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Healthy food initiative catching on in Kansas hospitals

Hospitals aren't typically associated with fine dining. And even though hospitals are in the business of health care, the beverages and foods they offer - especially when the cafeteria is closed - often lean more toward junk food than healthy fare. But a group of Kansas hospitals is out to change that. The initiative is called Healthy Kansas Hospitals. The three-year effort, which runs through June 2016, is sponsored by the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation, a branch of the Kansas Hospital Association. Harold Courtois, administrator of Russell Regional Hospital in central Kansas, is enthusiastic about the program. "We feel ...

October 08, 2015 | | Local News


Hamster time

Grade schools throughout the city are reading "The World According to Humphrey" as part of the USD 428 One District, One Book reading initiative

October 07, 2015 | | Local News


Stargazing planned at Cheyenne Bottoms

The public is invited to join the Fort Hays State University Astronomy Club at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Friday, Oct. 16, for an evening of exploring the night sky. Viewing will begin at 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. There is no charge for the event.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News


American Legion Auxiliary to hold Soup Supper

The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a Benefit Soup Supper from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., Great Bend.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News


Rut season brings added danger to roads

Driving defensively during the deer mating season is a must for Kansas drivers, say state and local officials.

October 07, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD 428 Foundation, 201 S. Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Regan Ochs and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News


Sons of the American Revolution coming to Great Bend

The October meeting of the Sons of the Plains chapter the Sons of the American Revolution will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. Member Stan Jantz from Hoisington said the group normally meets in Hutchinson and will only be meeting once in Great Bend this year.

October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Library Friends get first look at Book Sale

People who join the Friends of the Library will be the first to see the selections of the annual book sale, said Diedre Mapes at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.

October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Kids get a room of their own at GBPL

The new interior walls that separate the children's area from the rest of the Great Bend Public Library are something librarians have requested for years, GBPL Director Harry Willems said. The project always appeared to be too expensive, before now.

October 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'Winged Aspiration' photos

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October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Winged Aspiration

Bill McKown was a true friend of the Shafer Art Gallery. He passed away in March of 2014, but his legacy lives on through numerous art-related improvements that have been made on the Barton campus as a result of a generous gift from his estate. The final element funded by his estate is the "Winged Aspiration" sculpture which will adorn the circle driveway in front of the Shafer Gallery. Barton will unveil this aesthetic enhancement and at the same time pay tribute to the man that made it possible, Mr. McKown. A ceremony will be held at 5 p.m ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Audit part of ‘cost of doing business’

It was a costly pill for the Barton County commissioners to swallow Monday morning when they approved paying Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball $53,695 for the county's 2014 audit.

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBRC will host Stop 'N Learn session titled 'Fire Prevention'

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Fire Prevention" on Wednesday, October 7th, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th St.

October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Tax distribution delays causing headaches

Much to the chagrin of numerous taxing entities in Barton County, the sales tax distribution that was due out by Sept. 20 has yet to be made. The delay is creating hardships for those anticipating the funds.

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Controlled burn in Stafford county cause of smoke in Great Bend

Brief: Controlled burn in Stafford county cause of smoke in Great Bend

October 06, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Battin leaving USD 428

The resignation of Great Bend High School instructor/coach Chris Battin is on the agenda for the next Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education ...

April 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend Tribune garners awards

The Great Bend Tribune won the sweepstakes award for advertising in the combined daily divisions I and II at the 2016 Kansas Press Association annual ...

April 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Red Shoe event Tuesday to include awards, talks, music and more

Sexual and domestic violence continue to have a home here in Barton County, as they do everywhere else in the country. But the Family Crisis ...

April 23, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Beyond the Book

Mark's Custom Signs employees install a digital sign for Central Kansas Library System next to the northwest corner of the Great Bend Public Library ...

April 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to present Thespian Showcase

The Barton Community College Theatre Department will hold its last performance of the school year, the Thespian Showcase, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 ...

April 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Earth Day at the Great Bend Zoo

Representatives from 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change Friday, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, marking a major milestone on ...

April 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Annual car show revs into to park

Start your engines, the 28th-annual Mid-America Mopars Car Show is set for Sunday, May 1, at Brit Spaugh Park, come rain or shine.

April 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Migration Rally taking late registrations

The conditions are ideal for next weekend's "Great Migration Rally," said Pam Martin at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Organizers have extended the registration ...

April 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | 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 a ...

April 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Injury accident reported after trailer comes unhitched

A two-vehicle accident occurred at 12:45 p.m. Friday on K-96, just northwest of Great Bend.

April 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


9 airports to receive funding under Kansas Airport Improvement Program

TOPEKA - Nine airports have been selected for funding under the second phase of the 2017 Kansas Airport Improvement Program.

April 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ag land values decrease slightly

Agricultural land values in 66 Kansas counties, including all of the Golden Belt, may decrease slightly from property valuations recently sent out, depending on the ...

April 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Burdett to celebrate Pluto, mini putt Saturday

BURDETT - It's your chance to dress up in your favorite space costume and compete in the first-ever Interplanetary Golf Tournament.

April 21, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Thomas to stand trial for murder

Freddie Alec Thomas will stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder for the Sept. 11, 2015, shooting death of Jeremy Alan Saldana outside a ...

April 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend teens enter pleas in school bus battery case

ELLSWORTH – Two Great Bend teenaged boys appeared in Ellsworth County District Court in Ellsworth Wednesday, one pleading not guilty and one no contest to a ...

April 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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