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Roofing bid on school board agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will approve a bid for roofing at Great Bend High School when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. Other items on the agenda include recognition of the district's Teacher of the Year candidate; recognition of GBHS Future Business Leaders of America who earned awards at state competition; first reading of 2017-2018 handbooks for teachers and students, and approval of a bid for asbestos abatement and HVAC at the Field House.

April 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Free summer camp available for kids with cancer

Registration is now open for Camp Hope, a summer camp for youth who have, or have had, cancer. It takes place each June at Barton Community College's Camp Aldrich near Claflin.

April 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


The Passion & the Resurrection

Hoisington artist Mary "Monne'" Nicholson's Easter-themed paintings are on display at the Great Bend Public Library. Nicholson said the works are from two exhibits, "The Passion of Christ" and "He is Risen." The paintings will be up until April 17.

April 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Stunt skater flips over GBMS principal

It was a stunt. But it was an impressive stunt. Jaren "The Monster" Grob somehow talked Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser into taking one for the team. The inline skater flew upside down over Reiser and literally gave him a high to the delight of a gym full of middle-school students.

April 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Horse trainer featured at Farm & Ranch Expo

Horse trainer JD Wing's demonstrations are drawing crowds at the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo, which continues Friday at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend.

April 06, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Annual Wine Tasting event for Catholic Charities

Want to learn more about wine, but not sure about where to start? One option is to purchase a hundred bottles of wine, invite some friends over and start sipping away in the privacy of your home.

April 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBMS plans EXciting EXploratory EXpo

For the first time ever, Great Bend Middle School is hosting a spring expo. The show displaying student work from exploratory classes is set for 5-7 p.m. April 24 at the middle school, 1919 Harrison St.

April 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lincoln school completion date nears

HOISINGTON - The new Lincoln Elementary School in Hoisington is nearing completion. Construction is expected to be finished by May 18 and teachers will begin to move into their new classrooms.

April 06, 2017 | By Ray Strunk Special to the Tribune | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes: Proclamations for National Public Safety Communications Officers Week, Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month; and road maintenance and sand sealing at the Barton County Landfill.

April 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Former GBHS coach pleads 'no contest' on sex charge

Former Great Bend High School track coach Todd Eric Kaiser Thursday morning entered a plea of no contest on a charge of sexual exploitation of a child. Sentencing has been set for 9 a.m. June 23 in Barton Count District Court.

April 06, 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. This week, instead of providing "the rest of the story," as we normally do, we'll assume that everyone knows the outcome of World War I. Here, a look at how the people of Great Bend reacted to the historic declaration.

April 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Yellow, red or green

HOISINGTON - Tom Morey is the floodplain manager for the State of Kansas, under the Kansas Department of Agriculture. He partners with the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a cooperating technical partner in an effort to update floodplain maps in the state. Wednesday afternoon, he and several consultants visited with Barton County residents affected by the new Cow Creek Floodplain draft map.

April 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BCC Orchestra to perform ‘Strictly Strings’ concert

The Barton Community College Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 in the Shafer Art Gallery. "Strictly Strings," as the title implies, will only feature the stringed instruments.

April 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Clinician works with bands

Great Bend band students had the opportunity recently to work with clinician Darryl Batchelor, retired jazz band director at Hutchinson Community College.

April 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo News: How to see Zito this week

Members of the Great Bend Zoological Society will be able to view Zito, the newest resident at the Brit Spaugh Zoo, this Saturday, April 8, from 2-3 p.m.

April 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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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


Council OKs buying more auto defib units

When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, seconds count. That is why a divided Great Bend City Council Monday night approved buying the 10 automatic ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New city HR director introduced

The City of Great Bend has a new human resources director, Interim City Administrator George Kolb announced to the City Council Monday night. Hired was ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission moves on courthouse repairs

All five Barton County commissioners agreed Monday morning that something must be done to preserve the stately Barton County Courthouse turns which turns 100 years ...

December 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wanted motorist flees from police

A vehicular pursuit was reported at 2:22 a.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of Adams St. A Great Bend Police officer attempted to ...

December 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees meet Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts ...

December 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adopt a Pet set for Dec. 9

Golden Belt Humane Society/Adopt a Pet hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Orscheln's ...

December 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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