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Volunteers needed to visit long-term care homes

When LaRea Cravens became a volunteer ombudsman at an assisted-living facility in Barton County, her daughter asked her what that entailed.

June 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Claflin cleans up

Monday, June 8, the Claflin City Council met and agreed to pay the back taxes and write off the cost of demolition of a house located at 304 Albro. The demomolition expense is expected to be $2,000.

June 20, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Top honors to mean more at Hoisington High School

Being chosen to be the class valedictorian will carry more meaning at Hoisington High School in the coming year, thanks to clarifications made to the honor at a special meeting of the USD 431 Board of Education Wednesday, June 17 at the central office.

June 20, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

35th Infantry Division Band comes to Great Bend

The Kansas Army National Guard 35 Infantry Division Band will present a free Home Front Concert at the Jack Kilby Square to honor and thank all those who have served our country. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, June, 22.

June 19, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Its harvest time again, and that means extra caution on Kansas roads

Harvest is a busy time for farmers and they use local roads to get in and out of their field driveways. This causes slower traffic along Kansas road ways throughout the state.

June 19, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Great Bend Airfest brings warbird ride opportunities

The Great Bend Airfest is official scheduled for Sept. 18-20. As plans and schedules are being finalized, Great Bend Municipal Airport Manager Martin Miller said early reservation opportunities for those interested in vintage warbird rides during the show. The 2015 Airfest will include 17 different warbirds, and six of these will be offering rides to the public, Miller said. Early booking is available on-line for the B-29 FiFi, the B-25 Miss Mitchell, and the P-51 Gunfighter.

June 19, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News

No visible underwear, no altered clothing for Hoisington students

Parents of students attending Hoisington Middle and High Schools take heed. The USD 431 Board of Education met, discussed, and approved amendments to the district's dress policy on Wednesday, June 17. These decisions may have an impact on the back-to-school shopping decisions that are sure to be made in the next few months, and the board hopes to avoid complaints by disgruntled parents upset over spending money on clothing that will not be allowed in the school.

June 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

More than 100 participate in Rosewood’s “Kids Day at the Ranch”

Rosewood Ranch was a happening place Saturday, June 13, as dozens of energetic children were involved in fun ranch activities. The children and their families participated in the fifth annual "Kids Day at the Ranch," presented by Rosewood Services.

June 19, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas Wetlands Center offers summer fun

Looking for something for the kids to do during the depth of summer vacation? Sign them up for the Kansas Wetlands Education Center summer programs held Thursdays in July, from July 2 through July 16 and summer day camps held June 26, July 10 and July 20, 22 and 24.

June 19, 2015 | | Local News

Tower bricks available; costs to save building prohibitive

St. Rose Health Center has been getting many requests for bricks that could serve as mementos of the 51-year-old circular towers that are currently being razed.

June 19, 2015 | | Local News


TOPEKA – Veterans Memorial Lake in Great Bend was one of three lakes in Kansas under a warning for toxic blue-green algae, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Thursday afternoon.

June 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Take the Bull by the Horns

Brockel donates longhorns back to Foundation to auction again

June 18, 2015 | | Local News

Out of the Morgue

This week instead of delving into the history of Great Bend, we'll travel a few miles down the road to Pawnee Rock, through the pages of the Pawnee Rock Herald.

June 17, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

PTSD picture book author visits Hoisington Public Library

Kids at the Hoisington Public Library had the opportunity to meet a true American hero Wednesday afternoon. Seth Kastle, author of "Why is dad so mad?", a book about post traumatic stress disorder. He brought along his uniform, a ceremonial sword owned by his friend, a fallen soldier he served with in Afghanistan, and other military memorabilia.

June 17, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Summer interns join the team at the 4-H extension office

The 4-H extension office of Great Bend has two summer interns for these warm months.

June 17, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

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Dolores Kipper is the first to tell you she is no expert when it comes to dealing with stray cats. But since taking the position ...

November 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Master Gardeners work to save monarchs

Sherry Brent spoke to the Great Bend Garden Club on Nov. 19 to explain K-State's Master Gardener program. That program was begun in the ...

November 26, 2015 | | Local News

'Addams Family' musical auditions start Sunday

Auditions will be held Sunday and Monday for the Barton Community College Music Department's spring 2016 musical, "The Addams Family: A New Musical," by ...

November 26, 2015 | | Local News

American Legion adopts Fort Dodge soldiers

The Great Bend American Legion Auxiliary is inviting the public to help bring holiday cheer to veterans at the Kansas Soldiers' Home at Fort Dodge ...

November 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Christmas is coming

Saturday, Great Bend officially welcomes the Christmas season. The City of Great Bend's Community Coordinator, Christina Hayes, in conjunction with several businesses and organizations ...

November 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

19th annual Santa’s Workshop is coming to Great Bend

Great Bend High School students, community volunteers and Great Bend Recreation Commission staff will be transforming the City Auditorium into Santa's Workshop.

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Vandalism closes Pawnee County Food Pantry, other services

LARNED – It was on the eve of Thanksgiving, but it was difficult for Margaret Larson to be thankful Wednesday morning.

November 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Region to see 2nd highest Thanksgiving travel since 2007

According to AAA nearly 3.8 million in the West North Central Region of the U.S., of which Kansas is a part, will journey ...

November 25, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Drillers strike oil at landfill

At the Barton County Landfill, up from the ground comes a bubblin' crude.

November 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

​Cookie Contest promises sweet fun to Saturday shoppers

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Prairie Ink accepting submissions

Editors Jamie Oss and Teresa Johnson of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, Prairie Ink, are accepting entries for its seventh edition.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Mutual aid dispatched to river fire on Monday

Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units to the west of Radium Road in the area of the Arkansas River (SW 60 Ave. and West Barton ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Raffle available at Grugg family fundraiser for medical expenses

HOISINGTON - Opportunities to win prizes have been added to the agenda at the upcoming fundraiser for a Hoisington boy who is facing a life-threatening illness.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

KHP responds to accident near Bunker Hill

A Russell woman was taken to Russell Regional Hospital after the 2013 Ford Focus she was driving went off Old U.S. 40, half a ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

​School board schedules special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at the district ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

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