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New playground to open Friday

My BackYard Playground, Great Bend's newest destination playground, is becoming a reality after months of planning, preparation and construction.

December 09, 2015 | | Local News


Casey’s General Store robbed in Great Bend

According to Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, on Dec. 7, at 3:27 a.m. Casey's General Store, at 2716 10th St. in Great Bend, was robbed.

December 09, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS FFA officers attend convention

December 09, 2015 | | Local News


'Ghosts' entertainment schedule

Here is the schedule of entertainment for Sunday's 'Ghosts of Christmas Past' open house at the Barton County Historical Society Museum:

December 08, 2015 | | Local News


Museum preparing annual 'Ghosts of Christmas Past'

The Barton County Historical Society invites the public to revisit the joys of winter holidays through the years at its annual open house, "Ghosts of Christmas Past." It will run from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Historical Museum and Village, located just south of the Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281 in Great Bend.

December 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC approves agreement with GB

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees approved an interlocal agreement Tuesday with the City of Great Bend, adopting a new neighborhood revitalization plan. The plan allows the city to offer tax rebates on improvements that increase the value of the properties. The agreement will be in effect from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016, when it can be extended, modified or allowed to expire.

December 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 431 to buy chromebooks, sell iPads

The Hoisington USD 431 Board of Education met Monday and heard from District Technology Coordinator Kerry Mooney, who informed the board he had received a bid at noon that day from a company that would sell the district new Chromebooks for $170 each, significantly lower than other bids received. In addition, Mooney can service the Chromebooks himself, including switching out damaged screens. The iPads have to be sent off for service, so down the road the economic feasibility continues.

December 08, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Water main break shuts water off to GBHS

There may have been a lot of legs crossed at Great Bend High School Tuesday afternoon.

December 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Events Center work moving along

As the remodeling of the front office of the Great Bend Events Center progresses to accommodate the Convention and Visitors Bureau office, future plans for the facility are taking shape, City Administrator Howard Partington said Monday night.

December 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Amanda Hackerott and Pete Schartz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 08, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS Debate places in both divisions

December 08, 2015 | | Local News


Pearl Harbor veteran honored at Hoisington High School

HOISINGTON - The mood was solemn Monday morning as students at Hoisington High School entered the auditorium. Passing through an American Legion honor guard on their way to their seats, the strains of "Forgotten Hope Theme" set the tone for what would be an opportunity to honor an accomplished man, Art Gruber, a former Hoisington High School student, a World War II veteran, and survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 07, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Changes made to CVB board

Bringing the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau under the city's control has been discussed for a couple of years and was among the Great Bend City Council's top three priorities outlined last year. It came to pass Monday night when amendments to the Convention and Tourism Board Ordinance were approved.

December 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City prepping transload application

As part of the effort to secure the transload facility, the Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign the amendment to the railroad company Watco's lease agreement at the airport.

December 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stray gunfire startles area resident

A local resident experienced a scary surprise Saturday when a bullet zinged through his pickup windows, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

December 07, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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Cops bust car thief early Monday morning

A Great Bend man was caught red-handed Monday for auto theft after there were reports of someone looking into cars near a local apartment complex ...

May 23, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Authorities have ‘strong’ suspect in shooting

The Great Bend Police Department is continuing its investigation into the Saturday night shooting that left a Great Bend man wounded. As of Monday, no ...

May 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Quality Inn, 3500 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be ...

May 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County out nearly 50k in email scam

First, the good news. Barton County's digital firewall and security was not breached when County Treasurer's Office fell for an email scam asking ...

May 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Dispatcher Liz Nolan passionate about her career

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one story in a monthly series about Barton County law enforcement.

May 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Saturday night shooting leaves GB man wounded

Great Bend Police Department have identified a suspect in a Saturday night shooting that left a Great Bend man wounded. As of Sunday, authorities continued ...

May 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Research proves the young brain is learning, adapting constantly

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two stories related to early childhood development and research compiled at Harvard University's Center for the ...

May 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


District Court Roundup: Defense says murder charges will be dropped

The attorney for one of three men facing charges of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary has asked that his client be released from wearing an ...

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jefferson School Pie in the Face contest

Jefferson school won the Pie in the Face contest for best USD 428 payroll participation for United Way of Central Kansas for the second year ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Volunteers recognized for community service

Senior Companions Juanita Lumpkins of Great Bend and Judi Welch of Larned, and Foster Grandparent volunteer, Hubert Brown of Olmitz were honored for their service ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Park visitors asked to leave firewood at home

Headed to one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' lakes for the upcoming holiday weekend? David Hoover, a Conservation Biologist for the U ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mental Heath Awareness Day teaches ‘no stigma’

A bounce house and a beanbag toss, face painting and free popcorn were all part of the carnival atmosphere Friday in the parking lot at ...

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Experts hope mental health kiosks can save lives

In the future, central Kansas residents may be able to check their mental health as easily as they can now check their blood pressure while ...

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin announces summer reading program

CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library invites all children, preschool through 6th grade, to attend the Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is, "On ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to revisit overtime rule

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime laws when the board meets ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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