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Crowd gathers at new grizzly bear exhibit

The grand opening for the expanded grizzly bear exhibit at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo drew hundreds of visitors. The line outside the zoo Saturday morning stretched to the pool parking lot as people waited for the doors to open. Some of them check out the Little Free Library in front of the zoo and picked up a free book while they waited.

June 02, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer Library Program kicks off with luau

Great Bend Public Library's Summer Reading Program got underway Friday with a Community Luau on the front lawn. The staff served hot dogs and handed out leis while children played in a large pile of sand to make "tiki crafts."

June 02, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kicks on K-96

The K-96 June Jaunt got underway Friday in Great Bend and continued with activities and entertainment throughout the weekend. The fun continues Sunday with fishing at Veterans Memorial Lake and a Hap Dumont baseball tournament at the Sports Complex. Up to 50 teams are scheduled to vie for points in their division.

June 02, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


June Jaunt photo gallery

Photos were taken June 1-2, 2018. Events are going on Saturday afternoon and evening in the courthouse square.

June 02, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Theatre to holds auditions for summer acts

The Barton Community College Theatre Department will hold open auditions for its summer production of the comedy one-acts "The Proposal" and "The Bear" by Anton Chekhov from 4-6 p.m. June 12 and 13 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The Theatre Department is looking to cast four males and four females who are 25-60 years old. Those who wish to audition may show up during the allotted hours on either night. No preparation or experience is necessary.

June 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


HEY THERE GRIZZLY BEARS

Max, Pooh, Winnie and Piglet appeared on cue Thursday as the grizzly bear exhibit opened at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

May 31, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned trail named national recreational trail

LARNED - Continuing the expansion of recreational opportunities on public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Thursday designated 19 National Recreation trails in 17 states, including one at Fort Larned National Historic Site. The action added more than 370 miles to the national recreation trails system of more than 1,000 trails in all 50 states.

May 31, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sexual assault awareness a success

The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning heard an update on April's observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month from Domestic and Sexual Violence Program Director Becky Davis of the Family Crisis Center.

May 31, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

May 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Collier enters ‘not guilty’ pleas

Crystal Jo Collier, the former director of the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau, appeared in Barton County District Court on Wednesday and entered not guilty pleas at her arraignment.

May 30, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County marks courthouse’s first century

While county officials are proud of the stately, century-old Barton County Courthouse and its condition, they also want the public to know the grand structure is showing its age.

May 29, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Torch bearers

The glowing torch held high, area and local law enforcement personnel Tuesday morning joined athletes from the Barton County Storm Special Olympics Team for the 2018 installment of the annual Torch Run.

May 29, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


'Libraries Rock!' Summer program starts Friday

The Great Bend Library's Summer Library Program Friday will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, with a Community Luau on the library lawn. Staff will serve a free meal to the first 500 guests. The highlighted entertainer will be Brad Shores with Tropical Shores Steel Drums.

May 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Street Stroll Family Night Thursday

Family Night at the Square is set for 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Jack Kilby Square in Downtown Great Bend. Barton County Health Educator Janel Rose said there are many special activities planned.

May 28, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Cemetery phase 2 under consideration

HOISINGTON - City Manager Jonathan Mitchell, during his report to the city council Monday, May 14, stated people have been impressed with the work done so far at the Hoisington Cemetery.

May 28, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Printmaking, a many-layered art form, Morgan explains

BY VERONICA COONS

June 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City water quality report available

The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2017 is now available, said Utilities Superintendent, Michael Bader. However, the brochure will ...

June 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

June 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood moving ahead with community improvements

ELLINWOOD - The city council meeting held Monday night included several meaningful discussion that showed progress towards transformation into a 21st century visitor-friendly community.

June 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


They’re at it again

Just like wheat harvest and high temperatures, the Barton County Road and Bridge Departments annual ritual of working on county blacktops is a rite of ...

June 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local 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 ...

June 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Coming this way

Golden wheat is trickling into the Great Bend Coop as farmers begin testing the harvest waters, but by week's end cutting could be in ...

June 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


STEPHENS TO STAND TRIAL

After four hours of preliminary hearing testimony in Barton County District Court Tuesday, 20th Judicial Magistrate Judge Richard E. Burgess Jr. ruled Chaz Stephens, Hoisington ...

June 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


More information released about Tuesday injury accident

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an accident at 3:45 p.m. on Monday at North Washington and Northwest 30 Road in ...

June 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County to get more funds to cover flood damage costs

It was a bit of good news.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 Board OKs staff changes

The last school year has wound down and Unified School District 428 is looking to next year, including the shuffling of staff.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MAKING THE PITCH

HOISINGTON - City staff have been busy in recent weeks working diligently with prospects interested in bringing new homes and businesses to town, City Manager Jonathan ...

June 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Welcome back Homer

It had been over two months since Second District Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg had taken his seat in the commission chambers. That changed Monday ...

June 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Trump calls Rep. Marshall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kansas First District Congressman Roger Marshall joined America's News Headquarters on Fox News Saturday to discuss the ongoing U.S. trade ...

June 11, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Corbett named AHF Parade grand marshal

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's 2018 After Harvest Festival Parade theme this year will be "Celebrating people, petroleum, and progress," according to Rosie Joiner, member of the ...

June 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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