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Street improvement program approved

The Great Bend City Council Tuesday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a contract with Venture Corporation totalling $1.21 million for residential and arterial street work in 2015.

September 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Council wants run-down houses razed

Despite assurances from a property owner that most of the properties were going to be rehabilitated, the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night adopted resolutions declaring several structures as unsafe and dangerous and directed that the structures be razed.

September 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Burglary and theft of tools subject of Crime Stoppers

Between noon on Aug. 31 and 1:10 p.m. on Sept. 2, a workshop at 1207 Washington in Great Bend, was burglarized and items were stolen, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reported.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

Projects get green light in Ellinwood

Action taken Tuesday by the Ellinwood City Council should help the city move forward on several construction projects, and make it more attractive for patrons to consider moving ahead on some of their own.

September 09, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Quivira to host Monarch Mania event

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is presenting Monarch Mania, a special event to be held Saturday, Sept. 19. This free event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Quivira's Environmental Education Classroom. Activities include Monarch tagging, butterfly catching demonstrations, butterfly face-painting, crafts, and a unique outdoor Butterfly Pavilion with live butterflies for viewing.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by United Way of Central Kansas, at Adams, Brown, Beran, & Ball, 2006 Broadway Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dale Hogg and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS FFA Labor Day parade winners

Great Bend High School FFA members won the Student and Club Category and the over all Sweepstakes awards at the Hosington Labor Day Parade. The students walked with the parade route handing out candy to the kids along the parade route. I have attached 2 pictures of just the float and students on the float. The prize money will be put towards GBHS FFA Chapter scholarship fund.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

Boil water advisory ussued for city of Paradise in Russell County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply in the City of Paradise located in Russell County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure due to a water main break. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

Dawson walks out on council meeting

A heated Great Bend City Council discussion on a long-running water quality dispute Tuesday night boiled over into verbal sparring and the storming out of one council member.

September 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The wall of the building on Forest Avenue left exposed by the demolition of the old opera house will soon have a new face, the Great Bend City Council learned Tuesday night.

September 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Community Concert to Recapture the McCartney Years

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will begin its 2015-2016 season with "The McCartney Years," a note-for-note recreation of a mid-1970s Paul McCartney concert. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News

BCC to host meet and greet for new VP

Barton Community College will host a "meet and greet" for its new vice president, Dr. Robin Garrett, from 4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the Shafer Art Gallery, which is located in the Fine Arts Building. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News

Four vehicles involved in accident

Four vehicles were involved in a traffic accident at 4:41 p.m. Friday on 24th St. in Great Bend.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News

Vehicle rolls in county

An injury accident was reported at 11:33 p.m. Saturday in the vicinity of 160 SW 10 Road. The reporting party said he came upon a Jeep that had rolled, south of Stone Lake. There were three injured males, all breathing and conscious.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News

​Stolen pickup wrecked

An injury accident was reported at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on West U.S. 56, about a mile east of Dundee. A motorist from Dodge City told the Barton County Sheriff's Office he came upon the Ford Ranger pickup, which was on its hood in a ditch. A subject in a white T-shirt got out and started to ask for a ride, but instead took off running into a field. The reporting party did not see blood but said the individual's head was bruised and his eye was swollen shut. Officers checked and no one else was ...

September 08, 2015 | | Local News

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Marsh Musings

At 5 a.m. this morning I am standing in a ranch road holding the gate while Dusty drives through with the lights off. We ...

October 04, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Jazz Concert set for Oct. 6

Music fans are invited to join the Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6, for their annual Fall ...

October 04, 2015 | | Local News

September Marriage/Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

October 04, 2015 | | Local News

​Duck hunters invited to breakfast at KWEC

Duck hunting season begins on Saturday, Oct. 10 for the Cheyenne Bottoms area. As many as 500 hunters from across the United States flock to ...

October 04, 2015 | | Local News

Carry the Fallen sheds light on heavy subject

Challenges are faced every day by America's returning veterans. There's the challenge of reintegration into the civilian world, for one. For some, there ...

October 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Learn not to burn

Soon, Great Bend firefighters will be making their annual rounds to local grade schools. They will show the kids firefighters are not to be feared ...

October 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

​TBC changes meetings for fall

The Touched by Cancer Support Group (TBC) is changing its schedule from two meetings a month to one, spokesman Dana Foss said. The next meeting ...

October 02, 2015 | | Local News

Experience the fall migration with free guided bird tours

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will offer two guided bird tours this month. These free tours will let both experienced and novice birders explore the ...

October 02, 2015 | | Local News

​Donate blood to support cancer patients and others

Great Bend residents will have two opportunities to donate blood this month.

October 02, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

​‘Artists At Large’ group opens exhibit at library


October 02, 2015 | | Local News

Wanted: Halloween costumes to share

Volunteers are seeking donations of new or used Halloween costumes to share with children.

October 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

GBHS Homecoming bonfire celebration a smashing success

Thursday night, students at Great Bend High School were invited to a bonfire at the rural property of Jeff and Sally Mauler, executive members of ...

October 02, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

​Man dies following Great Bend accident

A man involved in an injury accident early Thursday died Friday morning as a result of his injuries, a spokesman for Wesley Medical Center confirmed.

October 02, 2015 | | Local News

City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes setting an unsafe ...

October 02, 2015 | | 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 a ...

October 02, 2015 | | Local News

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