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​Free program explores caregiving for seniors

A free program for caregivers of senior citizens will be presented at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

April 08, 2015 | | Local News

Series to feature water scarcity in Kansas

Current and future drought and water issues will be the main topic of discussion at the April 12, meeting of "It Blew So Hard: The Dust Bowl and Great Depression in Western Kansas" The meeting will be held at the Kinsley Library from 2-5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

April 08, 2015 | | Local News


In the Hoisington USD 431 School Board election results listed in the Great Bend Tribune Wednesday morning, there was an error in the vote totals for the two Position 3 candidates. Maggie Alderice and Shannon Donovan. The correct totals for all the candidates are below.

April 08, 2015 | | Local News

Golden Belt Community Foundation announces Spring Grant Recipients

The end of another very competitive grant cycle has come, bringing with it 28 applications and over $115,000 in grant application requests. Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the March competitive grant cycle and awarded 13 charitable organizations a combined total of $28,860. Awards were granted to programs and projects within Barton, Pawnee, Rush and Stafford Counties.

April 07, 2015 | | Local News

​Get ‘The Skinny on Complete Streets’ at Stop ‘N Learn

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "The Skinny On Complete Streets," a free Stop 'N Learn program, at noon Wednesday, April 8, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. "Complete streets" are context sensitive and allow for the movement of people as well as automobiles. Representatives from Be Well Barton County will talk about accessible walking, traffic calming measures and how trails encourage economic growth.

April 06, 2015 | | Local News

Compost workshop announced

Heartland Farm is offering "Compost 101," Thursday evening, April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 06, 2015 | | Local News

Church rummage sale Saturday

Great Bend's Presbyterian Women will hold their annual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 11, in the church Fellowship Hall at 24th and Washington. Funds raised by the rummage sale are contributed by Presbyterian Women to local charities and service organizations as well as to national and world-wide missions. A wide-variety of minimally priced useful items in good condition will be for sale.

April 06, 2015 | | Local News

Area youngsters enjoy candy cornucopia


April 06, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

GBHS Band Soloists, Small Ensembles present contest selections

Great Bend High School instrumental students will present their solo and small ensemble contest selections at 7 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS Band Room (#190).

April 05, 2015 | | Local News

Bully bully!!!

I thought he was exaggerating when my friend called and said he had snakes in large numbers in a water trap in his front yard. I grabbed the camera and drove out to his farm. I was amazed when he lifted the iron cover to expose the mass of reptiles inhabiting that small area. Practically every crevasse housed a serpent. They were mainly Bull Snakes with some King Snakes and Rat Snakes. The temperature was in the 70's, and the snakes were lively and active. There were no venomous snakes that I could discern. We agreed that the large ...

April 05, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Tornado drill a success

A voice came over the loud-speaker system filling every room at Great Bend Middle School.

April 05, 2015 | | Local News

City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes the renaming of the Convention Center, Rotary Club activities and the appointment of a public lands director.

April 03, 2015 | | 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: proclamations for County Day of Recognition for National Service, Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month; the county's exchange server; and Planning Commission appointments.

April 03, 2015 | | Local News

Great Bend schools received minigrants

Teachers were gifted with nearly $30,000 by the USD 428 Education Foundation when the non-profit group recently awarded 28 minigrants. The amount distributed was higher than any previous year. Successful fund raisers, gifts from benefactors and investments resulted in more money being available than in the past, according to Matt Hiss, president. Education Foundation trustees also agreed to not cap the limit for each minigrant this year. As a result, two applicants received significantly more than $1,500.

April 03, 2015 | | Local News

People Saving People award recipients announced

Two individuals and three groups are receiving the state's 2015 People Saving People Award for their efforts to improve traffic safety on April 1 as part of the 21st annual Kansas Transportation Safety Conference in Wichita.

April 03, 2015 | | Local News

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Commission votes to re-up with Workfit

A Barton County Commission split over the cost narrowly approved the practice of the county paying for pre-employment physicals for new hires.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Kansas AG prepping for arguments in U.S. high court

TOPEKA – When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its annual term next week, it will hear oral arguments in three Kansas capital murder cases, including ...

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Randy Stonehill singing at River of Life

Christian recording artists Randy Stonehill and Buck Storm will be at the River of Life Church in Great Bend on Monday, Sept. 28, to present ...

September 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius launches 2015-2016 Sebelius Lecture Series

The lecture series named for one of Fort Hays State University's most notable alumni, former U.S. Rep. Keith Sebelius, will feature an October ...

September 27, 2015 | | Local News

Patrol announces plans for Post-It Inspiration from State Fair Patrol car

Every year, the Kansas Highway Patrol hosts an informational booth at the Kansas State Fair. This year's fair came after a few particularly difficult ...

September 27, 2015 | | Local News

City offers help for trees damaged by storms and drought

When high speed winds pushed through yards in Great Bend Sept. 10 and 11, trees and branches were scattered across yards and driveways in different ...

September 27, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Firefighters from central Kansas enjoy the camaraderie just as much as the training provided by the Great Bend fire department.

September 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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