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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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

October 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Bentley eligible for parole hearing

Twenty-five years after going to prison for aggravated battery committed in Ellsworth County, Curtis Lee Bentley, 57, is scheduled for a parole hearing in November. The Prisoner Review Board will determine whether he is a good candidate for supervised release on or after Dec. 1.

October 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Reality U

Great Bend Middle School's eighth graders had some tough choices to make Wednesday.

October 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sheriff’s Office plans selective enforcement

On Friday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a selective enforcement in the area of North East 30 Road from U.S. 281 to K-156, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

October 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCSO teaches people about crime prevention

Lt. Stephen Billinger of the Barton County Sheriff's Office talked about crime prevention and how people can protect themselves on Wednesday during a Stop 'N Learn session hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

October 18, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


FHSU, rural Kansas meeting challenges

The concerns plaguing Fort Hays State University are the same as those plaguing rural Kansas as a whole, FHSU Interim Provost Jeff Briggs said. And, the Hays-based college is doing what it can to meet the needs of those on the High Plains.

October 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quivira whooping crane program

STAFFORD COUNTY - Cranes will be the featured topic at a special event from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Offered by Quivira and the Friends of Quivira staff, the event will begin with a guided bus tour, followed by a program about whooping cranes. Refreshments will be served following the program.

October 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Gordee running as write-in candidate

Jim Gordee has announced his write-in candidacy for Ward 4 of the Great Bend City Council.

October 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


MAYORAL HOPEFULS

In order to provide Great Bend voters with information to help guide their voting in November, the Great Bend Tribune and the Great Bend chapter of the League of Women Voters sponsored a candidates forum Tuesday night at the Crest Theater. The forum was organized according to the rules set down by the National League of Women Voters. The Tribune provided a live feed on the Great Bend Tribune Facebook page.

October 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Rosewood Rodeo highlights ability

Jeremiah McCutchen was just one of more than 40 riders who showed off their skills during the 13th Annual Rosewood Rodeo held Oct. 7 at the Barton County Expo. Jeremiah sat tall and proud on his horse as he waved and smiled to the crowd. His parents, Susan and Brett, beamed with pride as they waved back and took photos from the bleachers along with many other parents, guardians and guests.

October 17, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Edgar Allan Poe to speak at Historical Society

As a Halloween treat, Edgar Allan Poe portrayer Mike Westerman will speak at Monday's Barton County Historical Society meeting. The free program is open to the public and starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located at 85 South U.S. 281.

October 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sonic data breach hits close to home

It was all about a quick lunch at Sonic in Great Bend. That's how Laura Mason became one of millions of Sonic customers nationwide sucked into a massive data breach of the Oklahoma City-based drive-in fast-food chain.

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Street closings for Christmas parade set

The Home for the Holidays Festival and Parade is just around the corner, and plans are already underway, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Lt. Billinger to talk about crime prevention

Lt. Stephen Billinger from the Barton County Sheriff's Office will present free Stop 'N Learn programs on crime prevention this week in honor of National Crime Prevention Month.

October 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Don Williams seeking position on local school board

"I have a desire to help make the great school district we already have into the best that it can be for all children!" This is Dr. Don Williams' goal as he seeks a position on the USD 428 Board of Education.

October 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Beauty and Beetle

An exhibit of larger-than-life sculptures of beetles made out of scrap metal and micro-photography of beetles on large prints opens Friday, May 18, at the ...

May 12, 2018 | By Micha Oelze Barton Community College | Local News


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


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