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A gorilla's voice

When ambassadors from the Sedgwick County Zoo visited Great Bend's elementary schools on Thursday, students got to do two things they really seem to love: learn about animals and raise their hands whenever an adult asks a question.

September 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


On the web

Keeping up with today's technology and social media plays an important role for many city organizations and businesses and this is exactly what the Great Bend Police department has done. The department has moved from the city's website to its own.

September 22, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Claflin city council continues police chief search

CLAFLIN - When the Claflin City Council met Monday, Sept. 12, no hiring decision was made concerning the open police chief position previously filled by Rory Tillett, Tillett was hired April 12, filling a vacancy left by former Claflin Chief of Police Robert Gunder. At the Aug. 8 meeting, the city voted to accept resumes for the vacant position until noon, Sept. 12. Not finding a suitable replacement, the council agreed to continue to advertise the position and accept applications.

September 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Pawnee Rock to hold Firefighter Appreciation dinner

PAWNEE ROCK - Pawnee Rock's city council met Sept. 6, and continued to tighten up efforts to increase observance of ordinances in the community. This time, non-resident land owners were the focus. Pawnee Rock Maintenance Supervisor requested the council consider raising fees for cutting weeds and tall grass from $60 per hour to $100 per hour, but only for non-residents, per City Code 8-404. Council member Chris Mead moved to contact City Attorney Ron Smith to draw up an amendment to the code, raising the fee, with a minimum charge for two hours, and including an administrative fee of $50 ...

September 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Culex mosquitoes do not transmit Zika virus, Kansas State University study finds

A Biosecurity Research Institute study has found important results in the fight against Zika virus: Culex mosquitoes do not appear to transmit Zika virus.

September 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Huck Boyd Institute presents Lifetime Achievement Award to former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole

Kansas State University's Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole for service to rural Kansas on Sept. 16.

September 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Sept. 21

September 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fuller Industries re-introduces itself to central Kansans

The management team at Fuller Industries LLC, which is seeing "exciting things happening every day," recently took the opportunity to re-introduce the company to the community, said Debra F. Powers, chief financial officer.

September 22, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Sept. 20

September 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Firefighters climb stairs in honor of 9/11

It was a time to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and a time to honor their own.

September 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Child seats being recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced two recalls involving child safety seats. They include:

September 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Come Nov. 8, Barton County ‘motor voters’ good to go

Barton County Clerk Donna Zimmerman wants all county voters who registered via the so-called Motor Voter Act at the Department of Motor Vehicles offices to know they are eligible to cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 general election, at least for now.

September 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBRH presents forensics training for law enforcement

Great Bend Regional Hospital recently sponsored a forensic training program for area law enforcement officers, explaining what medical forensic examination means for criminal investigations.

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


'State Fair' activities at Cherry Village

Mary Mater, Cherry Village resident, enjoys a little face painting by Reva Vasquez, chef in the Cherry Village kitchen. Residents at the long-term-care facility were entertained recently with the face painting, funnel cakes and games during State Fair Day activities.

September 20, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Shafer offers free mask making workshop

Just in time for Halloween, the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College will host a free workshop, "Marvelous Mask Making," for anyone from 5 years old up to adult age. Adult supervision is required for children under 11 years old.

September 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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