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Wetlands wonderland

Fluffy flakes of snow were falling on Cheyenne Bottoms when the Kansas Wetlands Education Center opened its doors Saturday morning, but it only added to the festive spirit at the center's open house.

December 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


November Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Deck the Halls safely this holiday season

As the holidays approach, Great Bend residents are becoming increasingly excited about adorning their homes for the season. However, these decorations, as beautiful as they are, can also be a home fire hazard, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

December 03, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department awarded grant funding

The Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $5,992 grant through the Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Program administered by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The grant award will be used by the fire department for the purchase of new firefighting safety gear, such as fire coats, helmets, boots, pants and masks. Approximately $200,000 is being awarded to fire departments throughout the state for safety gear, washer/extractor machines for cleaning bunker gear, and the start-up of Junior Firefighter programs.

December 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OPEC deal could trigger gas price hikes

It came just in time for the holiday driving season.

December 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ks Oil & Gas Museum has holiday wish list

Children aren't the only ones making Christmas wish lists for Santa. The Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame and Museum staff have a list of their own.

December 01, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Tree of Life benefits hospice patients at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice

While the Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away.

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


Holiday hiring strong statewide, nationwide

TOPEKA – With the holiday seasonal hiring leading the way, Kansas' October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, the same rate that was reported in Barton County, according to figures released by the Kansas Department of Labor last week.

December 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Santas Around The World’ exhibit open through Dec. 23

This time of year, a question usually arises about the 'Santas Around The World' exhibit located in downtown Great Bend. Are there 23 or 24 Santas in the exhibit? The answer is that there are 23 displays showcasing 24 Santas. That's because one display, Pere Noel of France, includes two figures.

December 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

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

December 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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.

December 01, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CLAFLIN TRADITION GROWING

CLAFLIN - Preparations have begun in Claflin for the town's annual Christmas Tree lighting and holiday festival Sunday, Dec. 4. Different this year will be the location the ceremony will take place. After the city finalized the acquisition of a vacant corner lot on Main Street in October, plans were made to move the focal point of the celebration from the vacant lot north of the city's grocery store. Sunday evening, visitors and residents alike will meet at the corner of Albro and Main Streets to ring in the holidays in style.

November 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sen. Moran's office has tickets to Presidential Inauguration

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will be offering a limited number of tickets to Kansans for the inauguration ceremony of the 45th President of the United States. The ceremony will take place on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, on the west side of the U.S. Capitol Building.

November 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Spotlight in garage starts fire

A double-car detached garage sustained an estimated $8,000 in damage Wednesday after a fire broke out at 64 NE 21 Road.

November 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to tour bus barn

Members of the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education plan to tour the district bus barn at 12th and Williams St. at noon Tuesday, Dec. 6. Superintendent Brad Reed said the tour should take about 30 minutes.

November 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Holiday décor, decorated homes to be on display

Xi Delta Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi's annual Holiday Décor open house is set 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Flavored ...

November 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC officials study enrollment trends

At a retreat earlier this month, Barton Community College trustees talked about the future of traditional campuses. Online education and shifts in demographics are changing ...

November 24, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBHS Hall of Fame

Great Bend High School has announced its 2017 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one a longtime swimming coach ...

November 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Imagination Library sparking interest in reading

United Way of Central Kansas kicked off Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Great Bend in August with much anticipation and fanfare, celebrating the children ...

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


BCHD confirms meningitis case

The Barton County Health Department has been notified of a confirmed case of bacterial meningitis caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. Pneumococcal meningitis is fairly ...

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


TURKEY DAY

An Eisenhower Elementary student walks past turkey artwork, last week at the school. The feathers on this bird represent individuals at the school; each contains ...

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to host holiday events

Barton Community College invites the public to celebrate the holidays with the following events:

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local teacher, student receive awards

A student and a teacher from Riley Elementary School received awards on Tuesday for all their hard work this school year.

November 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton celebrates inmate success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Barton Community College, Ellsworth Correctional Facility and the Kansas Department of Corrections highlighted the success of about 140 inmates who have taken the initiative to ...

November 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Thanksgiving a popular holiday

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims - early settlers of Plymouth Colony - held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event ...

November 22, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


THANK YOU SANTA, MRS. CLAUS

Randy and Sandy Smith, who portrayed Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas in Great Bend for decades, will serve as the grand marshals for the ...

November 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Giving Tuesday is Nov. 28

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and next Tuesday is a day of giving, thanks.

November 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


VFW QUILTS OF VALOR

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 in Great Bend presented Quilts of Valor to seven veterans in November 2017.

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thanksgiving travel numbers highest in 12 years

TOPEKA – AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last ...

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ElderCare starts new Santa program in area counties

ElderCare home-services clients in eight area counties will benefit from the non-profit agency's Christmas spirit.

November 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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