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Zoo improvements coming

Although just in the preliminary stages, changes are coming to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo following action by the City Council Monday night.

August 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Row of houses declared unsafe, dangerous

The Great Bend City Council Monday night set a public hearing date for four houses deemed as unsafe and dangerous structures in the 2100 block of 16th Street with the goal of having them demolished.

August 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Later alcohol sales, Sunday sales OKed

For the first time since the 1980s, liquor stores in Great Bend will be allowed to stay open until 11 p.m., and, for the first time ever, they will be allowed to be open on Sundays.

August 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser announced

The American Legion Auxiliary is having its sixth Annual Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser this Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Great Bend American Legion Post, 1011 Kansas Ave. The front door opens at 6 p.m.

August 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor awarded to veterans

United States military veterans were awarded Quilts of Valor by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor on July 29 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. Photos were provided by Gerald Postlethwaite.

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Craig and Jolene Biggs named Old Bill Honorees

Each year the Barton Foundation Board chooses someone to honor with the "Old Bill" honorarium at its annual Big Benefit Auction. This year they have chosen Craig and Jolene Biggs.

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Academy, 5220 West 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Gaila Neilsen with greeters Dale Hogg and Shannon Stafford. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Contract to build overlook OKed by commission

It has been a long time coming. Construction on the much-anticipated Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington on K-4 should begin this fall following the approval of the bid to build the attraction by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

August 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BUILDING A DREAM

This week has been one of transformation for the Central Kansas Dream Center.

July 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Huelskamp thanks Great Bend intern Phillip Kuhn

Congressman Tim Huelskamp met with Phillip Kuhn of Great Bend today to personally thank him for his efforts this summer in Huelskamp's Hutchinson District office. Kuhn is nearing the completion of a congressional internship and has been working on various administrative projects, including policy research and assisting on casework for our Veterans.

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS Marching Panthers strike up the band this week

It's hard to believe it's that time, but Great Bend High School freshmen band members, drum majors and section leaders will meet Monday, Aug. 1 to 3, in the GBHS Band Room from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Freshmen and Varsity members will also meet on Aug. 4, 5 and 8, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The Aug. 9, rehearsal will be in the morning only. Drum majors and section leaders will congregate at 7:30 a.m., with freshmen needing to check ...

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sponsor a Preservation Engraving Program

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one of an on-going series featuring the Sponsor a Preservation Engraving Program, sponsored by Barton County and the Great Bend Tribune. The goal is to feature veterans with county connections who may otherwise be over looked. To be a part of the program and sponsor a vet, simply contact the County Administrator's Office at 620-793-1800. Cost for this veteran is $45.

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Primary voting sites listed

With voters heading to the polls Tuesday for the primary election, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman has some last–minute reminders.

July 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Fort Larned carpenter recalls restoration

LARNED - When visitors step onto the grounds of the Fort Larned National Historic State today, they see it as it appeared in the 1860s during the Indian Wars. Mildon Yeager – a retired carpenter who worked at the site for 20 years – also sees years of restoration that took place in the 20th century, and continues to this day.

July 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Company selling city map ads not affiliated with Tribune

There is a company from Illinois calling local businesses about purchasing space on the city map on behalf of the Great Bend Tribune. However, "this company has no affiliation with the Great Bend Tribune and is misrepresenting themselves and our products," said Tribune Advertising Manager Diane Lacy-Trostle.

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Teacher has 2nd career as ambulance driver

Editor's Note: This is one in an ongoing series of stories about how USD 428 teachers spend their summer break.

June 23, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


City of Great Bend water quality report is available

The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2016 is now available, said Director of Public Works Charlie Suchy. However, the ...

June 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fleeing motorist crashes in Russell County

A motorist fleeing law enforcement was seriously injured in a crash Thursday morning, Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray A. Marston reports.

June 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Truck overturns in Russell County

A Dodge City man was injured when the truck he was driving crashed Wednesday in Russell County.

June 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Caring hearts

Campers from Camp Hope spent the day in Great Bend on Thursday at the zoo and at the Great Bend Swimming pool, of course none ...

June 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Plans discussed for 10th, Grant improvements

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington traveled to the Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., recently to discuss the 10th and Grant geometric improvement project, along ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County gets federal funds for ice storm damage

Mother Nature was a hot topic for Barton County Road and Bridge Director as his department received $46,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


2016 city audit approved

The Great Bend City Council Monday night learned the city received an "unmodified" opinion for its 2016, and voted to accept the findings report as ...

June 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Campers rejoice

Wednesday was another fun-filled day for campers and volunteers alike at Camp Hope. They got the opportunity to visit in Great Bend and enjoy the ...

June 21, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


City auction set for Friday

The City of Great Bend will have its annual public auction starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday next to the Police Department, 1217 Williams ...

June 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BLACKHAWKS UP

Community leaders from several central Kansas communities got a bird's-eye view of Barton County during an orientation flight Wednesday sponsored by the Kansas National ...

June 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City hires law firm

The city of Great Bend has entered into an agreement with Edward L. Keeley, an attorney with the Wichita law firm McDonald Tinker to provide ...

June 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fulfilling dreams

Campers from several states came out to Camp Aldrich this past Sunday to take part in the 2017 Camp Hope which runs through Saturday. This ...

June 20, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton Community College Foundation at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th Street, at 9 ...

June 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thunderstorm watch issued for Barton County

WICHITA - Barton County is included in a 40-county area in central and western Kansas placed under a thunderstorm watch by the National Weather Service in ...

June 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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