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Popular Larned superintendent announces retirement

LARNED – Long-time Fort Larned school system Superintendent Jon Flint has announced his retirement from Unified School District 495. Flint will remain in his post through the end of the 2016-17 school year.

December 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Former bank employee in Great Bend pleads guilty to embezzling more than $73,600

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A former employee of a bank in Great Bend pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $73,600 from the bank, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

December 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Public Library adjusts despite funding cut

With the writing on the wall, Director Harry Willems and the Library Board put into action an austerity plan of sorts in order to sock away 10 percent of this year's budget into the coming year's capital improvement fund. With 92 percent of the year complete, only 82 percent of the library's budget has been spent, Willems was pleased to share during his financial report Monday at the monthly board meeting.

December 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 428 Superintendent Brad Reed resigns

Great Bend USD 428 Superintendent Brad Reed's retirement/resignation was accepted by the school board on Monday. Although the retirement officially starts at the end of the 2016-2017 school year, the board also named Assistant Superintendent Khris Thexton as the interim superintendent, effectively immediately.

December 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Building projected tabled

At the Nov. 14 school board meeting, Great Bend USD 428 Superintendent Brad Reed had an architect show the board two proposed building projects that could cost more than $2 million: A new bus barn/maintenance building constructed next to the District Education Center on Patton Road, and a remodeling of the Center itself. Payment for the projects would come from capital outlay funds and would be accomplished with no tax increases, he stressed.

December 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Four fires reported over weekend

The Great Bend Fire department was busy over the weekend dealing with four fire-related calls beginning on Friday.

December 12, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Sarah Adams and Shelly Peacock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Personnel on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 tonight, Dec. 12, at the District Education Center. Items on the agenda include state assessment data, a report on USD 428 Foundation minigrants, personnel report and an executive session for discussion of personnel.

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Library to address staffing, income

The Great Bend Public Library's board of directors will meet at 4:45 p.m. today, Dec. 12, in Library Director Harry Willems' office at the library, 1409 Williams St. Items on the agenda include staffing and reduced city income.

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces Giving Tuesday results

The numbers are in and for the third straight year, Golden Belt Community Foundation's Giving Tuesday event proved successful, foundation Executive Director Christy Tustin said.

December 12, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Radium bridge to see surface repairs

The years of weather and traffic have finally taken their toll on the Arkansas River bridge on SW 50 Avenue, also known as the Radium Road.

December 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


NHS sees need, feeds it

There are many great things that happen at Great Bend High School on a daily basis. The National Honor Society Food Drive is just one example, said Kayci Strickland, NHS sponsor and English teacher.

December 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Audit and vehicles on agenda for BCC Trustees

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve vehicle bids and the audit for Fiscal Year 2016 when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include personnel and a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce needs.

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Public invited to join Christmas Bird Count

The public is invited to participate in the national Christmas Bird Count events at Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

December 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Program helps with heating costs

There have been some bouts of seriously cold weather and sadly, there are many area residents who may struggle to keep their homes warm this ...

January 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Studio potter Brenda Lichman coming to Shafer Gallery

Studio potter Brenda Lichman of Wichita will have work on display at Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery from Jan. 13 through Feb. 11 ...

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quantim philosophy

The search for meaning in life is one as old as time. People have gone to extremes to explore this question. Professor and artist Wayne ...

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Homeless in Great Bend

Homelessness is on the rise in Kansas and right here in our own town this issue can be seen by taking a drive by the ...

January 05, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Unbearably Cold

Two grizzly bears at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo huddle together for a winter nap on a recent cold day. The bears will turn ...

January 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pageants returning to Great Bend

The Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt Scholarship Pageants will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Great Bend High School.

January 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

January 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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