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Emerging to devastation

Editor's note: The author lives west of Great Bend and witnessed the tornado as it traveled from rural Pawnee Rock towards rural Great Bend. This story was updated on Thursday, May 18 with additional photos.

May 17, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


School's Out (almost)

Thursday is the last day of school in Great Bend, but kiddos and teachers have been celebrating all week.

May 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Demel named new United Way director

The United Way of Central Kansas announced Tuesday that Gaila (Nielsen) Demel from Ellinwood will be the new executive director for UWCK. She will begin her duties June 1.

May 17, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Homes destroyed, injuries reported

Barton County residents were warned Tuesday night to take shelter as a tornadic thunderstorm traveled from Pawnee Rock to Susank and Beaver.

May 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pomp and Circumstance

Barton County Academy Director Becky Gillette compared her 13 new graduates to Christopher Columbus when she spoke at their commencement ceremony Tuesday evening. Columbus thought he could reach China by sailing west, but ended up in a New World.

May 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPL cleans house, purging 5K patrons from active list

The Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors met Monday afternoon, recognizing staff member Allison Muth in absentia, who graduated from Great Bend High School Sunday. Erin Ferguson, the adult services supervisor, provided a departmental report. She first handed out the Summer Reading calendar of events to board members. She then reported that a patron audit had resulted in the library purging approximately 5,000 patrons who have not been active users since 2014. This, she said, was overdue maintenance, and recommended by the State Library Board to ensure an accurate reflection of how often patrons are using the library ...

May 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Vehicle crash sends cyclist to hospital

The Great Bend Police Department responded to a vehicle crash at approximately 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday at 820 Main St.

May 16, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Commission signs letter backing volunteer programs

The Barton County Commission, citing the importance of volunteerism and the county's support of civic involvement, approved Monday morning signing a letter of support for continued funding of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

May 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton Community College on summer hours; closed for Memorial Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

May 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice offers grief sessions

Since the death of a loved one naturally evokes emotional, physical and spiritual pain, Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) sponsors support groups throughout the year.

May 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Mosquito spraying begins Thursday

The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will begin mosquitoes spraying this week, said Street Superintendent Mike Crawford. The spraying will start at 8 p.m. until midnight, weather permitting, staring this Thursday. Other dates include May 25, and June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

May 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fort Larned park ranger will speak at Barton County Historical Museum

Park Ranger Clayton Hanson, who recently joined the staff at Fort Larned National Historic Site, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Barton County Historical Society's monthly meeting. The program is open to the public and will be held at the Barton County Historical Museum, 85 South U.S. 281, just south of Great Bend, across the Arkansas River bridge.

May 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Class of Heroes

BY VERONICA COONS

May 15, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


Improvements coming to 10th and Grant

The Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign the agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation for the improvements to the intersection of 10th Street and Grant Street with city being responsible for 10 percent of the $888,888 project cost. The scope of the project is to increase turning radii to better accommodate large trucks.

May 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A new look

In order to unify and simplify how City of Great Bend departments are identified, the City Council approved a new city logo when it met Monday night.

May 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Congressman’s listening tour pauses at The Front Door

Congressman Roger Marshall kicked off a January listening tour this week, stopping at The Front Door Thursday night to answer questions and hear concerns about ...

January 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


New Year’s baby arrives

Great Bend Regional Hospital announced the birth of its 2018 New Year's baby. Ezekiel John Stettinger arrived at 7:46 a.m. Tuesday, Jan ...

January 04, 2018 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


One arrested during traffic stop

Barton County Sheriff's deputies made an arrest during a traffic stop at 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday in the 900 Block of U ...

January 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Saint Francis Community Services offers free foster parent training

Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting at ...

January 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council tables action of condemned bridge

The issue of the old wooden bridge east of Great Bend along Park Street dates back over 80 years. Now, since that bridge has been ...

January 04, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday afternoon for a special meeting.

January 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘Flavor’ event will raise funds for Habitat for Humanity

The area Habitat for Humanity group will again sponsor Barton County's Got Flavor, a fun evening of food paired with dueling pianos. Tickets are ...

January 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Program comforts lonely seniors

There are hundreds of seniors in Barton County living alone and dependent on local agencies for food, socialization and basic human contact. So, for the ...

January 04, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


A complex issue

In his three months as Great Bend's interim city administrator, George Kolb has witnessed numerous deficiencies in the city's information technology. These could ...

January 03, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fatal crash in Russell County

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash at 8:27 a.m. on Tuesday, 1.5 miles west of U.S. 281 on ...

January 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Harley-Davidson donated to Sunflower Gala live auction

An anonymous donor has added to the excitement that is already building for this year's Sunflower Diversified Services Charity Gala, said Connie Oetken, director ...

January 03, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


School vs. Snow Day

While everyone associated with Great Bend USD 428 schools - whether it be employees, parents or students - is still burrowed deep within their blankets fending off ...

January 03, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Zoo News: Meet Jessie and Gilbert

Two relative newcomers to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo are Jessie Sayre, who started as a zookeeper last October, and Gilbert, a Panther Chameleon ...

January 03, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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