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Quivira to offer Migratory Bird Day activities, May 12

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge will host a special event in honor of International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 12. The event will feature a series of scheduled bird walks and guided birding caravan tours. These tours will begin from Quivira's Environmental Education Classroom, located in the center of the Refuge, 8 miles north of the Visitor Center.

May 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Gas Service to install automatic meter reading devices on meters in Great Bend and Larned

OVERLAND PARK - Kansas Gas Service will install electronic meter reading devices on residential meters in Great Bend and Larned beginning Tuesday, May 15.

May 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ty Cobb: White House job unique

Come May 31, Great Bend native Ty Cobb will retire from his post as legal counsel to President Donald Trump, ending his nearly year-long gig in the White House.

May 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


April Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

May 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Undocumented man returned to Barton County

WICHITA - A man who is not a citizen of the United States was found in Barton County and has been charged with unlawfully entering the country after having been deported, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.

May 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Trustees to discuss contracts

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss contract renewals for administrators, management staff and head coaches at the May study session. The meeting will start at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

May 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Art & Wine brings people downtown

A perfect Spring evening, art displays and free wine brought a few hundred people downtown Friday, for the 2018 Art & Wine Walk.

May 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | 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 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City pay study topic of special meeting

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams, to discuss the recently completed compensation study report. The council commissioned the study last year in order see how the city stacked up to other communities in terms of employee salaries following a summer of turmoil last year.

May 05, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Model railroad open house

Golden Belt Model Railroad Association is having an open house from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave. Enter through the west door. Admission is free. There will be door prizes and concessions available.

May 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New exhibitions open Sunday at the Sandzén Gallery

LINDSBORG - Three new exhibitions open at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery on Sunday, May 6, with a reception that day from 2-4 p.m. and artist talks beginning at 2:30. Featured shows include paintings by Robert Gratiot of Denver, Colorado; woodcuts by Jean Gumpper of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and wood engravings by Prairie Print Maker and Russell, Kansas, native E. Hubert Deines. The exhibitions will continue through July 22.

May 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Dance Theatre auditions

Dance enthusiasts can take the opportunity to gain valuable experience as a dancer in a company setting. Barton Community College is hosting a second round of auditions for its dance company, Barton Dance Theatre, at 6 p.m. Monday, May 14 in Studio 34, located in the Sunflower housing units on Barton's campus.

May 04, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBHS musicians attend state festival

EMPORIA - Twenty-one Great Bend High School musicians competed at the 5A State Music Festival at Emporia High School on April 28.

May 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 recognizes retiring and longtime employees

Six long-time teachers at Great Bend USD 428 are answering the call of retirement at the end of this school year. Additionally, eight classified personnel are retiring or have already retired during the year.

May 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


April Quilts of Valor 2018

Amy Schartz Mellor, group leader of Golden Plains Quilts of Valor, announced that 12 local veterans were awarded Quilts of Valor from Golden Plains Quilts of Valor on Friday, April 27, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend.

May 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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A new and improved Kids’ Fishing Day scheduled for Quivira June 2

Enjoy the outdoors with the whole family with a fishing trip to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge during the annual Kids' Fishing Day on Saturday, June ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Speed limits slowed at N. Washington, 30 Rd

The Barton County Commission slowed things down Monday morning as it established a speed Limit of 45 miles per hour on portions of North Washington ...

May 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Memorial Day closings announced

Barton County business offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


The Great Minigrant Reveal

The Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation recently awarded $15,633.49 in minigrants to educators in local schools. The Foundation awarded 27 minigrants ranging ...

May 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton GED Orientation Classes begin May 21

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon begin its nine-week GED Preparation Class. Students must attend all orientation classes May 21-24, and ...

May 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School sidewalks on summer project list

Sidewalks outside every school in Great Bend USD 428 will be replaced this summer, Superintendent Khris Thexton said.

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned High School graduation photos

Fort Larned USD 495 celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2018 on Saturday, May 19.

May 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hats off to Class of 2018

One-hundred seventy-five seniors graduated Sunday in the Great Bend High School Class of 2018.

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin City Council to discuss funding for new building for fire department

CLAFLIN - Mayor Mike Urban and members of the city council will meet on Wednesday, May 23, to further discuss the topic of an additional structure ...

May 20, 2018 | Veronica Coons | 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 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


One more stone down

Enough lines have been purchased and the long-anticipated third stone for the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial is a go, said Diana Watson, assistant to the ...

May 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Confiscated phone leads to arrest

A Great Bend man whose phone was confiscated by police after an incident in February has been charged with using a hidden device to view ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Two reappointed to Judges Assistance Committee

TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court reappointed District Judge Ben Burgess and Municipal Judge Amie Bauer to four-year terms on the Judges Assistance Committee.

May 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Corps volunteers recognized for service

Four Barton County volunteers were honored for their service with the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent programs at the monthly in-service meeting held on May ...

May 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fundraiser Saturday for Humane Society

See you at the Paw-ty!

May 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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