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Spring landscaping topic of Wednesday program

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn session titled "Preparing for a Spring Landscape" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th. Attendees will learn how to plant bulbs, bed down perennials and care for turf so that they thrive after the winter.

October 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Saturday crash injures Ellinwood man

An Ellinwood man was injured in a one-vehicle accident south of Ellinwood early Saturday morning, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

October 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cowboy shooting demo returns to 16th Annual Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show

Fall and harvest go hand-in-hand. Next weekend, visitors to Larned will have the chance to see how harvest traditions have shaped this area over the past 150 years. The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum and Research Library will host the 16th Annual Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Highlighting antique tractors and gas engines, the Tired Iron Show draws a large crowd from central Kansas as well as surrounding states. Admission to the event is $5 for ages 16 ...

October 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


NATIVE SON

HOISINGTON - Students at Hoisington's USD 431 schools, as well as students at Otis-Bison, had the rare opportunity this past week to meet and learn from an award winning Native American musician, flute maker and storyteller Keith Bear. And Bear has had the opportunity to visit with family and friends, and to finally meet his youngest grandchild for the first time.

October 02, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


High Tunnel Tour scheduled for Tuesday

Since 2015, three applicants for the NRCS High Tunnel program have built and put into service tunnels in Barton and Rush counties. Following their first full growing seasons, owners of the tunnels have agreed to open their tunnels for a high tunnel tour, presented by the USDA, NRCS, Barton, Pawnee and Rush County Conservation Districts and K-State Research and Extension. This is an opportunity for those interested in this innovative method of growing produce to learn about the program to learn about the purposes of high tunnels and how they are being utilized locally. Information will be shared about how ...

October 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Duck hunters celebrated at KWEC Hunter Appreciation Breakfast

Duck hunting season begins on Oct. 8 for the Low Plains Early Zone. Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area offers premier waterfowl hunting opportunities and the traditions that go with those hunts. In what has become a new tradition over the last four years, duck hunters are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, located at the southeast corner of Cheyenne Bottoms along K-156 Highway, after their hunt from 8 to 11 a.m .on Oct. 8 for a free Hunter Appreciation Breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, coffee, and juice will be served.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for Nov. 1

Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its current competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee

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.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service Representative 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 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 13, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Sept. 29

October 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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 registration deadlines.

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 Lodge, 1120 Kansas. Dine-in and carry-out will be available.

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 of Kansas counties affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding May 22-31, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management announced Friday.

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


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Barton County ready to battle flu

Editor's note: The Barton County Health Department is holding a special flu shot clinic Saturday, Oct. 28. This is the second story in a ...

October 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Whooping crane fall migration has begun

STAFFORD COUNTY – Annually each fall, central Kansas is one of the few places where it is possible to see whooping cranes. From late October through ...

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


Severe weather forecast for Saturday

WICHITA -- The National Weather Service in Wichita is forecasting the poossibility of severe weather Saturday across Kansas. Severe storms are expected to develop along a ...

October 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Housing and recruitment hot topics for candidates

Editor's note: This is our final installment of reports concerning Tuesday night's Candidates Forum presented by the Tribune and the Great Bend chapter ...

October 20, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend City Council candidate bios

Candidates for Great Bend Mayor, Great Bend City Council, and USD 428 were invited to participate in a candidates forum Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the ...

October 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pumpkin Piety

First Christian Church at 5230 Broadway Ave. has opened its pumpkin patch.

October 19, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Candidates for USD 428 BOE spotlighted at forum

Following the closing comments by mayoral candidates who opened the Candidate Forum Tuesday night, League of Women Voters representative Rose Kelly requested candidates for USD ...

October 18, 2017 | 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 ...

October 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Bentley eligible for parole hearing

Twenty-five years after going to prison for aggravated battery committed in Ellsworth County, Curtis Lee Bentley, 57, is scheduled for a parole hearing in November ...

October 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Reality U

Great Bend Middle School's eighth graders had some tough choices to make Wednesday.

October 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sheriff’s Office plans selective enforcement

On Friday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a selective enforcement in the area of North East 30 Road from U.S. 281 ...

October 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCSO teaches people about crime prevention

Lt. Stephen Billinger of the Barton County Sheriff's Office talked about crime prevention and how people can protect themselves on Wednesday during a Stop ...

October 18, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


FHSU, rural Kansas meeting challenges

The concerns plaguing Fort Hays State University are the same as those plaguing rural Kansas as a whole, FHSU Interim Provost Jeff Briggs said. And ...

October 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quivira whooping crane program

STAFFORD COUNTY - Cranes will be the featured topic at a special event from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge ...

October 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Gordee running as write-in candidate

Jim Gordee has announced his write-in candidacy for Ward 4 of the Great Bend City Council.

October 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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