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New endowment funds just in time for Giving Tueday

The Golden Belt Community Foundation announces the establishment of two new endowment funds to benefit the Family Crisis Center and Barton County Emergency Aid Association. This partnership with the community foundation allows individuals and businesses interested in supporting and sustaining these important organizations another vehicle for their charitable giving.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


October Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

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

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Human trafficking, cyber security topic of program Sunday afternoon

HOISINGTON – The Emmanuel Lutheran Church Women are offering a program on stopping human trafficking, cyber safety and the impact at the local and state levels. It will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 11th and Vine in Hoisington.

November 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Final Kansas poll shows Trump, Moran still leading

HAYS – The Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University conducted a poll from Nov. 1 through Nov. 3 to measure respondents' preferences in the upcoming election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

November 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Moran heading to election with huge money advantage

EDITOR'S NOTE: With the 2016 general election looming Tuesday, candidates at all levels have had to file their final pre-election campaign finance reports by Monday, Oct. 31. Candidates for federal offices (Senate, Congress and the presidency) file with the Federal Election Commission. Candidates in Kansas for state, city and county offices file with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. This is the first of a three-part series detailing these reports.

November 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Choir announces fundraisers for DC trip

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November 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Panthers boosters announce red-out game, tailgate meal

The theme of Friday night's Great Bend High School Panther football game is red out. Fans are invited to make Memorial Stadium a sea of red and add to the excitement of the second playoff game against Andover. Kick-off time is 7 p.m.

November 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran tours Ellinwood High School

ELLINWOOD - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran toured Ellinwood High School Thursday afternoon. It was one of three stops in Barton County en route to Hays. He also stopped at Barton Community College and took a walking tour of Hoisington's Main Street.

November 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


‘Intruderology 101’

With the phrase "active shooter" coming up in the news more often, knowing what to do in this type of situation is very important.

November 03, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Republican Taylor outspending Democratic rival Bristow

When Hanston Republican Larry Salmans opted not to seek reelection for the 33rd Kansas Senate District seat, there was no incumbent. This opened the door for a new candidate from each party to square off in the Nov. 8 general election.

November 03, 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 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo news: Fox kits welcomed to Wisconsin

The Racine Zoo in Wisconsin recently posted a photo of arctic fox kits that came from the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. Two of Todd and Vixie's kits born May 20, brother and sister Echo and Luna, are both "high spirited and very playful fun little animals," the Wisconsin zoo posted on its Facebook page. "We are so excited to announce the new addition to the Racine Zoo."

November 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Veterans were presented with quilts from the Golden Plans Quilts of Valor on Oct. 28, 2016, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. Quilt tops were made by members of the Golden Plains group and they were quilted by Amy Schartz Mellor.

November 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Job skills

Having certain skills is needed by everyone to help with daily activities, but certain skills are required in order to find employment and on Wednesday local groups helped teach these skills to people with disabilities.

November 02, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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USD 112 eying bond issue

WILSON - Central Plains Middle School in Bushton could be a template for lighting and HVAC improvements throughout Central Plains Unified School District 112, Superintendent Greg ...

October 12, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Public Library announces new director

After months of strategizing and searching, the Great Bend Public Library and the Central Kansas Library System came to an agreement last week who they ...

October 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BCC instructor provides training in Okinawa to US soldiers

Barton Community College Military Schools instructor Lawrence Weber taught a five-day Maintenance Manager course to 24 U.S. Soldiers on the Japanese island of Okinawa ...

October 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton accreditation in good standing

Barton Community College has met all criteria for accreditation, Myrna Perkins told the BCC Board of Trustees Tuesday.

October 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jumping in with both feet

New Barton County Treasurer Jim Jordan raised his right hand and took the oath of office from County Clerk Donna Zimmerman early Tuesday morning.

October 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School board seeks architect

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education is ready to create a master plan for future building projects and will hear presentations from architects ...

October 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fire chief: No explosions in house fire

Great Bend Fire Chief Luke McCormick said Tuesday there were no explosions in a house fire last Friday, even though that was part of the ...

October 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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


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