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New playground opens in Great Bend

A nice size crowd came out for the grand opening of the newest playground in Great Bend.

December 11, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Retirement reception planned for Collier

Cris Collier has lead the Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau for the last 30 years. This month Loren Unruh, chairman of the board and the board of directors of the bureau announced her retirement as president of the organization.

December 11, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Suspected pipe bomb found in Hoisington

According to the Hoisington Police Department, on Thursday the Hoisington Police Department with the assistance of the Great Bend Police Department's K-9 Unit, executed a search warrant to recover stolen property in the 100 block of East 7th Street in Hoisington.

December 11, 2015 | | Local News


Winter weather possible after stormy start Saturday

WICHITA - A variety of weather is expected this weekend with severe storms possible across south central and southeast Kansas Saturday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.

December 11, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


SCAM ALERT

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir contacted the Great Bend Tribune Friday morning to report that several citizens of Great Bend and Barton County have been receiving phone calls since Thursday night, Dec. 10, from an individual identifying himself as Sgt. Smith of the Barton County Sheriff's Department. While there is a Sgt. Smith at the department, this is a scam.

December 11, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Volunteer coordinators asking Kansans to get involved

While volunteering in Kansas remains strong, the Kansas Volunteer Commission reported this week that Kansas dropped from fourth in overall volunteerism rates to fifth in the nation.

December 11, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, Wal-Mart and Eagle Radio toy drive

Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate in Great Bend, along with Wal-Mart and Eagle Radio are joining forces to sponsor the 6th annual Christmas For Kids toy drive to benefit Saint Francis Community Services. Through this toy drive, wishes are fulfilled for children in Saint Francis foster care, adoption, and family preservation programs. Christmas For Kids provides presents to children and teens, ages newborn to eighteen, who may otherwise go without a gift this holiday season. You can make a real difference in the life of a child in Central Kansas this Christmas.

December 11, 2015 | | Local News


Supporting our troops, by supporting the Great Bend Military Moms

Recently, four area gun clubs organized a benefit shoot fund raiser. The Kiowa Gun Club, Fort Larned Arms Association, Central Kansas Prairie Shooters, and North Central Kansas Combat League hosted the event at the Kiowa Gun Club near Great Bend. With registration fees and generous donations, they raised $1,400 to donate to the Great Bend Military Moms, to help with sending care packages to our military men and women who are currently deployed to the war zones.

December 11, 2015 | | Local News


Youth from 12 countries in Great Bend Saturday

The City of Great Bend announced Thursday afternoon that Great Bend will be a featured city for a group of 16-20 different foreign exchange students from all around the country, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

December 10, 2015 | | Local News


Operation Adopt a Vet

Bringing holiday cheer to veterans is a nice way to help show support and is a way to thank them for their service and sacrifices.

December 10, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Main airport runway needs replacing

Nearly all the air traffic that lands at are departs from the Great Bend Municipal Airport relies on a surface dating back to the Second World War, airport Manager Martin Miller said.

December 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Amber Alert issued

At 11:47 a.m. Thursday morning, a Kansas Amber Alert was issued out of Topeka for Kaleb Thomas, a one-month old boy born Nov. 14. He was last seen at 2013 Bellview, Apt. #, Topeka,at around 10 a.m. The suspect Edward Alberty, B/M, DOB 8/28/1996, 6' 2", 250, Blk hair/Brn eyes. Last seen wearing white t-shirt, gray sweats, Nike tennis shoes. Alberty is the non-custodial father. They were last seen in a blue Chevy 4-door, NFI. Call 911 or the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME.

December 10, 2015 | | Local News


Security of public spaces a big deal

Great Bend police officer Jefferson Davis and Sgt. Jason Settle recently completed a comprehensive safety and security evaluation of the Police Department building, City Administrator Howard Partington reported to the city council Monday night.

December 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


​Soup supper will benefit Quilts of Valor program

American Legion Auxiliary will hold a benefit soup supper from 5-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave. Members and guests are welcome.

December 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend native Bryan Pinkall Grammy nominated

MANHATTAN - K-State professor and Great Bend native Bryan Pinkall has been nominated with the Kansas City Chorale for Best Choral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical in the 2016 Grammy Awards for the album, "Rachmaninoff: All Night Vespers."

December 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Town hall meeting planned to discuss St. John sales tax question

ST. JOHN – The public is invited to a town hall meeting of the St. John City Council starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 ...

July 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Headed in a new direction

Change comes in many forms and one form of change is heading in a new direction and taking a different path and this exactly what ...

July 22, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local law enforcement seeks the public's help

The Great Bend Police Department was dispatched to the Travelodge at 3200 10th Street in reference to an armed robbery at 3:45 a.m ...

July 22, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Ag committee divides Congressional candidates

BY JIM MISUNAS

July 22, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Audit on commission agenda Monday morning

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

July 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Johnson: Cuts would destroy avenues to Sunflower clients' independence

When state and federal officials learn what Jim Johnson thinks of proposed funding changes, they will have no doubt about his position.

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


Incredible Years Preschool enrollment open now

Parents who want to take advantage of the comprehensive curriculum at Incredible Years Preschool are encouraged to enroll their youngsters soon, Director Shari Schneider said.

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


BCC trustees ready to publish budget

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees is set to approve a proposed budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in ...

July 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senate candidates introduce themselves

All three candidates for senator of Kansas District 33 supplied information about themselves for a handout distributed at the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum.

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


State Senate candidates weigh in

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Godmothers help women of all ages

The Prairie Godmothers group is known for its motto of "Women Helping Women," and that means women of all ages. To help make it known ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer projects underway at USD 428

Before windows were replaced at the Washington Early Education Center this summer, it was possible to look into a classroom through a crack under the ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood Library awarded 3-D printer

Wednesday, July 13, participants in the Ellinwood School/Community Library summer reading program who attended the Summer Library Celebration had the opportunity to see the ...

July 21, 2016 | 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 ...

July 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington USD 431 publishes budget for 2016-2017 school year

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education reviewed the 2016-2017 proposed budget Monday night. Valuation this year is down from 2015 slightly, from $37,579 ...

July 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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