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School board to tour bus barn

Members of the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education plan to tour the district bus barn at 12th and Williams St. at noon Tuesday, Dec. 6. Superintendent Brad Reed said the tour should take about 30 minutes.

November 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo news: New species arrives at zoo

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo continues to work with the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums on species preservation and quality care. Although the zoo is not AZA accredited, the association has entrusted it with a 22-year-old Lar gibbon on the Species Survival Plan.

November 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GIVING TUESDAY GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Golden Belt Community Foundation celebrated their 20th anniversary with $20,000 in grants for community projects at our Giving Tuesday event. Four projects from each county in our service area were selected for the communities to vote on. Over 2,200 votes were cast both in person and online. The $5,000 grant recipients are:

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Giving Tuesday has passed, but giving continues

Tuesday was Giving Tuesday, a day set aside to shift the focus from holiday shopping to holiday giving.

November 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Sixteen veterans were presented Quilts of Valor on Nov. 25, 2016, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. The Golden Plains Quilts of Valor group makes the quilts for local veterans.

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honor Band

Great Bend High School band students were recently selected for the Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association Honor Band that will meet on Saturday, Dec. 3 in Dodge City. Students were selected from taped auditions in this 22-county district. Band members are Dalton Dicks, 8th chair trombone; Alex Smith, 9th chair trumpet; Allen To, 1st chair mallets; Andrew Curtright, 3rd chair euphonium; and Allison Regehr, 1st chair horn. Students will rehearse during the day and give a 3 p.m. concert.

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lar gibbon added to zoo

A new animal arrived recently at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. "Zito" is a 22-year-old Lar gibbon, which is also a new species for the zoo, Curator and Supervisor Sara Hamlin said.

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘Star Spangled’ evening tops off Small Business Saturday

Last year, shoppers were few on Main Street for Small Business Saturday, as a cold, wet ice storm gathered strength, blowing in just prior to when the much anticipated holiday parade was to start. City officials worked to get the word out the parade would be cancelled as a safety measure. Fast forward to last Saturday night, and the pleasant weather more than made up for last year's loss, as the people of Great Bend began lining Main Street, some even foregoing jackets.

November 28, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


MAN'S BEST FRIEND

For one local man, finding help and support after an accident came in the form of a loving dog named Maverick. This animal is not only a friend, but is a supportive creature that provides the help this man needs.

November 28, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Burdett schedules annual Christmas party Dec. 3

BURDETT - The annual Burdett Christmas Party scheduled Saturday is sponsored by the Frederick A. Browne American Legion, Sons of American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary.

November 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Gaila Nielsen with greeters Melinda Kurth and Pete Schartz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

November 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

November 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission gives nod to joint extension council

Calling it a preemptive strike against potential state-forced consolidation, the Barton County Commission Monday morning gave its blessing to a proposed joint Kansas State University Extension District that would combine extension councils in Barton and Ellis counties.

November 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington grad part of American Royal Grand Champion team

KANSAS CITY, Kans. - Dennis and Bethany McAllister are the duo behind 913 Barbecue, Grand Champions of Kansas City's American Royal invitational barbecue contest. This was their third year of competition, and they beat out 568 teams representing 38 states and 11 foreign countries for the title.

November 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


STAR SPANGLED HOLIDAY

Great Bend residents and visitors who converged on Main Street and the Court House Square Saturday night to watch the Home for the Holidays parade couldn't have picked a more pleasant evening. It was a marked difference from Shop Local Saturday 2015, when the parade was cancelled due to icy conditions. This year a patriotic parade theme, "Star Spangled Holiday," honored veterans both retired and serving. Great Bend's Boy Scouts showed their holiday spirit, paddling their way along Main Street. Other activities Saturday night included a drawing for the winner of the Explore Great Bend $1,000 giveaway ...

November 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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St. John man injured in rollover

A St. John man was flown to Wichita via air ambulance on Monday after the semi-trailer he was driving crashed in Stafford County.

July 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honoring dedication, attitude

BY DALE HOGG

July 24, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


Council votes to suspend Chief Couch

The Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay effective immediately "with potential for termination." The decision split ...

July 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC trustees prepare to publish budget

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is expected to approve a proposed budget for publication when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Garage lost in fire

A controlled burn that got out of control Saturday afternoon destroyed a garage in rural Claflin. The fire at 921 NE 140 Ave. was reported ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Burglaries reported in neighborhood

Several Great Bend residents in a one-block area awoke last Friday to find someone had entered their property overnight.

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two arrested on aggravated battery charges

Two people were arrested on aggravated battery charges after Great Bend Police Department officers were dispatched to 2919 Gano St. at 12:45 a.m ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Library law change has CKLS turning to commissioners

Thanks to the recent passage of HB 2102, which went into effect July 1, the governor will no longer be called on to appoint members ...

July 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOT SHOTS: 4-H at shooting nationals

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Three Barton County teenagers were among the 712 4-H members, representing 34 states, at the 2017 National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships held ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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


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