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GBPL closing gap between library and schools More adults take part in summer reading program

As libraries adapt to the changing needs of society, it's becoming increasingly important to link libraries more closely with education, said CKLS Director Harry Willems at the September meeting of the Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors Monday.

September 14, 2016 | 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 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.

September 14, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BCC to host Workmen’s Compensation Symposium for employers

Workmen's compensation claims can be extremely costly to employers, but there are ways to mitigate risk. WorkFit is a partnership between Barton Community College and Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine dedicated to reducing work related injuries and associated costs for employers.

September 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


College celebrates 10-year partnership

Barton Community College is celebrating a 10-year partnership with a Great Bend business, Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine. Together they created the Limited Liability Company WorkFit, which offers employers physical capacity testing for new employees or current employees being introduced to new work responsibilities, said Elaine Simmons, dean of Workforce Training & Community Education at the college.

September 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hundreds attend Riley centennial

Riley School celebrated its centennial on Sunday, Sept. 11 with a come-and-go community event.

September 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


FHSU college named in honor of W.R. and Yvonne Robbins

HAYS – The Kansas Board of Regents today approved naming Fort Hays State University's College of Business and Entrepreneurship the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

September 14, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Woman robbed while walking to bank

Authorities are investing an alleged robbery that took place Tuesday night as woman was attempting to make a bank deposit, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

September 14, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Health Department ready for flu season

The 2016-2017 flu season is rapidly approaching and the Barton County Health Department is prepared. The office will have the vaccines available starting Monday and will hold outreach clinics countywide.

September 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Levingston’s ‘wild ride’ in the media ‘super’

For the past few weeks, Austin Levingston, son of Cindy and Beau Levingston, Great Bend, has been navigating new waters as he's been plunged into the limelight after a post he made on Facebook congratulating U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on his success in Rio went viral. At times, it has been a little awkward, but thanks to the support and encouragement from his family and his friends, the experience has been one of growth.

September 14, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BCC looks at swim program

Barton Community College could add competitive swimming to is sports programming, Athletic Director Trevor Rolfs said Tuesday.

September 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


A LESSON IN PERSEVERANCE

ELLINWOOD - A visit almost a year in the planning brought author and Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan to the Ellinwood High School gymnasium Tuesday, first for a presentation to Ellinwood Middle School students and visitors from surrounding communities. Then, in the evening, Lazan made a second appearance, meeting adults from the community at an Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce after hours, and presenting her message of hope and perseverance to a crowd of nearly 150.

September 13, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Shooting sends victim to Wichita hospital

Authorities are investigating a shooting that occurred late Tuesday morning that sent the victim to a Wichita hospital, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

September 13, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Band Day 2016 features halftime show with more than 2,000 performers

The Pride of Wildcat Land, the Kansas State University Marching Band, will be joined by band alumni and high school bands from across the state for Band Day at the football game Saturday, Sept. 24, between the Wildcats and Missouri State.

September 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BOE awards bid on sound system

A new sound system purchased for the Great Bend High School Gymnasium could change the experience of watching a program in the gym, school administrators said Monday. It is being installed at the same time as a new scoreboard, during "dead week," also known as the Kansas State High School Activities Association Fall Athletic Buffer Week, Nov. 13-19.

September 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Schools seek input from candidate Marshall

Members of the Kansas Association of School Boards visited Great Bend on Monday to talk to Dr. Roger Marshall, the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 1. Great Bend USD 428 hosted the luncheon meeting at the District Education Center, and four school board members also attended.

September 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Memorial Day service, Great Bend 2017

Photos from Monday's Memorial Day service at Great Bend Cemetery.

May 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned to hold quilting celebration

LARNED - The annual free Quilters Celebration, sponsored by the Quilting Bees Guild, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June ...

May 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Plot Tour Tuesday in Barton Co.

The Kansas Wheat Alliance has wheat plot tours scheduled in central Kansas. Producers can attend tours to learn about the crop condition and wheat varieties ...

May 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Aiming for nationals

Three 4-H members from Barton County will head to Grand Island, Neb., to compete in the 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships that will be ...

May 29, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Lest We Forget

Great Bend's Memorial Day services were held Monday at the Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery. This year's program was coordinated by ...

May 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quilts of Valor May 2017

Ten veterans were presented with patriotic quilts awarded May 26, 2017, by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor. Presentations were made at the Great Bend ...

May 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


First Municipal Band concert marks band shell’s 90 years

The opening concert of the 2017 Great Bend Municipal Band on Thursday night will mark a special occasion made more meaningful by the recent improvements ...

May 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


June Jaunt Hot Dog Feed to benefit tornado victims

United Way of Central Kansas will host its annual Hot Dog Feed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at ...

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adopt A Pet and Shine & Show

This month's Golden Belt Humane Society Adopt a Pet event will be held in conjunction with June Jaunt and the Shine & Show car show ...

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Brandi Gruber fills exec position at ElderCare

As the new executive director of ElderCare Inc. in Great Bend, Brandi Gruber is compiling a list of priorities for the non-profit agency.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Here a chick, there a chick ...

It was never a question of which came first, the chicken or the egg; it was always the egg. Instead, the intense question was which ...

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Hoisington EMS Barn holds open house

Kids could sit behind the steering wheel of a fire truck and explore the back of an ambulance on Thursday at the Hoisington EMS Barn.

May 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer school begins June 5

It will be a short break for many USD 428 elementary students who, only a couple of weeks after the end of the school year ...

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Final lesson: GBHS students show physics principles

It was the ultimate show and share for senior physics students and the last one of their public school days. By all accounts they did ...

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Former Quicksilver treasurer sentenced for forgeries

Quicksilver Softball team will receive $4,768 in restitution from its former treasurer, Christine A. Torres, who was recently sentenced in Barton County District Court ...

May 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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