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Out of the Morgue

Since its founding in 1872, Great Bend has held spring elections for local officials, and this year saw the last. In 1886, there was a particularly tight race for mayor, so in the spirit of honoring the past and saying goodbye to a long-standing election tradition, this week Out of the Morgue looks back at that election and the results.

April 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Mr. Perfect Panther show Friday

Great Bend High School's annual Mr. Perfect Panther Pageant will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the GBHS Auditorium. This year's theme is "Thunderstruck."

April 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo news: Earth Day Fun planned

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is planning activities from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in honor of Earth Day. There will be booths set up with crafts, interactive stations and a scavenger hunt. This free event is geared for kids but is open to all ages.

April 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Watching Young Artists Grow exhibit showing at museum

With spring comes the annual crop of student artwork and the annual Watching Young Artists Grow exhibit.

April 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


THE SHOW IS OPEN

Entertainment, food, family fun and information play an important part of any expo, and this is no different for the 2016 Farm and Ranch Expo that opened on Wednesday at the Expo Grounds in Great Bend.

April 06, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Larned election

Larned City

April 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bill jeopardizes vital road projects and jobs

A bill pending in the Kansas Legislature would cripple the state's highway maintenance program, cause a loss of jobs and severely impact Great Bend and surrounding area, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.

April 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Vital volunteers recognized

To spotlight the impact of national service and thank those who serve, mayors and country officials participated in the fourth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service on Tuesday. Barton County's involvement included a proclamation from the county commission on Monday to recognize the special day, and a tour of the Food Bank of Barton County on Tuesday.

April 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County general elections

A provisional ballot cast in Great Bend's Third Ward could change the outcome of one city council race. Unofficial results Tuesday showed Cory Zimmerman winning the seat with 16 votes, while Doug Keiswetter had 15 and needed one to tie. Thomas Boor was a close third with 12 votes. All three were write-in candidates.

April 05, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Damon Family Foundation donates to vets memorial

A grateful Barton County commission Monday morning accepted a donation of $500 from the Damon Family Foundation to the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial. The funds are to be used to assist veterans who do not have the financial resources to pay for engravings on the Memorial, located in Golden Belt Memorial Park.

April 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Collect them, trade them

Collecting trading cards has been a past time for children of all ages for a long time, but the Great Bend Police Department has put a new spin on collecting trading cards for children of the community.

April 05, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Commission to canvass votes

The County Commission will meet as the Board of County Canvassers 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 11, at in the Office of the County Clerk. At that time, they will canvass ballots from Tuesday's city general election for Ellinwood, Great Bend and Hoisington and the Ellinwood District Hospital Board of Trustees.

April 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Nicolas participates in KMEA All State Concert Choir

Brody Nicholas, a senior at Hoisington High school, was selected to participate in the KMEA All State Concert Choir on March 27, at Century II Convention Center Concert Hall in Wichita. Eph Ehly was the guest conductor/clinician.

April 05, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Local News


Chamber Coffee

There will be no Chamber Coffee this week due to Farm and Ranch Expo. Opening ceremonies are 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Expo III. Show times are Wednesday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

April 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council agrees to help sponsor Cinco de Mayo

It was a meeting that almost didn't happen.

April 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Title IX report on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear a Title IX status report at the next meeting, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb ...

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to meet twice

A special USD 428 Board of Education meeting has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the District Education Center, 201 ...

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Scholars Bowl team buzzes in

Great Bend Middle School's Scholars Bowl team is getting ready for its fifth and final competition of the year, Tuesday at Pratt.

February 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board mulls long-range plans

The Great Bend USD 428 board of education continues to work on long-range planning and has compiled a list of possible projects, including safe rooms ...

February 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ag science instructor hopes to grow program

If Great Bend High School agriculture instructor Kevin Hoff had his wishes granted, the GBHS shop building would be bigger and the school would start ...

February 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | 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 an ...

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Health advisory, safety tips issued during Flint Hills burning season

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds Kansans that March and April are a time when large areas of the state's Flint ...

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC’s Turtle Tot Club starts in March

Turtle Tot Club, a series of nature-based programs developed for preschool-age children, ages 3 to 5, is scheduled for March at the Kansas Wetlands Education ...

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Gas prices see little movement

The Kansas gas price average has seen little movement recently, holding steady at $2.17, the American Automobile Association reported this week. Locally, the Great ...

February 25, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Rush Center to again celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

RUSH CENTER – Rush Center will host its annual St. Patrick Celebration on Saturday, March 11. The event will feature a breakfast of biscuits and gravy ...

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Federal disaster declaration OKed following ice storm

President Donald Trump granted Gov. Sam Brownback's request for a federal disaster declaration for 18 Kansas counties, including Barton, affected by a severe winter ...

February 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Judge urges students to show compassion

The first time Tommy Webb tasted a banana, he tried to eat the peel, too. It was the worst food he'd ever tasted, but ...

February 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Motorcyclist injured near Wilson Lake dam

RUSSELL COUNTY - A Hays man was taken to Russell Regional Hospital on Wednesday after the motorcycle he was driving went off K-232 and hit a ...

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Alden man charged after chase, standoff

LYONS – The Alden man who Wednesday afternoon led law enforcement on a high-speed chase from Ellinwood through Barton and Rice counties before engaging in a ...

February 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bond reduced on Joey Steinbacher

Bond for a Great Bend woman arrested Monday on drug charges has been reduced from $300,000 to $100,000 after further investigation, Lt. Scott ...

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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