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Summer reading programs start Monday

The Great Bend Public Library has a new look going into the summer reading programs. The front desk has moved and the Children's Department has been refurnished.

June 08, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

June events at Great Bend Public Library

Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will offer the following programs in June:

June 08, 2013 | | News

Historic Wolf Hotel reincarnated

ELLINWOOD - The historic Ellinwood Wolf Hotel has a new owner, and great plans are in place to renovate and reinvent the hotel. Christopher McCord, 26, of Ellinwood plans to return the building to its roots as a hotel.

June 08, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Larned native Gene Keady present at street renaming

Gene Keady, born in Larned in 1936, was honored Saturday at Moffett Stadium on Third Street, where Keady was raised by his parents, Mary Helen and Lloyd Gibson Keady.

June 08, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


In July 2011, Rhiannon Becker's 13-year-old cousin Mikal Bond was severely injured when a vehicle collided with her bicycle near Lawrence.

June 07, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Monarch butterflies alight on wire mesh at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo Butterfly Garden. Various species of butterflies in all stages of live can be found in the garden.

June 06, 2013 | | News

Cale sculpture going up at Historical Society

The history of Barton County, from unbroken grassland to modern wind turbines, is the latest subject for Great Bend artist Chet Cale.

June 06, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Study: Drought impacting fish populations

MANHATTAN – The Plains-parching drought gripping North American has caused dramatic changes in native fish communities, including those that call Arkansas River home, a Kansas State University researcher said. These changes could have a damaging impact on the health of the Ark as it trickles around Great Bend.

June 06, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Barton County doing well, for now

Three local lessons can be gleaned from a new Kansas State University report outlining the fiscal health of the 105 counties in the Sunflower State.

June 06, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Great Bend sends two to Miss Kansas

PRATT - The next Miss America could come from Barton County. The next step toward the title is the Miss Kansas Pageant, which starts today at Pratt and concludes Saturday. Twenty-five women will compete, including two from Great Bend.

June 05, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News

Keeping memories alive

The Memorial Parks Advisory Committee is on a mission.

June 05, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Volleyball tournament honors Klug

Sixteen teams participated in the Rhonda Klug Memorial Volleyball Tournament held Sunday afternoon at Vets Park. It was only one of the activities planned for that day for the final day of the second June Jaunt festival in Great Bend that got residents out and about enjoying the attractions the city has to offer.

June 04, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News

June Jaunt lives up to hype in Great Bend

Overwhelming success!

June 04, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


The American Legion Riders will once again lead the way in the opening ceremony as they have for several years. This year, the ride will have special meaning for J.P. Postlethwaite, who has been the lead rider. This year he will be the featured speaker for the opening ceremony.

June 04, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News

Vets Lake looking good

The Great Bend Water Department has begun testing for nutrients at Veterans Memorial Lake which has, in the past, been plagued by toxic blue-green algae.

June 04, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

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