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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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City lobbying to keep highway funding

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington attended an Economic Lifelines Meeting in Topeka recently. Economic Lifelines is the group that works toward enhancing the state ...

February 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Division of Vehicles announces two new features to improve and simplify customer service

Kansas drivers can now track their driver's license production status online and receive automatic updates when changes are made to their driving record.

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue

As we wrap up February, we do so with a nod to Black History Month. One hundred years ago, a man with Great Bend connections ...

February 23, 2017 | BY KAREN NEUFORTH | Local News


Kiwanis club gears up for Pancake Day

Members of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club are selling tickets for the 60th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, which will be Thursday, March 2. Pancakes and ...

February 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High-speed chase ends in Alden standoff

ALDEN – A traffic stop in Ellinwood Wednesday afternoon devolved into a high-speed chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies before ending in a standoff in Alden ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New bridge design moves forward

The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved a service agreement with the Ellsworth engineering firm Kirkham Michael for the redesigning of a long-embattled bridge about ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Seeing in the dark

Kansas Wetlands Education Center Educator Jean Aycock gave a presentation on nocturnal animals on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center.

February 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Possible burglary turns up drugs

Police found more than a pound of marijuana and suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms while investigating a possible burglary Monday in Great Bend.

February 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


No one injured in gas plant blast

RICE COUNTY – The massive explosion that rocked the Oneok natural gas plant near Bushton Tuesday night remains under investigation and no cause has been determined ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ceremony marks closure of LJCF

LARNED – A ceremony and reception will be held to mark the official closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility at 3 p.m. on Friday, March ...

February 21, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


County reups with commissioners’s association

Noting the importance of interactions with county commissioners from across the state, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county's membership in ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School, county come together on mumps case

The report of a possible mumps case at Great Bend High School Friday led to a few hectic days for local school and health officials ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council commends improvements to old homes

City of Great Bend Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker flipped through slides showing before and after images of a row of old homes on 16th ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council OKs special events policy

Two weeks after it sparked much discussion, a special events permit process ordinance was adopted by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Boys named to council

The Great Bend City Council Monday night named former council member Mike Boys to the First Ward council seat left vacant by the resignation in ...

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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