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Labor Day parade

September 02, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Corrections inmates eligible for parole hearings

Two Kansas Department of Corrections inmates with convictions in area counties are scheduled for parole hearings in October and could be eligible for parole in November.

September 02, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Hutch CC serves as host site for BCC OSHA offerings

Though rivals on the basketball court, Barton Community College and Hutchinson Community College have formed an alliance in education that will bring occupational safety training to central Kansas, BCC officials announced last week.

September 02, 2013 | | News

Governor declares September ‘Kansas Preparedness Month’

TOPEKA – To highlight the need for emergency preparedness in the home, workplace, schools and community, Gov. Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Thursday, designating September as "Kansas Preparedness Month." The signing took place in the governor's ceremonial office in the Kansas Capitol.

September 02, 2013 | | News

Pit bull committee to make report

The committee appointed by Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison to study banning pit bulls or strengthen existing vicious dogs regulations will make its report to the City Council tonight.

September 01, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Touch-a-Truck event held in Hoisington

HOISINGTON - Although the temperature hovered around the century mark on Saturday, children and adults both climbed eagerly into trucks, honking horns and spinning steering wheels to see vehicles they had not seen before. It was all a part of the Hoisington Labor Day weekend celebration on Saturday.

August 31, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Barton prepares for GED testing changes

Barton Community College is preparing for nationwide changes to General Educational Development exams and how they are administered, said Chris Lemon, coordinator of Adult Education at BCC.

August 31, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

State officials seeking flood damage totals

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management will hold a preliminary damage assessment at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Room 101 at the Barton County Courthouse in Great Bend to gather information on damages sustained during the flooding and severe weather July 22-Aug. 16, said Amy Miller, Barton County emergency management director.

August 31, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Trinity UMC on first phase of Community Coat Redistribution

Trinity United Methodist Church is conducting a Community Coat Redistribution so everyone will be sure to have a warm coat this winter.

August 29, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Pheasant and Quail season (and more)

Pheasant and Quail season

August 29, 2013 | | News

Hunter Education classes filling fast

Between now and the opening of pheasant and quail season in November, hundreds of Kansas youths will enroll in Kansas Hunter Education courses. Locally, the classes are almost always filled, says Garet Fitzpatrick, coordinator of leisure programs at the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

August 29, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Editor's note: The Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau conducted surveys to gauge opinions of lodging in the community. In the second of two parts, the Great Bend Tribune will examine the Great Bend Convention Center.

August 29, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

​Strong regional Labor Day travel forecasted by AAA

As the long Labor Day weekend gets underway, AAA expects more holiday travelers than a year ago, and notes the lower cost of gasoline is one reason for the forecast.

August 28, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

Firefighters conduct confined-space training

The swimmers are gone and the water has been drained from Great Bend's Wetlands Aquatic Facility, so firefighters took the opportunity Wednesday to do some confined-space training at the city water park.

August 28, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

And the survey says ...

Editor's note: The Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau this spring conducted surveys to gauge opinions of lodging in the community. In the first of two parts, the Great Bend Tribune will examine the overall impressions of lodging experiences. Part two Friday will deal specifically with the Great Bend Convention Center.

August 28, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

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