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Star Of Hope International appeals for help for Haitian hurricane victims

ELLINWOOD - Star of Hope International, America Inc. has staff in Haiti evaluating the damage and devastation from Hurricane Matthew, which struck with winds up to 150 miles per hour on Oct. 4.

October 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Yours Truly Gift Store & Flower Shoppe, 2017 Lakin Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Greeters will be Dale Hogg and Shelly Peacock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBHS places 1st

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report -

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

County tax sale Tuesday

The annual Barton County Tax Sale will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday in the Conference Room of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main St. in Great Bend. Commissioner Kenny Schremmer will conduct the auction. Parcels can be viewed on-line at

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission alarmed by domestic violence stats

On Oct. 20, Family Crisis Center Executive Director Rachel Angel wants Barton County residents to "paint the town purple" in an effort to draw attention to domestic violence, which is as serious of a problem locally as it is elsewhere in the state and nation.

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Quilts of Valor

Eleven area veterans were awarded quilts from the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor group on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. Amy Schartz Mellor did the quilting, and the quilt tops were made by members of the volunteer organization.

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBCCA Brings Blackwood Brothers Quartet to Stage for Next Concert

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, lauded as the best-known name in gospel quartet history, will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

October 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

County probe topic of contentious executive session

Commissioner Alicia Straub's asking for a 10-minute closed-door commission meeting Monday morning sparked a heated exchange after fellow commissioners felt blind-sided by the request. Straub sought the executive session as an addition to the agenda to continue discussions around an investigation involving non-elected county personnel.

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Janel Rose to share local health news at League of Women Voters meeting

Janel Rose from the Barton County Health Department will speak at the next League of Women Voters of Great Bend meeting, set for noon Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Classic Inn restaurant.

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Touched By Cancer speakers address pre-funeral planning

Touched By Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at The Heartland Cancer Center. Richard Kimple and Ryan Minnis from Minnis Funeral Home in Ellinwood will present the topic "Planning Ahead - Pre-funeral Planning."

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Grief Support Group meetings start Monday

The Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice Grief Support Group is starting a new series of sessions this month. The group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the St. Rose Health Center, 3515 Broadway Ave., on the following Mondays: Oct. 10, 17 and 24; Nov. 7, 21 and 28; and Dec. 5. For more information contact Larry Schumacher, 617-4108, or Cathy Soeken, 617-6999.

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Donate blood in October

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and other patients during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

October 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

New activity bus arrives at USD 428

The Great Bend USD 428 school board members and others who attend Monday's Board of Education meeting will have the opportunity to tour the district's new activity bus.

October 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

American Legion Auxiliary soup supper

American Legion Auxiliary will hold an all you can eat Benefit Soup Supper on from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas in Great Bend. Members and guests are welcome. Tickets are $7. Chili, ham and beans, vegetable beef, chicken and noodle soups, cornbread, tea, water, coffee and dessert made by the American Legion Auxiliary members will be served. Proceeds will benefit the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor to help with the cost of making quilts for veterans.

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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Matt Bristow, candidate for Kansas Senate Dist. 33, a fresh face in politics

Editor's note: With Republican Mitch Holmes' decision not to file for re election in 2016, the seat for Kansas Senate Dist. 33 opened and ...

October 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Gas prices continue to decline

As of this past weekend, Topeka was ranked 15th for the least expensive gas price average in the metro areas around the nation at $2 ...

October 26, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Larned meeting to provide Medicare help

LARNED – Medicare and Medicare Part D will be the topics of a meeting set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Welcome Inn ...

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Citizenship classes start Tuesday

A new series of free citizenship classes starts Tuesday, Nov. 1, in room 208 of the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main, Great Bend.

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC Music Dept. to host free instrumental concert

Barton Community College's Prairie Winds Concert Band will present a fall concert featuring music from around the world at 7:30 p.m. Thursday ...

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

KBI: Check for offenders before Halloween

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation advises parents to check online for registered offenders in their neighborhoods and areas their children plan to trick-or-treat, prior to ...

October 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Langford named warden of Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility

LARNED – Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood announced Wednesday that Don Langford has been named warden of the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility.

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A steady stream of voters flowed through the Barton County clerk's second-floor courthouse office Wednesday afternoon. They stood at the black machines casting their ...

October 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBHS debate places first

Three Great Bend High School debate teams competed at the TMP debate tournament in Hays on Saturday. In the novice division, Darian Harbaugh placed first ...

October 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Student reports on her 'Barton Experience'

Barton Community College trustees heard one student's "Barton Experience" when Keanna Craig addressed the board Tuesday evening.

October 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Hoisington council rejects election ordinance

HOISINGTON - What two weeks ago appeared to be a done deal, the decision to have half the council be elected at-large and half by district ...

October 25, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Health department gives thousands of flu shots

The Barton County Health Department has given over 2,000 flu shots since September, plus another 2,000 so far this month, Health Director Shelly ...

October 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBHS football ticket sales

Great Bend will host Topeka West at 7 p.m. on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Reserved seating is no longer available as all remaining games ...

October 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Window breaking happening throughout the city

Great Bend has seen its share of criminal damage, but as of lately there has been a rash of window breaking in the city starting ...

October 25, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Nature educator explains animal sounds

Jean Aycock from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will explain the meanings of some animal sounds during a free Stop N' Learn program hosted by ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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