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Juneteenth celebration set for Saturday

A historic national event will be celebrated in downtown Great Bend Saturday as Myers Chapel presents Juneteenth 2018.

June 28, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer School Days

Jarad Allen from C&V Kansas Doors climbed up and down an extension ladder on Wednesday so he could drop Eisenhower Elementary School students' science projects on the pavement below.

June 28, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington City Council prepares to talk budget

HOISINGTON - Every year, the City of Hoisington collects a list of priorities from each council member in order to determine where the city needs to focus its efforts and its dollars in advance of preparing the budget for the coming year. Monday night, City Manager Jonathan Mitchell presented a report with the results from this year's survey.

June 28, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington Council gives nod to dog park grant

HOISINGTON - A suggestion made nearly three years ago to open a dog park in the city of Hoisington hasn't been forgotten. Monday night, the Hoisington City Council took a significant step toward making the dream a reality when it approved allowing the city to apply for a $25,000 grant to be applied toward fencing and amenities for a dog park similar to those in neighboring cities.

June 28, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Try to stay cool

It's hot outside and health officials are warning Kansans to use caution when being out in the extreme heat.

June 28, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Harvest slows down due to rain

After widespread rains this past weekend, Kansas wheat harvest was at a halt on Monday, but a few farmers were able to get back in the fields late in the day on Tuesday.

June 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - June 26

Mason Cox, expired vehicle registration, failed to appear

June 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be

June 28, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Administrator candidates offer insights

It is a time for the three finalists for the Great Bend city administrator job to meet city officials, leaders and residents. It is also a time for city officials, leaders and residents to meet the candidates.

June 27, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Park School students learn with walking classroom

Park School's fourth- and fifth-grade Summer School and After School classes are now getting fresh air and exercise while they learn. Thanks to a Masonic Lodge Literacy Grant, the class received "WalkKit" audio players for each student preloaded with over 100 podcasts on topics including science, social studies and language arts.

June 27, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Heat advisories issued for Kansas

WICHITA -- The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued heat advisories starting Wednesday. Heat indices are expected to approach 110 degrees.

June 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Meet the newest educator at KWEC

BARTON COUNTY - Mandy Kern is the new programming specialist at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Her official start was June 4. She replaces Jean Aycock, who recently accepted a position with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

June 26, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BCC extends Heilman’s contract

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to extend President Carl Heilman's contract for another year.

June 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Radium bridge project finalized

Even with additional costs, the Radium bridge was still a good deal, Barton County Engineer Barry McManaman told the County Commission Monday morning.

June 26, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Semi runs passing vehicle off of U.S. 281

A Lyons woman was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Monday after vehicles collided at 11:10 a.m. on U.S. 281, 3.5 miles north of Great Bend.

June 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Advanced primary election ballots available

Barton County registered voters can now apply for advanced ballots for the Tuesday, Aug. 7, primary election, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton county clerk and election ...

July 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | 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.

July 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBPL discuss plans for weeding the collection

GBPL Board of Directors welcomed a new member, Alicia Lear, at their regular meeting Monday afternoon. Lear replaces Rose Kelly, who served the board for ...

July 13, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Santa Fe Wet-Dry chapter to meet July 22

FORT DODGE - The Santa Fe Trail Wet-Dry Chapter summer chapter meeting, a joint meeting with the Dodge City/Fort Dodge/Cimarron Chapter, is scheduled at ...

July 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BOUNTIFUL

Barton County gardeners brought the fruits of their labor to the fair Thursday morning for the annual Open Class and 4-H Horticulture and Floriculture exhibitions ...

July 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Fairy garden a fun project to teach kids life skills

Alicia Straub, Barton County Commissioner from Ellinwood, and daughter Aliza were at the Barton County Fair Thursday morning entering Aliza's fairy garden in the ...

July 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Don’t be afraid of that oversized zucchini

Try as you might to limit the size of your home-grown zucchini, rare is the person whose fruits never get away from them. You go ...

July 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Libraries Rock with 'Magical Musical Tour'

Dan Dan the Magic Man, the traveling library magician, will be at the Great Bend Public Library next week to help young people get excited ...

July 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Early Ed Center, Incredible Years schedule playgroups, screenings

Two upcoming events at Sunflower's Early Education Center and Incredible Years Preschool will allow children and parents to participate in fun activities and take ...

July 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | 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 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


To beat the heat, stay hydrated

Am I dehydrated?

July 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GB administrator candidate happy to stay put

Editor's note: This story appeared in the Ark Valley News regarding City Administrator Scott Hildebrand. Hildebrand is one of three candidates for the Great ...

July 11, 2018 | BY CHRIS STRUNK Publisher, Ark Valley News | Local News


City Council goes shopping

Great Bend Interim City Administrator George Kolb offered the City Council what he termed a "shopping list" during his 2019 budget presentation Tuesday night.

July 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The Book Nook

This Friday morning's Jive & Joe will host some extra-special guests: the 35th Infantry Division Band of the Kansas Army National Guard. The concert will ...

July 11, 2018 | By Michael Adamyk | Local News


County Fair opens

The Barton County 4-H Fair got underway Wednesday at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. Most of the Open Class and 4-H exhibits were ...

July 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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