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​School board extends Reed’s contract

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education voted Monday to extend Superintendent Brad Reed's contract for 2016-18.

December 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fire in Great Bend

December 14, 2015 | | Local News


County to upgrade 911 system

It is happening sooner than Barton County officials were expecting or wanting, but the upgrade to the latest Next Generation 911 system will take place in the coming months. The County Commission approved the $104,000 conversion Monday morning.

December 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Weather causes fatality accident

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to two separate accidents on Sunday in Pawnee County. One of the accidents had a fatality.

December 14, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC will host a Stop ‘N Learn Session, “Holidays Made Healthier”

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Holidays Made Healthier" on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 12–1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th.

December 14, 2015 | | Local News


Commission thanks Collier for dedication to county, byway

It was a beautiful friendship.

December 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


4-H achievement celebration

Barton County 4-H members were honored for their accomplishments at the 81st annual 4-H Achievement Celebration. Heather Schneider, 4-H Council President and Kayleigh Bitter, Council Secretary served as the emcees. Betsy Snell, Council Treasurer led the members in the Flag Salute and 4-H Pledge. Mikey Hughes, Council Reporter introduced the special guests

December 13, 2015 | | Local News


Holiday Hustle

The United Way of Central Kansas walked among the lights of Veteran's Memorial Park this past Friday to encourage exercise, family, and giving during this Holiday Season. The Light to Unite Holiday Hustle had to be postponed due to weather, but the event went on and was a great night of fun. After registering to walk through the lights, participants had a chance to purchase glow wear for a small donation and picked up their elf shoes which were filled with water donated by Wheatland Electric, stocking caps and headbands made by Roth Embroidery, and brochures for all of ...

December 13, 2015 | | Local News


There she goes!!!!

On Dec. 15, Cris Collier will no longer work for the Convention Bureau in Great Bend. She has served this community for many years and will be missed.

December 13, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Historical Society holds volunteer appreciation

Anyone who has served as a volunteer at the Barton County Historical Society this year was invited Thursday to an appreciation reception and a sneak peek at the holiday exhibit. The public can view the exhibit free during the Ghosts of Christmas Past Open House from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Barton County Historical Society Village and Museum, south of the Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281 in Great Bend.

December 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Children volunteer

The children of Cherry Village employees volunteer to serve Christmas dinner to the facility's residents.

December 12, 2015 | | Local News


Student finds new direction through welding program

By JOE VINDUSKA

December 12, 2015 | | Local News


$4,100 raised for Grugg family medical expenses

The Jackie and Mitch Grubb family have long known they have the support of their friends and neighbors. Now they can probably add a long list of strangers to the list of people who care.

December 12, 2015 | | Local News


Giving Tuesday raises more than $210,000

Area endowed funds received a total of $210,780 during the Golden Belt Community Foundation's Giving Tuesday event on Dec. 1. The event, also billed as "Give Where You Live," attracted more than 400 donors to organizations throughout Barton, Pawnee, Rush and Stafford counties. The total includes a $50,000 match.

December 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | 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 a public hearing on amendments to the budget, a letter of appreciation for out-going Great Bend Convention and Visitors' Bureau Director Cris Collier and the installation of Next Generation 911 equipment.

December 12, 2015 | | Local News


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Party in the Park worth the effort

Sure, it takes a lot of work to throw an event like the City of Great Bend's Party in the Park. But, Community Coordinator ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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 a ...

August 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Baton named CDL test site

Industry demand has driven continued expansion of the Barton Community College Commercial Driver's License program. Barton is now an official test site and a ...

August 18, 2016 | BY BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


The movies are over, but the fresh veggies remain for now

The free summer outdoor movie series is over, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington said. This year the city put more movies on Friday nights ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Angel hired to lead Family Crisis Center

On August 16th The Family Crisis Center Board unanimously voted to hire Rachel Angel as the new Executive Director.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Meet the Panthers on Sunday

The Panther Booster Club will host its first community-wide Meet the Panthers event at 5 p.m. Sunday at the band shell in Jack Kilby ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Salvation Army distributes 200 backpacks

The Salvation Army helped more than 200 children return to school this week with new backpacks filled with school supplies.

August 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Filling them up

It wasn't kids getting on the school buses parked outside Great Bend businesses this week.

August 17, 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 ...

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KDADS awards $580,000 in Mental Health Substance Use Prevention Grants

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Acting Secretary Tim Keck announced Wednesday the award of 17 grants totaling $580,000 for the Kansas ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County Sheriff makes two meth busts over weekend

LARNED - On Aug. 12, 2016 a Pawnee County Sheriff's Office Deputy made contact with a subject traveling from Nebraska to Oklahoma. During the investigation ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


4-H family welcomes Japanese exchange student

For the past three weeks, Liberty Marsh, 12, a member of the South Bend Jolly Workers, has played hostess to Kotono Sugito, 12, a member ...

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Drug arrests made during traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in the early hours of Wednesday produced guns, cash, drugs and drug paraphernalia and two arrests were made.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Some reappraisal efforts done, some still ongoing

Barton County Appraisers Office personnel are done with part of their reappraisal efforts for 2016, but more remains to be done, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld ...

August 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Highway Patrol works rollover accident

LYONS - A 2002 Ford Explorer carrying six men from Great Bend overturned Tuesday on U.S. 56, half a mile east of Lyons, the Kansas ...

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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