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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.

January 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Concert Association announces annual meeting

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will have its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th. All members of the association are welcome to attend. The meeting will be in the church library and those attending should park in the south parking lot and use the south entrance

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Central Kansas Community Choir rehearsing at First United Methodist Church

The Central Kansas Community Choir will rehearse at Great Bend's First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., from 7-9 p.m. on Monday evenings beginning Jan. 9.

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Weather made for arctic foxes

It's January 5. Do you know where your alligators are?

January 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Man found unresponsive in vehicle leads to drug bust

Pawnee County Sheriff's Office along with fire/rescue and EMS responded to a citizen complaint of an unresponsive male subject in a vehicle on Monday in the early afternoon which later led to a drug arrest.

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Maryland firm buys GB Regional facilities

BETHESDA, Md. – Bethesda, Md.-based Global Medical REIT Inc. announced Wednesday that on Dec. 30, it entered into a purchase contract to acquire Great Bend Regional Hospital for a purchase price of $24,500,000. However, local hospital officials stressed this includes the building and property only, and local control of the facility will remain intact.

January 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Regional Hospital welcomes New Year’s Baby

Each year, the staff at Great Bend Regional Hospital wait anxiously to see which expecting mother will deliver the first baby of the new year. For 2017, the first baby was born Tuesday morning to Matt and Andrea Stalcup of Great Bend. Their new son, Easton Gates Stalcup, was born at 8:43 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. Grandparents include Lenard and Carolyn Maxwell, as well as Kevin and Diane Stalcup, all residing in Great Bend.

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Environmental Management sees much activity in 2016

The Barton County Environmental Management Office has been busy over the past year, County Commission Chairman Don Davis said. He was referring to a report submitted by Environmental Manager Judy Goreham which recapped the department's 2016 activity.

January 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 431 receives wellness grant

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night and heard a wellness committee report from Krisa Schneider, 3rd grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School. The USD 431 Wellness Committee will focus on modeling good wellness habits in 2017, and will implement policies that will put the district in line to be eligible various grants, like the one that will bring water bottle filling stations to Roosevelt Elementary and Hoisington High School this year. With Clara Barton Hospital's receipt of a Pathways grant in 2016, the district may be eligible for up to $30,000 in grants, she ...

January 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


TECH SUPPORT

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night and heard a wellness committee report from Krisa Schneider, 3rd grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School. The USD 431 Wellness Committee will focus on modeling good wellness habits in 2017, and will implement policies that will put the district in line to be eligible various grants, like the one that will bring water bottle filling stations to Roosevelt Elementary and Hoisington High School this year. With Clara Barton Hospital's receipt of a Pathways grant in 2016, the district may be eligible for up to $30,000 in grants, she ...

January 03, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission reups with KAC

By a 4-1 vote, the Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved the county's Kansas Association Of Counties 2017 membership. The KAC dues are based on a calculation that includes a base fee, population and valuation, so the 2017 dues are $6,125.84.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber to get back to basics

There have been good things happening on the economic development front over the past year, from the Holiday Inn Express to Freddy's to a myriad of other new businesses and business expansions. But Great Bend Chamber of Commerce President Jan Peters was looking into 2017 when she gave her report to the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Toll-free legislative hotline available to Kansas residents

Kansas residents can access information on legislation, legislative procedure, state government, public policy issues and more by calling 1-800-432-3924. Calls are answered by experienced reference/research librarians at the State Library of Kansas and kept confidential. Lines are open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Callers can also leave brief messages to be delivered to legislators as well as request copies of bills, journals, and other legislative documents.

January 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Thrivent Financial at the Spray Holt Family Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Tiffany Schoendahler with greeters Gaila Nielsen and Dale Hogg. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LOWERING THE BOOM

The Great Bend Boom has gone bust.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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GBFD awarded SAFER grant

A federal grant will help pay for three additional firefighters in Great Bend, Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins announced this week.

September 21, 2017 | 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 ...

September 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington will supply more water to Kansas Brick and Tile

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council has granted Kansas Brick and Tile Co.'s request to install a 2-inch tap into the city's transmission line.

September 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Next (interim) city administrator visits Great Bend

Great Bend's next interim city administrator is looking forward to a "quiet and uneventful" transition when he steps into the position on Oct. 9.

September 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Birds, bugs and sun

Second graders from Great Bend and the surrounding communities took a field trip Wednesday to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

September 20, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Flu shots available from health department

The Barton County Health Department will travel to several locations this week to administer flu shots to combat this year's influenza strains.

September 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grant will help add 3 firefighters

A federal grant will help pay for three additional firefighters in Great Bend, Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins announced this week.

September 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Community support evident at start of Dolly Parton program in Great Bend

Tuesday morning at the Great Bend Public Library a larger than average gathering of parents and toddlers attended the special storytime for the kickoff of ...

September 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HELLO, DOLLY

Tuesday morning at the Great Bend Public Library a larger-than-average gathering of parents and toddlers attended the special story time for the kickoff of Dolly ...

September 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Spray family donates $25K to Barton Athletics

Barton Community College's Athletic Department will receive another $25,000 donation from Kip and Kelly Spray, bringing their total giving in the past two ...

September 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Council OKs 15 percent water rate hike

In light of the massive water line replacement project that will soon be underway in Great Bend, the City Council Monday night approved a 15 ...

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


WorkFit program saves county money

Noting it is money well spent, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the continuation of the agreement for physical capacity profile testing with WorkFit.

September 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council fills key city vacancies

It was a busy night Monday for the Great Bend City Councils as it filled several key positions left vacant recently as fallout from the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs revamped financial controls

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an updated resolution outlining how the county manages accounts with financial institutions, a change that also revamps the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Auditions set for ‘Funny Money’

Great Bend Community Theatre will conduct auditions for "Funny Money," a hilarious situational comedy by Ray Clooney. Those interested just need to come by the ...

September 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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