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Merry Christmas

This Nativity scene is in front of Foundry Methodist Church in Great Bend.

December 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GED Orientation classes start in January

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon start its nine-week GED Preparation Class.

December 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Four ways to cope with holiday stress

The song may tell us "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," but for many people this can be the most stressful time of the year. Not only are we juggling our regular work and home lives, but throw in all the shopping, parties, family gatherings and travel, and it's enough to turn the best of us into a Grinch.

December 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Kansas gubernatorial candidate Ed O’Malley gearing up for campaign

Thursday morning, attendees at the Great Bend Area Chamber of Commerce coffee at Community Bank of the Midwest got a chance to meet Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed O'Malley. He's the founder of the Kansas Leadership Center, located in Wichita, where countless business and community leaders have undergone leadership training over the years.

December 22, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Church offers active shooter training

With holiday wreaths and garlands in the background, Steve Billinger stood at the front of Community Christian Church in rural Great Bend last Saturday and showed members how to disarm a gun-wielding assailant. More than two dozen members attended the Barton County Sheriff's Office lieutenant's active shooter training.

December 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

The Santa Express

The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village is ready for Christmas, with festive displays throughout the museum.

December 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Robbery suspect in custody

The Barton County Sheriff's Office arrested Eric Duerksen, 23, of Great Bend on Wednesday after a manhunt. Duerksen was wanted for questioning in the armed robbery that reportedly took place at Stone Lake earlier that day. He was also wanted on parole violation warrants, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

December 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Ness County Sheriff arrested

NESS COUNTY – Following an investigation into official misconduct, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) arrested Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple on Thursday.

December 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Two B-29s coming to GB Airfest

When talking about the 2018 Great Bend Municipal Airport Airfest coming next September, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes gets pretty excited. The fest is scheduled for Sept. 28-30 at the airport west of town.

December 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Gail Santy to be the new face of GBPL and CKLS

After 10 years as a consultant for the Central Kansas Library System, Gail Santy will become director of it and the Great Bend Public Library in January. One morning last week, we met with Santy in the office she will soon occupy. Most of the books and photos that had filled the shelves during Willems directorship had been removed, and Santy's were yet to be unpacked. They shared the space together easily.

December 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 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.

December 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Musical traditions: GBHS Madrigals

The Great Bend High School Madrigal Singers are wrapping up their 2017 performances and presenting their musical packages of song and dance as gifts to the community.

December 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Man reports being robbed at gunpoint

The Great Bend Police Department was dispatched to a residence at 6:52 a.m. on Wednesday to contact a man who reported being robbed at gunpoint at Stone Lake 22 minutes earlier, Lt. Scott Bieberle of the GBPD said.

December 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Claflin woman injured is crash

Barton County Sheriff Deputies responded to a vehicle injury crash at 10:37 a.m. on Wednesday at Redwing. Upon their arrival, the deputies found a semitrailer had collided with a sport utility vehicle, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

December 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

A matter of alignment

The original version of the Eighth Street expansion envisioned a straight shot between connecting Grant and McKinley streets, Walmart on the east end and Dillon's on the west.

December 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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Concert Association plans annual meeting Jan. 21

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will hold its annual meeting for purposes of the election of officers and directors at 1:30 p.m ...

January 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

St. Rose noticing significant increase in influenza A cases

A few weeks ago, St. Rose Health Center providers were caring for one or two influenza patients a week.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

County Commission won’t meet this week; City Council meets Monday

The Barton County Commission not meet this week and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

January 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Birthright baby gifts

Birthright-GB delivered gifts for newborn babies, Wednesday at Great Bend Regional Hospital's Obstetrics (OB) Department. Pictured from left: Birthright volunteer Barbara Millard, Melanie Lewis ...

January 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Winner of Threadbenders quilt

After a year of raising money for the Central Kansas Threadbenders Quilt Guild's quilt, the winning ticket was drawn at the December meeting. The ...

January 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Autism Awareness Workshop planned

The Pilot Club of Great Bend is sponsoring an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Workshop set for Saturday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 ...

January 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

County spellers prepare for ‘The Bee’

Barton County students have been consulting their dictionaries and studying lists of words in anticipation of the annual Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Great Bend ...

January 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

BCC to host free play-writing workshop

Barton Community College is presenting an opportunity for community members see their plays come to life on stage.

January 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Woodmansee talks trafficking at Hoisington High

HOISINGTON - In observance of Human Trafficking Awareness month, students at Hoisington High School missed their regular seventh period class Thursday afternoon for an assembly presented ...

January 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Energy use at BCC discussed

Energy usage on the Barton Community College is down from 2000, even though there have been additions to the campus since then, BCC Vice President ...

January 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

GBRC to host ‘Diabetes Overview’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program, "Diabetes Overview," at noon Friday, Jan. 12, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

January 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Hoisington Chamber visits HMS

The Hoisington Middle School Kansas Association for Youth (KAY) members hosted the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Coffee on Thursday morning, Jan. 11. KAY members Livvy ...

January 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

New primate at Great Bend Zoo

The dream of a companion for Zito, the 23-year-old male Lar gibbon at Great Bend's zoo, has come true.

January 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Ellinwood City Council moves forward with 2018 flood control and street projects

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council includes a new face as of Tuesday night. Newly elected councilman Jon Prescott was sworn in privately on Monday, Jan ...

January 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Winter Homecoming Seniors

Great Bend High School seniors who are Winter 2018 Homecoming candidates are pictured. Front row, from left: Mindy Wittig, Shaley Sciacca, Gentry Schneider, Baleigh Fry ...

January 10, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

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