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Great Bend Chamber announces 2017 Legislative Coffee dates

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development announced this week that it will host two Legislative Coffee events in the coming weeks, designed to give local constituents the chance to network directly with their elected state officials. The dates for 2017 Coffees will be Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, March 11, with both held at 10 a.m. in the Spray-Holt Family Board Room at the Chamber office, 1125 Williams in downtown Great Bend.

February 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC exercise class

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its early winter sessions of exercise classes.

February 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council reapplies for tax incentive program

Noting that the program is an asset to economic development efforts locally, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved reapplying for the Neighborhood Revitalization program.

February 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Several apply for council seat

The process is underway to fill the vacancy on the Great Bend City Council created by the January resignation of Mike Zinn. At Monday night's council meeting Mayor Mike Allison named a committee to review applicants for the seat.

February 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New policy protects library’s youngest patrons

Librarians walk a fine line, especially children's and teen librarians, between being a professional, and being a babysitter.

February 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Larned student lives his life one day at a time

LARNED - Life as he knew it changed forever, July 4, 2016 for Thomas Robison, a promising basketball player at Larned High School.

February 07, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


GERM WARFARE

Soap and water, hand sanitizer, easily accessible tissues, hygiene lessons.

February 07, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Valentine royalty

February 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New 2017-2018 State Transportation Maps available

There's no place like Kansas, and there's nothing like an Official State Transportation Map of the Sunflower State to help get you where you want to go.

February 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kansas Water Talk Series at the 2017 WaterPACK annual meeting in St. John

As a way of expanding education on water issues in the state there will be a Water Talk Series in six cities this winter.

February 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grant would help fully staff fire department

Citing the importance of keeping the fire department fully staffed, the Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a letter of support for Fire Chief Mike Napolitano to apply for a three-year grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

February 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets on sale

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon honoring 2016 inductees, Jean Cavanaugh and Mike Goss, are on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Club at Stone Ridge. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased through Monday, Feb. 13. Tickets will not be available at the door.

February 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


We all have a lot to lose

According to the Kansas Contractors Association, a recent poll found Kansas voters do not agree with how state leaders are spending taxpayer dollars – specifically, the sweeping of $2.7 billion away from the Kansas Department of Transportation to the general fund over the last six years.

February 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Speech Team places fourth

February 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rep. Waymaster picks 4-H Citizenship scholar

TOPEKA - After receiving letters from across the 109th Kansas House District, State Rep. Troy Waymaster has selected Garrett Thielen, 13, from Dorrance, for a scholarship to the 4-H Citizenship in Action Program.

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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City lobbying to keep highway funding

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington attended an Economic Lifelines Meeting in Topeka recently. Economic Lifelines is the group that works toward enhancing the state ...

February 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Division of Vehicles announces two new features to improve and simplify customer service

Kansas drivers can now track their driver's license production status online and receive automatic updates when changes are made to their driving record.

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue

As we wrap up February, we do so with a nod to Black History Month. One hundred years ago, a man with Great Bend connections ...

February 23, 2017 | BY KAREN NEUFORTH | Local News


Kiwanis club gears up for Pancake Day

Members of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club are selling tickets for the 60th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, which will be Thursday, March 2. Pancakes and ...

February 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High-speed chase ends in Alden standoff

ALDEN – A traffic stop in Ellinwood Wednesday afternoon devolved into a high-speed chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies before ending in a standoff in Alden ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New bridge design moves forward

The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved a service agreement with the Ellsworth engineering firm Kirkham Michael for the redesigning of a long-embattled bridge about ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Seeing in the dark

Kansas Wetlands Education Center Educator Jean Aycock gave a presentation on nocturnal animals on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center.

February 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Possible burglary turns up drugs

Police found more than a pound of marijuana and suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms while investigating a possible burglary Monday in Great Bend.

February 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


No one injured in gas plant blast

RICE COUNTY – The massive explosion that rocked the Oneok natural gas plant near Bushton Tuesday night remains under investigation and no cause has been determined ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ceremony marks closure of LJCF

LARNED – A ceremony and reception will be held to mark the official closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility at 3 p.m. on Friday, March ...

February 21, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


County reups with commissioners’s association

Noting the importance of interactions with county commissioners from across the state, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county's membership in ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School, county come together on mumps case

The report of a possible mumps case at Great Bend High School Friday led to a few hectic days for local school and health officials ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council commends improvements to old homes

City of Great Bend Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker flipped through slides showing before and after images of a row of old homes on 16th ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs special events policy

Two weeks after it sparked much discussion, a special events permit process ordinance was adopted by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Boys named to council

The Great Bend City Council Monday night named former council member Mike Boys to the First Ward council seat left vacant by the resignation in ...

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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