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August Marriage Licenses

Nicolas Alan Taylor, Great Bend and Leslie Lynn Lindberg, Great Bend

September 19, 2010 | | Local News

Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs Celebrate Senior Corps Week

Fort Hays State University Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions will join the nationwide celebration of the first Senior Corps Week, Sept. 20-24, spotlighting the extraordinary work done by Senior Corps members in communities across Kansas.

September 19, 2010 | | Local News

Air Festival & Fly-in

The Great Bend Municipal Airport Air Festival & Fly-in concludes Sunday, Sept. 19, with activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Concessions will be available. Many airplanes arrived at the airport this weekend, and are on display. Watch for remote-control aircraft demonstrations as well.

September 18, 2010 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton offers motorcycle safety training

Barton Community College will offer the Beginner Rider Motorcycle Safety Course Sept. 24-26 in Great Bend. The course is being taught by Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified instructors Dan Myers and Jeff Young, who have taught more than 1,500 students in more than a decade of instruction.

September 15, 2010 | | Local News

Gov. candidates spar over federal bailouts

TOPEKA (AP) - Democrat Tom Holland is trying to gain ground in the Kansas governor's race by linking the Republican nominee, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, to federal financial bailouts. Brownback's campaign contends that Holland is distorting the senator's record.

September 15, 2010 | | Local News

Salina police create a new gang unit

SALINA (AP) - The police department of a central Kansas city of 50,000 is adding two police officers to respond to a growing gang problem that is linked to the recent shooting death of a teenager.

September 15, 2010 | | Local News

Poetry Rendezvous has rich tradition

Special to the Tribune

September 14, 2010 | | Local News

Moran accepting 2011 service academy applications

HUTCHINSON - Congressman Jerry Moran announced Thursday that he is now accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies. The academies include the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Those selected will enter the academies in June 2011.

September 12, 2010 | | Local News

Barton's got talent

The Shafer Gallery showcases the talents of college employees in the Barton Community College Faculty and Staff Open Exhibition, opening this week. The gallery will host a reception for the exhibit and the artists from 1 to 3 p.m. today, Sept. 12.

September 11, 2010 | Text and photos courtesy of Barton Community College | Local News

Horner's 'Faces of Art' exhibit at library

Whether she's sculpting hair at E-Clips in Great Bend or working on a sculpture in her studio, Terri Horner sees art as an integral part of life. The public can view some of her work in the exhibit "Faces of Art," on display this month in the Fine Arts Room of the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.

September 09, 2010 | | Local News

Western film series starts next week

A film series on Westerns starts next week at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend. Eric Monder, the Lindsborg movie buff who recently brought French films to the Arts Center, is back with "The Myth of the West(ern): Cowboy Movies to The Man with No Name."

September 09, 2010 | | Local News

Country singer Buddy Jewell to open Golden Belt Community Concert season Saturday

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present country music entertainer Buddy Jewell at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, located at Lakin Ave. and Stone St. The concert is available to concert association members. Full-time students will be admitted to the concert for a $5 donation at the door. The auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m.

September 08, 2010 | | Local News

Birds of a feather

Two hundred and twenty avocets, bitterns, cormorants, dowitchers, egrets, falcons and grebes roosted at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Thursday in the form of USD 428 second-graders for the first annual education day to learn about the wild, wonderful wetlands in Barton County.

September 05, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Local News

Quivira Refuge hosts Monarch tagging event

QUIVIRA WILDLIFE REFUGE – Armed with nets, a set of keen eyes and determination, children and adults will head into the trees and fields surrounding Quivira Refuge Visitors Center to tag Monarch butterflies during the 14th annual Monarch Mania event on Saturday, Sept. 18.

September 04, 2010 | | Local News

Kansas travelers share stories during fall travel contest

TOPEKA – Kansas byway travelers can win one of five Flip HD video camcorders by entering their favorite Kansas byway story now through Dec. 31 online at

September 03, 2010 | | Local News

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County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

March 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BBB warns: Puppy scams litter the Internet

National Puppy Day, March 23, may not be a red-letter holiday on any of our calendars but millions of Americans seem to be in love ...

March 16, 2018 | | Local News

Easter Basket workshop set for Saturday at the library

The Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club will host a "Hippity Hop Easter Basket Workshop" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17 ...

March 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Dust Bowl program offered Sunday

Cottonwood District Extension Agent Alicia Boor will present a program on the Dust Bowl at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Barton County Historical Society ...

March 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Crews continue to fight Rice County fires

LYONS – A complex of three Rice County wildfires continued to rage as of Thursday afternoon while fire crews from around central Kansas were worked to ...

March 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Hoisington awards TGT dollars to GPS Kids Club

HOISINGTON - Kids and parents involved with Hoisington's GPS Kids Club showed up in force Monday night to lend support to a request from Debbie ...

March 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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 ...

March 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Huge wild fires in Rice and Mcpherson counties

LYONS - Firefighting crews from around central Kansas including a brush truck from Great Bend were fighting three wildfires in Rice and McPherson counties Wednesday evening ...

March 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Kanopolis Lake sees lower spring lake elevations

MARQUETTE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake advises visitors that early spring lake elevations will be lower than in normal years ...

March 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Advertising alert for local businesses

The City of Great Bend issued information Wednesday about companies that are using the city's name and logo for their financial benefit through unendorsed ...

March 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Girl Scouts brighten day for preschooler with heart disease

Great Bend Girl Scouts are wrapping up cookie sales but they took time recently to befriend a 4-year-old girl with a rare disease. Troop 11142 ...

March 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Hop on board FrogWatch USA

With spring just around the corner, the sixth season for Cheyenne Bottoms' FrogWatch Chapter is starting and volunteers are needed to help monitor area frogs ...

March 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend toddler wins Mini Miss Kansas

Saylor Heredia, 3 years old, the daughter of Great Bend residents Tonya Schaffer and Josh Heredia, was crowned Mini Miss Kansas this past weekend at ...

March 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission OKs county burn ban

Last Tuesday as 50 mile-per-hour winds whipped the region, Barton County Register of Deeds Pam Wornkey watched nervously as tongues of flame crackled and smoke ...

March 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Architect reviews needs at USD 428

with mug of Terry Wiggers

March 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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