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BCC will host eclipse events

A total solar eclipse will occur over the United States on Aug. 21, visible on a path from Oregon to South Carolina, crossing over northeast ...

August 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

WorkFit to host Human Resources Policy Workshop

Quality human resource policies are important for any business. WorkFit will host a Human Resources Policy Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug ...

August 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business

Lynch resigns as GM at Western Cooperative Electric

WAKEENEY – Western Cooperative Electric announced this week that Darrin Lynch has resigned his position as general manager, effective Sept. 8. In a joint statement, Lynch ...

August 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business

GBCF strategic planning workshop planned in September

Golden Belt Community Foundation will hold a strategic planning workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 14, at Holiday Inn Express ...

August 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business

Great Bend City Council meeting being moved

It will be a little awkward when the Great Bend City Council meets Monday night as the meeting will be split between two locations.

August 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo loses longtime resident ‘Sunny’ the tiger

It is with great sadness that the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo announced Wednesday the passing of its beloved Bengal Tiger, Sunny. Sunny Delight was humanely ...

August 16, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Shane Landon Stimatze

ST. JOHN - Shane Landon Stimatze, 42, passed away Aug. 12, 2017 at his home in rural St. John.

August 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Mary L. Garrigues

Mary L. Garrigues, 86, died Aug. 15, 2017, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great ...

August 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Celesa May Preston 1966-2017

GREAT BEND - Celesa May Preston, 51, died Aug. 15, 2017, at her rural Great Bend home.

August 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

7 ways to make your hair grow FAST

Pumpkin spice season (a.k.a. fall) is right around the corner, and that means you might have some regrets about that drastically short summer ...

August 16, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Trending Topics

Have You Seen This? Aspirational weathergirl’s report cut short by fiery lightning flash

THE BACK PORCH — We all have dreams and like to pretend like we've achieved those dreams at times.

August 16, 2017 | John Clyde | Entertainment

Don't get married until you ask yourself these 13 questions

This article contains links to books we think will be helpful to you. Just so you know, if you buy one, we may get a ...

August 16, 2017 | Melinda Fox FamilyShare | Trending Topics

The American moms: A back-to-school manners makeover, courtesy of George Washington

Backpack … check!

August 16, 2017 | Andrea Reeve Deseret News | Trending Topics


WICHITA - A teenager battling cancer with Great Bend connections enjoyed a "Sweet 16," birthday, thanks to the kindness of a stranger.

August 15, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Weekend accident claims Stafford Co. official

STAFFORD - A current Stafford County Commissioner, Shane Stimatze, was found dead at his home in rural Stafford County on Monday from an apparent accident that ...

August 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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From interstates to leaf blowers, the world is a challenging place

The world is a confusing place. If this wasn't blatantly obvious to any reasonable adult who hasn't been living under a rock, the current political climate at home and afar is certain to have drilled it into their skulls.

August 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists

Big crowd expected at council meeting

The Great Bend City Council's regular meeting Monday evening looms large as the community grows increasingly polarized over the city's standoff with Police Chief Cliff Couch and the chief's July 24 suspension, an action that has prompted many residents to consider attending the meeting en masse.

August 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HOISINGTON - Tuesday morning marked the second day of a community playground build at Hoisington's new Lincoln Elementary School. While USD 431 will save $15,000 in labor, the real winners are the people pitching in, excited to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the educational history of their town.

August 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

The Book Nook

Hello and happy Friday from the Great Bend Public Library. We have several exciting events coming up soon. Today, Friday, Aug. 4, we have an Adult's Night Out Movie at 7 p.m. Our north doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and will close again at 7:15 p.m.

August 02, 2017 | By Elizabeth Dukelow | Entertainment

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 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.

August 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Zoo News: Photos of Sunny's new toy

Photos were taken Aug. 2, 2017

August 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Cardboard animal creates tiger diversion

Macy Moyers wanted to do something special for her final week as a summer intern at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. She created a large cardboard animal and on Wednesday zookeepers placed it in the enclosure of Sunny, the Bengal tiger.

August 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

OTR for Aug. 2, 2017

reat Bend Fire/EMS

August 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | On the Record

Bernard William “Ben” Kirmer 1931 - 2017

CLAFLIN - Bernard William "Ben" Kirmer, 85, died Aug. 1, 2017, at Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth. He was born Nov. 5, 1931, on the farm in rural Odin, the son of Andrew A. "Andy" and Stephanie J. "Fannie" (Zorn) Kirmer.

August 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

New Hillary Book

August 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons

Keep the private space race private

Those of us sandwiched between the end of the Baby Boom and the start of Generation X ought to be thought of as The Apollo Generation. We were captivated by the reality of manned space flight and the idea that we too might someday walk on the moon before double digit interest rates, Jimmy Carter, and malaise ruined the rest of our otherwise secure childhoods.

August 02, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists

Future of Great Bend baseball looks bright

Dear Editor,

August 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Letters to the Editor

‘Stars of the community’ recognized for service

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."

August 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Great Bend Braves head north

Great Bend Braves head north

August 02, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Prep Sports

Dear fathers, this is what your wife does at home all day

Most fathers probably know better than to come home from work and ask their exhausted, frazzled, overwhelmed wife what she does at home all day. But some of them wonder. Until you’ve experienced being a full-time stay-at-home parent, you simply don’t know what it’s like.

August 02, 2017 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Trending Topics

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