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Reality to strike GBMS students

The United Way of Central Kansas with the help of Great Bend Middle School consular Sheryl Neeland and Communities in Schools of Mid-America, is bringing Reality U to Great Bend.

September 09, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Hoisington Labor Day weekend contest results

The 120th anniversary of Hoisington's Labor Day Weekend offered all ages opportunities to compete in a number of different activities. From pageants to car shows, from 5K races to demolition derby driving, the fun lasted all weekend. Winners and runners up will share not only bragging rights, but lasting memories. Today, the Rich Fox Memorial Car Show results. Check back for more results in the days to come.

September 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Riley Elementary celebrating a century

Riley Elementary School, 1515 10th St., will celebrate its 100th birthday from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the school.

September 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Glow Walk, Remembrance Ceremony to be held Saturday

The Suicide Prevention Task Force of Central Kansas Partnership is holding a Remembrance Ceremony in conjunction with the Golden Belt Glow for Life Walk and competitive 5 K Run at 7 p.m. Saturday at Vets Park in Great Bend.

September 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Community Concert Association still accepting memberships for new season

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association begins its new season this month and is still accepting new memberships. With the theme "The Magic of Music," the season starts Sept. 19 with The Equinox Little Big Band playing music from the Great American Songbook.

September 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Treasurer sees tax sale as last resort

When the Barton County Treasurer's Office first filed on properties with delinquent taxes in March, there were 129. Now, with the county's annual tax sale looming, there are only 64 parcels on the list, Treasurer Kevin Wondra said.

September 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Supreme Court judges stop in Larned

Following visits to the Barton County and Rice County courthouses Thursday morning, Kansas Supreme Court Justices Lawton Nuss and Marla Luckert made a stop in Larned, where they met with area residents at the Sts. Mary and Martha Episcopal Church. They were hosted by District 24 Magistrate Judge Julie Fletcher Cowell.

September 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local duo shows support for first responders and military

Showing support is a way to let people know that you care and you support them for what they do and this is what two people of Great Bend are doing this Sunday with a parade down Main St. in Great Bend.

September 08, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


SAYING THANKS

People gathered in Courtroom A in the Barton County Courthouse on Thursday to meet two special guests as they made a stop in Great Bend on their way to a Bar Association Conference in western Kansas.

September 08, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Drug bust turns up code violations

It was a two-for-one deal for the city last week when the Great Bend Police Department served a search warrant for drugs on a residence in the 400 block of Walnut. Police Chief Cliff Couch said officers discovered the house was hooked up to numerous illegal utilities, and was also in violation of numerous codes and sanitarian-type issues. The house was ultimately red-tagged by the for code violations.

September 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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.

September 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 431 sees ‘unbelievable’ turnout at open house

Two weeks into the school year, USD 431 administrators had plenty of good news to report to the Board of Education Monday night.

September 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Children create art for ‘Ivan’

Elementary students in Great Bend USD 428 have been creating inspired art for the Sept. 23 launch of the school district's 2016-2017 One District One Book citywide reading program. This year students will be given copies of "The One and Only Ivan," a Newberry Medal-winning book by Katherine Applegate.

September 07, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Down on the Farm

With the celebration of National Agriculture week, local farmers along with volunteers, the Great Bend Chamber Agriculture Committee and Diamond K Farm hosted Kids Ag day on Wednesday.

September 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Benefit shoot to support Military Moms

Area gun clubs are coming together to host a benefit steel shoot on Sept. 10 to support Great Bend Military Moms.

September 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Replacement of run-down historic bridge to start soon

The Barton County Commission Monday morning accepted a bid to replace a dilapidated historic limestone bridge and widen to other existing structures, all in the ...

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKING FLIGHT

Children of all ages along with their families enjoyed a day outdoors chasing and learning about butterflies at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's annual ...

September 17, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCC announces fully online OSH degree

Safety at job sites of all sizes has received more emphasis in recent years, with full-time jobs dedicated to occupational safety and health available in ...

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


Hays set to celebrate 44th Oktoberfest

HAYS - The 44th annual Hays Oktoberfest will take place Sept. 30 in Municipal Park.

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Aktion Club sharing warmth, color and tacos

The Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club is conducting two community service drives through Nov. 30, sharing the gift of warmth and making the lives of ...

September 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend man dies in collision near Liberal

LIBERAL - A Great Bend man died Saturday morning when the car he was driving rear-ended a semitrailer in dense fog in Seward County.

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Patrol shares reminders during equinox

Twice a year, the sun becomes more of a concern for drivers, and one of those time periods is quickly approaching, as you may have ...

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff - Sept. 15

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Collectors’ ID workshop set for Lyons

The Coronado Quivira Museum will be the site for the Collectors' ID Workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the ...

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas aviation, airports to be highlighted during 2016 Fly Kansas Air Tour

The 2016 Fly Kansas Air Tour lifts off from Wellington on Sept. 29, for a three-day, 9-city celebration of Kansas aviation.

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two congregations to host praise and worship Sunday

When Heartland Community Church started in August of 2014, the First United Congregational Church was gracious and welcoming in sharing their facilities with the new ...

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


Officer involved shooting in Ellsworth County

ELLSWORTH COUNTY - A vehicular pursuit Thursday evening that ended with a suspect being shot in Ellsworth County is being investigated by the Kansas Bureau of ...

September 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBPD Badge stolen from personal vehicle

A Great Bend Police officer's personal vehicle was burglarized on Wednesday. Items stolen included a GBPD badge along with personal items belonging to the ...

September 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Woman robbed after being threatened with knife

Authorities are investing an alleged robbery that took place at 2:20 a.m. on Friday after a woman in the area of the 1400 ...

September 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


‘I’m in the aisle’

Independent congressional hopeful Alan LaPolice shuns special interest endorsements and says he's the one who can bring a voice of compromise to Washington, D ...

September 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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