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Honoring a great man

Friends and family came out to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Thursday to honor A Great Bend native, pioneer, and friend to so many people around the world.

November 12, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Ellinwood City Council working with Scouts to repair cabin

Tuesday night the Ellinwood City Council met to hear progress on two projects that affect buildings in the city, and receive an update on developments with the Kansas Power Pool.

November 12, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes an update on the building at 2105 Forest (the old opera house), the removal of a lot from the Amber Meadows Rural Housing Incentive District and bids for improvements to the Events Center.

November 12, 2015 | | 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 Neighborhood Revitalization Program agreements with Ellinwood and Great Bend, a Mandamus Action with Johnson County regarding property values and the sale of surplus Road and Bridge Department equipment.

November 12, 2015 | | Local News

​Commodity distribution announced

DeleteCommodities will be available from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Kansas Department for Children and Families (formerly SRS), at 1305 Patton Road in Great Bend. You will need to bring proof of your address, such as a utility bill or phone bill, and a driver's license or other ID.

November 12, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS play photos

Photos taken Nov. 11, 2015. The play will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, and at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

November 12, 2015 | | Local News

Arsenic and Old Lace

The classic dark comedy, "Arsenic and Old Lace," is this year's all-school play at Great Bend High School.

November 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

From taxes to land values

Barton County Commissioner Jennifer Schartz summed up the sentiments of county officials from across in two sentences.

November 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Out of the Morgue

The day before Great Bend was touched by a devastating tornado, the discussion of traffic rules and was beginning, and the discussion of lighted streets on a "white way" was once again being taken up.

November 12, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Boy Scouts will be ‘Scouting for Food’ Saturday

Members of the Boys Scouts of America organizations in Barton County will be "Scouting for Food" this Saturday, Nov. 14. The public is asked to help by donating nonperishable food items to local food banks. Items can be donated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day by leaving them in designated area at local grocery stores.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Students show veterans respect

With 23 million U.S. veterans living today, and about 2.8 million active and reserved personnel in the Armed Forces, Veterans Day is an important holiday, social studies teacher Dan Eyestone said Wednesday.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Veterans honored at memorial dedication

Despite high winds and chilly temperatures, a large crowd of veterans, family members and other spectators turned out for the dedication of the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial Stone at Golden Belt Memorial Park on Wednesday.

November 11, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


A stiff northwest wind blasted over Veterans Memorial Park Wednesday morning causing the old glories along the Avenue of Flags to whip and snap. They stood straight out, as if standing at attention.

November 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Claflin city council committed to keeping on top of blight

Monday night, the Claflin city council met at the city offices and heard from the owner of property at 409 3rd Street. The code enforcement officer served notice that the property was in violation of city codes concerning the upkeep of structures and storage of debris in August. Since then, Mayor Mike Urban said, the city has extended the deadline more than once.

November 11, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

GBHS Veterans Day assembly photos

Photos taken Nov. 11, 2015, at Great Bend High School.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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19th annual Santa’s Workshop is coming to Great Bend

Great Bend High School students, community volunteers and Great Bend Recreation Commission staff will be transforming the City Auditorium into Santa's Workshop.

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Vandalism closes Pawnee County Food Pantry, other services

LARNED – It was on the eve of Thanksgiving, but it was difficult for Margaret Larson to be thankful Wednesday morning.

November 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Region to see 2nd highest Thanksgiving travel since 2007

According to AAA nearly 3.8 million in the West North Central Region of the U.S., of which Kansas is a part, will journey ...

November 25, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Drillers strike oil at landfill

At the Barton County Landfill, up from the ground comes a bubblin' crude.

November 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

​Cookie Contest promises sweet fun to Saturday shoppers

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Prairie Ink accepting submissions

Editors Jamie Oss and Teresa Johnson of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, Prairie Ink, are accepting entries for its seventh edition.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Mutual aid dispatched to river fire on Monday

Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units to the west of Radium Road in the area of the Arkansas River (SW 60 Ave. and West Barton ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Raffle available at Grugg family fundraiser for medical expenses

HOISINGTON - Opportunities to win prizes have been added to the agenda at the upcoming fundraiser for a Hoisington boy who is facing a life-threatening illness.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

KHP responds to accident near Bunker Hill

A Russell woman was taken to Russell Regional Hospital after the 2013 Ford Focus she was driving went off Old U.S. 40, half a ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

​School board schedules special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at the district ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

No Kiwanis this week

The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club will not have a regular meeting this week. The next meeting will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 2, in ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Many will benefit from Giving Tuesday

A gift to your favorite charity with be worth even more during the next few days. More than 60 area nonprofit organizations are participating in ...

November 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Trustees hear report on ‘Regional Workforce Needs’

Nearly once a month, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees hears a report on how well the college is meeting one of its nine ...

November 24, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF Additional reporting by Joe Vinduska, BCC | Local News

​Clean audit for BCC

Barton Community College has received another "clean" or "unqualified" audit from Certified Public Accountants at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball. College trustees approved the audit Tuesday ...

November 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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