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Habitat for Humanity hosts volunteer mixer

With construction on its next house under way and an upcoming talent show fundraiser in the works, Habitat for Humanity of Barton County is hosting a mixer event to thank current and prospective volunteers. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the non-profit organization's construction site, 1906 Hubbard in Great Bend.

October 10, 2011 | By Tribune staff | Local News


September Marriage/Divorce Filings

September Marriage Licenses

October 09, 2011 | | Local News


The 30th Annual Central Kansas Toy Run

The 30th Annual Central Kansas Toy Run will be held on Oct. 15., sponsored by The Men MC/American Legion Riders Post 180. A Poker Run, with registration from 9 to 10 a.m., will begin at All Things Chopped, 2400 Main. A parade line up will begin at 2 p.m. at Brit Spaugh Park, starting at 3 p.m., ending at the American Legion #180, 1011 Kansas. For information on the parade contact Johnny at 620-282-0027. An Appreciation Party will follow the parade at the American Legion Post #180 with food, entertainment and door prizes. Bring a donation ...

October 09, 2011 | | Local News


St. Rose offers free drive-through flu shots

Free flu vaccines for up to 400 people will be available at the drive-through flu-shot clinic sponsored by St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. The annual event is set for 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Great Bend Public Library parking lot, 1409 Williams.

October 08, 2011 | | Local News


Invest in Kids receives major donation

When the Raymond and Viola Wagner family learned that Barton County Commissioners eliminated this year's funding for the Early Education Center, they knew they wanted to do something. And they have done that something in a big way.

October 08, 2011 | | Local News


Back Room Blues

Australia's "virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues" will make a return appearance at The Back Room tonight. Nick Charles will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Barton County Arts Center, located at Forest and Main in Great Bend. Seats are $10.

October 08, 2011 | | Local News


New info in Longoria case shows victim not burned alive

Documents filed by prosecutors in the Adam Longoria case say that scientific evidence was considered in their decision not to seek the death penalty if the defendant is convicted of capital murder. He was bound over for trial on Thursday after a second preliminary hearing, for the Aug. 21, 2010, death of Great Bend teenager Alicia DeBolt.

October 08, 2011 | | Local News


Longoria makes brief trip to Great Bend hospital

Adam Longoria made a brief visit to Great Bend Regional Hospital late Wednesday. Sheriff Gregg Armstrong said Longoria, who is charged with capital murder in the death of Alicia DeBolt, had blood in one ear when he was taken from the Barton County Jail to the hospital at 514 Cleveland St., around 11:49 p.m. Longoria received treatment and was returned to jail without incident.

October 08, 2011 | | Local News


Pilot Club holds Brain Power Walk

Members of the Pilot Club of Great Bend took a stroll around the courthouse downtown square Saturday, Oct. 1, to promote Brain Awareness Month.

October 08, 2011 | | Local News


Krom brings home two state awards

When Sarah Krom says she was surprised to receive two recent awards, she is telling it like it is. After all, she missed both formal presentations while attending simultaneous meetings in Manhattan.

October 06, 2011 | | Local News


Brit Spaugh Zoo Boo

The 2011 Zoo Boo is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Brit Spaugh Zoo, 2123 Main in Great Bend. The annual event is a family-friendly opportunity for young people to get treats without a lot of tricks.

October 06, 2011 | | Local News


Police returning burglary evidence to victims

The Great Bend Police Department has some stolen items and would like to see them returned to their rightful owners, Detective Terry Millard said.

October 06, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Orphan train history coming to Great Bend

At the age of 3, a Jewish toddler named Teresa left the only home she knew, to ride on a train from New York to Kansas, and was given to strangers in Ellis County.

October 06, 2011 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Hayes hired as Community Coordinator

The City of Great Bend announced Monday during the City Council meeting that after nearly a year of planning and preparation, a Community Coordinator has been hired. Christina Hayes, a Claflin native, will assume her position with the City of Great Bend in the coming weeks.

October 06, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


GBHS Debate Tournamet

On Saturday, Oct. 1st, the Great Bend Debate Team traveled to Lyons and Sterling. The Junior Varsity tournament was held in Sterling. Due to extenuating circumstances, Sylvia Ofoma, Paige Vanstenburgh, and Nathanial Cheney competed as a three man team. They ended the tournament with a 3-2 win-loss record placing 10th out of 30 teams. Mickie McNett and Michael Gieck finished with a 4-1 win-loss record and placed 3rd out of 30 teams.

October 05, 2011 | | Local News


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Great Bend Cemetery Board meeting

A special meeting of the Great Bend Cemetery Board will be held at noon today at the cemetery office.

March 05, 2015 | | Local News


​Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists to discuss amphibians

The March meeting of the Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Recently launched, Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists provides monthly opportunities for adults and interested teens to learn more about the natural world, participate in research opportunities and enjoy hands-on activities. Programs are free and open to the public.

March 03, 2015 | | Local News


Imagination Playground open Wednesday

Parents are invited to bring their children to the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., to use the Imagination Playground. The playground will be set up from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday and again from 6:30-7:30 Wednesday evening.

March 03, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington Forensics 3rd at Great Bend

The Hoisington High School forensics team placed third out of 8 schools at a forensics tournament at Great Bend High School recently.

March 03, 2015 | | Local News


Williams seeking position on local school board

"I have a desire to help make the great school district we already have into the best that it can be for all children!" This is Dr. Don Williams' goal as he seeks a position on the USD 428 Board of Education. Although only a resident of Great Bend for a little less than three years, Williams, his wife, and family, have been long-time residents of central Kansas. After graduating from Kansas Wesleyan in Salina in 1970, he taught all of the sciences in the junior and senior high at Hanston. In addition, he was the junior high coach for ...

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


Filmmaker Jay Kriss to speak at Dust Bowl Series

Filmmaker Jay Kriss will be speaking as part of the program for "It blew So Hard: The Dust Bowl and Great Depression in Western Kansas" discussion series from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, at the Kinsley Library, 208 E. 8th St. Kinsley.

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


Hop on board FrogWatch USA

With spring just around the corner, the fourth season for Cheyenne Bottoms FrogWatch Chapter is starting and volunteers are needed to help monitor our frogs and toads.

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


C&V Home Improvement sponsors Lead Safe Certification Training for contractors and landlords

In 2010, Kansas enacted legislation requiring contractors and landlords to follow Lead Safe Work Practices (LSWP) when remodeling homes and certain commercial entities built prior to 1978. Contractors and landlords must assume lead is present in paint and stains for all pre-78 homes. Contractors are required to complete certification and to conduct their work in compliance with the LSWP. One struggle facing certification for contactors is the lack of local certification classes. The closest available training is in the Wichita area. "We are sponsoring this class so that all contractors and landlords can have convenient access to certification and recertification ...

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


Wetland Explorer

In a room darkened by blankets placed over the drapes, the tick tock of a clock sounds a steady beat. Pungent vapors waft through the room, radiating from a cloth covered in Vicks vapor rub wrapped around the child's neck. Unconcerned, she turns the pages of the book quickly as she reads.

March 01, 2015 | Pam Martin, KDWPT Educator | Local News


GBHS Spring Play

Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (Female Version), produced by Great Bend High School Theatre Department, opens March 1, and runs through March 3. Anyone who has ever had a roommate can relate to the conflict that forms the basis of Neil Simon's female version. Living with someone - whether best friend or total stranger - will produce stress in even the closest of relationships. The minor tensions and major flare-ups between Olive Madison and Florence Unger run the gamut of what can go wrong when two people share the same space.

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


Colleges facing new Title IX responsibilities

Most people who have heard of Title IX associate the term with gender equality in school athletics, but the federal act is much more than that. Angie Maddy, dean of Student Services at Barton Community College, recently provided college trustees with a status report on BCC compliance.

February 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mars One candidate misses final cut

A local man won't be one of the first colonists on Mars. Grady Bolding, 27, of Great Bend, was one of more than 200,000 people who applied to become an astronaut with Mars One, a Netherlands-based company that intends to begin sending people to Mars by 2024. All of those applicants knew it would be a one-way trip.

February 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Aktion Club visits Shafer Art Gallery

The Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club toured the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College on Feb. 13. Shafter Gallery Director Dave Barnes helped members identify pieces of artwork that they had been instructed to find at the gallery.

February 28, 2015 | | Local News


Touched by Cancer support group plans bake sale; no March meetings

Touched by Cancer Support Group will not meet in March. The next scheduled meeting is set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St.

February 28, 2015 | | Local News


Walking School Bus

Notes are going home from elementary school all over town this week to encourage parents to sign up their children for the Walking School Bus.

February 27, 2015 | | Local News


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