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Closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility both emotional and hopeful

LARNED - The atmosphere was like both a reunion and a wake. There were hugs, tears, and emotional greetings between old friends. Men and women stood side by side, some holding back tears, but all with a sense of hopefulness Friday afternoon as staff of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility gathered for the closing ceremony of the facility. The facility which was dedicated in 2003 and could hold 128 youth is now permanently closed.

March 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


LIFESAVING MOVES

Anyone can do CPR...and for many it's one of those nagging, "I-ought-to-learn" things we try to find time for. The Great Bend Fire Department helped several in the community cross that off their to-do lists Saturday morning.

March 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Advanced grant writing workshop coming to Great Bend

Golden Belt Community Foundation will be hosting a one-day advanced grant writing workshop March 22, at the Holiday Inn Express, 3821 10th Street in Great Bend. This workshop is available to area non-profit organizations who wish to learn more advanced grant writing skills needed to successfully submit and obtain grants.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Reading readiness focus as Roosevelt Elementary students celebrate Seuss’ birthday

HOISINGTON - USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry and City Councilwoman Karen Van Brimmer, board members of United Way of Central Kansas, shared their love of reading with Hoisington preschoolers Thursday morning. Each donned a familiar red and white striped hat in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, and read versions of two popular young reader books, "The Little Engine that Could" and "The Wheels on the Bus."

March 03, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington council says ‘status quo’ will go

HOISINGTON - City Manager Jonathan Mitchell recapped the recent informational meeting concerning the proposed new fire district. While as of yet there hasn't been any strong affirmation from the outlying townships and the City of Susank about moving forward, Hoisington Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jerry Stricker will be following up with individuals over the next week, he said.

March 03, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City of Hoisington to honor driving range arrangement

HOISINGTON - Since the announcement that the Lovett family will be moving in pursuit of a new employment opportunity, City Manager Jonathan Mitchell reported he has been approached by a local party who would like to purchase the driving range currently operated by the Lovetts. The current arrangement with the city includes a minimal lease in exchange for paying the taxes and keeping the property mown. Mitchell asked the council Monday night if they were willing to continue the arrangement, or even possibly sell the land to the interested party.

March 03, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


READING READINESS

HOISINGTON - USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry and City Councilwoman Karen Van Brimmer, board members of United Way of Central Kansas, shared their love of reading with Hoisington preschoolers Thursday morning. Each donned a familiar red and white striped hat in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, and read versions of two popular young reader books, "The Little Engine that Could" and "The Wheels on the Bus."

March 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GB man booked on drug, burglary charges

Great Bend Police officers were dispatched to the 3400 Block of Lakin Ave. around 4:45 a.m. Thursday in reference a possible burglary in progress.

March 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect named in yoga studio shooting

The suspect in the drive-by shooting that took place at Yoga Central Studio at 6003 10th St. on Feb. 10 was arrested by the Rush County Sheriff's Department on Feb. 28, Great Bend Police Chief Couch said.

March 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC students arrested on drug charges

Two Barton Community College students were arrested after the Great Bend Police Department executed a search warrant at 4:40 p.m. at 1123 Stone St. Apartment A on Wednesday. The search warrant was based on information indicating that drugs were being sold from this location, Police Chief Couch said.

March 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned’s Sperry picks up sax for Jazz Festival

Music lovers who attend the Great Bend Jazz Festival on Saturday evening may see a familiar face in the 312th Army Jazz Band from Lawrence. Katie Sperry from Larned - make that Sgt. Katie Sperry from the U.S. Army Reserves, will play tenor saxophone.

March 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KS Supreme Ct. upholds ruling in school finance case

A decision was announced at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, in the school finance case, Kansas Supreme Court case No. 113,267: Luke Gannon, et al v. State of Kansas, et al.

March 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Decision expected in school finance case

A decision is expected today in the school finance case, Kansas Supreme Court case No. 113,267: Luke Gannon, et al v. State of Kansas, et al.

March 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Flu vaccines still available

With the number of people reporting influenza-like symptoms on the rise in north central Kansas, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said shots for the disease are still a good idea and they are still available.

March 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Ellinwood Chamber requests city’s help with updated marketing plan

ELLINWOOD - When the Ellinwood City Council met Tuesday night, they heard a presentation by Jacque Isern and Lindsay Bogner of the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce ...

December 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


MUSICAL FEAST

It was 30 years ago today that the Great Bend Senior Center served its first meal.

December 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Council’s number-one goal: Serve the community

It was an eye opening experience for the newly elected Great Bend City officials as Interim City Administrator George Kolb Wednesday afternoon discussed the ins ...

December 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington City Council considers options for city owned properties

HOISINGTON - Monday night, the Hoisington City Council met and considered a proposal from Steve Hopkins of the Living Joy Church regarding The Office and Subway ...

December 14, 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 ...

December 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - The holiday village on the northwest corner of Wolf Park on Main Street is illuminated with various motorized features to delight young and old ...

December 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Holiday music

Students from Holy Family School walked to the convent on Wednesday morning and sang holiday music for the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Third graders sing ...

December 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBPL increasing opportunities for participation, usage in 2018

Patrons of the Great Bend Public Library will have more opportunities to participate in reading-centric opportunities in 2018, thanks to the groundwork being laid now ...

December 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Freshman Academy being considered at GBHS

The 2017-2018 "GBHS Program of Studies" book may include a new course, Freshman Academy, to help some ninth graders learn time management and organizational skills ...

December 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC approves phone proposal

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors met on Monday and approved the request for proposal to replace its telephone system.

December 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO issues three search warrants

The Barton County Sheriff's Office issued three search warrants over the course of this past weekend where officers were looking for evidence of a ...

December 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New city council members learn the ropes

Although they won't officially be a part of the City of Great Bend governing body until January, the meeting Monday afternoon was a chance ...

December 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Architect agreement moves forward

Great Bend USD 428 will spend nearly $65,000 to repair the track around Memorial Stadium and to add new life to the artificial turf ...

December 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Monday's USD 428 Board of Education meeting

Monday's meeting at a glance

December 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fatal crash in Rush Co.

A Hays man died in a one-vehicle crash discovered early Sunday in Rush County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports. Darin Alan Stiles, 51, was pronounced ...

December 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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