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Great Bend youth go behind the scenes

Great Bend students will get a chance to go behind the scenes and see what makes the city run, from street maintenance to law enforcement.

June 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Charges filed in another bus incident

Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews announced he has filed charges of battery and criminal restraint in connection to a school bus incident involving members of the Great Bend High School boys swim team.

June 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


EcoDevo news highlighted for City Council

At the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night, Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development CEO Jan Peters confirmed that Freddy's Frozen Custard is indeed coming to Great Bend, and developers have begun work on the new restaurant that is expected to celebrate its grand opening in early October. Construction was delayed briefly due to the rain received at the end of May, but now work is beginning on the site.

June 07, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS coach suspended after being accused of sexting

The Great Bend High School track coach Todd E. Kaiser, 54, was arrested Monday and booked on one count of sexual exploitation of a child.

June 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GREAT BEND TRACK COACH ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF SEXTING STUDENT

The Great Bend High School track coach Todd Kaiser was arrested on Monday on a charge of sexual exploitation of a child.

June 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Riley School seeks items for centennial celebration

In 1916, Riley Elementary was opened as a modern and sophisticated learning center for the students in Great Bend. Over the past 100 years, the tradition of excellence started by those students and teachers in 1916 has continued to thrive.

June 06, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Rec Commission teams up with zoo for summer programs

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo are offering some great classes this summer. Classes will run from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the next three Thursdays, June 9, 16 and 23, at the zoo. They are open from children 7-12 years old.

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 looks at better communication

A public relations expert from the Kansas Association of School Boards met with Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education members on Monday to present "Communicating During Difficult Times."

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SENIOR PRIDE: Aging zoo animals require special care

The birth of six arctic fox kits this past month at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is part of an ongoing effort to breed animals that have a species survival plan. But in spite of new additions in recent years, there are several geriatric animals in the zoo's population. They require special care, which is often expensive.

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Holmes gets county support to study Larned State Hospital

Noting the importance of Larned State Hospital to Barton County and the area, the County Commission Monday morning endorsed a letter of support calling for the formation of a Legislative interim committee to study the issues plaguing the facility.

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Two delegates win primaries

MANHATTAN - Great Bend's Eric Vasquez and Larned's Mason Schartz won primary elections for a state office at the 2016 American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy (ALBSKLA) Monday. Vasquez is running for Attorney General. Schartz is a candidate for Commission of Insurance.

June 06, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Elder Care joins Prairie Godmother partner agencies

The Advisory Board for the Prairie Godmother Funds at the Golden Belt Community Foundation officially welcomed Elder Care Inc. as a new partner agency.

June 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jumpin' June Jaunt

Wacky Chad had just dismounted from a pogo stick after completing a "360 degree whip and tuck reverse rewind."

June 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jon L. Prescott running for State House of Representative - 113th District

Jon L. Prescott, Ellinwood, filed to run for the House of Representative seat serving the 113th District, which includes large portions of Barton and Rice counties, all of Stafford and Pratt counties, and the eastern part of Pawnee County. Jon has been a Kansas resident for his entire life and fully understands the needs and concerns of the folks he will be serving in central and south central Kansas. A graduate of Fort Hays State University in Marketing and Finance combined with his 33 years in business make him a qualified Republican candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives. Jon ...

June 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sharon Shelton-Wondra files for Barton County Commisioner

Great Bend resident Sharon Shelton-Wondra announces her Republican candidacy for Barton County Commissioner, second district. She was born and raised in Barton County and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1970. She married Harold Wondra in 1974 in Great Bend where together they raised their three children. She is currently a member of Holy Family Church where two of her five grandchildren attend school. She has an outgoing personality, loves sports, loves being around family and friends and engaging with people in her community. She started the Hap Dumont and Quick Silver programs with family, friends, citizens and businesses ...

June 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Ellinwood’s Star of Hope carries on humanitarian aid in Haiti

ELLINWOOD - Since Hurricane Matthew made a direct hit on the island of Haiti Oct. 4, Ellinwood based Star of Hope, a non-profit international aid organization ...

November 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Kansas Highway Patrol reports three vehicle crash

JUNCTION CITY - Three vehicles were involved in an injury accident Friday evening, Nov. 25, in Geary County. The accident occurred 600 feet West of South ...

November 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Men’s Wing at Dream Center opens

After months of extensive renovations of its second floor, the Central Kansas Dream Center recently completed and opened its new Mens Wing.

November 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rotary shares frames Constitution photos with local schools

Photographic copies of the original U.S. Constitution are being shared with local elementary schools, courtesy of the Great Bend Rotary Club. Heading into the ...

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Santa’s workshop coming to town

It's once again that time of year for Santa to visit Great Bend a little early to help with this year's Santa's ...

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC looks at campus security

When it comes to campus security, training is more important than technology, Barton Community College staff learned at a national conference on the subject.

November 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison ...

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New BCC position tabled

Action items at the Nov. 22 meeting of the Barton Community College trustees involved hiring new personnel.

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Extension district, occupancy on commission agenda

A resolution to approve the proposed extension district, combining the Barton County KSU Extension Council with the Ellis County Extension Council, is on the agenda ...

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton to host holiday vocal and instrumental concert

Christmas music is something almost everyone can relate to and often creates a nostalgic glimpse into childhood memories. The Barton Community College music department will ...

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Woodcarver to present Nov. 28 program at Historical Society

Local woodcarver Barry Bowers will present a program when the Barton County Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. The program ...

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Community Concert offers Musical Monday fundraiser

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will host Musical Monday for Giving Tuesday. Musical Monday is a come-and-go event set for 7-9 p.m. Nov ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Trooper Robinson patrols roadways

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is part of a series featuring local law-enforcement officers. Today's article focuses on a Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) master ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Cookie Contest sure to be fun and festive

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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