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Cool at the pool

Diving boards are out, slides are 10 minutes ago, and climbing walls are the next big thing at Great Bend's Wetlands Aquatic Facility.

June 14, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Relay goal reached, sort of

The 17th-annual Relay for Life of Barton County cleared its first hurdle when the weather cooperated to give organizers ideal conditions this past weekend for their over-night cancer-fighting event.

June 14, 2011 | | News


Seamstresses make blankets to keep babies safe

BARTON COUNTY - Sewing gifts of caring, area seamstresses have been making baby blankets on a volunteer basis for infants born in Great Bend.

June 14, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Wheat harvest 2011

By Jim Misunas

June 14, 2011 | Jim Misunas | News


Redbarn abatement approved despite allegations

RedBarn joins the list of a number of successful local businesses that have enjoyed property tax breaks over the years. The company's application for a tax abatement was approved by the Barton County Commission Monday, but not before some inflammatory allegations were made during an open hearing.

June 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Time for a change?

In the 2010 season and, again, in the upcoming 2011 season, the Great Bend High School football team will only play eight games instead of the traditional nine.

June 13, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Rec Commission upgrades its technology

BY SUSAN THACKER

June 13, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Falcon Crest

By Jim Misunas

June 11, 2011 | Jim Misunas | News


Library announces summer reading programs

So many books, so little time.

June 11, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Schinstock eligible for parole hearing

Terrill L. Schinstock, 47, will be eligible for a parole hearing in July, the Kansas Parole Board announced.

June 11, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Tourists naturally drawn to Great Bend

When Linda DiMario set to work on a marketing plan for Great Bend, her best ideas came naturally.

June 11, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Seamstresses make blankets to keep babies safe

BARTON COUNTY - Sewing gifts of caring, area seamstresses have been making baby blankets on a volunteer basis for babies born in Great Bend.

June 10, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Red Barn tries to fetch a tax break Monday

An arrangement that could realize tax savings of more than $200,000 for a local employer will be discussed when the Barton County Commission meets Monday.

June 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


County plan charts the course for future growth

"A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow."

June 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


BCSO uncovers lab, stolen property

The Barton County Sheriff's Office discovered a suspected methamphetamine lab on Wednesday afternoon, in a large shop building at 395 North U.S. 281. Property that was previously reported stolen was also recovered, Detective David Paden said.

June 09, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


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County honors FFA, future of agriculture

The world of agriculture is changing, and so is a long-standing youth program that promotes it.

February 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Nels Lindberg honored as NextGen Leader of the Year

Nels Lindberg was recognized as the 2014 NextGen Leader of the Year for his continuous efforts to improve the Great Bend community.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Community pride earns Westfall 2014 Citizen of the Year award

There are countless people raised in Great Bend who are proud of their hometown. But none have exhibited more pride than Jan Westfall.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Great Bend Co-op Association earns Business of the Year honor

Fifty five years ago, when Great Bend's landscape looked a lot different than it does now, the Great Bend Co-op Association was just getting started with first-year sales of under $1 million.

February 21, 2015 | | News


Fort Zarah Club celebrates 86 years

Pauline Schneider considers herself a life-time member of the The Fort Zarah Club. The former Home Demonstration Unit was organized on Feb. 11, 1929, at the home of Hazel McDonald, Schneider's mother.

February 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Becoming ‘Organ Wise’

First grade students at Eisenhower Elementary School ended the day Friday in a special assembly courtesy of Barton County Extension Agents Bernie Unruh and Donna Krug. Forty-five boys and girls crowded into the classroom where they met "Miguel," the Organ Wise Kid, and several organs in his body, including his heart, brain, lungs, intestines and many more.

February 20, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


From sports to space

The two 2014 inductees into the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame were recognized at a luncheon Friday afternoon.

February 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Vocalist Les Lankhorst to headline Jazz Festival

The 21st annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Crest Theater, featuring jazz vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina. He will perform with the Prairie Winds Jazz Combo made up of area musicians.

February 19, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Webster’s passion is hope Barton offers

Steve Webster, a sports commentator with local Great Bend radio station 1590 KVGB, took his turn at the podium Friday afternoon at Barton Community College.

February 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Great Bend meets potential new chief

The public and Great Bend City Council had a chance to meet and talk with the final candidate for the position of Great Bend Chief of Police Thursday evening. An informal come and go reception was held at the city offices.

February 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Injured parties airlifted

Eagle Med began airlifting injured people from Great Bend Regional Hospital to Wichita following a two-vehicle accident south of Great Bend on U.S. 281.

February 19, 2015 | Jim Misunas | 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.

February 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


A MATTER OF VALUES

The Barton County Appraiser's Office is in the middle of establishing 2015 valuations, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. Real Estate values will be mailed on or before March 13.

February 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Plans forming for June Jaunt

Community Coordinator Christina Hayes met with the K-96 Regional June Jaunt Committee, plans are coming along nicely, she said.

February 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Rec Commission planning youth programs

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has some programs planned for children on Friday, Feb. 27, when school is out for the day, GBRC Program Coordinator Garet Fitpatrick said.

February 18, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


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