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Summer school begins June 5

It will be a short break for many USD 428 elementary students who, only a couple of weeks after the end of the school year, will be headed back to the classroom for summer school on Monday, June 5.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Final lesson: GBHS students show physics principles

It was the ultimate show and share for senior physics students and the last one of their public school days. By all accounts they did a stellar job.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Former Quicksilver treasurer sentenced for forgeries

Quicksilver Softball team will receive $4,768 in restitution from its former treasurer, Christine A. Torres, who was recently sentenced in Barton County District Court for five counts of forgery. She was also ordered to spend 45 days under house arrest and 18 months on probation.

May 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Prairie Godmothers invite women to help Dream Center

Current and prospective Prairie Godmothers are invited to "Delivering the Goods for Goodness' Sake" on Thursday, June 8. This come-and-go social event/service project will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Anchor in the Central Kansas Dream Center at Broadway and Williams (look for the balloons).

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Veterans service rep to 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. to noon on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Area veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to their time in service. 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.

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

KHP responds to minor crash in Pawnee Co.

PAWNEE COUNTY - A Salina woman was taken to Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned on Wednesday after the truck she was a passenger in crashed in Pawnee County.

May 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Time to remember

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this remembrance will happen here in Great Bend at 10 a.m. on Monday as people will gather at Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery to pay their respects.

May 26, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

Memorial Day travel at highest level since 2005

TOPEKA - The West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see more than 3.3 million people taking Memorial Day weekend trips of 50 miles or longer, a 2.1 percent increase over 2016 and the largest number of travelers since 2005, according to American Automobile Association.

May 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Wetlands Waterpark opens Saturday

Great Bend's Wetlands Waterpark at 2303 Main is scheduled to open Saturday, May 27. The aquatic center will be open from 12:30-5:30 p.m. daily when there are no weather hazards and the forecasted high temperature is 75 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

May 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

BCC to offer free citizenship classes

Barton Community College will offer free citizenship classes starting June 1 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main, Great Bend. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 208.

May 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

More information for tornado victims offered

Barton County residents are moving forward in an effort to clean up and rebuild following the tornado of May 16. A tabulation of storm damage dollar amounts is continuing, but as of today damage amounts are short of the threshold needed for a federal disaster declaration through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Barton County Emergency Manager Amy Miller said.

May 25, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Making a Splash

It was nothing but fun and splashing on Thursday in Ellinwood during the ribbon cutting ceremony that took place and officially opened the new splash pad outside the Ellinwood Municipal Swimming Pool.

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

Being ready

Chief Cliff Couch along with officers of the Great Bend Police Department participated in active shooter training, Thursday at Great Bend High School.

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | 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.

May 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

A new mission


May 24, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News

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Marshall meets with ethanol producers

LYONS – On Saturday, Congressman Marshall, M.D. met with ethanol producers and agriculture industry leaders at the Kansas Ethanol LLC facility to discuss the preservation ...

March 12, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Senior Food Box Sign-up Monday

Barton County residents who are interested in participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for Seniors are encouraged to attend a Walk-In sign up event ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

USD 431 receives $20,000 EPA grant

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington school district is one of 20 Kansas school districts to be awarded $640,000 from the Environmental to replace older diesel school ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Editor's note: Veronica Coons participated in the Cottonwood Extension District's Master Gardener training class, the subject of this report.

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

KDOT announces approved February bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Feb. 21 in Topeka. Some ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Last Session, the Government, Technology, and Security Committee was created to evaluate Cybersecurity making sure a system is in place to protect citizens and state ...

March 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


ALBERT - In 1986, the Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt was established as an economic development tool for El Dorado. Partnering with the National ...

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Salina crooner coming to Jazz Festival

The 24th Annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will feature vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina, as well as the Prairie Winds Show Band and the GBHS ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Bunny Hunt

The Kansas Bowhunters Association's annual Bunny Hunt got underway Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Between searches for cottontail, members enjoyed archery target shooting and the ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Legislative Coffee

The second of two Legislative Coffees was held Saturday at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, with about 20 people coming to hear Sen. Mary ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Larned group takes message to Topeka

LARNED - At Larned's February city council meeting, Larned City Councilman Kim Barnes noted it had been a long time since Larned had made contact ...

March 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Clara Barton Hospital assessment finds greater access to mental health services tops list

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital hosted a town hall meeting on March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center, where hospital health-care officials were joined by representatives ...

March 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBMS hosting Cottonwood District Regional 4-H Day

Regional 4-H Day activities start this evening at 5:30 p.m. at Great Bend Middle School, said Cottonwood District 4-H and Youth Development Extension ...

March 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Town Hall Topics: Health Care

The results of a recent online survey of community health services were reviewed Thursday during a town-hall meeting at the Holiday Inn Express. Mental health ...

March 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Student 'investors' learn Wall Street tactics

They may not be ready for Wall Street, but three Great Bend High School students are one step closer. And so are nearly two dozen ...

March 08, 2018 | By Jennifer Schartz Great Bend USD 428 | Local News

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