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Blaze kills Great Bend man

A Great Bend man died Friday morning in an intense fire that totally engulfed a trailer home in the southeast part of town, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

February 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Providing the SPARK

Without a spark, one won't have a fire. This concept is the metaphor used by Barton business students Thomas Thill, Devon Nelson and Andrew Iverson when they founded The SPARK, an entrepreneurs' club where members are provided resources and guidance related to starting or growing a business. From determining if an idea would be viable and profitable, to marketing practices and tax questions, anything goes.

February 25, 2016 | By BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News

Delano Jazz Orchestra coming to Jazz Festival

The Delano Jazz Orchestra will perform at the 22nd annual Great Bend Jazz Festival, to be held Sunday, March 13 at the Crest Theater. Doors will open at 2 p.m., and the Prairie Winds Jazz Combo, made up of local musicians, will entertain at 2:30.

February 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Gas prices inch upwards

If the past three days are any indication, the gas price downward fall has now bounced in the other direction, AAA reported this week. The Kansas average was at $1.49 per gallon on Monday and on Tuesday, it rose to $1.52 and Wednesday, it was $1.57. However, Kansans are still enjoying a 26 percent average savings over this time last year.

February 25, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

GBRC to host line dancing class

Enjoy a night out and have some fun learning how to line dance.

February 25, 2016 | | Local News

Two vehicle injury accident

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday sheriff's deputies responded to a reported injury accident located in the 300 block of Northeast 10 Ave. just north of 30 Road.

February 25, 2016 | | Local News

Motor vehicle deaths increase by largest percent in 50 years

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths were 8 percent higher in 2015 than they were in 2014 - the largest year-over-year percent increase in 50 years. The Council estimates 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads, and 4.4 million were seriously injured with injuries requiring medical attention, meaning 2015 likely was the deadliest driving year since 2008.

February 25, 2016 | | Local News

Health insurance enrollment numbers higher overall in Kansas

According to the Health Insurance Marketplace, more than 12.7 million Americans signed up for a health insurance plan for 2016 during the marketplace's open enrollment period that ended Jan. 31. This number includes more than 4 million new enrollees.

February 25, 2016 | | 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.

February 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOISINGTON - Wednesday morning, some of Hoisington's most promising young entrepreneurs competed in the first ever Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. The contest, sponsored by NetWork Kansas and Hoisington's E-Community, provided a chance to win a $500 scholarship and a chance to go on to the state level Youth Challenge.

February 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Red Kettle Campaign a success

Christmas has long gone, and the bells of the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle season are silent.

February 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBRC to host Defensive Driving Course

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Barton County Farm Bureau will be hosting a "Defensive Driving Course" on March 8 through March 9, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th St.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News

GBRC to host ‘Murder At The Juice Joint’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a "Murder At The Juice Joint" event.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News

Open house at Oxford House

There will be an open house to commemorate the opening of the Oxford House Hope Central from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 27 at 1614 Morton St.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News

Irv Gotsche continues serving St. Rose Health Center after 25 years

When Irv Gotsche ran into a friend at what is now St. Rose Health Center, little did he know it was the beginning of a long-standing relationship with the facility.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News

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Commission alarmed by domestic violence stats

On Oct. 20, Family Crisis Center Executive Director Rachel Angel wants Barton County residents to "paint the town purple" in an effort to draw attention ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Quilts of Valor

Eleven area veterans were awarded quilts from the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor group on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 ...

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBCCA Brings Blackwood Brothers Quartet to Stage for Next Concert

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, lauded as the best-known name in gospel quartet history, will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 ...

October 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

County probe topic of contentious executive session

Commissioner Alicia Straub's asking for a 10-minute closed-door commission meeting Monday morning sparked a heated exchange after fellow commissioners felt blind-sided by the request ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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