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Preparations peak for Party in the Park

The third annual Great Bend Party in the Park is Saturday, Aug. 8 at Veterans' Memorial Park, and promises to be another fun-filled day, with events for young and old. Coolers will be allowed in the park all day, with only 3.2 beer and malt beverages only and a no glass restriction. Families and friends are encouraged to make a day of it, bring blankets and lawn chairs, plan a picnic or visit vendors that will have a variety of foods for purchase, including pulled pork, hamburgers, hotdogs, funnel cakes and more.

August 01, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Literacy program coming to Great Bend

Humphrey the hamster is coming to Great Bend to promote connectivity and literacy to children and their families. Humphrey is a amazing little guy who is very smart, and spends his day at a school helping children understand the world around them, and on weekends he gets to go home with a student and see how these humans live when they are not in school. Humphrey is the main character in the book "The World According to Humphrey" by Betty G. Birney. The book will be read in the Literacy program called One District, One Book this fall for grades ...

August 01, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


County to recognize breastfeeding efforts

World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, is a time to recognize that breastfeeding provides ideal nutrition for infants and contributes to their healthy growth and development, said Janel Rose with the Barton County Health Department. That is why local health departments have banded together as partners of Central Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition to further highlight its theme for 2015, "Breastfeeding and Work - Let's Make it Work."

August 01, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend man killed in vehicle accident

A Great Bend man died early this morning in a one-vehicle accident south of the intersection of 90 Road and 90 Avenue in west central Barton County, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 31, 2015 | | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

ELLINWOOD – United States government commodities will be distributed from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the United Church of Christ in at 701 Fritz in Ellinwood. For more information, call 620-282-3663.

July 31, 2015 | | Local News


Up, up and away

With the theme "Superheroes in our Community," the United Way of Central Kansas will host its annual Kickoff Event on Aug. 15th. Think Clark Kent, Superman Theme and "Truth, Justice, and the United Way."

July 31, 2015 | | Local News


City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes a street closure request for Party in the Park, an update on the Tot Spot play area, at Barbara Bushnell Memorial Fund presentation and approval of airport grant applications.

July 31, 2015 | | 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 the K-4 scenic overlook east of Hoisington and the Kansas Association of Counties annual conference in November.

July 31, 2015 | | Local News


United Way drive co-chairs named

The United Way of Central Kansas announced this week the co-chairs for the 2016 Campaign, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner Smith said.

July 31, 2015 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


County to recognize breastfeeding efforts

World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, is a time to recognize that breastfeeding provides ideal nutrition for infants and contributes to their healthy growth and development, said Janel Rose with the Barton County Health Department. That is why local health departments have banded together as partners of Central Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition to further highlight its theme for 2015, "Breastfeeding and Work - Let's Make it Work."

July 31, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


SHAKY SITUATION

ELLINWOOD – After 10 months of drama, Mark and Cassie Batchman, owners of The Cutting Edge Salon in Ellinwood, remain in limbo over the fate of their building and the razing of a building connected to it.

July 30, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS band camp starts next week

Preparations are underway for the upcoming marching season for Great Bend High School band members.

July 30, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for July 30, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 30, 2015 | | Local News


Staff continues Great Bend Zoo Exodus

The celebration of National Zookeeper Appreciation Week came a week late, and "celebration" may not have been the best word, but the Great Bend Zoological Society treated zoo staff to lunch on Wednesday.

July 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Accident involving a Great Bend man

A Great Bend man was injured in a accident involving two Vehicles Wednesday at 7:35 a.m., on Interstate 70, 0.3 miles west of Mink road in Dickinson County.

July 29, 2015 | | Local News


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IN FINE DETAIL

HOISINGTON - Seeing is believing. You've got to see these realistic sandhill crane decoys to believe them.

September 03, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


​Jury still out on Jordan trial

The jury left Thursday without reaching a verdict in the trial of Steven Terry Jordan. When jurors return to the Barton County Courthouse Friday morning ...

September 03, 2015 | By Susan Thacker and Dale Hogg | Local News


Federal food assistance program warns of scam

TOPEKA – The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has issued a warning regarding imposters utilizing what appears to be the federal SNAP toll-free information hotline ...

September 03, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Street work to begin

September 03, 2015 | | Local News


Federal food assistance program warns of scam

TOPEKA – The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has issued a warning regarding imposters utilizing what appears to be the federal SNAP toll-free information hotline ...

September 03, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | 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 ...

September 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Jordan takes the stand; trial continues

The prosecution's final witness in the trial of Steven Terry Jordan was a 911 dispatcher who presented a recording of a call make around ...

September 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington Labor Day celebration starts Friday with Kick-off, BBQ and more

If parades, pageants, food, fun, music, dancing and derbies get your motor running, you'll probably be in Hoisington this weekend. The annual Hoisington Labor ...

September 02, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


OTR for September 2, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 02, 2015 | | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

September 02, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Heartland Collision, 283 W. Bt. Co. Road (West 10th), at 9:30 a.m ...

September 02, 2015 | | Local News


Jordan trial continues with witness testimony

Barton County Attorney Douglas Matthews called about half a dozen witnesses Tuesday in the trial of Steven Terry Jordan. The Great Bend man is charged ...

September 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Technology speeds disaster application process

Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco met recently with Barton County Road and Bridge, Kansas Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration representatives to review damages ...

September 01, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend, Garden City selected as finalists for shipping hubs

The process to select locations for the new train-truck shipping hubs in Kansas has reached the end of the line, and that line ends in ...

September 01, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington Roosevelt Elementary swim party

September 01, 2015 | | Local News


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