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Sheriff to speak at League of Women Voters meeting

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir is scheduled to speak at the League of Women Voters of Great Bend meeting, set for noon Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Classic Inn restaurant, 1 S. Patton Road. Lunch will be from the menu or buffet.

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Greek mythology

Great Bend's Lincoln School sixth graders in Karen Eckberg's class pose in costumes and/or with props depicting gods and goddesses. Eckberg said that students researched the mythological characters for their Greek unit in social studies. They typed a report, created a Google Slide presentation and shared the information they learned. "Our students went above and beyond in preparing their props," Eckberg said. "I am very proud of their efforts!"

January 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Oldest Catholic priest in Kansas turns 90

Celebrating a birthday is a fun occasion for many, but for one Olmitz resident it marks a mile stone of selfless service to his community.

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Eight Quilts of Valor awarded

Eight area veterans were presented with handmade Quilts of Valor on Dec. 30, 2016, at Great Bend's Argonne American Legion Post 180. The quilts are made by volunteers from the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor.

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Program helps with heating costs

There have been some bouts of seriously cold weather and sadly, there are many area residents who may struggle to keep their homes warm this winter. That's where the Low Income Energy Assistance Program comes into play.

January 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Studio potter Brenda Lichman coming to Shafer Gallery

Studio potter Brenda Lichman of Wichita will have work on display at Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery from Jan. 13 through Feb. 11. Lichman's ceramics will be available for purchase during the exhibit. She will close the exhibit with a free workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 11 hosted by the gallery.

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quantim philosophy

The search for meaning in life is one as old as time. People have gone to extremes to explore this question. Professor and artist Wayne Conyers' search for meaning explores the world of theoretical physics through his art.

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Homeless in Great Bend

Homelessness is on the rise in Kansas and right here in our own town this issue can be seen by taking a drive by the river just outside of Great Bend in the warmer months, visiting the soup kitchen that feeds nearly 70 people on any given day or just taking a drive down 10th Street.

January 05, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Unbearably Cold

Two grizzly bears at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo huddle together for a winter nap on a recent cold day. The bears will turn 4 years old on Saturday, Jan. 14.

January 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pageants returning to Great Bend

The Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt Scholarship Pageants will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Great Bend High School.

January 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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.

January 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Concert Association announces annual meeting

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will have its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th. All members of the association are welcome to attend. The meeting will be in the church library and those attending should park in the south parking lot and use the south entrance

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Central Kansas Community Choir rehearsing at First United Methodist Church

The Central Kansas Community Choir will rehearse at Great Bend's First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., from 7-9 p.m. on Monday evenings beginning Jan. 9.

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Weather made for arctic foxes

It's January 5. Do you know where your alligators are?

January 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Man found unresponsive in vehicle leads to drug bust

Pawnee County Sheriff's Office along with fire/rescue and EMS responded to a citizen complaint of an unresponsive male subject in a vehicle on Monday in the early afternoon which later led to a drug arrest.

January 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Historical weaver teaches tradition

During a weaving demonstration Friday at the Great Bend Public Library, Terry Asper described some of the looms used throughout history.

July 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO to offer concealed carry class

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, Aug. 5. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Legion Auxiliary plans Hawaiian Luau

The American Legion Auxiliary in Great Bend will hold its seventh annual Hawaiian Luau fundraiser on Saturday, July 29, at Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave ...

July 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New attraction at Sunflower Diversified's pancake dinner

A new addition to the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake feed will result in prizes for several lucky raffle winners, said Connie Oetken, the non-profit ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Council to hold special meeting Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda calls ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Frey to speak on Climate Reality Project

ST. JOHN - A representative from the Climate Reality Project will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, in the annex building of the Stafford ...

July 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barnett proud of state’s ag tradition

Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett seemed comfortable in jeans and cowboy boots, and at home touring Great Bend Feeding

July 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

July 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Show Time

A crowd of people of all ages was entertained Wednesday as juggler Richard Holmgren of the Flying Debris Show performed tricks and told jokes at ...

July 19, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO executes two search warrants

Stolen property, firearms and suspected drugs were seized last Thursday when the Barton County Sheriff's Office executed two search warrants at 7 a.m ...

July 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Movie in the Park and Special Summer Farmers Market Thursday night

Everyone is invited to attend a Special Farmers Market Thursday evening, at the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market at Jack Kilby Square. Then, when the ...

July 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBPL Board to help fund Dolly Parton Imagination Library

When the Great Bend Public Library learned it was one of six community organizations to receive annual support from the Don and Phyllis Whelan Endowment ...

July 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Perez, Clark in court Friday

Former Barton County resident Sydney Anne Perez, 21, has been convicted of aiding and abetting battery, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said Tuesday.

July 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Party in the Park schedule set

The fifth-annual Party inthePark Aug. 12 is only a few weeks away, and Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes is putting the final touches on ...

July 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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