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Free craft workshop teaches basket weaving with cattails

September 28, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS Marching Band at State Fair

The Great Bend High School Marching Panther Band received three "I" ratings on its performance at the Bretz-Young Law Arena at the Kansas State Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Selections performed were Malaguena and El Gato Triste. Fifty bands competed in downtown and fairground marching. The band will also perform at the GBHS Homecoming Parade and halftime which will feature the marching show, "Latin Heat." Band and orchestra students are also selling tickets for the annual Homecoming Chili Supper on Friday, Oct. 2.

September 28, 2015 | | Local News


BCSO lieutenant introduced

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir last week appointed Steve Billinger as lieutenant for the Barton County Sheriff's Office. On Monday morning, Bellendir introduced the veteran law enforcement officer to the County Commission.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission votes to re-up with Workfit

A Barton County Commission split over the cost narrowly approved the practice of the county paying for pre-employment physicals for new hires.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas AG prepping for arguments in U.S. high court

TOPEKA – When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its annual term next week, it will hear oral arguments in three Kansas capital murder cases, including one from Barton County, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday. In all three instances, the arguments will center around constitutional questions.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Randy Stonehill singing at River of Life

Christian recording artists Randy Stonehill and Buck Storm will be at the River of Life Church in Great Bend on Monday, Sept. 28, to present a free acoustic concert. The church is located at 1219 Main and the program starts at 7 p.m.

September 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius launches 2015-2016 Sebelius Lecture Series

The lecture series named for one of Fort Hays State University's most notable alumni, former U.S. Rep. Keith Sebelius, will feature an October appearance by his daughter-in-law, Kathleen Sebelius, former U.S. secretary of health and human services to President Barack Obama.

September 27, 2015 | | Local News


Patrol announces plans for Post-It Inspiration from State Fair Patrol car

Every year, the Kansas Highway Patrol hosts an informational booth at the Kansas State Fair. This year's fair came after a few particularly difficult weeks for law enforcement, with several officers killed in the line of duty throughout the U.S. During the fair, an unplanned event became a unique attraction and took center stage at the Patrol's booth. On the first day of the fair, one kind act was all it took to get the momentum building for what became a touching and humbling time for KHP personnel, as well as those in other law enforcement agencies ...

September 27, 2015 | | Local News


City offers help for trees damaged by storms and drought

When high speed winds pushed through yards in Great Bend Sept. 10 and 11, trees and branches were scattered across yards and driveways in different parts of the city, and its taken time to clean up and haul away the mess. For those who lost trees, now is a great time to take advantage of the Great Bend Tree Board's tree rebate and dead tree removal program, said Arborist Michael Fletcher, a member of the tree board.

September 27, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


LIFE SAVERS

Firefighters from central Kansas enjoy the camaraderie just as much as the training provided by the Great Bend fire department.

September 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


​New group helps survivors of suicide loss

A new support group is forming for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

September 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'Going to See the Elephant'

Paige Crocker, freshman in theater education, has known her destiny since seventh grade.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


‘Humphrey’ puts everyone on same page

Friday's scene may have been a first at Great Bend schools: Elementary students all over town attended pep rallies to celebrate reading a book.

September 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Lions promote health at State Fair

At the final day of the Kansas State fair on Sunday, Sept. 20, the Lions Screening mobile Unit saw 294 people who were screened for issues in hearing, blood pressure, glucose, pedia-vision and adult eye screening. The screening was free to the public, and helped inform the tested individuals of possible issues that were detected by the screening mobile unit.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


Half-marathon volunteers shares her weight-loss story

Peggy Haag of Great Bend lost her mother eight years ago, and has been raising two small children without the wisdom and guidance of their grandmother.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


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Great Bend resident plays in Mozart Festival

Local Great Bend Resident that now lives in Texas performed at Mozart Festival in San Antonio, Texas.

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local paramedic receives prestigious award

Being recognized for your hard work, leadership skills and a job well done can be seen through many different eyes, but it only takes one ...

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


‘Wild Places’ close to home

George Frazier says his new book, "The Last Wild Places of Kansas," isn't a guide, but it may lead readers to explore some places ...

August 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Party in the Park worth the effort

Sure, it takes a lot of work to throw an event like the City of Great Bend's Party in the Park. But, Community Coordinator ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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 a ...

August 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Baton named CDL test site

Industry demand has driven continued expansion of the Barton Community College Commercial Driver's License program. Barton is now an official test site and a ...

August 18, 2016 | BY BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


The movies are over, but the fresh veggies remain for now

The free summer outdoor movie series is over, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington said. This year the city put more movies on Friday nights ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Angel hired to lead Family Crisis Center

On August 16th The Family Crisis Center Board unanimously voted to hire Rachel Angel as the new Executive Director.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Meet the Panthers on Sunday

The Panther Booster Club will host its first community-wide Meet the Panthers event at 5 p.m. Sunday at the band shell in Jack Kilby ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Salvation Army distributes 200 backpacks

The Salvation Army helped more than 200 children return to school this week with new backpacks filled with school supplies.

August 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Filling them up

It wasn't kids getting on the school buses parked outside Great Bend businesses this week.

August 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KDADS awards $580,000 in Mental Health Substance Use Prevention Grants

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Acting Secretary Tim Keck announced Wednesday the award of 17 grants totaling $580,000 for the Kansas ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County Sheriff makes two meth busts over weekend

LARNED - On Aug. 12, 2016 a Pawnee County Sheriff's Office Deputy made contact with a subject traveling from Nebraska to Oklahoma. During the investigation ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


4-H family welcomes Japanese exchange student

For the past three weeks, Liberty Marsh, 12, a member of the South Bend Jolly Workers, has played hostess to Kotono Sugito, 12, a member ...

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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