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Full house at Great Bend legislative coffee

It's not unusual for only a couple state legislators to fit a local legislative coffee into their schedules during the regular session. That's what made Saturday's coffee hosted by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce an unexpected treat. All four of Barton County's elected state representatives made time to come and answer questions and share their early insights about the 2017 legislative session.

February 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Monday last day to buy GBHS Hall of fame tickets

With less than one week to go before the big day, tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon honoring 2016 inductees can still be purchased, school officials said.

February 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs visit

The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office (KCVAO) Mobile Operations will be located at the Great Bend Walmart parking lot on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday to provide information and free assistance to veterans and family members. Veteran services representatives will help navigate the many resources and benefits available. Such benefits might include service connected disability compensation, improved pension with aid and attendance, death pensions, VA health care options, education benefits, vocational rehabilitation and much more. Contact us at (785)220-8900 for any further questions.

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FHSU Golden Belt Alumni Chapter After Hours

Fort Hays State University Golden Belt Alumni Chapter will host an After Hours event from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 23, at Playa Azul Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, 4923 10th Street in Great Bend. FHSU Head Football Coach Chris Brown will be in attendance to provide an update on the football team, their past season successes and future goals.

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Theatre Department to present Drama Therapy Workshop

Barton Community College's theatre department will host a Drama Workshop seminar with speaker LaVonne Canfield from 1-3 p.m. on Feb. 18, in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Canfield will start her workshop with a brief history and background of Drama Therapy within the Creative Arts Therapy framework. Her session will go on to cover experiential learning activities, examples of Drama Therapy work with the incarcerated, how drama therapy fits into a variety of settings and pathways to becoming an RDT. She will close with an activity on the importance of self-care in the professions which involve helping others.

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Shafer Art Gallery to host opening reception for CUNA Mutual RS Art & Science Encounter, “The Geomet

The Shafer Art Gallery will host an opening reception for the CUNA Mutual RS Art & Science Encounter, "The Geometry of Beauty" by Bradford Hanson-Smith from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday, in the Shafer Gallery. A CUNA Mutual RS Art & Science Encounters Family Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, in the Shafer Gallery. Families are invited to learn how to make art with folding techniques by Hanson-Smith at this free family event.

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS 2017 Homecoming Court

February 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a sponsorship request for Job Fest, the inventory of county property and board appointments to the Center for Counseling and Consultation.

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


US-50/US-281 roundabout field survey proceeds in Stafford County

STAFFORD COUNTY – The Kansas Department of Transportation this week began conducting survey work at the US-50/US-281 intersection in Stafford County in preparation for the proposed construction of a roundabout. The survey is designed to gather information necessary for the detailed design of the proposed improvements.

February 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 board to meet Monday night

The Unified School District 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday and the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road in Great Bend.

February 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘THESE ARE MY ANGELS’

Debra Smith sat in the Great Bend Fire Department's station two Wednesday afternoon surrounded by Jeff Towery, Joe Ashbaugh and Jayton Burns.

February 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hunt still on for suspects in traffic stop, robbery

It was a busy afternoon for the Great Bend Police Department Wednesday with a traffic stop that resulted in multiple drug charges and turned into a manhunt for a possibly armed suspect, and an unrelated robbery in a discount store parking lot.

February 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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.

February 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Three escape flaming SUV

A driver and two passengers managed to escape the driver's SUV Wednesday afternoon after it burst into flames, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

February 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Remodeled Great Bend Driver License Office reopens Thursday

The newly remodeled driver licensing office in Great Bend is reopening Thursday, the Kansas Department of Revenue announced Wednesday.

February 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Holiday donations

The Golden Belt Community Foundation hosted the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee Thursday morning to celebrate the results of Giving Tuesday Nov. 28. It ...

December 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Claflin City Council lowers speed limit by school

CLAFLIN - Parents and students traveling to Central Plains High School may want to give themselves more time in the morning, now that the Claflin City ...

December 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Three injury crashes Friday in Golden Belt

Kansas Highway Patrol responded to three injury crashes Friday in the Golden Belt. According to KHP's online crashlogs:

December 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fatal crash in Ness County

A Ness City man died after the vehicle he was driving went off X Road in Ness County Wednesday night.

December 16, 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.

December 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Program brings food to needy local seniors

A host of local partners are joining the Kansas Food Bank to bring a new federal food program for low-income seniors to Barton County, said ...

December 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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


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