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Things did not go well Wednesday for guys named Ed. As hundreds of fifth graders looked on in Veterans Memorial Park, ED – short for Electrical Dummy – touched a live power line and was zapped by electricity. Flames burst from the lines, cooking the hot dog that served as the plastic and wire figure's heart.

May 02, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News


Sex offenders eligible for parole hearings

Two men convicted of felonies in Barton or Pawnee County will be eligible for parole hearings in June, the Kansas Prisoner Review Board reports.

May 01, 2012 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Car show to roar to life

The flag goes down on the 24th-annual Mid-America Mopar Car Show Sunday at Brit Spaugh Park, come rain or shine.

May 01, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News


Local gas prices near state average

When looking at gas prices in Kansas, Great Bend, and most of the surrounding communities for that matter, fall about in the middle of the pack, according to the most recent report from KansasGasPrices.com.

May 01, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News


Deputy honored for saving a life

It took a lot of courage for Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy Kyle Reed to pull an accident victim from a flaming vehicle wreck last summer. That heroic action earned him the Barton County Employee Recognition Award from the County Commission Monday morning.

April 30, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News


Case closed on Pawnee Rock fire

PAWNEE ROCK - The cause of a fire that destroyed a trailer house at 408 Cunife St. last Friday night has been ruled "undetermined," Pawnee Rock Volunteer Fire Chief Dustin Chambers said Monday.

April 30, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News


Gov. Brownback hosts ecotourism summit at KWEC

BARTON COUNTY - Transcending politics, Gov. Sam Brownback hosted an ecotourism summit at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Saturday.

April 30, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


AIR SUPPORT

The pilots huddled around the tabled in a cramped break room at the Great Bend Municipal airport Saturday evening. As if preparing for a military operation, they planned how the two World War II war birds would coordinate their passes over downtown Great Bend as part of the dedication of the Jack Kilby statues.

April 30, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News


Great Bend celebrates one of its own

Great Bend celebrated the achievements of one of its own on a calm and peaceful Saturday evening when the new Jack Kilby sculptures were commemorated.

April 28, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Now is the time to file for office

The deadline may be a month away, but those thinking about running for public office and want to be included in the August primary need file sooner rather than later, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton County clerk and election officer.

April 28, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News


Vendors sought for downtown market

Ready to taste that first mouth-watering tomato freshly picked from the vine? Or those early sweet peas, squash, and green beans? Then the Summer Street Stroll Farmers' Market will be the place to be, starting on June 2 at the June Jaunt events at Jack Kilby Square and continuing in June and July in conjunction with the Great Bend City Band Summer Concert series on Thursday evenings.

April 27, 2012 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Bronze Odyssey

As a lifelong "Great Bender" and a child of the 1960s, artist Chet Cale was like most other locals from his generation.

April 26, 2012 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Fireworks topic of special meeting

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday in the city office building, 1209 Williams, to consider a request to shoot off fireworks in conjunction with the Jack Kilby Day celebration Saturday.

April 26, 2012 | | News


Rabies cases on upswing

Rabies cases are on the upswing this year, most likely due to the mild winter, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. A total of 21 cases have been identified in the state since Jan. 1.

April 26, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Barton announces annual Sidewalk Art Contest

Barton Community College will host its fifth annual Sidewalk Art Contest May 2 and 3 on the sidewalk outside the Shafer Art Gallery.

April 25, 2012 | | News


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