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Free CO detectors still available

Just because summer is coming and folks have stopped using their furnaces doesn't mean there is not danger from household carbon monoxide poisoning, Great Bend Fire Department Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins said.

June 08, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Yoikes and away!

There may not be fire-breathing dragons, but there will be fire-eating performers, belly dancers, pirates who sing, wenches who wash, and local high schoolers who perform Shakespeare.

June 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


HOME ON THE RANGE

The bison were removed from Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo on Tuesday, and shipped to a 30,000-acre preserve in Nebraska.

June 07, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Just in case

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June 07, 2011 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Garden, garage tour Sunday

The passing of the Soroptimist International Club of Great Bend's 13th-annual Gardens Galore garden tour was greatly exaggerated. The fund-raising event actually takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. this coming Sunday.

June 07, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


New landfill cell should open this week

Almost $800,000 in costs and some eight acres of ground since it began, the newest phase of the Barton County Landfill is done and, hopefully, will be open for use this week, Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt told the Barton County Commission Monday.

June 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


City approves convention center plan

Provided city staff can reach an acceptable agreement with Farmers Bank and Trust officers, the city of Great Bend could take up ownership of the Great Bend Convention Center on 10th Street.

June 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Parents warned about new tobacco products

Kansas health officials are warning the public that a new product known as tobacco sticks poses some of the same health risks as other tobacco products. Parents especially need to be aware of the products, according to Janel Rose at the Barton County Health Department.

June 06, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


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June 06, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Garages added to garden tour

From gardens to man caves, the local Soroptimist International Club wants to show them to you. The 13th-annual Gardens Galore garden tour runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 12.

June 05, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Juneteenth returns to downtown Great Bend

A historic national event will be celebrated in downtown Great Bend later this month as the Black Heritage Club sponsors Juneteenth 2011.

June 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


New fence addresses windy issue

You don't have to be all that observant to recognize it's been more than a little windy lately, and that causes a lot of problems around this area, especially at the Barton County Landfill.

June 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Zoo Fest

June 04, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


A FRIEND OF EDUCATION

It's hard to imagine the USD 428 Board of Education without her, but after 32 years as a school board member, Jean Cavanaugh is calling it quits. Her last board meeting will be June 13.

June 04, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


June Jam and BBQ on Saturday

A June Jam and BBQ will be held Saturday, June 4 at Community Christian Church next to Barton Community College. The event is planned to help the youth program.

June 03, 2011 | | News


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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.

April 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Chase farmer testifies to Senate Ag Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, recently held a hearing on opportunities and challenges for agriculture trade with Cuba. Fifth generation wheat farmer Doug Keesling of Chase offered testimony of support.

April 22, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Downtown Art & Wine Walk announced

Sixteen businesses will take part in Great Bend's downtown Arts & Wine Walk, from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 1.

April 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Tot Spot equipment fully funded

Two civic groups have raised more than $50,000 for new playground equipment at Brit Spaugh Park. One final fundraiser is planned to make "The Tot Spot" even better, members said.

April 21, 2015 | | News


New life breathed into landfill

Barton County will now have a landfill through at least 2075.

April 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Ball rolling for tax credit application

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved the first step in designating the Fairways at StoneRidge as a Rural Housing Opportunity District. The action was taken at the request of Rick Ball, who owns the lots in question and is developing them.

April 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Addresses for care packages sought

The Great Bend Military Moms are preparing to send another shipment of care packages to those serving in the war zone areas, group founder Leslie (Halbower) Barrett said. These areas include Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Africa.

April 21, 2015 | | News


READY FOR BUSINESS

There were several familiar faces and one new one as the Great Bend City Council reorganized Monday night.

April 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Marshall says he’s running for Congress

Great Bend physician Roger Marshall said Saturday he has filed with the Federal Election Commission as a candidate for the First District congressional seat now occupied by fellow Republican Tim Huelskamp of Fowler.

April 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Week focuses on plights of crime victims

Every year, around 26 million Americans become crime victims.

April 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Waystations needed to save monarchs

With the Kansas Wetlands Education Center and Cheyenne Bottoms in its backyard, Barton County is no stranger to butterfly tagging, and the each year, butterfly enthusiasts take part in butterfly counts throughout the warmer months. These efforts have shown numbers have dropped to critical levels over the past few decades. Barbara Green, a representative of Monarch Watch, hopes more people will respond by creating monarch waystations.

April 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Spike in rabies cases seen

Great Bend veterinarian Nels Lindberg has some advice for animal owners – get those critters vaccinated for rabies right away.

April 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Claflin to open new and improved history museum

Five years ago, Claflin, a northern Barton County city, received a couple blows. First, it's elementary school was closed when the district consolidated with Bushton, Holyrood, and Wilson. Second, its history museum had to close unexpectedly when the building, one of Claflin's original structures, had severe structural problems.

April 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Project taking root

Saturday afternoon, community volunteers from several organizations met at the Brit Spaugh zoo to plant the seeds of a project that years from now will bear fruit for the city – literally.

April 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Tech support scam hits area

In this computer-reliant age, it is upsetting to receive an unexpected phone call claiming that one's PC has been infected with viruses.

April 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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