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KU Health System announces purchase of Great Bend Regional

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The University of Kansas Health System announced Wednesday it has completed the purchase of Great Bend Regional Hospital and its affiliated clinics, including Central Kansas Family Practice and Heartland Regional. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

August 01, 2018 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Golden Plains Quilts of Valor - July 2018

"Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor and members awarded 11 Quilts of Valor to local veterans during the month of July, 2018. To date, the group was made and awarded 481 Quilts of Valor."

July 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Parole violations lead to jail

Last Friday was not a good day to be someone in violation of probation or in possession of drugs, according to Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor. Several individuals who violated their probation are now facing prison confinement as a result.

July 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend schools announce physicals, Panther cards

Free physicals for Great Bend USD 428 high school and middle athletes will be given on Saturday, Aug. 4 in the commons area at Great Bend High School. This is the only date these physicals will be offered.

July 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County Academy enrollment opens Monday

It's never too late to complete a high school diploma or learn to speak English. Barton County Academy will soon be taking fall enrollments for people who are 19 years of age and older and want to earn a high school diploma. Site Director Becky Gillette said the office in Great Bend will begin enrollment on Monday, Aug. 6. The office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until school starts on Aug. 22.

July 31, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BOE to hold special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. Superintendent Khris Thexton will provide updated details of the district's proposed 2918-2019 budget and ask the board to approve publication of the budget in the Great Bend Tribune. The board will also consider whether to renew the contract for audit services with Adams Brown Beran & Ball Chartered for three more years.

July 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘You guys should be good’

It was a time for The City of Great Bend to say farewell to Interim City Administrator George Kolb Monday afternoon. The reception at the Events Center recognized the veteran city official who stepped into the breach last fall following a summer of controversy within the community.

July 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New administrator settling in

As the City of Great Bend feted Interim City Administrator George Kolb Monday afternoon, his permanent replacement Kendel Francis had his first day on the job.

July 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by The Buckle, 1313 Main Street, at 9 a.m. Thursday, with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. Host will be Tiffany Schoendaler with greeters Jessica Milsap and Gaila Demel. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission OKs 2019 budget

The Barton County Commission adopted its operating budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, a budget that presented unique challenges for county officials. The action followed a public budget hearing.

July 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stabbing reported in Great Bend

A man was stabbed shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday after two subjects reportedly kicked in his door at 2231 Morton Street and started an altercation with him.

July 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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BY VERONICA COONS

July 28, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Wetlands Center plans fun, educational setting from which to watch Perseid meteor shower

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host its annual Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party – a free, fun-filled family evening of crafts, science experiments, games, snacks, and stargazing – at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

July 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Half of Kansas identified as high risk for West Nile Virus

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for northcentral, southcentral, and southwest Kansas. Northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at moderate risk for WNV infections.

July 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


One arrested for animal cruelty

Barton County Sheriff's Office assisted the Golden Belt Humane Society and the Barton County Health Department in the execution of a search warrant at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. The two organizations had been investigating a case of animal cruelty and other charges, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Rolling Sculpture Car Show set for Saturday, Aug. 25

Barton County Historical Society will host Rolling Sculpture 2018, its annual car show and open house, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on ...

August 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mega Motor Weekend coming to GB

At the end of September, Great Bend's Mega Motor Weekend will offer three events for the entire family. The Great Bend Airfest, Lucas Oil ...

August 18, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Fruits of their labors

The term "community garden" often brings to mind a series of small plots, some well tended, some not, where members grow a variety of produce ...

August 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

August 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff’s office announces multiple drug busts

Over the course of the last 12 days the Barton County Sheriff's office has been involved in several controlled substances cases, Sheriff Brian Bellendir ...

August 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Planetarium announced fall events

The Barton Community College Planetarium will host nine free evening programs this fall, including an all-new line-up of movies never shown there before.

August 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


HERO office reaches out to Hispanic community

Barton Community College is stepping up its efforts to recruit and retain Hispanic students, administrators said. At Tuesday's BCC Board of Trustees meeting, Vice ...

August 16, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Road work

August 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rozel man appears in Pawnee County court

OFFICIAL RELEASE OF THE PAWNEE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

August 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

August 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington’s 2019 budget approved

HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents had an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed 2019 city budget Monday night at the budget hearing held at the beginning ...

August 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


More considerations presented at legalization forum

Cannabis farmer weighs in

August 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Most positions filled at Great Bend USD 428

School starts next week in Great Bend USD 428, but staff and teachers have been busy throughout the summer, administrators said. The pace has picked ...

August 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘What Were You Wearing?’ dispels sexual violence myths

A myth that sexual assault victims are sometimes at fault for what they were wearing when attacked is countered by the art installation "What were ...

August 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend residents charged with counterfeiting

WICHITA - Two Great Bend residents were indicted Tuesday on counterfeiting charges, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

August 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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