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A classic auto auction coming to Great Bend

The second-annual F&E Collector Auto Auction is an event that no auto enthusiast will want to miss, organizers said. This event is presented by The City of Great Bend and Carr Auction & Real Estate Inc.

September 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Miller on hunt for runway dollars

For the past two years, the City of Great Bend has been preparing to rebuild the primary runway at the Great Bend Municipal Airport. That project will happen in 2019. Already, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has promised to pay 90 percent of the cost, but only for the first 5,550 feet. With an additional 2,351 feet remaining, Great Bend could lose its status as a mid-America fuel stop if funding for the final stretch isn't found. Earlier this month, Great Bend Municipal Airport Manager Martin Miller traveled to Topeka to present a grant proposal to a ...

September 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Drone Club expands students' horizons

Fifth grader Jasmine Figaroa was a featured speaker at Thursday's school board meeting, sharing a video she made in Park School's Drone Club.

September 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Marshall, Roberts: Tax plan good for Kansas

WASHINGTON - As the winners and losers under President Donald Trump's massive, $5 trillion tax overhaul announced Wednesday were parsed, congressional lawmakers met to discuss the proposed blueprint for rewriting the tax code and what their next step would be.

September 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Autumn brings a new meaning to travel

Fall is a time for exploration and travel and right here in Great Bend and Barton County there are plenty of things for the family to see and do and a great way to get outdoors to enjoy the cool weather.

September 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


REACHING THE CENTURY MARK

As plans are in the works to mark the Barton County Courthouse's centennial in 2018, plans are also underway to make long-needed repairs to the venerable structure.

September 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Vocal instructor brings experience, culture to Barton Community College; husband to teach guitar

They're jacks of all trades, but they might just be masters too. Barton's new vocal instructor Sara Oberle and her husband Curtis, who will teach guitar lessons, bring as much depth as breadth to their respective areas of expertise.

September 27, 2017 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Ready for GBHS Homecoming

Great Bend High School Homecoming Royalty candidates pose for a group photo. The girls are: Candice Smith, Courtney Barton, Audrey Muth, Parker Smith, Ashlyn Prescott, Dominique Burrow, Calista Long, Olivia Mull, Maria Miranda and Paige Lamb; the boys: Sam Hall, Brock Blessing, Aaron Stein, Ty Esfeld, Aaron Clark, Luke Moore, Max Jerke, Bryce Brown, Gage Fritz and Jesse DeLeon.

September 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fly Kansas Tour gets underway Thursday

The 2017 Fly Kansas Air Tour lifts off from Wellington Thursday for a three-day, 10-city celebration of Kansas aviation.

September 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘Inspiration of Broadway’ opens Community Concert season

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "The Inspiration of Broadway" as the first concert of its new season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

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


BartOnline launches ADA approved website

A new version of Barton Community College's "BartOnline.org" website was created with the Americans with Disabilities Act in mind. The site, which is more accessible for people with vision impairments, is scheduled to launch Wednesday.

September 26, 2017 | BartOnline launches ADA approved website | Local News


Noon Lions selling tickets for annual spaghetti feed

The Great Bend Noon Lions Club will host their 33rd annual spaghetti feed on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, located at 1120 Kansas Ave. Dine-in or carry-out will be available. Tickets are $5 and available from members or at the door.

September 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


photos from Fort Larned

Photos taken by Janet Fleske during the naturalization ceremony, Friday, Sept. 22, at Fort Larned National Historic Site.

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


Naturalization ceremony held at Ft Larned

FORT LARNED - The Fort Larned National Historic Site was the setting for 32 people to become citizens of the United States of America in a naturalization ceremony on a hot and windy Friday afternoon. They came from as far away as Nigeria, China and Vietnam, or as near as Mexico and Canada.

September 25, 2017 | By Janet Fleske Special to the Tribune | Local News


‘China a strong partner,’ Marshall says

Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., hosted a conference call with reporters Monday morning, Sept. 25. The conversation largely focused on his return from a Congressional Delegation to China. He has been part of two other international delegations, one to Cuba and one to Israel, both with a focus on opening additional trade agreements for U.S. exports. This trip, sponsored by the nonprofit National Committee on United States - China Relations, focused largely on trade and national security.

September 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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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 the ...

June 23, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City administrator finalists to be announced

Great Bend city officials will announce the three finalists for the city administrator position at 10 a.m. Monday, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said. The ...

June 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wanted: GBHS grads from 1960-1963

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In 1960, the classes of 1960-63 at Great Bend High School became part of Project Talent, a landmark study of 440,000 ...

June 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Best camp in the world’

Harrison Sellers gives Camp Hope two thumbs up. Harrison, who prefers to be called "Harry," is almost 10 years old and is attending the annual ...

June 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPL host KWEC

The Great Bend Public Library hosted the Kansas Wetlands education Center on Thursday as part of the summer program, "Libraries Rock with Rock and Roll ...

June 21, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Rain slows harvest in Barton County

Barton County and much of the state received widespread rains overnight on June 19 into the 20th, which put harvest on hold in many areas.

June 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


House passes Farm Bill

The United States House of Representatives Thursday passed the crucial five-year Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also know as the Farm Bill. The House ...

June 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 concedes violation of policy in graduation remarks

Counsel representing Great Bend USD 428 has responded to a complaint from Christopher Line, a Patrick O'Reiley Legal Fellow with the Freedom From Religion ...

June 21, 2018 | 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 ...

June 21, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Fatal crash in Ness County

Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle crash at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday in Ness County, 6 miles east of Ness City on K-96 ...

June 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Camp Hope is back

CAMP ALDRICH - Nine-year-old Bailey Thompson from Mulvane caught four little fish Tuesday morning before landing a "whopper," with the help of a Camp Hope volunteer.

June 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo promotes Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is an initiative that started in Australia that is now taking hold in the US and largely being promoted by zoos across ...

June 20, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Run-down house deemed unsafe

Indeed, the small, white ramshackle house at 819 Adams is an eyesore and potentially dangerous, the Great Bend City Council decided Monday night.

June 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City audit report a good one

It was welcome news for the Great Bend City Council Monday night as Vickie Dreiling of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball presented the city's ...

June 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The garden is a labor of live

Oh Oh. It's that time again. Fred has planted THE annual garden. I have helped very little. It's his project.

June 20, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local News


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