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Sunflower Early Education Center schedules open house for preschool and playgroup for all

The Sunflower Diversified Services programs that serve infants, toddlers and preschoolers have scheduled upcoming events for local and area families.

July 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Linda Haberman, BCC's longest full-time employee, retires

Three generations watched Tuesday as the Barton Community College Board of Trustees said goodbye to Linda Haberman, who is retiring after 46 years of employment at BCC.

July 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Special immunization clinic set

The Barton County Health Department will hold a special immunization clinic on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 7-10 a.m. for all Barton County students needing immunizations before returning to school or sports, Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

July 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Jon Prescott new Sunflower Diversified Services executive director

A Great Bend native wanted to continue his career of serving people and was waiting for the just the right opportunity. And then it came along.

July 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | 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.

July 27, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Supporting the community


July 26, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News

Residents asking about recalling council members


July 26, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News

Winnebago damaged by fire

A Great man may have stayed too long trying to extinguish a fire in his motor home, but he made a safe retreat with help from the Great Bend Fire Department, Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

July 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Deadline approaching for Labor Day registrations

HOISINGTON - The deadline to enter children in pageants going on during Hoisington's upcoming Labor Day Weekend celebration is Monday, July 31.

July 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC to replace aging boiler

The two large steam boilers that provide heat to the eight main buildings on the Barton Community College campus are now 50 years old, Vice President of Administration Mark Dean told college trustees. On Tuesday, the board approved his recommendation to replace one boiler with three small, high-efficiency boilers.

July 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton trustees approve 2 percent raises

Next year's operational budget at Barton community college will include an additional 2 percent for salaries. The college's board of trustees approved the budget on Tuesday with a provision to review the financial situation in January to see if larger raises are possible.

July 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Hoisington Mayor proclaims Shrine Bowl Week

HOISINGTON - With three band members and one football player from Hoisington High School selected to participate in the upcoming 2017 Shrine Bowl and Shrine Bowl Masonic Marching Band, Mayor Clayton Williamson took the opportunity Monday night to issue a proclamation designating July 24-29 as Shrine Bowl Week in Hoisington. The 2017 Shrine Bowl will be played at Veterans Stadium at Butler Community College on July 29.

July 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Questions arise after police chief suspended

Following the Great Bend City Council's split decision Monday night to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay, with the potential for termination, there have been several questions circulating in the community about what happens next.

July 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

New resolution sets commission meeting time, date

It seemed like a matter of common sense, but the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution establishing a regular meeting schedule for the governing body.

July 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Larned man sentenced on meth convictions

LARNED - A Larned man has been sentenced to three years, eight months in prison for two separate drug convictions, Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett said.

July 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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Hop on board FrogWatch USA

With spring just around the corner, the sixth season for Cheyenne Bottoms' FrogWatch Chapter is starting and volunteers are needed to help monitor area frogs ...

March 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend toddler wins Mini Miss Kansas

Saylor Heredia, 3 years old, the daughter of Great Bend residents Tonya Schaffer and Josh Heredia, was crowned Mini Miss Kansas this past weekend at ...

March 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission OKs county burn ban

Last Tuesday as 50 mile-per-hour winds whipped the region, Barton County Register of Deeds Pam Wornkey watched nervously as tongues of flame crackled and smoke ...

March 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Architect reviews needs at USD 428

with mug of Terry Wiggers

March 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Vehicle abandoned following GBPD pursuit

A motorist led a Sgt. Ryan DeYoung from the Great Bend Police Department on a pursuit at 3:22 a.m. Sunday. The sergeant reportedly ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Disturbance leads to arrest on aggravated battery charge

A Great Bend man was arrested Saturday evening following a disturbance at 2721 Forest Ave. At 5:40 p.m. a caller reported Nicholas Hixson ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Chemical spill reported Sunday night

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to a report of a chemical leak at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Patton ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Marshall meets with ethanol producers

LYONS – On Saturday, Congressman Marshall, M.D. met with ethanol producers and agriculture industry leaders at the Kansas Ethanol LLC facility to discuss the preservation ...

March 12, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Senior Food Box Sign-up Monday

Barton County residents who are interested in participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for Seniors are encouraged to attend a Walk-In sign up event ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

USD 431 receives $20,000 EPA grant

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington school district is one of 20 Kansas school districts to be awarded $640,000 from the Environmental to replace older diesel school ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Editor's note: Veronica Coons participated in the Cottonwood Extension District's Master Gardener training class, the subject of this report.

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

KDOT announces approved February bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Feb. 21 in Topeka. Some ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Last Session, the Government, Technology, and Security Committee was created to evaluate Cybersecurity making sure a system is in place to protect citizens and state ...

March 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


ALBERT - In 1986, the Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt was established as an economic development tool for El Dorado. Partnering with the National ...

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Salina crooner coming to Jazz Festival

The 24th Annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will feature vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina, as well as the Prairie Winds Show Band and the GBHS ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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