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BORN: March 29, 1956 (St. Louis, Mo.)

October 08, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Healthy food initiative catching on in Kansas hospitals

Hospitals aren't typically associated with fine dining. And even though hospitals are in the business of health care, the beverages and foods they offer - especially when the cafeteria is closed - often lean more toward junk food than healthy fare. But a group of Kansas hospitals is out to change that. The initiative is called Healthy Kansas Hospitals. The three-year effort, which runs through June 2016, is sponsored by the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation, a branch of the Kansas Hospital Association. Harold Courtois, administrator of Russell Regional Hospital in central Kansas, is enthusiastic about the program. "We feel ...

October 08, 2015 | | Local News


Hamster time

Grade schools throughout the city are reading "The World According to Humphrey" as part of the USD 428 One District, One Book reading initiative

October 07, 2015 | | Local News


Stargazing planned at Cheyenne Bottoms

The public is invited to join the Fort Hays State University Astronomy Club at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Friday, Oct. 16, for an evening of exploring the night sky. Viewing will begin at 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. There is no charge for the event.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News


American Legion Auxiliary to hold Soup Supper

The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a Benefit Soup Supper from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., Great Bend.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News


Rut season brings added danger to roads

Driving defensively during the deer mating season is a must for Kansas drivers, say state and local officials.

October 07, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD 428 Foundation, 201 S. Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Regan Ochs and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News


Sons of the American Revolution coming to Great Bend

The October meeting of the Sons of the Plains chapter the Sons of the American Revolution will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. Member Stan Jantz from Hoisington said the group normally meets in Hutchinson and will only be meeting once in Great Bend this year.

October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Library Friends get first look at Book Sale

People who join the Friends of the Library will be the first to see the selections of the annual book sale, said Diedre Mapes at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.

October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Kids get a room of their own at GBPL

The new interior walls that separate the children's area from the rest of the Great Bend Public Library are something librarians have requested for years, GBPL Director Harry Willems said. The project always appeared to be too expensive, before now.

October 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'Winged Aspiration' photos

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October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Winged Aspiration

Bill McKown was a true friend of the Shafer Art Gallery. He passed away in March of 2014, but his legacy lives on through numerous art-related improvements that have been made on the Barton campus as a result of a generous gift from his estate. The final element funded by his estate is the "Winged Aspiration" sculpture which will adorn the circle driveway in front of the Shafer Gallery. Barton will unveil this aesthetic enhancement and at the same time pay tribute to the man that made it possible, Mr. McKown. A ceremony will be held at 5 p.m ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Audit part of ‘cost of doing business’

It was a costly pill for the Barton County commissioners to swallow Monday morning when they approved paying Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball $53,695 for the county's 2014 audit.

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBRC will host Stop 'N Learn session titled 'Fire Prevention'

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Fire Prevention" on Wednesday, October 7th, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th St.

October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Tax distribution delays causing headaches

Much to the chagrin of numerous taxing entities in Barton County, the sales tax distribution that was due out by Sept. 20 has yet to be made. The delay is creating hardships for those anticipating the funds.

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Honoring Fathers

Carl Henkle, Cherry Village resident, celebrates Father's Day with his son-in-law, Reen Berges, and daughter, Sandy Berges.

June 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Westfall retires from FCC Board

The Family Crisis Center staff and volunteers recognized FCC Board Member Jan Westfall this past week for four years of service. She was presented a ...

June 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County honored for immunization efforts

Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider attended the State Immunization Conference in Salina where the county received an award for "Outstanding Effort in Turning Around ...

June 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Aaron Miller competes at national speech tournament

Junior, Aaron Miller, from Great Bend competed at the National Speech and Debate Tournament. The national tournament was held this year June 11 through June ...

June 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mexico native earns U.S. citizenship through BCC naturalization classes

Great Bend entrepreneur Miriam Garcia's days of renewing her work visa will soon be over, and she'll officially be a U.S. citizen.

June 23, 2016 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Background check leads to resignation

By JIM MISUNAS

June 23, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Fifth June Jaunt a ‘grand success’

The fifth-annual June Jaunt is in the books and it was another great year for the event, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the ...

June 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCSO set for Carry Conceal class

Gun safety is an important part of owning guns and knowing how to use them. This weekend the Barton County Sheriff 's Office will be ...

June 23, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Camp Hope welcomes children with cancer

Children with cancer want to do all of the fun things that healthy children do. At Camp Hope, that's exactly what happens. This week ...

June 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City offers back-to-back concerts

Music lovers can get a double serving this week. Great Bend's City Band returns to the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Bandshell Thursday evening for ...

June 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCSO makes second ‘sexting’ arrest this month

For the second time this month, a Great Bend man has been arrested on suspicion of sexting.

June 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sunflower Diversified to observe 50 years

Sunflower Diversified Services will celebrate 50 years in service Saturday at its Westside Market. 5523 10th St. There will be free hot dogs, chips and ...

June 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County honored for immunization efforts

Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider attended the State Immunization Conference in Salina where the county received an award for "Outstanding Effort in Turning Around ...

June 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council offers goals for city

Coming off their tour of city facilities June 13, Great Bend City Council members Monday night took time to outline their goals for the upcoming ...

June 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BIKE & BUILD

ST. JOHN - Samanatha Seldon wore her thick coat of dirt like a badge of honor.

June 21, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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