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Man found unresponsive in vehicle leads to drug bust

Pawnee County Sheriff's Office along with fire/rescue and EMS responded to a citizen complaint of an unresponsive male subject in a vehicle on Monday in the early afternoon which later led to a drug arrest.

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Maryland firm buys GB Regional facilities

BETHESDA, Md. – Bethesda, Md.-based Global Medical REIT Inc. announced Wednesday that on Dec. 30, it entered into a purchase contract to acquire Great Bend Regional Hospital for a purchase price of $24,500,000. However, local hospital officials stressed this includes the building and property only, and local control of the facility will remain intact.

January 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Regional Hospital welcomes New Year’s Baby

Each year, the staff at Great Bend Regional Hospital wait anxiously to see which expecting mother will deliver the first baby of the new year. For 2017, the first baby was born Tuesday morning to Matt and Andrea Stalcup of Great Bend. Their new son, Easton Gates Stalcup, was born at 8:43 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. Grandparents include Lenard and Carolyn Maxwell, as well as Kevin and Diane Stalcup, all residing in Great Bend.

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Environmental Management sees much activity in 2016

The Barton County Environmental Management Office has been busy over the past year, County Commission Chairman Don Davis said. He was referring to a report submitted by Environmental Manager Judy Goreham which recapped the department's 2016 activity.

January 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 431 receives wellness grant

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night and heard a wellness committee report from Krisa Schneider, 3rd grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School. The USD 431 Wellness Committee will focus on modeling good wellness habits in 2017, and will implement policies that will put the district in line to be eligible various grants, like the one that will bring water bottle filling stations to Roosevelt Elementary and Hoisington High School this year. With Clara Barton Hospital's receipt of a Pathways grant in 2016, the district may be eligible for up to $30,000 in grants, she ...

January 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


TECH SUPPORT

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night and heard a wellness committee report from Krisa Schneider, 3rd grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School. The USD 431 Wellness Committee will focus on modeling good wellness habits in 2017, and will implement policies that will put the district in line to be eligible various grants, like the one that will bring water bottle filling stations to Roosevelt Elementary and Hoisington High School this year. With Clara Barton Hospital's receipt of a Pathways grant in 2016, the district may be eligible for up to $30,000 in grants, she ...

January 03, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission reups with KAC

By a 4-1 vote, the Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved the county's Kansas Association Of Counties 2017 membership. The KAC dues are based on a calculation that includes a base fee, population and valuation, so the 2017 dues are $6,125.84.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber to get back to basics

There have been good things happening on the economic development front over the past year, from the Holiday Inn Express to Freddy's to a myriad of other new businesses and business expansions. But Great Bend Chamber of Commerce President Jan Peters was looking into 2017 when she gave her report to the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Toll-free legislative hotline available to Kansas residents

Kansas residents can access information on legislation, legislative procedure, state government, public policy issues and more by calling 1-800-432-3924. Calls are answered by experienced reference/research librarians at the State Library of Kansas and kept confidential. Lines are open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Callers can also leave brief messages to be delivered to legislators as well as request copies of bills, journals, and other legislative documents.

January 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Thrivent Financial at the Spray Holt Family Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Tiffany Schoendahler with greeters Gaila Nielsen and Dale Hogg. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LOWERING THE BOOM

The Great Bend Boom has gone bust.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BBB top ten scams of 2016

In May, it was reported that the Barton County Treasurer's Office fell for a scam by sending money to a bank in Georgia, ultimately costing the county over $14,000.

January 02, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


USD 428 looks at alternative student meals for accounts in arrears

Editor's note: This is the second of two stories about policy changes being considered by the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education for 2017.

January 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


History of area scouting sought

In 2108, the Boy Scouts of America's Quivira Council will celebrate 100 years. Now, the council's Centennial Committee wants to compile this history into a book to mark the occasion.

January 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GETTING A LEG UP

On Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, the Kansas Legislature will convene the 2017 Legislative Session in Topeka. When members elected on Nov. 8 convened for certification and caucusing on Dec. 5, the filing of prefiled bills also began. With seven House Bills and five Senate Bills already on the list as of Thursday, Dec. 28, legislators will not face an empty slate.

December 31, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Online enrollment at USD 428 opens

Online enrollment for all USD 428 students will open on Monday, July 17. Parents who choose not to enroll electronically may enroll their students in ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Strike up the band

The Great Bend City Band is shown at last Thursday's concert, a tribute to "Star Wars." The band's final concert of the summer ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Join the ‘Butterfly Quest’

From tiny hairstreaks to large swallowtails, all sizes of butterflies will be counted during the Cheyenne Bottoms annual butterfly quest, from 9 a.m. to ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC prepares for armed security force

The new law that allows concealed weapons to be carried on campus has caused administrators at many Kansas community colleges to rethink security polices. Barton ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Massages offered as fundraiser for Remi

Several local masseuses will be donating their services Saturday, July 22, to help raise funds for a young girl's medical expenses.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Time to renew GBHS season football tix

Great Bend High School season football ticket renewal notices have been mailed. If you are a current ticket holder but did not receive your notice ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Free physicals for GBMS, GBHS

Physical forms have been mailed to all USD 428 students entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades and to sophomore, junior and senior athletes.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission honors live-saving efforts

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Blown tire causes driver injury

A Great Bend man was injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash in Trego County.

July 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 improves student preparation

Students at Great Bend High School now have more opportunities to learn about careers before they graduate, and they have more opportunities to prepare for ...

July 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ex CVB director charged with theft

Felony theft charges have been filed against former Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Cris Collier, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said Thursday afternoon.

July 13, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Gubernatorial candidate Svaty visits Great Bend

Josh Svaty, Ellsworth, declared his candidacy for the Governor of Kansas in May. He visited the Great Bend Tribune Thursday morning.

July 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County to receive more storm damage funds

As it turns out, Barton County will get some additional state money to pay for damage to county infrastructure caused by storms two years ago.

July 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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July 12, 2017 | BY RUSSELL EDEM | Local News


Hoisington to revamp holiday decorations; Budget priorities set

HOISINGTON - Hoisington council member Karen Van Brimmer wanted to know more about a proposed upgrade to Hoisington's holiday star decorations. She asked for the ...

July 12, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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