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GBRC has openings for after school programs

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has openings in the after school programs at Jefferson Elementary School. These programs are for ages 5–12 and will be held at Jefferson Elementary School from 3:30-5 p.m.

October 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Vehicle crash sends local teen to hospital

Barton County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of North Washington at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday for a reported injury crash where Jacob Lane, 16, of Great Bend received injuries.

October 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Bookstore to host coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton Community College Bookstore, on the upper level of the Student Union, 245 NE 30 Rd,, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host Barry Bowers will be with greeters Sonya Rein and Pete Schartz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Given the number of victims touched by domestic violence, the Barton County Commission Monday morning proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This marks the 30th anniversary of this annual observance.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


One dead, three injured in Friday collision

Names and additional information from a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred Friday evening west of Great Bend were released Monday by the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

October 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor September 2017

Amy Schartz Mellor, Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader, along with members of the group, awarded 11 Quilts of Valor to Kansas veterans on September 29, 2017, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend, Kansas.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pop and Popcorn Jazz Concert Tuesday

Music fans are invited to join the GBHS Panther Jazz Band for Popcorn and Pop at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, This fall concert will be in the relaxed atmosphere of the GBHS Commons Area where attendees can enjoy munching on popcorn and sipping a pop or bottled water.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adult Ed Center offers citizenship classes

Barton Community College will offer citizenship classes beginning Nov. 7 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main in Great Bend. A prerequisite Registration and Orientation session is Nov. 7.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Jolene Biggs seeks Second Ward seat on Great Bend City Council

Jolene Biggs said she would rely on the education she has received from many years of business experience and volunteer work to serve her hometown if elected to the Great Bend City Council.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans service rep to visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 12, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. His schedule is the 2nd Thursday of each month.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Long Pumpkin Patch opened today

September 30, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


NEW FIRE CHIEF IN TOWN

The Great Bend Fire Department welcomed its new Fire Chief Luke McCormick as he has taken over for retired Fire Chief Mike Napolitano. McCormick has goals set for the department, focusing on getting a full staff and on safety for all.

September 30, 2017 | Russ Edem | 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.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fatal crash in Barton County

The Barton County Sheriff Office responded to a two vehicle crash late Friday night where one person was killed and three others were injured just east of the fair grounds entrance on West Barton County Road.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC publishes new 'Prairie Ink'

Editors of Barton Community College's annual literary journal "Prairie Ink" aim to provide a venue for local authors to showcase their creative writing talents and have done so again with the release of the eighth publication.

September 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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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