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GBCF begins Forever Initiative in three area counties

After visiting with central Kansans during last year's listening tour, the Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF) decided to start a new program to enhance quality-of-life projects far into the future.

August 24, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


WEB OF LIFE

Students at Lincoln Elementary School make a "spider web" with a ball of yarn on the first day of school, Wednesday. The ball was tossed from person to person as the students learned of shared interests or experiences.

August 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Car collides with deer in Rice County

A Lyons woman was taken to Rice County Hospital Thursday after the vehicle she was riding in hit a deer, 5 miles east of Lyons on U.S. 56. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred at 6:34 a.m. when the deer entered the road from the north ditch.

August 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Runway project off the ground

The first step in what will be a nearly $9 million renovation of the Great Bend Municipal Airport's main north-south runway is now underway as engineering crews are at the facility doing preliminary work, airport Manager Martin Miller said.

August 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


DROP-IN VISIT

Third District Congressman Kevin Yoder was quite a ways from his usual eastern Kansas stomping ground Thursday morning, but having grown up on a farm in Reno County, the Overland Park Republican said he understands the needs of rural communities.

August 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GOD OPENS A WINDOW

A new window was installed this week on the third floor of the Central Kansas Dream Center. It features an arched grill that recalls the original look of the former Roosevelt Junior High School.

August 24, 2017 | Susan Thacker | 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.

August 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Family Crisis Center receives over $10,000

The Family Crisis Center in Great Bend received more than $10,000 this month from the community group 100+ People Who Care.

August 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Russell Co. trafficking suspect indicted

TOPEKA - U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced several indictments Wednesday, including drug charges that stemmed from an arrest in Russell County.

August 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington American Legion announces Chicken Fry Nite

HOISINGTON - Hoisington's American Legion Post 286 will have Chicken Fry Nite from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday at 204 N. Main. They will serve chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, biscuits and ice cream.

August 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


First day photos

Aug. 23, 2017, at GreatBend USD 428.

August 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SCHOOL STARTS

Wednesday was the first day of school for most students in Great Bend, although USD 428 kindergartners went home at noon. Today will also be a half-day for kindergarten, and it will be the first day of school for students in grades 8 and 10-12.

August 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Work to begin on Arkansas River bridge repair project

L & M Contractors of Great Bend will begin the bridge deck repair project on SW 50 Avenue on Monday. The bridge crosses the Arkansas River approximately one mile south of US-56. The $398,945 project consists of removing the existing asphalt from the deck surface, removing deteriorated concrete and replacing it with new concrete, and constructing a thin concrete overlay to provide a new wearing surface. The work will be done one lane at a time with traffic being allowed across the adjacent lane with traffic signals. Concrete barriers will be placed near the center line of the bridge, resulting ...

August 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stuff the Bus brings in needed items

The seventh-annual United Way of Central Kansas Stuff the Bus campaign brought in hundreds of needed items for the 23 agencies supported by the UWCK, Executive Director Gaila Demel said. The event took place Aug. 15 and 16 in Ellinwood, Hoisington, Great Bend and Larned.

August 23, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


USD 431 adopts 2018-2019 budget

HOISINGTON - The Unified School District 431 Board of Education convened a special meeting Monday night in order to hold the 2018 budget hearing. No members of the public were present, so the hearing went quickly. Also, following an executive session at the end of the meeting, the board approved a motion to eliminate coaching duties for Kyle Jeffrey. No explanation for this action was provided. Jeffrey is the special services teacher at Hoisington Middle School, and he coached middle school girls basketball and middle school track.

August 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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War and murder in 1898

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 ...

April 18, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News


Possible suicide attempt leads to vehicle chase

A possible suicide attempt in rural Barton County Wednesday afternoon led law enforcement officials, along with emergency medical service crews, on a vehicle chase through ...

April 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rail crossing to close

The rail crossing on 17th Street Terrace, just west of McKinley Street, will be closed from May 1 to approximately May 5 for repairs.

April 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hipp running for District Judge

Carey Hipp has announced her intention to run for District Judge in the 20th Judicial District. The district includes Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell and Stafford ...

April 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Making History

HOISINGTON - When Hoisington Historical Society President Lon Palmer and recently retired Hoisington Public Library Director Chris Rippel proposed an oral history project to teachers at ...

April 17, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Water, sewer billing explained

Many Great Bend residents don't understand how the city bills for water and sewer usage, an issue officials hope to address with a new ...

April 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


House damaged by fire had to be demolished

A house ravaged by fire at 2506 Gano last Thursday night was damaged so badly it was declared an unsafe structure and razed by city ...

April 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fatal crash in Barton County

Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a fatal motor-vehicle crash at 12:09 p.m. on Tuesday at the intersection of N. Washington Ave ...

April 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Standoff leads to arrest

A standoff between Great Bend Police officers and a Great Bend man ended peacefully last Friday evening.

April 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Congressman Marshall shares feedback on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the nation recognizes the worst day of the year: 'Tax Day.' Luckily, this is the last time Americans will file their ...

April 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Second time not a charm

Monday night, the Great Bend City Council again voted on a charter ordinance setting term limits for council members and for the mayor. Again, it ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New crossing coming to country intersection

Fuzzy Brewer Corner will get a new railroad crossing after action by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hathcock’s title changes to county administrator

Following the resignation of long-time County Administrator Richard Boeckman, Barton County Landfill Director Phil Hathcock was named county operations director in May 2017 to help ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff breaks silence on charges against him

In an emotional impromptu statement to Barton County commissioners Monday morning, Sheriff Brian Bellendir broke his silence on charges leveled against him, calling them politically ...

April 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Judge revokes Hirsh’s parole

Since he did not complete a batterer's intervention program as required under his post-release agreement, former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Darrin Hirsh's parole ...

April 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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