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Gail Santy to be the new face of GBPL and CKLS

After 10 years as a consultant for the Central Kansas Library System, Gail Santy will become director of it and the Great Bend Public Library in January. One morning last week, we met with Santy in the office she will soon occupy. Most of the books and photos that had filled the shelves during Willems directorship had been removed, and Santy's were yet to be unpacked. They shared the space together easily.

December 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 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.

December 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Musical traditions: GBHS Madrigals

The Great Bend High School Madrigal Singers are wrapping up their 2017 performances and presenting their musical packages of song and dance as gifts to the community.

December 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Man reports being robbed at gunpoint

The Great Bend Police Department was dispatched to a residence at 6:52 a.m. on Wednesday to contact a man who reported being robbed at gunpoint at Stone Lake 22 minutes earlier, Lt. Scott Bieberle of the GBPD said.

December 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Claflin woman injured is crash

Barton County Sheriff Deputies responded to a vehicle injury crash at 10:37 a.m. on Wednesday at Redwing. Upon their arrival, the deputies found a semitrailer had collided with a sport utility vehicle, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

December 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A matter of alignment

The original version of the Eighth Street expansion envisioned a straight shot between connecting Grant and McKinley streets, Walmart on the east end and Dillon's on the west.

December 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Celebrating the coming of Jesus

The birth of Jesus was just the beginning of the program presented last Saturday by the students of the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School. With music, hand motions and recitations, the five elementary students in grades K-6 treated a church audience to "Jesus - His First to His Second Coming."

December 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


TINY HELPING HANDS

Volunteers at Barton Community College recently opened a Cougar Pantry to provide food to students. While it is available to any student taking classes at the college, it is especially important for who are on campus over the holidays when the cafeteria is closed, sponsors said.

December 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Marshall: Tax bill would make Reagan proud

Voting along sharply partisan lines, the Republican dominated U.S. House Tuesday afternoon approved the sweeping $1.5 trillion tax legislation by a vote of 227-203. It marks the first major tax overhaul in over 30 years.

December 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellsworth police seek robbery suspect

ELLSWORTH - The Ellsworth Police Department responded to an armed robbery at 4:49 p.m. on Monday at Seitz Drug Store, 206 North Douglas in Ellsworth, Police Chief Emil Halfhill said.

December 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City employees honored

December 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


It’s showtime

The City of Great Bend will dabble in broadcast television, the City Council decided Monday night. For a six-month trial period, the council's regular meetings will be shown on the city's public-access cable Channel 20.

December 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Study to look at pay, compensation of city personnel

For the first time since 1999, the City of Great Bend will undergo a comprehensive wage and compensation study, a divided City Council decided Monday night.

December 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Divided council names Bailey police chief

A split Great Bend City Council confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Great Bend Police Lt. David Bailey as police chief in a tense meeting Monday night that included verbal sniping between the capacity crowd and the council and amongst the council members themselves.

December 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend man convicted of aggravated battery

A Great Bend man was convicted of aggravated battery last Wednesday in Barton County District Court, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said.

December 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Historical society taking reservations for Annual Meeting

Barton County Historical Society will have its Annual Meeting on Monday, Jan. 22, at the museum. There will be a catered dinner for $13.50 ...

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Showing the love for GB

A retail promotion is allowing shoppers to show the love to Great Bend merchants. The first-ever I Heart GB Valentine Giveaway opened last Saturday.

January 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TRAIL TRAFFIC

For over 2,000 folks from around the area and across the country, the holiday trail led to Great Bend.

January 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


High explosives found during search warrant

Barton County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 1520 Hubbard St. at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday where they located stolen firearms ...

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington Chamber Annual Awards announced at banquet

HOISINGTON - On Saturday, Jan. 13, the 61st Annual Banquet and Awards Program was held at the Knights of Columbus in Hoisington.

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Waterline inspection contract renewed

Citing satisfaction with the services provided by the city's on-call engineering firm, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved an extension of the ...

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City eyeing safe zone for online buyers

Thousands of area residents buy, sell and trade items via internet sites, and a Great Bend woman believes having a designated spot for these transactions ...

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Semi and car collide in Ellsworth County

The driver of a Freightliner semi-truck reportedly ran a stop sign and struck a car Tuesday morning in Ellsworth County, injuring the other motorist.

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Icy roads sent vehicles sliding

With snow blowing across the highways early Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office and Great Bend Police Department responded to several non-injury crashes and ...

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect arrested on kidnapping charge

ELLINWOOD - A kidnapping and aggravated battery was reported to law enforcement Friday afternoon at 400 Clifton Dr. in Ellinwood. The Barton County Sheriff's Office ...

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City, landowner settle bridge issue

There was a bit of good news when the Great Bend City Council Monday night heard an update on the beleaguered Park Street bridge over ...

January 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Claflin council welcomes new members

CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8 in the city building. City ...

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBPL’s Santy hard at work

BY VERONICA COONS

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


It’s cold out there

A dusting of snow clung to the road west of Great Bend Monday morning as January weather returned to the area for a few days ...

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton Community College’s Junior Day to feature scholarship giveaway

Barton Community College will help area high school juniors plan for their futures at Junior Day, starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 14, with a ...

January 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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