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Peace Treaty Pageant, Carrie Nation part of Gyp Hills history

John W. Nixon from Medicine Lodge will share some Gypsum Hills history at the next Barton County Historical Society meeting. The program is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located just south of the Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281 in Great Bend.

May 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dr. Rick Abel accepts position as BCC theater director

The Barton Community College theater program has a new leader at the helm. Former Dean of Academics Dr. Rick Abel is now the theater program director and instructor, college officials announced Thursday.

May 19, 2016 | BY JOE VINDUSKA, BCC and Tribune Staff | Local News


Renard moves to BCC communications department

Erin Renard has stepped down from directing the theater program at Barton Community College, but said she'll continue to teach one theater course this fall.

May 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wanted: Homes for professional baseball players

A handful of the newly minted Great Bend Boom professional baseball players attended the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce coffee this morning with two simple pleas. They said they are in desperate need of host families and they urged residents to attend their opener tonight.

May 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


VFW to host its first blood drive

The Veterans Of Foreign Wars helps people all over the country with donations, taking care of veterans, helping students with scholarships and much more. Now, the VFW in Great Bend is adding something new to the mix to help more people in Kansas and to help save lives.

May 18, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Teaching coaches take students to new levels

Great Bend students who started the year with skills below their grade level are catching up, thanks to interventions tailored to their needs. That was the message Jefferson Elementary Principal Art Baker and his team of teaching coaches shared at Wednesday's school board meeting.

May 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board approves gifts, personnel

Here is a summary of action taken Wednesday at the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting.

May 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Weekend cruises, races to success

This past weekend's cruise night and Horsepower on the Plains was a roaring success, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

May 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Treasurer’s Office falls for email scam

The Barton County Treasurer's Office wired $48,600 to a bank in Georgia in what was probably a scam, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Wednesday afternoon in confirming a telephone news tip to the Great Bend Tribune.

May 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Panther Band honors musicians

May 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m., Monday, May 23, at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office, 1305 Patton Rd. Bring some form of identification. For more information, call 620-722-7676.

May 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Play ball: Family enjoys baseball history

While Great Bend's Gary Pinkall is warming up his arm, his son, Bryan, will warm up his Grammy Award-winning voice.

May 17, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Library director reacts to City reaction

Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems told the GBPL board he'd left his leather motorcycle jacket at home for Monday's meeting, an apparent reference to the negative reaction he received from the City Council earlier this month.

May 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ANTICIPATION

The latest graduates of the Barton County Academy walked across the stage Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend, with dozens of friends and family members watching. So many, in fact, that the venue was changed from the Academy on 10th Street to the church, which had a larger meeting room.

May 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin city council approves purchase of police vehicle

The Claflin City Council met Monday, May 9, at the city building. City Clerk Patricia Schmidt submitted minutes from the meeting. At the meeting, the council heard a report delivered by Public Officer Gary Vaughan concerning several properties he has served notices on, in the city's continuing effort to enforce property ordinances and control blight.

May 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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KHP responds to minor crash in Pawnee Co.

PAWNEE COUNTY - A Salina woman was taken to Pawnee Valley Hospital in Larned on Wednesday after the truck she was a passenger in crashed in ...

May 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Time to remember

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this remembrance will happen here in Great ...

May 26, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Memorial Day travel at highest level since 2005

TOPEKA - The West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see more than 3.3 million people taking Memorial Day weekend trips ...

May 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetlands Waterpark opens Saturday

Great Bend's Wetlands Waterpark at 2303 Main is scheduled to open Saturday, May 27. The aquatic center will be open from 12:30-5:30 ...

May 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC to offer free citizenship classes

Barton Community College will offer free citizenship classes starting June 1 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main, Great Bend. Classes will be held ...

May 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


More information for tornado victims offered

Barton County residents are moving forward in an effort to clean up and rebuild following the tornado of May 16. A tabulation of storm damage ...

May 25, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Making a Splash

It was nothing but fun and splashing on Thursday in Ellinwood during the ribbon cutting ceremony that took place and officially opened the new splash ...

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Being ready

Chief Cliff Couch along with officers of the Great Bend Police Department participated in active shooter training, Thursday at Great Bend High School.

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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 ...

May 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A new mission

SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE

May 24, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Number of county tax sale properties dwindling

The Count Treasurer's Office is receiving payments for properties included in this year's tax sale and there are currently 66 properties, said County ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Juvenile Justice budget remains unchanged

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services 2018 fiscal year budget. The $635,847.82 budget includes $33,157 ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gas prices stay steady

The average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.13 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's ...

May 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police letters blame pay for understaffing

Letters to Great Bend City Council members and/or city officials from the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter express concern over staffing shortages within ...

May 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Remember vets with poppies

Members of the Great Bend American Legion Unit 180 and Auxiliary invite the public to honor our nation's fallen warriors and contribute to the ...

May 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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