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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.

June 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Soggy situation

HOISINGTON - Thanks to the quick thinking of Hoisington Public Works employees, some elbow grease and a little bit of luck, residents of Hoisington avoided what could have been a very hot day made hotter by an emergency order to conserve water.

June 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellsworth County under warning

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Ellsworth County in central Kansas until 6:15 p.m. Locations impacted include Ellsworth, Wilson, Kanopolis, Holyrood, Lorraine, Kanopolis Lake, Ellsworth Airport and Kanopolis State Park. This includes interstate 70 between mile markers 206 and 228.

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Huelskamp staff to host office hours in Barton County

Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that a staff representative from his Kansas office will be available in Great Bend from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 20, at Front Door Community Center, 1615 Tenth Street. During these office hours, Huelskamp's staff representative will be available to meet individually with Kansans to learn about their concerns and to serve as a resource for constituents struggling to navigate bureaucratic red tape. Constituents seeking assistance are encouraged to schedule an appointment by contacting Congressman Huelskamp's Dodge City district office at 620-225-0172.

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Father's Day Car Show

Locust Grove Valley and Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care are hosting a Father's Day Car Show from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Report: Fewer students quitting GBHS

BY TRIBUNE STAFF

June 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School districts wait for cues from state

Great Bend USD 428 and other school districts are waiting to see whether the Kansas Legislature can correct K-12 fund inequities ahead of a June 30 deadline set by the Kansas Supreme Court. A special session starts June 23, and if the deadline is not met the justices noted possible closure of the education system.

June 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BOE considers allowing air rifle events

Great Bend USD 428 school board members have received drafts of proposed policy revisions and two new policies. These polices were included in board materials for a "first reading" at the June 13 meeting, and will be voted on at the July meeting.

June 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County seeks to replace crumbling limestone bridge

After the County became involved with the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway, several Works Progress Administration native-stone bridges in the northern part of the County were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

June 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Baseball expert to speak in Great Bend, McCracken

McCRACKEN - Baseball historian Phil Dixon will speak at the McCracken Community Building at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. The public is invited to come for lunch at 1 p.m., followed by Dixon's program on the history of the Kansas City Monarchs. Freewill donations will be accepted for the McCraken Public Library.

June 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wheat harvest reaches area fields

Barton County farmers have been cutting wheat in some fields since Sunday. Elevators were open Tuesday evening, and harvest is expected to gain momentum Wednesday.

June 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FINISHING STRONG

The Fourth Annual Make a Movement was held Saturday at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Park.

June 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton fends off dark web attacks

Barton Community College has faced its share of cyber-threats, including an attack last November that cost more than $30,000 to clean up, Dean of Information Services Charles Perkins said.

June 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Splash Pad goal reached, Ellinwood City Council considers next steps

Ellinwood's City Council met Tuesday night in anticipation of some good news from the Ellinwood Rotary Club. They weren't disappointed. Since the last council meeting when club member Rosie Joiner addressed the council, requesting the city consider providing some financial assistance in lieu of in-kind assistance preparing a grant offered by the former city manager, the club was now ready to move forward with the project. This was done thanks to generous donors who came forward, and the club's decision to postpone the installment of three of the water features in the initial phase of the build ...

June 14, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton: Check from county is late

Barton Community College's Dean of Administration Mark Dean said Tuesday that a tax payment of "a couple million" dollars from the Barton County Treasurer's Office is late.

June 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Truck overturns in Russell County

A Dodge City man was injured when the truck he was driving crashed Wednesday in Russell County.

June 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Caring hearts

Campers from Camp Hope spent the day in Great Bend on Thursday at the zoo and at the Great Bend Swimming pool, of course none ...

June 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Plans discussed for 10th, Grant improvements

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington traveled to the Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., recently to discuss the 10th and Grant geometric improvement project, along ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County gets federal funds for ice storm damage

Mother Nature was a hot topic for Barton County Road and Bridge Director as his department received $46,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2016 city audit approved

The Great Bend City Council Monday night learned the city received an "unmodified" opinion for its 2016, and voted to accept the findings report as ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Campers rejoice

Wednesday was another fun-filled day for campers and volunteers alike at Camp Hope. They got the opportunity to visit in Great Bend and enjoy the ...

June 21, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


City auction set for Friday

The City of Great Bend will have its annual public auction starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday next to the Police Department, 1217 Williams ...

June 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BLACKHAWKS UP

Community leaders from several central Kansas communities got a bird's-eye view of Barton County during an orientation flight Wednesday sponsored by the Kansas National ...

June 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City hires law firm

The city of Great Bend has entered into an agreement with Edward L. Keeley, an attorney with the Wichita law firm McDonald Tinker to provide ...

June 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fulfilling dreams

Campers from several states came out to Camp Aldrich this past Sunday to take part in the 2017 Camp Hope which runs through Saturday. This ...

June 20, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton Community College Foundation at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th Street, at 9 ...

June 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thunderstorm watch issued for Barton County

WICHITA - Barton County is included in a 40-county area in central and western Kansas placed under a thunderstorm watch by the National Weather Service in ...

June 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


No action taken after closed sessions

The Great Bend City Council Monday night emerged from the second of two 15-minute executive sessions only to take no action and adjourn the meeting.

June 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council declares two trailers as ‘unsafe and dangerous’

BY DALE HOGG

June 19, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


$2.3M disbursement shortfall irks commission

The Barton County Treasurer's Office was forced to issue a third June property tax disbursement totally $1.1 million after a tray of mail ...

June 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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