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Shocking Science! BCC hosts Jack Kilby Day

Taking selfies was encouraged Thursday at Barton Community College, where some 400 guests – most of them high school students – attended the 12th annual Jack Kilby Science Day.

October 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington breaks ground on new housing project

Members of the Housing Opportunities Inc. Board, Hoisington city officials, Chamber of Commerce representatives and several other honored guests met at Thursday afternoon for a ceremonial ground breaking of the Eastwood Apartments, a six duplex project that will relieve housing pressure by increasing the available safe and affordable housing in Hoisington by another 12 units upon completion. This is the 15th project by HOI in 15 years, according to HOI Executive Director Vicky Dayton, who addressed the group.

October 15, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KC Wolf visits Hoisington students

Hoisington elementary students were treated to a visit by Dan Meers, who performs as the Kansas City Cheifs' mascot, KC Wolf, on Thursday morning at Roosevelt Elementary School. The visit was courtesy of the Hoisington Elementary Parents Association.

October 15, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Fire damages rural county home

A rural Barton County home suffered extensive damage in a house fire Wednesday morning, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

October 15, 2015 | | Local News


Scouts turn out for Ellinwood City Council

ELLINWOOD -When Ellinwood Scout master Scott Reser learned the city council would discuss the fate of the scout house at Wolf Park Tuesday evening, he picked up the phone and rallied scout leaders and scouts who filled the city office to show their support of fixing the roof and keeping the building around for future generations of scouts to meet in.

October 15, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Model airplane event

The Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) is an organization providing a safe, family-oriented environment to promote education and wholesome recreation for its members and the community as a whole through modeling activities. Join MACK on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 5 p.m., as members will be flying and talking about model airplanes during this free come and go event. Who knows? You may even have a chance to fly one of these model airplanes with the aid of a MACK instructor. This program is for all ages, but children must be accompanied by at least one adult ...

October 15, 2015 | | Local News


Sen. Moran, FDA commissioner will visit Great Bend Feeding Friday

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran will welcome Michael Taylor, Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner, to Great Bend Feeding, Inc. Friday afternoon in a tour of two major Kansas facilities.

October 15, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


GBHS poster presentation

Every year Julie Bugner-Smith, United Way of Central Kansas Executive Director, goes to all the schools in Ellinwood, Great Bend, and Larned to talk to the 5th graders about the United Way. Each student is given a poster to draw a picture on depicting their vision of the United Way, incorporating the Campaign Theme for that year. This year the theme was "Community Super Heroes." This past Friday night at the Panthers game, the Poster Contest winners presented their posters to businesses and leaders in Great Bend.

October 15, 2015 | | 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.

October 14, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Judgement House presents ‘The Silent Killer’ this weekend

Death arrives unexpectedly, and there are choices required that are important and determine our eternal outcome. This, in brief, is the message delivered in a unique way each year through the Judgement House production at the Great Bend Church of the Nazarene. Members Dale Pruter and wife Sherry, have been instrumental in bringing the annual live walk-through drama to Great Bend for the past 10 years. Wednesday night, they were busy with actors and actresses, recruited from several area churches, running through lines during dress rehearsal leading up to the opening Friday night, Oct. 16.

October 14, 2015 | Staff Reports | Local News


Outdoor advocate, GBHS Hall of Famer Skip Yowell dies

The globe-trotting founder of JanSport and Great Bend High School graduate Skip Murray Yowell, 69, died Wednesday. Services are pending with Schmitt Funeral home in WaKeeney.

October 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Trumpeter swans pulled from lake at zoo

The three trumpeter swans at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo were removed from public display last week to protect them from an increase of avian influenza that is sweeping across the country, Zookeeper Sara Hamlin said. Meanwhile, the zoo's alligators have been moved to their fall/winter quarters.

October 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Relay for Life Diva Day Sunday

The Great Bend Tribune Relay for Life of Barton County team will hold its annual fall Diva Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard. Admission free.

October 14, 2015 | | Local News


Co-op dealing with storage issues due to over abundance of milo

A overabundance for milo is causing storages issues at Great Bend Co-op, forcing the grain to be piled on the ground, according to the elevator's Operations Manager Dennis Neeland.

October 14, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Hoisington City Council considers new rules on accessory buildings

For several months, the Hoisington planning commission has been working to find a balance between restriction and ease of future development. Changes to the existing zoning ordinances within the city pertaining to accessory buildings have been their focus. These include sheds, garages, and other structures like carports that exist on a residential lot along with the main structure. At Monday night's city council meeting, Jerry Renk, spokesman for the commission, addressed the council. With the public hearing out of the way as of Sept. 21, and with only positive comments received, the commission recommended adoption of the changes.

October 14, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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League of Women Voters candidate's forum

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Pre-primary election campaign reports

On July 25, treasurers for candidates running for state and county office will file their pre-primary election campaign reports. In addition, on July 28, a ...

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Man reports shooting burglar in Great Bend home

The Great Bend Police Department received a report of a shooting at approximately 10 p.m. on Friday, July 15. Officers were dispatched to the ...

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Candidates to square off at LWV forum

The League of Women Voter's of Great Bend will present a candidate's forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Crest Theater, 1905 ...

July 15, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


City looking at revamping police station

As best as he can determine, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch believes the aging white building his department calls home dates back nearly 80 ...

July 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

July 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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