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City gets new clerk/finance officer

The City of Great Bend has a new city clerk/finance director. The City Council Monday night confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Shawna Schafer to that post.

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Emergency shelter opens in southwest Kansas

DODGE CITY - The Red Cross jointly opened a shelter with the Salvation Army at Dodge County Community College in Dodge City on Monday in response to power outages in southeast Kansas. The Victory Electric Cooperative Association based in Dodge City reported more than 5,000 homes were without power and it could take several days to fully repair the damage.

January 16, 2017 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Fundraiser for injured hunter planned

There will be a benefit fundraiser for Brandi Jecha starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Great Bend Elks Club, 1120 Kansas Ave. Jecha fell from a tree stand while hunting and fractured her neck.

January 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traveling exhibit, K is for Kansas, on display at Ellinwood library

ELLINWOOD - An exhibit that opened at the Ellinwood School and Public Library last week has been a draw for young and old alike. The "K is for Kansas" travelling exhibit opened earlier this month, courtesy of the Kauffman Museum, and will be on display until Feb. 11.

January 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School fundraisers approved by BOE

Parents and others who support school fundraisers will have plenty of opportunities next year to buy everything from trash bags to cookie dough.

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More cancellations announced as storm looms

When the National Weather Service office at Wichita issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Watch for most of central Kansas last Thursday, Barton County residents prepared for the worst. The Barton County Sheriff's Office urged caution and reported that the Road and Bridge Department was prepared for a major storm with up to 1 inch accumulation of ice Friday through Sunday.

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The dream still lingers

We have seen much racial strife in America of late. Shootings and rioting have shaped our current view of race relations.

January 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


LIEAP application period opens Tuesday, Jan. 17

During the cold winter months, heating a home can be a financial strain. In order to ensure Kansans keep warm this winter, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) will begin accepting applications for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Council to meet Monday night, County Commission to meet Tuesday morning

The Great Bend City Council will meet Monday night and the Barton County Commission will meet Tuesday morning.

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS performance choirs entertain

Audiences were entertained by the GBMS 8th Grade performance choir, consisting of students from the 8-1, 8-2 and 8-3 cores, Monday, Jan. 9, at the Great Bend High School auditorium.

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Semis collide in Stafford County

Two semitrailers collided at 9:18 p.m. Thursday in Stafford County on U.S. 50 at SW 30th Ave., about 4 miles west of U.S. 281.

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police seize meth, marijuana ‘vape’ vials

Traffic stops led to more than one drug bust this past week in Great Bend, Police Chief Cliff Couch said. Two suspects were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and methamphetamine, while another person had "vape" vials containing suspected marijuana oil.

January 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More events canceled

Several area events have been canceled or postponed due to the expected ice storm.

January 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Local drivers license office to close for remodeling

The Barton County Driver License Office in Great Bend will be closed for renovations starting Friday, Jan. 27. The tentative re-open date is Friday, Feb. 10. Those needing service can go to another office, but local officials encourage that one call ahead before traveling there so they have all the documents they need.

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Marshall casts congressional votes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the 115th Congress getting underway, here's a look at how area members of Congress, including Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan. and Republican senators Jerry Moran an Pat Roberts voted between last Friday and this Thursday.

January 13, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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Council OKs special events policy

Two weeks after it sparked much discussion, a special events permit process ordinance was adopted by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Boys named to council

The Great Bend City Council Monday night named former council member Mike Boys to the First Ward council seat left vacant by the resignation in ...

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Whelans’ endowment supports six local entities

Don and Phyllis Whelan demonstrated their generosity with the local community throughout their lives and now are continuing a legacy of charitable giving, it was ...

February 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Assembly of God, 601 Patton Rd., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host ...

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Companion Volunteer recognized for her service

Pat Scheuerman of Great Bend was honored for her service and support to frail and disabled adults through the Senior Companion Program at the in-service ...

February 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Armed robbery at Subway

The Subway restaurant at 2723 10th St. was robbed Saturday night by a man carrying a handgun, according to the Great Bend Police Department.

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Items stolen from Hoisington Historical Society

HOISINGTON - Fifty-seven items were stolen from the Hoisington Historical Society, located at 120 East Second St.

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Regan Reif Named 2016 NextGen Leader of the Year

During the 95th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Regan Reif was recognized as the 2016 NextGen Leader of ...

February 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kari Smith honored with Legacy Award

The Legacy Award presented by The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development honors the life and legacy of individuals who have made an indelible ...

February 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Bonine honored as the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year

It's been about 10 years since Dan Bonine retired from First Kansas Bank, but a former colleague there had no problem listing reasons his ...

February 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Countryside Veterinary Associates earns recognition as 2016 Business of the Year

EDITOR'S NOTE: Countryside Veterinary Associates was notified of its Business of the Year Award prior to the unexpected Feb. 11 death of Jerry Schrader ...

February 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Possible case of mumps reported at GBHS

The Barton County Health Department is investigating a possible mumps case at Great Bend High School.

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Goss, Cavanaugh join GBHS Hall of Fame

There were standing ovations Friday for longtime Great Bend resident Jean Cavanaugh and for Great Bend native Mike Goss, the two newest members of the ...

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Saint Francis Community Services offers free foster parent training

Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for an upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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