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Barton County polling places listed

With Barton County voters casting their ballots today for local general elections, Election Officer Donna Zimmerman wanted to remind voters of the polling places.

November 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs tax credits for apartment complex

Following an hour-long public hearing Monday night that included objections from local property managers, the Great Bend City Council approved offering tax credits to Overland Property Group, the Leawood-based developer of the Reserves at Trail Ridge apartment complex.

November 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Proposals OKed to push zoo renovations forward

The next steps in the grizzly bear habitat renovation and bison reintroduction at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo were taken when the Great Bend City Council met Monday night.

November 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Veterans Day Events

GBHS honors veterans - 9 a.m. in the Great Bend High School Gymnasium. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS Orchestra shines at district event

DODGE CITY - Great Bend Middle School Orchestra students traveled to Dodge City Middle School on Saturday to be part of the Kansas Music Educators Association's District Honor Orchestra.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stop N’ Learn: Make Ahead for the Holidays

Donna Krug from the Barton County Extension will show how to ease the stress of preparing a holiday meal with the program "Make Ahead for the Holidays." This free Stop N' Learn program will be held at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honoring veterans on Nov. 11

GBHS to honor veterans

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS novice debate team places in varsity division

The Great Bend High School first year novice debate team of Tatyana Badue and Bayle Sandy competed at the Wichita Northwest debate tournament on Saturday in the varsity division and place 8th with a 4-1 win/loss record and 20 speaker points against 36 teams from 17 Wichita area schools. Badue mentions, "It was a great tournament, a good learning experience, and fun." Sandy said, "It was a fun tournament and competing in the varsity division helped push me to be more confident."

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Center Thanksgiving Dinner correction

The Thanksgiving Dinner at the Senior Center was incorrect in the Sunday paper. It will be held at noon on Nov. 17, at the Senior Center.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stop ‘N Learn: Make ahead for the holidays

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Make Ahead For The Holidays" at noon on Wednesday at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone Street. Donna Krug, Barton County FCS Agent, will be the presenter for this program. The holiday season is upon us. Perhaps that means extra family members around the table for several meals. Let Donna show you things you can make ahead to ease your stress. For more information, call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 or e-mail us at recreation@gbrc.kscoxmail.com.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Xelmar Medical Spa, 3421 Forest Avenue at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Brooke with greeters Brandon Steinert and Jake Duetsch. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Theft report leads to arrest

A Great Bend man was arrested Saturday afternoon, following a report that a pickup, trailer and four-wheeler had been stolen from 5926 Eisenhower St. the previous night.

November 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KS Court of Appeals coming to Great Bend

TOPEKA - A three-judge panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Nov. 15 and 16 at the Barton County Courthouse in Great Bend.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission sets rate for use of county equipment, services

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution establishing a universal rate for the reimbursement of the use of labor and county equipment.

November 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Council fills key city vacancies

It was a busy night Monday for the Great Bend City Councils as it filled several key positions left vacant recently as fallout from the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs revamped financial controls

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an updated resolution outlining how the county manages accounts with financial institutions, a change that also revamps the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Auditions set for ‘Funny Money’

Great Bend Community Theatre will conduct auditions for "Funny Money," a hilarious situational comedy by Ray Clooney. Those interested just need to come by the ...

September 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect claimed to be federal agent

A Marion County man suspected of stealing a car Saturday in Great Bend told police he was a federal agent, according to reports from the ...

September 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


StoryWalk

Reading a children's book does not usually involve much physical activity, unless the book is part of a StoryWalk.

September 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

September 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend tackles drop in ACT scores

Great Bend High School has seen its ACT Scores creeping downward in the last five year years, Superintendent Khris Thexton told the school board this ...

September 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Potato Bar returns Sunday Sept. 17

RUSH CENTER - The Walnut Valley Senior Center will offer monthly a Potato Bar on the third Sunday of the month from September through May of ...

September 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned Homecoming Parade

Larned High School's Homecoming and the Indians' first home football game of the 2017-2018 season were Friday, Sept. 8.

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


LHS welcomes foreign exchange students

Larned High School will be host to two foreign exchange students for the 2017-2018 school year. Phurideth, or Paul, as he likes to be called ...

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Spray family plans donation to BCC

The Kip and Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center at Barton Community College is sure to bear that name until at least 2034, and another ...

September 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Algae resurfaces at Vets

Great Bend's Veterans Memorial Lake is again under a toxic blue-green algae warning, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Landmark Bancorp victim of $10M in hot checks

MANHATTAN - Manhattan-based Landmark Bancorp, holding company of Landmark National Bank in Great Bend, fell victim to $10.3 million in hot checks, the company disclosed ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Access to GBHS football games, admission fees change

Great Bend High School will play Wichita Northwest in football action at 7 p.m. Friday at GBHS's Memorial Stadium. Admission prices have changed ...

September 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police Chief Cliff explains resignation

Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch submitted his resignation Wednesday afternoon, a resignation that is effective Oct. 15. He announced the decision in a statement ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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