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Buddy Poppies

Members of the Morrison McFadden Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 Auxiliary distribute Buddy Poppies, Saturday at the Main Street Dillons store. Mayor Mike Allison has proclaimed Nov. 4-11 Buddy Poppy Days. If you missed the volunteers on Saturday, some businesses around town have donation jars and more poppies are available. Nov. 11 is Veterans Day.

November 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OUR FAVORITE THINGS

Paintings by three of the original members of Artists at Large are featured this month at the Great Bend Public Library. Karen Shaner, Cynthia Collier-Wilson and Beverly Simonson present the exhibit "Our Favorite Things." The public can meet the artists Sunday Nov. 5 at a reception in the library from 1-3 p.m.

November 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Voters can check registration info online

Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman encourages all voters to be prepared when they cast their votes in the Nov. 7 general election, and wants folks to know they can still vote prior to the Tuesday balloting.

November 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marshall, Moran introduce bills to help farmers

WASHINGTON – Republicans U.S. Senator Jerry Moran and First District U.S. Representative Roger Marshall have introduced legislation to improve and reform livestock disaster programs Kansas farmers and ranchers rely on in times of natural disaster.

November 02, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


A part of history

Local artist Rex Rosenberg recently donated a photograph to the Kansas Oil and Gas Museum in commemoration of his father, Verlyn (V.E.) Rosenberg. V.E. passed away in 2004 and has been nominated for candidacy into the museum's Hall of Fame of oil industry professionals.

November 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


THEY WANTED BLOOD...

LARNED - Thomas Harmon is the president of the Larned High School National Honor Society. On Monday, Oct. 30, members partnered with the Red Cross to hold a blood drive at the high school. For added fun and to raise awareness of the event, they opted to dress in Halloween costumes. Over the course of the day, 25 students gave blood. Most gave whole blood, but two students gave double-red blood, receiving plasma in return.

November 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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.

November 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Special audit: No improprieties found at City Hall

A special audit into city finances targeting alleged improprieties on the part of Mayor Mike Allison and retired City Administrator Howard Partington has found that nothing improper had taken place, Interim City Administrator George Kolb reported Wednesday.

November 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Sheriff issued summons following KBI investigation

On Wednesday morning, Nov. 1 Barton County Sheriff Brian J. Bellinder, 55, of Great Bend, was issued a summons to appear in Barton County District Court following an investigation by Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents.

November 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


'What were you wearing?' sheds light on harmful myth

An art installation titled "What were you wearing?" will be on display from Nov. 6-10 in the upper level of the Student Union at Barton Community College. There will be an opening reception with light refreshments from 4:30-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6.

November 01, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News


Minor train derailment in Great Bend

November 01, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Buddy Poppies honor veterans

For 95 years, U.S. government leaders have officially recognized and endorsed the Veterans of Foreign Wars "Buddy Poppy Drive." This Saturday, members of the Morrison McFadden VFW Post 3111 and its Auxiliary will accept donations for handmade poppies so they can help disabled and needy veterans.

October 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Explosives found north of Great Bend

A large amount of abandoned explosives were discovered Monday afternoon in a structure 1.5 miles north of Great Bend near U.S. 281, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Experts safely removed or destroyed more than 80 pounds of material on Tuesday.

October 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Our cubs are growing

Lion cub sisters Sauda, left, and Amana, were introduced on Sept. 1. They were 6 months old and weighed around 75 pounds each. Here's a photo of how they looked last week; weighing about 100 pounds.

October 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo news: More from Zoo Boo

The little boy was not convinced as his mom coaxed him toward the Zoo Boo exhibits last Saturday at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

October 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - The holiday village on the northwest corner of Wolf Park on Main Street is illuminated with various motorized features to delight young and old ...

December 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Holiday music

Students from Holy Family School walked to the convent on Wednesday morning and sang holiday music for the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Third graders sing ...

December 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBPL increasing opportunities for participation, usage in 2018

Patrons of the Great Bend Public Library will have more opportunities to participate in reading-centric opportunities in 2018, thanks to the groundwork being laid now ...

December 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Freshman Academy being considered at GBHS

The 2017-2018 "GBHS Program of Studies" book may include a new course, Freshman Academy, to help some ninth graders learn time management and organizational skills ...

December 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC approves phone proposal

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors met on Monday and approved the request for proposal to replace its telephone system.

December 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO issues three search warrants

The Barton County Sheriff's Office issued three search warrants over the course of this past weekend where officers were looking for evidence of a ...

December 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New city council members learn the ropes

Although they won't officially be a part of the City of Great Bend governing body until January, the meeting Monday afternoon was a chance ...

December 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Architect agreement moves forward

Great Bend USD 428 will spend nearly $65,000 to repair the track around Memorial Stadium and to add new life to the artificial turf ...

December 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Monday's USD 428 Board of Education meeting

Monday's meeting at a glance

December 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fatal crash in Rush Co.

A Hays man died in a one-vehicle crash discovered early Sunday in Rush County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports. Darin Alan Stiles, 51, was pronounced ...

December 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


F.O.P. SHOPPING SPREE

Everyone looks forward to a day off, especially on an unseasonably warm Saturday in December. While many were home, watching football, catching up on outdoor ...

December 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff enters ‘not guilty’ plea to misdemeanor

Friday's court appearance for Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir was canceled after his attorney entered a plea of not guilty to the misdemeanor charge ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Track repair, PAC fans on school board agenda

Details for bids on the Great Bend High School track repair will be presented to the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education when it ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rec commission phones on board agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's Board of Directors will consider a "phone system request for proposal" when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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