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GIANT WATER FIGHT

The Kiwanis Wet/Dry Parade will provide a fun way to cool off Saturday, Aug. 12, at Great Bend's Party in the Park.

August 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veterans rep to visit Great Bend

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center, 1025 Main Street, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Area veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to their time in service. 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.

August 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Party under shooting stars

This Friday, Aug. 11, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will hold a party under falling stars.

August 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer jam recalled

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of a two-part series on the Summer Jam music festival that took place in Great Bend in August 1978. Delete-Merge Up

August 05, 2017 | BY MATT KEENAN Special to the Tribune | Local News


Bike Brew Q raises $5K for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Over 160 cyclists, craft beer and barbecue enthusiasts came together and raised upwards of $5,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the second annual Bike Brew Q event at the Great Bend Expo Complex on July 29. Cyclists headed out in the morning and routes were available from 20-72 miles and included road and gravel routes. All routes included support and gear (SAG) stops sponsored by local businesses and philanthropy groups, and gave riders a chance to rest, hydrate and refuel.

August 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


It's time to strike up the GBHS band

Great Bend High School freshmen band members, drum majors and section leaders will meet Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 8-10, in the GBHS Band Room from 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

August 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

August 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC budget hearing is Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a budget hearing at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The board will also hold its monthly study session. Topics for discussion include the July financial report, Composite Financial Index (CFI) rating index, City of Great Bend Revitalization Plan, Higher Learning Center presentation, and Corrections programming.

August 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sen. Moran to host Kansas Listening Tour stop in Barton County

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced that he will visit Great Bend as part of his Kansas Listening Tour on Thursday, Aug. 10. Area residents are encouraged to attend the meeting from 2-3 p.m. in the meeting room at American Ag Credit, 5634 10th St., and share feedback with Sen. Moran on the critical issues facing Kansas and the nation.

August 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Couch: Be respectful at meeting

A large crowd is expected to attend the Monday's Great Bend City Council meeting at the Great Bend Events Center, but suspended Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch is urging for calm.

August 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Summer Jam: Right place, right time

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series on the Summer Jam music festival that took place in Great Bend in August 1978.

August 03, 2017 | BY MATT KEENAN Special to the Tribune | Local News


KASB rep touts 'new day' for Kansas ed

A new school year is just around the corner, with a new formula to fund Kansas schools and a plan to redesign Kansas education. In fact, "It's a new day for Kansas education," a Kansas Association of School Boards representative said Thursday.

August 03, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPD study to look at wages, morale

It was during a special Great Bend City Council meeting June 29 that Police Chief Cliff Couch leveled accusations of unethical behavior within city government. Following four executive sessions totalling two hours and 45 minutes, the council approved contracting with an outside party to do a compensation and management study of the Great Bend Police Department.

August 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas begins offering federally compliant ID

TOPEKA - Kansas has a new driver's license design, specifically formatted to comply with approaching federal ID requirements for airport security purposes, three years early.

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council changes venue for meeting

The Monday Great Bend City Council meeting will be moved to the Great Bend Events Center, 3111 10th St., to accommodate an anticipated larger-than normal crowd in light of the controversy involving Police Chief Cliff Couch and the council, city officials announced Thursday afternoon. It will start at 7:30 p.m.

August 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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911 Office to get new security camera, intercom

In an effort to upgrade the security at the Barton County 911 Office, the County Commission Monday morning approved the purchase of replacement security camera ...

August 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


FHSU Golden Belt Alumni Chapter gathering

ELLINWOOD - Join area Fort Hays State University alumni and friends, and take a step back in time to experience life during the prohibition era when ...

August 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lack of quorum nixes council meeting

It was the meeting that wasn't.

August 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Historical Society to hold Rolling Sculpture car show

Barton County Historical Society will host Rolling Sculpture 2017, its annual car show and open house, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on ...

August 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ellinwood's star shooter

Katelyn Reh wasn't sure she wanted to be in the shooting club when she joined the Ellinwood Energizers 4-H Club 10 years ago.

August 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

August 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts attends Great Bend Chamber Coffee

When he's home in Kansas, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts makes a point of expressing his fondness for long-time friends, and Thursday morning's ...

August 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Child Welfare Family Summit coming to GB

On Saturday, Aug. 26, the Kansas Family Advisory Network and the Kansas Foster and Adoptive Parent Association will co-sponsor a meeting in Great Bend seeking ...

August 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Road work to cause delays on North Washington Monday

On Monday, Aug. 21, the Barton County Road and Bridge Department will begin asphalt and overlay work on North Washington County Road from NW 50 ...

August 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Events Calendar: Aug. 18-23

FRIDAY

August 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Police ask residents to remove signs from city right of way

As a matter of public safety, the Great Bend Police Department is requesting that signs placed on the city right of way adjacent to public ...

August 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned man boasted he spat on officer's pizza

LARNED - Following a bench trial Wednesday morning, Pawnee County District Judge Bruce Gatterman found Jacob Ohnmacht, 27, of Larned, guilty of criminal threat involving the ...

August 17, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Pursuit ends in death by suicide; officer injured

On Thursday afternoon, the Kansas Highway Patrol was involved in a pursuit that began in Edwards County and ended in Pawnee County near Garfield, and ...

August 17, 2017 | By Tribune staff | Local News


GB council to hold special meeting Friday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend events Center, 3111 10th St ...

August 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Meet the Panthers happening Sunday

The Great Bend High School Booster Club will sponsor the second annual Meet the Panthers event, starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20 ...

August 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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