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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 a National Bike Month proclamation, early childhood intervention funding and a structural analysis of the Susank radio tower.

May 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

May 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo News: 'Birds Befriended' comes to a close

For the past decade, the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo and Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility offered the Birds Befriended Program. It allowed inmates with good behavior to care for exotic birds such as parrots and cockatoos that were former pets needing new homes.

May 03, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Crime Stoppers rewards tipsters

"We don't want your name, just your information."

May 03, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Walk Kansas celebrates success

Walk Kansas participants headed into the final days of the 2017 fitness challenge this week with a rally at the Great Bend Activity Center.

May 03, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Searches continue for McHenry, Foglesong

It's been one year since Great Bend resident Charles Everett McHenry III, 27, disappeared.

May 03, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Woman indicted on heroin charge in Ellsworth County

TOPEKA– A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted an Arizona woman for allegedly trying to distribute heroin in Ellsworth County, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

May 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GB man arrested for kidnapping

A Great Bend man is in custody following an alleged kidnapping that came to light Tuesday afternoon when the alleged female victim jumped through a window of a home on McKinley and called for help, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

May 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City to study taking lots back from local investor

The Great Bend City Council Monday night directed city personnel to look into a request by local resident Dennis Call to have the city take back two lots on Prairie Rose Drive. The tracts sit in the Amber Meadows rural housing incentive district.

May 03, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council deems trailer houses unsafe

Noting the two dilapidated trailer houses went beyond being eyesores, the Great Bend City Council Monday night declared the structures at 417 and 422 Walnut Street as "unsafe and dangerous."

May 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A stage name

As a part of the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell improvement project, the stage was considerably expanded. The Thelma Faye Harms Charitable Trust put in the majority of the money for the improvements.

May 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mayor Allison will not seek reelection

With a tremble in his voice, Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night announced to the City Council and the public he would not seek reelection come November. He has been mayor since 1999.

May 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quilts of Valor April 2017

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor presentations on April 28, 2017, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend.

May 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton to host annual Sidewalk Art Contest

Barton Community College will host its 10th annual Sidewalk Art Contest this Wednesday and Thursday on the sidewalk outside the Shafer Art Gallery.

May 01, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


May declared Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health is often overlooked, but it is an ever-present health concern. The Barton County Commission Monday morning called attention to this problem by proclaiming May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

May 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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First Municipal Band concert marks band shell’s 90 years

The opening concert of the 2017 Great Bend Municipal Band on Thursday night will mark a special occasion made more meaningful by the recent improvements ...

May 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


June Jaunt Hot Dog Feed to benefit tornado victims

United Way of Central Kansas will host its annual Hot Dog Feed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at ...

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adopt A Pet and Shine & Show

This month's Golden Belt Humane Society Adopt a Pet event will be held in conjunction with June Jaunt and the Shine & Show car show ...

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Brandi Gruber fills exec position at ElderCare

As the new executive director of ElderCare Inc. in Great Bend, Brandi Gruber is compiling a list of priorities for the non-profit agency.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Here a chick, there a chick ...

It was never a question of which came first, the chicken or the egg; it was always the egg. Instead, the intense question was which ...

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Hoisington EMS Barn holds open house

Kids could sit behind the steering wheel of a fire truck and explore the back of an ambulance on Thursday at the Hoisington EMS Barn.

May 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer school begins June 5

It will be a short break for many USD 428 elementary students who, only a couple of weeks after the end of the school year ...

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Final lesson: GBHS students show physics principles

It was the ultimate show and share for senior physics students and the last one of their public school days. By all accounts they did ...

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Former Quicksilver treasurer sentenced for forgeries

Quicksilver Softball team will receive $4,768 in restitution from its former treasurer, Christine A. Torres, who was recently sentenced in Barton County District Court ...

May 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Prairie Godmothers invite women to help Dream Center

Current and prospective Prairie Godmothers are invited to "Delivering the Goods for Goodness' Sake" on Thursday, June 8. This come-and-go social event/service project will ...

May 27, 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 Street from ...

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KHP responds to minor crash in Pawnee Co.

PAWNEE COUNTY - A Salina woman was taken to Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned on Wednesday after the truck she was a passenger in crashed ...

May 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Time to remember

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this remembrance will happen here in Great ...

May 26, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Memorial Day travel at highest level since 2005

TOPEKA - The West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see more than 3.3 million people taking Memorial Day weekend trips ...

May 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetlands Waterpark opens Saturday

Great Bend's Wetlands Waterpark at 2303 Main is scheduled to open Saturday, May 27. The aquatic center will be open from 12:30-5:30 ...

May 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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