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Fire plug colors have a meaning

The color of the tops, or bonnets, of each of the city's 500-plus red fire plugs has a story to tell.

October 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City to start flushing fire hydrants

The job of maintaining the City of Great Bend's army of 500 fire plugs falls to the Water Division of the Public Works Department. This is no insignificant task as these steel sentinels stand ready to help save property and lives in times of crisis.

October 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bridge work

October 30, 2015 | | Local News


Teaching coaches see positive results

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education has been learning about the district's shift to the Multi-Tier System of Supports, and on Thursday board members saw MTSS in action.

October 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drone takes flight over Great Bend Rec Activity Center

Students from Park Elementary School, along with their principal Phil Heeke, came out to the Great Bend Recreation Activity Center on Thursday to take aerial photos of the new playground with a drone.

October 29, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Tricks for Halloween safety – be aware, designate a sober driver

Safety officials are urging motorists and community members to be careful as Halloween approaches. Caution can be the key to safety as an increasing number of people will be out this weekend with Halloween, including pedestrians walking, parents driving their children, and people attending Halloween parties, said Lieutenant Adam Winters, Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman. It is imperative that safety play a role in the fun during the day and evening's celebrations.

October 29, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday and as communities prepare to "fall back" one hour, the Great Bend Fire Department and the Office of the Kansas State Fire Marshal urge residents to practice fire safety by testing their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and changing the batteries.

October 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


OTR for October 29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 29, 2015 | | Local News


All three GBHS Debate Teams place

October 29, 2015 | | Local News


‘Hump Day’ pizza fundraiser supports Sunflower Diversified Services

The "Hump Day Pizza by the Slice" fundraiser has been scheduled to benefit people with developmental disabilities and delays.

October 29, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by C & V Home Improvement, 1107 E 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., today. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Shawn Panzer and Dale Hogg. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 29, 2015 | | Local News


Out of the Morgue

This week, we bring you a summary and round-up of stories from several Kansas newspapers concerning a murder that occurred around this time in 1915. At the time, it was considered one of the most horrifying cases in the state's brief history since the Indian massacres.

October 29, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sunflower Diversified creates tools for health-education program

When Sunflower Diversified Services staff members reviewed a new health-education curriculum, they knew it would be valuable to people with developmental disabilities.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News


BCC ENDs report: ‘Barton Experience’

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees gathered Tuesday for its regular meeting and discussed one of its nine overarching goals, known as ENDs, one of which is "Barton Experience."

October 28, 2015 | By BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


​Debt refinance saves $306,000 at BCC

Barton Community College has refinanced its debt on the Library renovation and the addition to the Technical Building, paid for in 2008 with certificates of participation. The BCC Board of Trustees on Tuesday authorized a new lease-purchase agreement at lower interest rates.

October 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Teachers see success with 'Behavior Matrix'

At the start of the school year at Riley Elementary, students visited several learning stations as they became familiar with their school.

September 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Senior Day features scholarship giveaways

Barton Community College will help area high school seniors plan for their futures at Senior Day, starting at 2 p.m. Nov. 5, with a ...

September 29, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Taking Flight

It was a perfect day, according to the pilots, for taking to the skies for the 2016 Fly Kansas Air Tour. This is a three-day ...

September 29, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton County LEPC Meeting

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesdayat the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation ...

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Sept. 28

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Info sought on stolen boat

Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about the theft of a green Lowe jon boat and trailer, with a tarp ...

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS spikers bring in food donations

The Great Bend Middle School volleyball team is learning about teamwork and giving 100 percent on-and-off the court.

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Appraiser’s Office gathering data to set 2017 values

The Barton County Appraiser's Office is in the process of collecting new construction information and reviewing properties that have sold, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld ...

September 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KS Ed Commissioner Watson visits

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson and Kansas Department of Education Board Member Sally Cauble gathered first-hand information from teachers and students during a ...

September 28, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Dueling Pianos fundraiser slated for Argonne All-Stars

A dinner and dueling pianos show, "Fun Pianos 176 Keys," will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Great Bend Events Center. The fundraiser for ...

September 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS Jazz Band offers Popcorn & Pop concert

Music fans are invited to join the Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band for Pop and Popcorn at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct ...

September 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


St. Rose offers free flu shots at Oct. 8 drive-thru clinic

Since an annual vaccination is the first step in protection against the flu virus, St. Rose Health Center is once again offering its free drive-thru ...

September 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Student inmate speaks to BCC trustees

Barton Community College student Desmund Cantu spoke to college trustees this week, joining the meeting from Ellsworth Correctional Facility thanks to video conference software.

September 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington Land Bank Board teams up with HOI for MIH

HOISINGTON -- The Hoisington Land Bank Board met Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. prior to the city council meeting where they heard a proposal ...

September 28, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Pawnee County Sheriff's report

Pawnee County Sheriff's Office report - Sept. 27

September 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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