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Eyecare of Great Bend to host Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Eyecare of Great Bend, 713 McKinley St., at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Host will be Sarah Adams with greeters Pete Schartz and Brandon Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor August 2017

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor and members of the group awarded Quilts of Valor to 14 veterans on Aug. 25 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend, Kansas.

August 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Study tests increased stress on county roads

Heavy truck traffic has increased on county blacktops due to Great Bend Transload Facility at the Industrial Park west of Great Bend and that may increase the wear and tear on those roads, Barton County Engineer Barry McManaman told the County Commission Monday morning.

August 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton Community College Planetarium presents “The Cowboy Astronomer” Aug. 28

The Barton Planetarium will host "The Cowboy Astronomer" at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Barton Community College Planetarium located in the Science Building.

August 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rep. Marshall wraps up farm bill listening tour

Editorial note: The 2018 Farm Bill, as every other before it, is a complicated and bulky piece of legislation. It affects every person in America who eats. Because of this, the Great Bend Tribune travelled to Haven for this last of ten stops US Rep Roger Marshall made as he sought feedback from constituents of the Big First. To do the topic justice, throughout the week, we will spotlight some of the insights and concerns shared Saturday morning by the people who attended Marshall's 2018 Farm Bill Listening Tour.

August 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 a Kansas Department of Corrections grant for Saint Francis Community Services, the Juvenile Services fiscal year 2018 carry-over budget, the Central Kansas Community Corrections fiscal year 2018 carry-over reimbursement plan budget and the fiscal Year 2017 Emergency Management Performance Grant Program.

August 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wetland Explorer

Every day is different at Cheyenne Bottoms, which makes visiting and working at the Bottoms an endless adventure and this year we haven't even had to leave the building to witness nature's dramas.

August 26, 2017 | Pam Martin, KDWPT Specialist | Local News


Stafford woman sentenced to 21 years for murder

ST. JOHN – A Stafford woman was sentenced Friday to more than 21 years in prison for murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

August 25, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Pavement testing in Kiowa and Pratt counties to begin

Pavement testing on U.S. 54 and U.S. 281 in Kiowa and Pratt counties will begin Tuesday. The Kansas Department of Transportation conducts these pavement tests annually on different highway segments, using a falling-weight deflectometer, a device equipped with a series of weights that checks the strength of asphalt pavement. The project is scheduled to be completed, weather permitting, on Friday, Aug. 31.

August 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FHSU’s Robbins Banking Institute open for business

HAYS – The Hays Area Chamber of Commerce was on hand Friday to help cut the ribbon on Fort Hays State University's new Robbins Banking Institute and help introduce the institute's director, Alan Deines.

August 25, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Kans for Kids establishes fund for Great Bend boy

Kans for Kids, a Hoisington based non-profit that supports children and their families as they fight cancer, has established a fund to to help defray the expenses of Bujanda-Juarez, Great Bend. The 4-year-old boy was diagnosed with a brain tumor (Medulloblastoma) recently. He has undergone surgery to remove the tumor and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Gael is the son of Jansi Juarez and Jesus Bujanda, Great Bend. He has five siblings. Like most 4-year-old boys he likes baseball (Chicago Cubs), Spiderman, and Paw Patrol.

August 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Road sealing work to begin

August 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBCF begins Forever Initiative in three area counties

After visiting with central Kansans during last year's listening tour, the Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF) decided to start a new program to enhance quality-of-life projects far into the future.

August 24, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


WEB OF LIFE

Students at Lincoln Elementary School make a "spider web" with a ball of yarn on the first day of school, Wednesday. The ball was tossed from person to person as the students learned of shared interests or experiences.

August 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Car collides with deer in Rice County

A Lyons woman was taken to Rice County Hospital Thursday after the vehicle she was riding in hit a deer, 5 miles east of Lyons on U.S. 56. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred at 6:34 a.m. when the deer entered the road from the north ditch.

August 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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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 ...

September 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo News: Lions and bears -- Oh boy!

Although the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is without a tiger, for now, the lions and bears are providing plenty of good news.

September 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Planetarium presents Smartphone Astronomer

The Barton Planetarium will host "The Smartphone Astronomer" at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in the Barton Community College Planetarium located in the Science ...

September 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golf scramble to benefit wounded Fort Riley soldiers

Barton Community College's ninth-annual Wounded Warrior Golf Scramble, which benefits wounded soldiers from Fort Riley, is set for Saturday, Sept. 23. The deadline to ...

September 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton administration supportive of DACA

Barton Community College officials on Wednesday released a statement in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The college's administration has aligned with ...

September 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC adds employee training lab with Harms Trust gift

Funds from the Thelma Faye Harms Trust have made possible a lab dedicated to employee training and professional development at Barton Community College. It will ...

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kids Ag Day

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 ...

September 06, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


And so it begins

Beginning as early Sept. 18, the City of Great Bend will embark on an extensive water line replacement project in the heart of the city ...

September 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Heartland Farm to host Farm to Table Dinner

PAWNEE ROCK - Join Heartland Farm for their annual "Farm to Table Dinner Fundraiser", which will be held at the farm Saturday, September 16, 2017 from ...

September 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New council president picked

In addition to the reinstatement of Police Chief Clifton Couch, the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night took action on several matters pertaining to the ...

September 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chief Couch gets job back

A divided Great Bend City Council voted Tuesday night to reinstate suspended Police Chief Clifton Couch. The action met with cheers and a standing ovation ...

September 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC Foundation’s auction raises $40,000

The proceeds from items sold, underwriters, program ads and ticket sales netted $40,000 at the 39th Annual Big Benefit Auction in late August. These ...

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Highway patrol works injury crashes

Kansas Highway Patrol responded to injury crashes on Sunday in Ellsworth and Ness counties.

September 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff reports ‘outbreak of telephone scams’

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said the area has seen "an outbreak of telephone scams" of late. He urged residents not respond to demands for ...

September 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


As DACA ends, fate of ‘Dreamers’ left to Congress

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced the end of a program that allowed some 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children ...

September 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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