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Celebration time

Saturday was a day for fun, music, food and celebration for the many people that came out to enjoy the Cinco de Mayo event at Jack Kilby Square.

May 06, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Cinco de Mayo photos

Great Bend's Cinco de Mayo Festival, 2017

May 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Vet service rep to be in Great Bend

A veterans service representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Area veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to their time in service.

May 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Checks helps senior citizens shop at farmers market

Low-income senior citizens are encouraged to apply to receive checks to buy fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey at farmers markets in Barton County.

May 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 students join workforce

It is the aim of public education to prepare K-12 students for life, but some students need a little more help than offers.

May 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC trustees to review insurance

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review property, casualty, workers compensation and other insurance proposals at the next board study session, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The board will also review the monthly financial statement; contracts for head coach, management staff and administrative positions; and upcoming graduation events.

May 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suit filed against ex-county administrator

A civil lawsuit filed March 1 claims that while Barton County administrator, Richard Boeckman harassed Robin Rziha, a nurse and Pawnee County health administrator. Rziha filed the suit in Barton County District Court seeking $75,000 in damages and a jury trial.

May 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood notes

The sponsor of the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce coffee Friday morning was Central National Bank, with two locations in Great Bend. Chad Steffan, business lender and manager of the Main Street location, said since the bank expanded to Great Bend three years ago, business has been brisk, providing commercial, residential and agricultural loans, as well as providing banking services at the in-store bank at Walmart. As a regional bank, they can write loans ranging from a couple thousand dollars up to $15 million, he said. The bank has been owned by the same family for four generations. That family came ...

May 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Heard at Hoisington Chamber Coffee

Members of the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce met for coffee Thursday morning at the new Sonic restaurant on S. Main St. As always, news was in abundant supply. Owner Ravi Vallal thanked the community for their support, and said business is going well. He hopes soon customers will catch on that they have a dining room, but, he noted, his stalls are always full.

May 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CVB invites area schools to town for field trips

Christina Hayes knows that Great Bend has a lot to offer but she also understands that a little promotion could go a long way to attracting visitors.

May 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Alice Wondra memorializes parents with endowment fund at GBCF

When Alice Wondra was considering how she could memorialize her parents, she kept the phrase "people in need" in the forefront of her mind.

May 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


El Sol to dance for school board

The Great Bend High School El Sol Folk Dance Club will perform a dance in recognition of Cinco de Mayo at the next school board meeting. The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, May 8, at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.

May 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Health care bill approved by narrow margin

WASHINGTON - Rep. Roger Marshall is pleased with Thursday's passage of the Republican health care bill by the House. He visited with Kansas media during a press conference in the afternoon, expressing confidence the bill will go on to pass in the Senate.

May 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Students assist with orchard’s improvement

At the start of its third season, the apple orchard at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is beginning to fill out, but efforts to keep it weed-free haven't exactly succeeded. Landscape fabric and mulch, it turns out, weren't enough to keep bindweed and the creeping lawn at bay. That's why Cottonwood Extension ag agent Alicia Boor requested help from Great Bend High School students during their Community Service Day to help remove the old and try something new.

May 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Schools prepare for 'The Lemonade War'

For the third year, community members are invited to join elementary students this fall in a shared reading experience. "The Lemonade War" by Jacqueline Davies is the selection for Great Bend's 2017-2018 "One District One Book" literacy program.

May 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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No injuries reported in collision

Two pickups collided around 6 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Broadway and Washington in Great Bend.

November 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

November 30, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Young family is resilient months after tornado

Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series that began Tuesday, Nov. 27. On May 16, a narrow but powerful tornado destroyed ...

November 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


‘Barton Experience’ extends beyond college

When Kami Maxwell travels to other towns and talks to potential students about Barton Community College, she invites them to visit the campus - and watch ...

November 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fort Larned highway rest area closed for winter

Fort Larned National Historic Site will be closing the park's rest area on K-156 for the winter, from Dec. 1, 2017, to March 1 ...

November 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County hosts active shooter training

BY VERONICA COONS

November 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


It’s beginning to look like Christmas in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Garden Club decorated the planter boxes downtown this past weekend in time for Christkindlmarket, Sunday, Dec. 3. Mike Westerman, secretary of the ...

November 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


‘Good audit’ for Barton with one correction

Their schedules showed the students should have been in class when their federal work-study timecards showed they were on the job. That discrepancy caught the ...

November 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Traffic stops leads to arrest

Barton County Sheriff deputy Sheriff Sierra Thorne stopped a 1998 Buick LeSabre at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the 1300 block of 10th ...

November 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A time for giving

The Golden Belt Community Foundation is working hard for the forth year to help the community on Giving Tuesday by taking donations for local charities.

November 28, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC to host ‘Pioneer Cooking’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Pioneer Cooking" from noon to 1 p.m. today at the ...

November 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honor Band

Great Bend High School Band students Allen To, mallets, and Alex Smith, trumpet, were recently selected for the Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor ...

November 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor November 2017

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor and members of the group awarded 12 Quilts of Valor at the American Legion Post ...

November 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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