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BCC online enrollment continues to see growth

Barton Community College's enrollment of students outside its traditional seven-county service area continues to increase, thanks to students taking courses online.

September 20, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Sky's the Limit

Now that Great Bend High School owns its own fleet of drones, students are learning how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles could fit into their future.

September 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pulling to a victory

For the second year in a row Rick Remmert of Great Bend took first place in the 4,000-pound antique tractor pull at the Kansas State Fair. The event, sponsored by the Kansas Association of Antique Tractor Pulls, took place Sunday morning. In addition, he took second place in the 3,500-pound division and placed in the 4,500-pound division. Remmert has been tractor pulling for eight years and drives a 1953 International Harvester. The outside of the tractor must remain "stock" and the engines burn regular fuel.

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OSHA investigating worker’s amputation injury at Ellsworth

A 28-year-old male employee of The Ellsworth Co-op had his left leg amputated Monday when he stepped into an open auger well inside a steel grain bin, while the auger was running. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Wichita office has opened an investigation at the grain handling facility.

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Screenings for kids birth through 2 offered

The Sunflower Early Education Center will offer free screenings for all children from birth through 2 years old. They will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the center, 1312 Patton Road in Great Bend.

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sherriff - Sept. 19

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


State Fair opinion poll: Trump leads in Kansas

HUTCHINSON – The Secretary of State's Office closed its annual State Fair Opinion Poll Sunday afternoon and the results have been tallied. The poll consisted of five questions with topics ranging from the presidential campaign to the 2024 Olympic venue. A total of 390 people participated.

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


Pawnee County Health Department and Sheriff’s Department team up to make schools safer

LARNED - Thanks to a surplus in emergency preparedness funding provided to the Pawnee County Health Department through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, schools in Pawnee County will be receiving 120 emergency buckets fi lled with a variety of items to help with sheltering in place. Th is could be helpful in the event of natural disasters, like tornadoes, or in the event of a school lockdown.

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City proceeds with GBPD remodeling effort

The Great Bend City Council voted Monday night to proceed with plans on how to best way to remodel the Great Bend Police Department. The nearly 90-year-old structure needs updating to accommodate current needs.

September 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


ANOTHER CHANCE

Citing progress in the cleaning up and repairing of four run-down homes in the 2100 block of 16th Street, the Great Bend City Council voted Monday night to table action on condemning the structures for demolition for 60 days.

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs leases for two baseball teams

It was a double play at the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night as the council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign lease agreements with both the professional Great Bend Boom and the collegiate Great Bend Bat Cats organizers for their 2017 summer seasons.

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pawnee County Health Department and Pawnee County Sheriff’s Department team up to make Pawnee County

LARNED - Thanks to a surplus in emergency preparedness funding provided to the Pawnee County Health Department through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, schools in Pawnee County will be receiving 120 emergency buckets filled with a variety of items to help with sheltering in place. This could be helpful in the event of natural disasters, like tornadoes, or in the event of a school lockdown.

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


White Out or Red & Black, Homecoming

Great Bend High School and the rest of USD 428 are gearing up for Homecoming 2016 this Friday.

September 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Name released in officer-involved-shooting in Ellsworth County

ELLSWORTH - Authorities have released the name of a suspect who was shot as he was being apprehended by officers from multiple law enforcement agencies in Ellsworth County, last Thursday night and Friday morning, Sept. 15-16 in Ellsworth County.

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Salvation Army – 2445 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Tiffany Schoendaler with greeters Amanda Baxter and Shannon Stafford. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Council to appoint interim city administrator

On the agenda for Monday night's Great Bend City Council meeting is the appointment of City Attorney Bob Suelter as the interim city administrator ...

August 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Henneke resigns from City Council

Great Bend Second Ward City Councilman Wayne Henneke resigned his position on the council Wednesday morning.

August 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ohnmacht found guilty of spitting on pizza

LARNED – Following a bench trial Wednesday morning, Pawnee County District Judge Bruce Gatterman found Jacob Ohnmacht, 27, of Larned, guilty of criminal threat involving the ...

August 17, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


For City of Great Bend, public safety is upmost concern

The City of Great Bend has a focused and united goal and that is public safety, a news release issued by city officials said. It ...

August 17, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Partington resigns as city administrator

Longtime Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington announced Wednesday afternoon his retirement, effective immediately. His action follows months of controversy engulfing him, the city and ...

August 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Total eclipse of the sun

MANHATTAN - From coast to coast and across the heartland, the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be an awe-inspiring and rare event, says a Kansas ...

August 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Travelers encourage to plan ahead and travel safely

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will occur as the moon passes directly in front of the sun, darkening the sky. With increased traffic ...

August 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC will host eclipse events

A total solar eclipse will occur over the United States on Aug. 21, visible on a path from Oregon to South Carolina, crossing over northeast ...

August 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend City Council meeting being moved

It will be a little awkward when the Great Bend City Council meets Monday night as the meeting will be split between two locations.

August 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo loses longtime resident ‘Sunny’ the tiger

It is with great sadness that the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo announced Wednesday the passing of its beloved Bengal Tiger, Sunny. Sunny Delight was humanely ...

August 16, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


IT’S HER PARTY

WICHITA - A teenager battling cancer with Great Bend connections enjoyed a "Sweet 16," birthday, thanks to the kindness of a stranger.

August 15, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Weekend accident claims Stafford Co. official

STAFFORD - A current Stafford County Commissioner, Shane Stimatze, was found dead at his home in rural Stafford County on Monday from an apparent accident that ...

August 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Vehicle registration snafu uncovered

Claflin Police Chief Gary Vaughan was approached last week by a Claflin man who lent his vehicle to a friend. The friend was stopped by ...

August 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Cuts in federal funding a trend

It's a mouth full and its an annual ritual for the Unified School District 428 School board. But the approval of Local Consolidated Plan ...

August 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


District enrollment holding close to constant

With the first day of school a week away, the early enrollment numbers for Unified School District 428 are in and looking good, Superintendent Khris ...

August 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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