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Celebration time

Saturday was a day for fun, music, food and celebration for the many people that came out to enjoy the Cinco de Mayo event at Jack Kilby Square.

May 06, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Cinco de Mayo photos

Great Bend's Cinco de Mayo Festival, 2017

May 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Vet service rep to be in Great Bend

A veterans service representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Area veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to their time in service.

May 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Checks helps senior citizens shop at farmers market

Low-income senior citizens are encouraged to apply to receive checks to buy fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey at farmers markets in Barton County.

May 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 students join workforce

It is the aim of public education to prepare K-12 students for life, but some students need a little more help than offers.

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


BCC trustees to review insurance

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review property, casualty, workers compensation and other insurance proposals at the next board study session, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The board will also review the monthly financial statement; contracts for head coach, management staff and administrative positions; and upcoming graduation events.

May 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suit filed against ex-county administrator

A civil lawsuit filed March 1 claims that while Barton County administrator, Richard Boeckman harassed Robin Rziha, a nurse and Pawnee County health administrator. Rziha filed the suit in Barton County District Court seeking $75,000 in damages and a jury trial.

May 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood notes

The sponsor of the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce coffee Friday morning was Central National Bank, with two locations in Great Bend. Chad Steffan, business lender and manager of the Main Street location, said since the bank expanded to Great Bend three years ago, business has been brisk, providing commercial, residential and agricultural loans, as well as providing banking services at the in-store bank at Walmart. As a regional bank, they can write loans ranging from a couple thousand dollars up to $15 million, he said. The bank has been owned by the same family for four generations. That family came ...

May 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Heard at Hoisington Chamber Coffee

Members of the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce met for coffee Thursday morning at the new Sonic restaurant on S. Main St. As always, news was in abundant supply. Owner Ravi Vallal thanked the community for their support, and said business is going well. He hopes soon customers will catch on that they have a dining room, but, he noted, his stalls are always full.

May 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CVB invites area schools to town for field trips

Christina Hayes knows that Great Bend has a lot to offer but she also understands that a little promotion could go a long way to attracting visitors.

May 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Alice Wondra memorializes parents with endowment fund at GBCF

When Alice Wondra was considering how she could memorialize her parents, she kept the phrase "people in need" in the forefront of her mind.

May 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


El Sol to dance for school board

The Great Bend High School El Sol Folk Dance Club will perform a dance in recognition of Cinco de Mayo at the next school board meeting. The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, May 8, at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.

May 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Health care bill approved by narrow margin

WASHINGTON - Rep. Roger Marshall is pleased with Thursday's passage of the Republican health care bill by the House. He visited with Kansas media during a press conference in the afternoon, expressing confidence the bill will go on to pass in the Senate.

May 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Students assist with orchard’s improvement

At the start of its third season, the apple orchard at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is beginning to fill out, but efforts to keep it weed-free haven't exactly succeeded. Landscape fabric and mulch, it turns out, weren't enough to keep bindweed and the creeping lawn at bay. That's why Cottonwood Extension ag agent Alicia Boor requested help from Great Bend High School students during their Community Service Day to help remove the old and try something new.

May 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Schools prepare for 'The Lemonade War'

For the third year, community members are invited to join elementary students this fall in a shared reading experience. "The Lemonade War" by Jacqueline Davies is the selection for Great Bend's 2017-2018 "One District One Book" literacy program.

May 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Larned City Council nixes dog park at Prairie Vista

LARNED - When the Larned City Council met Monday night, hopes of residents at the city's Prairie Vista Duplexes were dashed when a split council ...

December 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Holiday hours extended at post office

Shipping holiday gifts just got more convenient. The Great Bend Post Office at 2100 16th St. will extend its retail window hours to 2 p ...

December 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council OKs buying more auto defib units

When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, seconds count. That is why a divided Great Bend City Council Monday night approved buying the 10 automatic ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New city HR director introduced

The City of Great Bend has a new human resources director, Interim City Administrator George Kolb announced to the City Council Monday night. Hired was ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission moves on courthouse repairs

All five Barton County commissioners agreed Monday morning that something must be done to preserve the stately Barton County Courthouse turns which turns 100 years ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wanted motorist flees from police

A vehicular pursuit was reported at 2:22 a.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of Adams St. A Great Bend Police officer attempted to ...

December 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees meet Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts ...

December 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adopt a Pet set for Dec. 9

Golden Belt Humane Society/Adopt a Pet hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Orscheln's ...

December 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service rep will be at Kansas Works

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Step into in an old-fashioned Christmas at Fort Larned

The Fort Larned National Historic Site will hold its annual Christmas Past celebration from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. Step ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lucas sci-fi/fantasy author Don Wilcox featured in new book

A prolific if under-appreciated writer from the Golden Age of science fiction haled from Lucas, Kansas. Now Wildside Press has published "The Best of Don ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Christmas Bird Count events planned

From Dec. 14 through the first week of January, families, scientists, students and bird enthusiasts of all ages and abilities across the United States will ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service rep will be at Kansas Works

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center, 1025 Main St., from 9 ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


October/November marriage and divorce filings

Marriage licenses

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend native performs at Carnegie Hall

Members of the Concert Choir from Central Christian College of Kansas in McPherson just returned from the experience of a lifetime. Eighteen singers and six ...

December 02, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


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