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Exponential growth

We've all heard the saying, "a little goes a long way." For 57 families in a six-city area, the saying rings true, says Vicky Dayton of Housing Opportunities Inc. The non-profit housing solutions company builds affordable housing through the use of federal and state grants. Since 1999, over $40 million in federal and state awards have been awarded, but it almost didn't happen, Dayton said.

April 07, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Juvenile charges to be filed in Ellsworth County

ELLSWORTH - Ellsworth County Attorney Shepack announced Thursday he will file two juvenile offender complaints alleging battery, stemming from the events that took place Feb. 6 on a Great Bend USD 428 school bus coming back from a boys swim team meet.

April 07, 2016 | By Tribune Staff | Local News


New technology helps farmers

Farming technology has come a long way from the early days on farms throughout Kansas, but with modern day advances there is a new technology out there that can help a farmer is many different ways.

April 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Ellsworth Co. Atty to file juvenile battery charges

ELLSWORTH - Ellsworth County Attorney Joe Shepack said two juvenile offender complaints of alleged battery will be filed in connection with events that occurred on Feb. 6, on a Great Bend USD 428 school bus returning from a boys swim team event.

April 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Early morning arson in Great Bend

Crime Stoppers and local law enforcement are seeking your assistance in an arson case.

April 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to canvas votes

The County Commission will meet as the Board of County Canvassers 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 11, at in the Office of the County Clerk. At that time, they will canvass ballots from Tuesday's city general election for Ellinwood, Great Bend and Hoisington and the Ellinwood District Hospital Board of Trustees.

April 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Moran to host free barbecue at expo Friday

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will host a free farm and ranch team barbecue from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday outside Expo I at the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo west of Great Bend. Moran will give remarks and make a special announcement at noon. Moran for Kansas staff is also hosting a booth at the expo inside Expo 1.

April 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

April 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces spring grant recipients

Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the March competitive grant cycle and awarded a total of $21,163. The foundation supports programs or projects that are innovative, collaborative, proactive, measurable and sustainable.

April 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Since its founding in 1872, Great Bend has held spring elections for local officials, and this year saw the last. In 1886, there was a particularly tight race for mayor, so in the spirit of honoring the past and saying goodbye to a long-standing election tradition, this week Out of the Morgue looks back at that election and the results.

April 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Mr. Perfect Panther show Friday

Great Bend High School's annual Mr. Perfect Panther Pageant will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the GBHS Auditorium. This year's theme is "Thunderstruck."

April 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo news: Earth Day Fun planned

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is planning activities from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in honor of Earth Day. There will be booths set up with crafts, interactive stations and a scavenger hunt. This free event is geared for kids but is open to all ages.

April 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Watching Young Artists Grow exhibit showing at museum

With spring comes the annual crop of student artwork and the annual Watching Young Artists Grow exhibit.

April 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


THE SHOW IS OPEN

Entertainment, food, family fun and information play an important part of any expo, and this is no different for the 2016 Farm and Ranch Expo that opened on Wednesday at the Expo Grounds in Great Bend.

April 06, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Larned election

Larned City

April 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Plans continue for GBPD remodeling

Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch and City Administrator Howard Partington have met several times in the last several weeks to discuss options for the ...

January 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission hires new county counselor

Legal representation was on the minds of Barton County commissioners Tuesday morning as they approved contracting with Carey Hipp as the county councilor and were ...

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas CASA at the Great Bend Public Library basement, 1409 Williams, at 9 ...

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lyons convicted on 2016 stabbing charge

A 29-year-old man involved in a stabbing that occurred in Great Bend last June was convicted of aggravated battery on Thursday, Jan. 12, Barton County ...

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

Sure, this weekend's ice story was messy, treacherous and expensive, but it could have been much worse, Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale ...

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Weekend storm recap

The Golden Belt ground, or rather slid, to a halt this past weekend as what some called "icemageddon" coated the region with thick layer of ...

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Court of Appeals upholds drug sentence

The Kansas Court of Appeals has upheld the 14-year sentence for Christopher Wilson, who was convicted by a Barton County jury in 2012 of aiding ...

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Survey seeks input on USD 428 facilities

Great Bend USD 428 officials are turning to the community for input on long-range facility needs.

January 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zinn to leave City Council

Mike Zinn tried to make it to the end of his current term on the Great Bend City Council that ends in November.

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City gets new clerk/finance officer

The City of Great Bend has a new city clerk/finance director. The City Council Monday night confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Shawna ...

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Emergency shelter opens in southwest Kansas

DODGE CITY - The Red Cross jointly opened a shelter with the Salvation Army at Dodge County Community College in Dodge City on Monday in response ...

January 16, 2017 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Fundraiser for injured hunter planned

There will be a benefit fundraiser for Brandi Jecha starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Great Bend Elks Club, 1120 Kansas ...

January 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Traveling exhibit, K is for Kansas, on display at Ellinwood library

ELLINWOOD - An exhibit that opened at the Ellinwood School and Public Library last week has been a draw for young and old alike. The "K ...

January 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School fundraisers approved by BOE

Parents and others who support school fundraisers will have plenty of opportunities next year to buy everything from trash bags to cookie dough.

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More cancellations announced as storm looms

When the National Weather Service office at Wichita issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Watch for most of central Kansas last Thursday, Barton ...

January 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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