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New signs improve GBHS safety

Student safety is taken seriously at USD 428. That's why when you drive by Great Bend High School you will see recently added large yellow and black signs above all of the entrances.

December 25, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


​Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

This January, during National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross encourages people to roll up their sleeves to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients.

December 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBMS students learn computer programing from Scratch

Great Bend Middle School computer students are getting exposure to computer programing with Scratch, a free website built at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

December 25, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Great Bend schools prepare for tech initiative

Thanks to a $327,405 grant from the Dorothy M. Morrison Foundation, Great Bend USD 428 is preparing to buy hundreds of Chromebooks and iPad tablets in 2016. The district's technology director, Ryan Axman, said the grant has advanced the timetable for the technology program by three to four years.

December 24, 2015 | 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 conditional use permit for a dog kennel, the Workforce Investment Board and the solid waste disposal fee schedule.

December 24, 2015 | | Local News


A gift of warmth

December 24, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Regional Hospital SANE Program featured by Kansas Coalition

Deb Higgins has been helping patients at Great Bend Regional Hospital for many years. But recently, her efforts were highlighted statewide by the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. Deb Higgins has been the hospital's sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) since the program launched in 2011, and has examined a growing number of victims each year.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


GBHH&H chaplain earns certificate

Larry Schumacher had viewed his role during grief support sessions as the facilitator – someone to start the conversation and keep it going.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


Holiday Cookie Contest raises more than $350 for County Food Bank

Icy weather hampered involvement in the 7th Annual Great Bend Holiday Cookie Contest, held Nov. 28. Still, the annual sweet-treat contest went on as scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Small Business Saturday in downtown Great Bend. Rosewood Furniture Gallery supplied participants with decorative boxes, a list of cookie contest businesses and a voting bracelet.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


Safety record saves city money

The City of Great Bend will save some money on its workers compensation insurance, the City Council learned Monday night.

December 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission names emergency planning committee members

The Barton County Commission Monday morning made appointments to the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, the body charged with coordinating a response in case of a hazardous materials disaster.

December 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBRC hosts ‘Kids Day Out’

The weather was pretty good on Tuesday for the "Kids Day Out" event that was hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

December 23, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


​Auditions set for 100th GBCT production

Auditions for the second show in Great Bend Community Theatre's 2015-2016 season, "The Kitchen Witches," will be held Sunday, Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave.

December 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jasper eligble for parole hearing

A woman convicted of killing her infant nephew in 1998 in Great Bend is eligible for a parole hearing in February.

December 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


House fire occurs in Barton County

Firefighters respond to a structure fire at 20 SE 40 Ave., late Tuesday morning. Upon arrival responders saw smoke coming from the residence. There was structural damage and damage to the living-room area. No one was hurt in the fire. The cause is still under investigation by the Great Bend Fire Department and the Kansas Fire Marshal. The GBFD was assisted by the Ellinwood Fire Department and the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

December 22, 2015 | | Local News


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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Kansas Bank, 4001 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

August 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A life turned 'round: Part one

Editor's note: Jails are filled with people who have committed crimes that ended tragically in ways the perpetrators never intended. Drunken or distracted driving ...

August 23, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Concert to benefit Kans for Kids

HOISINGTON – Ohio organist Craig Jaynes will perform in a benefit concert for the Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 ...

August 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


UWCK thanks county for setting the pace

Earlier this year, Barton County was named a Pacesetter contributor by the United Way of Central Kansas. On Monday morning, the County Commission was thanked ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dena Popp appointed 911 director

Dena Popp was named director of Barton County 911/Communications at Monday's county commission meeting. It was an appointment at least one commissioner said ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jobless numbers continue upward

TOPEKA - The state's July seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, the Kansas Department of Labor reported Friday. This was up from 3 ...

August 22, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


BCC trustees meet Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend woman injured in accident

STAFFORD COUNTY - A Great Bend woman was transported to the Central Kansas Medical Center with possible injuries after the pickup she was driving rolled over ...

August 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Car chase ends in crash in Ellsworth County

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a vehicle chase that ended in a crash at 10:48 p.m. on Thursday.

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend resident plays in Mozart Festival

Local Great Bend Resident that now lives in Texas performed at Mozart Festival in San Antonio, Texas.

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local paramedic receives prestigious award

Being recognized for your hard work, leadership skills and a job well done can be seen through many different eyes, but it only takes one ...

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


‘Wild Places’ close to home

George Frazier says his new book, "The Last Wild Places of Kansas," isn't a guide, but it may lead readers to explore some places ...

August 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Party in the Park worth the effort

Sure, it takes a lot of work to throw an event like the City of Great Bend's Party in the Park. But, Community Coordinator ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

August 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Baton named CDL test site

Industry demand has driven continued expansion of the Barton Community College Commercial Driver's License program. Barton is now an official test site and a ...

August 18, 2016 | BY BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


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