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First Municipal Band concert marks band shell’s 90 years

The opening concert of the 2017 Great Bend Municipal Band on Thursday night will mark a special occasion made more meaningful by the recent improvements to Jack Kilby Square. It will mark the 90th anniversary and rededication of the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell, which was at the heart of the renovations in the popular city park.

May 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

June Jaunt Hot Dog Feed to benefit tornado victims

United Way of Central Kansas will host its annual Hot Dog Feed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at Veterans Memorial Park as a part of the June Jaunt festivities. There will also be large yard games available for families to play or you can watch the action on the volleyball courts.

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Adopt A Pet and Shine & Show

This month's Golden Belt Humane Society Adopt a Pet event will be held in conjunction with June Jaunt and the Shine & Show car show on Saturday, June 3, at Orscheln Farm and Home store, 5320 10th St.

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Brandi Gruber fills exec position at ElderCare

As the new executive director of ElderCare Inc. in Great Bend, Brandi Gruber is compiling a list of priorities for the non-profit agency.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Here a chick, there a chick ...

It was never a question of which came first, the chicken or the egg; it was always the egg. Instead, the intense question was which egg would hatch first.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Hoisington EMS Barn holds open house

Kids could sit behind the steering wheel of a fire truck and explore the back of an ambulance on Thursday at the Hoisington EMS Barn.

May 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Summer school begins June 5

It will be a short break for many USD 428 elementary students who, only a couple of weeks after the end of the school year, will be headed back to the classroom for summer school on Monday, June 5.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Final lesson: GBHS students show physics principles

It was the ultimate show and share for senior physics students and the last one of their public school days. By all accounts they did a stellar job.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Former Quicksilver treasurer sentenced for forgeries

Quicksilver Softball team will receive $4,768 in restitution from its former treasurer, Christine A. Torres, who was recently sentenced in Barton County District Court for five counts of forgery. She was also ordered to spend 45 days under house arrest and 18 months on probation.

May 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Prairie Godmothers invite women to help Dream Center

Current and prospective Prairie Godmothers are invited to "Delivering the Goods for Goodness' Sake" on Thursday, June 8. This come-and-go social event/service project will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Anchor in the Central Kansas Dream Center at Broadway and Williams (look for the balloons).

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Veterans service rep to 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 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Area veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to their time in service. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

KHP responds to minor crash in Pawnee Co.

PAWNEE COUNTY - A Salina woman was taken to Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned on Wednesday after the truck she was a passenger in crashed in Pawnee County.

May 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Time to remember

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this remembrance will happen here in Great Bend at 10 a.m. on Monday as people will gather at Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery to pay their respects.

May 26, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

Memorial Day travel at highest level since 2005

TOPEKA - The West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see more than 3.3 million people taking Memorial Day weekend trips of 50 miles or longer, a 2.1 percent increase over 2016 and the largest number of travelers since 2005, according to American Automobile Association.

May 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Wetlands Waterpark opens Saturday

Great Bend's Wetlands Waterpark at 2303 Main is scheduled to open Saturday, May 27. The aquatic center will be open from 12:30-5:30 p.m. daily when there are no weather hazards and the forecasted high temperature is 75 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

May 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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Court of Appeals upholds prison ruling

The Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled against a woman who admitted to violating her probation on a drug charge but who disagreed with Barton ...

March 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Preliminary hearing held for former CVB Director Cris Collier

Crystal Jo Collier, the former director of the Great Bend Convention and Visitor's Bureau, was bound over for trial on two felony charges filed ...

March 22, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day, which took place Wednesday, called awareness to this syndrome. The Northwest Kansas Down Syndrome Support Group ordered dozens of Down Syndrome ...

March 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Farmers, turkeys and chickens in 1978

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 ...

March 21, 2018 | VERONICA COONS | Local News

City’s guest tax numbers looking good

Folks are staying in Great Bend's hotels, lots of folks.

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Waterline work concerning business owners

The Main Street stretch of the massive waterline replacement project started in February with the anticipation it would take several months. Now, one month in ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Pipelines cross beneath us

One might be surprised at the number of pipelines that criss-cross Barton County and the rest of the state, said Greg Alexander of Northern Natural ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBHS track to be closed for a week

The track at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium is closed this week for repairs, school officials announced Tuesday. It will reopen Monday, March ...

March 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Missing girl found dead

HOISINGTON – Two-year-old Iviona Lewis, the Hoisington girl reported missing Tuesday afternoon, was been found dead in rural Barton County, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported ...

March 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Ellinwood Chamber requests permission to hold 2018 After Harvest Festival

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce's outgoing director Jacque Isern, newly appointed director Michele Martin, and members of the board of directors were on ...

March 21, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOISINGTON -- An alert from the Hoisington Police Department went out on the NIXLE network requesting help from the community locating a missing two year old ...

March 20, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Vopats support Barton Community College Foundation Academic Enrichment Fund campaign through March

Every gift matters; that's the message Jim and Kathy Vopat hope to share on behalf of the Barton Community College Foundation as the 2018 ...

March 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

City to hire IT professional

Members of the City of Great Bend's information technology committee weighed carefully the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a full-time information technology manager for ...

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

A lot of cookies

The Hoisington Girl Scouts Troop 11126 parlayed their Girl Scout Cookie profits into a lasting tribute for Barton County veterans.

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission shares frustration with county attorney

A unified Barton County Commission appreciated the plight of Denise Rankin, the former Great Bend woman accusing the County Attorney's Office of botching the ...

March 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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