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Battle of Badges Blood Drive is Monday

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, Great Bend police, fire and emergency medical services personnel often arrive first at emergencies, always ready to help. Local first responders will also help ensure blood is available during medical emergencies by partnering with the American Red Cross for the upcoming 4th annual Battle of the Badges blood drive on July 24 from 11:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave.

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Movie night at the historical society

The movie "With Each Turn of the Wheel: The Santa Fe Trail 1821-1996" will be shown Monday evening at the Barton County Historical Society meeting. The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. July 24 at the Barton County Historical Society Museum at 85 U.S. 281, just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend.

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Partridge sentenced for burglary, drug convictions

Kerry Joe Partridge Jr. 27, Great Bend, has been sentenced to four years, nine months in custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor announced.

July 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Council OKs $2M street improvement effort

Pushing ahead with the continued effort to improve Great Bend's streets, the City Council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a $2,001,000 contract with local contractor Venture Corporation for an ambitious street repair project this year.

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned City Manager declares bankruptcy

LARNED - Mayor William Nusser spoke to The Great Bend Tribune on Monday, confirming the Larned City Council was aware of a bankruptcy filing last week by the new city manager, Bradley Eilts and his wife. The disclosed liabilities amounted to more than $387,000.

July 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Jake brake use concerns county resident

Gary Burke, who lives on South McKinley just outside the Great Bend city limits, told Barton County commissioners Monday morning that the use of "jake brakes" by the drivers of large trucks in the area has become a nuisance for area residents. He requested signs indicating they are not allowed.

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stove-top candle starts kitchen fire in Great Bend

Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to a kitchen fire at 4:33 p.m. Friday at 2530 Quivira. While units were responding, the dispatcher advised them that the fire was out. They ventilated the dwelling, which was full of smoke.

July 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission honors live-saving efforts

On Friday, July 7, Great Bend Chiefs baseball team members Logan Perry and Payton Mauler, along with Doug Kaiser, the father of another player, faced a medical emergency during a game. Because of their first aid training, they provided a downed umpire with assistance, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The incident involved umpire Eric Shannon who had a heart attack and collapsed. Although Shannon later died, the efforts of these three gave him a chance until emergency personnel arrived.

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS grad to advise President Trump

Great Bend native and renowned international lawyer Ty Cobb has been named to the Trump White House legal team, it was announced Saturday.

July 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Beautiful day for a parade

ELLINWOOD - Early Saturday morning, residents of Ellinwood began trickling onto Main Street, setting out blankets and lawn chairs in preparation for a tradition 44 years in the making. One family even set up not one, but two pools in their front yard in order to cool off as temperatures began to become sultry.

July 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Stafford woman convicted of murder

STAFFORD - A Stafford woman was convicted Friday of murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Brit Spaugh Zoo offers daily keeper talks this week

The animals may be the stars at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, but this week their keepers will be in the spotlight, said Sara Hamlin, curator and zoo supervisor. In honor of this being National Zoo Keepers Week, they will offer free programs at 2 p.m. daily Monday through Thursday, July 17-20.

July 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Online enrollment at USD 428 opens

Online enrollment for all USD 428 students will open on Monday, July 17. Parents who choose not to enroll electronically may enroll their students in person on Aug. 8-9 at all schools.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Strike up the band

The Great Bend City Band is shown at last Thursday's concert, a tribute to "Star Wars." The band's final concert of the summer will be at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, at the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell in Jack Kilby Square (the courthouse square). The Jazz Band will also perform four numbers.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Join the ‘Butterfly Quest’

From tiny hairstreaks to large swallowtails, all sizes of butterflies will be counted during the Cheyenne Bottoms annual butterfly quest, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on July 22, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Hoisington Summer Lunch program starts Tuesday

HOISINGTON - Summer lunch will be served in the Hoisington Middle School commons area, 360 W. 11th St., Monday through Friday, from May 29 through July ...

May 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GB Summer Lunch Program starts June 4

Great Bend USD 428 will once again participate in the Summer Food Service Program, weekdays from June 4-29. All children ages 1-18 years old are ...

May 26, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Meet the Master Gardeners

The public is invited to meet the Barton County Master Gardeners during the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market, from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 31 ...

May 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wetlands Water Park opens

Great Bend's Wetlands Water Park, located at 2303 Main Street, opened for the season Saturday. With the temperature in the 90s, there were plenty ...

May 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pawnee County election filings

LARNED - Pawnee County Clerk and Election Officer Ruth Searight noted Friday that the deadline for filing for the Democrat and Republican Primary is fast approaching.

May 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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 Tuesday 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


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