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Elementary school build on target for completion

HOISINGTON - Monday night, the USD 431 Board of Education received an update from Nabholz Construction Rep. Mickey Starkey that he said should put their minds at ease. He handed out copies of the milestone schedule agreed upon at the beginning of the project to each board member. He noted that while the build was behind schedule in one area, steel construction, it is well ahead of schedule in another, drywalling. According to the schedule, drywalling was expected to begin in February, but according to the revised schedule, it will actually begin during the first or second week of December.

November 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


MR. MARSHALL GOES TO WASHINGTON

Roger Marshall was attending a Republican election night watch party Tuesday at the Great Bend home of Kip and Kelly Spray when he learned he had won his bid to represent the First Congressional District.

November 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


EGS students hold mock election

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School students participated in a school-wide election Tuesday. While their parents might remember similar election day events from their youth, putting marks on a paper ballot and dropping them in a box, thier offspring took part in a more high-tech experience.

November 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


TAYLOR HEADING TO TOPEKA

Tuesday, District 33 elected Republican Mary Jo Taylor of Stafford to represent them for the next four years. She had a decisive win over Democrat Matt Bristow of Ellinwood after a race that would be defined by the decidedly respectful tone taken by both candidates took towards one another.

November 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sterling students bring “Garden” to life

The Irish term "wick" refers to something that appears lifeless but in fact has a spark of life within it. "Wick" also happens to be one of the most rousing, upbeat songs in the Broadway musical "The Secret Garden" which Sterling High School Theatre will present at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 and 12, in the school's theatre.

November 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kilby Square renovations to start by Thanksgiving

If all goes as planned, Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend will have a new look come next spring.

November 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City Clerk tenders resignation

Reluctantly, the Great Bend City Council Monday night accepted the resignation of City Clerk/Finance Director Amit Patel.

November 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County polling places listed

With Barton County voters casting their ballots today for local general elections, Election Officer Donna Zimmerman wanted to remind voters of the polling places.

November 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs tax credits for apartment complex

Following an hour-long public hearing Monday night that included objections from local property managers, the Great Bend City Council approved offering tax credits to Overland Property Group, the Leawood-based developer of the Reserves at Trail Ridge apartment complex.

November 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Proposals OKed to push zoo renovations forward

The next steps in the grizzly bear habitat renovation and bison reintroduction at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo were taken when the Great Bend City Council met Monday night.

November 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Veterans Day Events

GBHS honors veterans - 9 a.m. in the Great Bend High School Gymnasium. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS Orchestra shines at district event

DODGE CITY - Great Bend Middle School Orchestra students traveled to Dodge City Middle School on Saturday to be part of the Kansas Music Educators Association's District Honor Orchestra.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stop N’ Learn: Make Ahead for the Holidays

Donna Krug from the Barton County Extension will show how to ease the stress of preparing a holiday meal with the program "Make Ahead for the Holidays." This free Stop N' Learn program will be held at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honoring veterans on Nov. 11

GBHS to honor veterans

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS novice debate team places in varsity division

The Great Bend High School first year novice debate team of Tatyana Badue and Bayle Sandy competed at the Wichita Northwest debate tournament on Saturday in the varsity division and place 8th with a 4-1 win/loss record and 20 speaker points against 36 teams from 17 Wichita area schools. Badue mentions, "It was a great tournament, a good learning experience, and fun." Sandy said, "It was a fun tournament and competing in the varsity division helped push me to be more confident."

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Mother Nature dampens shootout

When it came to the rain-soaked fourth-annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout, organizers told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that they played the cards ...

December 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 board meets with attorney

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education met behind closed doors for more than two hours Monday evening at the District Education Center. A ...

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 BOE SPECIAL MEETING HELD

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education called a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening for discussion of personnel.

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Santa's Workshop

Hundreds of children visited Santa's Workshop, Monday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium.

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veterans rep to visit Great Bend

A Veterans Service representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p ...

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Car hits dead deer in Russell County

RUSSELL COUNTY A dead deer on K-18 caused two vehicles to collide at 5:41 p.m. Sunday on K-18 in Russell County, 3.6 ...

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS Debate places 1st

The Great Bend High School debate team competed at the a Gusta High School Invitational Debate Tournament on Saturday. All three teams competed in the ...

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


If snow comes, county, KDOT crews ready

Winter may arrive this week, according to the National Weather Service. Patchy snow is likely Wednesday morning, made worse by north winds gusting up to ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New stop signs to pop up in county

Comments from Barton County residents expressing safety concerns about two rural intersections prompted the County Commission Monday morning to approve the installation of stop signs ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetlands wonderland

Fluffy flakes of snow were falling on Cheyenne Bottoms when the Kansas Wetlands Education Center opened its doors Saturday morning, but it only added to ...

December 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


November Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Deck the Halls safely this holiday season

As the holidays approach, Great Bend residents are becoming increasingly excited about adorning their homes for the season. However, these decorations, as beautiful as they ...

December 03, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department awarded grant funding

The Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $5,992 grant through the Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Program administered by the Office ...

December 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OPEC deal could trigger gas price hikes

It came just in time for the holiday driving season.

December 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ks Oil & Gas Museum has holiday wish list

Children aren't the only ones making Christmas wish lists for Santa. The Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame and Museum staff have a ...

December 01, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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