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Commission lifts burn ban

On March 13, the County Commission established a temporary burn ban in Barton County, prompted by wildland fire conditions at the time. However, the picture is damper now.

April 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hutch man charged with Pawnee County rape

LARNED – A Hutchinson man facing a rape charge in Pawnee County made his first appearance in Pawnee County District Court Monday afternoon, County Attorney Douglas McNett said.

April 03, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


GBHS Speech Squad competes at tournaments

Part of the Great Bend High School Speech Team competed at the Pratt Speech Tournament on Saturday, April 1. Ashtin Heath and Aaron Miller competed in three individual events each and placed in all of them. Heath placed first in Impromptu Speaking and Original Oration and second in Serious Solo Acting. Miller placed second in Impromptu Speaking, third in Original Oration and third in Humorous Solo Acting.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS FBLA members qualify for nationals

TOPEKA - Last week, 20 Great Bend High School students traveled to Topeka for the state Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Leadership Conference. The students competed in 21 business and career-related events.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC halts assessment change for BartOnline

Barton Community College will take a step back from a new procedure for how online students are assessed for college readiness.

April 03, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quilts of Valor March 2017

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor awarded quilts to 15 veterans on Friday, March 31 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. The group awarded its 300th Quilt of Valor that night, and then one more for a total of 301.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS musicians present concert selections

Great Bend High School instrumental students will present their solo and small ensemble contest selections at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 3 in the GBHS Band Room (Room 153).

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Business tycoon was a boxing legend

LARNED - "How on earth did you get to be a championship boxer in your early days?"

April 01, 2017 | By Judi Tabler | Local News


Farm & Ranch Expo opens Wednesday

The Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo opens Wednesday at the Expo Complex, 455 West Barton County Road. Now in its sixth year, the three-day event features hundreds of exhibitors, as well as free entertainment and informational programs.

April 01, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Baker trial on hold, civil suit settled

The jury trial for the man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 deaths of Shawn and Danielle Schellenger has been delayed. Meanwhile, a civil suit against the defendant, Great Bend landscaper William Howard Baker, has been settled, according to records in Barton County District Court.

April 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More Hippity Hop photos

Photos taken Saturday, April 1, at the Hippity Hop Easter Basket Workshop.

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hippity Hop: Easter basket workshop pleases kids

With Easter just two weeks away, the Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club coordinated a "Hippity Hop Easter Basket Workshop" for children on Saturday.

April 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Who’s in and who’s out?

HOISINGTON - There will be a public open house to review the Cow Creek floodplain mapping project in Barton County from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoisington Recreation Center, 1200 Susank Road in Hoisington.

April 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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.

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans service rep coming to Kansas Works Center

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Area veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to their time in service. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Building Bridges connects schools to community

The sponsors of the first "Building Bridges" event extended an invitation to "basically anyone with a job" to give feedback about how schools can better ...

February 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Music students earn honors

Allen To, Great Bend High School sophomore, was selected for the Kansas Music Educators Honor Band for 5-6A schools. He is a percussionist and was ...

February 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teen Spot: Ramen Noodle Iron Chef

A dozen students with 24 packages of cooked ramen noodles and a variety of other ingredients took part in their own version of the "Iron ...

February 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Threat of ‘shool shooting’ found at GBHS

Parents of Great Bend High School students were notified Thursday morning that someone wrote "March 7 Shool Shooting" on a bathroom wall the day before ...

February 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | 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 ...

February 22, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


FARM SAFETY

It took less than 2 seconds to fry a hotdog that came in contact with 20,000 volts of electricity, Karson Higgins said after watching ...

February 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Appraisers aren’t the bad guys

Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld testified last Wednesday before the Kansas Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee. She hopes the lawmakers received her message.

February 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Cellphone confiscated by police at tanning salon

A woman was inside a booth at a local tanning salon on Friday when she reportedly saw a hand holding a cellphone above the partition ...

February 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


MacArthur Lake to become Rotary Lake

It was cold Tuesday afternoon and a dusting of snow lined the shores of MacArthur Lake in southwest Great Bend. The only creatures using the ...

February 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two arrested after vehicle chase

Deputies with the Barton County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a vehicle at 12:35 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of NE ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Spots open for Kids Day Out

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has openings for its Incredible Wearables Kids Day Out for children 7-12 years old. It will be held Monday, Feb ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC’s Turtle Tot Club starts in March

Turtle Tot Club, a series of nature-based programs developed for preschool-age children 3 to 5 years old, is scheduled for two Fridays in March at ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Dream Center. It will be held in the Dream Center's Chapel ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Swapping a dog for a car

Currently, the Barton County Sheriff's Office has a K-9 handler but no canine, and the Great Bend Police Department has a canine but no ...

February 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBPD investigating threats made against middle school

At about 8:50 p.m. Monday, officers from the Great Bend Police Department were notified of possible threats made through social media towards the ...

February 20, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


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