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GBHS thanks veterans

Jamie Hutchinson was emotional and a little uncomfortable at the podium, looking out over the Great Bend High School gym packed with students for the school's annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning.

November 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


License to fly

Kansans, along with all U.S. citizens, wanting to fly will face stricter identification requirements when they take to the skies. A 12-year-old federal law, the Real ID Act, starts going into effect starting next year.

November 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


COLUMBUS CLUB SOUPER CHILI

With the thermometer hovering around 40 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday evening, the Great Bend Knights of Columbus had no trouble enticing people to attend their Chili & Chicken Noodle Soup Supper at the Columbus Club. K of C President David Dreiling said members cooked 14 roasters filled with chili and a similar amount of chicken-noodle soup for the all-you-can-eat dinner. (That's about 1,600 servings, by our calculations.) Council members also brought homemade desserts, which were served by members of the Daughters of Isabella. The money raised supports charities in the community.

November 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansans dispose of 6 tons of medicines

TOPEKA - Barton County residents pitched in 200 pounds of unused medicines as they joined all Kansans in safely disposing over six tons of medications during the Oct. 28 National Drug Take-Back Day, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday.

November 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Acting captain chosen for GBPD

Interim Great Bend City Administrator George Kolb announced Thursday afternoon the appointment of Bob Robinson as acting captain for the Great Bend Police Department, effective this coming Monday.

November 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned City Council approves Sunday liquor sales

LARNED - The question of whether or not Larned will allow Sunday liquor sales was raised, and the answer from city council members came back yes, with only one member, Carroll Bennett, dissenting. No reason was provided. The owner of Guy's liquor store contacted Mayor William Nusser to request a change to the city code, allowing the sale of alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverages on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

November 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Vet Day event planned at Barton County memorial

Although there have been no new addition this year, the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee will carry on the tradition of hosting a Veterans Day event at the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial north of Great Bend, said committee Chairman Mick Lang.

November 08, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Veterans Day Memorial Service

November marks the beginning of the holiday season with Thanksgiving, but another holiday is celebrated in November where people take the time out to provide Veterans with a memorial service to say thank you.

November 08, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


KDOR announces holiday hours for DL offices

TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Revenue on Tuesday released official holiday hours for the six largest state operated driver's license offices, which includes offices in Olathe, Mission, Derby, Topeka, Wichita, and Andover.

November 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 431 hear report on state representatives visit

HOISINGTON - Friday afternoon, USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry met with Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson and State Board of Education Representative Sally Cauble. Lowry spoke about the visit during his administrative report at the monthly meeting of the Board of Education Monday night.

November 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Andrasek captures Great Bend mayor’s seat

As of Tuesday night, political newcomer Joe Andrasek won the Great Bend mayoral race, surpassing Brock McPherson and Allene Owen, both of who are currently on the City Council.

November 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington Mayoral race ends with Popp on top

Around the county, voters elected mayors and city council and school board members, and Ellinwood also elected trustees to the Ellinwood Hospital District. The big election night story was the Hoisington's Mayoral race.

November 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


The ballots are in

Election day has come and gone for 2017, and the ballots are in, even though they won't become official until Monday when the votes are canvassed by the Barton County Commissioners.

November 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Sales tax passes

A ballot question that extends Great Bend's quarter-cent sales tax for 10 more years was approved Tuesday. The sales tax is used for street improvements. There were 2,130 people who voted in favor of keeping the tax. That was nearly 75 percent of the total voted. There were 724 no votes, which was slightly more than 25 percent.

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Time to shop

December 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Preventing theft

One of the most common crimes of the holiday season - and one that is often preventable - is theft from vehicles, according to local law enforcement ...

December 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Senior party is Dec. 14

The Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will hold its Christmas Dinner and Open House at noon Thursday, Dec. 14.

December 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Angel Tree benefits Sunflower Diversified adult clients

A Community Adult Angel Tree decorated with ornaments representing adult clients at Sunflower Diversified Services is now located in the east lobby at Great Bend ...

December 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | 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 ...

December 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Two injured when car hits deer

STAFFORD COUNTY - Kansas Highway Patrol reports two people from Hutchinson were taken to a Stafford County hospital on Wednesday morning after a vehicle struck a ...

December 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


SRCA dragstrip sees more spectators

Hank Denning and the other volunteer members of the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association often ask themselves if what they do at the famed Great ...

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Star of Bethlehem’ coming to BCC Planetarium

The Barton Planetarium will host three showings of the annual holiday show "Star of Bethlehem" at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 ...

December 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two hired at BCC trustees meeting

Barton Community College trustees met briefly on Tuesday, their final scheduled board meeting of 2017.

December 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo news: Cool gator ready for winter

Alvin the alligator did not want to be caught recently when workers at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo attempted to move him to warmer ...

December 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Holiday giving

Farmers Bank and Trust of Great Bend held its annual Charity Coffee on Wednesday and donated $6,500 to local organizations to use to help ...

December 06, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


2018 appraisal process underway

The Barton County Appraiser's Office has started its final review process, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. This is a process where appraisals for the ...

December 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Additional work to Radium Bridge OKed

In June, the Barton County Commission approved L&M Contractors of Great Bend performing long-needed repairs to a bridge over the Arkansas River southwest of ...

December 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned City Council nixes dog park at Prairie Vista

LARNED - When the Larned City Council met Monday night, hopes of residents at the city's Prairie Vista Duplexes were dashed when a split council ...

December 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Holiday hours extended at post office

Shipping holiday gifts just got more convenient. The Great Bend Post Office at 2100 16th St. will extend its retail window hours to 2 p ...

December 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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