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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 Agent Berny Unruh. The public is invited to attend.

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

Larned group takes message to Topeka

LARNED - At Larned's February city council meeting, Larned City Councilman Kim Barnes noted it had been a long time since Larned had made contact with the legislature in Topeka. Community feedback over reports that districts in the eastern part of the state were pushing to change long-standing protocols for evaluating mentally ill patients, and the closure of the juvenile correctional facility in Larned in 2017, prompted him to suggest perhaps it had been too long.

March 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Clara Barton Hospital assessment finds greater access to mental health services tops list

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital hosted a town hall meeting on March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center, where hospital health-care officials were joined by representatives of the City of Hoisington, Barton County Health Department, USD 431, and citizens of the area to discuss the results of the recently completed community health needs survey which produced over 293 respondents.

March 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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 and drug abuse were among the top areas of concern.

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 of their classmates.

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 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.

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 of South Bend, Great Bend, Liberty and Buffalo.

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 enjoy a relaxing time in the outdoors.

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 Spray/Hot Family Board Room at the Chamber, 1125 Williams St. Area lawmakers have been invited to talking about what's happening in Topeka. The public is invited to listen and ask questions. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

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 Farmers Market for the 2018 season are invited to attend a Market Vendors Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Great Bend Events Center.

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 Jennifer Schartz said.

March 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Marshall shares insights on NAFTA negotiations

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Roger Marshall left Friday for a 48-hour turnaround visit to Mexico City where the seventh round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations were taking place. He returned to Washington, D.C., early Monday morning.

March 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Wildfire precautions

This is the beginning of wildfire season. With everything being so dry and with high winds predicted for today, people need to be aware, take precautions against starting fires and know what to do in case of an emergency, Barton County Emergency/Risk Management Department Director Amy Miller said.

March 06, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

Rush County St. Patrick Celebration planned

The annual Rush Center St. Patrick Celebration will be held on March 17. Events include a car show downtown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., parade at 2:30 p.m. and various booths along the street. Irish stew will be served at noon at the Township Hall. For more information contact Virginia at 785-372-1061.

March 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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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 the ...

March 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Stephens charged with first-degree murder

Chaz Stephens of Hoisington will face charges of first-degree murder and child abuse in the death Tuesday of a 2-year-old Hoisington girl. He made his ...

March 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Hoisington grass fire contained

HOISINGTON - "It's amazing just how dry it still is out there, even after the rain," Hoisington Fire Chief Jerry Stricker said Friday morning.

March 23, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Quivira wildfire reported Thursday

A wildfire occurred Thursday evening in the northeast corner of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

March 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Supply drive benefits local charities

Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club are hosting their sixth annual Charity Supply Drive benefiting the Barton County Food Bank and ...

March 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Court of Appeals upholds prison ruling

The Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled against a woman who admitted to violating her probation on a drug charge but who disagreed with Barton ...

March 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Preliminary hearing held for former CVB Director Cris Collier

Crystal Jo Collier, the former director of the Great Bend Convention and Visitor's Bureau, was bound over for trial on two felony charges filed ...

March 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day, which took place Wednesday, called awareness to this syndrome. The Northwest Kansas Down Syndrome Support Group ordered dozens of Down Syndrome ...

March 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Farmers, turkeys and chickens in 1978

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 21, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News

City’s guest tax numbers looking good

Folks are staying in Great Bend's hotels, lots of folks.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Waterline work concerning business owners

The Main Street stretch of the massive waterline replacement project started in February with the anticipation it would take several months. Now, one month in ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Pipelines cross beneath us

One might be surprised at the number of pipelines that criss-cross Barton County and the rest of the state, said Greg Alexander of Northern Natural ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBHS track to be closed for a week

The track at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium is closed this week for repairs, school officials announced Tuesday. It will reopen Monday, March ...

March 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Missing girl found dead

HOISINGTON – Two-year-old Iviona Lewis, the Hoisington girl reported missing Tuesday afternoon, was been found dead in rural Barton County, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Ellinwood Chamber requests permission to hold 2018 After Harvest Festival

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce's outgoing director Jacque Isern, newly appointed director Michele Martin, and members of the board of directors were on ...

March 21, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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