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Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News


Suit alleges sexual harassment, retribution at The Center

Two women have filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court against The Center for Counseling and Consultation, alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

November 05, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rice County Coalition for Children and Families meeting change

The Rice County Coalition for Children and Families will meet next week on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at First Christian Church in Lyons instead of the Health Department due to Veterans Day. New officers will be nominated, and discussions will include a K-SPF grant update, community garden update and the Kids Count Data release. There will be networking from 11:30 a.m. until noon, and the meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m.

November 05, 2015 | | Local News


Making good on a bet

HOISINGTON - Jeff Zoller, avid KU fan, and Alan Hoffman, equally avid K-State fan, fulfilled their obligation of dressing like the opposing team's cheerleaders on Thursday morning, Nov. 5, at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce coffee at State Farm.

November 05, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local, state gas prices fall

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.13 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.18.

November 05, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Price of Girl Scout Cookies remaining stable in Kansas

Most of last year's Thin Mints are but a sweet memory, and that means it's only a matter of time before the annual Girls Scout Cookie fundraising campaign begins. Sometime soon after Thanksgiving, girls will begin planning, setting up their online stores and marking their calendars for group sales.

November 04, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo News: Staff concentrates on cleanup

With the announcement that it will no longer pursue AZA accreditation for the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, the city has opted not to replace its zoo director or curator. However, City Administrator Howard Partington said the city remains committed to having a quality zoo, with or without the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

November 04, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Davis found not guilty on all counts

Jacob Ryan Davis responded with emotional signs of relief Wednesday as the bailiff in Barton County District Court read the jury's verdict: Not guilty.

November 04, 2015 | Susan Thacker | 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 04, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


THE SEASON IS ON ITS WAY

It may be early, but as Christmas decorations are starting to go up around town, the Great Bend City Council Monday night discussed holiday lights.

November 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoff to retire from city

City of Great Bend Human Resource Director Terry Hoff was emotional as he addressed the City Council Monday night. It was announced he is retiring as of Dec. 4.

November 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Jury finds Davis not guilty

A jury in Barton County District Court found Jacob Ryan Davis not guilty on all counts late Wednesday morning. Davis was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, stemming from an altercation that happened around 2 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2014, at Charlie's Place bar in Great Bend.

November 04, 2015 | | Local News


Davis case goes to jury

The jury heard closing arguments Tuesday and will begin deliberations Wednesday morning in the trial of Jacob Ryan Davis. He is charged with four counts of aggravated assault, stemming from an altercation that happened around 2 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2014, at Charlie's Place bar in Great Bend.

November 03, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Spirits High

Editorial note: In Tuesday's paper, the accomplishments of the football and tennis programs were highlighted. The spotlight today shines on the remaining programs.

November 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local man arrested on child porn charge

A rural Albert man and former pastor arrested last Thursday on a child pornography charge remains in the Barton County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

November 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Don’t let that dip in the pool turn tragic

Millions of us enjoy warm weather every year by swimming in our backyard pools and relaxing in hot tubs. Tragically though, over 200 young children ...

May 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Taking it outside

Summer is here and people will be itching to start cooking outside. But, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano warns what normally is a relaxing ...

May 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Uniforms of past wars featured at BCHS museum

"Every since Barton County has existed, we have been represented in every war foreign war this country has fought in," said Beverly Komarek. director at ...

May 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BREATHING EASY

"If you are lucky enough to get a second chance at something, don't ever waste it."

May 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Huelskamp welcomes local Veterans on Honor Flight

Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) welcomed many Veterans from Kansas who arrived in Washington on their Honor Flight. Huelskamp had nice conversations with Les Stewart, Ned ...

May 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Election deadlines approaching

Local and state election officials are reminding eligible voters and candidates for public office across the state that the deadline to switch party affiliation is ...

May 26, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Feds deny subsidized air service to Great Bend

It wasn't the news Great Bend officials wanted to hear Thursday morning. They were notified by the United States Department of Transportation that their ...

May 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Historical Village open Monday

The Barton County Historical Society's Village and Museum will be open Monday, May 30, from 1-5 p.m.

May 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sheriff not collecting money for IRS

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir is not demanding that area residents pay Internal Revenue Service warrants, and any calls folks receive to this effect are ...

May 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood After Harvest Fest Parade announced

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Rotary Club in cooperation with the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce is in the process of organizing Ellinwood's After Harvest Festival parade ...

May 25, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 431 special called meeting held

HOISINGTON -- On Tuesday, May 24, the USD 431 Board of Eduction met in a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Notice of the ...

May 25, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


SAFE FOR NOW

Local officials Wednesday breathed a cautions sigh of relief, noting the area dodged a lot of bullets in the Tuesday night storm that raked much ...

May 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Red Cross urging blood donations

WICHITA - The American Red Cross urges blood donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Camp Hope registration deadline approaches

The registration deadline for Camp Hope, a summer camp for youth who have, or have had, cancer is approaching.

May 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Make a magical fairy garden

Where do fairies live? At your house in the fairy garden you'll create for them, during KWEC's fairy garden class, from 9:30-11 ...

May 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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