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Library law change has CKLS turning to commissioners

Thanks to the recent passage of HB 2102, which went into effect July 1, the governor will no longer be called on to appoint members to the state's seven library systems boards. That job will now fall to county commissioners around the state.

July 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOT SHOTS: 4-H at shooting nationals

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Three Barton County teenagers were among the 712 4-H members, representing 34 states, at the 2017 National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships held June 25-30 in Grand Island, Nebraska. All three placed and helped take the Kansas squad to a second-place finish.

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Historical weaver teaches tradition

During a weaving demonstration Friday at the Great Bend Public Library, Terry Asper described some of the looms used throughout history.

July 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO to offer concealed carry class

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, Aug. 5. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry permit through the State of Kansas. Even though a permit is not required to carry concealed within the state, citizens are strongly encouraged to take the class, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Legion Auxiliary plans Hawaiian Luau

The American Legion Auxiliary in Great Bend will hold its seventh annual Hawaiian Luau fundraiser on Saturday, July 29, at Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., for members of the Legion and Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and guests. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the menu will feature Aaron Delgado's barbecued ribs and chicken. Ham, scalloped potatoes and other sides and desserts will be furnished by Unit 180 American Legion Auxiliary members.

July 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New attraction at Sunflower Diversified's pancake dinner

A new addition to the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake feed will result in prizes for several lucky raffle winners, said Connie Oetken, the non-profit agency's director of development.

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Council to hold special meeting Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda calls for an executive session to discuss "employment issues common to two individual employees pursuant to non-elected personnel matter exception." To be present with the council are Ed Keeley of Wichita, special counsel for the city, and City Attorney Robert Suelter.

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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 a Comanche Township board resignation and appointment, recognition of 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services Department employees Ryan Lichter and the 2017 asphalt overlay project.

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Frey to speak on Climate Reality Project

ST. JOHN - A representative from the Climate Reality Project will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, in the annex building of the Stafford County Courthouse in St. John.

July 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barnett proud of state’s ag tradition

Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett seemed comfortable in jeans and cowboy boots, and at home touring Great Bend Feeding

July 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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.

July 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Show Time

A crowd of people of all ages was entertained Wednesday as juggler Richard Holmgren of the Flying Debris Show performed tricks and told jokes at the Great Bend Public Library.

July 19, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO executes two search warrants

Stolen property, firearms and suspected drugs were seized last Thursday when the Barton County Sheriff's Office executed two search warrants at 7 a.m. at 161 SW 10 Ave., Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Movie in the Park and Special Summer Farmers Market Thursday night

Everyone is invited to attend a Special Farmers Market Thursday evening, at the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market at Jack Kilby Square. Then, when the sun goes down, visitors are invited to attend "The Little Mermaid" Movie in the Park, which is part of Great Bend's Summer Street Stroll Thursday night lineup. Visitors and vendors alike are encouraged to dress in tropical wear, and tropical music will help set the mood.

July 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBPL Board to help fund Dolly Parton Imagination Library

When the Great Bend Public Library learned it was one of six community organizations to receive annual support from the Don and Phyllis Whelan Endowment Fund, the Board of Trustees began exploring ideas to carry out the wishes of the Whelans. Monday night, they made plans to begin spending the first installment of $6,769, presented to them in March by the Golden Belt Community Foundation.

July 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Larned woman injured in collision

A Larned motorist was injured Saturday morning in Pawnee County when she slowed to turn into a private drive and her car was rear-ended by ...

May 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Remembering the fallen

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 ...

May 25, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Dogs rescued from hot motorhome

A Great Bend man was arrested for animal cruelty on Thursday after several dogs were rescued from a motorhome at All Seasons Mobile Home Park ...

May 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘STRONGER TOGETHER’

HOISINGTON - For the past four years, Hoisington EMS Director Scott Fleming and the Hoisington EMS staff have pulled out the stops to provide the community ...

May 24, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


St. John musician celebrates small towns

ST. JOHN - "Small Towns," a CD 20 years in the making, will become available officially when Jim Ratts returns to St. John this weekend with ...

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Historical Village closed Monday

Barton County Historical Society Village and Museum will not be open Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. The museum will be open the ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School ends on high note

For the last day of school on Thursday, Park Elementary instructor Signe Cook wore a T-shirt that read:

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC to Host LEGO workshop

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a one-day STEM Fundamentals With LEGO Workshop that will give children a chance to explore engineering principles using ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Another perfect day

The great bicycle giveaway continued Wednesday, when Eisenhower Elementary celebrated its six students with perfect attendance for the year and 46 more with "near perfect ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Adults graduate from BC Academy

Fourteen adults earned high school diplomas from the Barton County Academy this year and were invited to celebrate at the BCA graduation ceremony, Tuesday at ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


One injured in Pawnee County Crash

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to an injury crash at 1:36 p.m. Monday, 4 miles east of Burdett on K-156 in Pawnee County.

May 23, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


They will milk cows no more

A fleet of semi-trucks with cattle trailers rolled into Great Bend Wednesday, their destination was the Hiss Dairy.

May 23, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kids’ biking event Thursday night

The Barton County Health Department will hold its Be Well Kids, Biking Barton County event from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday in the Health Department ...

May 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The Center holds Mental Health Awareness Day

The Center for Counseling & Consultation held its fifth annual Mental Health Awareness Day on Tuesday to help raise awareness for people in Great Bend and ...

May 22, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


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