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Special Olympic team carries torch

Local police officers, deputies and volunteers showed their support for Special Olympic athletes on May 31 during the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

June 02, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Torch Run photos

Local police officers, deputies and volunteers showed their support for Special Olympic athletes on Wednesday, May 31, during the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Barton County.

June 02, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Zumbathon to raise money for Prince of Peace

Local licensed Zumba instructors hope to get people dancing and smiling at a Zumbathon planned for the evening of July 8 at St. Rose Auditorium.

June 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Red Cross calls for new donors to prevent a summer blood shortage

Upcoming donation opportunity

June 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Carving awards

Barry Bowers, Great Bend, competed in the Wichita Wood Carving Show, May 20-21 at the Cessna Activity Center. Several of his pieces won awards.

June 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Schroeder, Wedel earn summer vocal venues

Jadynce Schroeder of Holy Family School in Great Bend auditioned for Music Theatre of Wichita in April and was accepted into their production. Schroeder will perform in "Newsies" in August.

June 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Band shell concert photos

The Great Bend Municipal Band performed June 1, 2017, for the 90th-anniversary celebration and rededication of the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell, with the new Thelma Faye Harms Stage.

June 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City Band: Crowd turns out for band shell dedication

Hundreds of people came downtown Thursday evening for the Great Bend Municipal Band's first concert of 2017. It was the 90th anniversary celebration and rededication of the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell, located on the south side of the Barton County Courthouse Square. It was also the dedication of the latest improvement to the band shell, the Thelma Faye Harms Stage.

June 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Girl Scouts earn badges

Junior Girl Scouts in grades 4-5 had fun learning all about gardening during "How Does Your Garden Grow?" at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

June 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hanston man dies in ATV crash

HODGEMAN COUNTY - A 55-year-old Hanston man died Tuesday as the result of an ATV crash in Hodgeman County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Jeffrey C. Hahn was driving a 2007 Polaris all-terrain vehicle down an embankment on a county road 10 miles north and 2.5 miles east of Hanston around 8:30 p.m. on May 30 when the vehicle rolled. He was not wearing a helmet.

June 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ACE Hardware shuts doors

Pride Ag Resources personnel were loading merchandise out of the Great Bend ACE Hardware Store, 4903 10th, Thursday morning as the store was being closed. According to a sign on the door, "Great Bend ACE Hardware will be closing effective June 1, 2017, due to economic conditions." A company official at the site said the decision was made by the Pride Ag Resources Board based in Dodge City.

June 01, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Veterans and family fair to be held in Great Bend

KansasWorks Great Bend, located at 1025 Main St., will host a Veterans and Family Resource Fair on Saturday, June 3. Sessions will run from 11 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m.

June 01, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


'Renewed' band brings Great Bend singer home

Kimberlee Jo Eaton, formerly Stiles, will return to Great Bend with her husband Mark and their band Renewed this weekend for two performances during June Jaunt.

May 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sixth Annual June Jaunt returns Friday, with fresh slate of fun

Five years ago, June Jaunt made its premiere, encouraging locals and travelers along K-96 to "get their fix" of fun and fantastic entertainment as they journey from Tribune at the Colorado border, east to Barton County. This year, Great Bend is the ultimate destination for fun.

May 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

The smiling young helmet-clad cyclist could hardly control her excitement as she straddled her new, small, pink bike, complete with petal-shaped pedals and training wheels. She wanted to ride.

May 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Trump calls Rep. Marshall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kansas First District Congressman Roger Marshall joined America's News Headquarters on Fox News Saturday to discuss the ongoing U.S. trade ...

June 11, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Corbett named AHF Parade grand marshal

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's 2018 After Harvest Festival Parade theme this year will be "Celebrating people, petroleum, and progress," according to Rosie Joiner, member of the ...

June 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend youth has behind-the-scenes fun

Getting a look behind the scenes is an exciting way to see how things work, and this is exactly what some Great Bend youngsters got ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


A special day

Friday was a special day in Great Bend for many people as the Barton County Relay For Life Event got underway at Veterans Memorial Park ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


May marriage and divorce filings

Marriage licenses

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an ...

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBPL adds new books

Here is a list of newly added or replaced books at the Great Bend Public Library.

June 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Prairie Godmothers announce community service event

The Prairie Godmothers will help Catholic Charities restock its "dry goods" panty at its Great Bend location, 2201 16th St. Current Prairie Godmothers and those ...

June 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton rolls out new online schedule

Barton Community College hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday morning, June 7, to celebrate its new online course schedule.

June 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Outside party lines

Greg Orman's weariness with the institutionalized bickering between the dominant Democratic and Republican parties spurred him to launch his Independent bid for governor.

June 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


News safety signs in place at intersection

The new signs have been installed at the intersection of 30 Road and Washington Avenue, the site of a fatal crash that killed 18-year-old Shealee ...

June 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


UWCK goal met

The United Way of Central Kansas Board of Directors announced that UWCK has reached its goal of $275,000.

June 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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