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Marshall, Roberts: Tax plan good for Kansas

WASHINGTON - As the winners and losers under President Donald Trump's massive, $5 trillion tax overhaul announced Wednesday were parsed, congressional lawmakers met to discuss the proposed blueprint for rewriting the tax code and what their next step would be.

September 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Autumn brings a new meaning to travel

Fall is a time for exploration and travel and right here in Great Bend and Barton County there are plenty of things for the family to see and do and a great way to get outdoors to enjoy the cool weather.

September 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


REACHING THE CENTURY MARK

As plans are in the works to mark the Barton County Courthouse's centennial in 2018, plans are also underway to make long-needed repairs to the venerable structure.

September 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Vocal instructor brings experience, culture to Barton Community College; husband to teach guitar

They're jacks of all trades, but they might just be masters too. Barton's new vocal instructor Sara Oberle and her husband Curtis, who will teach guitar lessons, bring as much depth as breadth to their respective areas of expertise.

September 27, 2017 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Ready for GBHS Homecoming

Great Bend High School Homecoming Royalty candidates pose for a group photo. The girls are: Candice Smith, Courtney Barton, Audrey Muth, Parker Smith, Ashlyn Prescott, Dominique Burrow, Calista Long, Olivia Mull, Maria Miranda and Paige Lamb; the boys: Sam Hall, Brock Blessing, Aaron Stein, Ty Esfeld, Aaron Clark, Luke Moore, Max Jerke, Bryce Brown, Gage Fritz and Jesse DeLeon.

September 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fly Kansas Tour gets underway Thursday

The 2017 Fly Kansas Air Tour lifts off from Wellington Thursday for a three-day, 10-city celebration of Kansas aviation.

September 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘Inspiration of Broadway’ opens Community Concert season

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "The Inspiration of Broadway" as the first concert of its new season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BartOnline launches ADA approved website

A new version of Barton Community College's "BartOnline.org" website was created with the Americans with Disabilities Act in mind. The site, which is more accessible for people with vision impairments, is scheduled to launch Wednesday.

September 26, 2017 | BartOnline launches ADA approved website | Local News


Noon Lions selling tickets for annual spaghetti feed

The Great Bend Noon Lions Club will host their 33rd annual spaghetti feed on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, located at 1120 Kansas Ave. Dine-in or carry-out will be available. Tickets are $5 and available from members or at the door.

September 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


photos from Fort Larned

Photos taken by Janet Fleske during the naturalization ceremony, Friday, Sept. 22, at Fort Larned National Historic Site.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Naturalization ceremony held at Ft Larned

FORT LARNED - The Fort Larned National Historic Site was the setting for 32 people to become citizens of the United States of America in a naturalization ceremony on a hot and windy Friday afternoon. They came from as far away as Nigeria, China and Vietnam, or as near as Mexico and Canada.

September 25, 2017 | By Janet Fleske Special to the Tribune | Local News


‘China a strong partner,’ Marshall says

Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., hosted a conference call with reporters Monday morning, Sept. 25. The conversation largely focused on his return from a Congressional Delegation to China. He has been part of two other international delegations, one to Cuba and one to Israel, both with a focus on opening additional trade agreements for U.S. exports. This trip, sponsored by the nonprofit National Committee on United States - China Relations, focused largely on trade and national security.

September 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Park School to host board meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Thursday, Sept. 28, at Park Elementary, 1801 Williams St. Park School Principal Phil Heeke and staff will talk about academic programs and school improvement efforts. Action items on the agenda include accepting a donation and hiring a drafting instructor for Great Bend High School.

September 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBCF explains Transfer of Wealth during talks in community

As executive director of the Golden Belt Community Foundation, Christy Tustin has been visiting with area residents about the new Forever Initiative program. Inevitably, one topic is always part of the conversation.

September 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Driver taken to hospital after truck hits cow

A motorist was transported to Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington early Saturday, after a truck hit a cow in the roadway.

September 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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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 ...

May 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Election filing Deadline

The filing deadline for the 2018 election is noon Friday, June 1, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman announced Tuesday. Voters will cast ballots in ...

May 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Teachers can expect busy summer

Next Thursday will be the final day of classes at Great Bend schools, but teachers will stay busy for much of the summer.

May 16, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City Band concerts start May 31

The Great Bend City Band announces its Summer 2018 schedule. All concerts this year will be held at the Courthouse Square Band Shell at 8 ...

May 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County Sheriff warns public of unethical septic company

PAWNEE COUNTY - The Pawnee County Sheriff's Office has received several complaints regarding a septic tank pumping and servicing business. This organization is called "Septic ...

May 16, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Commission OKs new rabies rules

What a difference one word makes. That is what it boiled down to in the new rabies vaccination resolution approved by the Barton County Commission ...

May 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington City Council hears two TGT fund requests

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council approved two requests for transient guest tax (TGT) grants Monday night totaling $11,200. Both requests put marketing and promotion ...

May 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Community group studies schools

The community group that has been meeting with architects and looking at needs for Great Bend USD 428 is still months away from making a ...

May 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Perfect attendance

With students counting the days remaining in the school year, Riley Elementary took care of some final business on Tuesday. Other schools will follow suit ...

May 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


MPIRE Realty to host Chamber Coffee Thursday

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by MPIRE Realty Group, LLC, 3520 Lakin Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host ...

May 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Selzer says he’ll help Kansas grow

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer, one of four Republican gubernatorial candidates, said his vision for the state is a simple one.

May 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Young Eagles take first flights

Area young people 8-17 years old had a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, May 12, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1134 ...

May 14, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teacher contracts ratified

Teachers at Great Bend USD 428 will receive a minimum pay raise of $1,700 for the 2018-2019 school year, Superintendent Khris Thexton said after ...

May 14, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Meeting at a glance: USD 428

Here's a quick look at Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting:• The board recognized the achievements of several GBHS seniors ...

May 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Extending Fourth fireworks fun fizzles

After fierce opposition from fire chiefs across Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning rejected a resolution that would have allowed the discharge of fireworks ...

May 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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