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Road work to begin

The Great Bend Street Department will be working on 19th Street excavating and replacing areas of concrete between McKinley and Polk Street starting Feb. 29th. Work will start at McKinley and work east. 19th Street from McKinley to Cleveland Street will be blocked to allow local traffic only. Signs will be in place. Work will then move east and block from Cleveland to McKinney. The street will be blocked from McKinney to Lincoln. Homeowners in the area will be able to access their driveways. If they are in doubt the Street Department will help them in any way they can ...

February 23, 2016 | | Local News


Hop on board FrogWatch USA

With spring just around the corner, the fifth season for Cheyenne Bottoms FrogWatch Chapter is starting and volunteers are needed to help monitor our frogs and toads.

February 23, 2016 | | Local News


Second sexual assault allegation targets GBHS swim team

SALINA – A report has been filed by a parent of a Great Bend High School boys swim team member in Saline county alleging his son was sexually assaulted on a GBHS school bus Feb. 3. This comes as the Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office continues its investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving members of the team on the bus coming home from Manhattan on Feb. 6.

February 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Donations sought to help recognize veterans

Sadly, there are many deserving veterans with ties to Barton County who had not been included on the new Golden Belt Veterans Memorial, such as a veteran of the Civil war and the man who survived the infamous Bataan Death March during World War II.

February 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GROWING THE FUTURE

Noting that FFA helps promote agriculture and build the leaders of tomorrow, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation honoring this as National FFA Week.

February 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


JUSTICE BYPASSED part 2

BY VERONICA COONS

February 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Oxford House donation

Brent Hanson and Amber Richter with Great Bend Regional Hospital, at right, present a check and nonperishable supplies donated by hospital employees to Jason Cavender, third from right, executive director for the new Oxford House for men that opened in Great Bend on Feb. 1. Also pictured are several current residents and alumni of the Oxford House program, which provides a safe place and a supportive network for recovering drug addicts. A second Oxford House for women is scheduled to open on March 1. The organization will host an open house at 1614 Morton on Saturday, Feb. 27. Like their ...

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


Repurposed exhibit: Shafer Gallery to host reception

Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery will host an opening reception for its "Repurposed" exhibit from 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 26 in the Shafer Gallery. The exhibit will feature the sophisticated cardboard constructions of Jessie Montes and "Heidegger's Ghost," a visual essay concerning the themes of ontology, New York City and personal vision by Scott Thein.

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


Good times remembered

Photos taken Feb. 20, 2016, at the 94th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development.

February 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


First-ever Legacy Award goes to Yowell

During the 94th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Skip Yowell was posthumously recognized as the first recipient of the Legacy Award for putting Great Bend on the map through lifelong advocacy for the outdoor industry and for proudly hailing his roots in Great Bend wherever he went.

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


Hiss recognized as NexGen Leader

During the 94th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Matt Hiss was recognized as the 2015 NextGen Leader of the Year for his impressive efforts to give back to the Great Bend community. This award program was launched in 2013 as a joint project of the organization's board of directors and the Barton County Young Professionals Group to recognize up-and-coming leaders for their volunteer service.

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


Community pride earns Johnson Citizen of the Year

Of the 50 years that Sunflower Diversified Services has been serving people with developmental disabilities, Jim Johnson has been at the helm for 42. For his diligent work advocating for an underserved portion of the area population, Johnson received the 2015 Citizen of the Year Award from the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development.

February 20, 2016 | Nick Grubbe | Local News


Soaring High: Eagle Media Center is business of year

Impressive year-on-year growth and a commitment to the Great Bend community are two reasons the Eagle Media Center was recognized with the 2015 Business of the Year award, Saturday night at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development's Annual Meeting & Banquet.

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


Proposed overtime changes could cost BCC $900,000

Trustees of Barton Community College will learn about the impact of a proposed change in employee overtime by the U.S. Department of Labor during the BCC Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The board will meet at 4 p.m. in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

February 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Wichita Art Museum to celebrate Micheaux

WICHITA - Wichita Art Museum will celebrate filmmaker Oscar Micheaux with an event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.

February 20, 2016 | | Local News


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Salvation Army distributes 200 backpacks

The Salvation Army helped more than 200 children return to school this week with new backpacks filled with school supplies.

August 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Filling them up

It wasn't kids getting on the school buses parked outside Great Bend businesses this week.

August 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KDADS awards $580,000 in Mental Health Substance Use Prevention Grants

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Acting Secretary Tim Keck announced Wednesday the award of 17 grants totaling $580,000 for the Kansas ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County Sheriff makes two meth busts over weekend

LARNED - On Aug. 12, 2016 a Pawnee County Sheriff's Office Deputy made contact with a subject traveling from Nebraska to Oklahoma. During the investigation ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


4-H family welcomes Japanese exchange student

For the past three weeks, Liberty Marsh, 12, a member of the South Bend Jolly Workers, has played hostess to Kotono Sugito, 12, a member ...

August 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Drug arrests made during traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in the early hours of Wednesday produced guns, cash, drugs and drug paraphernalia and two arrests were made.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Some reappraisal efforts done, some still ongoing

Barton County Appraisers Office personnel are done with part of their reappraisal efforts for 2016, but more remains to be done, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld ...

August 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Highway Patrol works rollover accident

LYONS - A 2002 Ford Explorer carrying six men from Great Bend overturned Tuesday on U.S. 56, half a mile east of Lyons, the Kansas ...

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rolling Sculpture car show announced

Barton County Historical Society will host a car show on Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The car show is free ...

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pool open to dogs Saturday

The Wetlands Waterpark in Great Bend is closed for the summer, but it will be open Saturday morning for the Pooch Plunge. This annual event ...

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Supt. lists USD 428 accomplishments

Great Bend USD 428 will implement a mock election with all district students this fall to coincide with the national presidential election.

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ROAD WORK AHEAD

Just as asphalt overlay work is being completed in the Galatia area, the Barton County Road and Bridge Department has plans to keep up its ...

August 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Culligan Water, 1706 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be ...

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area Public Information Night

The annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area Public Information Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug, 23, at the Kansas Wetland Education Center ...

August 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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