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Great Bend Middle School track coaches Stacey Magnett and Carley Wells hand out gloves to team members preparing to pick up trash at Veterans Memorial Park. There are 115 students on GBMS track teams and they ran from the school to the park Tuesday after school for a community service project.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Leadership event can benefit employees

Matt Hiss of the Barton County Young Professionals told the Barton County Commission Monday morning about the upcoming Leadercast 2016, what he called a global leadership experience.

April 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local 'Artists at Large' showing work at Deines Center

RUSSELL - The group Artists at Large is featured in the new exhibit at the Deines Cultural Center. The opening reception will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the Center, located at 820 North Main in Russell.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FALLING IN ON ITSELF

The dilapidated building at 623 Baker once served as a warehouse for the C.O. Mammels grocery store. Today, it is a dangerous eyesore, the Great Bend City Council decided Monday night.

April 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS competes at District National Qualifying Speech Tournament

Last Friday and Saturday eight Great Bend High School Speech students competed at the District National Qualifying Tournament at McPherson High School. Sara Allen, a junior, competed in Original Oration and Dramatic Interpretation and Malia Clark, a senior, competed in Dramatic Interpretation. Garrett Dykes competed in Duo Interpretation with Geoffrey Pafford and both are Freshman. Paffford and Dykes also competed in Humorous Interpretation and Dykes was a semi-finalist. Makinna Dykes, a Junior, was a semi-finalist in oration and was a finalist with her Informative speech and placed fifth. Lisa Marlow, a sophomore, competed in Dramatic Interpretation and Informative.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dayton Security in the Chamber Board Room, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Kevin Sundahl with greeters Marty Steinert and Pete Schartz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Art and Wine Walk approved

The Great Bend City Council Monday night dealt with items from events that draw people downtown to helping an organization that serves victims of domestic violence. The council:

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City eyes improvements to bandshell, Kilby Square

By this time next year, there could be significant changes to Jack Kilby Square, including improvements to the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Bandshell and the addition of a splash pad for children.

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GB City Council reorganizes

It was in with the new as the Great Bend City Council reorganized Monday night following the April 5 general election.

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Throwing down a challenge

As of Monday morning, there were only 77 lines remaining to be sold to fill up the second stone at the Golden Belt Veterans' Memorial located in Golden Belt Memorial Park north of Great Bend.

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Loss in oilfield jobs hits local unemployment numbers

TOPEKA – Statewide, the March seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, down from 4.0 percent in February and from 4.3 percent in March 2015.

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetland Explorer: Wildlife Rescue?

The staff at nature centers, zoos, state agencies, and anyone else who works with wildlife knows that there's another sign of spring besides chirping birds and blooming flowers. It's the phone calls from helpful and caring members of the public who've found an animal that they're concerned about. Spring is the time of year when young critters are being born, growing up, and of course, getting into trouble. But sometimes what looks like trouble to us humans is just another stage of life for a wild animal.

April 17, 2016 | Jean Aycock, KWEC Education Director | Local News


Judge Johnson seeks second term

District Judge Steve Johnson of Great Bend has announced that he is seeking a second term for the 20th Judicial District, Division 2. Judge Johnson was elected for his first term in the fall of 2012 and sworn into office in January 2013 by Chief Judge Mike Keeley, Division 3 of the District.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Trainer praises Sunflower’s Early Education Center Autism Team efforts

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two stories on the new Autism Team at the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS musicians compete at Regional Music Festival

Superior and excellent describe the Great Bend High School musician's scores at Regional Music Contest held April 9, at Barton Community College. Eight band events, five vocal soloists and one orchestra solo received "I" ratings, while nine band events, nine orchestra solos, and one vocal solos received "II"s. "I"s went to the Brass Sextet, Ben Diel, Aaron Schultz, Allison Regehr, Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Kayn Milholland; the Low Brass Ensemble, Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Tristan McHenry, Andrew Curtright, Malachi Williams; soloists, Ben Diel, trumpet; Allison Regehr, French horn; Aubrey Maneth, trombone; Andrew Curtright, euphonium; Kayn Milholland, tuba ...

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department awarded grant funding

The Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $5,992 grant through the Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Program administered by the Office ...

December 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OPEC deal could trigger gas price hikes

It came just in time for the holiday driving season.

December 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ks Oil & Gas Museum has holiday wish list

Children aren't the only ones making Christmas wish lists for Santa. The Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame and Museum staff have a ...

December 01, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Tree of Life benefits hospice patients at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice

While the Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed ...

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


Holiday hiring strong statewide, nationwide

TOPEKA – With the holiday seasonal hiring leading the way, Kansas' October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, the same rate that was reported ...

December 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Santas Around The World’ exhibit open through Dec. 23

This time of year, a question usually arises about the 'Santas Around The World' exhibit located in downtown Great Bend. Are there 23 or 24 ...

December 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

December 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

December 01, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CLAFLIN TRADITION GROWING

CLAFLIN - Preparations have begun in Claflin for the town's annual Christmas Tree lighting and holiday festival Sunday, Dec. 4. Different this year will be ...

November 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sen. Moran's office has tickets to Presidential Inauguration

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will be offering a limited number of tickets to Kansans for the inauguration ceremony of the 45th President ...

November 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Spotlight in garage starts fire

A double-car detached garage sustained an estimated $8,000 in damage Wednesday after a fire broke out at 64 NE 21 Road.

November 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to tour bus barn

Members of the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education plan to tour the district bus barn at 12th and Williams St. at noon Tuesday ...

November 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo news: New species arrives at zoo

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo continues to work with the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums on species preservation and quality care. Although the ...

November 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GIVING TUESDAY GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Golden Belt Community Foundation celebrated their 20th anniversary with $20,000 in grants for community projects at our Giving Tuesday event. Four projects from each ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Giving Tuesday has passed, but giving continues

Tuesday was Giving Tuesday, a day set aside to shift the focus from holiday shopping to holiday giving.

November 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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