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City Council vents anger over tree removal

It was a furious Great Bend City Council that scolded Central Kansas Library System Director Harry Willems Monday night over the cutting down last week of a tree that blocked the view of the new CKLS sign. The 20-year-old ash at the corner of Broadway and Stone stood on city property but permission from the city was not sought.

May 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Just who is Bob Dole?

Robert J. "Bob" Dole's western Kansas values are a good fit for what Fort Hays State University values. The university will honor Dole at the FHSU Commencement ceremonies May 13 and 14, awarding him the university's first-ever honorary doctorate. He will be the keynote speaker both days.

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LONG TIME COMING

Improvements to the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Bandshell area of Jack Kilby Square were discussed at the April 18. City Council meeting. Monday night, those changes took a step closer to becoming a reality.

May 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KCAC tournment kicks off with community night

Great Bend will host the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference softball and baseball tournament for the third year from Wednesday through Saturday.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Amanda Hackerott with greeters Terry Lewis and Sarah Adams. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grants awarded for STEM projects, phonics

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of stories about Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation minigrants awarded to teachers recently.

May 02, 2016 | By Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Plains Quilts of Valor honors veterans

Veterans received quilts donated by the "Golden Plains Quilts of Valor" on April 29 at the American Legion Argonne Post No. 180, Great Bend. All photos were taken by Marianne Krallman.

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High school students enter ‘Vortex Exhibit’ at Shafer Art Gallery

Students from Great Bend, Ellinwood, Larned and Hoisington high schools have their art on display as part of the Shafer Gallery's "Vortex Exhibit" from May 2-4. The Shafer Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is always free.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


KDOT requesting comments on STIP amendment

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is requesting comments on the amendment to the FFY 2016-2019 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) document.

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Graduate Flury achieves success

LARNED - When Blake Flury was 11 years old, he dropped out of school when his mother passed away.

April 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Barton music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free and open to the public.

April 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Text cases come to life at Field Ops Day

Barton Community College's medical and emergency services students stepped out of the classroom to test their skills in life-like emergency scenarios during Field Ops Day on campus Saturday.

April 30, 2016 | Story and photos by Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Ukuleles and robots on Great Bend teacher wish lists

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of stories about minigrants awarded to teachers by the USD Education Foundation.

April 30, 2016 | Information compiled by Jennifer Schartz, USD 428 | Local News


Make and Take

Nearly 20 years ago, Great Bend USD 428's Steve Wolf visited Wichita and saw a resource center where teachers could find everything they needed to make posters and bulletin boards. That was the inspiration for Great Bend's Parent Teacher Resource Center, which opened its doors in January 1997.

April 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend Tree Boards marks Arbor Day with tree giveaway

Michael Fletcher, arborist with the Great Bend Tree Board, marked a decades long Arbor Day tradition with fifth graders at Great Bend elementary schools and Holy Family Catholic School Friday afternoon. Each spring, the Great Bend Tree Board distributes redbud tree seedlings to fourth grade students in the district as part of its ongoing community outreach project with the National Arbor Day Society.

April 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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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


Budget, schools, gun laws topics of second legislative coffee

Richard Schenck with Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, the sponsor of the Great Bend legislative coffee, introduced Rep. Tori Arnberger, Great Bend, and Sen Mary Jo ...

March 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 proclamations ...

March 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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