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Santa Fe Wet-Dry chapter to meet July 22

FORT DODGE - The Santa Fe Trail Wet-Dry Chapter summer chapter meeting, a joint meeting with the Dodge City/Fort Dodge/Cimarron Chapter, is scheduled at 2 p.m. July 22, Eisenhower Hall, Fort Dodge.

July 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BOUNTIFUL

Barton County gardeners brought the fruits of their labor to the fair Thursday morning for the annual Open Class and 4-H Horticulture and Floriculture exhibitions. Check in started bright and early at 8 a.m., and soon tables filled with the brightest and best flowers and the freshest, most colorful vegetables.

July 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Fairy garden a fun project to teach kids life skills

Alicia Straub, Barton County Commissioner from Ellinwood, and daughter Aliza were at the Barton County Fair Thursday morning entering Aliza's fairy garden in the Horticulture exhibit.

July 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Don’t be afraid of that oversized zucchini

Try as you might to limit the size of your home-grown zucchini, rare is the person whose fruits never get away from them. You go away for a day or two, and when you return home, you find that little zucchini that was too small to pick on Thursday or Friday has grown into a monster by Sunday night. Instead of slicing it into manageable rounds to saute for a side with your protein, you begin to imagine other uses for the beast. A club perhaps? Or, you may be tempted to leave it on your neighbor's doorstep, or ...

July 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Libraries Rock with 'Magical Musical Tour'

Dan Dan the Magic Man, the traveling library magician, will be at the Great Bend Public Library next week to help young people get excited about books and reading. The Magic Man, known locally as Great Bend High School teacher Dan Heath, will bring his unique blend of comedy and magic to the summer reading program with shows at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. Admission is free.

July 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Early Ed Center, Incredible Years schedule playgroups, screenings

Two upcoming events at Sunflower's Early Education Center and Incredible Years Preschool will allow children and parents to participate in fun activities and take advantage of screenings for developmental milestones.

July 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | 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

July 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


To beat the heat, stay hydrated

Am I dehydrated?

July 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GB administrator candidate happy to stay put

Editor's note: This story appeared in the Ark Valley News regarding City Administrator Scott Hildebrand. Hildebrand is one of three candidates for the Great Bend city administrator job, along with Kendel Francis and Larry Collins. The Great Bend City Council has meet several times to discuss its pick, but no announcement has been made. Although he was limited in what he could say, Interim City Administrator George Kolb said the council "is close to a decision" and an announcement could come as early as Monday.

July 11, 2018 | BY CHRIS STRUNK Publisher, Ark Valley News | Local News


City Council goes shopping

Great Bend Interim City Administrator George Kolb offered the City Council what he termed a "shopping list" during his 2019 budget presentation Tuesday night.

July 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The Book Nook

This Friday morning's Jive & Joe will host some extra-special guests: the 35th Infantry Division Band of the Kansas Army National Guard. The concert will start at 10:30 a.m., and feature two instrumental groups: the Bullseye Brass Quintet and the Prairie Winds Quintet. The performances will feature military & patriotic music, plus Big Band selections. There will also be a time for honoring veterans and their families. Come kick back, grab some coffee and treats, and start your Friday off right by enjoying listening to the military band.

July 11, 2018 | By Michael Adamyk | Local News


County Fair opens

The Barton County 4-H Fair got underway Wednesday at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. Most of the Open Class and 4-H exhibits were checked in and judging of 4-H exhibits began.

July 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas records 133 fireworks-related injuries

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that at least 133 fireworks-related injuries occurred in the state over the Independence Day holiday week (July 1– 7). The injuries, varying in severity, were reported by emergency departments throughout the state to the Kansas Syndromic Surveillance Program.

July 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Women for Kansas meeting

Anna Anderson, Women for Kansas state leadership group, will present information on election issues and the upcoming W4K state conference during the Women for Kansas Barton County Chapter meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

July 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


No action on administrator after special meeting

The Great Bend City Council emerged from a 15-minute special meeting executive session Tuesday evening and immediately adjourned. The meeting was called to discuss the three finalists for the city administrator's position, however no public discussion nor action took place.

July 10, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Rolling Sculpture Car Show set for Saturday, Aug. 25

Barton County Historical Society will host Rolling Sculpture 2018, its annual car show and open house, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on ...

August 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mega Motor Weekend coming to GB

At the end of September, Great Bend's Mega Motor Weekend will offer three events for the entire family. The Great Bend Airfest, Lucas Oil ...

August 18, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Fruits of their labors

The term "community garden" often brings to mind a series of small plots, some well tended, some not, where members grow a variety of produce ...

August 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

August 18, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff’s office announces multiple drug busts

Over the course of the last 12 days the Barton County Sheriff's office has been involved in several controlled substances cases, Sheriff Brian Bellendir ...

August 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Planetarium announced fall events

The Barton Community College Planetarium will host nine free evening programs this fall, including an all-new line-up of movies never shown there before.

August 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


HERO office reaches out to Hispanic community

Barton Community College is stepping up its efforts to recruit and retain Hispanic students, administrators said. At Tuesday's BCC Board of Trustees meeting, Vice ...

August 16, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Road work

August 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rozel man appears in Pawnee County court

OFFICIAL RELEASE OF THE PAWNEE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

August 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

August 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington’s 2019 budget approved

HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents had an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed 2019 city budget Monday night at the budget hearing held at the beginning ...

August 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


More considerations presented at legalization forum

Cannabis farmer weighs in

August 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Most positions filled at Great Bend USD 428

School starts next week in Great Bend USD 428, but staff and teachers have been busy throughout the summer, administrators said. The pace has picked ...

August 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘What Were You Wearing?’ dispels sexual violence myths

A myth that sexual assault victims are sometimes at fault for what they were wearing when attacked is countered by the art installation "What were ...

August 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend residents charged with counterfeiting

WICHITA - Two Great Bend residents were indicted Tuesday on counterfeiting charges, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

August 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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