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USD 428 ready for new year

With the start of school less than two weeks away, Great Bend USD 428 Superintendent Khris Thexton is excited.

August 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Ellinwood Country Living to host barbecue for Christmas fund

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Country Living will host a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the facility, located at 302 N. Main in Ellinwood. Freewill donations will be accepted and the money will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for the residents. Ellinwood Country Living is a retirement and assisted living facility and is licensed by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability.

August 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

People in poverty asked to lead new program

A new group aims to reduce poverty in Barton County by turning to the experts - those who live from paycheck to paycheck and crisis to crisis - and empowering them with a circle of allies.

August 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

City opens request tracker for questions

Monday nights city council meeting had an outpouring of citizens wanting answers. Now, the City of Great Bend staff would like to try to Paula Daniels' suggestion of providing an email opportunity where citizens could email in questions.

August 09, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Pawnee Rock holds hearings on tornado damaged homes

PAWNEE ROCK - The aftermath of the May 16 tornado that passed through the southwestern Barton County town of Pawnee Rock left seven properties more than 50 percent destroyed.

August 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Algae bloom forces boat race cancelation

Erring on the side of caution, the Party in the Park boat races scheduled for Saturday have been canceled due to a minor toxic blue-green algae bloom at Veterans Memorial Lake, Great Bend Public Lands Director Scott Keeler said.

August 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

BCC budget approved

The budget previously proposed by the Barton Community College Board of Trustees was officially approved Tuesday following a public budget hearing.

August 08, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

ZWEYGARDT 'Kansas Revisited' Exhibit

The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception for its upcoming exhibit "ZWEYGARDT" from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at the Shafer Gallery. "ZWEYGARDT" features sculptures created from various materials by Kansas native Glenn Zweygardt. The reception will feature refreshments and a gallery talk by Shafer Gallery Director Dave Barnes.

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


In the end, nothing changed.

August 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBMS announces practice times

Great Bend Middle School announces practice times for Aug. 14-16:

August 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

School board to hold budget meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. This meeting will include details of the district's proposed 2017-2018 budget, and the board will be asked to approve a budget for publication in the Great Bend Tribune.

August 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Rob and Trisha Dove named Old Bill Honorees

Each year the Barton Community College Foundation Board chooses someone to honor with the "Old Bill" honorarium at its annual Big Benefit Auction. This year they have chosen Rob and Trisha Dove.

August 07, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News

Commission OKs radio tower lease

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an amended lease agreement with Brad Demel for property east of Susank that is the site of a county 911 communications radio tower.

August 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Bag worms invade memorial parks

About a month ago, Barton County personnel discovered bag worms had invested the trees at the two county-owned memorial parks, Golden Belt and Hillcrest, north of Great Bend.

August 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The Kiwanis Wet/Dry Parade will provide a fun way to cool off Saturday, Aug. 12, at Great Bend's Party in the Park.

August 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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Farmers, turkeys and chickens in 1978

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 ...

March 21, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News

City’s guest tax numbers looking good

Folks are staying in Great Bend's hotels, lots of folks.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Waterline work concerning business owners

The Main Street stretch of the massive waterline replacement project started in February with the anticipation it would take several months. Now, one month in ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Pipelines cross beneath us

One might be surprised at the number of pipelines that criss-cross Barton County and the rest of the state, said Greg Alexander of Northern Natural ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBHS track to be closed for a week

The track at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium is closed this week for repairs, school officials announced Tuesday. It will reopen Monday, March ...

March 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Missing girl found dead

HOISINGTON – Two-year-old Iviona Lewis, the Hoisington girl reported missing Tuesday afternoon, was been found dead in rural Barton County, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Ellinwood Chamber requests permission to hold 2018 After Harvest Festival

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce's outgoing director Jacque Isern, newly appointed director Michele Martin, and members of the board of directors were on ...

March 21, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOISINGTON -- An alert from the Hoisington Police Department went out on the NIXLE network requesting help from the community locating a missing two year old ...

March 20, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Vopats support Barton Community College Foundation Academic Enrichment Fund campaign through March

Every gift matters; that's the message Jim and Kathy Vopat hope to share on behalf of the Barton Community College Foundation as the 2018 ...

March 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

City to hire IT professional

Members of the City of Great Bend's information technology committee weighed carefully the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a full-time information technology manager for ...

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

A lot of cookies

The Hoisington Girl Scouts Troop 11126 parlayed their Girl Scout Cookie profits into a lasting tribute for Barton County veterans.

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission shares frustration with county attorney

A unified Barton County Commission appreciated the plight of Denise Rankin, the former Great Bend woman accusing the County Attorney's Office of botching the ...

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Top Chef Jr.: L.I.F.E. lessons at USD 428

They may not realize it, but eight Park Elementary School students could be training for "Top Chef Jr." And even though there were no actual ...

March 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

BCC to host Career Closet Drive

Barton Community College's Community Service Organization will host a Career Closet Drive as part of the 11th annual Great Bend Job Fest. The drive ...

March 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Parnassus auditions held at BCC

On Saturday, March 10, 34 music students participated in the annual Parnassus Auditions in piano and voice at the Barton Community College Fine Arts Building.

March 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

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