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Wanted: GBHS grads from 1960-1963

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In 1960, the classes of 1960-63 at Great Bend High School became part of Project Talent, a landmark study of 440,000 American teenagers from 1,300 schools across the country. Now, project organizers have launched a 58-year follow-up of its participants, focusing on unravelling the

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-06-22 09:28:00

City audit report a good one

It was welcome news for the Great Bend City Council Monday night as Vickie Dreiling of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball presented the city’s 2017 annual audit. After the presentation, it adopted the audit as reported.


Farm Bill Passes House as Critics Denounce Food-Stamp Work Rules

The five year, $867 billion bill, passed 213-211 on Thursday, would extend subsidies for farmers and government-backed crop insurers, and impose new requirements on the government’s biggest food-assistance program.


City administrator finalists to be announced

On Wednesday, the finalists will meeting with city personnel, receive internal tours and sit for official job interviews. These meetings are not open to the public.

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-06-22 10:01:00

Panther volleyball coach has rich tradition

“I am walking in the footsteps of my grandfather Jack Bowman and mother Jackie Cook. You could say coaching runs in our family,” Duvall said. “I’m very lucky to have such amazing role models in my life. I can only hope to be as good as they were!”


Bat Cats delayed until Thursday

Overnight rain has caused unplayable field conditions, postponing Wednesday's scheduled Jayhawk League baseball game between the Great Bend Bat Cats and the Liberal BeeJays.Great Bend (3-7) and Jayhawk-League leader Liberal (9-4) will play a doubleheader Thursday starting at 5 p.m. with a pair of se


Bat Cat reliever Riley saves the day

Great Bend Bat Cat Nolan Riley lived up to his namesake. Riley, named after Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, struck out Liberal’s top two left-handed batters to preserve a one-run lead.

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-06-22 07:52:00

Rain slows harvest in Barton County

Barton County and much of the state received widespread rains overnight on June 19 into the 20th, which put harvest on hold in many areas.According to Great Bend Coop General manager Frank Riedl, the rain shut harvest down in Barton County. The rain also dropped the test weights down from 59-61 poun

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-06-21 17:10:00

Liberal rolls past Bat Cats

You knew it wasn’t the Great Bend Bat Cats’ night when Chris Swanberg’s hard-hit ball was ruled an error rather than a double.Swanberg, the Bat Cats’ designated “beer batter,” would’ve delivered $1 beers had it been ruled a third-inning hit.The Bat Cats came up dry against perennial Jayhawk League p


USD 428 concedes violation of policy in graduation remarks

Counsel representing Great Bend USD 428 has responded to a complaint from Christopher Line, a Patrick O’Reiley Legal Fellow with the Freedom From Religion Foundation, concerning comments made by Great Bend High School Principal Tim Friess at the graduation ceremony that took place on Sunday, May 20.


Waterline project ahead of schedule

Sure, the ongoing Great Bend waterline replacement project seems to be dragging on, leaving gaping holes in streets and snarling traffic. But, the City Council was assured Monday night that there was light at the end of the pipe.


Chores ‘R’ Fun at Rosewood’s ‘Kids Day at the Ranch’

When are chores fun? When they are done in a flurry of activity by curious and energetic children learning about ranch life. That was the scene for Rosewood Ranch on June 9, where more than 50 children participated in the eighth annual “Kids Day at the Ranch,” presented by Rosewood Services.


Zoo promotes Plastic Free July

“One of the main goals of the many zoos is to save species and at the heart of that is saving the environment where critically endangered species live,” said Sara Hamlin, supervisor for the facility. “Every single person has the power to create change.”


Sheriff’s Office watching intersection north of Great Bend

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told the Barton County Commission Monday morning his deputies have been running selective enforcement at the North Washington/30 Road intersection. This junction has been the scene of two serious crashes recently and the topic of much discussion.The sheriff said


Long days of harvest in full swing

Wheat harvest is underway in Barton and Pawnee counties with reports of average bushels being harvested.In Pawnee county, according to the Pawnee County Coop, they are seeing 30-plus bushels per acre, which is about average for the county.“We are seeing some decent wheat despite the bad weather we h


Larned inmates learn carpentry skills to help community

LARNED, Kan. (KSNW) - “When I first came to prison, no, I didn’t think of anything,” said Larned Correctional Health Facility inmate Joseph Bradley. “I thought I would probably get worse.”


Old GMC truck a bond for father and daughter

Before Natalie Preikschat was old enough to go to school, she was helping her dad, John, work on old cars on the family grain farm near Balgonie, just east of Regina.


City water quality report available

The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2017 is now available, said Utilities Superintendent, Michael Bader. However, the brochure will not be mailed to residents. Instead, the City of Great Bend Public Works Department will provide a copy of the 2016 Water Con


Printmaking, a many-layered art form, Morgan explains

LARNED — Vernell Morgan, a Wichita artist whose work is on display at the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum in Larned, visited the museum on Saturday. Her visit coincided with the museum’s celebration and observance of Juneteenth. She spoke about her craft, how she came to be an artist, and offered stori


More information released about Tuesday injury accident

According to a news release, investigation at the scene indicated a 2000 Ford Ranger operated by Francis Haberman, 91, of Great Bend was southbound on Washington Street. A 2004 International trash truck operated by Michael Furrey was westbound on Northwest 30 Road. Witnesses at the scene said the In