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USD 428 improves student preparation

Students at Great Bend High School now have more opportunities to learn about careers before they graduate, and they have more opportunities to prepare for the ACT test if they plan to attend college.

July 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ex CVB director charged with theft

Felony theft charges have been filed against former Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Cris Collier, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said Thursday afternoon.

July 13, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Gubernatorial candidate Svaty visits Great Bend

Josh Svaty, Ellsworth, declared his candidacy for the Governor of Kansas in May. He visited the Great Bend Tribune Thursday morning.

July 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County to receive more storm damage funds

As it turns out, Barton County will get some additional state money to pay for damage to county infrastructure caused by storms two years ago.

July 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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July 12, 2017 | BY RUSSELL EDEM | Local News


Hoisington to revamp holiday decorations; Budget priorities set

HOISINGTON - Hoisington council member Karen Van Brimmer wanted to know more about a proposed upgrade to Hoisington's holiday star decorations. She asked for the item to be moved from the consent agenda to the regular agenda, opening a discussion that touched on the possibility of more volunteer involvement with the project.

July 12, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Tax credits and more to HOI for new apartment development

Local non-profit housing developer, Housing Opportunitites, Inc., in June received word from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, Topeka, that it has been awarded $2,831,830 in tax credits. Then, last week, they received more good news. They were one of nine Community Houisng Development Organizations (CHDO) in Kansas to be awarded federal HOME Rental Development loans. In addition to the tax credits, HOI will also receive this additional $500,000 loan. HOI plans to use these awards to develop Kensington Square, its newest income-based rental property in Great Bend.

July 12, 2017 | 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 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.

July 12, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Man found guilty in trial

LARNED - A Larned man who threatened to choke his mother to death was found guilty of felony criminal threat and misdemeanor disorderly conduct, Tuesday in Pawnee County District Court.

July 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCSO responds to fatality crash

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a two-vehicle fatality crash at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of SE 40 Ave (Airport Road) and 4th Street west of Great Bend, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC aims for no mill levy increase

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees won't need a mill levy increase get more money from local taxpayers next year. At the board study session held Tuesday, Vice President of Administration Mark Dean explained that valuations are up, especially for oil. Last year's tax rate of 33.26 mills raised $8.03 million, but this year an estimated rate of 33.15 mills could raise $8.53 million.

July 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Council hears allegations of ‘unethical’ conduct

According to Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch, there is a misconception surrounding his recent run-ins with City Administrator Howard Partington and other city officials. It is more than an employment dispute, he said, adding he's feels he's been treated inappropriately by Partington and that he is "desperately trying to blow the whistle about unethical conduct occurring at City Hall."

July 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City Council OKs budget

Following a three-and-a-half-hour work session Monday night, the Great Bend City Council approved publishing the city's budget for 2018. The public budget hearing is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, prior to the council's regular meeting in the council chambers at City Hall.

July 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Saying thank you

It was Gaila Demel's first United Way of Central Kansas Pacesetter luncheon as the UWCK's new executive director. But, having worked at a non-profit supported by United Way funds, she understood the importance of the event Tuesday afternoon.

July 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 proud of grads who performed CPR

Chris Umphres was elected president of the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education on Monday, and Lori Reneau was named vice president.

July 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Sex offender sentenced in district court

In a press release issued Monday, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said the past week was a busy one for her office:

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to look at tuition

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review tuition and fees when it meets for a study session at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb ...

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Attorney’s Office accused of misconduct

An emotional Denise Rankin pleaded with Barton County Commissioners Monday morning to take action against County Attorney Amy Mellor and her assistant Douglas Matthews, alleging ...

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Dark Web

Like the tip of an iceberg, the portion of the interest that you and Google can see is a small portion of a larger structure ...

February 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon honoring 2017 inductees Larry Becker and James Calcara are on sale in the Activities ...

February 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


CABIN FEVER CURE

It was the kind of day that the "Cat in the Hat" liked to visit "Sally" and her brother. Cold and miserable, with nothing to ...

February 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CABIN FEVER CURE

It was the kind of day that the "Cat in the Hat" liked to visit "Sally" and her brother. Cold and miserable, with nothing to ...

February 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Don’t drive drowsy

The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fatality crash in Edwards County

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a fatality crash at 9:05 p.m. on Thursday in the 800 block of Colony Street in the ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Flexible learning styles

All kids have the wiggles even when they are trying to sit still. Instead of fighting that tendency, Priscilla Rose, fourth-grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary ...

February 09, 2018 | By Jennifer Schartz Great Bend USD 438 | Local News


Senator Roberts: Bipartisan Budget Act Avoids Shutdown; Funds Key Priorities for Nation

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee and Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today said ...

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


Floor repairs on county agenda

The Barton County Commission will discuss repairs to the Barton County Office Building at 12th and Kansas when it meets at 9 a.m. Monday ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop Coming

The Pilot Club of Great Bend is sponsoring an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Workshop set for Saturday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Retiring Fort Riley Soldier uses OSHA classes at Barton Community College to transition to civilian

The transition to civilian life can be a drastic and stressful adjustment for Soldiers, but when Sgt. 1stClass Craig Jacobs walks into a Barton Community ...

February 09, 2018 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


School calendars on USD 428 agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will vote on school calendars for the next two years when it meets at 5 p.m ...

February 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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