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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


A CHANGING LANDSCAPE

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 GasBuddy.com 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


A PENDING REUNION

Within hours after a story about Dutch man seeking the family of a World War II veteran whose dog tag he found hit the Great Bend Tribune, the phones and social media exploded with people offering their help to make the reunion happen.

August 27, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Governor updates drought emergency, warnings, watches

TOPEKA – Extreme drought conditions continue for western Kansas while central and eastern counties see improvement. This has led Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with an Executive Order 13-02 today. For the first time since July 2012 conditions have improved enough to remove or decrease the emergency drought status for some Kansas counties.

August 27, 2013 | | News


Chris Cakes serving pancakes Sept. 19

Food and entertainment are on the menu again for the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner. Tickets are now available for the event, which is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway, Great Bend.

August 27, 2013 | | News


Stafford County acquires $150K in tax credits

ST. JOHN - The last time Macksville developed a housing project was 1948. Stafford developed its last housing project in 1956.

August 26, 2013 | Jim Misunas | News


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