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Patrick Heath qualifies for national tournament; GBHS forensics coaches recognized

The Great Bend High School speech team competed at the District National Qualifying Speech Tournament held at Buhler High School last Friday and Saturday. Sophomore Patrick Heath qualified to the National Tournament in Informative Speaking by placing 2nd. Also at this event, Coach Barbara Watson was inducted into the West Kansas Chapter of the National Speech and Debate Association Hall of Fame, and assistant coach Kim Heath, who will become the GBHS coach for speech, debate and forensics next year, was recognized as Volunteer of the Year.

April 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Variety Show tix go on sale Thursday

Tickets for Great Bend High School's Variety Show go on sale Thursday. They will be available from 7:30-8 a.m., noon to 12:30 p.m. and 3-3:30 p.m. at the high school. All seating is reserved and must be selected when tickets are paid for and picked up by coming to Vocal Music Room at GBHS during the above times.

April 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Leadership Institute praised

Barton Community College continues to train its best employees for future leadership roles, Vice President Elaine Simmons said Tuesday. She introduced the eight graduates of Barton's second Leadership Institute during the BCC Board of Trustees meeting.

April 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rankin gets maximum sentence

In Barton County District Court Tuesday afternoon, Jeffrey Allen Rankin received the maximum sentence on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Judge Richard Smith sentenced Rankin to 10 years and eight months (128 months) in prison on one charge and 34 months on the second, with the two running consecutively, for a total of 13 and a half years.

April 24, 2018 | and DALE HOGG | Local News


Two arrested on drug charges

Barton County Sheriff's office detectives made two separate arrests Monday night, one at 11 p.m. and another at 2 a.m., for possession of suspected methamphetamine. The two unrelated cases were initiated by traffic stops.

April 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRH purchased by University of Kansas Health System

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The University of Kansas Health System has signed a letter of intent to purchase the operations of Great Bend Regional Hospital and its affiliated clinics, including Central Kansas Family Practice and Heartland Regional.

April 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Meeting agendas, lifting of burn ban

Faculty contract renewals

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton hosts Hispanic Culture workshop

Dancing, artwork and soccer were all part of the experience more than 200 students from Kansas high schools shared Monday at Barton Community College's Hispanic Culture Workshop.

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Deer crashes into van in Stafford County

A deer collided with a van carrying six people from Kingman at 5:40 p.m. Sunday in Stafford County.

April 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


4-way stop eyed for ‘problem’ intersection

County officials called the junction of North Washington and NE 30 Road a "problem intersection," and looked Monday morning at ways to make it safer, including the installation of a four-way stop.

April 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


April weather in Great Bend: Is this a dream?

A long time ago there was a movie called "The Gods Must be Crazy." It was a comedy whose plot revolved around a Botswana African bushman named Xi. One day his life changed when he stumbled upon an empty Coke bottle that had been tossed from an airplane. Xi considered it a gift from God. The bottle takes on growing importance and provokes disagreement over its powers. From there the plot takes twists and turns and ultimately Xi decides to return the bottle to the heavens.

April 23, 2018 | BY MATT KEENAN Special to the Tribune | Local News


An historic achievement

Monday was Central Plains High School Basketball State Champions Day in Barton County, but the team members didn't get much of a chance to celebrate.

April 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Third stone for vet memorial in the works

A third stone for the on-going Golden Belt Veterans Memorial will be purchased, the Barton County Commission decided Monday morning.

April 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo prepares for Plastic Free July

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April 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Grizzly Bear exhibit expands in 2018

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April 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Barton Co. Academy graduation scheduled

The Barton County Academy's 2018 graduates will be recognized in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 24th ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to recognize achievement

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will recognize academic achievements during its next meeting, set for 5 p.m. Monday, May 14, at ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fire district on commission agenda

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 ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS bands to perform Monday night

The Great Bend High School bands will have their Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS gym. The jazz band, junior ...

May 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pedaling with a purpose

A cloud-shrouded sun just peeked over horizon Friday morning as Larry Heyn sat tall in the saddle pedaling his way eastward out of Great Bend.

May 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Prairie Treasures

LARNED - Each spring, on select days in April and May, the Larned State Hospital offers the surrounding community the chance to fill their planter boxes ...

May 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Two arrested during search warrant

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies executed a search warrant in the 100 block of NE 30 Road at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Kyle ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC revisits academic integrity

Today's college instructors don't just have to watch for plagiarized term papers. Issues with academic integrity include "professional cheating," Barton Community College Vice ...

May 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Runaway Express to perform at St. John

ST. JOHN - In association with St. John High School's 2018 Alumni Banquet, Jim Ratts and Runaway Express will perform at the St. John High ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Every day is mental health awareness day

Sure, the Barton County Commission proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month Monday morning, but Center for Counseling and Consultation Director Julie Kramp said mental ...

May 10, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Variety Show

The Great Bend High School Variety Show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are still available from 7:30-8 a ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ellinwood City Council approve CMB ordinances for 2018 After Harvest Festival

ELLINWOOD - Since the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce requested in March permission to hold the 2018 After Harvest Festival, decisions intended to deter underage drinking, the ...

May 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | 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 ...

May 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Summer Expansion

The long-anticipated expansion of Eighth Street between Wal-Mart on Grant Street and Dillons on McKinley will start in July. At least that is what Great ...

May 09, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas picked as participant in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program

BENTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Wednesday announced that Kansas has been selected as one of 10 participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems ...

May 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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