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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.

November 23, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Traffic stop turns into another drug arrest

A Great Bend woman was arrested on drug charges during a routine traffic stop on Tuesday.

November 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County replaces 800 signs

Barton County department heads are asked to submit a bi-weekly activity report of statistical information or a summary of services. The latest report was released Monday at the Barton County Commission meeting.

November 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drugs found at two GB homes

Officers from the Great Bend Police Department obtained and served a search warrant Monday, Nov. 21, at 1206 Polk Street, in reference to illegal drugs. Although the resident, Jorge Aguilar, 27, was not present when the warrant was served, officers are searching for him in order to question him about illegal narcotics found during the search warrant, according to the GBPD news release.

November 23, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend Tree Board moving forward with renovation project

Great Bend Tree Board President Toni Rice asked the Great Bend City Council Monday nightfor permission to move forward on the purchase of a pergola for the Argonne Forest. The feature will be part of an overall renovation project the group hopes to complete in time for a military anniversary with local significance.

November 23, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


PRESIDENTIAL

The fourth graders at Eisenhower Elementary School really know their presidents. Students of Priscilla Rose and Sherri Brantley were each assigned a random U.S. president to research. On Tuesday, other students were invited to the "Hall of Presidents" in the Eisenhower library, where each student had a presentation about his or her former POTUS.

November 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


OPEN FOR EXERCISE

Great Bend residents have a new tool for reaching their fitness goals, while children have a new piece of playground equipment.

November 21, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Extension merger on next county agenda

The Barton County Commission met with members of the Barton County/Kansas State University Extension Council on Monday to learn more about a proposal to join with the Ellis County Extension Council, forming a new Barton-Ellis Extension district.

November 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County considers cutting administrator's job

Barton County Commissioners said Monday that they may eliminate the county administrator position, left empty since Richard Boeckman resigned on Oct. 21.

November 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fatal collision reported west of Great Bend

A Burdett man died in a two-vehicle collision Monday morning west of Great Bend, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports.

November 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Students look back on LIFE

A graduation and awards ceremony of sorts took place last week at Eisenhower Elementary School. The caps were made of purple paper, and the red "carpet" that graduates walked was also paper.

November 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington P.O. works to stamp out cancer

HOISINGTON - Raising awareness is a crucial step in finding a cure for diseases like breast cancer, because without it a lot of research would go unfinished. With the help of some local people the fight to finding a cure for breast cancer can march forward with great stride.

November 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


New Fit Trail grand opening Monday

The new equipment at the Great Bend Fit Trail in Veterans Memorial Park is ready to use, and a grand opening is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 on the north side of the park. Mayor Mike Allison and members of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club, along with staff from the City of Great Bend, Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Golden Belt Community Foundation, will perform the ribbon cutting honors.

November 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hit and run

A hit-and-run accident around 3 a.m. Saturday shattered a utility pole at the base. The pole is located between Polk and Lincoln streets on the south side of 19th Street.

November 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees to discuss campus security summit

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Room F-30 on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Charles Perkins, dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Information Services, will present an update on strategic planning and Mark Dean, dean of Administration, will report on the security summit on safeguarding college campuses that staff attended earlier this year in New Orleans.

November 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Tree of Life benefits hospice patients at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice

While the Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed ...

December 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Holiday hiring strong statewide, nationwide

TOPEKA – With the holiday seasonal hiring leading the way, Kansas' October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, the same rate that was reported ...

December 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Santas Around The World’ exhibit open through Dec. 23

This time of year, a question usually arises about the 'Santas Around The World' exhibit located in downtown Great Bend. Are there 23 or 24 ...

December 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

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

December 01, 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 ...

December 01, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CLAFLIN TRADITION GROWING

CLAFLIN - Preparations have begun in Claflin for the town's annual Christmas Tree lighting and holiday festival Sunday, Dec. 4. Different this year will be ...

November 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sen. Moran's office has tickets to Presidential Inauguration

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will be offering a limited number of tickets to Kansans for the inauguration ceremony of the 45th President ...

November 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Spotlight in garage starts fire

A double-car detached garage sustained an estimated $8,000 in damage Wednesday after a fire broke out at 64 NE 21 Road.

November 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to tour bus barn

Members of the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education plan to tour the district bus barn at 12th and Williams St. at noon Tuesday ...

November 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo news: New species arrives at zoo

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo continues to work with the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums on species preservation and quality care. Although the ...

November 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GIVING TUESDAY GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Golden Belt Community Foundation celebrated their 20th anniversary with $20,000 in grants for community projects at our Giving Tuesday event. Four projects from each ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Giving Tuesday has passed, but giving continues

Tuesday was Giving Tuesday, a day set aside to shift the focus from holiday shopping to holiday giving.

November 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Sixteen veterans were presented Quilts of Valor on Nov. 25, 2016, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. The Golden Plains Quilts ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honor Band

Great Bend High School band students were recently selected for the Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association Honor Band that will meet on Saturday, Dec. 3 ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lar gibbon added to zoo

A new animal arrived recently at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. "Zito" is a 22-year-old Lar gibbon, which is also a new species for ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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