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Out of the Morgue

Since its founding in 1872, Great Bend has held spring elections for local officials, and this year saw the last. In 1886, there was a particularly tight race for mayor, so in the spirit of honoring the past and saying goodbye to a long-standing election tradition, this week Out of the Morgue looks back at that election and the results.

April 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Mr. Perfect Panther show Friday

Great Bend High School's annual Mr. Perfect Panther Pageant will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the GBHS Auditorium. This year's theme is "Thunderstruck."

April 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo news: Earth Day Fun planned

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is planning activities from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in honor of Earth Day. There will be booths set up with crafts, interactive stations and a scavenger hunt. This free event is geared for kids but is open to all ages.

April 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Watching Young Artists Grow exhibit showing at museum

With spring comes the annual crop of student artwork and the annual Watching Young Artists Grow exhibit.

April 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


THE SHOW IS OPEN

Entertainment, food, family fun and information play an important part of any expo, and this is no different for the 2016 Farm and Ranch Expo that opened on Wednesday at the Expo Grounds in Great Bend.

April 06, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Larned election

Larned City

April 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bill jeopardizes vital road projects and jobs

A bill pending in the Kansas Legislature would cripple the state's highway maintenance program, cause a loss of jobs and severely impact Great Bend and surrounding area, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.

April 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Vital volunteers recognized

To spotlight the impact of national service and thank those who serve, mayors and country officials participated in the fourth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service on Tuesday. Barton County's involvement included a proclamation from the county commission on Monday to recognize the special day, and a tour of the Food Bank of Barton County on Tuesday.

April 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County general elections

A provisional ballot cast in Great Bend's Third Ward could change the outcome of one city council race. Unofficial results Tuesday showed Cory Zimmerman winning the seat with 16 votes, while Doug Keiswetter had 15 and needed one to tie. Thomas Boor was a close third with 12 votes. All three were write-in candidates.

April 05, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Damon Family Foundation donates to vets memorial

A grateful Barton County commission Monday morning accepted a donation of $500 from the Damon Family Foundation to the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial. The funds are to be used to assist veterans who do not have the financial resources to pay for engravings on the Memorial, located in Golden Belt Memorial Park.

April 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Collect them, trade them

Collecting trading cards has been a past time for children of all ages for a long time, but the Great Bend Police Department has put a new spin on collecting trading cards for children of the community.

April 05, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Commission to canvass votes

The County Commission will meet as the Board of County Canvassers 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 11, at in the Office of the County Clerk. At that time, they will canvass ballots from Tuesday's city general election for Ellinwood, Great Bend and Hoisington and the Ellinwood District Hospital Board of Trustees.

April 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Nicolas participates in KMEA All State Concert Choir

Brody Nicholas, a senior at Hoisington High school, was selected to participate in the KMEA All State Concert Choir on March 27, at Century II Convention Center Concert Hall in Wichita. Eph Ehly was the guest conductor/clinician.

April 05, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Local News


Chamber Coffee

There will be no Chamber Coffee this week due to Farm and Ranch Expo. Opening ceremonies are 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Expo III. Show times are Wednesday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

April 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council agrees to help sponsor Cinco de Mayo

It was a meeting that almost didn't happen.

April 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Governor Sam Brownback announces appointments to Boards and Commissions

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced today new appointments to boards and commissions.

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting to be held Tuesday

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a ...

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC offers winter kids programs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for the winter blues – nature programs! Kids will make a shadow puppet, investigate backyard birds and become ...

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ice storm state of emergency on commission Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fire injures one, guts apartment

LARNED – One Larned resident was slightly injured and their second floor apartment in a downtown Larned business a total loss following a Friday afternoon fire ...

January 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned man dies in Friday afternoon crash

PAWNEE COUNTY – A Larned man died in a one-vehicle crash at around 3:30 p.m. Friday northwest of Larned in Pawnee County, the Kansas ...

January 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


King UMC prepares for annual ham & bean supper

King United Methodist Church will hold its annual ham & bean benefit supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the church, located at ...

January 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County seeks '100 Who Care'

Local residents hope to raise $10,000 for charity in one hour through a new group called "100 Who Care Barton County." The plan is ...

January 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


DARK ROAD

Great Bend High School's theater club will serve food for thought with the dinner theater production, "Dark Road."

January 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS students plan dinner theater

Great Bend High School students are selling tickets for a dinner theater production, "Dark Road," on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 24-25. Dinner will start at ...

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


American Legion reschedules soup supper

The Great Bend American Legion Post 180 soup supper that was scheduled for this week and been rescheduled due to the recent ice storm. The ...

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Co. Historical Society annual meeting

Barton County Historical Society will have its annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 23. A catered dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. for ...

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC offers first Junior Day

Barton Community College will help area high school juniors plan for their futures at Junior Day, starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 15, with a ...

January 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘IT’S ALMOST ELECTRIC’

Newly elected to Congress, Rep. Dr. Roger Marshall was in the heart of Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon trying to catch a cab. With less ...

January 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood considering bond to fix flooding, streets

ELLINWOOD - Spring is right around the corner, and that means rain. At the Jan. 10 Ellinwood City Council meeting, City Manager Chris Komarek initiated a ...

January 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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