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School zones ahead

Flashing yellow lights around town signal the start of the new school year. They also signal for drivers to be aware children could be crossing the streets in those school zones.

August 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBRC Board to look at Fit Trail

"Fit Trail" is an action item on the agenda of the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

August 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Audition info available online

Barton Community College has added an online link to provide more information about upcoming auditions for the production of "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder, said Dr. Rick Abel, theater director.

August 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Eagles to hold luau

Eagles No. 646, 1024 Main, Great Bend, will hold its annual luau from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 13. Cost is $15 per person. The menu will feature roast hog with all the trimmings. There will also be a raffle for two pork meat bundles.

August 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Volunteerism honored at RSVP banquet

After a year of racking up thousands of volunteer hours in area communities, the annual Retired Senior Volunteer Program recognition banquet Thursday night was a time to give a pat on the back the hundreds of folks who gave of their time.

August 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Sterling teenager dies in accident

RICE COUNTY - The Rice County sheriff believes tall corn is likely the blame for a fatal crash that killed a Sterling teenager. The two-vehicle crash occurred at Avenue U and 14th Road at 11:23 a.m. Wednesday.

August 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chase High senior latest addition to Hoisington EMS squad

HOISINGTON - Adrea Aguilera is a senior at Chase High School. She learned that the Hoisington Emergency Medical Services offers opportunities for volunteer EMTs through a friend while she was attending emergency medical technician training at Barton Community College during her second semester of her junior year. After she completed her training, she took her practical boards in June.

August 05, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington USD 431 approves 2016-2017 budget

Hoisington's USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night, Aug. 1, for a budget hearing and to conduct regular business. Superintendent Bill Lowry recommended a budget that included 6 mills for capital outlay. The budget was approved as published.

August 05, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission to hold budget hearing

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the budget hearing, approval of the 2017 budget and the service agreement with Southwest Developmental Services Inc.

August 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chase High School senior latest addition to Hoisington EMS squad

HOISINGTON - Andrea Aguilera is a senior at Chase High School. She learned that the Hoisington Emergency Medical Services offers opportunities for volunteer EMTs through a friend while she was attending emergency medical technician training at Barton Community College during her second semester of her junior year. After she completed her training, she took her practical boards in June.

August 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


What’s all the buzz?

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, disease-toting mosquitoes take to the sky.

August 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City receives compliment, clean inspection

The Great Bend City Council heard to tidbits of good news about the community when it met Monday night.

August 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Former Great Bend bank employee indicted for embezzling over $73,600

KANSAS CITY, Kan - A former employee of a bank in Great Bend was indicted Wednesday on a charge of embezzling more than $73,600, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said Thursday morning.

August 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo news: ANIMAL TRAINING

Ashley Burdick's hand was just inches from a leopard's face Tuesday, but the keeper at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo was not concerned.

August 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School budget ready for approval

The mill levy collected from property owners in Great Bend USD 428 shouldn't change much at all for 2016-2017, school administrators said Wednesday. The actual tax rate for 2015-2016 was 45.866 mills, and the estimated tax rate for the proposed budget is 45.834 mills.

August 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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U.S. 56 milling and overlay from Ellinwood to Lyons to begin

A 19-mile asphalt mill and overlay surfacing project on U.S. 56 in Barton and Rice counties will begin this week. The project is located ...

August 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Fire Chief Napolitano announces retirement

Longtime Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano announced Friday he plans to retire effective Sept. 1.

August 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Best viewing times for eclipse

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, on Monday, Aug. 21.

August 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Free eclipse glasses available

Note: The Great Bend Tribune no longer has eclipse viewing glasses.

August 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Marsh Musings

It has been necessary for Sandra and me to be in Kansas City for several days. It is almost strange to see all the traffic ...

August 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BOE may revise medication policy

A possible revision of the school district's policy for supervision of medications is on the agenda for the Great Bend USD 428 Board of ...

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 has preschool openings

Great Bend USD 428 still has openings in its 4-year-old preschool class set to start Aug. 23. The attendance site is at Riley School and ...

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Budget hearing set for USD 428

A 4.3-mill increase in local property taxes for Great Bend USD 428's supplemental budget will be offset by a 4.3-mill decrease in ...

August 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Moran supports extending Veterans Choice Program

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran fielded questions about health care for veterans and the Veterans Choice Program during a town hall Thursday at the American ...

August 10, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Crash sends one to hospital

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a one-vehicle crash at 1:29 p.m. Tuesday just west of Dorrance on I-70.

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teaching the teachers

New teachers at Great Bend USD 428 met at the District Education Center on Thursday for training with Assistant Superintendent John Popp. This year there ...

August 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 ready for new year

With the start of school less than two weeks away, Great Bend USD 428 Superintendent Khris Thexton is excited.

August 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood Country Living to host barbecue for Christmas fund

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Country Living will host a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the facility, located at 302 ...

August 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


People in poverty asked to lead new program

A new group aims to reduce poverty in Barton County by turning to the experts - those who live from paycheck to paycheck and crisis to ...

August 09, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City opens request tracker for questions

Monday nights city council meeting had an outpouring of citizens wanting answers. Now, the City of Great Bend staff would like to try to Paula ...

August 09, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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