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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.

February 01, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

BCHS Museum welcomes spring with farming exhibit

A new exhibit at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, "Agricultural Options on the Central Kansas Plains," is on loan from the Coronado Quivira Museum of Lyons. Museum staff spent the first part of this week uncrating and installing the numerous panels in the exhibit hall and the library.

February 01, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Zoo news: Happy birthday lion cubs

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo invites the public to a first birthday party for its two lions, Amana and Sauda, on Saturday, Feb. 17.

January 31, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Stone Street waterline replacement project to begin

The City of Great Bend Administration and Engineering departments would like the public to be aware of the next phase for the waterline project. This week the water main replacement has started on Stone Street between Broadway and 10th Street.

January 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Kansas lawmakers respond to State of the Union Address

Members of the Kansas congressional delegation were among the throng packed into the United States House of Representatives chamber Tuesday night for President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address. They liked what they heard, although they advised the administration not to leave rural America behind.

January 31, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

New look, new feel

The Dillons store on 10th Street in Great Bend celebrated its grand re-opening on Wednesday to showcase a new look and feel of the store along with the celebration of a new Starbucks Coffee Shop inside the store. The celebration included a ribbon cutting, presentation of $16,500 in donations and an ribbon cutting for the $3 million renovation.

January 31, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

Happy Birthday, Kansas! winners receive prizes at Capitol building

TOPEKA - Winners of the Happy Birthday, Kansas! Student Photo Contest received prizes last Friday at the celebration of Kansas Day at the Kansas State Capitol. Governor Sam Brownback congratulated students as Marearl Denning, representing the legislative spouses, presented an iPad to first-place winners and a Kindle to second-place winners. The contest, now in its fourth year, is presented in conjunction with the Kansas Historical Society.

January 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Shoe Sensation, 3407 10th St. Great Bend, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday.

January 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

100 People Who Care committee expected to raise more than $11K

One year ago, a new philanthropic initiative was kicking off in Barton County. The group called "100 People Who Care" launched in February 2017 modeled after other groups like it that exist around the country. The original goal for the group was to recruit at least 100 members who each contribute $100, raising over $10,000 at each quarterly giving meeting. "Fortunately, we have seen a huge response in the last year, and are now increasing our goals to make an even bigger impact in 2018," said Julie Mazouch, chairperson for the group's volunteer steering committee. "We are hoping ...

January 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fields of massive white wind turbine parts and mounds of rock and cement are crowding the Great Bend transload facility west of town, a facility that continues to expand.

January 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Death of Gary Caplinger leaves Pawnee County reeling

LARNED – While mourning the Monday passing of 71-year-old Pawnee County Commissioner Gary Caplinger, county officials here must now also plan on how to fill his vacant seat in the commission chamber.

January 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Making rural blacktops safer

Several rural Barton County blacktops may become safer in the future after the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved applying for state funds to study signage on several of the roads.

January 30, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBHS speech places 4th

Four Great Bend High School speech students competed at the Kinsley's speech tournament on Saturday. They include Patrick Heath, Jalyn Lear, Geoffrey Pafford and Bailey Sandy. Heath placed fourth in Humorous Solo Acting and fifth in Informative Speaking; Lear placed third in Serious Solo Acting and sixth in Impromptu Speaking and Sandy placed second in Original Oration Speaking and first in Serious Solo Acting. Bailey Sandy said, "Qualifying for the State Championship Tournament so early in the season is a great feeling, now I can concentrate on making my pieces better without the stress of qualifying for state."

January 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Quilts of Valor January 2018

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor and members of the group awarded 13 Quilts of Valor to area veterans on Jan. 26 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend.

January 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Conservation Awards presented

The Barton County Conservation District held its 71st annual meeting Saturday night, and two area residents were honored for their conservation work with Barton County Bankers Awards for Soil Conservation and Windbreaks. In addition, the importance of volunteering was also highlighted at the ceremony.

January 30, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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Sex offender sentenced in district court

In a press release issued Monday, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said the past week was a busy one for her office:

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC to look at tuition

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review tuition and fees when it meets for a study session at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb ...

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

County Attorney’s Office accused of misconduct

An emotional Denise Rankin pleaded with Barton County Commissioners Monday morning to take action against County Attorney Amy Mellor and her assistant Douglas Matthews, alleging ...

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Dark Web

Like the tip of an iceberg, the portion of the interest that you and Google can see is a small portion of a larger structure ...

February 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon honoring 2017 inductees Larry Becker and James Calcara are on sale in the Activities ...

February 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


It was the kind of day that the "Cat in the Hat" liked to visit "Sally" and her brother. Cold and miserable, with nothing to ...

February 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


It was the kind of day that the "Cat in the Hat" liked to visit "Sally" and her brother. Cold and miserable, with nothing to ...

February 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Don’t drive drowsy

The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Fatality crash in Edwards County

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a fatality crash at 9:05 p.m. on Thursday in the 800 block of Colony Street in the ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Flexible learning styles

All kids have the wiggles even when they are trying to sit still. Instead of fighting that tendency, Priscilla Rose, fourth-grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary ...

February 09, 2018 | By Jennifer Schartz Great Bend USD 438 | Local News

Senator Roberts: Bipartisan Budget Act Avoids Shutdown; Funds Key Priorities for Nation

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee and Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today said ...

February 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Floor repairs on county agenda

The Barton County Commission will discuss repairs to the Barton County Office Building at 12th and Kansas when it meets at 9 a.m. Monday ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop Coming

The Pilot Club of Great Bend is sponsoring an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Workshop set for Saturday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Retiring Fort Riley Soldier uses OSHA classes at Barton Community College to transition to civilian

The transition to civilian life can be a drastic and stressful adjustment for Soldiers, but when Sgt. 1stClass Craig Jacobs walks into a Barton Community ...

February 09, 2018 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News

School calendars on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will vote on school calendars for the next two years when it meets at 5 p.m ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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