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Think safety first

A new academic year is upon us and saftey should be on everyone's mind.

August 04, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend community urged to be safe this academic year

Back to school is upon us, with this brings flashing yellow lights around town. It also means drivers need to be aware of students crossing the streets in those designated school zones.

August 04, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


City retires street improvement bond

One of the bills approved by the Great Bend City Council Monday night was a pretty big deal. It was the final payment on a bond approved a decade ago for street repairs.

August 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Asphalt overlay on K-96 Highway in western Barton County

Starting around Monday, Aug. 10, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin an asphalt roadway surface recycle and overlay project on K-96 Highway in Barton County, from the Rush/Barton County line then continuing east 13.63 miles to the west city limits of Great Bend. The purpose of this asphalt roadway surface recycle and overlay project is to extend the life of the asphalt pavement and it is scheduled to be completed by the end of September, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.

August 04, 2015 | | Local News


City receives ‘clean’ audit

Members of the Great Bend City Council's Administrative Committee heard some good news Monday night when they learned "clean" or "unqualified opinion" on the city's 2014 audit.

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City receives final Bushnell funds for park improvements

The Great Bend City Council Monday night accepted a Barbara Bushnell Memorial Fund presentation from Golden Belt Community Foundation Executive Director Christy Tustin. This payment is the final of five annual grants from the fund and will provide money for improvements to Veterans Memorial Park and Brit Spaugh Park.

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tot Spot coming to life at Brit Spaugh

Passersby may have noticed some new bright and colorful playground equipment springing up north of the Wetlands at Great Bend Aquatic Center. It is all part of the Tot Spot, a joint project between Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club.

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


SWKAAA to offer insurance advice for seniors

The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging will hold an informational meeting about what one can expect and what to do before they turn 65 in regards to insurance from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Great Bend Front Door, 1615 10th St. in Great Bend.

August 03, 2015 | | Local News


Commission OKs contract for K-4 overlook

Construction on the long-awaited K-4 Cheyenne Bottoms Overlook Improvement Project will begin late next spring or early next summer, the Barton County Commission learned Monday morning.

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Paranormal investigators will visit St. John Wednesday

By JIM MISUNAS

August 03, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


‘Concert on the Rock’ slated for Labor Day Weekend

PAWNEE ROCK - With the support of the city of Pawnee Rock and the Kansas State Historical Society, the Emerald Foundation is pleased to present, "Concert on the Rock: An Evening with Allison Boyt."

August 03, 2015 | Basil Dannebohm Special to the Tribune | Local News


Adopt-a-Pet joins Party in the Park

Golden Belt Humane Society volunteers will hold their August Adopt-a-Pet event at the Party in the Park, this Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They will be set up near the dog park, on the northwest side of Veterans Memorial Park, with pets for adoption.

August 03, 2015 | | Local News


​Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines announced

TOPEKA - The Kansas State Department of Education has announced this year's income guidelines for free and reduced-price meals with agencies in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. By participating in this program, sponsors receive federal funds for serving nutritious meals to enrolled participants.

August 03, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking items

The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking items for an agricultural exhibit which will run for two years. The items needed are a pivot flowmeter, a drone, and a GPS onboard tractor system. Exhibit designer Don Traub needs these items by Aug. 11, so he can design and build cases or stands for them.

August 02, 2015 | | Local News


USD 428 activity calendars

USD 428 activity calendars are now available for $2 each at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. Office hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 02, 2015 | | Local News


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Attempted murder, standoff suspect still in Barton County jail

Chris Solida, who was involved in a four-hour standoff with authorities in Great Bend Friday night, remains in the Barton County Jail on a no-bond ...

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC Board to choose trustee

There will be a special meeting Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the Barton Community College Board of Trustees. The meeting will start at 4 ...

August 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


NAMI to hold family event

The local chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness will hold a bake sale and family-fun day from 11 a.m. to 6 p ...

August 16, 2015 | | Local News


Hostage ordeal ends peacefully

A tense four-and-a-half hour standoff Friday night between an Oklahoma man who was holding his two young children hostage and law enforcement in Great Bend ...

August 15, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Marching Band plays at Back-To-School Celebration

Photos taken Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Great Bend USD 428 Back-To-School Celebartion for district employees.

August 15, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend City Council to hold budget hearing

The Great Bend City Council will hold a budget hearing at 7 p.m. Monday at the City office, 1209 Williams. The council's regular ...

August 15, 2015 | | Local News


Quilting done for a great cause

Quilt makers and quilting guilds have been around for a long time, but in our own backyard there is a special quilting guild that honors ...

August 14, 2015 | Russ Edem | 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 an ...

August 14, 2015 | | Local News


New apartment complex grand opening planned Sen. Jerry Moran to be in attendance

The grand opening of the apartment complex Reserves at Trail Ridge will take at 10 a.m. place Thursday. Senator Jerry Moran will be in ...

August 14, 2015 | | Local News


Back to School Celebration photos

Dozens of local businesses set up tables in the Great Bend High School Gym to welcome hundreds of USD 428 employees back for the 2015-2016 ...

August 13, 2015 | | Local News


GRAND OPENING

Ever have that dream where you're back in high school?

August 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sendoff and welcome home ceremonies are part of the American Legion Riders tradition

Like so many other organizations that have traditions, the American Legion Riders of Great Bend are no different.

August 13, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Sunflower’s Early Ed Center helps toddler overcome his developmental problem

During much of Cody Freeman's young life, he didn't know what it meant to enjoy a meal. During those rare times when he ...

August 13, 2015 | | Local News


Ellinwood budget approved

The budget hearing at the Ellinwood City Council meeting Tuesday night, Aug. 11, was short with no public comment. The council then adopted resolution 8115 ...

August 13, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


FIGHTING HUNGER

Imagine packing 15,120 meals for hungry children in just two hours. Now, imagine you had the help of more than 60 friends. That's ...

August 13, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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