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Reed granted leave of absence

Great Bend Superintendent Brad Reed's retirement doesn't go into effect until July 1, but he won't be working at the District Education Center from now on unless asked. Reed said he requested a leave of absence which the school board granted.

December 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Popular Larned superintendent announces retirement

LARNED – Long-time Fort Larned school system Superintendent Jon Flint has announced his retirement from Unified School District 495. Flint will remain in his post through the end of the 2016-17 school year.

December 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Former bank employee in Great Bend pleads guilty to embezzling more than $73,600

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A former employee of a bank in Great Bend pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $73,600 from the bank, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

December 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Public Library adjusts despite funding cut

With the writing on the wall, Director Harry Willems and the Library Board put into action an austerity plan of sorts in order to sock away 10 percent of this year's budget into the coming year's capital improvement fund. With 92 percent of the year complete, only 82 percent of the library's budget has been spent, Willems was pleased to share during his financial report Monday at the monthly board meeting.

December 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 428 Superintendent Brad Reed resigns

Great Bend USD 428 Superintendent Brad Reed's retirement/resignation was accepted by the school board on Monday. Although the retirement officially starts at the end of the 2016-2017 school year, the board also named Assistant Superintendent Khris Thexton as the interim superintendent, effectively immediately.

December 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Building projected tabled

At the Nov. 14 school board meeting, Great Bend USD 428 Superintendent Brad Reed had an architect show the board two proposed building projects that could cost more than $2 million: A new bus barn/maintenance building constructed next to the District Education Center on Patton Road, and a remodeling of the Center itself. Payment for the projects would come from capital outlay funds and would be accomplished with no tax increases, he stressed.

December 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Four fires reported over weekend

The Great Bend Fire department was busy over the weekend dealing with four fire-related calls beginning on Friday.

December 12, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Sarah Adams and Shelly Peacock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Personnel on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 tonight, Dec. 12, at the District Education Center. Items on the agenda include state assessment data, a report on USD 428 Foundation minigrants, personnel report and an executive session for discussion of personnel.

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Library to address staffing, income

The Great Bend Public Library's board of directors will meet at 4:45 p.m. today, Dec. 12, in Library Director Harry Willems' office at the library, 1409 Williams St. Items on the agenda include staffing and reduced city income.

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces Giving Tuesday results

The numbers are in and for the third straight year, Golden Belt Community Foundation's Giving Tuesday event proved successful, foundation Executive Director Christy Tustin said.

December 12, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Radium bridge to see surface repairs

The years of weather and traffic have finally taken their toll on the Arkansas River bridge on SW 50 Avenue, also known as the Radium Road.

December 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


NHS sees need, feeds it

There are many great things that happen at Great Bend High School on a daily basis. The National Honor Society Food Drive is just one example, said Kayci Strickland, NHS sponsor and English teacher.

December 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Audit and vehicles on agenda for BCC Trustees

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve vehicle bids and the audit for Fiscal Year 2016 when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include personnel and a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce needs.

December 10, 2016 | 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 ...

January 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Concert Association announces annual meeting

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will have its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th ...

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Central Kansas Community Choir rehearsing at First United Methodist Church

The Central Kansas Community Choir will rehearse at Great Bend's First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., from 7-9 p.m. on Monday evenings ...

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Weather made for arctic foxes

It's January 5. Do you know where your alligators are?

January 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Man found unresponsive in vehicle leads to drug bust

Pawnee County Sheriff's Office along with fire/rescue and EMS responded to a citizen complaint of an unresponsive male subject in a vehicle on ...

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Maryland firm buys GB Regional facilities

BETHESDA, Md. – Bethesda, Md.-based Global Medical REIT Inc. announced Wednesday that on Dec. 30, it entered into a purchase contract to acquire Great Bend ...

January 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Regional Hospital welcomes New Year’s Baby

Each year, the staff at Great Bend Regional Hospital wait anxiously to see which expecting mother will deliver the first baby of the new year ...

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Environmental Management sees much activity in 2016

The Barton County Environmental Management Office has been busy over the past year, County Commission Chairman Don Davis said. He was referring to a report ...

January 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 431 receives wellness grant

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night and heard a wellness committee report from Krisa Schneider, 3rd grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary ...

January 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


TECH SUPPORT

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night and heard a wellness committee report from Krisa Schneider, 3rd grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary ...

January 03, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission reups with KAC

By a 4-1 vote, the Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved the county's Kansas Association Of Counties 2017 membership. The KAC dues are based ...

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber to get back to basics

There have been good things happening on the economic development front over the past year, from the Holiday Inn Express to Freddy's to a ...

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Toll-free legislative hotline available to Kansas residents

Kansas residents can access information on legislation, legislative procedure, state government, public policy issues and more by calling 1-800-432-3924. Calls are answered by experienced reference ...

January 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Thrivent Financial at the Spray Holt Family Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 ...

January 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LOWERING THE BOOM

The Great Bend Boom has gone bust.

January 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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