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GETTING A LEG UP

On Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, the Kansas Legislature will convene the 2017 Legislative Session in Topeka. When members elected on Nov. 8 convened for certification and caucusing on Dec. 5, the filing of prefiled bills also began. With seven House Bills and five Senate Bills already on the list as of Thursday, Dec. 28, legislators will not face an empty slate.

December 31, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Schools may ease policy on self-administered drugs

Editor's note: This is the first of two stories about policy changes being considered by the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education for 2017.

December 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hangover blues

Party-goers who celebrated with alcoholic beverages on New Year's Eve, having fun with friends and ringing in 2017, may find the festivities can come at a cost of the dreaded hangover come Jan. 1.

December 31, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Auditions set for 'Love, Sex, and the IRS'

Auditions for Great Bend Community Theatre's production of "Love, Sex, and the IRS," a comedy by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Crest Theater, 1908 Lakin Ave.

December 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington City Council puts 2016 to rest

HOISINGTON - In a brief meeting Tuesday night, Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell provided an end of the year update to council members. Mitchell thanked the council for their willingness to hold the meeting on Tuesday.

December 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Popping champagne corks can put out an eye

If you're popping open a bottle of bubbly for New Year's Eve, make sure no one is injured by a flying cork.

December 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Cigarette starts fire at Larned apartment

LARNED - Larned Fire Department extinguished a fire Wednesday at an apartment complex.

December 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend man stabbed, suspect arrested

A Great Bend man identified as Edward Johnson was apparently stabbed several times Wednesday afternoon by Joseph Miller after an altercation, Police Chief Cliff Couch said. The stabbing occurred around 3:15 p.m. in the area of 2507 11th St.

December 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pump prices up as production plummets

With crude oil production cuts by OPEC and other nations leading the way, average retail gasoline prices in Kansas and nationally have surged upwards in recent weeks. However, analysts say a likely decline in demand after New Years and fractures in the oil-producing alliance may force prices back down.

December 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission, council to meet Tuesday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Tuesday.

December 29, 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 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.

December 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Safe ride

The community New Year's Taxi service will be up and running but local law enforcement agencies will not be behind the wheel.

December 28, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


County Attorney office expansion nearly done

With most of the work completed, the Barton County Attorney's Office expansion on the courthouse's fourth floor is taking shape, the County Commission learned Monday morning.

December 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission renews community improvement agreement

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the renewal of the county's five-year Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization Plan interlocal agreement.

December 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County website creating a positive image

Noting the importance of a good online image and the positive improvements to the county's website of the past few years, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewed an agreement with the organization responsible for that presence.

December 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Sonic data breach hits close to home

It was all about a quick lunch at Sonic in Great Bend. That's how Laura Mason became one of millions of Sonic customers nationwide ...

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Street closings for Christmas parade set

The Home for the Holidays Festival and Parade is just around the corner, and plans are already underway, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told ...

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Lt. Billinger to talk about crime prevention

Lt. Stephen Billinger from the Barton County Sheriff's Office will present free Stop 'N Learn programs on crime prevention this week in honor of ...

October 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Don Williams seeking position on local school board

"I have a desire to help make the great school district we already have into the best that it can be for all children!" This ...

October 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Extended 8th Street is a go

The much anticipated expansion of Eighth Street between Walmart on Grant Street and Dillon's on McKinley will proceed, following action by the Great Bend ...

October 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Treasurer to visit Great Bend

Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner is on his tour of Kansas' 105 counties to promote many of the programs and services administered by the Treasurer's ...

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Students present fall fiddlin'

On Saturday the GBHS Orchestra, directed by Isaac Enochs, and the GBMS String Rhapsody, directed by Jennifer Demaree, played at the Long Pumpkin Patch.

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to give away scholarships on Senior Day

Barton Community College will help area high school seniors plan for their futures at Senior Day, starting at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 15, with ...

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Girls’ Recital set for Sunday

There will be performances to please all musical tastes at the Central Kansas Piano Teachers League "Girls' Recital" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct ...

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Appreciation Concert announced

RSVP of Central Kansas will host its first-ever Veterans Appreciation Concert Friday, Nov. 10.

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Blackout T-shirts raise money for United Way

At Friday night's Great Bend High School football game, Benefit Management LLC presented a check for $1,670 to United Way of Central Kansas ...

October 16, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


United Way posters presented

On Friday night United Way of Central Kansas made its annual poster presentation in Great Bend during the half time of the Great Bend High ...

October 16, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Juvenile Services hopes to utilize equine therapy

Thinking outside the traditional therapy box, the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services hopes to get youth and families on horses, Juvenile Services Director Marissa Woodmansee ...

October 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Costume exchange

They entered the basement as ordinary children, but walked out as skeletons. Or ninja turtles, witches and clowns.

October 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


White Cane Safety Day raises awareness

A long white cane is more than an adaptive tool to help people who are blind walk on city sidewalks. Members of the Central Kansas ...

October 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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