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Jolene Biggs seeks Second Ward seat on Great Bend City Council

Jolene Biggs said she would rely on the education she has received from many years of business experience and volunteer work to serve her hometown if elected to the Great Bend City Council.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans service rep to visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 12, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. His schedule is the 2nd Thursday of each month.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Long Pumpkin Patch opened today

September 30, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


NEW FIRE CHIEF IN TOWN

The Great Bend Fire Department welcomed its new Fire Chief Luke McCormick as he has taken over for retired Fire Chief Mike Napolitano. McCormick has goals set for the department, focusing on getting a full staff and on safety for all.

September 30, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fatal crash in Barton County

The Barton County Sheriff Office responded to a two vehicle crash late Friday night where one person was killed and three others were injured just east of the fair grounds entrance on West Barton County Road.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC publishes new 'Prairie Ink'

Editors of Barton Community College's annual literary journal "Prairie Ink" aim to provide a venue for local authors to showcase their creative writing talents and have done so again with the release of the eighth publication.

September 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ah Wilderness

The Barton Community College Theatre Department will present "Ah, Wilderness!" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Fine Arts Auditorium on campus. Tickets are $6 at the door; students admitted free.

September 29, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News


KBI investigating aggravated battery in Ellsworth County

ELLSWORTH COUNTY - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office are investigating an aggravated battery that occurred Thursday night in the town of Lorraine. A 55-year-old man was in critical condition on Friday after sustaining head injury; neighbors reported gunshots had been fired.

September 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Photography exhibit spotlights Santa Fe Trail today

LARNED - Visit the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum between now and Oct. 31 to enjoy a special exhibit by photographer Jeff Dyleski. These modern day images of the Santa Fe Trail explore the swales, ruts, landmarks, and historical sites that are the last remnants of the important commerce route.

September 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A classic auto auction coming to Great Bend

The second-annual F&E Collector Auto Auction is an event that no auto enthusiast will want to miss, organizers said. This event is presented by The City of Great Bend and Carr Auction & Real Estate Inc.

September 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Miller on hunt for runway dollars

For the past two years, the City of Great Bend has been preparing to rebuild the primary runway at the Great Bend Municipal Airport. That project will happen in 2019. Already, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has promised to pay 90 percent of the cost, but only for the first 5,550 feet. With an additional 2,351 feet remaining, Great Bend could lose its status as a mid-America fuel stop if funding for the final stretch isn't found. Earlier this month, Great Bend Municipal Airport Manager Martin Miller traveled to Topeka to present a grant proposal to a ...

September 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Drone Club expands students' horizons

Fifth grader Jasmine Figaroa was a featured speaker at Thursday's school board meeting, sharing a video she made in Park School's Drone Club.

September 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Marshall, Roberts: Tax plan good for Kansas

WASHINGTON - As the winners and losers under President Donald Trump's massive, $5 trillion tax overhaul announced Wednesday were parsed, congressional lawmakers met to discuss the proposed blueprint for rewriting the tax code and what their next step would be.

September 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Autumn brings a new meaning to travel

Fall is a time for exploration and travel and right here in Great Bend and Barton County there are plenty of things for the family to see and do and a great way to get outdoors to enjoy the cool weather.

September 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Clara Barton ‘Steps for SIDS’ walk-a-thon

HOISINGTON - Tuesday afternoon was beautiful walking weather, and Clara Barton Hospital's Steps for SIDS Walk-a-thon was clearly the winner in the weather lottery. Community ...

April 12, 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 ...

April 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Volunteer finds her place helping teachers

Tabitha Blair loves children, school and she wants to make a difference – all the characteristics of a good teacher.

April 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Probable cause found in Kern DUI case

Lafe Kern told paramedic Tony Leeds that he'd taken a handful of Xanax prior to a two-vehicle collision south of Great Bend on Feb ...

April 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bellendir requests jury trial

The attorney representing Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir in a misdemeanor case has requested a jury trial and has also asked that the prosecutor be ...

April 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Memories Matter Bereavement Camp set for April 21 at Armory

Jessica Disque, 19, fondly remembers her grandma's smile and her grandpa's participation in her day-to-day life.

April 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC monitoring Army deployments

Administrators at Barton Community College said upcoming deployments of U.S. soldiers at military bases where the college offers courses could have a negative effect ...

April 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Other schools look at GBHS's student-led conferences

Educators at Great Bend High School were used to parents playing hooky from parent-teacher conferences at least half the time. Participation used to be about ...

April 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


All about wine

If it is wine you love, there will be no better place to sample some of the goodness than the Catholic Charities 17th Annual Wine ...

April 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Rec gets new logo

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board of directors along with staff members got to see the new GBRC logo on Monday.

April 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


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