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Mawhirter announces candidacy for Council Ward 2

Rachel Mawhirter says that the problems facing the City of Great Bend are real, but that the solutions can be simple. As one of three candidates for the Ward 2 seat on the Great Bend City Council, Mawhirter wants to use her background in entrepreneurship and marketing to bring concepts from the private sector into the public sector.

October 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC Theatre holding open auditions for ‘Horror Movie Survival Guide’

Barton Theatre is hosting auditions for its upcoming show "Horror Movie Survival Guide," a comedic play which spoofs horror movies. Auditions are 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 12 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Rehearsals begin Oct. 16 and the performance is 7 p.m. on Nov. 6. Those who wish to audition can show up anytime during the allotted hours on either night. The Theatre Department will be casting all roles and all technical positions. No preparation is necessary and all are invited to audition. For more information, contact Dr. Rick Abel at abelr@bartonccc.edu ...

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Sneak Preview Concert

The Barton Visual and Performing Arts Department will host its annual Sneak Preview Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Supreme Court Justice delivers opening remarks at annual rodeo

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Dan Biles visited Great Bend Saturday, in order to deliver the opening remarks at the 13th Annual Rosewood Rodeo for the second time in two years. His relationship with Rosewood Services dates back nearly 19 years, when he was asked to represent the organization as a practicing lawyer. The opportunity allowed him to get to know some of the nearly 50 participants competing in the annual rodeo, and he took a moment to reflect on his years of advocacy with people with disabilities.

October 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Red Light, Green Light

For the second year running, Great Bend was the October destination for car and automobilia collectors from around the region and beyond. A diverse selection of around 100 vehicles filled Expo 1 and 2. Hand-picked by co-organizers Chris Froetschner and Chad Ehrlich, the show was intended to appeal to a wide range of potential buyers. They included trucks and cars, anywhere from an entry level project to daily drivers, up to $100,000 vehicles high-point cars. The mix is intentional, Froetschner said. The diversity ensures they don't end up with a lot of high-end cars they can't move ...

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Promise Garden flowers lead Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The petals of bright fabric flowers twirled in the breeze as people gathered in the courthouse square Saturday afternoon. Missy Pflughoeft, co-chairman of Barton County's Walk to End Alzheimer's, said the colors in the "Promise Garden" had distinct meanings.

October 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees to hold study session

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hold its monthly study session at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Trustees will review the September financial statement and hear reports on the federal student loan default rate, Barton's OSHA Education Center status, KSU DirectLink and software updates.

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Duck Season

Zackery Krisyman leaned in for a closer look at a duck display at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The blue-winged teal male and female were next to a male Northern shoveler. It just happened that those were the same species Krisyman had bagged Saturday morning at Cheyenne Bottoms.

October 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


From horror to heroes

It's been a week since 64-year-old Stephen Paddock unleashed a deadly spay of bullets on concert goers in Las Vegas. But, Great Bend residents who were on the Vegas strip that night are just now coming to terms with what happened.

October 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


September Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS bowling, AED purchases on USD 428 agenda

A proposal for instructional bowling at Great Bend Middle School is on the agenda for the next Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting. The board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

October 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBCF announces three new board members; thanks two for service

The Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF) is welcoming three new members to its board of directors, while thanking two others for their past service.

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


GBHS orchestra, GBMS strings to play at Long Pumpkin Patch

Come enjoy the fall weather, pick a pumpkin and relax with some fun music when the Great Bend High School orchestra and Great Bend Middle School String Rhapsody group play fiddle music in the barn at Long Pumpkin Patch.

October 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS orchestras in concert Monday

The Great Bend High School orchestras will perform on Monday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium.

October 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Asteroid flyby to test planetary defense

Scientists have known for some time that the house-sized asteroid known at "2012 TC4" won't hit the Earth, but it will come close. And that will allow them to test planetary defense networks.

October 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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TIME TO RIDE

The Healing Hearts Ranch held its annual Rodeo and Family Fun Day on Saturday at the Great Bend Expo. Proceeds from the event go to ...

October 21, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


U-Haul rear-ends semi in Ellsworth

A Florida man driving a U-Haul truck was injured when the vehicle rear-ended a semitrailer Friday morning in Ellsworth, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hutchinson woman dies in crash in Barton County

Barton County Sheriff's deputies responded to a three-vehicle fatality crash at 6:15 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of U.S. 281 ...

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Jacquie Disque running for USD 428 BOE

Jacquie Disque announces her candidacy for a position on the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Your guide to Halloween events

Halloween may still be a week away, but Great Bend's celebration gets underway Saturday, Oct. 28, and some events start even earlier.

October 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board to meet architects

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 23, to meet prospective architects for future district projects ...

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Trustees to hear Title IX presentation

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear a Title IX presentation when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Room ...

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Invenergy wind proposal on Hoisington agenda

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council will discuss an Invenergy wind proposal when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Municipal Building, 109 E ...

October 21, 2017 | 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 2017 ...

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stargazing at Cheyenne Bottoms

Join the FHSU Astronomy Club at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Friday, Oct. 27 for an evening of exploring the night sky. Take advantage ...

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Planetarium presents 'Journey to a Billion Stars'

The Barton Planetarium will host "Journey to a Billion Suns" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Barton Community College Planetarium located in ...

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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


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