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‘He’ll be missed’

The Great Bend City Council had intended Monday night to honor former mayor and longtime community supporter Bob Parrish in person. However, Parrish died last Thursday, one day shy of his 90th birthday.

March 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Democrats to meet

Barton County Democrats will meet from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, at St. John Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St., Great Bend. The agenda includes committee assignments, event planning, District 4 Congressional Campaign and Washington Days report.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


WIND AND FIRE

The Great Bend Fire Department battled small grass fires over the weekend, but the threat of a large wildfire was always there. Both Great Bend and Ellinwood sent fire trucks to Reno County on Saturday.

March 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Former coach Kaiser has 1st court appearance

Todd Eric Kaiser appeared in Barton County District Court on Monday for his first appearance on the charge of sexual exploitation of a child.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Learning to listen to animals, a program at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center

Chirps, whistles, croaks, and clicks all combine in an animal opera of high drama for eavesdropping scientists. The public can discover what animals are saying during the free program, "Listening to Animals," at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at the Cheyenne Bottoms Refuge, northeast of Great Bend on K-156.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansans United for Youth Justice marks Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility closing with art compet

To commemorate the closing of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility and Youth Art Month, Kansans United for Youth Justice today launched an art competition to raise awareness of juvenile justice reform.

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


County transfers over $1M in unexpended funds

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution transferring and carrying over 2016 unexpended funds to the capital improvement totalling $496,000 and equipment replacement funds totalling $752,000.

March 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs weather week proclamation

March came in like a lion and those winds whipped the Barton County Courthouse Monday morning.

March 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘The time is at hand’

For several years, the county has worked with the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to make improvements to the K-4 Cheyenne Bottoms overlook near Hoisington. The project is finally moving forward.

March 06, 2017 | Work on scenic overlook underway | Local News


Motorist taken to hospital after pickup hits guardrail

A Holyrood man was taken to Clara Barton Hospital on Sunday evening after the pickup he was driving struck a bridge guardrail in Barton County.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Dannebohm arrested following pursuit

A Great Bend man who allegedly led the Barton County Sheriff's Office on a pursuit early Saturday spent the night in Cheyenne Bottoms before being arrested later that morning.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor February 2017

Handmade quilts were presented to 10 area veterans on Friday, Feb. 24, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. They were made by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor volunteers. The next presentations will be made at 6:45 p.m. on March 31 at the post, 1011 Kansas Ave.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington youth celebrates birthday by giving

HOISINGTON - Jaci Morris celebrated her seventh birthday by giving instead of receiving. Her wish for her birthday was that no one bring gifts to her party. Instead, guests were asked to simply bring a donation for Kans for Kids.

March 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility both emotional and hopeful

LARNED - The atmosphere was like both a reunion and a wake. There were hugs, tears, and emotional greetings between old friends. Men and women stood side by side, some holding back tears, but all with a sense of hopefulness Friday afternoon as staff of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility gathered for the closing ceremony of the facility. The facility which was dedicated in 2003 and could hold 128 youth is now permanently closed.

March 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


LIFESAVING MOVES

Anyone can do CPR...and for many it's one of those nagging, "I-ought-to-learn" things we try to find time for. The Great Bend Fire Department helped several in the community cross that off their to-do lists Saturday morning.

March 04, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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THANK YOU SANTA, MRS. CLAUS

Randy and Sandy Smith, who portrayed Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas in Great Bend for decades, will serve as the grand marshals for the ...

November 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Giving Tuesday is Nov. 28

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and next Tuesday is a day of giving, thanks.

November 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


VFW QUILTS OF VALOR

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 in Great Bend presented Quilts of Valor to seven veterans in November 2017.

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thanksgiving travel numbers highest in 12 years

TOPEKA – AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last ...

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ElderCare starts new Santa program in area counties

ElderCare home-services clients in eight area counties will benefit from the non-profit agency's Christmas spirit.

November 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Meet ROY G. BIV

Children's art on one wall of Eisenhower Elementary School features incarnations of "Roy G. Biv," whose colorful spikes of hair follow the color spectrum ...

November 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC's involvement with STEM

The fields of science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM, are becoming more and more vital in society and have become an academic ...

November 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kilby Day

Students at Barton Community College have left for their Thanksgiving break, but the campus was a busy place on Monday as area high school students ...

November 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County lists Thanksgiving closings

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of ...

November 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


One size doesn’t fit all

It was a chance for Barton County officials to see what they have in common with counties from around the state, as well as what ...

November 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo loses Bonnie the Black Bear

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo made the difficult decision Friday to humanely euthanize Bonnie, the North American Black Bear. Bonnie had called Great Bend ...

November 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Beginning to look like Christmas

Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes looked at her calendar Monday morning and it hit her. Thanksgiving in this week, meaning the annual Home for ...

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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.

November 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A sign of the times

When the Great Bend Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1127 was born over a century ago, it boasted 400 members, a number that jumped ...

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marsh Musings

There is so much happening this time of year it almost boggles the mind. Pheasant and quail seasons are open. Ducks and geese are everywhere ...

November 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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