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Correction: City skate rink will not be available

The Great Bend Tribune incorrectly stated in Thursday's edition that the city's artificial ice skating rink that is normally set up in Jack Kilby Square at Christmas will be in use this year. However, it will not be available and this is due to the pending renovations to the square. The Tribune regrets the error.

November 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


THE BOOK NOOK

Hello and Happy Friday from the Great Bend Public Library.

November 17, 2016 | BY ELIZABETH DUKELOW | Local News


Ringing in the holidays

They are among the first signs of the coming Christmas season and the Salvation Army's signature red kettles will soon be appearing in local businesses.

November 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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.

November 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Remodeled Ed Center would enlarge board room

Dozens of students and parents waited in the foyer of the Great Bend USD 428 District Education Center on Monday before joining the school board meeting already in progress. If the board approves a remodeling project proposed by Superintendent Brad Reed that night, some day there will be a larger board room with a new entrance.

November 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Driver, pedestrian offer 2 versions of accident

Great Bend Police investigated two injury accidents last Saturday on 10th Street. Neither involved life-threatening injuries, according to the police reports which were released Wednesday.

November 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bridge closed northwest of Great Bend

The Barton County Engineering Department announced Wednesday afternoon that the bridge over Walnut Creek on NW 20 Avenue between 30 and 40 roads will be closed until further notice. The bridge is located northwest of Great Bend.

November 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


DECKING THE HALLS AND MORE

It is not even Thanksgiving and Christmas is over a month away, but for three weeks, the holidays have been very much on the minds of Great Bend city officials.

November 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Taking advantage of good weather

ELLINWOOD- Tuesday afternoon, Ellinwood city workers and representatives from Lakin Township made steady progress building up the Park Ave. road bed just north of Woodhaven Care Center, leading to the Ellinwood Municipal Airport at the western edge of the city. The work is part of flood control efforts the city has undertaken to prevent flooding like that witnessed following a 2014 storm that dumped about nine inches of rain in just a few hours.

November 16, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBRH honors area vets

More than 200 military veterans were served a hearty breakfast at Great Bend Regional Hospital during the health-care facility's sixth annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on Friday morning, Nov. 11. The annual event always draws a crowd for the three-course homemade breakfast and the old-fashioned camaraderie.

November 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


St. Rose Health Center sponsors heart-failure support group

Those who have been diagnosed with heart failure may benefit from a four-session support group at St. Rose Health Center.

November 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New activity bus and pickup purchased

The new activity bus at Great Bend USD 428 hit the road almost as soon as it was delivered, and Monday the school board approved the purchase of a second bus.

November 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington Main Street project completed

HOISINGTON - Code Enforcement Officer Dolores Kipper presented a report to the Hoisington City Council Monday night on her efforts to combat residential blight over the past year. She asked the council for their blessing to move forward on a campaign to enforce owners requirement to replace broken glass on windows, rather than simply boarding up the openings. Paint, or rather, the lack of, was another point of the discussion. Council members encouraged Kipper to approach property owners with copies of the International Building Code ordinances the city has adopted, and to remind them of the need-based grant dollars available if ...

November 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS football tickets to be sold Thursday and Friday

General admission tickets for the Great Bend High School football semi-finals with Goddard Friday will be sold from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday in the Activities Office at the high school. Ticket prices are $5 for students and $6 for adults. Ticket sales at the gates will open at 5 p.m.

November 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dale Hogg and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

November 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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Superintendent wants to start new student group

Students at Great Bend High School may soon have a say in course offerings and other aspects of school life. Superintendent Khris Thexton plans to ...

October 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Climate change predicted to reduce size, stature of dominant Midwest plant

MANHATTAN - The economically important big bluestem grass - a dominant prairie grass and a major forage grass for cattle - is predicted to reduce its growth and ...

October 10, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Ellinwood revitalization plan OKed by Barton County Commission

In an effort to help spur improvements in the community, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an interlocal agreement for the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan ...

October 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marijuana found after vehicles collide

A two-vehicle collision with possible injuries was reported at 9:42 a.m. Friday at 18th St. and Baker Ave. Lt. Scott Bieberle at the ...

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect attempted to hide on roof

Israel Klein was arrested for a Great Bend Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear, at 3:18 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block ...

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cause of Friday's fire undetermined

A Friday afternoon fire at 2607 19th St. appeared suspicious at first, but a closer look found "nothing suspicious," according to Lt. Scott Bieberle at ...

October 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Woman reportedly attempted to stab ex-boyfriend

Great Bend Police Department arrested Alisha Myers, Great Bend, after a domestic dispute reportedly turned violent last Friday afternoon.

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stabbing victim 'not cooperative'

A man who was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital early Monday was "not cooperative" with police, Lt. Scott Bieberle at the Great Bend Police ...

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS bowling approved

Great Bend High School has taken bowling teams to state championships, and now volunteers will bring instructional bowling to Great Bend Middle School.

October 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City to start flushing hydrants

The Public Works Department will begin flushing fire hydrants on Monday, Oct. 16. Residents may notice lower water pressure and water discoloration during flushing.

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Vehicles stalled in high water

Friday's storm dropped about 2 inches of rain on Great Bend and left some motorists stranded when their vehicles stalled out in high water.

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCSO offers conceal carry class

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, Oct. 21. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry ...

October 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Traffic infraction leads to drug bust

A St, John was arrested on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute following a late-night traffic stop near the city of ...

October 09, 2017 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Mawhirter announces candidacy for Council Ward 2

Rachel Mawhirter says that the problems facing the City of Great Bend are real, but that the solutions can be simple. As one of three ...

October 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC Theatre holding open auditions for ‘Horror Movie Survival Guide’

Barton Theatre is hosting auditions for its upcoming show "Horror Movie Survival Guide," a comedic play which spoofs horror movies. Auditions are 4:30-6:30 ...

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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