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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


REACHING THE CENTURY MARK

As plans are in the works to mark the Barton County Courthouse's centennial in 2018, plans are also underway to make long-needed repairs to the venerable structure.

September 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Vocal instructor brings experience, culture to Barton Community College; husband to teach guitar

They're jacks of all trades, but they might just be masters too. Barton's new vocal instructor Sara Oberle and her husband Curtis, who will teach guitar lessons, bring as much depth as breadth to their respective areas of expertise.

September 27, 2017 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Ready for GBHS Homecoming

Great Bend High School Homecoming Royalty candidates pose for a group photo. The girls are: Candice Smith, Courtney Barton, Audrey Muth, Parker Smith, Ashlyn Prescott, Dominique Burrow, Calista Long, Olivia Mull, Maria Miranda and Paige Lamb; the boys: Sam Hall, Brock Blessing, Aaron Stein, Ty Esfeld, Aaron Clark, Luke Moore, Max Jerke, Bryce Brown, Gage Fritz and Jesse DeLeon.

September 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fly Kansas Tour gets underway Thursday

The 2017 Fly Kansas Air Tour lifts off from Wellington Thursday for a three-day, 10-city celebration of Kansas aviation.

September 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘Inspiration of Broadway’ opens Community Concert season

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "The Inspiration of Broadway" as the first concert of its new season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BartOnline launches ADA approved website

A new version of Barton Community College's "BartOnline.org" website was created with the Americans with Disabilities Act in mind. The site, which is more accessible for people with vision impairments, is scheduled to launch Wednesday.

September 26, 2017 | BartOnline launches ADA approved website | Local News


Noon Lions selling tickets for annual spaghetti feed

The Great Bend Noon Lions Club will host their 33rd annual spaghetti feed on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, located at 1120 Kansas Ave. Dine-in or carry-out will be available. Tickets are $5 and available from members or at the door.

September 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


photos from Fort Larned

Photos taken by Janet Fleske during the naturalization ceremony, Friday, Sept. 22, at Fort Larned National Historic Site.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Naturalization ceremony held at Ft Larned

FORT LARNED - The Fort Larned National Historic Site was the setting for 32 people to become citizens of the United States of America in a naturalization ceremony on a hot and windy Friday afternoon. They came from as far away as Nigeria, China and Vietnam, or as near as Mexico and Canada.

September 25, 2017 | By Janet Fleske Special to the Tribune | Local News


‘China a strong partner,’ Marshall says

Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., hosted a conference call with reporters Monday morning, Sept. 25. The conversation largely focused on his return from a Congressional Delegation to China. He has been part of two other international delegations, one to Cuba and one to Israel, both with a focus on opening additional trade agreements for U.S. exports. This trip, sponsored by the nonprofit National Committee on United States - China Relations, focused largely on trade and national security.

September 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Park School to host board meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Thursday, Sept. 28, at Park Elementary, 1801 Williams St. Park School Principal Phil Heeke and staff will talk about academic programs and school improvement efforts. Action items on the agenda include accepting a donation and hiring a drafting instructor for Great Bend High School.

September 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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


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