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Cuts in federal funding a trend

It's a mouth full and its an annual ritual for the Unified School District 428 School board. But the approval of Local Consolidated Plan Allocation is important to the school system, Superintendent Khris Thexton said Monday night.

August 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

District enrollment holding close to constant

With the first day of school a week away, the early enrollment numbers for Unified School District 428 are in and looking good, Superintendent Khris Thexton told the School Board Monday night.

August 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Ricochet leaves one wounded

BARTON COUNTY – An Ellinwood man was wounded Monday evening when he was struck by what is believed to have been a ricocheted bullet, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

August 15, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Teachers tell district why they stay

Historically, Unified School District 428 has surveyed teachers leaving the district. But, for the first time, teachers staying were asked why they wanted to remain in Great Bend, Assistant Superintendent John Popp told the USD 428 School Board Monday night.

August 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission OKs ‘jake brake’ ban

About a month ago, a resident complained to the Barton County Commission about the use of "jake brakes" on South McKinley and Railroad Avenue just outside the Great Bend City limits. Monday morning, commissioners took action on this matter.

August 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Saturday morning, as 17th Ave. East of McKinley began to fill up with floats and other parade entries, families made their way to the parade route on the South side of Vets Park. They were there for the first ever Party in the Park Wet-Dry parade. The route was divided in two at the railroad tracks just west of the lake, with dry spectators lining up to the East, and wet spectators to the West.

August 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 an update on the Oxford Houses, the use of engine compression brakes within a mile of cooperative city limits in the county and the appointment of a deputy district coroner.

August 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

U.S. 56 milling and overlay from Ellinwood to Lyons to begin

A 19-mile asphalt mill and overlay surfacing project on U.S. 56 in Barton and Rice counties will begin this week. The project is located from the two lane-four lane transition east of the City of Ellinwood east to the west city limits of Lyons.

August 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Fire Chief Napolitano announces retirement

Longtime Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano announced Friday he plans to retire effective Sept. 1.

August 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Best viewing times for eclipse

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, on Monday, Aug. 21.

August 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Free eclipse glasses available

Note: The Great Bend Tribune no longer has eclipse viewing glasses.

August 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Marsh Musings

It has been necessary for Sandra and me to be in Kansas City for several days. It is almost strange to see all the traffic and busy urgency of the urban environment sprawl around everything as we go about our business.

August 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

BOE may revise medication policy

A possible revision of the school district's policy for supervision of medications is on the agenda for the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting. The board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

USD 428 has preschool openings

Great Bend USD 428 still has openings in its 4-year-old preschool class set to start Aug. 23. The attendance site is at Riley School and Helping Hands Preschool, but the free program is open to anyone living in the district.

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Budget hearing set for USD 428

A 4.3-mill increase in local property taxes for Great Bend USD 428's supplemental budget will be offset by a 4.3-mill decrease in local property taxes for the district's bonded indebtedness, Superintendent Khris Thexton said Thursday. The result will be "a wash," and the total tax rate virtually unchanged from last year at about 45.9 mills.

August 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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KDOT announces approved February bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Feb. 21 in Topeka. Some ...

March 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Last Session, the Government, Technology, and Security Committee was created to evaluate Cybersecurity making sure a system is in place to protect citizens and state ...

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


ALBERT - In 1986, the Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt was established as an economic development tool for El Dorado. Partnering with the National ...

March 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Salina crooner coming to Jazz Festival

The 24th Annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will feature vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina, as well as the Prairie Winds Show Band and the GBHS ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Bunny Hunt

The Kansas Bowhunters Association's annual Bunny Hunt got underway Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Between searches for cottontail, members enjoyed archery target shooting and the ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Legislative Coffee

The second of two Legislative Coffees was held Saturday at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, with about 20 people coming to hear Sen. Mary ...

March 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Larned group takes message to Topeka

LARNED - At Larned's February city council meeting, Larned City Councilman Kim Barnes noted it had been a long time since Larned had made contact ...

March 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Clara Barton Hospital assessment finds greater access to mental health services tops list

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital hosted a town hall meeting on March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center, where hospital health-care officials were joined by representatives ...

March 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBMS hosting Cottonwood District Regional 4-H Day

Regional 4-H Day activities start this evening at 5:30 p.m. at Great Bend Middle School, said Cottonwood District 4-H and Youth Development Extension ...

March 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

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