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Marshall finds satisfaction, concerns among Kansans

There are a lot of voices to be heard in the massive First Congressional District and first-term Republican Roger Marshall said lots of them are concerned about national security, the economy and immigration.

April 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Diva Day on the way

The Great Bend Tribune Relay for Life of Barton County team will hold its annual Spring Diva Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23 at the Best Western Courtyard 2920 10th, Great Bend.

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

April 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC report highlights administrative projects

Software purchases at Barton Community College used to represent major expenses requiring the approval of the Board of Trustees. Nowadays, the cost of software has come down, but implementation can be time-consuming and expensive, said Charles Perkins, dean of institutional effectiveness.

April 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Two arrested on drug charges

Barton County Sheriff Office Deputy David Melcher arrested two people on drug charges at 2 a.m. on Friday in the parking lot of Brit Spaugh Park.

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

High school students participate in Vortex

Area high school students from Ellinwood, Great Bend, Solomon, Stafford, Larned and Hoisington came to Barton Community College to get hands-on experience from art professionals and participate in a juried art exhibit Thursday, April 6.

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Watching Young Artists Grow - photos

Some of the art on display at the Barton County Historical Society is shown here.

April 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Watching Young Artists Grow

Great Bend children in grades K-8 can see their works of art on display this month at the Barton County Historical Society. The annual Watching Young Artists Grow exhibit features selected drawings, paintings, clay sculptures and ceramics created under the guidance of art instructors Melissa Watson, Shannon Wedel and Alyssa Bliven.

April 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Sixth-grade band will present concert Tuesday

Months of hard work will culminate Tuesday night, April 18, at 7 p.m. as approximately 95 students of the Great Bend Sixth Grade Band join forces for their annual concert at the Great Bend High School gym. Schools represented are Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park, Riley, Holy Family and Central KS Christian Academy.

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Shafer Gallery to host annual Barton Student Art Exhibit

Barton Community College art students will line the walls of the Shafer Art Gallery with their work during the Barton Student Art Exhibit juried art show from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 21. The show will run through May 12.

April 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Thunderstorms possibly headed our way

The skies in central Kansas turned gray Thursday afternoon as the National Weather Service predicted showers and thunderstorms, although the hazardous weather outlook ranked "2" or "small" on the hazard scale.

April 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Smith leaving United Way of Central Kansas

With seven campaigns under her belt and having raised more than $1.7 million for agencies in Barton and Pawnee counties, Julie Bugner-Smith has resigned as executive director for United Way of Central Kansas effective May 12.

April 13, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Chemicals burn at Rice County plant

RICE COUNTY - Thursday morning, workers at the Jacam chemical plant located between Lyons and Sterling were sent home when chemicals in one of the buildings caught fire. The blaze and smoke could be seen for miles.

April 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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.

April 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Registration open for freezer meals class

A few spaces remain in the Educational program "Freezer Meals from the Meat Case." According to Donna Krug, Barton County Family & Consumer Science agent, participants will leave this fun program with four main-course meals that will serve 4-6 people. The $40 registration fee is due Monday, April 17.

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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Disturbance leads to arrest on aggravated battery charge

A Great Bend man was arrested Saturday evening following a disturbance at 2721 Forest Ave. At 5:40 p.m. a caller reported Nicholas Hixson ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Chemical spill reported Sunday night

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to a report of a chemical leak at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Patton ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Marshall meets with ethanol producers

LYONS – On Saturday, Congressman Marshall, M.D. met with ethanol producers and agriculture industry leaders at the Kansas Ethanol LLC facility to discuss the preservation ...

March 12, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Senior Food Box Sign-up Monday

Barton County residents who are interested in participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for Seniors are encouraged to attend a Walk-In sign up event ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

USD 431 receives $20,000 EPA grant

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington school district is one of 20 Kansas school districts to be awarded $640,000 from the Environmental to replace older diesel school ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Editor's note: Veronica Coons participated in the Cottonwood Extension District's Master Gardener training class, the subject of this report.

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

KDOT announces approved February bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Feb. 21 in Topeka. Some ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Last Session, the Government, Technology, and Security Committee was created to evaluate Cybersecurity making sure a system is in place to protect citizens and state ...

March 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


ALBERT - In 1986, the Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt was established as an economic development tool for El Dorado. Partnering with the National ...

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Salina crooner coming to Jazz Festival

The 24th Annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will feature vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina, as well as the Prairie Winds Show Band and the GBHS ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Bunny Hunt

The Kansas Bowhunters Association's annual Bunny Hunt got underway Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Between searches for cottontail, members enjoyed archery target shooting and the ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Legislative Coffee

The second of two Legislative Coffees was held Saturday at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, with about 20 people coming to hear Sen. Mary ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Larned group takes message to Topeka

LARNED - At Larned's February city council meeting, Larned City Councilman Kim Barnes noted it had been a long time since Larned had made contact ...

March 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Clara Barton Hospital assessment finds greater access to mental health services tops list

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital hosted a town hall meeting on March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center, where hospital health-care officials were joined by representatives ...

March 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBMS hosting Cottonwood District Regional 4-H Day

Regional 4-H Day activities start this evening at 5:30 p.m. at Great Bend Middle School, said Cottonwood District 4-H and Youth Development Extension ...

March 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

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