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Great Bend Community Theatre brings the comedy “Exit Laughing” to the Crest Theater this week.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2017 4:56 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Weapons policy on BCC Trustees’ agenda

A proposed draft of a new weapons policy is on the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, at 4 p ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2017 4:53 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Illegal drugs highlight Pawnee Co. court cases

LARNED — Drugs was the common theme of the April 20 Pawnee County District County Felony Motion Docket, Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett said. Of the ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2017 4:37 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Original plays to premiere at BCC

Four original plays selected from the Barton Community College theater department’s Original Playwright Contest will take the stage in a one-night performance at 7 ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2017 4:21 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Sisters of Hope group reaches out to recent widows

“Sisters of Hope,” a group for recently widowed women of all ages and denominations, is an outreach ministry of First Assembly of God Church, 601 ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2017 4:12 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBHS vocalists, bands headed to State Festival

Posted: apr. 22, 2017 4:03 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Emma Jean Bradley lives by the Golden Rule

LARNED — Emma Jean Bradley, the matriarch, the mother and the grandmother of the singing Bradleys ... but there is oh, so much more to this story.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2017 4:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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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 ...

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Posted: apr. 20, 2017 2:27 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Great Bend community forum Monday to discuss expanding KanCare

 On Monday, the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas will hold a community forum to discuss how expanding KanCare will impact Great Bend and its residents ...

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Posted: apr. 21, 2017 3:51 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Bling brings fun fashion to Great Bend

A new store in Great Bend shines a light on fun fashion and accessories for woman.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2017 1:44 p.m. | 0 Comments
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City getting ready for mosquitoes

The time for mosquitoes is upon us and city employees are getting things ready to keep the community protected from these insects, Great Bend Street ...

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Posted: apr. 21, 2017 1:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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A PRE-PROM WARNING

LARNED — Saturday night, students of Larned High School attending prom will have more than dancing and fancy attire on their minds. That’s because Wednesday ...

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Posted: apr. 20, 2017 9:40 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Incredible Years Preschool receives donation from Pilot Club

                 Incredible Years Preschool now has new supplies for the classroom and playground, thanks to a gift from the local Pilot Club.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2017 2:28 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Answering tough questions

BY VERONICA COONS

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Posted: apr. 19, 2017 7:09 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBPD responds to scam

GBPD responds to scam

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Posted: apr. 19, 2017 5:55 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Community Corrections sees increased funding

 Central Kansas Community Corrections Director Amy Boxberger proudly touts her agency’s success at keeping offenders from returning to prison, but said she is fearful ...

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Posted: apr. 19, 2017 2:25 p.m. | 0 Comments
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KS Supreme Court denies appeal for Miller

The Kansas Supreme Court has denied LaVeta Miller’s request for a review of her convictions for stealing money earmarked for Honor Flights for U ...

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Posted: apr. 19, 2017 2:10 p.m. | 1 Comment
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Partridge to plea to 2016 burglaries


In 2016, Kerry Partridge Jr. allegedly broke into several homes and sheds in Barton County, taking guns, tools and more.

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Posted: apr. 19, 2017 12:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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School mileage applications go out Friday

USD 428 staff will mail student mileage vouchers for reimbursement on Friday. These will go to families with children in grades K-12 who live outside ...

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Posted: apr. 19, 2017 12:07 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCSO seeks information

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance is locating a man wanted for aggravated robbery and outstanding warrants.

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Posted: apr. 19, 2017 10:03 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Members sought for city boards, commissions

 The City of Great Bend has a number of advisory boards and commissions, and there are currently openings on many of them, Mayor Mike Allison ...

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Posted: apr. 19, 2017 8:41 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Commission reappoints Esfeld as appraiser

Barb Esfeld will serve another four years as the Barton County appraiser following her reappointment by the County Commission Monday morning. She will serve another ...

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Posted: apr. 18, 2017 11:17 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Improvements coming to Main

The Great Bend City Council Monday night accepted the low bid from Venture Corporation for work on Main Street.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2017 11:20 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Committee advances plan for McKown statue

 He may have been confined to a wheelchair most of his life, but that didn’t keep Bill McKown from standing tall in his native ...

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Posted: apr. 17, 2017 8:45 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Area painters and potters featured at Deines Center


RUSSELL — The next exhibition at the Deines Cultural Center opens Friday. Four Painters & Three Potters features paintings and ceramics from seven artists from the Great ...

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Posted: apr. 17, 2017 8:30 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Poverty Simulation

Last October, Great Bend eighth graders took part in a simulation of adult life: caring for children, paying bills and dealing with unexpected emergencies at ...

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Posted: apr. 17, 2017 8:01 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Marshall finds satisfaction, concerns among Kansans

 There are a lot of voices to be heard in the massive First Congressional District and first-term Republican Roger Marshall said lots of them are ...

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Posted: apr. 17, 2017 2:53 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Diva Day on the way

The Great Bend Tribune Relay for Life of Barton County team will hold its annual Spring Diva Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p ...

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 1:45 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

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Posted: apr. 13, 2017 4:30 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC report highlights administrative projects

Software purchases at Barton Community College used to represent major expenses requiring the approval of the Board of Trustees. Nowadays, the cost of software has ...

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Posted: apr. 14, 2017 5:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Two arrested on drug charges

Barton County Sheriff Office Deputy David Melcher arrested two people on drug charges at 2 a.m. on Friday in the parking lot of Brit ...

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Posted: apr. 14, 2017 4:36 p.m. | 0 Comments
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High school students participate in Vortex

Area high school students from Ellinwood, Great Bend, Solomon, Stafford, Larned and Hoisington came to Barton Community College to get hands-on experience from art professionals ...

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Posted: apr. 14, 2017 10:41 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Watching Young Artists Grow - photos

Some of the art on display at the Barton County Historical Society is shown here.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2017 9:57 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Watching Young Artists Grow


Great Bend children in grades K-8 can see their works of art on display this month at the Barton County Historical Society. The annual Watching ...

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Posted: apr. 14, 2017 9:50 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Sixth-grade band will present concert Tuesday

Months of hard work will culminate Tuesday night, April 18, at 7 p.m. as approximately 95 students of the Great Bend Sixth Grade Band ...

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Posted: apr. 14, 2017 9:48 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Shafer Gallery to host annual Barton Student Art Exhibit

Barton Community College art students will line the walls of the Shafer Art Gallery with their work during the Barton Student Art Exhibit juried art ...

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Posted: apr. 14, 2017 9:41 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Thunderstorms possibly headed our way

The skies in central Kansas turned gray Thursday afternoon as the National Weather Service predicted showers and thunderstorms, although the hazardous weather outlook ranked “2 ...

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Posted: apr. 13, 2017 7:01 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Smith leaving United Way of Central Kansas

With seven campaigns under her belt and having raised more than $1.7 million for agencies in Barton and Pawnee counties, Julie Bugner-Smith has resigned ...

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Posted: apr. 13, 2017 3:36 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Chemicals burn at Rice County plant

RICE COUNTY — Thursday morning, workers at the Jacam chemical plant located between Lyons and Sterling were sent home when chemicals in one of the buildings ...

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Posted: apr. 13, 2017 12:36 p.m. | 0 Comments
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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 ...

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Posted: apr. 12, 2017 3:46 p.m. | 0 Comments
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