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Event raises over $33K to help kids with cancer

HOISINGTON - Children of Barton receiving a diagnosis of cancer will be the beneficiaries of the 5th Annual Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation Auction & Dinner held on Oct. 3 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall. A standing-room only crowd filled the hall in support of the event entitled Lights, Camera, AUCTION!

October 13, 2015 | | Local News


Volunteers lend their ears to young readers

As Ginny Tinkler sits with a young child in the library at Jefferson Elementary School, she listens carefully to every word being read to her. In fact, she's all ears.

October 13, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBHS newspaper launches Panther Tales app

Great Bend High School journalism students have taken the old maxim, "play to your audience," to heart.

October 13, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Humphrey the hamster visits schools

There's no telling where Humphrey the hamster will turn up next. On Monday night, school board member Susan Young brought a hamster in a pink cage to the Great Bend USD 428 board meeting.

October 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dedication photos

Taken at the "Winged Aspiration" dedication, Oct. 13, 2015, Barton Community College.

October 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Winged Aspiration

L.E. "Gus" Shafer is best remembered for his bronze sculptures of Old West cowboys, but a new abstract piece inspired by the artist was dedicated Tuesday outside Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery.

October 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ROADS OF GLASS

The Barton County Road and Bridge Department has begun testing the inclusion of finely ground glass in the asphalt it uses to pave rural black-tops, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips said.

October 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Lonnie Kruse's bio

BORN: Dec. 28, 1948 (Ellsworth)

October 13, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Lonnie Kruse: A family affair

By JIM MISUNAS

October 13, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Gifts and grants approved by USD 428 board

Here is a summary of other business from Monday's Great Bend School Board meeting:

October 12, 2015 | | Local News


Energy management pays off at USD 428

For the past 11 years, Great Bend Middle School instructor Greg Wells has been leaving sticky notes is classrooms throughout the school district. In addition to his teaching duties, Wells serves as the USD 428 energy manager, overseeing a conservation program. The notes may remind a teacher to turn off a computer or the light at the end of the day.

October 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Tax distributions still not complete

The Barton County Commission Monday morning learned that the property tax distributions that were due out by Sept. 20 from the County Treasurer's Office have yet to me made. In addition, there are still tax abatements and refunds that have not been cleared up either.

October 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Edible art

Mrs. Kaiser's preschool class at Roosevelt Elementary School in Hoisington wrapped up Fire Prevention Week Friday by making a themed snack. Using graham crackers, pretzels, oreo cookies and frosting, they created firetrucks. Pictured are Tinley Christians and Braylin Rossman.

October 12, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hunter Safety class

A Hunter Safety Class will be offered in Odin at the Odin Store meeting room. Classes will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 17, 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 18, and 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 20th. Students must be at least 11 years old and attended all classes to be eligible for certification. There is no charge for the class. For more information contact John Bogner at 620-587-3317, Jim Steiner at 620-653-4293 or Jerry Steiner at 620-587-3972.

October 11, 2015 | | Local News


Big First Congressional campaign in full swing

Although the primary for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congress is still ten months away, don't tell that to Dr. Roger Marshall of Great Bend. Marshall, who is hard at work to replace sitting U.S. Congressman Tim Huelskamp as the standard-bearer for the GOP in next year's general election, made yet another swing through north central Kansas last week, making at least nine campaign visits there since March.

October 11, 2015 | | Local News


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Riley School plans for centennial

Riley School will celebrate its 100th birthday in September.

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

May 05, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington Chamber announces Labor Day Parade theme

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Labor Day Committee has set plans in motion for the 120th Annual Celebration scheduled Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2-5.

May 05, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


USD 431 prepares for end of year

With the end of the school year just a couple weeks away, the USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night with only a few ...

May 05, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Youngster to age out of Sunflower’s early ed after achieving many successes

While Lyndsay Perez didn't know exactly what was happening, she knew there was something wrong.

May 05, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Crime Stoppers awards $500

It's not often that the Crime Stoppers board of directors gets to see where its money is going, but on Tuesday five people stepped ...

May 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Minigrants fund hands-on teaching tools

Editor's note: This is the final story in a series about the Great Bend Education Foundation's 2016-2017 minigrants.

May 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pioneer Day

Great Bend's third graders were given a taste of life in the olden days on Wednesday. More than 200 children spent the day at ...

May 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo News: GBHS work study helps our zoo

Wednesday afternoon, 18-year-old Jacob Garcia from Great Bend High School was busy preparing a salad for Chunga, an African Crested Porcupine at the Great Bend ...

May 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow

The aerial photo of downtown Great Bend presented to the City Council Monday night put the proposed water line improvement project into prospective. It had ...

May 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Baker trial date rescheduled

The trial for the Great Bend man whose trailer came unhitched and killed two motorcyclists on 10th Street in 2014 has been rescheduled for this ...

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Minigrants fund reading, math enrichment

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of stories about Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation minigrants.

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


First Southern Baptist Church open on National Day of Prayer

The Annex of the First Southern Baptist Church, at 19th and Harrison, will be open from noon until 1 p.m. on Thursday, National Day ...

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Enid Okla. man died in car accident in Russell County

RUSSELL COUNTY - One person died in fatal accident in Russell County on U.S. 281 at 7:10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28.

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘All things are starting to align’

Despite the work that went into bringing a transload facility to Great Bend, the idea behind it is a simple one, the Great Bend City ...

May 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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