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Carving awards

Barry Bowers, Great Bend, competed in the Wichita Wood Carving Show, May 20-21 at the Cessna Activity Center. Several of his pieces won awards.

June 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Schroeder, Wedel earn summer vocal venues

Jadynce Schroeder of Holy Family School in Great Bend auditioned for Music Theatre of Wichita in April and was accepted into their production. Schroeder will perform in "Newsies" in August.

June 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Band shell concert photos

The Great Bend Municipal Band performed June 1, 2017, for the 90th-anniversary celebration and rededication of the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell, with the new Thelma Faye Harms Stage.

June 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City Band: Crowd turns out for band shell dedication

Hundreds of people came downtown Thursday evening for the Great Bend Municipal Band's first concert of 2017. It was the 90th anniversary celebration and rededication of the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell, located on the south side of the Barton County Courthouse Square. It was also the dedication of the latest improvement to the band shell, the Thelma Faye Harms Stage.

June 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Girl Scouts earn badges

Junior Girl Scouts in grades 4-5 had fun learning all about gardening during "How Does Your Garden Grow?" at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

June 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hanston man dies in ATV crash

HODGEMAN COUNTY - A 55-year-old Hanston man died Tuesday as the result of an ATV crash in Hodgeman County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Jeffrey C. Hahn was driving a 2007 Polaris all-terrain vehicle down an embankment on a county road 10 miles north and 2.5 miles east of Hanston around 8:30 p.m. on May 30 when the vehicle rolled. He was not wearing a helmet.

June 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ACE Hardware shuts doors

Pride Ag Resources personnel were loading merchandise out of the Great Bend ACE Hardware Store, 4903 10th, Thursday morning as the store was being closed. According to a sign on the door, "Great Bend ACE Hardware will be closing effective June 1, 2017, due to economic conditions." A company official at the site said the decision was made by the Pride Ag Resources Board based in Dodge City.

June 01, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Veterans and family fair to be held in Great Bend

KansasWorks Great Bend, located at 1025 Main St., will host a Veterans and Family Resource Fair on Saturday, June 3. Sessions will run from 11 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m.

June 01, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


'Renewed' band brings Great Bend singer home

Kimberlee Jo Eaton, formerly Stiles, will return to Great Bend with her husband Mark and their band Renewed this weekend for two performances during June Jaunt.

May 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sixth Annual June Jaunt returns Friday, with fresh slate of fun

Five years ago, June Jaunt made its premiere, encouraging locals and travelers along K-96 to "get their fix" of fun and fantastic entertainment as they journey from Tribune at the Colorado border, east to Barton County. This year, Great Bend is the ultimate destination for fun.

May 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

The smiling young helmet-clad cyclist could hardly control her excitement as she straddled her new, small, pink bike, complete with petal-shaped pedals and training wheels. She wanted to ride.

May 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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.

May 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Letter: City official retaliated against police chief

In an open letter to members of the Great Bend City Council, Great Bend attorney Dennis Keenan accused City Administrator Howard Partington of a pattern of retaliation against Police Chief Cliff Couch. He goes on to demand the council appoint a third-party investigator to look into the allegations.

May 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Foot chase ends in arrest

Great Bend Police officers arrested a 20-year-old man after a short foot chase at 2:20 a.m. on Wednesday in the 2300 block of Washington Street.

May 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Summer readers invited to build a better world

Great Bend Public Library's Summer Reading Program encourages participants to "Build a Better World." Kids and adults can sign up any time starting Thursday, June 1.

May 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Scenes from Camp Hope

Camp Hope 2018 wrapped up Saturday, after a week of activities in Barton County. Camp Hope Media Coordinator Barb Keltner, Eudora, reports there were 72 ...

June 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Going Buggy

Dancing slugs and butterflies from the StoneLion Puppet Theatre interacted with audience members Saturday at Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery. The gallery and ...

June 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Baker to stand trial for death of cyclists

The man accused of accidentally causing the deaths of two people riding a motorcycle through Great Bend on Aug. 16, 2014, may face a jury ...

June 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Area counties report on harvest progress

More rain in the Golden Belt has delayed harvest in some areas. Reports from Rice, Pawnee and Ford counties show yields to be higher than ...

June 23, 2018 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Midwest Energy holds public meetings on electric rate changes

HAYS – Midwest Energy is seeking board of directors approval for proposed electric rate changes, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

June 23, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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 the ...

June 23, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City administrator finalists to be announced

Great Bend city officials will announce the three finalists for the city administrator position at 10 a.m. Monday, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said. The ...

June 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wanted: GBHS grads from 1960-1963

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In 1960, the classes of 1960-63 at Great Bend High School became part of Project Talent, a landmark study of 440,000 ...

June 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Best camp in the world’

Harrison Sellers gives Camp Hope two thumbs up. Harrison, who prefers to be called "Harry," is almost 10 years old and is attending the annual ...

June 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPL host KWEC

The Great Bend Public Library hosted the Kansas Wetlands education Center on Thursday as part of the summer program, "Libraries Rock with Rock and Roll ...

June 21, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Rain slows harvest in Barton County

Barton County and much of the state received widespread rains overnight on June 19 into the 20th, which put harvest on hold in many areas.

June 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


House passes Farm Bill

The United States House of Representatives Thursday passed the crucial five-year Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also know as the Farm Bill. The House ...

June 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 concedes violation of policy in graduation remarks

Counsel representing Great Bend USD 428 has responded to a complaint from Christopher Line, a Patrick O'Reiley Legal Fellow with the Freedom From Religion ...

June 21, 2018 | Veronica Coons | 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 ...

June 21, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Fatal crash in Ness County

Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle crash at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday in Ness County, 6 miles east of Ness City on K-96 ...

June 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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