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GBHS Speech Team places fourth

February 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rep. Waymaster picks 4-H Citizenship scholar

TOPEKA - After receiving letters from across the 109th Kansas House District, State Rep. Troy Waymaster has selected Garrett Thielen, 13, from Dorrance, for a scholarship to the 4-H Citizenship in Action Program.

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


TELLING THE WETLAND’S TALE

Although fewer people passed through the doors of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in 2016 than 2015, Site Manager Curtis Wolf Barton County commissioners Monday morning there has been no shortage of activity at the facility.

February 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘I don’t know how they do it’

It may not get a nod from the Academy, but the video Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips publicly premiered Monday morning during the County Commission meeting earned praises from critics.

February 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


LOVE TO SHARE

When Jadisyn Andrasek, 8, overheard her grandmother talking to a friend about the Boxes of Love promotion sponsored by the United Way of Central Kansas, she wanted to help.

February 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


SHOW OF FORCE

The Great Bend Police department recently acquired a special weapons and tactics vehicle that will help the department be ready for any situation the officers may face.

February 04, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Students turn into teachers for experiment

It was a concert with a twist. Band members became teachers and audience members became students. The sixth-grade bands at Park and Lincoln elementary schools each recently held an open house to showcase what they have been learning in band this year, said Don Regehr, band teacher.

February 04, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Emerging ceramic artist hosts free workshop at BCC

Studio potter and Wichita State University professor Brenda Lichman is presenting a free ceramics workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 in T-151 at Barton Community College. Lichman has been a visiting artist at the Shafer Gallery, brought in by art instructor Bill Forst who specializes in ceramics. Forst applied for a mini-grant from the Barton Foundation in August to bring Lichman in for the workshop.

February 04, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Eagles offer early Valentine's Day dinner

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1024 Main, will serve their annual Valentine's Day dinner on Saturday, Feb. 11. The will serve prime rib, green beans, twice baked potato and a salad from 6-8 p.m. The dinner will be $20 per plate or $36 per couple. A DJ will play music from about 8 p.m. until they close.

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Route set for 43rd annual Bike Across Kansas

Registration is now open for the 2017 Biking Across Kansas bicycle tour across the state. The 43rd year of the largest bicycling event in Kansas history - a 513-mile ride across the state - begins on Saturday, June 10.

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chase, shots fired, leads to arrest

Three people were arrested around 3 a.m. Friday after fleeing from Barton County Sheriff's deputies, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The vehicular pursuit began near the 200 block of NE 20 Ave. in Great Bend and ended just east of U.S. 281 near NE 80 Road south of Hoisington. At one point during the chase, one of the occupants fired several rounds from the car.

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


There is no 'delete' for digital content

National speaker Katie Koestner, director of the Take Back the Night Foundation, had some straight talk about digital citizenship, bystander intervention and her own inspiring story, Thursday at Barton Community College.

February 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee meeting in Stafford

The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin as well as the state.

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


CPHS Winter Royalty Court

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


January Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage License

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Possible burglary turns up drugs

Police found more than a pound of marijuana and suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms while investigating a possible burglary Monday in Great Bend.

February 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


No one injured in gas plant blast

RICE COUNTY – The massive explosion that rocked the Oneok natural gas plant near Bushton Tuesday night remains under investigation and no cause has been determined ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ceremony marks closure of LJCF

LARNED – A ceremony and reception will be held to mark the official closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility at 3 p.m. on Friday, March ...

February 21, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


County reups with commissioners’s association

Noting the importance of interactions with county commissioners from across the state, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county's membership in ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School, county come together on mumps case

The report of a possible mumps case at Great Bend High School Friday led to a few hectic days for local school and health officials ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council commends improvements to old homes

City of Great Bend Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker flipped through slides showing before and after images of a row of old homes on 16th ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs special events policy

Two weeks after it sparked much discussion, a special events permit process ordinance was adopted by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Boys named to council

The Great Bend City Council Monday night named former council member Mike Boys to the First Ward council seat left vacant by the resignation in ...

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Whelans’ endowment supports six local entities

Don and Phyllis Whelan demonstrated their generosity with the local community throughout their lives and now are continuing a legacy of charitable giving, it was ...

February 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Assembly of God, 601 Patton Rd., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host ...

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Companion Volunteer recognized for her service

Pat Scheuerman of Great Bend was honored for her service and support to frail and disabled adults through the Senior Companion Program at the in-service ...

February 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Armed robbery at Subway

The Subway restaurant at 2723 10th St. was robbed Saturday night by a man carrying a handgun, according to the Great Bend Police Department.

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Items stolen from Hoisington Historical Society

HOISINGTON - Fifty-seven items were stolen from the Hoisington Historical Society, located at 120 East Second St.

February 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Regan Reif Named 2016 NextGen Leader of the Year

During the 95th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Regan Reif was recognized as the 2016 NextGen Leader of ...

February 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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