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City hires new CVB Director Emily Goad

City of Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes announced during the City Council meeting Monday that a new Convention and Visitors Bureau Director has been hired. Emily Goad, a Great Bend native, takes the reins when the new CVB office opens this month in the Great Bend Events Center.

February 01, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Ellinwood Chamber welcomes three new board members

Three new board member nominees of the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce were announced Master of Ceremonies Rob Dove Saturday night at the 2016 Ellinwood Chamber Banquet and annual board meeting. Dove also announced that Chamber member Lloyd Kurtz, retired, is the organization's nominee for the Ellinwood Rotary Club's Citizen of the Year award to be presented at the annual banquet Feb. 11.

February 01, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND

It was Under Sheriff Bruce Green who nominated Barton County Sheriff's Office Detective Sgt. Dave Paden to the county's last employee of the quarter for 2015.

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Winter weather advisory issued for Barton County

WICHITA - A winter storm warning for Barton County was changed to a winter weather advisory Monday morning by the National Weather Service in Wichita. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible. The winter weather advisory for hazardous winter weather is in effect from 6 p.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

February 01, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Wetland Explorer: Searching for Fun

Oh, the scavenger hunt – many of us have fond memories of days at summer camps, racing around with your team, trying to find everything on your list. It's almost a traditional part of American childhood. We do our fair share of scavenger hunts here at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, and it never fails to amaze us how excited kids are by the simple act of checking off items from a list. From the KWEC exhibit hall to our nature trail, we're always ready to kick off a scavenger hunt.

January 31, 2016 | Jean Aycock, Education Director | Local News


Boys Scouts ready for annual dinner

The Boy Scouts Troop and Pack 184 have made plenty of noodles for the 45th annual Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner. The meal featuring homemade soup and desserts will be served by Scouts from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Elks Lodge, located at 12th and Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. Use the 12th St. entrance.

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


​Elks Lodge taking reservations for Valentine’s Dinner

The Elks Lodge in Great Bend is taking reservations for its Valentine's Dinner. It will be served from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Elks, 1120 Kansas Ave. Members and guests are welcome. Cost is $15 per person for rib-eye steak, baked potato, salad, dinner roll, beverage and dessert.

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Scholarship Day auditions to be hosted by BCC

The Barton Community College Performing Arts Department will host "Scholarship Day" auditions on Thursday, Feb. 11. Current or prospective students may contact the Music Department to set up a time to audition for music or theater scholarships or performance awards. Awards are available for performing arts majors and non-performing arts majors alike.

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Kansas Day at Riley Elementary - photos

Photos taken Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at Riley Elementary School in Great Bend. For Kansas Day, the school was visited by Amelia Earhart and Calamity Jane.

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


County Spelling Bee set for Saturday

Barton County's annual spelling bee will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Great Bend High School Auditorium.

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County Attorney says office needs more space, attorneys

Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews said his office prosecuted close to 2,300 newly filed cases in 2015, for charges ranging "from murder to seat belt violations."

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ike exhibit at Eisenhower School

Friday was Kansas Day, which was reason enough for Kansas native Amelia Earhart to visit Riley Elementary School. Calamity Jane, who also visited the school, was born in Missouri but spent some time in Kansas.

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ride Into History

There were two special visitors – or were there four? – Friday at Riley Elementary School.

January 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Tax credits approved for housing development

Another step in improving the housing stock in Great Bend received a boost this week with the approval of state tax credits for the Fairways at StoneRidge development.

January 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bike, pedestrian master plan meeting canceled

The public presentation of the Barton County bike/pedestrian master plan, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Kansas Wetlands Education Center, has been canceled to due forecasted inclement weather. The plan will soon be available on the Golden Belt Community Foundation website at goldenbeltcf.org.

January 29, 2016 | | Local News


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Happy Thanksgiving

Today the Great Bend Tribune shares photos submitted by Great Bend USD 428 elementary schools prior to the start of the Thanksgiving break.

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hilltop Singers to host Jingle Bell Swing

Area residents are invited to kick up their heels at the Barton Community College Jingle Bell Swing big-band dance from 8–11 p.m. Friday ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Shot fired through store window

Crime Stoppers is asking the public's help in finding out who shot a .45-caliber bullet through a window at Hejny Liquor store, located at ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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