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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Host will be Shannon Stafford with greeters Chelsea Kaundart and Lexie Schneider. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

April 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Drugs seized in Hoisington residence

HOISINGTON - Two males were arrested Tuesday by the Hoisington Police Department after a search warrant yielded suspected methamphetamine and marijuana in a residence.

April 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Search organized for missing priest

PROTECTION - Father Marvin Reif, 53, walked away from the Protection Valley Manor in Protection, KS on Apr. 3. A priest in the Dodge City Diocese, Fr. Marvin has suffered from mental illness for a number of years. He has served in churches throughout central and southwest Kansas.

April 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


District searches for new teachers

The search is on for next year's teachers at Great Bend USD 428. When the school board met on Monday, Assistant Superintendent John Popp said he and other district representatives spent the last week in Michigan, recruiting educators.

April 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Two arrests made after vehicle chase

Two people were arrested by a Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy after a vehicle pursuit in Barton County at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, in the 600 Block of NE 10 Ave.

April 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


House proposes flat tax, both houses agree to new trms for KPERS

TOPEKA - The House of Representatives has been considering several options to improve the fiscal shape of the State Government's budget. One possible solution which passed out of the House Tax Committee on Thursday, March 30, was House Bill 2395 which makes several changes to the current tax code from income brackets to tax deductions. The greatest change made is that the bill creates a level income tax rate of 5% for all income earners. The bill also retains the income tax exemption for any person earning under $5,000 and those earning $12,500 or less filing jointly.

April 10, 2017 | Troy L. Waymaster, State Representative, 109th Kansas House | Local News


Wanted fugitive captured

The Barton County Sheriff deputies arrested Eliseo Velasco Jr. age 28 of Great Bend at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Velasco was a wanted fugitive for outstanding warrants.

April 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Little store making big impact

While shopping abounds in Barton County, there are a handful of shops that do more than simply make a profit. These stores give back to the community, and in Hoisington, the RSVP Thrift Store has been doing just that for the past 15 years

April 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend Tribune earns Awards of Excellence

The Great Bend Tribune's news and advertising staff earned a total of 49 awards, including 16 first-place awards, in the Kansas Press Association's 2017 Awards of Excellence contest.

April 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ed Foundation rewards big ideas

It was a fun-filled day and a half for USD 428 Education Foundation board members as they traveled to every school in the district handing out money to deserving teachers.

April 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Barton Community College to close for Easter break

Barton Community College will be closed on Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17 for Easter break. Barton's Center for Adult Education and Shafer Art Gallery will also be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 18.

April 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local schools ready for new K-12 English standards

The Kansas State Department of Education is proposing revisions to the current College and Career Ready Standards in English Language Arts. Area residents are invited to learn more and offer feedback at a public meeting next month in Great Bend.

April 08, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Loving named Teacher of the Year

Amanda Loving, Riley School second-grade teacher, has been selected as the USD 428 Teacher of the Year for the upcoming school year. She will now advance to the Kansas Teacher of the Year competition.

April 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Roofing bid on school board agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will approve a bid for roofing at Great Bend High School when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. Other items on the agenda include recognition of the district's Teacher of the Year candidate; recognition of GBHS Future Business Leaders of America who earned awards at state competition; first reading of 2017-2018 handbooks for teachers and students, and approval of a bid for asbestos abatement and HVAC at the Field House.

April 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Free summer camp available for kids with cancer

Registration is now open for Camp Hope, a summer camp for youth who have, or have had, cancer. It takes place each June at Barton Community College's Camp Aldrich near Claflin.

April 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Kloos supports Kansans Can initiative

Kansas gubernatorial candidate Rick Kloos, Independent, stopped by the Tribune offices Wednesday on his way to the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Show. He was ...

April 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Give blood during National Volunteer Month

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way for those who ...

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Girl Scouts honors dedicated volunteers

WICHITA - Thirty Northwestern Kansas residents were recognized at the Annual Meeting and Recognition Breakfast on April 7 with special awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas ...

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Take it back!

After squeezing all the toothpaste out of a tube, Great Bend High School students in their advisory class find putting it back in a challenge ...

April 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Makings retires from Sunflower Diversified Services after 25 years

Ladeska "Decky" Makings was diagnosed with polio when she was only 4 years old. She and a friend who had been in treatment together were ...

April 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Volunteer for ‘Keep It Clean Kansas’ state park cleanup

TOPEKA – Whether you're looking for a way to gain some volunteer hours or simply just feel like "giving back," consider volunteering for the 2018 ...

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas license plates to undergo makeover

TOPEKA - License plates for newly registered cars in Kansas are undergoing a makeover.

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


March Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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