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Local veterans benefit from ARCH project at St. Rose

Local and area veterans now have the opportunity to receive more of their health-care services at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, thanks to a federal pilot program. It is called Project ARCH, which stands for Access Received Closer to Home.

June 29, 2013 | | News

Sudden wind and rain upsets evening commute, interrupts power


June 29, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News

Help sought for July 4 display

To celebrate Independence Day on July 4, the City of Great Bend - along with Sunflower Diversified Services and many other sponsors - will host a Community Fireworks Display at the Great Bend Expo Complex. The show is choreographed to music, and will begin at dusk. Sunset will take place at approximately 9:02 p.m., and the show will begin as soon as it is dark enough (around 9:33 p.m.).

June 29, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

State issues warning for Vets Lake

After sampling Veterans' Memorial Lake in Great Bend for toxic cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has placed the lake under a "public health warning," the KDHE announced Friday.

June 28, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Suspect apprehended following standoff

Travis Beal, 38, of rural Ellinwood, was arrested Thursday after a standoff with officers from the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

June 28, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News


The face of tourism in America is changing, with both domestic and international tourists seeking more authentic experiences, explained Cris Collier. The director of the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau recently led a workshop on agritourism for local entrepreneurs at Heartland Farms west of Great Bend.

June 27, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News

BCC trustees award bid for practice building

Brentwood construction company of Great Bend won the bid to build a practice building for Barton Community College for $362,990.

June 27, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

KWEC summer program registration begins

Looking for something for the kids to do during the depth of summer vacation? Pam Martin, educator at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, suggests signing them up for the center's summer programs, held Thursdays, July 11, 18 and 25.

June 26, 2013 | | News

Library hosts outdoor water fun

The Great Bend Public Library was no place for reading Wednesday afternoon, at least not outside where water games were going on. The children's department offered outdoor water games, starting with a water balloon toss.

June 26, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

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.

June 26, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News

Arts Council returning to its roots

Anyone who wants a voice in the future of art in Barton County is invited to attend the Barton County Arts Council's annual meeting, at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Arts Center, located at 1401 Main in Great Bend. It's free and open to the public.

June 26, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Great Bend residence houses 50 dogs

Seth Orebaugh said he can't ever recall more dogs being kept inside at a residence.

June 26, 2013 | Jim Misunas | News

Housing, marketing city top Council goals

Housing, marketing city top Council goals

June 26, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

It’s storm season, time to be aware

Being aware and being prepared for severe weather is an important action for everyone, according to Amy Miller, Barton County emergency management director.

June 26, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Plane crash

An ultralight single occupant aircraft piloted by Lucas J. Campbell, 26, of Great Bend crashed at the Great Bend Municipal Airport Tuesday afternoon. Airport manager Martin Miller said the crash, witnessed by several bystanders, was reported at 1:10 p.m.

June 25, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News

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