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Brit Spaugh Zoo Boo

The 2011 Zoo Boo is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Brit Spaugh Zoo, 2123 Main in Great Bend. The annual event is a family-friendly opportunity for young people to get treats without a lot of tricks.

October 06, 2011 | | Local News


Police returning burglary evidence to victims

The Great Bend Police Department has some stolen items and would like to see them returned to their rightful owners, Detective Terry Millard said.

October 06, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Orphan train history coming to Great Bend

At the age of 3, a Jewish toddler named Teresa left the only home she knew, to ride on a train from New York to Kansas, and was given to strangers in Ellis County.

October 06, 2011 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Hayes hired as Community Coordinator

The City of Great Bend announced Monday during the City Council meeting that after nearly a year of planning and preparation, a Community Coordinator has been hired. Christina Hayes, a Claflin native, will assume her position with the City of Great Bend in the coming weeks.

October 06, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


GBHS Debate Tournamet

On Saturday, Oct. 1st, the Great Bend Debate Team traveled to Lyons and Sterling. The Junior Varsity tournament was held in Sterling. Due to extenuating circumstances, Sylvia Ofoma, Paige Vanstenburgh, and Nathanial Cheney competed as a three man team. They ended the tournament with a 3-2 win-loss record placing 10th out of 30 teams. Mickie McNett and Michael Gieck finished with a 4-1 win-loss record and placed 3rd out of 30 teams.

October 05, 2011 | | Local News


Don't Talk to the Actors

Great Bend Community Theatre kicks off its 2011-12 season this week with a comedy about the crew of a Broadway-bound play.

October 03, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Collision at 24th and Washington

Two pickups collided at 3:55 p.m. Friday at 24th and Washington. Blaise Cain was driving north on Washington turning west on 24th and struck the vehicle driven by Joseph Lendenberger IV, who was southbound on Washington. Three people were transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

October 03, 2011 | | Local News


Bioblitz to be held at Quivira

As part of the annual National Wildlife Refuge Week Celebration, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is holding a Bioblitz Friday evening, Oct. 14, through Saturday, Oct. 15. The Bioblitz is a scientific effort to find as many species of plants and animals as possible at Quivira over a 24-hour period. The event begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Bioblitz is free and open to all ages. The main check-in and headquarters for the event, Bioblitz Central, will be located at the Refuge's Environmental Education Classroom. "Scoreboard" updates on the numbers of ...

October 03, 2011 | | Local News


Lavielle exhibit to be donated to FHSU art collection

A collection of art that includes works by noted American artists Thomas Hart Benson and Grant Wood will open in Fort Hays State University's Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art on Friday, Oct. 7.

October 02, 2011 | | Local News


Panther Pride Marching Band at State Fair

Panther Pride Marching Band members received a I rating at the Kansas State Fair on Sept. 14. They performed the songs Sweet Caroline and 867-5309 in the Bretz Law Office Arena. After playing for the home football game on Friday night, they loaded up on Saturday to travel to Manhattan for the KSU vs. Kent State football game. They marched from the KSU campus through Aggieville and finished at the Manhattan Mall, approximately 4 miles. Band members got in on the fun of watching the Wildcat Marching Band as well as a KSU victory.

October 02, 2011 | | Local News


Panther Jazz members extend invitation for “Journey” on Oct. 4

Join the Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a sentimental music journey. The performance will be the high school auditorium.

October 02, 2011 | | Local News


GBHH&H earns high marks on survey

When Donita Wolf went to work on a recent Monday, she had a surprise visit from three state inspectors. And it wasn't long before three more showed up.

September 30, 2011 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Ben Franklin Letters go on display at FHSU’s Forsyth Library

Two letters written and signed by Benjamin Franklin are currently on display at Fort Hays State University's Forsyth Library. They are located in the Government Documents section on the second floor of the library.

September 30, 2011 | | Local News


Harmon starts prison sentence

The Great Bend man responsible for more than a dozen burglaries and thefts has begun his prison sentence, according to information from the Kansas Department of Corrections.

September 29, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 Education Foundation Dinner/Auction

Tickets are now available for purchase to the USD 428 Education Foundation dinner/auction. The fund raiser is set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Highland Convention Center. Tickets are $50 each.

September 29, 2011 | | Local News


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