Thanksgiving may be later than usual this year, but the local Salvation Army's annual Kettle Campaign is right on schedule.
Barton County Cartographer BJ Wooding has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kansas Association of Mappers. She has worked for the county for 23 years.
Great Bend's downtown businesses will tempt shoppers with cookies during the Home for the Holidays festivities on Saturday, Nov. 30.
Networking Specialist programs at Barton Community College were revised Thursday by the BCC Board of Trustees. Jane Howard and others involved in the programs explained that the certificate and specialist degree programs differed between the Barton County campus and the Fort Riley campus.
President Barack Obama announced Thursday that health insurance polices that have been canceled because they don't meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act can be kept for a year.
The Children's Department at the Great Bend Public Library has a new look, thanks to several grants and gifts received in 2013.
Vixey the arctic fox has a new playmate. The male fox, named Tod (both names come from Disney's "Fox and the Hound"), arrived at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo at the end of last month and he's just been moved to a public viewing area. Members of the Zoo Society always been the first chance to see new animals, and on Monday dozens turned out to celebrate the new fox, as well as two lion ...
Last December, the Great Bend Recreation Commission Board presented a plaque to Bruce Hofeling, whose second four-year term as a board member was about to end. After a one-year absence, Hofeling will return as a board member at large on Jan. 1, 2014.
Riley School's motto is "The School that Reads," and last Thursday students invited their parents to come to their classrooms and see what they're learning.
The first news item about a cat's body being found in the bushes of a Great Bend neighborhood appeared as an item in the Tribune's "On the Record" in October. It became a front-page story this week when the Humane Society of the United States offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
New animals are arriving on schedule this month at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. A male arctic fox arrived last Saturday, although it will be a few weeks before he is available for public viewing. Zoo policy requires all new arrivals to spend some time in quarantine, a safety precaution that protects the other animals from any disease or parasite they may be carrying, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said. However, members of Great Bend's Zoological ...
It's been nearly a month since 33-year-old Rhiannon Young died after being hit by a motorist who then drove away on the U.S. 281 Bypass. The Great Bend Police Department continues to investigate, Detective David Bailey said.
Beautiful Beginnings won the Tasters Choice Award at the 2013 Charity Chili Cook-off, Saturday in downtown Great Bend. Those who bought a $5 taster bracelet were allowed to sample the chili from 11 entrants, and to vote for their favorite. The entrants donated the chili, and proceeds will go to the Barton County Food Bank, said Sarah Krom with Sunflower Diversified Services, event organizer. Michael Beaver served Beaver's JSBBY Chili, taking third place for Johnsons ...
Prodigal Ministries, a local endeavor that helps homeless men get a fresh start, recently received a 12-passenger bus from the Great Bend campus of CrossPoint Church.
Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine celebrated National Physical Therapy Month in October by organizing its third annual community food drive. As the Give Back Community Food Drive concluded Thursday, employees at the Great Bend location, 3715 10th St., filled the back of a jeep with non-perishable food items people had donated during the month.
US Airways didn't earn any goodwill recently when it removed a blind man and his service dog from a flight at the Philadelphia International Airport. As fellow passengers left as well, the flight was canceled and everyone was given the option of a bus ride to Islip, N.Y.
Jack Hanna, the star of award winning animal television shows, is coming to Great Bend on Oct. 16, 2014, Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory announced Thursday.