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KWEC Education Day photos

Photos taken Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's annual education day for area second graders.

September 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kids explore Kansas Wetlands Education Center

Area children didn't have to travel far on Wednesday for a field trip to a national treasure. The Kansas Wetlands Education Center on K-156 overlooks Cheyenne Bottoms, the largest inland marsh in the United States and a Ramsar-designated Wetland of International Importance.

September 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bikes, bombers and butterflies weekend flies well

It was busy weekend and it was a successful weekend, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

September 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Police chase in Ellinwood ends with shots fired

On Tuesday at about 9:46 p.m. Barton County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the area of NE 10 Road and NE 120 Ave. A vehicle was reported to be abandoned in the roadway. The vehicle was located and impounded by deputies. The owner of the vehicle was reported to be Kenneth Lamb.

September 23, 2015 | | Local News




Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Doonan GMC, Junction 56/156 Great Bend, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Claudia Elsen with greeters Curtis Wolf and Julie Smith. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

September 23, 2015 | | Local News


Refinancing should save BCC $100,000

Refinancing debt on 2008 certificates of participation at a lower interest rate should save Barton Community College more than $100,000 over the life of the bonds, college trustees were told Tuesday.

September 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Law enforcement appreciation day

By showing appreciation is one way the local community shows their support for the men and women that keep the streets of Great Bend safe.

September 22, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


​City to hold annual auction

The City of Great Bend will hold its annual public auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, outside the Great Bend Police Department, 1217 Williams St.

September 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County appraisers, oil industry officials meet in Great Bend

Earlier this month, 120 county appraisers from across Kansas and oil and gas professionals from Kansas and surrounding states converged on Great Bend. They came to attend the Kansas Department of Revenue, Property Valuation Division meetings.

September 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Orchard shooting up, improvements anticipated

Five months after volunteers planted a community apple orchard in Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, the dream has taken root and, so far, is flourishing.

September 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


​Vehicle rolled after driver fell asleep

ELLINWOOD - A Hutchinson woman who fell asleep while driving in Barton County on Sunday was taken to Ellinwood District Hospital, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News


​Library closing the gap on budget deficit

Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems told his board of directors Monday that efforts to reduce spending are paying off.

September 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The Barton County Sheriff’s Office has appointed a new lieutenant.

The Barton County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday that Steve Billinger has been appointed as the new lieutenant of the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

September 21, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


​Coat drive extended through Friday

Sponsors of an annual drive to collect coats for the community are extending the donation period through Friday, Sept. 25.

September 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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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


Feds deny subsidized air service to Great Bend

It wasn't the news Great Bend officials wanted to hear Thursday morning. They were notified by the United States Department of Transportation that their ...

May 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Historical Village open Monday

The Barton County Historical Society's Village and Museum will be open Monday, May 30, from 1-5 p.m.

May 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sheriff not collecting money for IRS

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir is not demanding that area residents pay Internal Revenue Service warrants, and any calls folks receive to this effect are ...

May 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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