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Zoo news: Introducing the newbies

There are some new faces at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

July 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fair celebrates 25th year at Expo

A bigger-than-life silver cake reminds visitors to the Barton County Fair that the event is celebrating its 25th year at the Expo this year.

July 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


AMC hosts fundraiser for humane society

Animal Medical Center with hold a fundraiser for the Golden Belt Humane Society from 3:30-7 p.m. today in the parking lot at 622 McKinley St.

July 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Right people, right place

It's been a long time coming, but ground was finally broken Wednesday afternoon for the new transload facility west of Great Bend. The ceremony took place at the site of the operation in the Great Bend Industrial Park.

July 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Armored car coming to GBPD

After the standoff last August in a Great Bend motel parking lot, Police Chief Cliff Couch was concerned by the lack of having an armored vehicle that would have allowed officers to handle the situation more safely.

July 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Getting a new look

The Great Bend Events Center will receive an extensive facelift after the City Council Monday night approved a nearly $300,000 renovation for the main entrance of the facility.

July 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City to upgrade phone system

Can you hear them now? The Great Bend City Council hopes so.

July 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Another step in the right direction

Be Well Barton County, a countywide group promoting healthier lifestyles, put its money where its mouth is Tuesday night.

July 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Another Independence Day in the books

Once again the City of Great Bend was lit up with fireworks and celebration over the holiday weekend and city officials agree it was a good celebration for the city and the people who live here or visited family from out of town.

July 05, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday July 14, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

July 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Barton County Fair at Expo II Building, at 7:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Barry Bowers with greeters Jake Deutsch and Tiffany Schoendaler. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sunflower Diversified clients, staff attend SACK conference

Sunflower Diversified Services representatives were reminded at a recent statewide conference about the importance of marking their ballots during local, state and national elections.

July 05, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


DOING A DOUBLE TAKE

The Golden Belt Veterans Memorial received another boost Tuesday morning, this time from a familiar source.

July 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo curator comments on human behavior

Just days after a child wandered into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo had its own incident of unwanted human-animal contact. But in this case, it was the animals who were endangered.

July 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Samaritan rescues submerged deputy

BARTON COUNTY - An unidentified motorist in Barton County rescued a Barton County Sheriff's Deputy who was apparently trapped in a submerged vehicle Saturday night.

July 04, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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Garage lost in fire

A controlled burn that got out of control Saturday afternoon destroyed a garage in rural Claflin. The fire at 921 NE 140 Ave. was reported ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Burglaries reported in neighborhood

Several Great Bend residents in a one-block area awoke last Friday to find someone had entered their property overnight.

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two arrested on aggravated battery charges

Two people were arrested on aggravated battery charges after Great Bend Police Department officers were dispatched to 2919 Gano St. at 12:45 a.m ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Library law change has CKLS turning to commissioners

Thanks to the recent passage of HB 2102, which went into effect July 1, the governor will no longer be called on to appoint members ...

July 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOT SHOTS: 4-H at shooting nationals

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Three Barton County teenagers were among the 712 4-H members, representing 34 states, at the 2017 National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships held ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Historical weaver teaches tradition

During a weaving demonstration Friday at the Great Bend Public Library, Terry Asper described some of the looms used throughout history.

July 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO to offer concealed carry class

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, Aug. 5. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Legion Auxiliary plans Hawaiian Luau

The American Legion Auxiliary in Great Bend will hold its seventh annual Hawaiian Luau fundraiser on Saturday, July 29, at Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave ...

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


New attraction at Sunflower Diversified's pancake dinner

A new addition to the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake feed will result in prizes for several lucky raffle winners, said Connie Oetken, the non-profit ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Council to hold special meeting Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda calls ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Frey to speak on Climate Reality Project

ST. JOHN - A representative from the Climate Reality Project will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, in the annex building of the Stafford ...

July 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barnett proud of state’s ag tradition

Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett seemed comfortable in jeans and cowboy boots, and at home touring Great Bend Feeding

July 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

July 19, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Show Time

A crowd of people of all ages was entertained Wednesday as juggler Richard Holmgren of the Flying Debris Show performed tricks and told jokes at ...

July 19, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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