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Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor were presented to veterans Dec. 18, 2015, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. They were presented by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor unless otherwise noted. The tops were done by various individuals and, unless otherwise noted, they were quilted by Amy Schartz Mellor. Photos were taken by Gerald Postlewaite.

December 28, 2015 | | Local News


Library closed due to weather

The Great Bend Public was closed Sunday and remains closed Monday, Dec. 28, because of inclement weather. It will reopen Tuesday at 10 a.m.

December 28, 2015 | | Local News


Bike & Build contributes to Stafford County

STAFFORD - Stafford County Economic Development has been awarded a $3,900 grant towards constructing and renovating rental housing to address a severe shortage of modern and affordable workforce housing in a county where the average age of a house is 86 years old, and 80 percent of the housing stock is in less than "good" condition according to the county appraiser.

December 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Groundbreaking held for home in Stafford

STAFFORD - Stafford County Economic Development and the Economic Development Housing Committee held a recent groundbreaking for a single-family home at the corner of St. Paul and Prairie Ave. in Stafford. The home will feature three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a basement. Stafford County Eco-Devo also completed a home in Macksville in 2014.

December 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


WINTER IS BACK

It was anyone's guess Saturday afternoon whether Barton County would wake up to a blanket of snow or not. Predictions have ranged from 1-4 inches of snow this weekend in some camps, all the way up to over 12 inches in others. While some will be able to while away the hours inside, enjoying the show from a cozy vantage point, others will be hitting the roads for round two of the holiday period, either heading for home or out to visit friends and relatives to celebrate the upcoming new year.

December 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


New signs improve GBHS safety

Student safety is taken seriously at USD 428. That's why when you drive by Great Bend High School you will see recently added large yellow and black signs above all of the entrances.

December 25, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


​Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

This January, during National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross encourages people to roll up their sleeves to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients.

December 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBMS students learn computer programing from Scratch

Great Bend Middle School computer students are getting exposure to computer programing with Scratch, a free website built at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

December 25, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Great Bend schools prepare for tech initiative

Thanks to a $327,405 grant from the Dorothy M. Morrison Foundation, Great Bend USD 428 is preparing to buy hundreds of Chromebooks and iPad tablets in 2016. The district's technology director, Ryan Axman, said the grant has advanced the timetable for the technology program by three to four years.

December 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a conditional use permit for a dog kennel, the Workforce Investment Board and the solid waste disposal fee schedule.

December 24, 2015 | | Local News


A gift of warmth

December 24, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Regional Hospital SANE Program featured by Kansas Coalition

Deb Higgins has been helping patients at Great Bend Regional Hospital for many years. But recently, her efforts were highlighted statewide by the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. Deb Higgins has been the hospital's sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) since the program launched in 2011, and has examined a growing number of victims each year.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


GBHH&H chaplain earns certificate

Larry Schumacher had viewed his role during grief support sessions as the facilitator – someone to start the conversation and keep it going.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


Holiday Cookie Contest raises more than $350 for County Food Bank

Icy weather hampered involvement in the 7th Annual Great Bend Holiday Cookie Contest, held Nov. 28. Still, the annual sweet-treat contest went on as scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Small Business Saturday in downtown Great Bend. Rosewood Furniture Gallery supplied participants with decorative boxes, a list of cookie contest businesses and a voting bracelet.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


Safety record saves city money

The City of Great Bend will save some money on its workers compensation insurance, the City Council learned Monday night.

December 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

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Collectors’ ID workshop set for Lyons

The Coronado Quivira Museum will be the site for the Collectors' ID Workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the ...

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas aviation, airports to be highlighted during 2016 Fly Kansas Air Tour

The 2016 Fly Kansas Air Tour lifts off from Wellington on Sept. 29, for a three-day, 9-city celebration of Kansas aviation.

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two congregations to host praise and worship Sunday

When Heartland Community Church started in August of 2014, the First United Congregational Church was gracious and welcoming in sharing their facilities with the new ...

September 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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