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Barton art instructor wins Purchase Award in KWS Show

Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek received the Kansas Watercolor Society Members Patron Purchase Award in the Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2010 for his watercolor painting titled "Christina's Koi."

November 18, 2010 | | Local News

‘Gambling’ for a cause


November 17, 2010 | | Local News

Up Down and Round

November 16, 2010 | | Local News

Rick Peters is featured artist at GBPL

Selected art by Rick Peters, Great Bend, will be on display through the month of November in the Fine Arts Room at the Great Bend Public Library.

November 15, 2010 | | Local News

Barton Collegiate Farm Bureau Pancake/Sausage Fundraiser

Barton County Collegiate Farm Bureau will have an All You Can Eat Pancakes/Sausage Fund-Raiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the college's Technical Building CNH Lab, T-186.

November 14, 2010 | | Local News

October Marriage and Divorce Filings

October Marriage Licenses

November 14, 2010 | | Local News

'Rounding Third' ... and coming home

Are you suffering from baseball withdrawal pains, since the Giants mauled the Rangers four games to one in the World Series, back on Nov. 1? Not to worry, friends, baseball is back. Great Bend Community Theatre will present "Rounding Third," a comedy by the prolific comic dramatist Richard Dresser, four times: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 2 p.m., all at the Crest Theater in Great Bend.

November 13, 2010 | Jerry Buxton | Local News

Barton hosts Kansas reads to Preschoolers Week at Public Library

Barton Community College early childhood education students will lead activities for children participating in the observance of Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week Nov. 16 at the Great Bend Public Library.

November 12, 2010 | | Local News

Bryant find new level of independence

Vivian Bryant's family was understandably concerned. He had lived at his parents' home for all of his 37 years and was preparing to move into his own place.

November 12, 2010 | | Local News

HCC support group seeks more members

Florine Burgardt of Great Bend began attending the regular meetings of the local Heartland Cancer Support Group shortly after her diagnosis. She also participated during the time of her treatment and still attends while in remission.

November 12, 2010 | | Local News

GB woman among Yellow Brick Road winners

TOPEKA – At a news conference Wednesday in Topeka, Richard Smalley, marketing manager of the Kansas Department of Commerce, Travel and Tourism Division, announced the winners of the Yellow Brick Road Trip Sweepstakes. Carolyn Aviles of Colwich, Richard Castleberry of Inman, Amie Linenberger of Great Bend, and Charles Mohney of Meriden won prize packages from Coleman, Bushnell, the Kansas Bed and Breakfast Association, BikeSource, AAA Allied Group and Dillons.

November 10, 2010 | | Local News

GBHS debate teams continue to place

WICHITA – The Great Bend High School debate team competed at the third-annual Dana Hensly Debate Invitational Tournament, hosted by both Wichita Collegiate and Wichita Independent schools, on Saturday Nov. 6 at Wichita.

November 09, 2010 | | Local News

Contest seeks longest pheasant feather

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will again offer a contest to see who can bring in the longest tail feather from a pheasant once the hunting season starts Saturday. Program coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick announced the contest Monday during the GBRC Board of Directors meeting.

November 08, 2010 | Susan Thacker | Local News

First Kansas African-American female mayor to speak in Great Bend

Kim Thomas, the first African-American woman to serve as a mayor in the state of Kansas, will speak at the Great Bend NAACP chapter Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Avenue in Great bend. In addition to Thomas' speech, there will be entertainment and a dinner for a donation of $20.

November 08, 2010 | | Local News

GBHS KAYs, KAYETTEs earn state awards

McPHERSON – Nine members of the Great Bend High School KAYs and 15 KAYETTEs attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Friday, Nov. 5, at McPherson High School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2009-2010 school year.

November 08, 2010 | | Local News

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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 ...

January 18, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Historical society taking reservations for Annual Meeting

Barton County Historical Society will have its Annual Meeting on Monday, Jan. 22, at the museum. There will be a catered dinner for $13.50 ...

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Showing the love for GB

A retail promotion is allowing shoppers to show the love to Great Bend merchants. The first-ever I Heart GB Valentine Giveaway opened last Saturday.

January 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


For over 2,000 folks from around the area and across the country, the holiday trail led to Great Bend.

January 17, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

High explosives found during search warrant

Barton County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 1520 Hubbard St. at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday where they located stolen firearms ...

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Hoisington Chamber Annual Awards announced at banquet

HOISINGTON - On Saturday, Jan. 13, the 61st Annual Banquet and Awards Program was held at the Knights of Columbus in Hoisington.

January 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Waterline inspection contract renewed

Citing satisfaction with the services provided by the city's on-call engineering firm, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved an extension of the ...

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

City eyeing safe zone for online buyers

Thousands of area residents buy, sell and trade items via internet sites, and a Great Bend woman believes having a designated spot for these transactions ...

January 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Semi and car collide in Ellsworth County

The driver of a Freightliner semi-truck reportedly ran a stop sign and struck a car Tuesday morning in Ellsworth County, injuring the other motorist.

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Icy roads sent vehicles sliding

With snow blowing across the highways early Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office and Great Bend Police Department responded to several non-injury crashes and ...

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Suspect arrested on kidnapping charge

ELLINWOOD - A kidnapping and aggravated battery was reported to law enforcement Friday afternoon at 400 Clifton Dr. in Ellinwood. The Barton County Sheriff's Office ...

January 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

City, landowner settle bridge issue

There was a bit of good news when the Great Bend City Council Monday night heard an update on the beleaguered Park Street bridge over ...

January 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Claflin council welcomes new members

CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8 in the city building. City ...

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

GBPL’s Santy hard at work


January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

It’s cold out there

A dusting of snow clung to the road west of Great Bend Monday morning as January weather returned to the area for a few days ...

January 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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