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Summer school begins June 5

It will be a short break for many USD 428 elementary students who, only a couple of weeks after the end of the school year, will be headed back to the classroom for summer school on Monday, June 5.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Final lesson: GBHS students show physics principles

It was the ultimate show and share for senior physics students and the last one of their public school days. By all accounts they did a stellar job.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Former Quicksilver treasurer sentenced for forgeries

Quicksilver Softball team will receive $4,768 in restitution from its former treasurer, Christine A. Torres, who was recently sentenced in Barton County District Court for five counts of forgery. She was also ordered to spend 45 days under house arrest and 18 months on probation.

May 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Prairie Godmothers invite women to help Dream Center

Current and prospective Prairie Godmothers are invited to "Delivering the Goods for Goodness' Sake" on Thursday, June 8. This come-and-go social event/service project will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Anchor in the Central Kansas Dream Center at Broadway and Williams (look for the balloons).

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Veterans service rep to visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday 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. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

KHP responds to minor crash in Pawnee Co.

PAWNEE COUNTY - A Salina woman was taken to Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned on Wednesday after the truck she was a passenger in crashed in Pawnee County.

May 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Time to remember

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this remembrance will happen here in Great Bend at 10 a.m. on Monday as people will gather at Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery to pay their respects.

May 26, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

Memorial Day travel at highest level since 2005

TOPEKA - The West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see more than 3.3 million people taking Memorial Day weekend trips of 50 miles or longer, a 2.1 percent increase over 2016 and the largest number of travelers since 2005, according to American Automobile Association.

May 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Wetlands Waterpark opens Saturday

Great Bend's Wetlands Waterpark at 2303 Main is scheduled to open Saturday, May 27. The aquatic center will be open from 12:30-5:30 p.m. daily when there are no weather hazards and the forecasted high temperature is 75 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

May 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

BCC to offer free citizenship classes

Barton Community College will offer free citizenship classes starting June 1 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main, Great Bend. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 208.

May 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

More information for tornado victims offered

Barton County residents are moving forward in an effort to clean up and rebuild following the tornado of May 16. A tabulation of storm damage dollar amounts is continuing, but as of today damage amounts are short of the threshold needed for a federal disaster declaration through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Barton County Emergency Manager Amy Miller said.

May 25, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Making a Splash

It was nothing but fun and splashing on Thursday in Ellinwood during the ribbon cutting ceremony that took place and officially opened the new splash pad outside the Ellinwood Municipal Swimming Pool.

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

Being ready

Chief Cliff Couch along with officers of the Great Bend Police Department participated in active shooter training, Thursday at Great Bend High School.

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | 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.

May 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

A new mission


May 24, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News

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GBMS hosting Cottonwood District Regional 4-H Day

Regional 4-H Day activities start this evening at 5:30 p.m. at Great Bend Middle School, said Cottonwood District 4-H and Youth Development Extension ...

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

Town Hall Topics: Health Care

The results of a recent online survey of community health services were reviewed Thursday during a town-hall meeting at the Holiday Inn Express. Mental health ...

March 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Student 'investors' learn Wall Street tactics

They may not be ready for Wall Street, but three Great Bend High School students are one step closer. And so are nearly two dozen ...

March 08, 2018 | By Jennifer Schartz Great Bend USD 428 | Local News


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 ...

March 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Burn restriction in place

The Great Bend fire Department has issued an open burning restriction. The restricted areas include the City of Great Bend and the four contracting townships ...

March 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Bowhunters to hold weekend Bunny Hunt

The Kansas Bowhunters Association will hold its annual Bunny Hunt at Cheyenne Bottoms this weekend. Fellow archers and bowhunters of all ages are welcome to ...

March 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Those who can, teach. Alden Adams, a preschool teacher at Helping Hands, left the business world to follow his true calling as an early-education teacher.

March 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Legislative Coffee is Saturday

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development will hold the second of two Legislative Coffees from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, in the ...

March 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Farmers Market vendors meeting set

Area fruit and vegetable growers, honey producers, community artists and makers of crafts who are interested in participating in the Great Bend Summer Street Stroll ...

March 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBHS absences doubled on March 7

The number of students absent from Great Bend High School on Wednesday was about double the usual, Great Bend USD 428 Director of Public Information ...

March 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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