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Mobile home fire

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to a fire call at 4:53 p.m. on Thursday at 168 South Washington for a mobile home on fire. Firefighters found the structure totally engulfed in flames. No occupants were injured.

March 23, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Tabler Furniture settles up, reopens

LARNED - The lights were on and the open sign was lit at Tabler Furniture Thursday morning. This, a week after the business was shuttered and a seizure sign posted by the Kansas Department of Revenue declared it was closed temporarily for nonpayment of withholding and payroll taxes.

March 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CVB enhances Hospitality Program, supports local businesses

As a way to enhance its Hospitality Program, the City of Great Bend's Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) recently added a new service.

March 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 4-5 p.m., Monday, March 27, at the Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway in Great Bend. For more information, call 620-603-6283.

March 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tax rebate plan OKed by council

A revised version of Great Bend Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, a property tax rebate program targeting new buildings and improvements, was given the OK by the City Council Monday night. The action followed a public hearing on the matter that was reconvened from the March 6 council meeting.

March 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


June Jaunt plans in the works

Great Bend Community Coordinator/Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Christina Hayes attended a regional June Jaunt meeting last week in Scott City and had good news.

March 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City offers cash to Cinco de Mayo

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a $750 sponsorship for the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration set for May 6 at Jack Kilby Square. However, event planners had requested $1,000.

March 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Farm show a boon to community

The Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo is big deal for the community, but it wouldn't be possible if it weren't for city officials and volunteers who make it happen, show promoter Daren Dale told the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

March 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


COUNCIL SHOWS THE ‘LOVE’

In recognition of his years of dedication to local tennis and local youth, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved naming the west tennis courts at Veterans Memorial Park in honor of longtime coach Shannon Schartz.

March 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS speech team wins 8 medals

HAVEN - The Great Bend High School speech team took four students to the Haven Invitational Speech Tournament on Saturday. All four students placed and three qualified for state. Those students competed in 10 events and eight of those events placed.

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Market Maven to host coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Marketing Maven Consulting, 2817 9th St., inside the Fieldhouse, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Host will be Dave Storjohann with greeters Brandon Steinert and Amanda Baxter. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lyons man sentenced to nearly 20 years for child sex crime

LYONS – A Lyons man was sentenced Monday to nearly 20 years in prison for a sex crime against a child, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘It’s been a long time’

Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips summed up his 40 years of serving as the county's noxious weeds director very succinctly.

March 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Student Showcase on Sunday for MS

The public is invited to attend a GBHS Student Showcase on Sunday, March 19th at 2:00 at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley. There will be a freewill offering benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The concert will feature local high school students performing piano, vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles. A variety of selections will be featured including "For Good" from Wicked, "The Mission," "Awesome God" and more.

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


RED HOT

Law enforcement professionals realize the nature of their work can put them in dangerous situations where hand-to-hand defensive tactics are required. The criminal justice program at Barton Community College has acquired two padded training suits, known as RedMan suits, to allow students to experience such situations first-hand, safely.

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


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Larned High School graduation photos

Fort Larned USD 495 celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2018 on Saturday, May 19.

May 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hats off to Class of 2018

updated on May 22, 2018

May 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin City Council to discuss funding for new building for fire department

CLAFLIN - Mayor Mike Urban and members of the city council will meet on Wednesday, May 23, to further discuss the topic of an additional structure ...

May 20, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

May 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


One more stone down

Enough lines have been purchased and the long-anticipated third stone for the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial is a go, said Diana Watson, assistant to the ...

May 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Confiscated phone leads to arrest

A Great Bend man whose phone was confiscated by police after an incident in February has been charged with using a hidden device to view ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Two reappointed to Judges Assistance Committee

TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court reappointed District Judge Ben Burgess and Municipal Judge Amie Bauer to four-year terms on the Judges Assistance Committee.

May 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Corps volunteers recognized for service

Four Barton County volunteers were honored for their service with the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent programs at the monthly in-service meeting held on May ...

May 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fundraiser Saturday for Humane Society

See you at the Paw-ty!

May 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Click it Or ticket campaign set across state

Kansas ranks toward the bottom one-third in seat belt usage among all 50 states. State and local law enforcement are working to improve this ranking ...

May 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Vendors, talent sought for Juneteenth celebration

Members of the community are invited to join Myers Chapel in the celebration of Juneteenth, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


OUT OF THE MORGUE

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

May 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Election filing Deadline

The filing deadline for the 2018 election is noon Friday, June 1, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman announced Tuesday. Voters will cast ballots in ...

May 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Teachers can expect busy summer

Next Thursday will be the final day of classes at Great Bend schools, but teachers will stay busy for much of the summer.

May 16, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City Band concerts start May 31

The Great Bend City Band announces its Summer 2018 schedule. All concerts this year will be held at the Courthouse Square Band Shell at 8 ...

May 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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