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LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

The smiling young helmet-clad cyclist could hardly control her excitement as she straddled her new, small, pink bike, complete with petal-shaped pedals and training wheels. She wanted to ride.

May 31, 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.

May 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Letter: City official retaliated against police chief

In an open letter to members of the Great Bend City Council, Great Bend attorney Dennis Keenan accused City Administrator Howard Partington of a pattern of retaliation against Police Chief Cliff Couch. He goes on to demand the council appoint a third-party investigator to look into the allegations.

May 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Foot chase ends in arrest

Great Bend Police officers arrested a 20-year-old man after a short foot chase at 2:20 a.m. on Wednesday in the 2300 block of Washington Street.

May 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Summer readers invited to build a better world

Great Bend Public Library's Summer Reading Program encourages participants to "Build a Better World." Kids and adults can sign up any time starting Thursday, June 1.

May 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo News: Where's the tiger?

When the temperature rises, many of the animals at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo look for the coolest spot - and who can blame them? But visitors aren't always pleased to see a lot of seemingly empty exhibits.

May 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Fort Riley grad rebuilds life with education

FORT RILEY - It's darkest before dawn; this is the message of hope Janet David wants to spread with her recent achievement as a Barton Community College graduate. She shared her story with a crowd of her peers at a small ceremony celebrating inductees to two honor societies, Alpha Sigma Lambda and Phi Theta Kappa last week at Fort Riley.

May 30, 2017 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Great Bend, Hoisington to share coffee at Clara Barton

HOISINGTON - This week the Great Bend Chamber Coffee and the Hoisington Chamber Coffee will be one event hosted by the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation. Coffee will start at 9 a.m. with the program at 9:30 at Clara Barton Hospital, 250 West Ninth St. in Hoisington. Guests should park across the street in the west lot to leave parking spaces for patients.

May 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County Democrats to hold backyard party

ELLINWOOD - Barton County Democrats, friends and family are invited to a backyard party at 6 p.m. Friday, June 2, at 108 West 4th St. in Ellinwood. This event will be hosted by George Martin and Karen Kline-Martin. Guests are asked to bring a side dish or dessert, chair, and an opinion. Meat and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

May 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


More than 100 walk at Ft Riley commencement

MANHATTAN - Along with the other consortium schools, Barton Community College at Fort Riley celebrated the graduation of 134 of its own students on Thursday, May 25, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Of those graduating, nearly 110 chose to walk, with some active duty soldiers who were deployed and could not participate.

May 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Memorial Day service, Great Bend 2017

Photos from Monday's Memorial Day service at Great Bend Cemetery.

May 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned to hold quilting celebration

LARNED - The annual free Quilters Celebration, sponsored by the Quilting Bees Guild, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3 at the First Presbyterian Church, 8th and Morris, Larned. Enter on the northwest back parking lot entrance.

May 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Plot Tour Tuesday in Barton Co.

The Kansas Wheat Alliance has wheat plot tours scheduled in central Kansas. Producers can attend tours to learn about the crop condition and wheat varieties in the area. KWA representatives plan to be in attendance to answer questions.

May 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Aiming for nationals

Three 4-H members from Barton County will head to Grand Island, Neb., to compete in the 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships that will be held June 25-30.

May 29, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Lest We Forget

Great Bend's Memorial Day services were held Monday at the Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery. This year's program was coordinated by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27. Terry W. Young, past department commander of Kansas DAV, was master of ceremonies.

May 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Music students earn honors

Allen To, Great Bend High School sophomore, was selected for the Kansas Music Educators Honor Band for 5-6A schools. He is a percussionist and was ...

February 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teen Spot: Ramen Noodle Iron Chef

A dozen students with 24 packages of cooked ramen noodles and a variety of other ingredients took part in their own version of the "Iron ...

February 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Threat of ‘shool shooting’ found at GBHS

Parents of Great Bend High School students were notified Thursday morning that someone wrote "March 7 Shool Shooting" on a bathroom wall the day before ...

February 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | 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 ...

February 22, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


FARM SAFETY

It took less than 2 seconds to fry a hotdog that came in contact with 20,000 volts of electricity, Karson Higgins said after watching ...

February 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Appraisers aren’t the bad guys

Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld testified last Wednesday before the Kansas Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee. She hopes the lawmakers received her message.

February 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Cellphone confiscated by police at tanning salon

A woman was inside a booth at a local tanning salon on Friday when she reportedly saw a hand holding a cellphone above the partition ...

February 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


MacArthur Lake to become Rotary Lake

It was cold Tuesday afternoon and a dusting of snow lined the shores of MacArthur Lake in southwest Great Bend. The only creatures using the ...

February 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Two arrested after vehicle chase

Deputies with the Barton County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a vehicle at 12:35 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of NE ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Spots open for Kids Day Out

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has openings for its Incredible Wearables Kids Day Out for children 7-12 years old. It will be held Monday, Feb ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC’s Turtle Tot Club starts in March

Turtle Tot Club, a series of nature-based programs developed for preschool-age children 3 to 5 years old, is scheduled for two Fridays in March at ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Dream Center. It will be held in the Dream Center's Chapel ...

February 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Swapping a dog for a car

Currently, the Barton County Sheriff's Office has a K-9 handler but no canine, and the Great Bend Police Department has a canine but no ...

February 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBPD investigating threats made against middle school

At about 8:50 p.m. Monday, officers from the Great Bend Police Department were notified of possible threats made through social media towards the ...

February 20, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Social media conduct questioned over Rankin report

The situation involving the cancellation of a jury trail for Jeffrey Allen Rankin following a plea bargain that reduced the counts against him from 31 ...

February 19, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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