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Christmas parade won’t be rescheduled

The Great Bend Home for the Holidays Parade, canceled this past Saturday due to the ice storm, will not be rescheduled for this winter, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said Tuesday afternoon.

December 01, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MADV 5th Annual Benefit Meal

MADV, Ministries Against Domestic Violence is an organization formed to provide awareness about issues surrounding domestic violence and services, such as providing a meal a month to the victim support group, raising money for the victim or raising funds from donations. This year the meal will be from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Jan. 30, at St Rose Auditorium. They will have Chicken and Sausage Gumbo or a Walking Taco. Plus a cinnamon roll and a veggie pack along with a drink. Tickets will be $10 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under. Tickets are limited. Contact The ...

December 01, 2015 | | Local News


​Ice from passing vehicle smashes windshield; injures teen

The Barton County Sheriff's Office had a busy holiday weekend due to bad weather and poor road conditions in central Kansas, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Monday. Deputies responded an injury accident and several non- injury accidents. There were also 15 to 20 reports of vehicles that simply slid off the roadway.

November 30, 2015 | | Local News


Zoo expected to reopen Tuesday

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo has been closed since ice coated the sidewalks last Thursday. According to Scott Keeler, director of public lands, employees have been working to clear ice from the sidewalks so they will be safe for visitors. The zoo is expected to reopen Tuesday. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and admission is free.

November 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC host Stop ‘N Learn Session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Air Med Care Network" on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 12– 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th.

November 30, 2015 | | Local News


GBFD made multiple fire runs last week

The Great Bend Fire Department was busy last week with units responding to multiple fire calls.

November 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Weather causes multiple accidents

The weather that came through the area last week caused multiple accidents.

November 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Commission OKs Sunday liquor sales

It may soon be legal to buy liquor and beer on Sundays in rural parts of Barton County after action by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

November 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Santas Around The World’ Exhibit Now Open Through December 20

Twenty-three life sized Santas, representing countries and regions from around the world, appear in a winter wonderland of lighted trees and festive holiday décor in downtown Great Bend. The exhibit, known as "Santas Around the World," is now open to the public at 1223 Main Street.

November 30, 2015 | | Local News


​Ice causes injuries on Ellsworth County roads

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to several injury accidents on icy roads in Ellsworth County over the extended holiday weekend. All of the people involved were wearing safety restraints.

November 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Another quake rocks area

In case you felt some shaking early Monday morning, you were not alone. A 4.7 magnitude earthquake jarred region in the early hours.

November 30, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


​Santa’s Workshop postponed

Santa's Workshop, which was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 30, has been postponed due to weather. It will be held Monday, Dec. 7, from 6-8 p.m. in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium.

November 30, 2015 | | Local News


TBC meeting rescheduled

The TBC Support Group meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 has been canceled. The meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Christmas festivities scheduled for this week will be held at that time.

November 30, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas Reads to Preschoolers event

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event promoting reading to children under the age of five. Parents, librarians, and caregivers are encouraged to read the chosen title during November. This program is sponsored by the State Library of Kansas. The book selected for this year is "Is Your Mama a Llama?" by Deborah Guarino. Cover, illustrated by Steven Kellogg.

November 29, 2015 | | Local News


Where Have all the Ducks Gone?

We are in a duck vortex right now. There are essentially NO ducks in the Bottoms. We had a nice teal season and early duck season. I never cease to be amazed at the number of "out of state" tags and the volume and quality of gear, boats, dogs and vehicles these dedicated duck hunters bring to our marsh. Many times I see more tags from states other than Kansas. I attribute that to the wisdom of our local sportsmen who know when the resident ducks have become educated or gone south. Duane arrives from Saskatchewan and tells me about ...

November 29, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


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Guided hunting banned on public land

One June 23 the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission voted to ban commercial guiding on property and water managed by the department.

July 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC pool updates reviewed

Barton Community College Trustees learned Tuesday that additional improvements totaling about $5,000 were approved for the college's swimming pool in the past year.

July 27, 2016 | 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 ...

July 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local business lending a helping hand

Summer is here and August is just around the corner and this means back to school and with back to school comes shopping for school ...

July 27, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend High School Booster Club membership drive

The Great Bend High School Panther Booster Club announces their 2016-2017 Booster Club Membership Drive and Activities Program Sponsorship Campaign. Members include alumni, parents, teachers ...

July 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


RSVP honors volunteers at banquet

RSVP, formerly the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, will honor its volunteers with a recognition banquet Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Barton Community College student union ...

July 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo loses a fan favorite ‘Boss,’ the African lion

The skies over the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo are gray today after the zoo had to say goodbye to one of their oldest and ...

July 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Wetlands Center to hold Perseid Meteor Shower party

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host a viewing party for the Perseid Meteor Shower. Activities will start at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug ...

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees approve raises

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees approved next year's operational budget and a 2016-2017 budget for publication Tuesday. The operational budget includes a ...

July 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington approves purchase of new ‘Jaws of Life’

HOISINGTON - Hoisington City Council members approved the purchase of a new 'jaws of life' extraction unit by the Hoisington Fire Department at the meeting Monday ...

July 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council Wilborn steps down, Bruce to serve Ward 4

HOISINGTON - Monday night, after a study session concerning the 2017 budget, Hoisington City Council members recognized outgoing councilman Brian Wilborn , awarding a plaque for his ...

July 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Back in the games

Great Bend native Bryan Pinkall is attending another Olympics, this time in Brazil.

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be ...

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission eyes tower to improve communications

For some time, Barton County law enforcement officers have had a difficult time with communications in the far northeast part of the county. Officials hope ...

July 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


State, county jobless numbers tick upwards

TOPEKA – The state's June seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent. This was up from 3.7 percent in May and down from ...

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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