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Police, school officials deal with threat on GBHS

A threat against Great Bend High School by a GBHS student posted to the mobile photo-sharing Instagram app Monday night is being addressed, according to a statement from Unified School District 428 Superintendent Brad Reed. Great Bend Police officers were able to locate the student and take him into custody prior to the start of the school day Tuesday.

October 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo will close for Zoo Boo prep

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a request to close Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo on the day of Zoo Boo for the safety of those involved and to offer ample time for preparation.

October 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hearing set for apartment complex tax credits

There will be a public hearing at the Nov. 7 Great Bend City Council meeting to discuss tax credits for Trail Ridge Partners, the Leewood-based developer that seeks to expand the Reserves at Trail Ridge apartment complex, the council decided Monday night.

October 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


WHERE THE BISON ROAM

Bison and bears, oh my.

October 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


State, local gas prices stand pat

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.04 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.22.

October 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's Department report -

October 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Huelskamp to visit Hoisington Tuesday

HOISINGTON – Congressman Tim Huelskamp,R-Kansas, will host a town-hall meeting at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Hoisington Public Library, 169 S. Walnut in Hoisington. He will also be visiting Phillips, Smith and Osborne counties.

October 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Spring landscaping topic of Wednesday program

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn session titled "Preparing for a Spring Landscape" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th. Attendees will learn how to plant bulbs, bed down perennials and care for turf so that they thrive after the winter.

October 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Saturday crash injures Ellinwood man

An Ellinwood man was injured in a one-vehicle accident south of Ellinwood early Saturday morning, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

October 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cowboy shooting demo returns to 16th Annual Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show

Fall and harvest go hand-in-hand. Next weekend, visitors to Larned will have the chance to see how harvest traditions have shaped this area over the past 150 years. The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum and Research Library will host the 16th Annual Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Highlighting antique tractors and gas engines, the Tired Iron Show draws a large crowd from central Kansas as well as surrounding states. Admission to the event is $5 for ages 16 ...

October 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


NATIVE SON

HOISINGTON - Students at Hoisington's USD 431 schools, as well as students at Otis-Bison, had the rare opportunity this past week to meet and learn from an award winning Native American musician, flute maker and storyteller Keith Bear. And Bear has had the opportunity to visit with family and friends, and to finally meet his youngest grandchild for the first time.

October 02, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


High Tunnel Tour scheduled for Tuesday

Since 2015, three applicants for the NRCS High Tunnel program have built and put into service tunnels in Barton and Rush counties. Following their first full growing seasons, owners of the tunnels have agreed to open their tunnels for a high tunnel tour, presented by the USDA, NRCS, Barton, Pawnee and Rush County Conservation Districts and K-State Research and Extension. This is an opportunity for those interested in this innovative method of growing produce to learn about the program to learn about the purposes of high tunnels and how they are being utilized locally. Information will be shared about how ...

October 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Duck hunters celebrated at KWEC Hunter Appreciation Breakfast

Duck hunting season begins on Oct. 8 for the Low Plains Early Zone. Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area offers premier waterfowl hunting opportunities and the traditions that go with those hunts. In what has become a new tradition over the last four years, duck hunters are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, located at the southeast corner of Cheyenne Bottoms along K-156 Highway, after their hunt from 8 to 11 a.m .on Oct. 8 for a free Hunter Appreciation Breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, coffee, and juice will be served.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for Nov. 1

Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its current competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee

The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin as well as the state.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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GBPD seeks man involved in a disturbance

The Great Bend Police Department is still seeking a man who wielded a gun during a disturbance with his ex-girlfriend Thursday night, Police Chief Cliff ...

April 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Shooting of GB man said to be accidental

Great Bend police officers responded Thursday night to what was reportedly an accidental shooting, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

April 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bid awarded for Field House HVAC

A Garden City firm, Tantro Plumbing, was awarded the contract for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning renovation at the Great Bend High School Field ...

April 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


College sees big savings with Canvas system

A new learning management system for online courses at Barton Community College will cost at least $300,000 less than the current system while providing ...

April 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Endowment Concert raises funds for scholarships

The Barton Music Department awards 11 scholarships every year at about $1,000 each and 20 performance awards for non-music major students, which enables them ...

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC trustees mull new weapons policy

Officials at Barton Community College are preparing for a change in Kansas law that will allow people to carry concealed handguns into buildings on campus ...

April 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Exiting the stage

After conducting more than 400 concerts and directing 45 musicals over his 38-year career, Barton Community College Vocal Instructor Vern Fryberger is ready to step ...

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Law enforcement seeking rape suspect

The Barton County Sheriff's office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Cory Little who is wanted on a rape charge in Barton ...

April 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tax sale payments coming in

The Barton County Treasurer's Office is receiving payments for properties included in this year's tax sale, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra reported. There are ...

April 27, 2017 | 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 ...

April 27, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS Speech qualifies 4 to Nationals

The Great Bend High School Speech Team hosted the West Kansas District National Qualifying Speech Tournament on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22.

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Clean up

BY RUSSELL EDEM

April 26, 2017 | BY RUSSELL EDEM | Local News


GBCF provides online Wish List for charitable causes

In her role as director of development for Sunflower Diversified Services, Connie Oetken decided to take advantage of a new service at the Golden Belt ...

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC addresses poor nursing scores

A report on how Barton Community College instills "Work Preparedness" in students shows only 44 percent of last year's nursing students passed the state ...

April 26, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drug Take Back event set for Saturday

Barton County residents with expired medication are invited to dispose of unwanted pills and patches this Saturday during national Drug Take Back Day. Items can ...

April 26, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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