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GBHS honors veterans on Nov. 11

Great Bend High School students listened respectfully Friday morning as one of their alumni, Michael Harbaugh, described his military career. He was the guest speaker at the school's annual Veterans Day program.

November 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘Greatest Generation’ veteran to be honored by CO Avalanche

A familiar Great Bend Veteran, Lonnie Wright, won't be at the dedication of the second memorial stone at Golden Belt Memorial Park today. That's because the World War II Army Air Corps veteran, Silver Star recipient and Pearl Harbor Survivor, will be honored at the Colorado Avalanche versus the Winnipeg Jets game at Denver's Pepsi Stadium tonight. It's part of the franchise's "Military Appreciation Night." Wright will be joined by veterans from every major conflict as they conduct a ceremonial face-off at center ice prior to the game. As the WWII Veteran, Wright will be ...

November 10, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Next Generation Leahy offers Celtic traditions

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present Next Generation Leahy, a Celtic-based high-energy concert, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

November 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Soup, salad and movie night set at Seventh Day Adventist

The Great Bend Seventh Day Adventist Church School is having a soup, salad and movie night this Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Great Bend Seventh Day Adventist Church in the fellowship hall.

November 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


First Baptist Church offers Thanksgiving lunch for anyone in need

Great Bend's First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St., will provide free Thanksgiving meals to anyone who needs them. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. "or until we run out of food" on Thursday, Nov. 24, said LiAnna Keith at First Baptist.

November 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


WHODUNIT

Great Bend High School will present a zany whodunit for the fall play, "Murder is Bad but Monday Can Kill You!"

November 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPD seeks information about missing man

The Great Bend Police Department is currently investigating a missing person case involving Charles Everett McHenry III. McHenry has been missing since May 6, 2016 and was last seen in an area between Great Bend and Hoisington.

November 10, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Vet Memorial prepared for dedication of second stone

The Barton County Memorial Parks Advisory Committee along with the Road and Bridge Department have been busy preparing the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial Friday's activities.

November 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sunflower raises $32,255

The phones were ringing off the hook throughout central Kansas recently and the result is more than $32,000 raised for the Invest in Kids Club at Sunflower Diversified Services.

November 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Police Department remodeling moving along

On Oct. 21, the Great Bend Police Department Building Assessment took place as part of the on-going project to remodel the aging structure, City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.

November 10, 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 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.

November 10, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Collapsing house to be razed

There will be on fewer eyesore dotting Great Bend streets after the City Council deemed a dilapidated house at 2545 Seventh St. as "unsafe and dangerous" and authorized it to be razed.

November 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Construction update

The work to replace the native stone bridge three miles north of Beaver will begin on Monday, November 14th. The contractor will set up the signs and barricades and Barton County forces will begin demolition of the bridge. NE 60 Avenue will be closed between NE 210 Road and NE 220 Road for approximately two months. Reece Construction Company will construct the new reinforced concrete box culvert and Barton County crews will finish the grading work and place the asphalt for the roadway.

November 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


THE NUMBERS LOOK GOOD

The boxes were being unpacked, the voting machines were being stored and a weary Barton County election staff was recovering from a grueling 2016 general election Tuesday.

November 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Covered Events Center walkway to be removed.

The Great Bend City Council wants to do what it can to separate the city-owned Events Center and the neighboring Parkside Hotel and Convention Center. To this end, the council Monday night authorized the removal of a covered walkway connecting the two buildings.

November 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Driver flees after crash in Ellsworth County

ELLSWORTH COUNTY - A Salina man was injured Thursday when a vehicle went off an Ellsworth County Road, but it took a while to find the ...

June 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC's presence at Larned prison grows

Changes coming to the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility the summer will create opportunities for Barton Community College, the BCC Board of Trustees learned Tuesday.

June 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quiz time

The First Assembly of God Church in Great Bend sent its Bible Warriors to the National Bible Quiz tournament this past weekend at Ceder Hills ...

June 14, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Residents speak up about fireworks

HOISINGTON - Patrons attending the Hoisington City Council meeting Monday asked council members for some answers. They wanted to know what if anything the council had ...

June 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Library director shares HVAC ups and downs

It takes a while to learn how to use new technology. This is something Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems has learned the hard ...

June 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Debbie Stevens Week proclaimed

HOISINGTON - The tour of the utility billing office on the agenda for Monday night's Hoisington City Council meeting was canceled to make time for ...

June 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Marshall on shooting at Congressional Baseball practice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., issued the following statement after Wednesday morning's shooting at Congressional Baseball practice:

June 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BUSY BEES: Story Time entertains children

Great Bend Public Library's "Miss Amy" had children listening, singing and playing on Tuesday during Story Time. This week's subject was Bees.

June 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Todd Leech sentenced to 14 years for child rape

A Great Bend couple arrested on rape and child abuse charges in 2016 have been sentenced in Barton County District Court.

June 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas Wheat Harvest report: Day 2

Day 2: With the hot summer rays of sunshine and the constant Kansas wind, harvest is progressing quickly throughout central Kansas.

June 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBRC looks at goals, budget

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors discussed its 2017-2018 strategic plan goals and budget on Monday.

June 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


County approves tax help after tornado

Barton County residents who lost their homes or saw major home damage from last month's tornado may get a break on their property taxes ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Road & Bridge director to retire soon

Barton County Road and Bridge/Memorial Parks Director Dale Phillips announced Monday he will retire at the end of this month, concluding a 44-year career ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Caution: Road work ahread

Great Bend Street Department employees remove a section of pavement at the southwest corner of Broadway and McKinley, Monday afternoon. Traffic is reduced to two ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned prison adopts new mission preparing young offenders for reentry

LARNED - At the end of May, the Kansas Department of Corrections announced that the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility will be converted to a medium-security ...

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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