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Stop ‘N Learn: Winter Wonderland

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Winter Wonderland" from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th. This program will also be held starting at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Winter weather can be frustrating, but the science behind it is fascinating! Learn how winter brings us snow, sleet and ice as well as how the critters of Cheyenne Bottoms handle the cold. Jean Aycock, KWEC Educator, will be the presenter for this program. For more information ...

November 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

November 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County’s fighting for local control

Barton County commissioners didn't meet Monday morning except to canvass the votes from last Tuesday's general election. But, that didn't mean county business wasn't on their minds.

November 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


More chili cook-off photos

Photos taken Nov. 12, 2016 at the Sunflower Diversfied Services annual Charity Chili Cook-off in the Barton County Courthouse Square.

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mom's Gift

The ensemble cast of "Mom's Gift" weren't giving away any secrets at a recent rehearsal. K.B. Bell, who is co-directing the award-winning comedy, said the audience "won't see the ending coming. I think they'll laugh and I think they'll cry."

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Scott Donovan selected for parade grand marshal honor

The sorry state of the oil-and-gas industry in the early 1980s and a good reputation as a deejay were two factors that brought the voice of Scott Donovan to the local airwaves.

November 12, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chili cook-off warms hearts

It was time to vote and opinions were definitely divided.

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Community Breakfast catches hunters

Pheasant season opened Saturday, and dozens of hunters got an early start with breakfast at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall. Serving of the organization's annual Community Breakfast began at 5:30 a.m.

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Honoring a veteran

United States Air Force veteran Mel Holopirek was awarded a Quilt of Valor from Golden Plains Quilts of Valor during the Silver Cougar Club's veterans program at Stoneridge Country Club on Nov. 11, 2016. The quilt top was made by Judy Burnette; quilting by Amy Schartz Mellor.

November 12, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Prairie Godmothers announce Margarita Monday for Giving Tuesday

Current and prospective Prairie Godmothers are invited to Margarita Monday for Giving Tuesday. This come-and-go event will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Playa Azul Mexican Restaurant, 4923 10th St.

November 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


2 die in car fleeing law enforcement

RENO COUNTY - A police pursuit Friday morning in Reno County ended in a double fatality.

November 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


HONORING AMERICA’S HEROS

It was a brisk fall morning Friday as the late morning sun filtered through the golden autumn leaves at Veterans Memorial Park. The rows of star-spangled banners lining the Avenue of Flags danced in the stiff breeze.

November 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS honors veterans on Nov. 11

Great Bend High School students listened respectfully Friday morning as one of their alumni, Michael Harbaugh, described his military career. He was the guest speaker at the school's annual Veterans Day program.

November 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘Greatest Generation’ veteran to be honored by CO Avalanche

A familiar Great Bend Veteran, Lonnie Wright, won't be at the dedication of the second memorial stone at Golden Belt Memorial Park today. That's because the World War II Army Air Corps veteran, Silver Star recipient and Pearl Harbor Survivor, will be honored at the Colorado Avalanche versus the Winnipeg Jets game at Denver's Pepsi Stadium tonight. It's part of the franchise's "Military Appreciation Night." Wright will be joined by veterans from every major conflict as they conduct a ceremonial face-off at center ice prior to the game. As the WWII Veteran, Wright will be ...

November 10, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Next Generation Leahy offers Celtic traditions

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present Next Generation Leahy, a Celtic-based high-energy concert, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

November 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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BCC trustees set to approve contracts

Contracts for head coaches, administrators and management staff are on the agenda for Tuesday's Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees will meet ...

May 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Perfect Pedaling

Last week, as classes were wrapping up at Great Bend schools, 20 elementary students were given BMX-style bicycles as a reward for excellent attendance.

May 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Thomas to retire from US Navy

Engineman Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon L. Thomas will retire from the U.S. Navy on June 23 at San Diego, Calif. Thomas is a ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Free origami workshop

A free workshop on origami will be offered at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Marine life by James Mages at Shafer Gallery

The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception for the exhibit "Mages' Marine Marvels" by James Mages at 6 p.m. May 25. The show ...

May 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


USD 428 memorandum reinforces teamwork with law enforcement

While it's something that's been done locally for as long as anyone can remember, a document and a few signatures now makes it ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Church sees recycling effort as good stewardship

A pile of old computers and monitors accumulated outside the St. Mark Lutheran Church on Saturday. Pastor Adam Wutka sat at the end of a ...

May 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bringing back memories

The sun was barely up and there was a stiff chill in the air as Kansas Congressman Roger Marshall made his way along the muddy ...

May 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Visit Fort Larned for Memorial Day Weekend

Larned - Staff and volunteers at Fort Larned National Historic Site will bring a frontier military post back to life for Memorial Day Weekend.

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kids Fishing Day scheduled at Quivira

STAFFORD COUNTY - Enjoy the outdoors with the whole family with a fishing trip to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge during the annual Kids Fishing Day on ...

May 20, 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 ...

May 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tornado warnings canceled

Reports of tornadoes and hail in the Barton County area began shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, but the storm had weakened by 6:30.

May 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Western Cooperative Electric restoring power

WaKEENEY - Western Cooperative Electric, WaKeeney, is working to restore member outages following the May 16 storm that caused damage in central Kansas.

May 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tornado watch issued for Kansas

WICHITA -- National Weather Service officials in Wichita issued a tornado watch for a wide swath of Kansas until 11 p.m. Thursday including Barton, Stafford ...

May 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee Rock residents take shelter as tornado hits

PAWNEE ROCK - Roads into the city of Pawnee Rock were closed through Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning to all but residents and emergency responders ...

May 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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