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Sen. Moran, FDA commissioner will visit Great Bend Feeding Friday

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran will welcome Michael Taylor, Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner, to Great Bend Feeding, Inc. Friday afternoon in a tour of two major Kansas facilities.

October 15, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


GBHS poster presentation

Every year Julie Bugner-Smith, United Way of Central Kansas Executive Director, goes to all the schools in Ellinwood, Great Bend, and Larned to talk to the 5th graders about the United Way. Each student is given a poster to draw a picture on depicting their vision of the United Way, incorporating the Campaign Theme for that year. This year the theme was "Community Super Heroes." This past Friday night at the Panthers game, the Poster Contest winners presented their posters to businesses and leaders in Great Bend.

October 15, 2015 | | 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.

October 14, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Judgement House presents ‘The Silent Killer’ this weekend

Death arrives unexpectedly, and there are choices required that are important and determine our eternal outcome. This, in brief, is the message delivered in a unique way each year through the Judgement House production at the Great Bend Church of the Nazarene. Members Dale Pruter and wife Sherry, have been instrumental in bringing the annual live walk-through drama to Great Bend for the past 10 years. Wednesday night, they were busy with actors and actresses, recruited from several area churches, running through lines during dress rehearsal leading up to the opening Friday night, Oct. 16.

October 14, 2015 | Staff Reports | Local News


Outdoor advocate, GBHS Hall of Famer Skip Yowell dies

The globe-trotting founder of JanSport and Great Bend High School graduate Skip Murray Yowell, 69, died Wednesday. Services are pending with Schmitt Funeral home in WaKeeney.

October 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Trumpeter swans pulled from lake at zoo

The three trumpeter swans at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo were removed from public display last week to protect them from an increase of avian influenza that is sweeping across the country, Zookeeper Sara Hamlin said. Meanwhile, the zoo's alligators have been moved to their fall/winter quarters.

October 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Relay for Life Diva Day Sunday

The Great Bend Tribune Relay for Life of Barton County team will hold its annual fall Diva Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard. Admission free.

October 14, 2015 | | Local News


Co-op dealing with storage issues due to over abundance of milo

A overabundance for milo is causing storages issues at Great Bend Co-op, forcing the grain to be piled on the ground, according to the elevator's Operations Manager Dennis Neeland.

October 14, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Hoisington City Council considers new rules on accessory buildings

For several months, the Hoisington planning commission has been working to find a balance between restriction and ease of future development. Changes to the existing zoning ordinances within the city pertaining to accessory buildings have been their focus. These include sheds, garages, and other structures like carports that exist on a residential lot along with the main structure. At Monday night's city council meeting, Jerry Renk, spokesman for the commission, addressed the council. With the public hearing out of the way as of Sept. 21, and with only positive comments received, the commission recommended adoption of the changes.

October 14, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


McCracken Fallfest Oct. 24

McCRACKEN – The annual McCracken Fallfest coming up from non to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the McCracken Grade school.

October 14, 2015 | | Local News


GBRC approves tobacco free policy for new playground

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board on Monday approved a tobacco-free environment policy at the GBRC Activity Center and the My BackYard Playground.

October 14, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


New vehicle, bike signs on the way

Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco has been working with the engineers on the High Risk Rural Road project to replace regulatory and warning signs on several roadway corridors in the county, including the installation of several new bicycle signs, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.

October 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Kentucky Fried Chicken, 2917 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Steve Swigart and Claudia Elsen. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 14, 2015 | | Local News


Event raises over $33K to help kids with cancer

HOISINGTON - Children of Barton receiving a diagnosis of cancer will be the beneficiaries of the 5th Annual Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation Auction & Dinner held on Oct. 3 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall. A standing-room only crowd filled the hall in support of the event entitled Lights, Camera, AUCTION!

October 13, 2015 | | Local News


Volunteers lend their ears to young readers

As Ginny Tinkler sits with a young child in the library at Jefferson Elementary School, she listens carefully to every word being read to her. In fact, she's all ears.

October 13, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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Teaching coaches take students to new levels

Great Bend students who started the year with skills below their grade level are catching up, thanks to interventions tailored to their needs. That was ...

May 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board approves gifts, personnel

Here is a summary of action taken Wednesday at the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting.

May 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Weekend cruises, races to success

This past weekend's cruise night and Horsepower on the Plains was a roaring success, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council ...

May 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Treasurer’s Office falls for email scam

The Barton County Treasurer's Office wired $48,600 to a bank in Georgia in what was probably a scam, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir ...

May 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Panther Band honors musicians

May 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m., Monday, May 23, at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office ...

May 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Play ball: Family enjoys baseball history

While Great Bend's Gary Pinkall is warming up his arm, his son, Bryan, will warm up his Grammy Award-winning voice.

May 17, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Library director reacts to City reaction

Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems told the GBPL board he'd left his leather motorcycle jacket at home for Monday's meeting, an ...

May 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ANTICIPATION

The latest graduates of the Barton County Academy walked across the stage Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend, with dozens of friends ...

May 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin city council approves purchase of police vehicle

The Claflin City Council met Monday, May 9, at the city building. City Clerk Patricia Schmidt submitted minutes from the meeting. At the meeting, the ...

May 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sidewalk art winners

Barton Community College has announced the winners of its Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. The winners are Adreinne Danner, Natalie Espino and Fernando Rojas.

May 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grill Guy

Great Bend woodcarver Barry Bowers competed in the Wichita carving show this past weekend. He won a first place ribbon for his Grill Guy carving ...

May 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Viewing tower being reviewed

When the bids came back for the much-anticipated Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington on K-4, state and local officials were a little shocked ...

May 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington EMS to hold open house Thursday

Red is usually the color of choice for fire trucks, catching the eye and delivering the universal message - an emergency is at hand. But coming ...

May 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Order up

Making the proposed Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers closer to a reality in Great Bend, the City Council Monday night approved a rezoning request ...

May 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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