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March 30, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

Great Bend native returns to Jazz Festival

The building blocks for a successful musical career were laid in Great Bend, according to Linda Richter Brady with Kansas City Youth Jazz. Brady will return to her hometown this weekend for the 17th Great Bend Jazz Festival.

March 30, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Former KBI agent has neighborhood watch tips

A key ring and wasp spray are among common household items that can be used to deter crime, according to Randy Smith, instructor and coordinator of the Criminal Justice program at Barton Community College. Smith, who is also a former Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent, recently shared tips with the Citizens Watchdog Association and also spoke to the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis.

March 30, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

County approves funding for First Step Recycling

Sunflower Diversified's First Step Recycling Project received approval for all $11,400 in county funding, the Barton County Commission decided this week.

March 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Brit Ibbotson had never been to Kansas prior to enrolling at Seward County Community College to play baseball last August. He certainly had never visited the Brit Spaugh Zoo in Great Bend.

March 29, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

Red Cross names CPI ‘Business of the Year’

In one room of the CPI Qualified Plan Consultants annex building Tuesday afternoon, employees were giving blood as part of a company-wide blood drive.

March 29, 2011 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grove Chiropractic & Sports Injury P.A., 1309 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Randy Bahe and Erin Powers. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

March 29, 2011 | | News

Cleaning up Claflin

Claflin will get 10 days to clean up its act next month.

March 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Mitchell eligible for parole hearing

A man serving prison sentences for robbery in Barton and Pawnee counties, and additional crimes in other counties, is eligible for a parole hearing in May. The Kansas Parole Board has announced public comment sessions that will take place in April.

March 28, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Storm spotter school is open to everyone

Local storm spotters, public safety officials and the public will gather this week to learn more about how to keep the community safe during severe storm season.

March 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Gridding the grade just about done

Eight acres of ground, dug down to the appropriate grade and depth for a new phase of the Barton County Landfill involved moving an incredible amount of dirt, but between the landfill staff and contractors, the work was accomplished and now the finishing work is underway to prepare to open the third phase of the landfill.

March 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Four legislators present at well-attended legislative coffee

State of Kansas Sen. Ruth Teichman, R-Stafford, Jay Emler, R-Lindsborg, and Representatives Bill Wolf, R-Great Bend, and Bob Bethell, R-Alden, were all at the legislative coffee on Saturday morning, and Wolf reported good news about the intersection at U.S. 281 and K-19, south of Great Bend.

March 26, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News

Historical society to share stories of WWII WASPs

There are many "untold stories" about Great Bend Army Air Field during its brief, but very active, existence during World War II. One of those stories involves six young women, assigned to air base as WASPs, or Women Airforce Service Pilots.

March 25, 2011 | By Tribune staff | News

County documents pioneer farmer history

Five generations ago, a couple left Iowa and came to Barton County. They came to farm. They came to set down roots. They came to build a family, which they did.

March 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

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Two arrested after pursuit

Two adult males under age 21 were arrested Thursday night after a police pursuit in the city of Great Bend.

January 17, 2015 | | News

Restoration of B-29 memorial needed

The Great Bend B-29 Memorial Plaza was dedicated in 2000 With much fanfare. The monument was a gleaming tribute to the city's rich World War II heritage.

January 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

Hog Feed Sunday to help GBHS A Capella Choir

The Great Bend High School A Capella Choir will hold a hog feed Sunday afternoon from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the high school commons. All proceeds will be applied to the choir's much anticipated annual trip to Washington D.C. Tickets can be purchased in advance from A Capella members or at the door on Sunday. They cost $10 each. Supporters can designate an individual student or the choir in general when purchasing at the door. The meal will consist of a hearty serving of pork, dressing, beans, bread, a desert of your choice, and a ...

January 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News

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