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Mayor Allison will not seek reelection

With a tremble in his voice, Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night announced to the City Council and the public he would not seek reelection come November. He has been mayor since 1999.

May 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quilts of Valor April 2017

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor presentations on April 28, 2017, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend.

May 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton to host annual Sidewalk Art Contest

Barton Community College will host its 10th annual Sidewalk Art Contest this Wednesday and Thursday on the sidewalk outside the Shafer Art Gallery.

May 01, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


May declared Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health is often overlooked, but it is an ever-present health concern. The Barton County Commission Monday morning called attention to this problem by proclaiming May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

May 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Aflac - AJ Chrest to host Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Aflac – AJ Chrest in the Spray Holt Family Board Room at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, 1125 Williams St. Coffee will start at 9 a.m. with the program at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 4. Host will be Dale MacKinney with greeters Traci Burns and Shelly Peacock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lyons man injured in collision

CONWAY - A Lyons man was taken to McPherson Hospital with injuries on Saturday after a car-truck crash on U.S. 56 in McPherson County, 2.5 miles west of Conway.

May 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Macksville man dies in U.S. 50 crash

KINSLEY - A Macksville man died Sunday night when the car he was driving collided with an oncoming truck on U.S. 50, 2 miles east of Kinsley.

May 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ellinwood woman dies in UTV crash

ELLINWOOD – A Ellinwood woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash involving the utility task vehicle she was driving east of Ellinwood Friday afternoon, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported.

May 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS students chosen for state orchestra

Seven Great Bend Middle School students were selected for the Kansas ASTA Middle Level State Wide Orchestra which performed April 22 in Hutchinson.

April 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Concert Association announces new season

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has begun its 2017-18 membership campaign offering an exciting new season of concerts. The association will continue receiving renewals and seeking new members through Friday, May 5.

April 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


DONUT BULLY

Each class at Lincoln Elementary School in Great Bend created an anti-bullying poster early in the school year. One urges "Donut (do not) Bully." In another poster, students' portraits were turned into superheroes. Its caption: "Stand Up for what is right, even if you are standing alone! Be your own superhero!"

April 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free and open to the public.

April 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC students awarded at juried art exhibit

Barton art students received recognition at this year's Barton Student Exhibition at the Shafer Gallery on April 21. This exhibit will run through May 12. Those interested in experiencing the art can visit the Shafer Gallery 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The reception included an awards ceremony where cash awards were handed out for each category. The awards were donated by The Credit Union of America in Great Bend, Karen and Dale Shaner, Don and Barbara Beahm, The Great Bend Tribune, Eagle Communications, Bob Feldt, Kent Weltmer and Maureen Leahy.

April 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hundreds of drugs tossed at Rx Take Back

More than 150 area residents stopped outside the Barton County Courthouse on Saturday to dispose of unwanted pills, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

April 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Birders flock to Wings 'N' Wetlands Fest

At the 2017 Wings 'N' Wetlands Birding Festival, the emphasis Saturday was on WET. But rain and temperatures in the low 40s didn't stop birdwatchers from across the nation from touring central Kansas this past weekend.

April 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Printmaking, a many-layered art form, Morgan explains

BY VERONICA COONS

June 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City water quality report available

The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2017 is now available, said Utilities Superintendent, Michael Bader. However, the brochure will ...

June 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

June 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood moving ahead with community improvements

ELLINWOOD - The city council meeting held Monday night included several meaningful discussion that showed progress towards transformation into a 21st century visitor-friendly community.

June 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


They’re at it again

Just like wheat harvest and high temperatures, the Barton County Road and Bridge Departments annual ritual of working on county blacktops is a rite of ...

June 14, 2018 | 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 ...

June 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Coming this way

Golden wheat is trickling into the Great Bend Coop as farmers begin testing the harvest waters, but by week's end cutting could be in ...

June 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


STEPHENS TO STAND TRIAL

After four hours of preliminary hearing testimony in Barton County District Court Tuesday, 20th Judicial Magistrate Judge Richard E. Burgess Jr. ruled Chaz Stephens, Hoisington ...

June 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


More information released about Tuesday injury accident

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an accident at 3:45 p.m. on Monday at North Washington and Northwest 30 Road in ...

June 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County to get more funds to cover flood damage costs

It was a bit of good news.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 Board OKs staff changes

The last school year has wound down and Unified School District 428 is looking to next year, including the shuffling of staff.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MAKING THE PITCH

HOISINGTON - City staff have been busy in recent weeks working diligently with prospects interested in bringing new homes and businesses to town, City Manager Jonathan ...

June 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Welcome back Homer

It had been over two months since Second District Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg had taken his seat in the commission chambers. That changed Monday ...

June 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Trump calls Rep. Marshall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kansas First District Congressman Roger Marshall joined America's News Headquarters on Fox News Saturday to discuss the ongoing U.S. trade ...

June 11, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


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