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Zoo News: Where's the tiger?

When the temperature rises, many of the animals at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo look for the coolest spot - and who can blame them? But visitors aren't always pleased to see a lot of seemingly empty exhibits.

May 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Fort Riley grad rebuilds life with education

FORT RILEY - It's darkest before dawn; this is the message of hope Janet David wants to spread with her recent achievement as a Barton Community College graduate. She shared her story with a crowd of her peers at a small ceremony celebrating inductees to two honor societies, Alpha Sigma Lambda and Phi Theta Kappa last week at Fort Riley.

May 30, 2017 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Great Bend, Hoisington to share coffee at Clara Barton

HOISINGTON - This week the Great Bend Chamber Coffee and the Hoisington Chamber Coffee will be one event hosted by the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation. Coffee will start at 9 a.m. with the program at 9:30 at Clara Barton Hospital, 250 West Ninth St. in Hoisington. Guests should park across the street in the west lot to leave parking spaces for patients.

May 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County Democrats to hold backyard party

ELLINWOOD - Barton County Democrats, friends and family are invited to a backyard party at 6 p.m. Friday, June 2, at 108 West 4th St. in Ellinwood. This event will be hosted by George Martin and Karen Kline-Martin. Guests are asked to bring a side dish or dessert, chair, and an opinion. Meat and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

May 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


More than 100 walk at Ft Riley commencement

MANHATTAN - Along with the other consortium schools, Barton Community College at Fort Riley celebrated the graduation of 134 of its own students on Thursday, May 25, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Of those graduating, nearly 110 chose to walk, with some active duty soldiers who were deployed and could not participate.

May 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Memorial Day service, Great Bend 2017

Photos from Monday's Memorial Day service at Great Bend Cemetery.

May 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned to hold quilting celebration

LARNED - The annual free Quilters Celebration, sponsored by the Quilting Bees Guild, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3 at the First Presbyterian Church, 8th and Morris, Larned. Enter on the northwest back parking lot entrance.

May 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Plot Tour Tuesday in Barton Co.

The Kansas Wheat Alliance has wheat plot tours scheduled in central Kansas. Producers can attend tours to learn about the crop condition and wheat varieties in the area. KWA representatives plan to be in attendance to answer questions.

May 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Aiming for nationals

Three 4-H members from Barton County will head to Grand Island, Neb., to compete in the 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships that will be held June 25-30.

May 29, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Lest We Forget

Great Bend's Memorial Day services were held Monday at the Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery. This year's program was coordinated by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27. Terry W. Young, past department commander of Kansas DAV, was master of ceremonies.

May 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quilts of Valor May 2017

Ten veterans were presented with patriotic quilts awarded May 26, 2017, by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor. Presentations were made at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180.

May 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


First Municipal Band concert marks band shell’s 90 years

The opening concert of the 2017 Great Bend Municipal Band on Thursday night will mark a special occasion made more meaningful by the recent improvements to Jack Kilby Square. It will mark the 90th anniversary and rededication of the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell, which was at the heart of the renovations in the popular city park.

May 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


June Jaunt Hot Dog Feed to benefit tornado victims

United Way of Central Kansas will host its annual Hot Dog Feed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at Veterans Memorial Park as a part of the June Jaunt festivities. There will also be large yard games available for families to play or you can watch the action on the volleyball courts.

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adopt A Pet and Shine & Show

This month's Golden Belt Humane Society Adopt a Pet event will be held in conjunction with June Jaunt and the Shine & Show car show on Saturday, June 3, at Orscheln Farm and Home store, 5320 10th St.

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Brandi Gruber fills exec position at ElderCare

As the new executive director of ElderCare Inc. in Great Bend, Brandi Gruber is compiling a list of priorities for the non-profit agency.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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Camp Hope is back

CAMP ALDRICH - Nine-year-old Bailey Thompson from Mulvane caught four little fish Tuesday morning before landing a "whopper," with the help of a Camp Hope volunteer.

June 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo promotes Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is an initiative that started in Australia that is now taking hold in the US and largely being promoted by zoos across ...

June 20, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Run-down house deemed unsafe

Indeed, the small, white ramshackle house at 819 Adams is an eyesore and potentially dangerous, the Great Bend City Council decided Monday night.

June 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City audit report a good one

It was welcome news for the Great Bend City Council Monday night as Vickie Dreiling of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball presented the city's ...

June 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The garden is a labor of live

Oh Oh. It's that time again. Fred has planted THE annual garden. I have helped very little. It's his project.

June 20, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local News


Waterline project ahead of schedule

Sure, the ongoing Great Bend waterline replacement project seems to be dragging on, leaving gaping holes in streets and snarling traffic. But, the City Council ...

June 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission backs recycling efforts

Barton County's recycling efforts and the need to extend the County Landfill's lifespan were on the minds of Barton County commissioners Monday morning.

June 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Women for Kansas to show documentary

The documentary, "Merchants of Doubt," will be shown during the Women for Kansas Barton County Chapter at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at ...

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Long days of harvest in full swing

Wheat harvest is underway in Barton and Pawnee counties with reports of average bushels being harvested.

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Musical petting zoo planned

On Thursday, the Great Bend City Band in conjunction with A440 and the Great Bend Public Library, will co-host an "Instrument Petting Zoo."

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Plains State Bank to host weekly Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Plains State Bank, 800 Coolidge Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Another Bailey

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Police Sgt. Chance Bailey attended the Ellinwood City Council meeting on June 12, where, following a 10 minute executive session, he was recommended ...

June 19, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Marking historical roots

Great Bend Rotarian Pat Cale told the City Council Monday night the unique but stately 70-plus-year-old ginkgo tree at the north end of the Barton ...

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff’s Office watching intersection north of Great Bend

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told the Barton County Commission Monday morning his deputies have been running selective enforcement at the North Washington/30 Road ...

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A dose of reality

It's been a bitter pill to swallow, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told county commissioners Monday morning.

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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