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Out of the Morgue

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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

March 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CIVICS LESSON

The Kansas Legislature has this week off, so Rep. Tory Marie Arnberger is using her time to visit all of the schools in Great Bend.

March 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo news: Another African serval arrives

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo has a new female African serval named Sheba. The serval is a speckled wild cat that typically weighs 15-40 pounds and grows to a length of 23-36 inches.

March 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC hosts Career Fair for area schools

More than 400 students from area high schools and middle schools attended a Career Fair on Wednesday afternoon at Barton Community College. There were classroom and lab presentations on fields ranging from agriculture to medical to welding.

March 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

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 March 9, 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.

March 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sen. Moran hosts VFW State Commander at President’s Joint Session of Congress Address

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) welcomed Veterans of Foreign Wars State Commander Gerald Marvin of LaCrosse to the nation's capital to attend the President's Address to a Joint Session of Congress.

March 01, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


KHP troopers apprehend murder suspect near Wilson

WILSON – Kansas Highway Patrol troopers apprehended Wednesday morning near Wilson the suspect in a Pratt shooting who was also wanted for two murders in Mississippi.

March 01, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Marshall, Moran respond to Trump’s address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Republicans have responded favorably to President Donald Trump's first address before joint houses of Congress Tuesday night.

March 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


'Safety first' is BOE's priority

Editor's note: This is the second of two stories about a school board meeting held Monday at Great Bend USD 428's District Education Center. It was the board's second work session this year on long-range planning.

February 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


College hires swim coach

A contract for Jonathan Reeder to become the new head swim coach at Barton Community College was approved Tuesday by the BCC Board of Trustees.

February 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'Cat in the Hat' comes to Great Bend

Ashley Hernandez from the Great Bend Public Library's Circulation Department reads "The Cat in the Hat" to children, Tuesday morning. March 1 is the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the American writer known as Dr. Seuss. His book, "The Cat in the Hat," was published in 1957. The library will also celebrate Dr. Seuss on Friday.

February 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Search for superintendent moves forward

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education is proceeding with plans to search for a new superintendent.

February 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Forklift purchased over objection

After considerable discussion Monday morning, the Barton County Commission on a split vote approved the purchase of a new 6,000-pound Yale forklift from Berry Material Handling of Wichita for $24,846.20 for the Road and Bridge Department.

February 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Riley School may expand pre-K; 6th grade could move to middle school

Editor's note: This is the first of two stories about ideas discussed Monday at a Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education work session on long-range planning. Part two will look at more ideas, including some that are already in the works.

February 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SPECIAL FRIENDS

Great Bend boys basketball coach Tim Brooks got the idea to interact with Barton County's Special Olympians from his daughter, Colbi.

February 27, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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Sheriff's attorney: Judge 'hoodwinked' by Mellor

The attorney representing Sheriff Brian Bellendir in Barton County District Court said County Attorney Amy Mellor has an ethical conflict of interest in the case ...

April 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


EisenPOWER - Children meet school board

Students at Eisenhower Elementary School played an active role in Thursday's USD 428 Board of Education meeting at their learning center.

April 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Jazz to join Flatland Big Band at Scott City

SCOTT CITY - The Flatland Big Band will present its annual concert at Scott Community High School on May 5. The Band was founded by former ...

April 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington City Council approves nominee for fire district board

HOISINGTON - Four Hoisington community members sent letters to the city recommending themselves to be appointed to the board of directors for the proposed fire district ...

April 26, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ness Co. Sheriff indicted

Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple, 47, Ness City, is charged with three counts of wire fraud and one count of selling a firearm to a ...

April 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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


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