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KWEC’s Turtle Tot Club starts in March

Turtle Tot Club, a series of nature-based programs developed for preschool-age children, ages 3 to 5, is scheduled for March at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The one-hour programs, offered at no charge, introduce young children to the natural world around them with sensory experiences, while reinforcing colors, shapes, math and fine motor skills. When possible, sessions include outdoor time.

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fundraiser for Claflin Lions Club

Claflin Lions Club members will be selling tickets for their Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 18th. Tickets can be purchased from now through Friday morning, March 18, at Pistol Pete's Nuts and Bolts Co. in Great Bend, or from any Claflin Lions Club member. The event will take place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 18, at the Claflin Catholic Church Parish Hall. The all you can eat menu for the evening will include all you can eat servings of fish, shrimp, clam chowder, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, coffee or tea. Advance meal prices ...

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Huelskamp now accepting applications for Military Service Academies

Congressman Tim Huelskamp is now taking applications for Military Service Academy nominations. The deadline for submission is Oct.1.

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


February Marriage and Divorce filings

Casey Hoffman, Great Bend and Christopher Rowland, Great Bend

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County GOP hears from Cruz, Kasich supporters

The Crest Theater's main floor seating was filling up Saturday and volunteers were considering opening the balcony as the Barton County Republican Caucus got underway. Several registered voters were ready to drop their ballots in the box and leave by 10 a.m., but County Chairman Richard Friedeman asked them wait until the end of a short party meeting.

March 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Democrats ‘Feel the Bern’

Democrats came from as far away as Scott City to vote Saturday in the party caucus at the Hoisington Activity Center. In the final tally, there were 130 votes for Bernie Sanders and 67 for Hillary Clinton. Southwest Kansas will now send three delegates to vote for Sanders and one to vote for Clinton at the National Convention.

March 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Cruz leading in early counts

The Great Bend Tribune was at the Barton County Republican Party caucus Saturday morning and area Democratic Party caucus Saturday afternoon. Stories to come.

March 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Donate during Red Cross Month

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood.

March 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCSO to reopen sex assault investigation

The Barton County Sheriff's Office must now reopen its investigation into an alleged sexual assault that occurred on a Great Bend High School bus involving members of the GBHS swim team Feb. 3. The action was necessary following the Kansas Bureau of Investigations decision not to accept the case.

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBPD to host Citizen’s Academy

The Great Bend Police Department is proud to announce that they are accepting applications for the 2016 Citizen's Academy.

March 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC to host Spring Break Kids Day Out

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has some great programs for your child to participate in during spring break.

March 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC host after school fun

School is out early on Friday, March 11, and the Great Bend Recreation Commission has some fun planned for the afternoon.

March 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hidden Heroes: Young Barton County sheriff’s deputy passionate about law enforcement

Alex Lomas will always remember the time he participated in serving a search warrant at a friend's home. It was an uncomfortable situation, to say the least.

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Rush Center St. Patrick Celebration

Rush Center will host a "St. Patrick Celebration" on March 12. The event will feature a run/walk, breakfast of biscuits and gravy at 9 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. through the afternoon, at the Walnut Valley Senior Center, a parade and BINGO. Downtown will feature a car show and various booths, children's games, a cake walk and Irish Stew in the township hall.

March 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Political signs not allowed on highway right of way

It's a sign of the season – campaigning to support your favorite political candidate. However, if your plans involve placing a political sign, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) reminds you to make sure it's not located on highway right of way.

March 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Thousands of calls come through 911

The Barton County Communications office stayed busy in 2016.

January 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Young supports children, families at Sunflower’s Early Ed Center

In her new position at the Sunflower Early Education Center (EEC), Shauna Young is helping families discover the services that will best meet their children ...

January 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC theater holding auditions next week

Barton Community College's Theater Department will hold open auditions for its spring production, "The Servant of Two Masters," from 4-8 p.m. Monday and ...

January 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Original playwright submissions due Feb. 1

The Barton Community College Theater Department is calling for original plays from the community for its Original Playwright Series. Three of the submitted plays will ...

January 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Silver Haired Legislature elections to be held March 15

The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature, (KSHL) is a unicameral legislature consisting of 125 representatives from across Kansas. They come together annually in Topeka to discuss ...

January 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Billboards do benefit communities

Over 6,000 motorists westbound on I-70 near Manhattan each day will see what Great Bend has to offer, thanks to a planned billboard at ...

January 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 4-6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office ...

January 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Plans continue for GBPD remodeling

Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch and City Administrator Howard Partington have met several times in the last several weeks to discuss options for the ...

January 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission hires new county counselor

Legal representation was on the minds of Barton County commissioners Tuesday morning as they approved contracting with Carey Hipp as the county councilor and were ...

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas CASA at the Great Bend Public Library basement, 1409 Williams, at 9 ...

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lyons convicted on 2016 stabbing charge

A 29-year-old man involved in a stabbing that occurred in Great Bend last June was convicted of aggravated battery on Thursday, Jan. 12, Barton County ...

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

Sure, this weekend's ice story was messy, treacherous and expensive, but it could have been much worse, Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale ...

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Weekend storm recap

The Golden Belt ground, or rather slid, to a halt this past weekend as what some called "icemageddon" coated the region with thick layer of ...

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Court of Appeals upholds drug sentence

The Kansas Court of Appeals has upheld the 14-year sentence for Christopher Wilson, who was convicted by a Barton County jury in 2012 of aiding ...

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Survey seeks input on USD 428 facilities

Great Bend USD 428 officials are turning to the community for input on long-range facility needs.

January 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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