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Crews testing pavement strength in Barton, Pawnee counties

The Kansas Department of Transportation is conducting pavement strength tests this week in Barton and Pawnee counties. A pilot car operation will be in effect during testing.

July 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Colyer, Farm Bureau pres. visit Great Bend

Governor Jeff Colyer and Kansas Farm Bureau President Rich Felts stopped by the Great Bend Tribune on Saturday en route to the Ellis County Fair. Aides said Colyer was looking forward to relaxing in his hometown, Hays, but he and Felts have also been making some campaign stops since Farm Bureau endorsed him at the end of June.

July 14, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City plans emergency street repair

The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will have the intersection at 17th and Polk closed starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday for emergency road repair. This intersection could be closed for up to two weeks so citizens need to plan a different route if they use this intersection on a daily basis.

July 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Advanced primary election ballots available

Barton County registered voters can now apply for advanced ballots for the Tuesday, Aug. 7, primary election, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton county clerk and election officer.

July 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | 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.

July 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBPL discuss plans for weeding the collection

GBPL Board of Directors welcomed a new member, Alicia Lear, at their regular meeting Monday afternoon. Lear replaces Rose Kelly, who served the board for many years, reaching the limit of terms allowed. She and her husband own the Harper Camperland RV Dealership in Great Bend. They have two daughters and one granddaughter.

July 13, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Santa Fe Wet-Dry chapter to meet July 22

FORT DODGE - The Santa Fe Trail Wet-Dry Chapter summer chapter meeting, a joint meeting with the Dodge City/Fort Dodge/Cimarron Chapter, is scheduled at 2 p.m. July 22, Eisenhower Hall, Fort Dodge.

July 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BOUNTIFUL

Barton County gardeners brought the fruits of their labor to the fair Thursday morning for the annual Open Class and 4-H Horticulture and Floriculture exhibitions. Check in started bright and early at 8 a.m., and soon tables filled with the brightest and best flowers and the freshest, most colorful vegetables.

July 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Fairy garden a fun project to teach kids life skills

Alicia Straub, Barton County Commissioner from Ellinwood, and daughter Aliza were at the Barton County Fair Thursday morning entering Aliza's fairy garden in the Horticulture exhibit.

July 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Don’t be afraid of that oversized zucchini

Try as you might to limit the size of your home-grown zucchini, rare is the person whose fruits never get away from them. You go away for a day or two, and when you return home, you find that little zucchini that was too small to pick on Thursday or Friday has grown into a monster by Sunday night. Instead of slicing it into manageable rounds to saute for a side with your protein, you begin to imagine other uses for the beast. A club perhaps? Or, you may be tempted to leave it on your neighbor's doorstep, or ...

July 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Libraries Rock with 'Magical Musical Tour'

Dan Dan the Magic Man, the traveling library magician, will be at the Great Bend Public Library next week to help young people get excited about books and reading. The Magic Man, known locally as Great Bend High School teacher Dan Heath, will bring his unique blend of comedy and magic to the summer reading program with shows at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. Admission is free.

July 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Early Ed Center, Incredible Years schedule playgroups, screenings

Two upcoming events at Sunflower's Early Education Center and Incredible Years Preschool will allow children and parents to participate in fun activities and take advantage of screenings for developmental milestones.

July 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | 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

July 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


To beat the heat, stay hydrated

Am I dehydrated?

July 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GB administrator candidate happy to stay put

Editor's note: This story appeared in the Ark Valley News regarding City Administrator Scott Hildebrand. Hildebrand is one of three candidates for the Great Bend city administrator job, along with Kendel Francis and Larry Collins. The Great Bend City Council has meet several times to discuss its pick, but no announcement has been made. Although he was limited in what he could say, Interim City Administrator George Kolb said the council "is close to a decision" and an announcement could come as early as Monday.

July 11, 2018 | BY CHRIS STRUNK Publisher, Ark Valley News | Local News


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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


Time to zone in

Flashing yellow lights around town will usher in the new school year. They also signal drivers to be aware children could be crossing the streets ...

August 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Making the grade

Barton County's appraisal grade card came in and it passed with flying colors, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld told the County Commission Monday morning.

August 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Cannabis topic of forum

Editor's note: This is the first of two stories about information presented Monday at a public forum titled "Grow the Economy - Should Kansas Legalize?"

August 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton employees receive raises

The floor was open for members of the public wishing to comment on Barton Community College's budget for the next year, but no one ...

August 14, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Three injured in Stafford County collision

Two vehicles collided at an uncontrolled intersection at 2:32 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in Stafford County. Both drivers and a passenger where injured ...

August 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS students at KBC Honor Band

Three Great Bend Middle School band students were selected to participate in the Kansas Bandmasters Convention Honor Band on Friday, July 20, at Wichita. Pictured ...

August 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Theatre holding auditions for 'Harvey'

The Barton Community College Theatre Department will hold open auditions for its fall production of "Harvey" from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 20 and 21 in ...

August 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 Budget approved

It's official: The mill levy for Great Bend USD 428 will decrease by an estimated 4.8 mills for the 2018-2019 school year. The ...

August 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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