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GBHS Veterans Day assembly photos

Photos taken Nov. 11, 2015, at Great Bend High School.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton County Young Professionals host quarterly mixer this Friday

The Barton County Young Professionals group will hold a casual networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Hutchinson Clinic in Great Bend, 2715 Sixth St.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News

BCC officials meet US Rep. Jenkins

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins met with Barton Community College Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Johnson and Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman Tuesday afternoon to discuss the college's prevalence as a comprehensive community college in Kansas.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News


Let's go on a journey to a time that took so many Americans away from their loved ones and friends. The time is the 60s, when this country was being torn apart by anti-war protests and a war raging on in a distant land. The Vietnam War was a time of hardships and struggles for many U.S. soldiers who were fighting for their country in a jungle with heat, disease and despair.

November 11, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

BCC production to feature 'Said and Meant'

Each year, as part of the theater program at Barton Community College, students are asked to take the reins and produce a show entirely by themselves. This year, theater Majors Caleb Rivera and Randyll Smith are codirecting "Said and Meant: Ten Short Plays about Language and Misunderstanding," with showings at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 in the Barton Fine Arts Auditorium.

November 10, 2015 | | Local News

High wind warning issued for Kansas

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a high wind warning for Barton County and central Kansas from 8 am to 8 pm Wednesday.

November 10, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Schools conduct 'security audits'

New security systems at entrances to Great Bend USD 428 elementary schools should be in place by the end of December, Superintendent Brad Reed said.

November 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Bracing for the winds

A strong cold front is poised to cross Kansas, including Barton County, Wednesday morning. In its wake, very windy and dry conditions are anticipated with active fire weather conditions statewide, according to the Kansas Interagency Wildfire Council.

November 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Ellsworth Kiwanis to serve spaghetti


November 10, 2015 | | Local News

Rotary Club welcomes Dr. Mike Hagley

Dr. Mike Hagley, chief of staff of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and cardiologist, gave a speech to the Great Bend Rotary Club on Monday about peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD, and different types of procedures to deal with this illness.

November 10, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

GBRC approves audit; no deficiencies found

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board on Monday approved the 2014-2015 audit. The audit was conducted by Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball Accounting Firm. The Great Bend Recreation Commission was pleased to report no conditions significant to the financial statement was found during the course of the audit.

November 10, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

​Deines Center to hold Membership Gala

RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center will hold a Membership Gala from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. The evening will include multi-media art, food and music by The Believers, a local band, and Patricia Davis, playing piano selections, including vocals. Admission is free.

November 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Red and black ribbon day for GBHS

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education had a standing room only crowd Monday for the first few minutes of its meeting. Students, coaches and parents filled the meeting area and spilled into the hallway as Activities Director David Meter introduced six coaches, who in turn introduced all-conference student athletes who excelled in fall sports. The Great Bend High School Marching Band was also recognized for its fall honors.

November 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Saying thanks

November 09, 2015 | | Local News

Eisenhower Elementary School placed on lockdown Friday

According to the Great Bend Police Department, on Friday at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers from the Great Bend Police Department responded to Eisenhower Elementary School in reference to criminal threats. Officers were advised that a subject had threatened to cause great harm to a school staff member.

November 09, 2015 | | Local News

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Commission to hold executive session Monday morning

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

October 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Boeckman resigns as county administrator

Following two executive sessions totaling 90 minutes Friday morning, the Barton County Commission emerged to announce County Administrator had resigned effective Friday at the request ...

October 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Exhibits move from trails to rails

Somewhere in Barton County, north of Cheyenne Bottoms on privately owned land, Native Americans once cut crude drawings into an outcropping of sandstone.

October 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

County Commission to hold special meeting Friday morning

The Barton County Commission will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. It ...

October 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

General election advance voting now available

Registered voters in Barton County can now apply for advanced ballots for the Nov. 8 general election, said Barton County Election officer Donna Zimmerman Thursday.

October 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Moran crashes GB Chamber coffee

Paying a visit to the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce coffee Thursday morning, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), told those gathered at Tele-Communications Inc ...

October 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

October 20, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOISINGTON - Wednesday afternoon, Lincoln Elementary School first through fourth grade students made their mark on the history of their town. The students, outfitted in toy ...

October 20, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Kansas Senate Dist. 33 candidates Taylor and Bristow take part in Pratt Town Hall

PRATT - Mary Jo Taylor, Stafford, and Matt Bristow, Ellinwood, both candidates for Kansas Senate Dist. 33, were invited to debate at the Pratt Town Hall ...

October 19, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Adams to present life of Mother Bickerdyke

Ellsworth native Lu Adams will portray the life of Mary "Mother" Bickerdyke for the program at Monday's Barton County Historical Society meeting, set for ...

October 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

November busy in Great Bend

November will be Explore Great Bend month again and participating retailers will be ready to host a different event each Saturday, City Administrator Howard Partington ...

October 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Halloween costume giveaway is Saturday

Kids will be able to get a new or recycled Halloween costume at no cost from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Great ...

October 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Great Bend native to toss coin at Chiefs game

Great Bend native Ashley Gorney will celebrate the end of radiation treatment for cancer by making the coin toss Sunday at the Kansas City Chiefs ...

October 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Soldier pays surprise visit to mom

Riley School PE Teacher Bryan Scott strategically placed boxes of tissues around the school gymnasium Wednesday afternoon. Very few people understood the significance until minutes ...

October 19, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News

County road construction work starting next week

Two road construction projects are scheduled to begin next week in Barton County, County Engineer Barry McManaman said.

October 19, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

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