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GBHS Veterans Day assembly photos

Photos taken Nov. 11, 2015, at Great Bend High School.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton County Young Professionals host quarterly mixer this Friday

The Barton County Young Professionals group will hold a casual networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Hutchinson Clinic in Great Bend, 2715 Sixth St.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News

BCC officials meet US Rep. Jenkins

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins met with Barton Community College Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Johnson and Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman Tuesday afternoon to discuss the college's prevalence as a comprehensive community college in Kansas.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News


Let's go on a journey to a time that took so many Americans away from their loved ones and friends. The time is the 60s, when this country was being torn apart by anti-war protests and a war raging on in a distant land. The Vietnam War was a time of hardships and struggles for many U.S. soldiers who were fighting for their country in a jungle with heat, disease and despair.

November 11, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

BCC production to feature 'Said and Meant'

Each year, as part of the theater program at Barton Community College, students are asked to take the reins and produce a show entirely by themselves. This year, theater Majors Caleb Rivera and Randyll Smith are codirecting "Said and Meant: Ten Short Plays about Language and Misunderstanding," with showings at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 in the Barton Fine Arts Auditorium.

November 10, 2015 | | Local News

High wind warning issued for Kansas

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a high wind warning for Barton County and central Kansas from 8 am to 8 pm Wednesday.

November 10, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Schools conduct 'security audits'

New security systems at entrances to Great Bend USD 428 elementary schools should be in place by the end of December, Superintendent Brad Reed said.

November 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Bracing for the winds

A strong cold front is poised to cross Kansas, including Barton County, Wednesday morning. In its wake, very windy and dry conditions are anticipated with active fire weather conditions statewide, according to the Kansas Interagency Wildfire Council.

November 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Ellsworth Kiwanis to serve spaghetti


November 10, 2015 | | Local News

Rotary Club welcomes Dr. Mike Hagley

Dr. Mike Hagley, chief of staff of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and cardiologist, gave a speech to the Great Bend Rotary Club on Monday about peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD, and different types of procedures to deal with this illness.

November 10, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

GBRC approves audit; no deficiencies found

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board on Monday approved the 2014-2015 audit. The audit was conducted by Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball Accounting Firm. The Great Bend Recreation Commission was pleased to report no conditions significant to the financial statement was found during the course of the audit.

November 10, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

​Deines Center to hold Membership Gala

RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center will hold a Membership Gala from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. The evening will include multi-media art, food and music by The Believers, a local band, and Patricia Davis, playing piano selections, including vocals. Admission is free.

November 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Red and black ribbon day for GBHS

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education had a standing room only crowd Monday for the first few minutes of its meeting. Students, coaches and parents filled the meeting area and spilled into the hallway as Activities Director David Meter introduced six coaches, who in turn introduced all-conference student athletes who excelled in fall sports. The Great Bend High School Marching Band was also recognized for its fall honors.

November 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Saying thanks

November 09, 2015 | | Local News

Eisenhower Elementary School placed on lockdown Friday

According to the Great Bend Police Department, on Friday at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers from the Great Bend Police Department responded to Eisenhower Elementary School in reference to criminal threats. Officers were advised that a subject had threatened to cause great harm to a school staff member.

November 09, 2015 | | Local News

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Driver swerved to miss deer

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October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBHS to host WAC Marching Festival

The Great Bend High School Panther Pride Marching Band, under the direction of Mark DeWald, will host the Western Athletic Conference Marching Festival on Tuesday ...

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Cherry Village team spreads the word about Alzheimer’s

The Cherry Village Benevolence team at the recent Walk to End Alzheimer's was rewarded with two first-place recognitions for its charitable efforts.

October 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Medicare basics topic of luncheon program

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Medicare Basics" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the ...

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission holds another executive session

After an hour-long executive session Monday morning, the Barton County Commission emerged only to announce no action would result from the closed-door meeting. It was ...

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

New certification will help county with flood issues

It was a grueling test, but Barton County Engineer Barry McManaman prevailed.

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County tax sale successful

The annual Barton County Tax Sale was held on Oct. 11 at the courthouse. Of the 24 parcels on the auction block, 23 sold, County ...

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Preparations underway for Giving Tuesday

From communities, families and businesses, to non-profits and charitable foundations, people around the world are preparing for Giving Tuesday, on Nov. 29. Giving Tuesday was ...

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Barktober an event for dogs and their people

Hands of Hope Rescue and Advanced America will hold a fundraising Barktober Dogs Days event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct ...

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Quivira to present a Crane Tour and Open House October 29

Cranes will be the featured topic at a special event planned from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 29, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge ...

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Oct. 13

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


More than 100 runners participated in the Barton County YP5K and Half Marathon race Saturday morning. Most came from Great Bend and other Barton County ...

October 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Remembering a loved one

Many gathered to remember a friend, a companion and a loved one during a dedication Friday morning at the Memorial Rose Garden at the Great ...

October 14, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Medicare open enrollment period now open

The open enrollment period for Medicare Prescription Drug coverage in 2017 began October 15, 2016, and runs through Dec. 7.

October 14, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

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