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Training offered for volunteers needed to help with hurricane relief

The American Red Cross is responding to Hurricane Matthew in five southeastern states and more than 3,000 Red Cross disaster workers have supported the relief efforts, and more will be needed as the massive response continues over the days and weeks ahead.

October 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold executive session Monday morning

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a letter of support for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant applied for by Sunflower Diversified Services, biennial KDOT bridge inspections and a 30-minute executive session for attorney-client privilege.

October 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Boeckman resigns as county administrator

Following two executive sessions totaling 90 minutes Friday morning, the Barton County Commission emerged to announce County Administrator had resigned effective Friday at the request of the commission, pending the buyout of his contract.

October 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Exhibits move from trails to rails

Somewhere in Barton County, north of Cheyenne Bottoms on privately owned land, Native Americans once cut crude drawings into an outcropping of sandstone.

October 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County Commission to hold special meeting Friday morning

The Barton County Commission will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. It is suggested that the commission retain Watkins Calcara, Chtd. to provide services and the agenda includes a one-hour executive session for attorney-client privilege.

October 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


General election advance voting now available

Registered voters in Barton County can now apply for advanced ballots for the Nov. 8 general election, said Barton County Election officer Donna Zimmerman Thursday.

October 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Moran crashes GB Chamber coffee

Paying a visit to the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce coffee Thursday morning, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), told those gathered at Tele-Communications Inc. that he hates to be introduced as being from Washington, D.C.

October 20, 2016 | 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 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.

October 20, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


MAKING THEIR MARK

HOISINGTON - Wednesday afternoon, Lincoln Elementary School first through fourth grade students made their mark on the history of their town. The students, outfitted in toy hard hats and vests came from the existing Lincoln school on foot and from Roosevelt Elementary by bus to the construction site where contractors had prepared the I-beam that would top the entrance of the new school. There, they waited in line for their turn to select a permanent marker and sign their name before workers attached it to a crane and lifted it into place.

October 20, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Kansas Senate Dist. 33 candidates Taylor and Bristow take part in Pratt Town Hall

PRATT - Mary Jo Taylor, Stafford, and Matt Bristow, Ellinwood, both candidates for Kansas Senate Dist. 33, were invited to debate at the Pratt Town Hall held at Liberty Middle School Wednesday night. They are running to fill a vacancy left by Kansas Sen. Mitch Holmes, Republican, who opted not to file for another term.

October 19, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Adams to present life of Mother Bickerdyke

Ellsworth native Lu Adams will portray the life of Mary "Mother" Bickerdyke for the program at Monday's Barton County Historical Society meeting, set for 7:30 p.m. at the BCHS Museum. The public is invited.

October 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


November busy in Great Bend

November will be Explore Great Bend month again and participating retailers will be ready to host a different event each Saturday, City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.

October 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Halloween costume giveaway is Saturday

Kids will be able to get a new or recycled Halloween costume at no cost from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Great Bend Public Library. The event will take place in the library's basement, said Barb Esfeld, president of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club.

October 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend native to toss coin at Chiefs game

Great Bend native Ashley Gorney will celebrate the end of radiation treatment for cancer by making the coin toss Sunday at the Kansas City Chiefs home football game against the New Orleans Saints.

October 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Soldier pays surprise visit to mom

Riley School PE Teacher Bryan Scott strategically placed boxes of tissues around the school gymnasium Wednesday afternoon. Very few people understood the significance until minutes later when it became very clear.

October 19, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


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Jake brake use concerns county resident

Gary Burke, who lives on South McKinley just outside the Great Bend city limits, told Barton County commissioners Monday morning that the use of "jake ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stove-top candle starts kitchen fire in Great Bend

Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to a kitchen fire at 4:33 p.m. Friday at 2530 Quivira. While units were responding, the dispatcher ...

July 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission honors live-saving efforts

On Friday, July 7, Great Bend Chiefs baseball team members Logan Perry and Payton Mauler, along with Doug Kaiser, the father of another player, faced ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS grad to advise President Trump

Great Bend native and renowned international lawyer Ty Cobb has been named to the Trump White House legal team, it was announced Saturday.

July 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Beautiful day for a parade

ELLINWOOD - Early Saturday morning, residents of Ellinwood began trickling onto Main Street, setting out blankets and lawn chairs in preparation for a tradition 44 years ...

July 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Stafford woman convicted of murder

STAFFORD - A Stafford woman was convicted Friday of murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Brit Spaugh Zoo offers daily keeper talks this week

The animals may be the stars at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, but this week their keepers will be in the spotlight, said Sara ...

July 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Online enrollment at USD 428 opens

Online enrollment for all USD 428 students will open on Monday, July 17. Parents who choose not to enroll electronically may enroll their students in ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Strike up the band

The Great Bend City Band is shown at last Thursday's concert, a tribute to "Star Wars." The band's final concert of the summer ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Join the ‘Butterfly Quest’

From tiny hairstreaks to large swallowtails, all sizes of butterflies will be counted during the Cheyenne Bottoms annual butterfly quest, from 9 a.m. to ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC prepares for armed security force

The new law that allows concealed weapons to be carried on campus has caused administrators at many Kansas community colleges to rethink security polices. Barton ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Massages offered as fundraiser for Remi

Several local masseuses will be donating their services Saturday, July 22, to help raise funds for a young girl's medical expenses.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Time to renew GBHS season football tix

Great Bend High School season football ticket renewal notices have been mailed. If you are a current ticket holder but did not receive your notice ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Free physicals for GBMS, GBHS

Physical forms have been mailed to all USD 428 students entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades and to sophomore, junior and senior athletes.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission honors live-saving efforts

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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