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Local general election candidates listed

The Barton County Clerk's Office has announced the list of local candidates running in the Nov. 7 general election. On the ballot are a number of city, school and other local positions in Barton county, County Clerk Donna Zimmerman said.

August 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Filling vacancy on council agenda

On the agenda for the Great Bend City Council meeting Tuesday night is the vacancy created by the Aug. 15 resignation of Second Ward Councilman Wayne Henneke in the wake of the ongoing controversy engulfing the city and suspended Police Chief Cliff Couch. Also on the to-do list is the election of a new council president since Henneke had served in that capacity.

August 31, 2017 | | Local News


Chasing Tails Rescue heading to Houston area

Chris Klima, Great Bend, operates a small, rescue based shelter called Chasing Tails Rescue. Her network put out the plea to pull dogs from shelters around the Houston area earlier this week. She has since been organizing a transport that will be part of a caravan with a Wichta based rescue, Beauties and the Beasts, leaving Kansas on Friday.

August 31, 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.

August 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A SAFE PLACE TO WEATHER THE STORM

Monday, Rashaun Southard of Hands of Hope Rescue, Great Bend, hit the road with a handful of volunteers destined for San Antonio,Texas. They had empty vans and full hearts.

August 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Thinking outside the box

ST. JOHN - A brick building that was the only grocery store in St. John sits vacant, its glass doors covered with paper since it closed early last year.

August 30, 2017 | BY BRYAN THOMPSON Kansas News Service | Local News


Hoisington City Council honors Zecha for 30-plus years service

HOISINGTON -- For the last 32-and-a-half years, Paul Zecha, Hoisington's Public Works supervisor, has been serving the citizens of Hoisington, helping to keep the infrastructure of the city in good condition so things like turning on water, driving down the street, and turning on the lights could simply be taken for granted. This week, Zecha will retire, and Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell took time to thank him at the Monday night council meeting.

August 30, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


UWCK advises how to help Harvey victims

According to Gaila Demel, Executive Director of United Way of Central Kansas, her office has received emails and phone calls inquiring about local procedures, if any, for donations to the relief efforts due to Hurricane Harvey.

August 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sen. Mary Jo Taylor stops at Great Bend Rotary

Even though the rest of the Kansas legislature may be taking a break, Sen. Mary Jo Taylor has been busy since the end of the protracted session on June 26. The soon-to-be former Stafford USD 249 superintendent still has two weeks to go before her replacement takes over, and she can officially retire from her school career. Still, that didn't keep the Stafford Republican from attending the Great Bend Rotary Club meeting Monday where she shared insights gleaned from her freshman year as a state Senator.

August 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Old school desk crowning touch on old school project car

On any given Summer weekend, Kansas is ripe with opportunities to get your fix of top-notch examples of classic cars like Ford Model Ts, Plymouth Belvederes, Dodge Chargers, Thunderbirds, and Pontiac GTOs, Bonnevilles and more. And while the cars themselves are testaments to the tender loving care of their owners, each car comes with its own unique story. Saturday morning, Great Bend was the place, featuring Barton County Historical Society's annual Rolling Sculpture car show. Al Denning was on hand to share the story of his Ford UK Anglia with enthusiasts.

August 28, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Volunteers guide seniors through Medicare maze

When Kansans become eligible for Medicare, the process can be intimidating. But friendly volunteers are available to guide seniors through the maze of enrollment.

August 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Inmates eligible for parole hearings

Two Kansas Department of Corrections inmates convicted of crimes in Pawnee County are scheduled for parole hearings during the month of October. They may be eligible for parole in November.

August 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wondra chosen to head Family Crisis Center

Joanne Wondra has been named executive director of the Family Crisis Center. She had been serving as interim director since April and the board of directors made her promotion official on July 25.

August 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


AG Derek Schmidt announces grants for Great Bend organization

TOPEKA - A Great Bend organization has been awarded more than $78,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday.

August 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Eyecare of Great Bend to host Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Eyecare of Great Bend, 713 McKinley St., at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Host will be Sarah Adams with greeters Pete Schartz and Brandon Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Great Bend youth has behind-the-scenes fun

Getting a look behind the scenes is an exciting way to see how things work, and this is exactly what some Great Bend youngsters got ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


A special day

Friday was a special day in Great Bend for many people as the Barton County Relay For Life Event got underway at Veterans Memorial Park ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


May marriage and divorce filings

Marriage licenses

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an ...

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBPL adds new books

Here is a list of newly added or replaced books at the Great Bend Public Library.

June 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Prairie Godmothers announce community service event

The Prairie Godmothers will help Catholic Charities restock its "dry goods" panty at its Great Bend location, 2201 16th St. Current Prairie Godmothers and those ...

June 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton rolls out new online schedule

Barton Community College hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday morning, June 7, to celebrate its new online course schedule.

June 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Outside party lines

Greg Orman's weariness with the institutionalized bickering between the dominant Democratic and Republican parties spurred him to launch his Independent bid for governor.

June 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


News safety signs in place at intersection

The new signs have been installed at the intersection of 30 Road and Washington Avenue, the site of a fatal crash that killed 18-year-old Shealee ...

June 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


UWCK goal met

The United Way of Central Kansas Board of Directors announced that UWCK has reached its goal of $275,000.

June 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Just giving a heads up

Great Bend City Sanitarian Austin LaViolette was out of his office most of the day Wednesday at the site of an emergency abatement. The property ...

June 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

June 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Neighborhood Tiger

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe is alive and well at the Public Broadcasting System, now as an animated children's program called "Daniel Tiger's ...

June 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


OTR for June 6, 2018

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City auction set for Friday

June 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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