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The thrill of flight: Bombers, Bikes, Butterflies

This coming Friday will kick off three major events in Barton County. Some are calling it the Bikes, Butterflies & Bombers Weekend.

September 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission to hold 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 approval of the 2016 budget, the capital improvement and equipment replacement plans and an agreement with Southwest Developmental Services to be the Community Developmental Disability Organization for the County.

September 12, 2015 | | Local News


Rec approves furnishings and landscape contractor for new playground

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board approved furnishings for the future pocket designation playground at 2715 18th St.

September 11, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Frieb receives generous donation for Eagle Scout project

On Aug. 14, Eric Frieb, a senior at Otis Bison High School, received an answer to a prayer. The soon-to-be Eagle Scout needed extra funding to complete the first phase of a garden pavilion project at Heartland Farm, west of Great Bend. He proposed the build for his Eagle Scout community leadership project after learning of the need the Dominican Sisters of Peace had for such a building while volunteering at the farm. While it was a particularly ambitious project, Frieb convinced the Boy Scout council and the board at Heartland Farm that he was up to the challenge.

September 11, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Democrats meet Thursday

The Barton County Democratic Party will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Front Door Community Center, 1615 10th St. Registered Democrats, independents, and like-minded individuals are welcome.

September 11, 2015 | | Local News


​Real estate, phone bids on USD 428 agenda

The purchase of real estate is on the agenda for Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting. An executive session for discussion of the proposed purchase is also on the agenda. The meeting will start at 5 p.m. at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

September 11, 2015 | | Local News


BOCK benefit ride

Bikers of Central Kansas will sponsor a benefit ride on Saturday for Caroline Harbaugh, daughter of Eric and Lisa Harbaugh of Russell, who was diagnosed with Langerhan's Cell Histiocyctosis.

September 11, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas wheat crop shows average quality

Wheat yields in Kansas might have increased during the 2015 harvest, but test weights and protein content were down statewide. According to the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, data was collected from 7,233 carlot samples from 47 counties which showed an average test weight of 59.9 pounds per bushel. In comparison, the 2013 and 2014 harvest averages were 60.7 and 60.5 pounds per bushel, respectively.

September 10, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


YP5K and Half Marathon volunteer shares transformation story, encourages others

Ten years ago, Golden Belt Bicycles Mechanic Neil Frizell was overweight.

September 10, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for September 10, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 10, 2015 | | Local News


​Man jailed after wrecking stolen truck

The Barton County Sheriff's Office suspects alcohol was involved in an accident Sunday involving a stolen pickup in Barton County.

September 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Controlled burn restarts, spreads

SUSANK - A fire Wednesday in Susank was caused by a controlled burn that restarted, according to the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

September 10, 2015 | | Local News


​Minor injuries reported after accident

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident at 4:58 a.m. Thursday at the U.S. 56/K-156 junction east of Great Bend. A 2013 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Linny K. Ott, 35, of Russell was southbound on K-156 approaching the "T" intersection and failed to make the turn. The vehicle continued south through the intersection, through the ditch and over the railroad tracks, coming to rest in a field.

September 10, 2015 | | 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 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.

September 10, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Presentation explores sports mascots of Kansas

The Rice County Historical Society/Coronado Quivira Museum in Lyons will host "The Common and Quirky Mascots of Kansas," a presentation and discussion by Jordan Poland at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14, at the Coronado Quivira Museum, 105 West Lyon in Lyons. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Coronado Quivira Museum at (620) 257-3941 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

September 10, 2015 | | Local News


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A DAY TO REMEMBER

Memorial Day is a day to remember the fallen soldiers that charged into battle and made that ultimate sacrifice for America. This is what the ...

May 30, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


State genealogy conference coming to Hays

HAYS - Registration is open now through June 1 for the 42nd Annual KCGS Genealogy conference, hosted by the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies and co-hosted ...

May 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Craft beer expo, barbecue and cycling

The inaugural Bike Brew Q event in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is set for July 30 at the Great Bend Expo Complex ...

May 30, 2016 | BY JOE VINDUSKA Special to the Tribune | Local News


Summer reading program engages mind and body

Great Bend Public Library's Summer Reading Program kicks off Wednesday, June 1, at the library, 1409 Williams. This summer children, teens and adults will ...

May 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer food service program ready to roll

Great Bend's five elementary schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to anyone who is 18 years old or younger this summer, starting Tuesday.

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Senior citizens encouraged to apply for checks to use at markets

The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is providing low-income seniors who meet age and income requirements with $30 in checks to purchase fresh fruits ...

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market opens Friday

Ready to taste that first mouth-watering tomato freshly picked from the vine? Or those early sweet peas, squash and green beans? Then the Summer Street ...

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


SPLASH!

It was a pleasant 75 degrees when the Wetlands water park in Great Bend opened for the season on Saturday, but it was a bit ...

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Donations accepted for poppies

American Legion Auxilary had 3,000 crepe paper poppies to distribute for Memorial Day weekend. If there are any left, volunteers will be out at ...

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KWEC to host free craft workshop combining Mother Nature, spray paint

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center and Mother Nature will supply the materials for guests to create nature silhouettes, a piece of artwork made out of ...

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Don’t let that dip in the pool turn tragic

Millions of us enjoy warm weather every year by swimming in our backyard pools and relaxing in hot tubs. Tragically though, over 200 young children ...

May 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Taking it outside

Summer is here and people will be itching to start cooking outside. But, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano warns what normally is a relaxing ...

May 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Uniforms of past wars featured at BCHS museum

"Every since Barton County has existed, we have been represented in every war foreign war this country has fought in," said Beverly Komarek. director at ...

May 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BREATHING EASY

"If you are lucky enough to get a second chance at something, don't ever waste it."

May 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Huelskamp welcomes local Veterans on Honor Flight

Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) welcomed many Veterans from Kansas who arrived in Washington on their Honor Flight. Huelskamp had nice conversations with Les Stewart, Ned ...

May 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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