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Larned's Stuff the Bus drive will take place in from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Dillons, 423 Main St., and Shopko, 908 E. 14th. This is a change from the Wednesday date originally announced, said Julie Bunger Smith, executive director of United Way of Central Kansas.

August 20, 2014 | | Local News

Gas stored in oven ignites Tuesday morning

At 9:49 a.m. Tuesday, Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to 5817 16th St. Terrace for a report of an oven on fire. According to a report released Wednesday, crews found light smoke coming from Apartment 42. Inside, they found a smoldering fire along the baseboard of the wall behind the stove and extinguished the remaining fire.

August 20, 2014 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

GBHS Freshmen parent meeting

The Great Bend High School guidance counselors will host a freshman parent meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the GBHS auditorium. Counselors will review their responsibilities as counselors and also discuss attendance, grades, communication, office procedures, graduation requirements, qualified admissions/Kansas scholars requirements for getting into college and expectations for freshmen. This meeting will be about 30-45 minutes in length, depending on questions.

August 20, 2014 | | Local News

Bridge repair

L & M Contractors will begin bridge repairs to the bridge over the flood control channel, located on West Barton County Road (West 10th Street) on Monday, August 25th.

August 20, 2014 | | Local News

Calif. woman indicted for drug trafficking in Russell County

RUSSELL COUNTY – Teresa Magna, 51, Spring Valley, Calif., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Wichita. She is charged with one count of distributing methamphetamine and one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crime is alleged to have occurred Aug. 6 in Russell County.

August 20, 2014 | | Local News

Sunflower pancake dinner served at Prince of Peace Parish Center

A traditional breakfast is on the menu again for the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner, which is the official kick-off to the non-profit agency's Sunrise Campaign.

August 19, 2014 | | Local News

First day of school Wednesday at CKCA

Students at Central Kansas Christian Academy in Great Bend will start with a half-day Wednesday. The school, 215 McKinley, features classes from kindergarten through eighth grade.

August 19, 2014 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Landmark National Bank, 1623 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Shawn Panzer and AJ Chrest. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 19, 2014 | | Local News

Great Bend Cemetery unveils digital directory

The Great Bend Cemetery Board will host a ribbon cutting for the newly-installed electronic directory kiosk at the entrance to the Great Bend Cemetery, 4500 Broadway Ave., at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21.

August 18, 2014 | | Local News

Reno County couple die in traffic accident

Two Reno County residents riding a motorcycle have died from injuries after being clipped by a detached trailer Saturday morning in Great Bend, according to the Great Bend police.

August 18, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Local News

School starts

School starts on Monday for most USD 428 students. All practice also starts for fall sports.

August 17, 2014 | | Local News

City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are several issues regarding new housing developments, the 2015 budget ordinance, a sewer rate increase ordinance and a salary resolution for city employees.

August 16, 2014 | | 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 the renewal of a farm lease at the Barton County Landfill, a cooperative effort to repair roads in Claflin and the proposed demolition of an historic bridge.

August 16, 2014 | | Local News

Hoisington man injured in rollover

A Hoisington man was injured in a rollover accident at 10:07 p.m. Thursday on K-4, about 2 miles west of Bushton in Rice County.

August 15, 2014 | | Local News

Firefighters plan MDA Boot Block

Firefighters in Great Bend have a tradition of supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. On Friday, Aug. 29, firefighters will hold their annual MDA Boot Block, asking the public to fill their boots with donations. They will be at Walmart, both Dillons stores and True Value from 4 to 7 p.m.

August 15, 2014 | | Local News

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Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 30, 2015 | | Local News

St. Rose schedules free drive-through, flu-shot clinic

Local and area residents will have the opportunity to take the first step to preventing influenza at St. Rose Health Center's drive-through, flu-shot clinic.

September 30, 2015 | | Local News

Gas Prices

As of Monday average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14 per gallon ...

September 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Office Products Inc., 1204 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

September 30, 2015 | | Local News

Bikes and pedestrians ready to hit the road

People who walk or ride bicycles on the streets of Great Bend told a consultant Tuesday that the city's streets and sidewalks can be ...

September 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Last hazardous waste collection dates coming

In all, Barton County Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said 52 participants dropped off 258 pounds of household hazardous waste at the Sept. 19 collection ...

September 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Walk to End Alzheimer’s comes to Great Bend

The community has the opportunity to help raise money and awareness this weekend for a great cause.

September 29, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Crack seal on K-4 in Barton and Rice counties begins

The Kansas Department of Transportation planned to begin today sealing cracks in the asphalt roadway on K-4 Highway in Barton and Rice counties.

September 29, 2015 | | Local News

Excuses wearing thin

The Hoisington City Council met for a brief meeting Monday night, with only one item of unfinished business on the agenda. After extending the deadline ...

September 28, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

State Fair art

Several of Barton Community College's faculty and staff members submitted work to the Kansas State Fair in the Professional Art and Photography Division.

September 28, 2015 | | Local News

Area briefs

Free craft workshop teaches basket weaving with cattails

September 28, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS Marching Band at State Fair

The Great Bend High School Marching Panther Band received three "I" ratings on its performance at the Bretz-Young Law Arena at the Kansas State Fair ...

September 28, 2015 | | Local News

BCSO lieutenant introduced

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir last week appointed Steve Billinger as lieutenant for the Barton County Sheriff's Office. On Monday morning, Bellendir introduced the ...

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission votes to re-up with Workfit

A Barton County Commission split over the cost narrowly approved the practice of the county paying for pre-employment physicals for new hires.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Kansas AG prepping for arguments in U.S. high court

TOPEKA – When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its annual term next week, it will hear oral arguments in three Kansas capital murder cases, including ...

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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