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GBRH to host free breakfast for vets

For the fifth consecutive year, Great Bend Regional Hospital will host its annual Veterans Breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 6-8:30 a.m. in the main lobby just inside the Emergency Room entrance.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News


Student-inmate shares his testimonial

Student-inmate Parrish Bourn has been incarcerated for more than 23 years, but will release March 8 of 2016. He began his education through Barton Community College at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility in 2012. He has taken 57 credit-hours and maintained a 3.87 GPA.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News


Barton awarded grant to improve inmate education

Barton Community College has been awarded a grant of more than $1 million, paid out over three years, to develop its already robust inmate education programming at Ellsworth Correctional Facility and Larned Correctional and Mental Health Facility.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News


Presidio Brass brings bold style to GB

Presidio Brass, known for its bold style in its presentation, "Sounds of the Cinema," will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News


Pilot Club gives 'smiles and comfort' to fire dept.

The Great Bend Pilot Club members wanted to do something for the Great Bend Fire Department during its Care and Kindness Week, but the firefighters chose a gift they could pass on to community children, said Pilot Club chapter president Betty Schneider.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'Til Beth Do Us Part

The time for light hearted comedy comes a little earlier this year, as the Great Bend Community Theatre moves its curtain time to 7:30 p.m. for "'Til Beth Do Us Part," opening Thursday at the Crest Theater.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fan flashback

Following the Royals' World Series win last week, The Great Bend Tribune received a request from long-time Great Bend resident Jean Volosin, now living in the Wichita area, if we could locate the Oct. 29, 1985 edition of the paper that depicted students at St. Patrick's School celebrating the last Royal's World Series win on Oct. 27, 1985. It was on behalf of her son, Doug Klepper, who appears in the photo, she said. Happily, we still had a copy in our basement archives.

November 06, 2015 | Veronica Coons | 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. -2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. 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.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News


Suit alleges sexual harassment, retribution at The Center

Two women have filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court against The Center for Counseling and Consultation, alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

November 05, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rice County Coalition for Children and Families meeting change

The Rice County Coalition for Children and Families will meet next week on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at First Christian Church in Lyons instead of the Health Department due to Veterans Day. New officers will be nominated, and discussions will include a K-SPF grant update, community garden update and the Kids Count Data release. There will be networking from 11:30 a.m. until noon, and the meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m.

November 05, 2015 | | Local News


Making good on a bet

HOISINGTON - Jeff Zoller, avid KU fan, and Alan Hoffman, equally avid K-State fan, fulfilled their obligation of dressing like the opposing team's cheerleaders on Thursday morning, Nov. 5, at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce coffee at State Farm.

November 05, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local, state gas prices fall

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.13 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.18.

November 05, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Price of Girl Scout Cookies remaining stable in Kansas

Most of last year's Thin Mints are but a sweet memory, and that means it's only a matter of time before the annual Girls Scout Cookie fundraising campaign begins. Sometime soon after Thanksgiving, girls will begin planning, setting up their online stores and marking their calendars for group sales.

November 04, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo News: Staff concentrates on cleanup

With the announcement that it will no longer pursue AZA accreditation for the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, the city has opted not to replace its zoo director or curator. However, City Administrator Howard Partington said the city remains committed to having a quality zoo, with or without the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

November 04, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Davis found not guilty on all counts

Jacob Ryan Davis responded with emotional signs of relief Wednesday as the bailiff in Barton County District Court read the jury's verdict: Not guilty.

November 04, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Remember vets with an American Legion poppy

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion family in Great Bend invite the public to honor our fallen warriors and contribute to ...

May 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Storms move into Barton County

Trees and power lines were down in parts of Great Bend as the Tribune was preparing to go to press Tuesday evening.

May 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


College trustees approve contracts

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees approved contracts for administrators, management staff and head coaches Tuesday. Changes in staff included offering math instructor Brian ...

May 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


RSVP selling recycled floral decorations for Memorial Day

Looking for floral arrangements to decorate the graves of loved ones for Memorial Day? The Retired Senior Volunteer Program has an option for you.

May 24, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Cops bust car thief early Monday morning

A Great Bend man was caught red-handed Monday for auto theft after there were reports of someone looking into cars near a local apartment complex ...

May 23, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Authorities have ‘strong’ suspect in shooting

The Great Bend Police Department is continuing its investigation into the Saturday night shooting that left a Great Bend man wounded. As of Monday, no ...

May 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Quality Inn, 3500 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be ...

May 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County out nearly 50k in email scam

First, the good news. Barton County's digital firewall and security was not breached when County Treasurer's Office fell for an email scam asking ...

May 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Dispatcher Liz Nolan passionate about her career

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one story in a monthly series about Barton County law enforcement.

May 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Saturday night shooting leaves GB man wounded

Great Bend Police Department have identified a suspect in a Saturday night shooting that left a Great Bend man wounded. As of Sunday, authorities continued ...

May 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Research proves the young brain is learning, adapting constantly

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two stories related to early childhood development and research compiled at Harvard University's Center for the ...

May 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


District Court Roundup: Defense says murder charges will be dropped

The attorney for one of three men facing charges of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary has asked that his client be released from wearing an ...

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jefferson School Pie in the Face contest

Jefferson school won the Pie in the Face contest for best USD 428 payroll participation for United Way of Central Kansas for the second year ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Volunteers recognized for community service

Senior Companions Juanita Lumpkins of Great Bend and Judi Welch of Larned, and Foster Grandparent volunteer, Hubert Brown of Olmitz were honored for their service ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Park visitors asked to leave firewood at home

Headed to one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' lakes for the upcoming holiday weekend? David Hoover, a Conservation Biologist for the U ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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