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Flu vaccines still available

With the number of people reporting influenza-like symptoms on the rise in north central Kansas, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said shots for the disease are still a good idea and they are still available.

March 02, 2017 | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

March 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CIVICS LESSON

The Kansas Legislature has this week off, so Rep. Tory Marie Arnberger is using her time to visit all of the schools in Great Bend.

March 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo news: Another African serval arrives

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo has a new female African serval named Sheba. The serval is a speckled wild cat that typically weighs 15-40 pounds and grows to a length of 23-36 inches.

March 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC hosts Career Fair for area schools

More than 400 students from area high schools and middle schools attended a Career Fair on Wednesday afternoon at Barton Community College. There were classroom and lab presentations on fields ranging from agriculture to medical to welding.

March 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

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 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 9, 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. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

March 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sen. Moran hosts VFW State Commander at President’s Joint Session of Congress Address

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) welcomed Veterans of Foreign Wars State Commander Gerald Marvin of LaCrosse to the nation's capital to attend the President's Address to a Joint Session of Congress.

March 01, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


KHP troopers apprehend murder suspect near Wilson

WILSON – Kansas Highway Patrol troopers apprehended Wednesday morning near Wilson the suspect in a Pratt shooting who was also wanted for two murders in Mississippi.

March 01, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Marshall, Moran respond to Trump’s address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Republicans have responded favorably to President Donald Trump's first address before joint houses of Congress Tuesday night.

March 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


'Safety first' is BOE's priority

Editor's note: This is the second of two stories about a school board meeting held Monday at Great Bend USD 428's District Education Center. It was the board's second work session this year on long-range planning.

February 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


College hires swim coach

A contract for Jonathan Reeder to become the new head swim coach at Barton Community College was approved Tuesday by the BCC Board of Trustees.

February 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'Cat in the Hat' comes to Great Bend

Ashley Hernandez from the Great Bend Public Library's Circulation Department reads "The Cat in the Hat" to children, Tuesday morning. March 1 is the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the American writer known as Dr. Seuss. His book, "The Cat in the Hat," was published in 1957. The library will also celebrate Dr. Seuss on Friday.

February 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Search for superintendent moves forward

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education is proceeding with plans to search for a new superintendent.

February 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Forklift purchased over objection

After considerable discussion Monday morning, the Barton County Commission on a split vote approved the purchase of a new 6,000-pound Yale forklift from Berry Material Handling of Wichita for $24,846.20 for the Road and Bridge Department.

February 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Riley School may expand pre-K; 6th grade could move to middle school

Editor's note: This is the first of two stories about ideas discussed Monday at a Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education work session on long-range planning. Part two will look at more ideas, including some that are already in the works.

February 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Street closings for Christmas parade set

The Home for the Holidays Festival and Parade is just around the corner, and plans are already underway, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told ...

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Lt. Billinger to talk about crime prevention

Lt. Stephen Billinger from the Barton County Sheriff's Office will present free Stop 'N Learn programs on crime prevention this week in honor of ...

October 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Don Williams seeking position on local school board

"I have a desire to help make the great school district we already have into the best that it can be for all children!" This ...

October 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Extended 8th Street is a go

The much anticipated expansion of Eighth Street between Walmart on Grant Street and Dillon's on McKinley will proceed, following action by the Great Bend ...

October 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Treasurer to visit Great Bend

Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner is on his tour of Kansas' 105 counties to promote many of the programs and services administered by the Treasurer's ...

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Students present fall fiddlin'

On Saturday the GBHS Orchestra, directed by Isaac Enochs, and the GBMS String Rhapsody, directed by Jennifer Demaree, played at the Long Pumpkin Patch.

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to give away scholarships on Senior Day

Barton Community College will help area high school seniors plan for their futures at Senior Day, starting at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 15, with ...

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Girls’ Recital set for Sunday

There will be performances to please all musical tastes at the Central Kansas Piano Teachers League "Girls' Recital" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct ...

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Appreciation Concert announced

RSVP of Central Kansas will host its first-ever Veterans Appreciation Concert Friday, Nov. 10.

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Blackout T-shirts raise money for United Way

At Friday night's Great Bend High School football game, Benefit Management LLC presented a check for $1,670 to United Way of Central Kansas ...

October 16, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


United Way posters presented

On Friday night United Way of Central Kansas made its annual poster presentation in Great Bend during the half time of the Great Bend High ...

October 16, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Juvenile Services hopes to utilize equine therapy

Thinking outside the traditional therapy box, the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services hopes to get youth and families on horses, Juvenile Services Director Marissa Woodmansee ...

October 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Costume exchange

They entered the basement as ordinary children, but walked out as skeletons. Or ninja turtles, witches and clowns.

October 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


White Cane Safety Day raises awareness

A long white cane is more than an adaptive tool to help people who are blind walk on city sidewalks. Members of the Central Kansas ...

October 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The flu does more than make you sick

Editor's note: The Barton County Health Department is holding a special flu shot clinic Oct. 28. This is the first of a two-part series ...

October 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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