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City offers help for trees damaged by storms and drought

When high speed winds pushed through yards in Great Bend Sept. 10 and 11, trees and branches were scattered across yards and driveways in different parts of the city, and its taken time to clean up and haul away the mess. For those who lost trees, now is a great time to take advantage of the Great Bend Tree Board's tree rebate and dead tree removal program, said Arborist Michael Fletcher, a member of the tree board.

September 27, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


LIFE SAVERS

Firefighters from central Kansas enjoy the camaraderie just as much as the training provided by the Great Bend fire department.

September 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


​New group helps survivors of suicide loss

A new support group is forming for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

September 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'Going to See the Elephant'

Paige Crocker, freshman in theater education, has known her destiny since seventh grade.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


‘Humphrey’ puts everyone on same page

Friday's scene may have been a first at Great Bend schools: Elementary students all over town attended pep rallies to celebrate reading a book.

September 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Lions promote health at State Fair

At the final day of the Kansas State fair on Sunday, Sept. 20, the Lions Screening mobile Unit saw 294 people who were screened for issues in hearing, blood pressure, glucose, pedia-vision and adult eye screening. The screening was free to the public, and helped inform the tested individuals of possible issues that were detected by the screening mobile unit.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


Half-marathon volunteers shares her weight-loss story

Peggy Haag of Great Bend lost her mother eight years ago, and has been raising two small children without the wisdom and guidance of their grandmother.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


Scary scarecrows talk of Garden Club

Scarecrows were the subject of the program presented to the September Garden Club meeting by club president Nancy Swafford.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


State Fair ribbons

Barry J. Bowers, Great Bend, entered four carvings at the Kansas State Fair this year and won four ribbons.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


Community invited to join literacy campaign

Humphrey, the precocious hamster and hero in "The World According to Humphrey," was introduced throughout the community on Friday during a huge district-wide kickoff at Great Bend USD 428. Holy Family School and Central Kansas Christian Academy are also participating.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


BCC paramedic instructor recognized for 30 years

Barton Community College lead paramedic instructor Dean A. Dexter was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 30 consecutive years as a Nationally Registered Paramedic. This national distinction is an honor held by few paramedics.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


Chaplain brings new information to next GBHH&H grief support group

Since Larry Schumacher will attend advanced training early in October, he will be equipped with even more knowledge to help those who have lost loved ones.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


COMING SOON

After years of planning, the first stone inscribed with the names of Barton County veterans is near completion, Barton County Memorial Parks Advisory Committee Chairman Mick Lang said.

September 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC builds classroom with inmate help

Next week, Barton Community College officials will have a dedication and ribbon cutting for a new vocational education building at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility. It will take place at the Larned Chamber of Commerce Coffee Hour at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the West Unit.

September 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Changes seen as positive at USD 428

School board members met three new instructional coaches during a luncheon meeting Thursday at Park Elementary School. Principal Phil Heeke introduced English Language Arts (ELA) coach Lacey Hofflinger, math coach Kelsey Perry and technology coach Brock Funke.

September 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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SWKAAA seeks volunteer

The Barton County Commissioners are seeking a volunteer to represent the county's older population on the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency On Aging's (SWKAAA ...

July 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Asphalt overlay on US-281 Highway in Stafford County

Starting next week the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt overlay project on US-281 Highway in Stafford County, from US-50/US-281 junction 14 ...

July 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police, Royals team up for baseball card program

While kids are out roaming the city collecting imaginary monsters in Pokemon Go, the Great Bend Police Department is hoping they will be interested in ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission authorizes stop sign for dangerous intersection

A Beaver resident called County Engineer Barry McManaman with concerns about an uncontrolled intersection two miles south and one mile east of the small, northeastern ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holmes given nod as city sanitarian

Tom Holmes has been a staple at Great Bend City Council meetings of late. After the departure of the city sanitarian, it fell to him ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two men injured in vehicle accident

Two Great Bend men were injured in an accident at 11:30 p.m. on Monday in Barton County.

July 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Repairs coming to landfill scale house

The Barton County Landfill currently has a building on-site that is used for scale operations, office space, employee training and includes a shop. However, it ...

July 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Carter to continue as board president

Here is a summary of other action taken Monday at the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting:

July 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teachers, school board, approve new contracts

Salary increases were approved Monday by the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education.

July 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


PARTY DOWN GREAT BEND

There are a lot of activities planned for the annual Party in the Park Saturday, Aug. 13, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the ...

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood, others still waiting for tax info

Ellinwood City Attorney Bob Peter had one message for the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned veteran receives honor

LARNED – Larned's Gary Hiestand is struggling through tough times, but it was the perfect time to celebrate his military service at American Legion Post ...

July 18, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by local author Darcy Leech at the Chamber Board Room at 9:30 a.m ...

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County resident concerned about car insurance phone calls

Retired Hoisington physician Dan Witt was somewhat relieved after the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Accident leads to drug arrest

A non-injury accident was reported at 2:37 a.m. Friday in the 1400 block of 11th St. This was followed by a Great Bend ...

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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