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Remodeled Ed Center would enlarge board room

Dozens of students and parents waited in the foyer of the Great Bend USD 428 District Education Center on Monday before joining the school board meeting already in progress. If the board approves a remodeling project proposed by Superintendent Brad Reed that night, some day there will be a larger board room with a new entrance.

November 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Driver, pedestrian offer 2 versions of accident

Great Bend Police investigated two injury accidents last Saturday on 10th Street. Neither involved life-threatening injuries, according to the police reports which were released Wednesday.

November 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bridge closed northwest of Great Bend

The Barton County Engineering Department announced Wednesday afternoon that the bridge over Walnut Creek on NW 20 Avenue between 30 and 40 roads will be closed until further notice. The bridge is located northwest of Great Bend.

November 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


DECKING THE HALLS AND MORE

It is not even Thanksgiving and Christmas is over a month away, but for three weeks, the holidays have been very much on the minds of Great Bend city officials.

November 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Taking advantage of good weather

ELLINWOOD- Tuesday afternoon, Ellinwood city workers and representatives from Lakin Township made steady progress building up the Park Ave. road bed just north of Woodhaven Care Center, leading to the Ellinwood Municipal Airport at the western edge of the city. The work is part of flood control efforts the city has undertaken to prevent flooding like that witnessed following a 2014 storm that dumped about nine inches of rain in just a few hours.

November 16, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBRH honors area vets

More than 200 military veterans were served a hearty breakfast at Great Bend Regional Hospital during the health-care facility's sixth annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on Friday morning, Nov. 11. The annual event always draws a crowd for the three-course homemade breakfast and the old-fashioned camaraderie.

November 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


St. Rose Health Center sponsors heart-failure support group

Those who have been diagnosed with heart failure may benefit from a four-session support group at St. Rose Health Center.

November 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New activity bus and pickup purchased

The new activity bus at Great Bend USD 428 hit the road almost as soon as it was delivered, and Monday the school board approved the purchase of a second bus.

November 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington Main Street project completed

HOISINGTON - Code Enforcement Officer Dolores Kipper presented a report to the Hoisington City Council Monday night on her efforts to combat residential blight over the past year. She asked the council for their blessing to move forward on a campaign to enforce owners requirement to replace broken glass on windows, rather than simply boarding up the openings. Paint, or rather, the lack of, was another point of the discussion. Council members encouraged Kipper to approach property owners with copies of the International Building Code ordinances the city has adopted, and to remind them of the need-based grant dollars available if ...

November 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS football tickets to be sold Thursday and Friday

General admission tickets for the Great Bend High School football semi-finals with Goddard Friday will be sold from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday in the Activities Office at the high school. Ticket prices are $5 for students and $6 for adults. Ticket sales at the gates will open at 5 p.m.

November 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dale Hogg and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

November 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


HITTING THE HIGHWAYS

Going over the hills and through the woods to grandmother's house or elsewhere will be a common theme this Thanksgiving.

November 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Public Library to align summer hours with school calendar

Next year, patrons of the Great Bend Public Library will find summer hours aligned with the USD 428 school year. Now, instead of hours changing between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the actual dates will shift from year to year depending on the school calendar. After looking into the change, the only cost associated with the change will be replacing the tie-on sign that advertises the hours, and that, Director Harry Willems said, is in need of replacing anyway. But, he added, they will need to determine the best way to communicate the message on the sign, as the actual ...

November 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 428 board asked to consider building project

Great Bend Superintendent Brad Reed asked the board of education Monday if it could get behind a plan for a new maintenance building/bus barn next to the District Education Center, and remodeling of the DEC.

November 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Baker trial moved to 2017

The jury trial for the Great Bend man involved in an accident that killed two motorcyclists on 10th Street in 2014 has been rescheduled to next spring.

November 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Hoisington City Council approves next steps in CDBG application

HOISINGTON -- Mayor Clayton Williamson opened Monday night's Hoisington City Council meeting with a hearing about the proposed CDBG Wastewater Application, which could pay for ...

September 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 428 ready to extend Title I status

Great Bend USD 428's five elementary schools are part of Title 1 - a program that provides federal financial assistance to schools with high percentages ...

September 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'The Lemonade War'

The lemonade stand set up at Monday's school board meeting was a reminder that soon children throughout Great Bend soon will be reading "The ...

September 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ElderCare offers emergency boxes to homebound clients

Local non-profit entities and private businesses have teamed up to provide emergency food and water to some homebound people in the event of a disaster.

September 12, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Site Council members for 2017-2018 school year selected

Principals at Great Bend USD 428 learning centers submitted names of recommended 2017-2018 Site Council members for their schools. These were approved at Monday's ...

September 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 will ask state to revoke teacher's license

Special education teacher Alyson Burkhart's resignation was not accepted Monday by the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education. Instead, the board will petition ...

September 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘It’s like family’

With North Korea testing its nukes, hurricanes lashing Texas and Florida and continued threat of terrorist attacks, it may seem like an odd time to ...

September 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Importance of being ready recognized

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation marking September as Preparedness Month 2017.

September 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Family enhances lives at Cherry Village with memorial piano donation

The spirit of Kenneth and Dolores Corke is living on at Cherry Village Benevolence, thanks to a memorial gift from their children.

September 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Tickets still available for Sunflower Diversified pancake feed

Tickets for the Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner and related raffle are still available from the non-profit agency. All proceeds will directly support infants, toddlers ...

September 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LWV to hold candidate forum

The League of Women Voters will host a candidates' forum, and all those who have filed for local offices will be invited to speak. It ...

September 10, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Community coat drive begins Monday

People with extra, unwanted coats are encouraged to donate them now for Trinity United Methodist Church's seventh annual Community Coat Re-Distribution event in October ...

September 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Camp Hope to celebrate 35th anniversary

Camp Hope will celebrate its 35th anniversary by inviting all current and former Camp Hope campers, families of campers, and volunteers to a special event ...

September 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Silver Haired Legislature supports senior issues

The Executive Board of the Silver Haired Legislature will take several issues to Topeka next month, said Janice Walker, Barton County's representative.

September 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Changing of the guard

The 731st Light Composite Truck Company at the Kansas Army National Guard Armory in Great Bend will host a Change of Command Ceremony at 10 ...

September 09, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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