, 2017 | By Judi Tabler | Local News


Farm & Ranch Expo opens Wednesday

The Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo opens Wednesday at the Expo Complex, 455 West Barton County Road. Now in its sixth year, the three-day event features hundreds of exhibitors, as well as free entertainment and informational programs.

April 01, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Baker trial on hold, civil suit settled

The jury trial for the man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 deaths of Shawn and Danielle Schellenger has been delayed. Meanwhile, a civil suit against the defendant, Great Bend landscaper William Howard Baker, has been settled, according to records in Barton County District Court.

April 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More Hippity Hop photos

Photos taken Saturday, April 1, at the Hippity Hop Easter Basket Workshop.

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hippity Hop: Easter basket workshop pleases kids

With Easter just two weeks away, the Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club coordinated a "Hippity Hop Easter Basket Workshop" for children on Saturday.

April 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Who’s in and who’s out?

HOISINGTON - There will be a public open house to review the Cow Creek floodplain mapping project in Barton County from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoisington Recreation Center, 1200 Susank Road in Hoisington.

April 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans service rep coming to Kansas Works Center

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Area veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to their time in service. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Woman injured in garage fire

A 57-year-old woman suffered burns and smoke inhalation from a fire inside a garage Friday afternoon, according to a report from the Great Bend Fire Department. She was identified only as the daughter of Howard H. Barry, Great Bend.

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Program aims for jobs after high school

A program that helps keep at-risk students in school now and helps them find jobs after graduation is coming to Great Bend USD 428 this fall.

March 30, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Easter fun planned Saturday

Children can experience Easter fun from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club is coordinating the "Hippity Hop Easter Basket Workshop." Children get to create their own Easter baskets, decorating Easter eggs for the baskets. They also can participate in other fun activities, like coloring Easter pages.

March 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thexton named USD 428 Superintendent

Khris Thexton will become the next superintendent of Great Bend USD 428, effective July 1. The school board met Thursday and voted unanimously to promote the assistant superintendent to the key position.

March 30, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Destiny calls in 1918

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 25, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News


Taking back her strength

Denise Rankin has learned a lot about taking her voice back in the past two years. It started two years ago when she learned about ...

April 25, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Chinook fly-in

Four Chinook helicopters en route from the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., to Fort Drum, New York, stopped at the Great Bend Municipal Airport ...

April 25, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Community Service Day slide show

Photos were taken during Community Service Day by Susan Thacker, Great Bend Tribune, and by teachers and students at Great Bend USD 428.

April 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


HANDS ON - Hundreds volunteer for GBHS Community Service Day

It's become a spring tradition at Great Bend High School for students to spend a day volunteering for community projects. The sixth-annual Community Service ...

April 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drug take back day set

The Barton County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Barton County Health Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency will host a Drug Take Back ...

April 25, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Patrick Heath qualifies for national tournament; GBHS forensics coaches recognized

The Great Bend High School speech team competed at the District National Qualifying Speech Tournament held at Buhler High School last Friday and Saturday. Sophomore ...

April 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Variety Show tix go on sale Thursday

Tickets for Great Bend High School's Variety Show go on sale Thursday. They will be available from 7:30-8 a.m., noon to 12 ...

April 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Leadership Institute praised

Barton Community College continues to train its best employees for future leadership roles, Vice President Elaine Simmons said Tuesday. She introduced the eight graduates of ...

April 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rankin gets maximum sentence

In Barton County District Court Tuesday afternoon, Jeffrey Allen Rankin received the maximum sentence on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Judge Richard ...

April 24, 2018 | and DALE HOGG | Local News


Two arrested on drug charges

Barton County Sheriff's office detectives made two separate arrests Monday night, one at 11 p.m. and another at 2 a.m., for possession ...

April 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRH purchased by University of Kansas Health System

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The University of Kansas Health System has signed a letter of intent to purchase the operations of Great Bend Regional Hospital and ...

April 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Meeting agendas, lifting of burn ban

Faculty contract renewals

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton hosts Hispanic Culture workshop

Dancing, artwork and soccer were all part of the experience more than 200 students from Kansas high schools shared Monday at Barton Community College's ...

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Deer crashes into van in Stafford County

A deer collided with a van carrying six people from Kingman at 5:40 p.m. Sunday in Stafford County.

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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