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​Celebration of life for Skip Yowell

Great Bend High School Hall of Fame member Skip Yowell passed away in October, and a celebration of life will be held in his memory from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Feist recommends hospice, raises awareness during special month

When the doctor recommended home-health services and ultimately hospice care, Frank and Linda Feist of Great Bend were leery about the idea.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Community shows support for new St. Rose Health Center

The community gave St. Rose Health Center a hearty welcome Wednesday evening at the facility's grand opening and Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, said Mark Mingenback, director of public relations and marketing.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Willems wants another year at library

Harry Willems, director of the Great Bend Public Library and Central Kansas Library System, may not retire next year as previously announced. The GBPL Board of Directors will meet at 4:45 p.m. Monday and one item on the agenda is a request from Willems to change his retirement date to 2017.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

More AP courses coming to GBHS

Information about advanced placement (AP) courses at Great Bend High School will be shared at the next Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, at 4 p.m. Monday at the District Office, 201 S. Patton Road.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Elks Lodge to hold hog feed

The Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave., will have a hog feed with all the trimmings on Saturday, Nov. 14, featuring a hog cooked by Ed Crosby of Larned. It is open to the public and should use the north dining door off 12th Street.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

GBRH to host free breakfast for vets

For the fifth consecutive year, Great Bend Regional Hospital will host its annual Veterans Breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 6-8:30 a.m. in the main lobby just inside the Emergency Room entrance.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Student-inmate shares his testimonial

Student-inmate Parrish Bourn has been incarcerated for more than 23 years, but will release March 8 of 2016. He began his education through Barton Community College at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility in 2012. He has taken 57 credit-hours and maintained a 3.87 GPA.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Barton awarded grant to improve inmate education

Barton Community College has been awarded a grant of more than $1 million, paid out over three years, to develop its already robust inmate education programming at Ellsworth Correctional Facility and Larned Correctional and Mental Health Facility.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Presidio Brass brings bold style to GB

Presidio Brass, known for its bold style in its presentation, "Sounds of the Cinema," will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Pilot Club gives 'smiles and comfort' to fire dept.

The Great Bend Pilot Club members wanted to do something for the Great Bend Fire Department during its Care and Kindness Week, but the firefighters chose a gift they could pass on to community children, said Pilot Club chapter president Betty Schneider.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

'Til Beth Do Us Part

The time for light hearted comedy comes a little earlier this year, as the Great Bend Community Theatre moves its curtain time to 7:30 p.m. for "'Til Beth Do Us Part," opening Thursday at the Crest Theater.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Fan flashback

Following the Royals' World Series win last week, The Great Bend Tribune received a request from long-time Great Bend resident Jean Volosin, now living in the Wichita area, if we could locate the Oct. 29, 1985 edition of the paper that depicted students at St. Patrick's School celebrating the last Royal's World Series win on Oct. 27, 1985. It was on behalf of her son, Doug Klepper, who appears in the photo, she said. Happily, we still had a copy in our basement archives.

November 06, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Suit alleges sexual harassment, retribution at The Center

Two women have filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court against The Center for Counseling and Consultation, alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

November 05, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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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 ...

November 21, 2015 | | Local News

Local businesses ready for Small Business Saturday

All 30 of the Explore Great Bend Stores are open and ready for business for Small Business Saturday, said Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes ...

November 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

​Barton Community College to close for Thanksgiving break

Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Friday, Nov. 27. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​Citrus fruit sales begin soon

The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is again selling Indian River citrus fruit as its annual fundraiser. The navel oranges, pink grapefruit and tangerines will ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS students qualify to compete at KU Med Center’s ‘Night @ The Lab’

KANSAS CITY, Kansas – Three Great Bend High School juniors won the regional competition and the right to compete at the "Night @ The Lab" state competition ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​USDA Food Safety offers resources for Thanksgiving troubles

WASHINGTON – Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece – the turkey – is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News


Thursday afternoon, Ellinwood first graders from Ellinwood Grade School and St. Joseph's Catholic School, clutching stuffed toy bears, monkeys, and even a giraffe made ...

November 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Pancake dinner raises funds for Grubb family’s medical expenses

HOISINGTON - Little Cameron Grubb and his family have been through the heartache of battling a rare life-threatening disease, as well as the joy of knowing ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS provides food for thought

Students in Family and Consumer Science classes at Great Bend High School provided all of the food and table decorations for Thursday's Great Bend ...

November 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton women have record-setting night against Sterling JV

It was a very special night for the Barton women's basketball team Wednesday night. And very little of that special had to do with ...

November 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Great Bend Fire Department raise money for MDA

Members of the Great Bend Fire Department raised $5,578 between the annual Fill the Boot campaign Sept. 4, and the Stache Dash run on ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local News

'The Santaland Diaries' coming to BCC

The Barton Theatre Department will present "The Santaland Diaries," starring Barton Theatre and Kansas State University Theatre alumnus, Great Bend resident Grady Bolding at 7 ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local News

Barton Music Department to host Prairie Winds Concert

Barton Community College's Prairie Winds Concert Band and Jazz Band, featuring members of the community, will present their annual fall concert titled "It Is ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local News

Earthquake felt in area

Barton County residents were among those on the High Plains who felt an intense earthquake that shook the region early Wednesday morning.

November 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Authorities release name of shooting victim

The man shot and killed early Sunday has been identified as Aron Villegas, 23, of Great Bend, Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews said in a ...

November 18, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

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