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Marshall announces March Listening Tour

Congressman Roger Marshall will begin his March Listening Tour on Saturday, March 11 and it will continue through Saturday March 18. Constituents are encouraged to attend those stops. He will also be visiting areas near Hutchinson and Bucklin impacted by the ongoing wildfires.

March 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Health officials urge precautions to prevent spread of mumps

As of Thursday, there have been six reported mumps cases in Barton County, County Health Director Shelly Schneider said. However, only one of those cases have tested positive,

March 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Cresci charged with shooting at property

LARNED - Michele Cresci, 48 of Pawnee Rock, appeared in custody Wednesday afternoon before Pawnee County Magistrate Judge Julie Cowell. Judge Cowell advised the defendant that she faces five charges of criminal damage to property, Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett reported.

March 08, 2017 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Ouchtown: GBHS Dodgeball Tournament a hit

"If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball," Coach Patches O'Houlihan (Rip Torn) tells members of the Average Joe's Gym team in the 2014 motion picture, "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story."

March 08, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Hoisington Middle School to add cross country

HOISINGTON- The USD 431 school board on March 6 approved unanimously the addition of middle school cross country, to start in the 2017 fall season.

March 08, 2017 | By Ray Strunk | Local News

No delays in mailing valuation statements

Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld had good news for the County Commission Monday morning.

March 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas is working with United Way, Red Cross and other local agencies to provide assistance for individuals and families who have lost homes, property and livestock in the wildfires that continue to sweep through southwest Kansas.

March 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Council: More discussion needed on tax rebate program

A public hearing on the proposed adoption of a Neighborhood Revitalization Plan for Great Bend that started during the City Council meeting Monday night will be reconvened when the council next meets March 20.

March 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Learning to listen to animals, a program at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center

Chirps, whistles, croaks, and clicks all combine in an animal opera of high drama for eavesdropping scientists. The public can discover what animals are saying during the free program, "Listening to Animals," at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at the Cheyenne Bottoms Refuge, northeast of Great Bend on K-156.

March 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Road closure due to geology work

East Barton County road will be closed between U.S. 56 and NE 40 Ave., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today while geology work is being done for a future bridge replacement.

March 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Taking the oath

March 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

‘He’ll be missed’

The Great Bend City Council had intended Monday night to honor former mayor and longtime community supporter Bob Parrish in person. However, Parrish died last Thursday, one day shy of his 90th birthday.

March 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Barton County Democrats to meet

Barton County Democrats will meet from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, at St. John Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St., Great Bend. The agenda includes committee assignments, event planning, District 4 Congressional Campaign and Washington Days report.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


The Great Bend Fire Department battled small grass fires over the weekend, but the threat of a large wildfire was always there. Both Great Bend and Ellinwood sent fire trucks to Reno County on Saturday.

March 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Former coach Kaiser has 1st court appearance

Todd Eric Kaiser appeared in Barton County District Court on Monday for his first appearance on the charge of sexual exploitation of a child.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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Bunny Hunt

The Kansas Bowhunters Association's annual Bunny Hunt got underway Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Between searches for cottontail, members enjoyed archery target shooting and the ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Legislative Coffee

The second of two Legislative Coffees was held Saturday at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, with about 20 people coming to hear Sen. Mary ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Larned group takes message to Topeka

LARNED - At Larned's February city council meeting, Larned City Councilman Kim Barnes noted it had been a long time since Larned had made contact ...

March 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Clara Barton Hospital assessment finds greater access to mental health services tops list

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital hosted a town hall meeting on March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center, where hospital health-care officials were joined by representatives ...

March 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBMS hosting Cottonwood District Regional 4-H Day

Regional 4-H Day activities start this evening at 5:30 p.m. at Great Bend Middle School, said Cottonwood District 4-H and Youth Development Extension ...

March 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Town Hall Topics: Health Care

The results of a recent online survey of community health services were reviewed Thursday during a town-hall meeting at the Holiday Inn Express. Mental health ...

March 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Student 'investors' learn Wall Street tactics

They may not be ready for Wall Street, but three Great Bend High School students are one step closer. And so are nearly two dozen ...

March 08, 2018 | By Jennifer Schartz Great Bend USD 428 | Local News


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 ...

March 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Burn restriction in place

The Great Bend fire Department has issued an open burning restriction. The restricted areas include the City of Great Bend and the four contracting townships ...

March 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Bowhunters to hold weekend Bunny Hunt

The Kansas Bowhunters Association will hold its annual Bunny Hunt at Cheyenne Bottoms this weekend. Fellow archers and bowhunters of all ages are welcome to ...

March 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Those who can, teach. Alden Adams, a preschool teacher at Helping Hands, left the business world to follow his true calling as an early-education teacher.

March 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Legislative Coffee is Saturday

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development will hold the second of two Legislative Coffees from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, in the ...

March 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Farmers Market vendors meeting set

Area fruit and vegetable growers, honey producers, community artists and makers of crafts who are interested in participating in the Great Bend Summer Street Stroll ...

March 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBHS absences doubled on March 7

The number of students absent from Great Bend High School on Wednesday was about double the usual, Great Bend USD 428 Director of Public Information ...

March 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Marshall shares insights on NAFTA negotiations

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall left Friday for a 48-hour turnaround visit to Mexico City where the seventh round of the North American Free ...

March 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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