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New Circles group forming

A new Circles of Central Kansas group is forming and those who missed the April 19 orientation will have another chance to attend on Thursday, April 26. This program aims to reduce poverty in Barton County by turning to the experts - those who live from paycheck to paycheck and crisis to crisis - and empowering them with a circle of allies, sponsors said.

April 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Argonne Forest re-dedication set

The Great Bend Tree Board will celebrate National Arbor Day and the 100th anniversary of the World War I Argonne Forest Battle in France with a centennial event Saturday, April 28, on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park. The celebration will start at 3 p.m. when the park's memorial Argonne Forest will be rededicated, said Tree Board member Lisa Whipple.

April 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


JobFest connects workers, companies

The 11th-annual Central Kansas JobFest brought a crowd to the Great Bend Events Center on Thursday, as businesses announced job openings and prospective employees gathered information, dropped off resumes or filled out applications.

April 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SKILLS DRILLS

LARNED - Jacque Wasinger is the Family and Consumer Science teacher at Larned High School. Four years ago, she began organizing mock interviews for students in her Career and Life Planning class. On Wednesday, 17 students took part in the exercises meant to build real world skills.

April 19, 2018 | PHOTOS BY JANET FLESKE | Local News


Great Bend Airfest highlights of Kansas Air Tour

The Great Bend Municipal Airport and Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Thursday this year's partnership building this year's Kansas Air Tour around the 2018 Great Bend Airfest set for Sept. 28-30, CVB Director Christina Hayes said.

April 19, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Traffic stop turns up drugs, gun

Great Bend Police Officer Joel Hamlin initiated a traffic stop at 12:45 a.m. on Thursday in the 1000 block of Heizer St. With the help of GBPD K-9 Officer Shane Becker and dog Laser, the arrest of Eugene Black of Great Bend was made, Chief of Police David Bailey said.

April 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Vacation time opens doors for thieves

A relaxing vacation away from home is something many people look forward to – including thieves targeting homes for a crime of opportunity.

April 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stafford USD 349 among 19 school districts selected for Gemini II Redesign Project

STAFFORD - Nineteen school districts from across the state, including Stafford USD 349, will take part in Gemini II: The Space Walk Begins, which is the next round of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announced Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

April 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


War and murder in 1898

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.

April 18, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News


Possible suicide attempt leads to vehicle chase

A possible suicide attempt in rural Barton County Wednesday afternoon led law enforcement officials, along with emergency medical service crews, on a vehicle chase through the county ending up three quarters of a mile into southern Russell County, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

April 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rail crossing to close

The rail crossing on 17th Street Terrace, just west of McKinley Street, will be closed from May 1 to approximately May 5 for repairs.

April 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hipp running for District Judge

Carey Hipp has announced her intention to run for District Judge in the 20th Judicial District. The district includes Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell and Stafford counties. Hipp will be running for one of three district judge positions which must be filled by an attorney who resides outside of Barton County.

April 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Water, sewer billing explained

Many Great Bend residents don't understand how the city bills for water and sewer usage, an issue officials hope to address with a new pamphlet which is now available, City Clerk Shawna Schafer said, addressing the City Council Monday night.

April 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


House damaged by fire had to be demolished

A house ravaged by fire at 2506 Gano last Thursday night was damaged so badly it was declared an unsafe structure and razed by city personnel the next day, Interim Great Bend City Administrator George Kolb told the City Council Monday night.

April 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Making History

HOISINGTON - When Hoisington Historical Society President Lon Palmer and recently retired Hoisington Public Library Director Chris Rippel proposed an oral history project to teachers at Hoisington High School, Language Arts teacher Carrie Feist wasn't the only one to jump on the opportunity.

April 17, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Fire destroys barn and contents

A large barn at the Gerald Wondra residence northeast of Great Bend was destroyed by fire early Tuesday, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

May 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Community Theatre wins over $10K from 100 Who Care

Great Bend Community Theater is the latest recipient of more than $10,000 in donations from the members of the 100+ People Who Care group ...

May 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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