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Alleged GBHS incidents shine light on dark topic

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February 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Future health care pros

More than 20 eighth grade students from St. John toured Great Bend Regional Hospital the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 29, to learn about careers in the health-care industry. They got to see first-hand how EKGs are performed before learning about laboratory testing and getting to scrub in for the operating room.

February 13, 2016 | | Local News

Schartz, Cobb join GBHS Hall of Fame

The two 2015 inductees into the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame will be recognized at a luncheon and special reception on Friday, Feb. 26. Honored will be longtime GBHS teacher and tennis coach Shannon Schartz and high-powered attorney Ty Cobb.

February 13, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

​School volunteers recognized

Great Bend Superintendent Brad Reed recently voiced his thanks for the "scores of volunteers" who donate time to USD 428 learning centers every year.

February 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Commission to hold Tuesday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes appointments to the Cow Creek Watershed Working Group, the landfill's permit to accept waste mass liquids and a departmental update.

February 13, 2016 | | Local News

GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets for sale

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are now on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at the Club at Stone Ridge.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News

BCC students honored in Topeka

TOPEKA - Six students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team during an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka. Prior to the luncheon, inductees toured the state capital building with Barton administrators and visited with state legislators.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News

Donors urged to help the Red Cross blood supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News

​GBPL offers DVDs, novels

New acquisitions at the Great Bend Public Library include season six of British historical period drama television series "Downton Abbey," on DVD and Bluray.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News

Stop domestic violence

On Feb. 10, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence hosted its annual training and Advocacy Day to increase awareness about the issues of sexual and domestic violence in Kansas. This is KCSDV's 13th annual Safe Homes, Safe Streets event.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News

Preliminary engineering to begin for GB shipping facility

A consortium of city and rail interests has been given the go-ahead to begin preliminary engineering for a transload shipping center at Great Bend.

February 11, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Two years ago, Lindsey Homeier woke up to a nightmare that could have easily dashed the dreams of most young entrepreneurs. One December morning in 2013, the promising young dance instructor learned the building, formerly a great opera house, that housed her studio had been condemned by the city as an unsafe structure. After months of evasive maneuvers by the building's owners to avoid responsibility for their crumbling south wall, a large chunk had fallen onto the parking lot below during a snowstorm the night before, leaving the city no choice.

February 11, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

​Community invited to social cyber safety program

Recently students at Great Bend Middle School have heard from Detective Heather Smith of the Great Bend Police Department about the dangers of cyber communication and its life-long impacts. Now USD 428 wants parents and community members to know how they can help protect their children and teens from the pressures that are associated with cell phone and Internet use.

February 11, 2016 | | Local News

GBHS swimmers allegedly battered on school bus trips

In the last week, there have been at least two instances of Great Bend High School boys' swim team members allegedly being sexually battered on bus trips home from swim meets, parents of team members are reporting.

February 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Future of farming topic of video

LYONS – At 7 p.m. tonight at the Coronado Quivira Museum in Lyons, Matt Stafford, Pride Ag Resources/Ace Hardware Lyons store manager, will present a video showing the future of farming in light of technology.

February 11, 2016 | | Local News

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County road construction work starting next week

Two road construction projects are scheduled to begin next week in Barton County, County Engineer Barry McManaman said.

October 19, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


The days when little red and black ladybugs evoked exclamations of "sweet" and "adorable" are quickly becoming a thing of the past, at least around ...

October 18, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

1930 Model A to be sold at Kans for Kids event

CAMP ALDRICH - The sixth annual Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation Auction/Dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at ...

October 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Law enforcement agencies to collect unused medications this Saturday in Larned

Law enforcement officers at locations across the state will be collecting unused leftover medications for safe disposal on Saturday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said ...

October 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Central Kansas Piano Teachers League recital

The Central Kansas Piano Teachers League will present the "Boys in Blue Jeans" piano recital at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 23, in Shafer ...

October 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Three arrested in connection with burglaries

Three people from Great Bend were arrested on Saturday, Oct. 15, during a search warrant executed by the Barton County Sheriff's Office in connection ...

October 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend's Marshall to debate challenger

KWCH-channel 12 and local affiliates will air Tuesday's 6:30 p.m. debate between U.S. Congressional candidates Roger Marshall of Great Bend and ...

October 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

‘Micro’ utility trucks to be legal on city streets

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved an ordinances that will allow the so-called micro utility trucks on city streets.

October 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Cow Creek floodplain remapping progressing

Barton County Commissioner Alicia Straub recently attended a Cow Creek Working Group meeting, the on-going Kansas Division of Water Resources project involving the Cow Creek ...

October 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Shades of something new

The Great Bend Events Center is getting a new look and now the color of that look has been set.

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Sunday liquor sales in GB now legal

It is now legal to sell and purchase liquor and cereal malt beverages seven days a week within the City of Great Bend following action ...

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Ed Foundation fundraiser to feature local talent

Using a "Destination Education" theme, the USD 428 Education Foundation has planned a full itinerary of fun for its annual dinner and auction.

October 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Supreme Court Justices experience Rosewood Services

Two Kansas Supreme Court Justices scheduled time last week to inform themselves of the many programs and businesses built by Rosewood Services to serve and ...

October 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Great Bend organization receives grant for victim advocacy

Family Crisis Center, Inc., of Great Bend, was awarded a grant to support its advocacy and services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, Kansas ...

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBHS Varsity Debate places 1st

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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