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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

‘Best camp in the world’

Harrison Sellers gives Camp Hope two thumbs up. Harrison, who prefers to be called “Harry,” is almost 10 years old and is attending the annual camp for the fourth time.The camp is based at Barton Community College’s Camp Aldrich and is only for children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with c

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-06-21 18:30:00

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

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

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.


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

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.


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


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


The Paw Print downtown store opens June 25

The Paw Print, a student-run merchandise business of USD 298, is officially opening June 25 at 2 p.m.


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.”


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.


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


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.


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend.The agenda includes an American Cancer Society Relay for Life proclamation for Barton County, the replacement of front end loaders for the Road and Bridge Department and a county departme


Wilson’s guy with the O’s

To all appearances, Duane “Butch” Janne is a reluctant raconteur. He doesn’t want anyone to think he has a big head, and he might not have said anything if his family didn’t urge him. But he would like some kind of record showing that yes, a kid from Wilson, Kan. can get a lot further than one might


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


Bats Cats lose another heartbreaker

Oblas, Riley (3), Gutierrez (7) and G. Johnson. Hackman, Homme (5), DeLeon (8) and Smith. W—DeLeon. L—Gutierrez. 2B—GB—Alexander, McNicholas, Swanberg, Madsen; H—Gutierrez 2, Cross, Nogalski, Nixon, Jacketa.