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A new tree in the forest

What a difference a week can make. Last Friday, Great Bend was inches deep in rain from an all day shower. This week, its sunny skies and perfect weather for planting a tree. That's exactly what Lincoln fifth-grader Natalie Williams did after school, with a little help from her friends on the Great Bend Tree Board, Vickie Berryman and Lisa Whipple.

May 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


OTR for May 6, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ellinwood Rotary putting a colorful twist on community event

The Ellinwood Rotary Club will change up a favorite June Jaunt activity this year. For the past couple of years they organized a Color Run, but after the initial year, attendance waned. What was missing, they believed, was a sense of competition that would get teams revved up to take part.

May 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Star Wars/Dave Brubeck Day

The Great Bend High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Mark DeWald, poses for a photo before playing for the Great Bend Noon Kiwainis Club, Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant. Because it was May 4, the band's selections included some Star Wars music. May the Fourth be with you!

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New Amber Meadows plat will solve old problems

If one drives past the Amber Meadows area, they will likely see large puddles of water standing in the undeveloped parts of the subdivision.

May 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Variety Show opens Friday

The Great Bend High School Music Department will host the Variety Show Friday and Saturday in the GBHS Auditorium. Tickets may still be purchased, said Vocal Director Susan Stambaugh. There is no Sunday performance this year.

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Drug Take Back Day a success.

Drug Take back day that was held last Saturday turned out to a great success for Barton County and the City of Great Bend.

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


UWCK Literacy Kits

Throughout 2015, numerous businesses, organizations, and individuals took time out their busy schedules to help the United Way of Central Kansas prepare 400 Literacy Kits to be distributed at Kindergarten Round-Ups in Great Bend, Ellinwood, Larned, and Otis-Bison. On May 6, the last of those Literacy Kits will be given out to enrolling Kindergarteners at Holy Family Elementary School.

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New coach to be introduced at USD 428 board meeting

Coach Tim Brooks will be introduced during the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, set for 5 p.m. Monday, May 9 at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.

May 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Celebrating 250 Years of Volga German Heritage

PORTLAND, Oregon - Responding the 1763 invitation of Catherine the Great for Western Europeans to move to the Russian Empire, more than 30,000 immigrants (mostly Germans) made the trek to the Russian Steppe between 1764 and 1772. Of significance to those whose descendants settled the western Kansas prairie 110 years later, nine Roman Catholic colonies were founded along the Volga River in 1766: Degott (July 18), Graf (June 10), Herzog (July 14), Katharinenstadt (June 27), Louis (June 14), Mariental (June 16), Rohleder (June 14), Schuck (July 18), and Volmer (July 18).

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Library adds new titles in April

Here are new items added to the Great Bend Public Library in April

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Give blood during Trauma Awareness Month

During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply for patient emergencies.

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Riley School plans for centennial

Riley School will celebrate its 100th birthday in September.

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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.

May 05, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington Chamber announces Labor Day Parade theme

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Labor Day Committee has set plans in motion for the 120th Annual Celebration scheduled Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2-5.

May 05, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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EHS rich in cultural exchange

Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part story. An interview with three Ellinwood High School exchange students earlier this week resulted ...

March 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Teachers offered used computers

Employees at Great Bend USD 428 can purchase used desktop and laptop computers as they are replaced with new ones. Prices range from $75 to ...

March 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Address unknown

Barton County established its 911 addressing system in 1989. But, as the county's mapping system is much more advanced now, it has become more ...

March 14, 2017 | | Local News


Commission marks colon cancer month

It was two years ago that Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir was diagnosed with colon cancer. Now a cancer survivor, the 55-year-old Bellendir is a ...

March 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBPL recipient of Whelan Endowment Fund

Vickie Herl, the Great Bend Public Library's administrative manager, will celebrate 45 years as a staff member on St. Patrick's Day, March 17 ...

March 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


All-American Boys Chorus will wrap up concert season

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present the All-American Boys Chorus as its last concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday ...

March 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GB schools gain state recognition

Great Bend school board members heard good news on Monday concerning USD 428's progress in the state's Multi-Tiered Support System program. Todd Wiedemann ...

March 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission OKs new spray truck

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the replacement of spray truck for the Noxious Weed Department, but the approval was not without opposition.

March 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization on BCC agenda

An interlocal agreement for a Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization program will be reviewed at the Barton Community College Board of Trustees Study Session, set for 4 ...

March 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County moves ahead with joint extension district

Barton County will be part of a joint extension district with Ellis County following action by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

March 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BANNING THE BURN

Citing extremely dry conditions and high winds creating an "imminent threat of fire," the Barton County Commission Monday morning signed a resolution establishing a temporary ...

March 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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