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Zoo’s black bear dies Sunday

Clyde, the male black bear at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, has died.

August 12, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


WANTED: A HEROIC REUNION

KERKRADE, Holland– After having been buried for decades in the forests surrounding a small Dutch city, a young man happened on a tiny piece of World War II history, a relic linking him with a community a half a world away – Great Bend.

August 12, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Bliss to bring magic, comedy to UWCK kick-off

There are still a few tickets left for the United Way of Central Kansas 2014 kick-off event Saturday evening, said UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith.

August 12, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


County re-ups with development group

Barton County's relationship with the Dodge City-based economic development agency Great Plains Development dates back to 1983.

August 12, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Macksville graduate Rachel Crane enjoys ‘commercial’ success

By Jim Misunas

August 12, 2013 | Jim Misunas | News


Memories of Pawnee Rock High School resurrected at alumni gathering Saturday

The evidence of the aftermath of rural school closures is as close as a fifteen minute drive west of Great Bend. Alumni of Pawnee Rock High School, which was closed in 1972, against the wishes of the patrons, came together Saturday in Great Bend for an all-class reunion. While most have moved away, they recalled fond memories of the town they grew up and went to school in. For many, like Steve Crosby, coming home and seeing how their hometown has fared since the school closed and their lives have carried them off to points elsewhere was sobering.

August 12, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


Poetry Rendezvous draws large crowd

After a morning field trip to Carol Long Pottery Gallery in St. John, participants and passersby began filtering into the Barton County Arts Council Gallery Saturday afternoon for live poetry readings by local and imported poets. Soon, every seat in the performance space was filled, and it was standing room only for the 25th anniversary of the Poets Rendezvous, organized in part by Michael Hathaway of St. John. The gatherings started in August 1988 at the Great Bend Public Library, and later evolved into a writers group, ending up as an organic event with a life of its own, he ...

August 10, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


DOWN MEMORY LANE

The evidence of the aftermath of rural school closures is as close as a 15-minute drive west of Great Bend. Alumni of Pawnee Rock High School, which was closed in 1972, against the wishes of the patrons, came together Saturday in Great Bend for an all-class reunion. While most have moved away, they recalled fond memories of the town they grew up and went to school in. For many, coming home and seeing how their hometown has fared since the school closed and their lives have carried them off to points elsewhere was sobering.

August 10, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


Poetry Rendezvous draws full house to Silver Anniversary event

After a morning field trip to Carol Long Pottery Gallery in St. John, participants and passersby began filtering into the Barton County Arts Council Gallery Saturday afternoon for live poetry readings by local and imported poets. Soon, every seat in the performance space was filled, and it was standing room only for the 25th anniversary of the Poets Rendezvous, organized in part by Michael Hathaway of St. John. The gatherings started in August 1988 at the Great Bend Public Library, and later evolved into a writers group, ending up as an organic event with a life of its own, he ...

August 10, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


Invest in Kids campaign nears goal but fundraising will continue

While there is good news about the local fundraising effort for children with special needs, there is also a caveat.

August 10, 2013 | | News


A pat on the back

They are the ones who work behind the scenes to make things happen.

August 09, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


First human West Nile virus case reported

BY TRIBUNE STAFF

August 08, 2013 | | News


LOCAL ACTION

Monday night, Aug. 5, Hulu aired episode one of "Quick Draw," and Great Bend, the setting for the web-exclusive series, jumped onto Hollywood's radar. It's part of a trend in bringing original content to audiences that once only came from the big three networks and later cable television. One caveat: the show is definitely geared toward a mature audience.

August 08, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News


Mill levy unchanged in college budget

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees on Thursday approved next year's budget, which calls for no increase in the mill levy.

August 08, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News


Burglary suspects arrested

This story has been updated.

August 08, 2013 | | News


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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 ...

August 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


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