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Square Dance lessons

Winter and spring square dance lessons will start on Sunday afternoon at the auditorium of the First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Washington and 24th Street in Great Bend.

January 08, 2015 | | Local News

End-of-the-year donation takes Invest in Kids over the top

Don Damon of Great Bend read a recent story in the Great Bend Tribune about the local Invest in Kids campaign falling short of its 2014 goal.

January 08, 2015 | | Local News

New group for nature enthusiasts

A new group for nature enthusiasts, Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists, will hold its first meeting from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

January 07, 2015 | | Local News

Duntz turns personal demons into art

The artwork of Heath Duntz is currently featured at Petr's Frame Shop, 2009 16th St. in Great Bend. The opening reception will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the shop. Musicians Jered Becker and Anibal Rivas will accompany the show, matching its atmosphere.

January 07, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Thrivent Financial at the Chamber Board Room, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Kevin Sundahl with greeters AJ Chrest and Julie Smith. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 07, 2015 | | Local News

2015 Kansas Travel, Outdoor, State Park Guides available

The 2015 editions of the Kansas Travel Guide, Kansas Outdoors and Kansas State Parks, the official guides to experiencing the Sunflower State, are now available. Published by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), each publication is packed with stunning photographs, tips, information and brief descriptions of activities, events and places to experience. These new guides join the recently-released Kansas Byways Guide to give visitors plenty of ways to plan a Kansas experience – whether it's a daytrip, weekend getaway or longer vacation.

January 07, 2015 | | Local News

Dust Bowl exhibit Open House at Kinsley Library

A public open house for the national traveling exhibit, Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Kinsley Library. The library was one of only 25 entities across the country chosen to host the exhibit.

January 07, 2015 | | Local News

​Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms announce social

The Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms officers and board of directors will host the Third Annual Winter Social from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Classic Inn, 1 South Patton Road, Great Bend.

January 07, 2015 | | Local News

BCC offers course on World War II, Cold War

Barton Community College history instructor Linda McCaffery will present a course focusing on World War II and the Cold War from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 27 through March 31 in the Fine Arts building, Room F-30.

January 07, 2015 | | Local News

​Library classes explain online card catalog

The Great Bend Public Library is offering free sessions on how to use Pathfinder, GBPL's online catalog. Library spokseperson Jennifer King said this is the perfect opportunity for the public to get comfortable with the library's system as they prepare to operate from a smaller site for a few months. The library will offer multiple public sessions and there is no need to register in advance.

January 07, 2015 | | Local News

Imagination Playground open Wednesday

The Imagination Playground will be set up on Wednesday, January 7th, inside the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th, from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. This free drop in activity is recommended for children ages 2 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755 ext. 2, or email

January 05, 2015 | | Local News

SDA School taking orders for fruits and nuts

The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for the last Florida citrus for this season. Navel oranges, tangelos and pink grapefruit are available, as well as pecans.

January 05, 2015 | | Local News

Barton’s Silver Cougar Club to offer class on cloud storage

Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will offer a course on Google Drive from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 18, at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St. in Great Bend.

January 05, 2015 | | Local News

Check It Out!

2014 has been a busy year at the library! Starting with the beginning of the year in January, the Kansas Photography Exhibit was held. In February, ESCL was honored as one of four runner-up finalists for the 2013 AWE, Inc. Literacy Success Awards. March was a busy month with a visit from author, Cynthia Kadohata, Chamber Coffee, and the popular Quilt Show. In April, the library hosted a Student Art Show and a special event featuring Wyatt Townley, Poet Laureate of Kansas. Closing out the school year in May, students showcased their talents at Forensics Night, and a Repurposed Book ...

January 04, 2015 | | Local News

Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

January 04, 2015 | | Local News

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MADV 5th Annual Benefit Meal

MADV, Ministries Against Domestic Violence is an organization formed to provide awareness about issues surrounding domestic violence and services, such as providing a meal a ...

December 01, 2015 | | Local News

​Ice from passing vehicle smashes windshield; injures teen

The Barton County Sheriff's Office had a busy holiday weekend due to bad weather and poor road conditions in central Kansas, Sheriff Brian Bellendir ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

Zoo expected to reopen Tuesday

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo has been closed since ice coated the sidewalks last Thursday. According to Scott Keeler, director of public lands, employees ...

November 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

GBRC host Stop ‘N Learn Session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Air Med Care Network" on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 12 ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

GBFD made multiple fire runs last week

The Great Bend Fire Department was busy last week with units responding to multiple fire calls.

November 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Weather causes multiple accidents

The weather that came through the area last week caused multiple accidents.

November 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Commission OKs Sunday liquor sales

It may soon be legal to buy liquor and beer on Sundays in rural parts of Barton County after action by the Barton County Commission ...

November 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

‘Santas Around The World’ Exhibit Now Open Through December 20

Twenty-three life sized Santas, representing countries and regions from around the world, appear in a winter wonderland of lighted trees and festive holiday décor ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

​Ice causes injuries on Ellsworth County roads

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to several injury accidents on icy roads in Ellsworth County over the extended holiday weekend. All of the people involved ...

November 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Another quake rocks area

In case you felt some shaking early Monday morning, you were not alone. A 4.7 magnitude earthquake jarred region in the early hours.

November 30, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

​Santa’s Workshop postponed

Santa's Workshop, which was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 30, has been postponed due to weather. It will be held Monday, Dec. 7, from 6-8 ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

TBC meeting rescheduled

The TBC Support Group meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 has been canceled. The meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday Dec. 8, 2 ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers event

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event promoting reading to children under the age of five. Parents, librarians, and caregivers are encouraged to read ...

November 29, 2015 | | Local News

Where Have all the Ducks Gone?

We are in a duck vortex right now. There are essentially NO ducks in the Bottoms. We had a nice teal season and early duck ...

November 29, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Holiday parade cancelled

While Santa and his reindeer would have no problem getting around Great Bend on Saturday, city officials opted to err on the side of caution ...

November 28, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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