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Extreme heat likely contributed to GB woman’s death

BARTON COUNTY – The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigation the death of a 49-year-old woman who died at a home in north of Great Bend Thursday afternoon. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of family.

June 17, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


The ‘Ark’ receives national trail designation

As part of a larger announcement, a 192-mile portion of the Arkansas River in Kansas was designated as a National Water Trail earlier this month, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reported. The trail begins in Great Bend and ends at the Kansas-Oklahoma border southeast of Arkansas City.

June 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City water quality report available

BY STAFF REPORTS

June 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Oil and Gas Museum hosts summer camp

Summer is a time for children to have fun, relax and hang out with friends, but for some they had the opportunity to learn about the area around them and how Barton County has played a role in the oil and gas industry.

June 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local officials urge safety during harvest season

It is that time again for farmers to be busy out in their fields for wheat harvest and this means slower moving farm implements along road ways throughout Barton County and drivers are ask to take extra precautions while on these roads.

June 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


SEASONED GROWERS

Dan and Joyce Wapelhorst live west of Great Bend. For the past 12 years, they've been regular vendors at Great Bend farmers markets. But they've been gardening at their rural home for the past 30 years, and it shows. The well manicured lawn leads to a colorful flower garden with gazebo and pond focal points. During the summer months, the couple spend much time together there, enjoying the outdoors. When we visited, their grandson and helper was enjoying the pleasant day with them, coloring near the pond.

June 16, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Foundry Church’s Mission

Donated items by Foundry Methodist Church members will be provided free to anyone at 5401 Broadway from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Great Bend. Toys, clothes, furniture, kitchen items and a variety of shoes and sandals are available.

June 16, 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 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.

June 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Soggy situation

HOISINGTON - Thanks to the quick thinking of Hoisington Public Works employees, some elbow grease and a little bit of luck, residents of Hoisington avoided what could have been a very hot day made hotter by an emergency order to conserve water.

June 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellsworth County under warning

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Ellsworth County in central Kansas until 6:15 p.m. Locations impacted include Ellsworth, Wilson, Kanopolis, Holyrood, Lorraine, Kanopolis Lake, Ellsworth Airport and Kanopolis State Park. This includes interstate 70 between mile markers 206 and 228.

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Huelskamp staff to host office hours in Barton County

Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that a staff representative from his Kansas office will be available in Great Bend from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 20, at Front Door Community Center, 1615 Tenth Street. During these office hours, Huelskamp's staff representative will be available to meet individually with Kansans to learn about their concerns and to serve as a resource for constituents struggling to navigate bureaucratic red tape. Constituents seeking assistance are encouraged to schedule an appointment by contacting Congressman Huelskamp's Dodge City district office at 620-225-0172.

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Father's Day Car Show

Locust Grove Valley and Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care are hosting a Father's Day Car Show from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Report: Fewer students quitting GBHS

BY TRIBUNE STAFF

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School districts wait for cues from state

Great Bend USD 428 and other school districts are waiting to see whether the Kansas Legislature can correct K-12 fund inequities ahead of a June 30 deadline set by the Kansas Supreme Court. A special session starts June 23, and if the deadline is not met the justices noted possible closure of the education system.

June 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BOE considers allowing air rifle events

Great Bend USD 428 school board members have received drafts of proposed policy revisions and two new policies. These polices were included in board materials for a "first reading" at the June 13 meeting, and will be voted on at the July meeting.

June 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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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


4-H shooters take aim

The Barton County 4-H Winter Classic Air Rifle Sports Match was held on Saturday at the Great Bend Expo grounds. Shooters from all over the ...

February 18, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


LOVE, SEX and the IRS

A farce about dodging taxes and scamming the Internal Revenue Service will have audiences laughing at the next Great Bend Community Theatre production, "Love, Sex ...

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission and council to meet this week

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams, and Barton County Commission will meet ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tribune brings Army Jazz Band to town

The 312th Army Jazz Band from Lawrence is coming to the Crest Theater to perform at the 23rd annual Great Bend Jazz Festival. This free ...

February 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teresa, Mike Malone to chair academic drive

The Barton Community College Foundation will kick off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign on March 1. Teresa and Dr. Mike Malone of Great Bend ...

February 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Program offers help with college, career planning

Before heading out on job interviews or seeking financial aid for education beyond high school, students at Barton County Academy – and anyone else who cares ...

February 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


UWCK reaches goal

United Way of Central Kansas has reached its goal of $275,000 for 2017, UWCK Executive Director Julie Smith said.

February 16, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


TAKING THEIR TEMPERATURE

HOISINGTON – From the heavy-duty bunker gear worn to a fire call to the ever-rising price of equipment, the business of fighting fires has evolved dramatically ...

February 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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