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Larned City Manager declares bankruptcy

LARNED - Mayor William Nusser spoke to The Great Bend Tribune on Monday, confirming the Larned City Council was aware of a bankruptcy filing last week by the new city manager, Bradley Eilts and his wife. The disclosed liabilities amounted to more than $387,000.

July 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Jake brake use concerns county resident

Gary Burke, who lives on South McKinley just outside the Great Bend city limits, told Barton County commissioners Monday morning that the use of "jake brakes" by the drivers of large trucks in the area has become a nuisance for area residents. He requested signs indicating they are not allowed.

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stove-top candle starts kitchen fire in Great Bend

Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to a kitchen fire at 4:33 p.m. Friday at 2530 Quivira. While units were responding, the dispatcher advised them that the fire was out. They ventilated the dwelling, which was full of smoke.

July 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission honors live-saving efforts

On Friday, July 7, Great Bend Chiefs baseball team members Logan Perry and Payton Mauler, along with Doug Kaiser, the father of another player, faced a medical emergency during a game. Because of their first aid training, they provided a downed umpire with assistance, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The incident involved umpire Eric Shannon who had a heart attack and collapsed. Although Shannon later died, the efforts of these three gave him a chance until emergency personnel arrived.

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS grad to advise President Trump

Great Bend native and renowned international lawyer Ty Cobb has been named to the Trump White House legal team, it was announced Saturday.

July 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Beautiful day for a parade

ELLINWOOD - Early Saturday morning, residents of Ellinwood began trickling onto Main Street, setting out blankets and lawn chairs in preparation for a tradition 44 years in the making. One family even set up not one, but two pools in their front yard in order to cool off as temperatures began to become sultry.

July 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Stafford woman convicted of murder

STAFFORD - A Stafford woman was convicted Friday of murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Brit Spaugh Zoo offers daily keeper talks this week

The animals may be the stars at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, but this week their keepers will be in the spotlight, said Sara Hamlin, curator and zoo supervisor. In honor of this being National Zoo Keepers Week, they will offer free programs at 2 p.m. daily Monday through Thursday, July 17-20.

July 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Online enrollment at USD 428 opens

Online enrollment for all USD 428 students will open on Monday, July 17. Parents who choose not to enroll electronically may enroll their students in person on Aug. 8-9 at all schools.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Strike up the band

The Great Bend City Band is shown at last Thursday's concert, a tribute to "Star Wars." The band's final concert of the summer will be at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, at the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell in Jack Kilby Square (the courthouse square). The Jazz Band will also perform four numbers.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Join the ‘Butterfly Quest’

From tiny hairstreaks to large swallowtails, all sizes of butterflies will be counted during the Cheyenne Bottoms annual butterfly quest, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on July 22, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC prepares for armed security force

The new law that allows concealed weapons to be carried on campus has caused administrators at many Kansas community colleges to rethink security polices. Barton Community College administrators are recommending that the college provide its officers with guns and other equipment, as well as training, at an estimated total cost of $22,458.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Massages offered as fundraiser for Remi

Several local masseuses will be donating their services Saturday, July 22, to help raise funds for a young girl's medical expenses.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Time to renew GBHS season football tix

Great Bend High School season football ticket renewal notices have been mailed. If you are a current ticket holder but did not receive your notice, contact the activities office, 620-793-1560.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Free physicals for GBMS, GBHS

Physical forms have been mailed to all USD 428 students entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades and to sophomore, junior and senior athletes.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Another perfect day

The great bicycle giveaway continued Wednesday, when Eisenhower Elementary celebrated its six students with perfect attendance for the year and 46 more with "near perfect ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Adults graduate from BC Academy

Fourteen adults earned high school diplomas from the Barton County Academy this year and were invited to celebrate at the BCA graduation ceremony, Tuesday at ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


One injured in Pawnee County Crash

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to an injury crash at 1:36 p.m. Monday, 4 miles east of Burdett on K-156 in Pawnee County.

May 23, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


They will milk cows no more

A fleet of semi-trucks with cattle trailers rolled into Great Bend Wednesday, their destination was the Hiss Dairy.

May 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kids’ biking event Thursday night

The Barton County Health Department will hold its Be Well Kids, Biking Barton County event from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday in the Health Department ...

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The Center holds Mental Health Awareness Day

The Center for Counseling & Consultation held its fifth annual Mental Health Awareness Day on Tuesday to help raise awareness for people in Great Bend and ...

May 22, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Older citizens redefining aging

Older residents have much to offer, Trella Berscheidt told Barton County commissioners Monday morning.

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council honors D.A.R.E. essay winners

The Great Bend City Council and the Great Bend Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Eduction program Monday night recognized 12 Great Bend fifth-grade students ...

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood Rec Commission activities

The Ellinwood Recreation Commission will be adding hands on activity classes this summer taught by Bailey Baird. Classes will be for ages Kindergarten to 6th ...

May 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Land purchase voids need to replace bridge

Noting it was cheaper than replacing the condemned bridge over the Lischevsky Ditch east of Great Bend, the Great Bend City Council Monday night purchased ...

May 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by The Center for Counseling and Consultation at The Center's Community Based Services Facility ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Howe at McCracken Public Library

The McCracken Public Library will host Priscilla Howe, professional storyteller and puppeteer, at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 1, in the community building.

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


One injured in motorcycle crash

The driver of a motorcycle was seriously injured in a collision with a pickup Saturday afternoon at the intersection of 10th and Frey in Great ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A new and improved Kids’ Fishing Day scheduled for Quivira June 2

Enjoy the outdoors with the whole family with a fishing trip to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge during the annual Kids' Fishing Day on Saturday, June ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Speed limits slowed at N. Washington, 30 Rd

The Barton County Commission slowed things down Monday morning as it established a speed Limit of 45 miles per hour on portions of North Washington ...

May 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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