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Fire plug colors have a meaning

The color of the tops, or bonnets, of each of the city's 500-plus red fire plugs has a story to tell.

October 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City to start flushing fire hydrants

The job of maintaining the City of Great Bend's army of 500 fire plugs falls to the Water Division of the Public Works Department. This is no insignificant task as these steel sentinels stand ready to help save property and lives in times of crisis.

October 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bridge work

October 30, 2015 | | Local News


Teaching coaches see positive results

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education has been learning about the district's shift to the Multi-Tier System of Supports, and on Thursday board members saw MTSS in action.

October 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drone takes flight over Great Bend Rec Activity Center

Students from Park Elementary School, along with their principal Phil Heeke, came out to the Great Bend Recreation Activity Center on Thursday to take aerial photos of the new playground with a drone.

October 29, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Tricks for Halloween safety – be aware, designate a sober driver

Safety officials are urging motorists and community members to be careful as Halloween approaches. Caution can be the key to safety as an increasing number of people will be out this weekend with Halloween, including pedestrians walking, parents driving their children, and people attending Halloween parties, said Lieutenant Adam Winters, Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman. It is imperative that safety play a role in the fun during the day and evening's celebrations.

October 29, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday and as communities prepare to "fall back" one hour, the Great Bend Fire Department and the Office of the Kansas State Fire Marshal urge residents to practice fire safety by testing their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and changing the batteries.

October 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


OTR for October 29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 29, 2015 | | Local News


All three GBHS Debate Teams place

October 29, 2015 | | Local News


‘Hump Day’ pizza fundraiser supports Sunflower Diversified Services

The "Hump Day Pizza by the Slice" fundraiser has been scheduled to benefit people with developmental disabilities and delays.

October 29, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by C & V Home Improvement, 1107 E 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., today. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Shawn Panzer and Dale Hogg. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 29, 2015 | | Local News


Out of the Morgue

This week, we bring you a summary and round-up of stories from several Kansas newspapers concerning a murder that occurred around this time in 1915. At the time, it was considered one of the most horrifying cases in the state's brief history since the Indian massacres.

October 29, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sunflower Diversified creates tools for health-education program

When Sunflower Diversified Services staff members reviewed a new health-education curriculum, they knew it would be valuable to people with developmental disabilities.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News


BCC ENDs report: ‘Barton Experience’

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees gathered Tuesday for its regular meeting and discussed one of its nine overarching goals, known as ENDs, one of which is "Barton Experience."

October 28, 2015 | By BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


​Debt refinance saves $306,000 at BCC

Barton Community College has refinanced its debt on the Library renovation and the addition to the Technical Building, paid for in 2008 with certificates of participation. The BCC Board of Trustees on Tuesday authorized a new lease-purchase agreement at lower interest rates.

October 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Road Milling and Overlay on K-19 Highway in Pawnee and Stafford Counties

Starting the week of July 4, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a 10 mile road milling and overlay project on K-19 Highway ...

June 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grant to expand FHSU Sternberg Museum of Natural History’s paleontology collection

A $116,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will expand the reach of paleontology studies at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of ...

June 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KDADS Appoints Superintendent of Larned State Hospital TOPEKA – Kansas Department for Aging and Dis

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Interim Secretary Tim Keck today appointed Bill Rein to be Superintendent of Larned State Hospital (LSH).

June 28, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Road Milling and Overlay on K-19 Highway in Pawnee and Stafford Counties

Starting the week of July 4th, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a 10 mile road milling and overlay project on K-19 Highway ...

June 28, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Sunflower earns county’s recycling grant

Jim Johnson wants to close the Barton County Landfill. Well, at least the Sunflower Diversified Services executive director wants to bolster the agency's recycling ...

June 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


4-H dog show marks start of fair

One often looked forward to event that marks the beginning of the Barton County Fair is the dog show. There is a reason it's ...

June 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Five taken to Stafford County Hospital after collision Saturday

STAFFORD COUNTY - Several people were taken to the hospital on Saturday, after a pickup pulled in front of a van at U.S. 50 and ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wire fraud attempt averted by First Kansas Bank

First Kansas Bank in Great Bend may have stopped a fraudulent money transfer last Friday. The Great Bend Police Department reports the bank received a ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A Bitter-sweet moment

After nearly two decades of service, 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services Director Laurie White will retire as of Thursday. The Barton County Commission Monday morning ...

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County’s disaster declaration may help other parts of Kansas

Although Barton County didn't experience any damage from the tornadoes, thunderstorms, heavy rains, flooding and flash flooding in May, the Barton County Commission Monday ...

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mosquito spraying to continue even longer

The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will extend its campaign to spray for mosquitoes for four more weeks. This Thursday was scheduled to ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC adds trustee transparency webpage

When the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Brandon Steinert, director of Public Relations & Marketing, will give a presentation ...

June 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Camp Hope ends on high note

Camp Hope-Heartland concluded Saturday and sponsors are already looking ahead to 2017. The free, week-long camp is for Kansas and Missouri children who have cancer ...

June 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton Community College to close for Independence Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day. Classes will resume and offices will reopen July 5.

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 to consider Lashley for coach

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education has scheduled two special meetings for Thursday, June 30. at the District Education Center. Fiscal Year 2016-2017 ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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