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Mitten Tree project at American State Bank

American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its 13th annual Mitten Tree charitable project at all of its branches through mid-December. The Mitten Tree gives bank customers and community members a chance to donate new hats, gloves, scarves, coats and mittens to children and families in need as a way to brighten their holiday season.

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Building relationships improves schools

The system for monitoring children's reading and math skills can also apply to their behavior, Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education members were told Thursday.

November 30, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


No injuries reported in collision

Two pickups collided around 6 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Broadway and Washington in Great Bend.

November 30, 2017 | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

November 30, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Young family is resilient months after tornado

Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series that began Tuesday, Nov. 27. On May 16, a narrow but powerful tornado destroyed homes west of Great Bend. Three of the families affected shared how they are managing to get their lives back on track. Something, they said, they couldn't have done without the outpouring of support they received from the community.

November 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business.

November 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


‘Barton Experience’ extends beyond college

When Kami Maxwell travels to other towns and talks to potential students about Barton Community College, she invites them to visit the campus - and watch for the billboard with her smiling face.

November 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fort Larned highway rest area closed for winter

Fort Larned National Historic Site will be closing the park's rest area on K-156 for the winter, from Dec. 1, 2017, to March 1, 2018.

November 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County hosts active shooter training

BY VERONICA COONS

November 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


It’s beginning to look like Christmas in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Garden Club decorated the planter boxes downtown this past weekend in time for Christkindlmarket, Sunday, Dec. 3. Mike Westerman, secretary of the garden club, and Kent Roth (not shown) layered the varied evergreens and club members attached the bulbs and bows. Here, Helen Urban puts on the finishing touch - Christmas wrapped boxes she made for each of the planter boxes.

November 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


‘Good audit’ for Barton with one correction

Their schedules showed the students should have been in class when their federal work-study timecards showed they were on the job. That discrepancy caught the attention of auditors at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, who reported a "significant deficiency" in that area of internal control at Barton Community College.

November 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Traffic stops leads to arrest

Barton County Sheriff deputy Sheriff Sierra Thorne stopped a 1998 Buick LeSabre at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the 1300 block of 10th Street and arrested Randall Long, 22, of Garden City on drug and traffic charges.

November 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A time for giving

The Golden Belt Community Foundation is working hard for the forth year to help the community on Giving Tuesday by taking donations for local charities.

November 28, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC to host ‘Pioneer Cooking’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Pioneer Cooking" from noon to 1 p.m. today at the GBRC Activity Center located at 2715 18th.

November 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honor Band

Great Bend High School Band students Allen To, mallets, and Alex Smith, trumpet, were recently selected for the Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor and which will meet this Saturday in Dodge City. They were selected by recorded auditions and will be part of the 18-county band. After a day of rehearsal, they will present a concert at 3:15 p.m. at the Dodge City High School Auditorium. To and Smith are both sophomores.

November 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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F.O.P. SHOPPING SPREE

Everyone looks forward to a day off, especially on an unseasonably warm Saturday in December. While many were home, watching football, catching up on outdoor ...

December 09, 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 the ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff enters ‘not guilty’ plea to misdemeanor

Friday's court appearance for Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir was canceled after his attorney entered a plea of not guilty to the misdemeanor charge ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Track repair, PAC fans on school board agenda

Details for bids on the Great Bend High School track repair will be presented to the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education when it ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rec commission phones on board agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's Board of Directors will consider a "phone system request for proposal" when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Circles of Central Kansas fights poverty

Circles of Central Kansas hosted its first community event, "Poverty Paradigm Experience," on Thursday at the Heartland Community Church in Great Bend. The program was ...

December 08, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Bailey picked as acting GBPD chief

Great Bend Police Department Lt. David Bailey has been named interim Chief for the GBPD, effective Monday, Mayor Mike Allison and Interim City Administrator George ...

December 08, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Orientation for new elected city officials set

Great Bend City Clerk Shawna Schafer and Interim City Administrator George Kolb announced Friday an orientation meeting for newly elected city officials, including mayor and ...

December 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Vespers Concert is Sunday

The A Cappella Choir will be 65 voices strong when students take the stage Sunday at the Great Bend High School Auditorium. But the choir ...

December 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Time to shop

December 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Preventing theft

One of the most common crimes of the holiday season - and one that is often preventable - is theft from vehicles, according to local law enforcement ...

December 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Senior party is Dec. 14

The Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will hold its Christmas Dinner and Open House at noon Thursday, Dec. 14.

December 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Angel Tree benefits Sunflower Diversified adult clients

A Community Adult Angel Tree decorated with ornaments representing adult clients at Sunflower Diversified Services is now located in the east lobby at Great Bend ...

December 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | 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 ...

December 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Two injured when car hits deer

STAFFORD COUNTY - Kansas Highway Patrol reports two people from Hutchinson were taken to a Stafford County hospital on Wednesday morning after a vehicle struck a ...

December 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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