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GBHS Debate places three teams

The Great Bend High School debate team brought three teams to the Boot Hill Classic Debate Tournament at Dodge City High School on October 29th. All three debate teams placed. In the novice division Tatyana Badue and Bayle Sandy place first with a 5-0 perfect win/loss record and 18 speaker points. Badue and Sandy comment, "This is a really fun tournament. Every tournament we go to is another learning experience on what to improve on." In the varsity division Ashtin Heath and Aaron Miller place second with the 4-1 win/ loss record and 19 speaker points. Also in the ...

November 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Down it went

November 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission names development board members

The Barton County Commission Monday morning reappointed Troy Bailey of Claflin and Leon Steiner of Hoisington to the Barton County Community Development Advisory Board. Their uncompensated terms will expire Aug. 1, 2019.

November 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Survey: Kansans prefer Trump, concerned about economy

Editor's note: This is the first of two articles about the 2016 Kansas Speaks survey.

October 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Survey: Most Kansans dissatisfied with handling of school funding

Editor's Note: This is the second of two articles about the 2016 Kansas Speaks statewide survey.

October 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GOING DIGITAL

A typical day at Great Bend Middle School starts in the gym, where students gather before the first class. When the bell rings, they go to their assigned classrooms and pick up their Chromebooks from the cart where they were charged overnight.

October 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


From tablets to Chromebooks

A generation ago, a tablet for school might refer to a Big Chief tablet of wide-lined writing paper. Today, the word "tablet" can refer to is a wireless, portable personal computer with a touchscreen.

October 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, 3515 Broadway, inside St. Rose Health Center, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Gaila Nielsen with greeters Barry Bowers and AJ Chrest. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

October 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Joint extension council in the works

When it comes to the formation of a joint extension district between Barton and Ellis counties, the Barton County Commission Monday morning heeded legal advice and broke with tradition.

October 31, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


FOOD FOR ALL

Janel Rose, health educator with the Barton County Health Department, is laying the groundwork for a local food system assessment, and received valuable feedback from farmers market vendors Thursday night, Oct. 20, at an end-of-season conversation at the Barton County Health Department. The group met on the heels of two other community connections dinners held at Hoisington and Great Bend three weeks ago.

October 31, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend fire chief honored

October 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Halloween parade

These photos were taken Saturday, Oct. 29, in downtown Great Bend. The Kiwanis Club held its annual Halloween Parade.

October 29, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend enjoys spooktacular day

Sponsors were still setting up the 2016 Zoo Boo booths at 3 p.m. Saturday when a line started forming outside the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

October 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Joint extension council on commission agenda Monday morning

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a discussion about a joint extension council with Ellis and Barton counties, appointments to the Barton County Community Development Advisory Board and the purchase of a Caterpillar 287 compact track loader for the Barton County Landfill.

October 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Kids Fishing Day scheduled at Quivira

STAFFORD COUNTY - Enjoy the outdoors with the whole family with a fishing trip to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge during the annual Kids Fishing Day on ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

May 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tornado warnings canceled

Reports of tornadoes and hail in the Barton County area began shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, but the storm had weakened by 6:30.

May 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Western Cooperative Electric restoring power

WaKEENEY - Western Cooperative Electric, WaKeeney, is working to restore member outages following the May 16 storm that caused damage in central Kansas.

May 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tornado watch issued for Kansas

WICHITA -- National Weather Service officials in Wichita issued a tornado watch for a wide swath of Kansas until 11 p.m. Thursday including Barton, Stafford ...

May 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee Rock residents take shelter as tornado hits

PAWNEE ROCK - Roads into the city of Pawnee Rock were closed through Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning to all but residents and emergency responders ...

May 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Twister damage totals over $600k

Although the figures are preliminary, Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said her department estimates the damage caused by the tornado that tore through western Barton ...

May 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Emerging to devastation

Editor's note: The author lives west of Great Bend and witnessed the tornado as it traveled from rural Pawnee Rock towards rural Great Bend ...

May 17, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


School's Out (almost)

Thursday is the last day of school in Great Bend, but kiddos and teachers have been celebrating all week.

May 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Demel named new United Way director

The United Way of Central Kansas announced Tuesday that Gaila (Nielsen) Demel from Ellinwood will be the new executive director for UWCK. She will begin ...

May 17, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Homes destroyed, injuries reported

Barton County residents were warned Tuesday night to take shelter as a tornadic thunderstorm traveled from Pawnee Rock to Susank and Beaver.

May 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pomp and Circumstance

Barton County Academy Director Becky Gillette compared her 13 new graduates to Christopher Columbus when she spoke at their commencement ceremony Tuesday evening. Columbus thought ...

May 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPL cleans house, purging 5K patrons from active list

The Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors met Monday afternoon, recognizing staff member Allison Muth in absentia, who graduated from Great Bend High School ...

May 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Vehicle crash sends cyclist to hospital

The Great Bend Police Department responded to a vehicle crash at approximately 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday at 820 Main St.

May 16, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Commission signs letter backing volunteer programs

The Barton County Commission, citing the importance of volunteerism and the county's support of civic involvement, approved Monday morning signing a letter of support ...

May 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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