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Merry Christmas

This Nativity scene is in front of Foundry Methodist Church in Great Bend.

December 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GED Orientation classes start in January

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon start its nine-week GED Preparation Class.

December 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Four ways to cope with holiday stress

The song may tell us "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," but for many people this can be the most stressful time of the year. Not only are we juggling our regular work and home lives, but throw in all the shopping, parties, family gatherings and travel, and it's enough to turn the best of us into a Grinch.

December 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas gubernatorial candidate Ed O’Malley gearing up for campaign

Thursday morning, attendees at the Great Bend Area Chamber of Commerce coffee at Community Bank of the Midwest got a chance to meet Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed O'Malley. He's the founder of the Kansas Leadership Center, located in Wichita, where countless business and community leaders have undergone leadership training over the years.

December 22, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Church offers active shooter training

With holiday wreaths and garlands in the background, Steve Billinger stood at the front of Community Christian Church in rural Great Bend last Saturday and showed members how to disarm a gun-wielding assailant. More than two dozen members attended the Barton County Sheriff's Office lieutenant's active shooter training.

December 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The Santa Express

The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village is ready for Christmas, with festive displays throughout the museum.

December 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Robbery suspect in custody

The Barton County Sheriff's Office arrested Eric Duerksen, 23, of Great Bend on Wednesday after a manhunt. Duerksen was wanted for questioning in the armed robbery that reportedly took place at Stone Lake earlier that day. He was also wanted on parole violation warrants, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

December 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ness County Sheriff arrested

NESS COUNTY – Following an investigation into official misconduct, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) arrested Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple on Thursday.

December 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two B-29s coming to GB Airfest

When talking about the 2018 Great Bend Municipal Airport Airfest coming next September, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes gets pretty excited. The fest is scheduled for Sept. 28-30 at the airport west of town.

December 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gail Santy to be the new face of GBPL and CKLS

After 10 years as a consultant for the Central Kansas Library System, Gail Santy will become director of it and the Great Bend Public Library in January. One morning last week, we met with Santy in the office she will soon occupy. Most of the books and photos that had filled the shelves during Willems directorship had been removed, and Santy's were yet to be unpacked. They shared the space together easily.

December 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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.

December 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Musical traditions: GBHS Madrigals

The Great Bend High School Madrigal Singers are wrapping up their 2017 performances and presenting their musical packages of song and dance as gifts to the community.

December 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Man reports being robbed at gunpoint

The Great Bend Police Department was dispatched to a residence at 6:52 a.m. on Wednesday to contact a man who reported being robbed at gunpoint at Stone Lake 22 minutes earlier, Lt. Scott Bieberle of the GBPD said.

December 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Claflin woman injured is crash

Barton County Sheriff Deputies responded to a vehicle injury crash at 10:37 a.m. on Wednesday at Redwing. Upon their arrival, the deputies found a semitrailer had collided with a sport utility vehicle, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

December 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A matter of alignment

The original version of the Eighth Street expansion envisioned a straight shot between connecting Grant and McKinley streets, Walmart on the east end and Dillon's on the west.

December 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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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 ...

January 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Historical society taking reservations for Annual Meeting

Barton County Historical Society will have its Annual Meeting on Monday, Jan. 22, at the museum. There will be a catered dinner for $13.50 ...

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Showing the love for GB

A retail promotion is allowing shoppers to show the love to Great Bend merchants. The first-ever I Heart GB Valentine Giveaway opened last Saturday.

January 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TRAIL TRAFFIC

For over 2,000 folks from around the area and across the country, the holiday trail led to Great Bend.

January 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


High explosives found during search warrant

Barton County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 1520 Hubbard St. at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday where they located stolen firearms ...

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington Chamber Annual Awards announced at banquet

HOISINGTON - On Saturday, Jan. 13, the 61st Annual Banquet and Awards Program was held at the Knights of Columbus in Hoisington.

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Waterline inspection contract renewed

Citing satisfaction with the services provided by the city's on-call engineering firm, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved an extension of the ...

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City eyeing safe zone for online buyers

Thousands of area residents buy, sell and trade items via internet sites, and a Great Bend woman believes having a designated spot for these transactions ...

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Semi and car collide in Ellsworth County

The driver of a Freightliner semi-truck reportedly ran a stop sign and struck a car Tuesday morning in Ellsworth County, injuring the other motorist.

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Icy roads sent vehicles sliding

With snow blowing across the highways early Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office and Great Bend Police Department responded to several non-injury crashes and ...

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect arrested on kidnapping charge

ELLINWOOD - A kidnapping and aggravated battery was reported to law enforcement Friday afternoon at 400 Clifton Dr. in Ellinwood. The Barton County Sheriff's Office ...

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City, landowner settle bridge issue

There was a bit of good news when the Great Bend City Council Monday night heard an update on the beleaguered Park Street bridge over ...

January 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Claflin council welcomes new members

CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8 in the city building. City ...

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBPL’s Santy hard at work

BY VERONICA COONS

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


It’s cold out there

A dusting of snow clung to the road west of Great Bend Monday morning as January weather returned to the area for a few days ...

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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