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Library Friends get first look at Book Sale

People who join the Friends of the Library will be the first to see the selections of the annual book sale, said Diedre Mapes at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.

October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Kids get a room of their own at GBPL

The new interior walls that separate the children's area from the rest of the Great Bend Public Library are something librarians have requested for years, GBPL Director Harry Willems said. The project always appeared to be too expensive, before now.

October 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'Winged Aspiration' photos

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October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Winged Aspiration

Bill McKown was a true friend of the Shafer Art Gallery. He passed away in March of 2014, but his legacy lives on through numerous art-related improvements that have been made on the Barton campus as a result of a generous gift from his estate. The final element funded by his estate is the "Winged Aspiration" sculpture which will adorn the circle driveway in front of the Shafer Gallery. Barton will unveil this aesthetic enhancement and at the same time pay tribute to the man that made it possible, Mr. McKown. A ceremony will be held at 5 p.m ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Audit part of ‘cost of doing business’

It was a costly pill for the Barton County commissioners to swallow Monday morning when they approved paying Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball $53,695 for the county's 2014 audit.

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBRC will host Stop 'N Learn session titled 'Fire Prevention'

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Fire Prevention" on Wednesday, October 7th, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th St.

October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Tax distribution delays causing headaches

Much to the chagrin of numerous taxing entities in Barton County, the sales tax distribution that was due out by Sept. 20 has yet to be made. The delay is creating hardships for those anticipating the funds.

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Controlled burn in Stafford county cause of smoke in Great Bend

Brief: Controlled burn in Stafford county cause of smoke in Great Bend

October 06, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Homecoming tradition returns in style

At the Great Bend Panthers homecoming parade Friday, observers saw a return to a tradition that has taken a hiatus since 2006. While concern over predicted rain evaporated, floats representing several Fall sports teams went before the homecoming court of attendants who rolled slowly by, waving from the back seats of convertibles provided by a number of Great Bend community members.

October 06, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


One-vehicle crash

On Oct. 5, around 2:47 p.m., Barton County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 700 block of Northeast 20 Ave., to a reported motor vehicle accident. Officers were advised that a vehicle had rolled and was on fire.

October 06, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS debate squad places 3rd

October 06, 2015 | | Local News


Buildings declared ‘unsafe and dangerous’

The Great Bend City Council Monday night adopted a resolution setting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 as the dates for a pubic hearings for the unsafe and dangerous structure at 1318 Kansas Ave., owned by Trent Mermis, and 1324 Kansas Avenue, owned by Norma Ward.

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The last B-29 hangar to be razed

The last of the World War II B-29 hangers at the Great Bend Municipal Airport has been near collapse for several years, and the recent storm just made things worse. Noting that it is a shame to see the landmark go, the Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Stone Sand Company to raze the beleaguered historic structure.

October 05, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Yahoo like a hamster!

Nature educator Pam Martin, right, leads children in a prairie dog greeting, a friendly yelp and wave known as "the yahoo," during Nocturnal Night.

October 05, 2015 | | Local News


‘Humphrey’ fans attend Nocturnal Nights

Sunset was still a couple of hours away Monday as the Great Bend Public Library started its first of three Nocturnal Night programs. A crowd of children, mostly in grades K through 2, showed up with their parents to learn more about nocturnal creatures.

October 05, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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State genealogy conference coming to Hays

HAYS - Registration is open now through June 1 for the 42nd Annual KCGS Genealogy conference, hosted by the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies and co-hosted ...

May 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Craft beer expo, barbecue and cycling

The inaugural Bike Brew Q event in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is set for July 30 at the Great Bend Expo Complex ...

May 30, 2016 | BY JOE VINDUSKA Special to the Tribune | Local News


Summer reading program engages mind and body

Great Bend Public Library's Summer Reading Program kicks off Wednesday, June 1, at the library, 1409 Williams. This summer children, teens and adults will ...

May 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer food service program ready to roll

Great Bend's five elementary schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to anyone who is 18 years old or younger this summer, starting Tuesday.

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Senior citizens encouraged to apply for checks to use at markets

The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is providing low-income seniors who meet age and income requirements with $30 in checks to purchase fresh fruits ...

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market opens Friday

Ready to taste that first mouth-watering tomato freshly picked from the vine? Or those early sweet peas, squash and green beans? Then the Summer Street ...

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


SPLASH!

It was a pleasant 75 degrees when the Wetlands water park in Great Bend opened for the season on Saturday, but it was a bit ...

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Donations accepted for poppies

American Legion Auxilary had 3,000 crepe paper poppies to distribute for Memorial Day weekend. If there are any left, volunteers will be out at ...

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KWEC to host free craft workshop combining Mother Nature, spray paint

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center and Mother Nature will supply the materials for guests to create nature silhouettes, a piece of artwork made out of ...

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Don’t let that dip in the pool turn tragic

Millions of us enjoy warm weather every year by swimming in our backyard pools and relaxing in hot tubs. Tragically though, over 200 young children ...

May 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Taking it outside

Summer is here and people will be itching to start cooking outside. But, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano warns what normally is a relaxing ...

May 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Uniforms of past wars featured at BCHS museum

"Every since Barton County has existed, we have been represented in every war foreign war this country has fought in," said Beverly Komarek. director at ...

May 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BREATHING EASY

"If you are lucky enough to get a second chance at something, don't ever waste it."

May 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Huelskamp welcomes local Veterans on Honor Flight

Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) welcomed many Veterans from Kansas who arrived in Washington on their Honor Flight. Huelskamp had nice conversations with Les Stewart, Ned ...

May 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Election deadlines approaching

Local and state election officials are reminding eligible voters and candidates for public office across the state that the deadline to switch party affiliation is ...

May 26, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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