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BCC student invited to strategic planning

Three students at Barton Community College were invited recently to attend a strategic planning meeting with staff and administrators. One of those students, Devon Nelson, attended Tuesday's BCC Board of Trustees meeting to report on the experience.

June 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County bridge to see repairs

Starting in late August, the Arkansas River bridge on SW 50 Avenue, commonly known as the Radium Road, will see some long-needed repairs, the Barton County Commission decided Monday morning.

June 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City Council to hold special meeting Thursday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the city office building, 1209 Williams. According to the meeting announcement, "an executive session is requested to discuss the employment issues currently facing the city, personnel matters of non-elected personnel."

June 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Wheat Harvest Report: Day 9

This is day 9 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association.

June 26, 2017 | By Jordan Hildebrand, Program Assistant; Brooke Haas, Communications Intern | Local News


Kansas Wheat Harvest Report: Day 11

This is day 11 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association.

June 26, 2017 | By Brooke Haas, Communications Intern | Local News


Larned man held on murder charge

LARNED - Jacob Ohnmacht, 27, of Larned, has been charged with second-degree murder and other felonies in connection with the death of his wife last December. He appeared in Pawnee County District Court Friday afternoon, June 23, before Pawnee Magistrate Judge Julie Cowell on a five-count criminal complaint filed earlier in the day by County Attorney Douglas McNett.

June 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rec Commission announces July activities

With summer school coming to an end, the Great Bend Recreation Commission has a number of programs set to begin in July and run through the end of the month. Summer activities will be offered at the Recreation Center, Activity Center, Lincoln, Jefferson, Eisenhower and Park schools and other locations throughout Great Bend.

June 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS grad, Mull, making name in video

Aaron Mull, a 2012 Great Bend High School graduate, is beginning to make a name for himself in the world of internet video. This Wednesday night, June 29, a small clip of a 2013 video he made and posted will be shown on the MTV show "Catfish," for a special showcasing the makers' favorite parodies of their show.

June 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Weapons laws on Barton Community College agenda

With new Kansas laws going into effect on July 1, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees will consider changes to the weapons policy on campus. The board is set to meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

June 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned woman dies in two-vehicle crash

BARTON COUNTY - A Larned woman died following a two-vehicle crash near the Barton-Russell county line early Saturday evening, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported.

June 26, 2017 | BY tribune STAFF news@gbtribune.com | Local News


Teachers combine learning with games

Editor's Note: This is one in an ongoing series of stories about how USD 428 teachers spend their summer break.

June 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


The Roesler House

BY VERONICA COONS | vcoons@gbtribune.com

June 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


High school teacher takes break from teens

Editor's Note: This is one in an ongoing series of stories about how USD 428 teachers spend their summer break.

June 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Retiring Dale Phillips to be recognized

There will be a retirement reception for Road and Bridge/Memorial Parks Director Dale Phillips on Wednesday. The vendor-sponsored event will be held at the Road and Bridge Shop, 2401 7th, Great Bend (on Morphy Street between Sixth and Seventh streets). This will include a luncheon that begins at 11:30 a.m. and a reception from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

June 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ellinwood historians tapped for 2017 After Harvest Festival Parade Grand Marshalls

ELLINWOOD - Every year, the Ellinwood Rotary Club solicits nominations of a citizen or citizens who have demonstrated a keen sense of community spirit to be the Grand Marshal or Marshals of the After Harvest Parade. This year, club members selected Joe and Joyce Schulte from among the nominations.

June 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Party in the Park schedule set

The fifth-annual Party inthePark Aug. 12 is only a few weeks away, and Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes is putting the final touches on ...

July 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Three arrested during search warrants

Two search warrants that were conducted by the Hoisington Police Department less than a week from one another turned up drugs and stolen property.

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OTR for July 18, 2017

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Battle of Badges Blood Drive is Monday

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, Great Bend police, fire and emergency medical services personnel often arrive first at emergencies, always ready to help. Local ...

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Movie night at the historical society

The movie "With Each Turn of the Wheel: The Santa Fe Trail 1821-1996" will be shown Monday evening at the Barton County Historical Society meeting ...

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Partridge sentenced for burglary, drug convictions

Kerry Joe Partridge Jr. 27, Great Bend, has been sentenced to four years, nine months in custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections, Barton County ...

July 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Council OKs $2M street improvement effort

Pushing ahead with the continued effort to improve Great Bend's streets, the City Council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a $2,001,000 ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned City Manager declares bankruptcy

LARNED - Mayor William Nusser spoke to The Great Bend Tribune on Monday, confirming the Larned City Council was aware of a bankruptcy filing last week ...

July 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Jake brake use concerns county resident

Gary Burke, who lives on South McKinley just outside the Great Bend city limits, told Barton County commissioners Monday morning that the use of "jake ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stove-top candle starts kitchen fire in Great Bend

Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to a kitchen fire at 4:33 p.m. Friday at 2530 Quivira. While units were responding, the dispatcher ...

July 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission honors live-saving efforts

On Friday, July 7, Great Bend Chiefs baseball team members Logan Perry and Payton Mauler, along with Doug Kaiser, the father of another player, faced ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS grad to advise President Trump

Great Bend native and renowned international lawyer Ty Cobb has been named to the Trump White House legal team, it was announced Saturday.

July 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Beautiful day for a parade

ELLINWOOD - Early Saturday morning, residents of Ellinwood began trickling onto Main Street, setting out blankets and lawn chairs in preparation for a tradition 44 years ...

July 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Stafford woman convicted of murder

STAFFORD - A Stafford woman was convicted Friday of murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Brit Spaugh Zoo offers daily keeper talks this week

The animals may be the stars at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, but this week their keepers will be in the spotlight, said Sara ...

July 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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