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Lighter starts residential fire

Children playing with a lighter started a fire Sunday morning that caused an estimted $30,000 in damage to a duplex at 5907 Eisenhower St., Fire Chief Mike Napolitano reports.

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


More parade photos

Photos taken Saturday, July 16, at the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade.

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


After Harvest Festival Parade

The Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade on Saturday, July 16, had more than 80 entries.

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 school board to elect new officers

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will elect new officers for the 2016-2017 year when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday at the District Education Center. The board will take care of routine business for the new fiscal year, such as making appointments and naming the depository for district funds. Any policies not in the 2016-2017 handbooks will be rescinded.

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Festival celebrates 'Service Above Self'

ELLINWOOD - This year's After Harvest Festival Parade in downtown Ellinwood spanned several generations. It featured area youths as well as alumni and former teachers from Wheatland School, which closed 50 years ago. But the oldest entry was Duane Schwab's 102-year-old 1914 Model T Ford Touring Car.

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Players make a pitch for horseshoes

A friendly game of horseshoes can become serious business when there's a championship on the line. Ernesto Diaz and Darrell Keil were just having fun last Thursday at Great Bend's horseshoe pits in Brit Spaugh Park, but they planned to compete in a tournament Saturday at the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival.

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wetland Explorer: Dog Days

You've probably heard the expression, "The Dog Days of Summer" once or twice before. But these Dog Days don't actually have anything to do with earthly canines – its' all about the stars! The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that when the Dog Star Sirius began to rise with the sun in July and August, it actually brought the heat of summer with it.

July 16, 2016 | Jean Aycock, Education Director | Local News


Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee meeting in Stafford

The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin as well as the state.

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


League of Women Voters candidate's forum

The League of Women Voter's of Great Bend will be presenting a candidate's forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Crest Theatre on the square, downtown Great Bend. It is free of charge to the public. Candidates who have someone running in opposition will be on the forum. The candidates who will be running unopposed will introduce themselves. Rose Kelly will be the moderator of the event. All of the candidates for all of the races have been invited to attend and participate. Questions have been prepared by the League members and have not been distributed ...

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pre-primary election campaign reports

On July 25, treasurers for candidates running for state and county office will file their pre-primary election campaign reports. In addition, on July 28, a report of last minute contributions will also be filed by any state or county candidate who receives any contribution in the amount of $300 or more. All campaign reports are a matter of public record. Candidates for state office file

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Man reports shooting burglar in Great Bend home

The Great Bend Police Department received a report of a shooting at approximately 10 p.m. on Friday, July 15. Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Baker Ave. where they found a 39-year-old man who had been shot. He was treated by Great Bend Fire/Emergency Medical Service and transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was later transported to a Wichita hospital where he is in serious but stable condition, Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch reported. His name was not released.

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Candidates to square off at LWV forum

The League of Women Voter's of Great Bend will present a candidate's forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin in Great Bend. It is free and the public is invited, said Becky Dudrey of the LWV.

July 15, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


City looking at revamping police station

As best as he can determine, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch believes the aging white building his department calls home dates back nearly 80 years.

July 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

July 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 online enrollment begins Monday

Parents with students returning to Great Bend USD 428 in August may enroll them online beginning Monday, July 18.

July 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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June Jaunt Hot Dog Feed to benefit tornado victims

United Way of Central Kansas will host its annual Hot Dog Feed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at ...

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adopt A Pet and Shine & Show

This month's Golden Belt Humane Society Adopt a Pet event will be held in conjunction with June Jaunt and the Shine & Show car show ...

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Brandi Gruber fills exec position at ElderCare

As the new executive director of ElderCare Inc. in Great Bend, Brandi Gruber is compiling a list of priorities for the non-profit agency.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Here a chick, there a chick ...

It was never a question of which came first, the chicken or the egg; it was always the egg. Instead, the intense question was which ...

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Hoisington EMS Barn holds open house

Kids could sit behind the steering wheel of a fire truck and explore the back of an ambulance on Thursday at the Hoisington EMS Barn.

May 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer school begins June 5

It will be a short break for many USD 428 elementary students who, only a couple of weeks after the end of the school year ...

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Final lesson: GBHS students show physics principles

It was the ultimate show and share for senior physics students and the last one of their public school days. By all accounts they did ...

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Former Quicksilver treasurer sentenced for forgeries

Quicksilver Softball team will receive $4,768 in restitution from its former treasurer, Christine A. Torres, who was recently sentenced in Barton County District Court ...

May 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Prairie Godmothers invite women to help Dream Center

Current and prospective Prairie Godmothers are invited to "Delivering the Goods for Goodness' Sake" on Thursday, June 8. This come-and-go social event/service project will ...

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans service rep to visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KHP responds to minor crash in Pawnee Co.

PAWNEE COUNTY - A Salina woman was taken to Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned on Wednesday after the truck she was a passenger in crashed ...

May 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Time to remember

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this remembrance will happen here in Great ...

May 26, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Memorial Day travel at highest level since 2005

TOPEKA - The West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see more than 3.3 million people taking Memorial Day weekend trips ...

May 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetlands Waterpark opens Saturday

Great Bend's Wetlands Waterpark at 2303 Main is scheduled to open Saturday, May 27. The aquatic center will be open from 12:30-5:30 ...

May 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC to offer free citizenship classes

Barton Community College will offer free citizenship classes starting June 1 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main, Great Bend. Classes will be held ...

May 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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