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Charges filed in another bus incident

Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews announced he has filed charges of battery and criminal restraint in connection to a school bus incident involving members of the Great Bend High School boys swim team.

June 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


EcoDevo news highlighted for City Council

At the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night, Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development CEO Jan Peters confirmed that Freddy's Frozen Custard is indeed coming to Great Bend, and developers have begun work on the new restaurant that is expected to celebrate its grand opening in early October. Construction was delayed briefly due to the rain received at the end of May, but now work is beginning on the site.

June 07, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS coach suspended after being accused of sexting

The Great Bend High School track coach Todd E. Kaiser, 54, was arrested Monday and booked on one count of sexual exploitation of a child.

June 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GREAT BEND TRACK COACH ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF SEXTING STUDENT

The Great Bend High School track coach Todd Kaiser was arrested on Monday on a charge of sexual exploitation of a child.

June 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Riley School seeks items for centennial celebration

In 1916, Riley Elementary was opened as a modern and sophisticated learning center for the students in Great Bend. Over the past 100 years, the tradition of excellence started by those students and teachers in 1916 has continued to thrive.

June 06, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Rec Commission teams up with zoo for summer programs

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo are offering some great classes this summer. Classes will run from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the next three Thursdays, June 9, 16 and 23, at the zoo. They are open from children 7-12 years old.

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 looks at better communication

A public relations expert from the Kansas Association of School Boards met with Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education members on Monday to present "Communicating During Difficult Times."

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SENIOR PRIDE: Aging zoo animals require special care

The birth of six arctic fox kits this past month at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is part of an ongoing effort to breed animals that have a species survival plan. But in spite of new additions in recent years, there are several geriatric animals in the zoo's population. They require special care, which is often expensive.

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Holmes gets county support to study Larned State Hospital

Noting the importance of Larned State Hospital to Barton County and the area, the County Commission Monday morning endorsed a letter of support calling for the formation of a Legislative interim committee to study the issues plaguing the facility.

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Two delegates win primaries

MANHATTAN - Great Bend's Eric Vasquez and Larned's Mason Schartz won primary elections for a state office at the 2016 American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy (ALBSKLA) Monday. Vasquez is running for Attorney General. Schartz is a candidate for Commission of Insurance.

June 06, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Elder Care joins Prairie Godmother partner agencies

The Advisory Board for the Prairie Godmother Funds at the Golden Belt Community Foundation officially welcomed Elder Care Inc. as a new partner agency.

June 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jumpin' June Jaunt

Wacky Chad had just dismounted from a pogo stick after completing a "360 degree whip and tuck reverse rewind."

June 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jon L. Prescott running for State House of Representative - 113th District

Jon L. Prescott, Ellinwood, filed to run for the House of Representative seat serving the 113th District, which includes large portions of Barton and Rice counties, all of Stafford and Pratt counties, and the eastern part of Pawnee County. Jon has been a Kansas resident for his entire life and fully understands the needs and concerns of the folks he will be serving in central and south central Kansas. A graduate of Fort Hays State University in Marketing and Finance combined with his 33 years in business make him a qualified Republican candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives. Jon ...

June 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sharon Shelton-Wondra files for Barton County Commisioner

Great Bend resident Sharon Shelton-Wondra announces her Republican candidacy for Barton County Commissioner, second district. She was born and raised in Barton County and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1970. She married Harold Wondra in 1974 in Great Bend where together they raised their three children. She is currently a member of Holy Family Church where two of her five grandchildren attend school. She has an outgoing personality, loves sports, loves being around family and friends and engaging with people in her community. She started the Hap Dumont and Quick Silver programs with family, friends, citizens and businesses ...

June 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Use of synthetic opioid “U-47700” poses risk to Kansas citizens

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is warning the public of a rapidly emerging drug threat that is believed to have contributed to a number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Kansas within the past month. This drug, "U-47700", has no accepted medical use and poses a risk to Kansas citizens.

June 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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County reups with commissioners’s association

Noting the importance of interactions with county commissioners from across the state, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county's membership in ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School, county come together on mumps case

The report of a possible mumps case at Great Bend High School Friday led to a few hectic days for local school and health officials ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council commends improvements to old homes

City of Great Bend Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker flipped through slides showing before and after images of a row of old homes on 16th ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs special events policy

Two weeks after it sparked much discussion, a special events permit process ordinance was adopted by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Boys named to council

The Great Bend City Council Monday night named former council member Mike Boys to the First Ward council seat left vacant by the resignation in ...

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Whelans’ endowment supports six local entities

Don and Phyllis Whelan demonstrated their generosity with the local community throughout their lives and now are continuing a legacy of charitable giving, it was ...

February 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Assembly of God, 601 Patton Rd., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host ...

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Companion Volunteer recognized for her service

Pat Scheuerman of Great Bend was honored for her service and support to frail and disabled adults through the Senior Companion Program at the in-service ...

February 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Armed robbery at Subway

The Subway restaurant at 2723 10th St. was robbed Saturday night by a man carrying a handgun, according to the Great Bend Police Department.

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Items stolen from Hoisington Historical Society

HOISINGTON - Fifty-seven items were stolen from the Hoisington Historical Society, located at 120 East Second St.

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Regan Reif Named 2016 NextGen Leader of the Year

During the 95th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Regan Reif was recognized as the 2016 NextGen Leader of ...

February 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kari Smith honored with Legacy Award

The Legacy Award presented by The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development honors the life and legacy of individuals who have made an indelible ...

February 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Bonine honored as the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year

It's been about 10 years since Dan Bonine retired from First Kansas Bank, but a former colleague there had no problem listing reasons his ...

February 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Countryside Veterinary Associates earns recognition as 2016 Business of the Year

EDITOR'S NOTE: Countryside Veterinary Associates was notified of its Business of the Year Award prior to the unexpected Feb. 11 death of Jerry Schrader ...

February 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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