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Ringing in the holidays

They are among the first signs of the coming Christmas season and the Salvation Army's signature red kettles will soon be appearing in local businesses.

November 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 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 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Remodeled Ed Center would enlarge board room

Dozens of students and parents waited in the foyer of the Great Bend USD 428 District Education Center on Monday before joining the school board meeting already in progress. If the board approves a remodeling project proposed by Superintendent Brad Reed that night, some day there will be a larger board room with a new entrance.

November 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Driver, pedestrian offer 2 versions of accident

Great Bend Police investigated two injury accidents last Saturday on 10th Street. Neither involved life-threatening injuries, according to the police reports which were released Wednesday.

November 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bridge closed northwest of Great Bend

The Barton County Engineering Department announced Wednesday afternoon that the bridge over Walnut Creek on NW 20 Avenue between 30 and 40 roads will be closed until further notice. The bridge is located northwest of Great Bend.

November 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


DECKING THE HALLS AND MORE

It is not even Thanksgiving and Christmas is over a month away, but for three weeks, the holidays have been very much on the minds of Great Bend city officials.

November 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Taking advantage of good weather

ELLINWOOD- Tuesday afternoon, Ellinwood city workers and representatives from Lakin Township made steady progress building up the Park Ave. road bed just north of Woodhaven Care Center, leading to the Ellinwood Municipal Airport at the western edge of the city. The work is part of flood control efforts the city has undertaken to prevent flooding like that witnessed following a 2014 storm that dumped about nine inches of rain in just a few hours.

November 16, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBRH honors area vets

More than 200 military veterans were served a hearty breakfast at Great Bend Regional Hospital during the health-care facility's sixth annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on Friday morning, Nov. 11. The annual event always draws a crowd for the three-course homemade breakfast and the old-fashioned camaraderie.

November 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


St. Rose Health Center sponsors heart-failure support group

Those who have been diagnosed with heart failure may benefit from a four-session support group at St. Rose Health Center.

November 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New activity bus and pickup purchased

The new activity bus at Great Bend USD 428 hit the road almost as soon as it was delivered, and Monday the school board approved the purchase of a second bus.

November 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington Main Street project completed

HOISINGTON - Code Enforcement Officer Dolores Kipper presented a report to the Hoisington City Council Monday night on her efforts to combat residential blight over the past year. She asked the council for their blessing to move forward on a campaign to enforce owners requirement to replace broken glass on windows, rather than simply boarding up the openings. Paint, or rather, the lack of, was another point of the discussion. Council members encouraged Kipper to approach property owners with copies of the International Building Code ordinances the city has adopted, and to remind them of the need-based grant dollars available if ...

November 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS football tickets to be sold Thursday and Friday

General admission tickets for the Great Bend High School football semi-finals with Goddard Friday will be sold from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday in the Activities Office at the high school. Ticket prices are $5 for students and $6 for adults. Ticket sales at the gates will open at 5 p.m.

November 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dale Hogg and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

November 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


HITTING THE HIGHWAYS

Going over the hills and through the woods to grandmother's house or elsewhere will be a common theme this Thanksgiving.

November 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Public Library to align summer hours with school calendar

Next year, patrons of the Great Bend Public Library will find summer hours aligned with the USD 428 school year. Now, instead of hours changing between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the actual dates will shift from year to year depending on the school calendar. After looking into the change, the only cost associated with the change will be replacing the tie-on sign that advertises the hours, and that, Director Harry Willems said, is in need of replacing anyway. But, he added, they will need to determine the best way to communicate the message on the sign, as the actual ...

November 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Zoo news: New species arrives at zoo

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo continues to work with the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums on species preservation and quality care. Although the ...

November 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GIVING TUESDAY GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Golden Belt Community Foundation celebrated their 20th anniversary with $20,000 in grants for community projects at our Giving Tuesday event. Four projects from each ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Giving Tuesday has passed, but giving continues

Tuesday was Giving Tuesday, a day set aside to shift the focus from holiday shopping to holiday giving.

November 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Sixteen veterans were presented Quilts of Valor on Nov. 25, 2016, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. The Golden Plains Quilts ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honor Band

Great Bend High School band students were recently selected for the Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association Honor Band that will meet on Saturday, Dec. 3 ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lar gibbon added to zoo

A new animal arrived recently at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. "Zito" is a 22-year-old Lar gibbon, which is also a new species for ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘Star Spangled’ evening tops off Small Business Saturday

Last year, shoppers were few on Main Street for Small Business Saturday, as a cold, wet ice storm gathered strength, blowing in just prior to ...

November 28, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


MAN'S BEST FRIEND

For one local man, finding help and support after an accident came in the form of a loving dog named Maverick. This animal is not ...

November 28, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Burdett schedules annual Christmas party Dec. 3

BURDETT - The annual Burdett Christmas Party scheduled Saturday is sponsored by the Frederick A. Browne American Legion, Sons of American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary.

November 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

November 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

November 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission gives nod to joint extension council

Calling it a preemptive strike against potential state-forced consolidation, the Barton County Commission Monday morning gave its blessing to a proposed joint Kansas State University ...

November 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington grad part of American Royal Grand Champion team

KANSAS CITY, Kans. - Dennis and Bethany McAllister are the duo behind 913 Barbecue, Grand Champions of Kansas City's American Royal invitational barbecue contest. This ...

November 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


STAR SPANGLED HOLIDAY

Great Bend residents and visitors who converged on Main Street and the Court House Square Saturday night to watch the Home for the Holidays parade ...

November 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Larned Police report

Larned Police report - Nov. 23

November 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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