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Stafford to showcase garden tour Sunday

By Jim Misunas

June 15, 2012 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Pages at the Capitol

Addison Westhoff, Grace Ball and Kaeli Amerine pose for a photo with Sen. Ruth Teichman and Gov. Sam Brownback, on March 26 when the girls served as pages. The girls are students at Central Kansas Christian Academy in Great Bend.

June 14, 2012 | | Local News


Keeley elected president of District Judges Association

The Hon. Mike Keeley, Chief Judge of the 20th Judicial District headquartered at Great Bend, Thursday was elected president of the Kansas District Judges Association (KDJA), during the association's annual meeting in Overland Park.

June 14, 2012 | | Local News


Kansans for Life restore baby billboard

Kansans for Life, the state's largest pro-life organization, completed the project to restore the "Abortion Stops a Beating Heart" billboard between Great Bend and Ellinwood last week, and will rededicate the sign on Monday.

June 14, 2012 | | Local News


Locks of Love

June 14, 2012 | | Local News


Life jackets, supervision essential to boating safety

TOPEKA - Whether it's during vacation or part of an ordinary summer day, boating can be fun for the entire family – as long as everyone remains safe. The U.S. Coast Guard reports an estimated 85 percent of boating-related drowning could be prevented by the use of life jackets. Nationally, of the children who drowned while boating in 2003, more than 60 percent were not wearing life jackets.

June 13, 2012 | | Local News


​Habitat for Humanity celebrates project completion with community barbecue

Drywall, check. Light fixtures, check. Carpeting, check. The final touches are being put on the house being constructed at 1906 Hubbard. After many months, thousands of volunteer hours, and countless supporters in the Barton County area, Habitat for Humanity of Barton County announced that its fifth home is complete The non-profit organization will celebrate the project's completion with a community barbecue at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 24.

June 12, 2012 | | Local News


​Republican candidates listed for Barton County precincts

The following individuals have registered at the Barton County Clerk's Office for the positions of precinct committeeman or committeewoman in the Republican party. The list shows the precinct name, committeeman, committeewoman.

June 08, 2012 | | Local News


​Democrat candidates for Barton County precincts listed

The following individuals have registered at the Barton County Clerk's Office for the positions of precinct committeeman or committeewoman in the Democratic party. The list shows the precinct name, committeeman, committeewoman.

June 08, 2012 | | Local News


Cutter escapes combine fire

By Jim Misunas

June 07, 2012 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Cardinal Pharmacy participating in drug dropoff program

By Jim Misunas

June 07, 2012 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Zoo News: Tuesday is Inspection Day

"June 12th could possibly be the most important day in zoo history!!" Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory said. He was speaking of the Great Bend zoo's history. Tuesday is the day the zoo will be inspected by staff from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for possible accreditation.

June 06, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Stolen binder set on fire

A stolen book was used to start a ditch fire in rural Barton County on Tuesday, law enforcement officers report.

June 06, 2012 | | Local News


Civil War author to visit historical society

No other state's history is so entwined with the American Civil War as that of the Sunflower State, says historian Debra Goodrich Bisel. She will visit the Barton County Historical Society to present a lecture and book signing from 1-3 p.m. Friday in the main museum, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281. Admission to the program is free.

June 06, 2012 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


​BCC’s Lee Turner Lectureship to cover responses to sexual assault

Law enforcement personnel will soon have two opportunities to learn from seasoned professionals on how to respond to sexual assault scenarios, from working through a crime scene and preserving evidence to dealing with the psychological trauma inflicted on victims.

June 05, 2012 | | Local News


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Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 4-5 p.m., Monday, July 23, at the Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway in Great Bend ...

July 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KRR fights poverty with books

Superintendent Khris Thexton had never been inside the Kansas Department of Children and Families building before Wednesday, but it turns out DCF and USD 428 ...

July 18, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Investigation launched after two disappear from fairgrounds

The disappearance of two people from the Great Bend Expo grounds during the Barton County Fair is being investigated by law enforcement agencies in two ...

July 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Story time

It was about story telling and exercise on Wednesday at the Great Bend Recreation Activity Center during the StoryWalk adventure that took listeners through a ...

July 18, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Heat advisory prompts Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market schedule change

On Wednesday morning, Janel Rose, public health educator for the Barton County Health Department, informed media that the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market would observe ...

July 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Estes becomes new Cherry Village Social Services Designee

Shelly Estes has been wearing the Activities Director hat for a few years at Cherry Village Benevolence and now has been fitted with a second ...

July 18, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Duty, Honor, Country

The Great Bend City Band wrapped up its summer series Tuesday by sharing the stage with the Kansas Army National Guard 35th Infantry Division Band ...

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kolb suggests Stone Street revision

The city's project of major waterline replacements is taking a toll on some Great Bend streets. Interim City Administrator George Kolb suggested the city ...

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned man charged with cyber attacks

WICHITA - A Larned man who allegedly hired a hacker to damage computers served by internet service provider Nex-Tech was charged Tuesday in a federal indictment ...

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Free lunches still available for kids

Great Bend USD 428 served more than 12,000 breakfasts and lunches at five elementary schools in June. Lunches are still being served this month ...

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 online enrollment starts

Online enrollment for all USD 428 students opens on Wednesday, July 18. Those who choose not to enroll electronically may do so in person on ...

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'New Quilts from an Old Favorite' returns to Shafer

The National Quilt Museum's annual traveling show "New Quilts from an Old Favorite," featuring the Flying Geese Block, will be on display from July ...

July 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Big Benefit Auction tickets on sale

Tickets for the Barton Community College Foundation's 40th Annual Big Benefit Auction, themed "Clownin' Around," are available July 16 through Aug. 13. The auction ...

July 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission hesitant to give nod to Rosewood request

The building where E&E Glass once operated may have a new life soon, should Rosewood Services succeed in acquiring a grant from the state ...

July 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood After Harvest Festival celebrates ‘people, petroleum and progress’

ELLINWOOD - If you didn't get enough midway action last weekend at the Barton County Fair in Great Bend, you'll get a second chance ...

July 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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