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Widespread flu activity occurring in Kansas

TOPEKA – Kansas is experiencing widespread flu outbreaks in most regions of the state, and local and state health officials are urging residents to get their flu shots.

January 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Whoa! It’s Magic

Editor's note: At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, we met all five Ellinwood High School exchange students when Sen. Jerry Moran visited the school. That first visit, we saw Nazar Kayumov perform a simple card trick in the hallway as he assisted other students tacking up posters for an upcoming event. Clearly, his talent was already known by his peers. Later, Nazar was a guest of the Ellinwood Rotary Club, and there he performed several magic tricks, which left that group of Ellinwood professionals both flummoxed and delighted. It also left us wanting to know more about ...

January 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BOE honors Patty Vratil

Thursday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting ended with a surprise for long-time employee Patty Vratil, who serves as clerk of the school board. She was given an "Award of Excellence" in honor of her 36 years of employment with the district.

January 26, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Concert pianist brings unique, innovative style to Great Bend

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present professional concert pianist and chamber musician Alina Kiryayeva in its next concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

January 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Red Cross in need of volunteers

When disaster strikes, who ya gonna' call?

January 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


THE BOOK NOOK

Hello and Happy Friday from the Great Bend Public Library.

January 25, 2017 | ELIZABETH DUKELOW | 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.

January 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington CDBG Survey starting soon

HOISINGTON - City staff last week attended training for administering surveys in order for the city to challenge key Census results. The existing Census results indicate a high percentage of residents are above an income threshold required to qualify for needed Community Development Block Grants that can bring significant dollars into the community. But with recent downturns in the economy, the City feels these results are inaccurate, and are standing in the way of acquiring funding to complete needed infrastructure projects.

January 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Campus safety expert Katie Koestner coming to BCC

Barton Community College's Sexual Misconduct & Assault Resources Team (SMART) will host expert campus safety speaker Katie Koestner, who will present three sessions at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Barton Community College. The morning sessions will take place in the Fine Arts Auditorium with the evening session in the Barton Gymnasium. All are open to the public.

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


Sen. Moran accepting applications for Summer 2017 Internships

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., Manhattan and Olathe offices for summer 2017.

January 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wind turbines arriving at transload site

From massive wind turbines arriving to traffic control, there is a lot happening at the developing Great Bend transload facility, it was announced at a news conference Monday morning. A host of city, economic development and industry officials gathered in the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Office to make the presentation.

January 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Old dorms to become PE classrooms

Some of the oldest student housing units at Barton Community College will be converted into space for physical education classes such as dance, yoga, Zumba and karate. The BCC Board of Trustees met Tuesday and accepted the only bid submitted to replace the roof on "housing units 3 and 4" and tear out the interior of the facility.

January 24, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPD seeks help on Klotz murder

The Great Bend Police Department is asking the public to come forward with any information they might have regarding a 30-year-old cold case, the 1987 death of Roberta Mae Klotz.

January 24, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


'Barton County's Got Flavor' tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for "Barton County's Got Flavor," a fundraiser for the area Habitat for Humanity.

January 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Silver Haired Legislature taking applications

The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature is seeking older Kansans with an interest in politics and public policy. Anyone who is at least 60 years old has until Feb. 10 to file for the next two-year term.

January 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Candidates for USD 428 BOE spotlighted at forum

Following the closing comments by mayoral candidates who opened the Candidate Forum Tuesday night, League of Women Voters representative Rose Kelly requested candidates for USD ...

October 18, 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 ...

October 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Bentley eligible for parole hearing

Twenty-five years after going to prison for aggravated battery committed in Ellsworth County, Curtis Lee Bentley, 57, is scheduled for a parole hearing in November ...

October 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Reality U

Great Bend Middle School's eighth graders had some tough choices to make Wednesday.

October 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sheriff’s Office plans selective enforcement

On Friday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a selective enforcement in the area of North East 30 Road from U.S. 281 ...

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


BCSO teaches people about crime prevention

Lt. Stephen Billinger of the Barton County Sheriff's Office talked about crime prevention and how people can protect themselves on Wednesday during a Stop ...

October 18, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


FHSU, rural Kansas meeting challenges

The concerns plaguing Fort Hays State University are the same as those plaguing rural Kansas as a whole, FHSU Interim Provost Jeff Briggs said. And ...

October 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quivira whooping crane program

STAFFORD COUNTY - Cranes will be the featured topic at a special event from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge ...

October 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Gordee running as write-in candidate

Jim Gordee has announced his write-in candidacy for Ward 4 of the Great Bend City Council.

October 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


MAYORAL HOPEFULS

In order to provide Great Bend voters with information to help guide their voting in November, the Great Bend Tribune and the Great Bend chapter ...

October 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Rosewood Rodeo highlights ability

Jeremiah McCutchen was just one of more than 40 riders who showed off their skills during the 13th Annual Rosewood Rodeo held Oct. 7 at ...

October 17, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Edgar Allan Poe to speak at Historical Society

As a Halloween treat, Edgar Allan Poe portrayer Mike Westerman will speak at Monday's Barton County Historical Society meeting. The free program is open ...

October 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sonic data breach hits close to home

It was all about a quick lunch at Sonic in Great Bend. That's how Laura Mason became one of millions of Sonic customers nationwide ...

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Street closings for Christmas parade set

The Home for the Holidays Festival and Parade is just around the corner, and plans are already underway, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told ...

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Lt. Billinger to talk about crime prevention

Lt. Stephen Billinger from the Barton County Sheriff's Office will present free Stop 'N Learn programs on crime prevention this week in honor of ...

October 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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