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Countryside Veterinary Associates earns recognition as 2016 Business of the Year

EDITOR'S NOTE: Countryside Veterinary Associates was notified of its Business of the Year Award prior to the unexpected Feb. 11 death of Jerry Schrader, DVM. This story was written the week of Schrader's passing.

February 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Possible case of mumps reported at GBHS

The Barton County Health Department is investigating a possible mumps case at Great Bend High School.

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Goss, Cavanaugh join GBHS Hall of Fame

There were standing ovations Friday for longtime Great Bend resident Jean Cavanaugh and for Great Bend native Mike Goss, the two newest members of the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame.

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Saint Francis Community Services offers free foster parent training

Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for an upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting at 6 p.m. on February 27, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2101 Jackson Street, in Great Bend.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

4-H shooters take aim

The Barton County 4-H Winter Classic Air Rifle Sports Match was held on Saturday at the Great Bend Expo grounds. Shooters from all over the western part of the state came out to qualify for the state match that will be held in April.

February 18, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

LOVE, SEX and the IRS

A farce about dodging taxes and scamming the Internal Revenue Service will have audiences laughing at the next Great Bend Community Theatre production, "Love, Sex and the IRS," directed by Ken Harton.

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Commission and council to meet this week

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams, and Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Tribune brings Army Jazz Band to town

The 312th Army Jazz Band from Lawrence is coming to the Crest Theater to perform at the 23rd annual Great Bend Jazz Festival. This free concert sponsored by the Great Bend Tribune and the Great Bend Jazz Festival starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Crest, 1905 Lakin Ave.

February 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Teresa, Mike Malone to chair academic drive

The Barton Community College Foundation will kick off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign on March 1. Teresa and Dr. Mike Malone of Great Bend will serve as honorary co-chairs for the month-long fundraising effort.

February 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Program offers help with college, career planning

Before heading out on job interviews or seeking financial aid for education beyond high school, students at Barton County Academy – and anyone else who cares to attend – can explore future possibilities by attending two free programs next week.

February 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

UWCK reaches goal

United Way of Central Kansas has reached its goal of $275,000 for 2017, UWCK Executive Director Julie Smith said.

February 16, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


HOISINGTON – From the heavy-duty bunker gear worn to a fire call to the ever-rising price of equipment, the business of fighting fires has evolved dramatically in the past 30 years, Hoisington Fire Chief Jerry Stricker said Wednesday night.

February 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Hoisington PD gets approval for new vehicle


February 16, 2017 | RAY STRUNK | Local News

PTRC open house Thursday

Great Bend USD 428's Parent Teacher Resource Center (PTRC) will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, to celebrate its 20th anniversary. No room fees will be charged Thursday. PTRC is a workroom available to educators and the community, located on the southwest side of the Washington Early Childhood Center (the former Washington Elementary School) at 2535 Lakin Ave. For easy entry park on Washington Street close to 12th Street and look for the PTRC sign.

February 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Claflin Mayor ‘thumbs down’ on storage request

CLAFLIN - Shane Suchy returned to the Claflin City Council Monday night in anticipation of its findings on his December proposal to bring five storage units and place them on the property at 130 NE Ave. and K-4. He didn't get the answer he was hoping for.

February 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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Hoisington awards TGT dollars to GPS Kids Club

HOISINGTON - Kids and parents involved with Hoisington's GPS Kids Club showed up in force Monday night to lend support to a request from Debbie ...

March 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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 ...

March 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Huge wild fires in Rice and Mcpherson counties

LYONS - Firefighting crews from around central Kansas including a brush truck from Great Bend were fighting three wildfires in Rice and McPherson counties Wednesday evening ...

March 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Kanopolis Lake sees lower spring lake elevations

MARQUETTE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake advises visitors that early spring lake elevations will be lower than in normal years ...

March 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Advertising alert for local businesses

The City of Great Bend issued information Wednesday about companies that are using the city's name and logo for their financial benefit through unendorsed ...

March 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Girl Scouts brighten day for preschooler with heart disease

Great Bend Girl Scouts are wrapping up cookie sales but they took time recently to befriend a 4-year-old girl with a rare disease. Troop 11142 ...

March 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Hop on board FrogWatch USA

With spring just around the corner, the sixth season for Cheyenne Bottoms' FrogWatch Chapter is starting and volunteers are needed to help monitor area frogs ...

March 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend toddler wins Mini Miss Kansas

Saylor Heredia, 3 years old, the daughter of Great Bend residents Tonya Schaffer and Josh Heredia, was crowned Mini Miss Kansas this past weekend at ...

March 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission OKs county burn ban

Last Tuesday as 50 mile-per-hour winds whipped the region, Barton County Register of Deeds Pam Wornkey watched nervously as tongues of flame crackled and smoke ...

March 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Architect reviews needs at USD 428

with mug of Terry Wiggers

March 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Vehicle abandoned following GBPD pursuit

A motorist led a Sgt. Ryan DeYoung from the Great Bend Police Department on a pursuit at 3:22 a.m. Sunday. The sergeant reportedly ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Disturbance leads to arrest on aggravated battery charge

A Great Bend man was arrested Saturday evening following a disturbance at 2721 Forest Ave. At 5:40 p.m. a caller reported Nicholas Hixson ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Chemical spill reported Sunday night

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to a report of a chemical leak at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Patton ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Marshall meets with ethanol producers

LYONS – On Saturday, Congressman Marshall, M.D. met with ethanol producers and agriculture industry leaders at the Kansas Ethanol LLC facility to discuss the preservation ...

March 12, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Senior Food Box Sign-up Monday

Barton County residents who are interested in participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for Seniors are encouraged to attend a Walk-In sign up event ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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