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U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran tours Ellinwood High School

ELLINWOOD - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran toured Ellinwood High School Thursday afternoon. It was one of three stops in Barton County en route to Hays. He also stopped at Barton Community College and took a walking tour of Hoisington's Main Street.

November 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


‘Intruderology 101’

With the phrase "active shooter" coming up in the news more often, knowing what to do in this type of situation is very important.

November 03, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Republican Taylor outspending Democratic rival Bristow

When Hanston Republican Larry Salmans opted not to seek reelection for the 33rd Kansas Senate District seat, there was no incumbent. This opened the door for a new candidate from each party to square off in the Nov. 8 general election.

November 03, 2016 | 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 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.

November 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo news: Fox kits welcomed to Wisconsin

The Racine Zoo in Wisconsin recently posted a photo of arctic fox kits that came from the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. Two of Todd and Vixie's kits born May 20, brother and sister Echo and Luna, are both "high spirited and very playful fun little animals," the Wisconsin zoo posted on its Facebook page. "We are so excited to announce the new addition to the Racine Zoo."

November 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Veterans were presented with quilts from the Golden Plans Quilts of Valor on Oct. 28, 2016, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. Quilt tops were made by members of the Golden Plains group and they were quilted by Amy Schartz Mellor.

November 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Job skills

Having certain skills is needed by everyone to help with daily activities, but certain skills are required in order to find employment and on Wednesday local groups helped teach these skills to people with disabilities.

November 02, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Marshall shows cash edge over LaPolice

As of the Monday deadline to file campaign finance reports, Kansas First District congressional candidate Roger Marshall had $86,214 on hand after receiving contributions totalling $1,176,285, and his Independent rival Alan LaPolice had $41,715 available after net contributions of $98,671.

November 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Reynolds brings decades of experience to Sunflower director job

When Debbie Reynolds took her first tour of Sunflower Diversified Services, she noticed a big plus right off the bat.

November 02, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


THE VOTES ARE IN

Kansas has continued its reputation as a Republican state, even among voters too young to actually vote. A presidential election of all kindergarten through 12th-grade students in USD 428 schools was held recently, engineered by Great Bend High School teacher Kylee McDonald and her students.

November 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Ellinwood police warn drivers, stop for school buses

ELLINWOOD - Monday morning, Ellinwood Police Chief Art Keffer posted on the department's facebook page that numerous complaints since the beginning of the school year had been received concerning drivers passing stopped school buses while their red lights and stop signs were activated.

November 01, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS Debate places three teams

The Great Bend High School debate team brought three teams to the Boot Hill Classic Debate Tournament at Dodge City High School on October 29th. All three debate teams placed. In the novice division Tatyana Badue and Bayle Sandy place first with a 5-0 perfect win/loss record and 18 speaker points. Badue and Sandy comment, "This is a really fun tournament. Every tournament we go to is another learning experience on what to improve on." In the varsity division Ashtin Heath and Aaron Miller place second with the 4-1 win/ loss record and 19 speaker points. Also in the ...

November 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Down it went

November 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission names development board members

The Barton County Commission Monday morning reappointed Troy Bailey of Claflin and Leon Steiner of Hoisington to the Barton County Community Development Advisory Board. Their uncompensated terms will expire Aug. 1, 2019.

November 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Survey: Kansans prefer Trump, concerned about economy

Editor's note: This is the first of two articles about the 2016 Kansas Speaks survey.

October 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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High school teacher takes break from teens

Editor's Note: This is one in an ongoing series of stories about how USD 428 teachers spend their summer break.

June 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Retiring Dale Phillips to be recognized

There will be a retirement reception for Road and Bridge/Memorial Parks Director Dale Phillips on Wednesday. The vendor-sponsored event will be held at the ...

June 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ellinwood historians tapped for 2017 After Harvest Festival Parade Grand Marshalls

ELLINWOOD - Every year, the Ellinwood Rotary Club solicits nominations of a citizen or citizens who have demonstrated a keen sense of community spirit to be ...

June 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


W8T 2 TXT

BY RUSSELL EDEM

June 24, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

June 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball announces new hire

OVERLAND PARK – The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announced the addition of Zach Schamaun, CPA, to its professional team. Schamaun ...

June 24, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Teacher has 2nd career as ambulance driver

Editor's Note: This is one in an ongoing series of stories about how USD 428 teachers spend their summer break.

June 23, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


City of Great Bend water quality report is available

The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2016 is now available, said Director of Public Works Charlie Suchy. However, the ...

June 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fleeing motorist crashes in Russell County

A motorist fleeing law enforcement was seriously injured in a crash Thursday morning, Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray A. Marston reports.

June 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Truck overturns in Russell County

A Dodge City man was injured when the truck he was driving crashed Wednesday in Russell County.

June 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Caring hearts

Campers from Camp Hope spent the day in Great Bend on Thursday at the zoo and at the Great Bend Swimming pool, of course none ...

June 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Plans discussed for 10th, Grant improvements

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington traveled to the Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., recently to discuss the 10th and Grant geometric improvement project, along ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County gets federal funds for ice storm damage

Mother Nature was a hot topic for Barton County Road and Bridge Director as his department received $46,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2016 city audit approved

The Great Bend City Council Monday night learned the city received an "unmodified" opinion for its 2016, and voted to accept the findings report as ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Campers rejoice

Wednesday was another fun-filled day for campers and volunteers alike at Camp Hope. They got the opportunity to visit in Great Bend and enjoy the ...

June 21, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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