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Third District Congressman Kevin Yoder was quite a ways from his usual eastern Kansas stomping ground Thursday morning, but having grown up on a farm in Reno County, the Overland Park Republican said he understands the needs of rural communities.

August 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A new window was installed this week on the third floor of the Central Kansas Dream Center. It features an arched grill that recalls the original look of the former Roosevelt Junior High School.

August 24, 2017 | Susan Thacker | 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.

August 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Family Crisis Center receives over $10,000

The Family Crisis Center in Great Bend received more than $10,000 this month from the community group 100+ People Who Care.

August 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Russell Co. trafficking suspect indicted

TOPEKA - U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced several indictments Wednesday, including drug charges that stemmed from an arrest in Russell County.

August 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Hoisington American Legion announces Chicken Fry Nite

HOISINGTON - Hoisington's American Legion Post 286 will have Chicken Fry Nite from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday at 204 N. Main. They will serve chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, biscuits and ice cream.

August 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

First day photos

Aug. 23, 2017, at GreatBend USD 428.

August 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wednesday was the first day of school for most students in Great Bend, although USD 428 kindergartners went home at noon. Today will also be a half-day for kindergarten, and it will be the first day of school for students in grades 8 and 10-12.

August 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Work to begin on Arkansas River bridge repair project

L & M Contractors of Great Bend will begin the bridge deck repair project on SW 50 Avenue on Monday. The bridge crosses the Arkansas River approximately one mile south of US-56. The $398,945 project consists of removing the existing asphalt from the deck surface, removing deteriorated concrete and replacing it with new concrete, and constructing a thin concrete overlay to provide a new wearing surface. The work will be done one lane at a time with traffic being allowed across the adjacent lane with traffic signals. Concrete barriers will be placed near the center line of the bridge, resulting ...

August 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Stuff the Bus brings in needed items

The seventh-annual United Way of Central Kansas Stuff the Bus campaign brought in hundreds of needed items for the 23 agencies supported by the UWCK, Executive Director Gaila Demel said. The event took place Aug. 15 and 16 in Ellinwood, Hoisington, Great Bend and Larned.

August 23, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

USD 431 adopts 2018-2019 budget

HOISINGTON - The Unified School District 431 Board of Education convened a special meeting Monday night in order to hold the 2018 budget hearing. No members of the public were present, so the hearing went quickly. Also, following an executive session at the end of the meeting, the board approved a motion to eliminate coaching duties for Kyle Jeffrey. No explanation for this action was provided. Jeffrey is the special services teacher at Hoisington Middle School, and he coached middle school girls basketball and middle school track.

August 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

School board approves budget

The local tax for Great Bend USD 428 will be close to 45.931 mills next year, Superintendent Khris Thexton said at Tuesday's budget hearing. With an increase in local taxes for the supplemental general budget and a decrease in bonded indebtedness, the net result is "a wash." Last year's tax rate was 45.946 mills.

August 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

BCC report: Community colleges swamped with reports

Two new admissions representatives at Barton Community College reflect the growing mountain of paperwork and reporting required of higher learning institutions, the BCC Board of Trustees heard Tuesday.

August 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Council adjournment meets with disdain

When the Great Bend City Council adjourned its regular meeting Monday night at the Great Bend Events Center, the move was not popular with the vocal crowd of those supporting suspended Police Chief Cliff Couch that wanted more time to address the council and to see more action on the matter.

August 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

City’s 2018 budget approved

Following a budget hearing at City Hall, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved the city's 2018 budget ordinance during its regular meeting at the Great Bend Events Center.

August 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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Barton Foundation honors Larry and Kathy Schugart

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Larry and Kathy Schugart with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 48th commencement Friday.

May 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Exceptional Barton faculty recognized

Five Barton instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2017-2018 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

May 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Planting redbuds

It's a spring tradition: Members of the Great Bend Noon Lions Club spent Saturday morning planting redbud trees in the islands on Broadway Ave.

May 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Beauty and Beetle

An exhibit of larger-than-life sculptures of beetles made out of scrap metal and micro-photography of beetles on large prints opens Friday, May 18, at the ...

May 12, 2018 | By Micha Oelze Barton Community College | Local News

Barton Co. Academy graduation scheduled

The Barton County Academy's 2018 graduates will be recognized in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 24th ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

School board to recognize achievement

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will recognize academic achievements during its next meeting, set for 5 p.m. Monday, May 14, at ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Fire district on commission agenda

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBHS bands to perform Monday night

The Great Bend High School bands will have their Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS gym. The jazz band, junior ...

May 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pedaling with a purpose

A cloud-shrouded sun just peeked over horizon Friday morning as Larry Heyn sat tall in the saddle pedaling his way eastward out of Great Bend.

May 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Prairie Treasures

LARNED - Each spring, on select days in April and May, the Larned State Hospital offers the surrounding community the chance to fill their planter boxes ...

May 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Two arrested during search warrant

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies executed a search warrant in the 100 block of NE 30 Road at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Kyle ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC revisits academic integrity

Today's college instructors don't just have to watch for plagiarized term papers. Issues with academic integrity include "professional cheating," Barton Community College Vice ...

May 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Runaway Express to perform at St. John

ST. JOHN - In association with St. John High School's 2018 Alumni Banquet, Jim Ratts and Runaway Express will perform at the St. John High ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Every day is mental health awareness day

Sure, the Barton County Commission proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month Monday morning, but Center for Counseling and Consultation Director Julie Kramp said mental ...

May 10, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Variety Show

The Great Bend High School Variety Show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are still available from 7:30-8 a ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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