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Authorities release name of shooting victim

The man shot and killed early Sunday has been identified as Aron Villegas, 23, of Great Bend, Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.

November 18, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


BCC to offer horse science class

Barton Community College is offering a Horse Science course from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays starting Jan. 11 through May 12 in the Math and Science Building. The deadline to sign up is Jan. 6.

November 18, 2015 | | Local News


Dialing for Dollars reaps nearly $37,000 for Sunflower’s Invest in Kids

It is amazing what the results of a one-day, intense fundraising effort will mean to infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays, said Jim Johnson, executive director of Sunflower Diversified Services.

November 18, 2015 | | Local News


Zoo Society hears state of Brit Spaugh Zoo

Director of Public Lands Scott Keeler said the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo may be stepping back from its goal to earn national accreditation, but it won't reduce its standards for animal care and safety.

November 18, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County sheriff's vehicle involved in accident

According to the Great Bend Police Department, at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Monday, a Barton County sheriff's office patrol car driven by Michael Pata was heading southbound on Main Street, responding to a fight in progress call outside the city limits.

November 18, 2015 | | Local News


Name of shooting victim released

The man shot and killed early Sunday has been identified as Aron Villegas, 23, of Great Bend, Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.

November 18, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Barton to offer no-cost Hazardous Waste Worker training for transitioning soldiers

Barton Community College in conjunction with the National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE) will begin offering a 10-day Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program at military installations across the country. The course is geared toward transitioning soldiers, retirees and family members at no cost.

November 18, 2015 | | Local News


BCSO vehicle involved in crash

According to the Great Bend Police Department, at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, a Barton County Sheriff's Office patrol car driven by Michael Pata was heading southbound on Main Street, responding to a fight in progress call outside the city limits.

November 18, 2015 | | Local News


Barrett to serve as parade grand marshal

Start a conversation with Leslie Halbower Barrett about the soldiers who fight in war zones across the globe and it won't take long before she tears up. Or rubs away the goose-bumps on her arms.

November 18, 2015 | | Local News


Scammers target Great Bend electric customers

Wheatland Electric Cooperative Inc. would like the public to be aware of a scam that is targeting its members.

November 18, 2015 | | Local News


USD 431 retirement

A retirement reception for Bruce Loomis, who is retiring after 23 years from USD 351, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Macksville Grade School multi-purpose room.

November 18, 2015 | | Local News


​BCC trustees look at campus security

In the coming months, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees will look at ways to improve campus security.

November 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Oh deer

Before sunrise on Sunday morning, enduring winds in gusts of 30 mph, Texas hunter Philip Kalmbach, with guide Tevor Olsen of Central Kansas Whitetails, a Great Bend outfitter, climbed into a Rush county tree stand and quietly waited in hopes of a successful Kansas bow hunt. His patience was rewarded when a large buck made his way into his field of vision. His shot was spot on, and the buck fell to the ground.

November 17, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GLOWING GREEN

When people see the color green, they may think of the spring grass, leafs blowing in the wind, or even Christmas time.

November 17, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


MAKING GREAT STRIDES

Great Bend Director of Public Lands Scott Keeler was obviously proud as he introduced Sara Hamlin to the City Council Monday night. Hamlin was just named as the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo's new Zoo new supervisor/curator. "She has worked hard as a zoo keeper for us and has shown great understanding of the zoo world and an ability to lead others," Keeler said. Keeler credits her leadership and ability to work with other division of the department and other city departments to help obtain the first United States Department of Agriculture inspection that has no deficiencies in ...

November 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Red Cross needs donors of all blood types

The next local opportunity to donate blood to the American Red Cross will be Monday, Sept. 19. Donations will be accepted from 11 a.m ...

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Walnut Valley Potato Bar returns

RUSH CENTER - The Walnut Valley Senior Center of Rush Center will offer a Potato Bar on the third Sunday of each month, starting Sept. 18 ...

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Komarek to speak at LOWV meeting

This month's Great Bend League of Women Voters program will be given by member Beverly Komarek, and the topic will be the League itself ...

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Period of Purple

The soft purple caps coming from members of the Crochet Club at the Great Bend Public Library may save a baby's life. These caps ...

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rec Commission to hear T-shirt proposal

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors will consider a youth team sports T-shirt proposal when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept ...

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Deported man found in Rush County

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A citizen of Mexico was indicted Thursday on a federal charge of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported, Acting U ...

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Foundation strategic plan on trustees' agenda

Coleen Cape, Barton Community College's new executive director of institutional advancement, will address the BCC Board of Trustees at the next board study session ...

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New building project on USD 428 agenda

The item "New Building Project" is on the agenda for the next Great Bend school board meeting. The USD 428 board of education meeting is ...

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pocketbike Across Kansas

A team attempting to break the Guinness World Record for longest journey on a pocketbike stopped in Great Bend Saturday.

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pontiac Attack: Brothers return to GB for car show

Dave Baker was an upper classman at Great Bend High School and his brother Kent was a fifth grader at St. Patrick School when their ...

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | 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 ...

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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