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American Legion adopts Fort Dodge soldiers

The Great Bend American Legion Auxiliary is inviting the public to help bring holiday cheer to veterans at the Kansas Soldiers' Home at Fort Dodge. People can come to the Argonne Post 180, located at 1011 Kansas Ave., and adopt a veteran from the Angel Tree, said Brenda Krueger, project chairwoman.

November 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Christmas is coming

Saturday, Great Bend officially welcomes the Christmas season. The City of Great Bend's Community Coordinator, Christina Hayes, in conjunction with several businesses and organizations, have planned several activities to bring together the community in celebration.

November 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


19th annual Santa’s Workshop is coming to Great Bend

Great Bend High School students, community volunteers and Great Bend Recreation Commission staff will be transforming the City Auditorium into Santa's Workshop.

November 25, 2015 | | Local News


Vandalism closes Pawnee County Food Pantry, other services

LARNED – It was on the eve of Thanksgiving, but it was difficult for Margaret Larson to be thankful Wednesday morning.

November 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Region to see 2nd highest Thanksgiving travel since 2007

According to AAA nearly 3.8 million in the West North Central Region of the U.S., of which Kansas is a part, will journey more than 50 miles from home this Thanksgiving holiday, the second highest travel volume for the region since 2007.

November 25, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Drillers strike oil at landfill

At the Barton County Landfill, up from the ground comes a bubblin' crude.

November 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


​Cookie Contest promises sweet fun to Saturday shoppers

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday. The seventh annual Great Bend Holiday Cookie Contest is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., allowing people to sample cookies from 16 participating business locations and vote for the best cookies in town.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


Prairie Ink accepting submissions

Editors Jamie Oss and Teresa Johnson of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, Prairie Ink, are accepting entries for its seventh edition.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


Mutual aid dispatched to river fire on Monday

Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units to the west of Radium Road in the area of the Arkansas River (SW 60 Ave. and West Barton County Road) at 12:06 p.m. Monday for the report of hay bales on fire. They arrived on scene and found several large hay bales as well as grass and trees on fire.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


Raffle available at Grugg family fundraiser for medical expenses

HOISINGTON - Opportunities to win prizes have been added to the agenda at the upcoming fundraiser for a Hoisington boy who is facing a life-threatening illness.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


KHP responds to accident near Bunker Hill

A Russell woman was taken to Russell Regional Hospital after the 2013 Ford Focus she was driving went off Old U.S. 40, half a mile west of Bunker Hill, at 7:50 a.m. Monday. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Ashtyn Elizabeth Brown, 17, was driving east when the car entered the south ditch and collided with a sign before coming to rest at an access road. She sustained possible injury; she was wearing a seat belt.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


​School board schedules special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at the district office, 201 S. Patton Road. The agenda calls for a one-hour executive session for the discussion of personnel. According to the agenda, no action is expected after the executive session.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


No Kiwanis this week

The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club will not have a regular meeting this week. The next meeting will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Derrick Room at Perkins Restaurant. Use the north door.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bendbusiness.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


Many will benefit from Giving Tuesday

A gift to your favorite charity with be worth even more during the next few days. More than 60 area nonprofit organizations are participating in the Golden Belt Community Foundation's second Giving Day on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

November 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Voter deadlines looming

With the Nov. 8 general election a little over a month away, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman wants to remind county resident of pending ...

October 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Annual spaghetti feed set for Thursday

The Great Bend Noon Lions Club will hold its 32nd-annual Spaghetti Feed from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Great Bend Elks ...

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FEMA denies appeal for federal disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied an appeal made by Governor Sam Brownback regarding a request for a federal disaster declaration for a number ...

September 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


OTR for Sept. 30, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teachers see success with 'Behavior Matrix'

At the start of the school year at Riley Elementary, students visited several learning stations as they became familiar with their school.

September 29, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Senior Day features scholarship giveaways

Barton Community College will help area high school seniors plan for their futures at Senior Day, starting at 2 p.m. Nov. 5, with a ...

September 29, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Taking Flight

It was a perfect day, according to the pilots, for taking to the skies for the 2016 Fly Kansas Air Tour. This is a three-day ...

September 29, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton County LEPC Meeting

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

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Sept. 28

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Info sought on stolen boat

Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about the theft of a green Lowe jon boat and trailer, with a tarp ...

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS spikers bring in food donations

The Great Bend Middle School volleyball team is learning about teamwork and giving 100 percent on-and-off the court.

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Appraiser’s Office gathering data to set 2017 values

The Barton County Appraiser's Office is in the process of collecting new construction information and reviewing properties that have sold, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld ...

September 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KS Ed Commissioner Watson visits

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson and Kansas Department of Education Board Member Sally Cauble gathered first-hand information from teachers and students during a ...

September 28, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Dueling Pianos fundraiser slated for Argonne All-Stars

A dinner and dueling pianos show, "Fun Pianos 176 Keys," will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Great Bend Events Center. The fundraiser for ...

September 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS Jazz Band offers Popcorn & Pop concert

Music fans are invited to join the Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band for Pop and Popcorn at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct ...

September 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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