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Burdett to celebrate Pluto, mini putt Saturday

BURDETT - It's your chance to dress up in your favorite space costume and compete in the first-ever Interplanetary Golf Tournament.

April 21, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Thomas to stand trial for murder

Freddie Alec Thomas will stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder for the Sept. 11, 2015, shooting death of Jeremy Alan Saldana outside a Great Bend home.

April 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend teens enter pleas in school bus battery case

ELLSWORTH – Two Great Bend teenaged boys appeared in Ellsworth County District Court in Ellsworth Wednesday, one pleading not guilty and one no contest to a single count each of battery done in a rude manner, Ellsworth County Attorney Joe Shepack said. The charges are in connection with an alleged assault on a Great Bend High School school bus carrying the GBHS swim team home from Manhattan Feb. 6.

April 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local officials fear delayed KDOT projects will be canceled

The Kansas Department of Transportation will delay several road projects scheduled for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, including the next leg in what has been called the Northwest Passage in an effort to help balance the state's budget. However, city and economic development officials fear delay is merely a euphemism for cancel.

April 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Big First candidates file campaign finance reports

There are three Republican candidates vying for Kansas First Congressional seat, incumbent Tim Huelskamp of Fowler, and challengers Alan LaPolice of Clyde and Roger Marshall of Great Bend.

April 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 431 breaks ground on new Lincoln Elementary School

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April 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Smoky Hill Trail talk at Historical Museum

Barton County Historical Society will host a program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, featuring Dr. Elton Beougher, president of the Smoky Hill Trail Association.

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mingenback leaves St. Rose

Mark Mingenback already knows he will miss his extended family at St. Rose Health Center but he plans to remain active in the community and pursue new business opportunities.

April 20, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


State Treasurer visits Ellinwood Rotary Club

State Treasurer Ron Estes presented the program at the Ellinwood Rotary Club Tuesday, April 19. He gave an informative talk about the state's efforts in returning unclaimed property to Kansans. Anything from payroll to the contents of safe deposit boxes are turned over to the state after five years if businesses are unable to find the owner and do so themselves, he said.

April 20, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Charity Wine Tasting not just for wine lovers

April 29 will mark the 15th year for Great Bend's Charity Wine Tasting event, which raises money for Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas. There will also be craft beers and spirits to taste.

April 20, 2016 | By Tribune Staff | Local News


THE SEASON FOR SEALING

Starting now, motorists in the north and west central parts of Barton County may need to adjust their driving habits. The 2016 blacktop asphalt overlay and sealing season is underway in these areas, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips said.

April 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Student volunteers to help clean up city

Next Wednesday, the City will have 300-plus Great Bend High School students on city grounds doing community service work, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington said.

April 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Writers Club to meet

All writers, authors and poets are invited to attend the 6th District Writers Club meeting at 1:30 p.m. on April 23, at the Delos Smith Center at 101 West First Street in Hutchinson. Guest Speaker will be George Martin of Ellinwood, columnist, poet, published author and storyteller. There will be a writing contest and prizes for those voted the "best authors of the day." Snacks will be provided. There is no cost to

April 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City of Claflin hires new police chief

CLAFLIN - The Claflin City Council met Monday, April 11 at the city building, and City Clerk Patricia Schmidt sent minutes of that meeting to the Tribune.

April 19, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington man arrested on drug and firearms charges

HOISINGTON – A Hoisington man is in custody after threatening his wife and law enforcement officers.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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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 ...

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


USD 431 prepares for end of year

With the end of the school year just a couple weeks away, the USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night with only a few ...

May 05, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Youngster to age out of Sunflower’s early ed after achieving many successes

While Lyndsay Perez didn't know exactly what was happening, she knew there was something wrong.

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


Crime Stoppers awards $500

It's not often that the Crime Stoppers board of directors gets to see where its money is going, but on Tuesday five people stepped ...

May 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Minigrants fund hands-on teaching tools

Editor's note: This is the final story in a series about the Great Bend Education Foundation's 2016-2017 minigrants.

May 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pioneer Day

Great Bend's third graders were given a taste of life in the olden days on Wednesday. More than 200 children spent the day at ...

May 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo News: GBHS work study helps our zoo

Wednesday afternoon, 18-year-old Jacob Garcia from Great Bend High School was busy preparing a salad for Chunga, an African Crested Porcupine at the Great Bend ...

May 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow

The aerial photo of downtown Great Bend presented to the City Council Monday night put the proposed water line improvement project into prospective. It had ...

May 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Baker trial date rescheduled

The trial for the Great Bend man whose trailer came unhitched and killed two motorcyclists on 10th Street in 2014 has been rescheduled for this ...

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Minigrants fund reading, math enrichment

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of stories about Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation minigrants.

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


First Southern Baptist Church open on National Day of Prayer

The Annex of the First Southern Baptist Church, at 19th and Harrison, will be open from noon until 1 p.m. on Thursday, National Day ...

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Enid Okla. man died in car accident in Russell County

RUSSELL COUNTY - One person died in fatal accident in Russell County on U.S. 281 at 7:10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28.

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘All things are starting to align’

Despite the work that went into bringing a transload facility to Great Bend, the idea behind it is a simple one, the Great Bend City ...

May 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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