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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by AlternaCare, 2708 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Parr with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Mark Mingenback. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Mosquito spraying to begin early

Due complaints about mosquitoes, the City of Great Bend Public Works Department will begin to spray for the pesky insects this coming Thursday. This is earlier than originally planned, Great Bend Street Superintendent Mike Crawford said.

May 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


In order to improve election efficiency, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the purchase of 16 electronic poll books at the recommendation of County Clerk Donna Zimmerman.

May 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Sunflower bank’s abc education program a success

Sunflower Bank raised $102,500 during its 2016 ABC campaign developed to support education in our communities. Over $7,450 of the total is being donated to schools and students in Great Bend and Ellinwood. The program began in 2001 and has generated over $1,036,700 throughout the past 15 years for schools and students in Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri.

May 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


The streets in downtown Great Bend was full of music, celebration, traditions and fun for many people coming out to enjoy the Cinco de Mayo event on Saturday at Jack Kilby Square.

May 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Zimmerman files for re-election

Donna Zimmerman, Barton County Clerk, announces she filed for re-election.

May 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Grass Workshop

Staff from Quivira National Wildlife Refuge will present a program entitled "Grasses and Grass-like Plants" from 7 to 8 p.m. on May 23, at the Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library in St. John. This free educational workshop, designed for Middle School age children through adults, is an introduction to this often confusing and difficult to learn group of plants. For more information, call Barry Jones at 620-486-2393.

May 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Panther bands spring concert recognizes seniors, parents, accomplishments

Panther band members will present their spring concert at 7 p.m. on Monday in the Great Bend High School gym. The band seniors and their parents will be recognized, as well as all of the band student's achievements during the year. Selections the Panther jazz band will play are "String of Pearls," "Chameleon," "Swing Shift" and "Spain. Junior varsity band members will perform "Farnfare for the Third Planet," "Salute to Beethoven," "Pevensey Castle," and a medley from the movie, "Cars". Varsity band members will play "Amparito Roca (Spanish March)," "Celtic Suite," "Into the Storm," and a medley of ...

May 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Barton Community College to honor graduates in 46th commencement

Barton Community College's 46th commencement is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the Barton Gymnasium.

May 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Wiebe resigns at BCC

Nancy Wiebe resigned from the position of executive director of Institutional Advancement on Wednesday. The resignation is effective June 30, though cessation of duties is immediate.

May 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC trustees to review contracts, security

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review contracts for administrators, management staff and head coaches during the monthly board study session, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The only open positions at this time are the head coach for women's basketball and the executive director of Institutional Advancement.

May 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

A new tree in the forest

What a difference a week can make. Last Friday, Great Bend was inches deep in rain from an all day shower. This week, its sunny skies and perfect weather for planting a tree. That's exactly what Lincoln fifth-grader Natalie Williams did after school, with a little help from her friends on the Great Bend Tree Board, Vickie Berryman and Lisa Whipple.

May 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

OTR for May 6, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Ellinwood Rotary putting a colorful twist on community event

The Ellinwood Rotary Club will change up a favorite June Jaunt activity this year. For the past couple of years they organized a Color Run, but after the initial year, attendance waned. What was missing, they believed, was a sense of competition that would get teams revved up to take part.

May 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Star Wars/Dave Brubeck Day

The Great Bend High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Mark DeWald, poses for a photo before playing for the Great Bend Noon Kiwainis Club, Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant. Because it was May 4, the band's selections included some Star Wars music. May the Fourth be with you!

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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GBHS football ticket sales

Great Bend will host Topeka West at 7 p.m. on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Reserved seating is no longer available as all remaining games ...

October 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Window breaking happening throughout the city

Great Bend has seen its share of criminal damage, but as of lately there has been a rash of window breaking in the city starting ...

October 25, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Nature educator explains animal sounds

Jean Aycock from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will explain the meanings of some animal sounds during a free Stop N' Learn program hosted by ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Trick or Treat

One hundred twenty children received Halloween buckets and costumes this past Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library's costume giveaway, according to Kiwanis President ...

October 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

BCC may extend naming rights on training center

The Barton Community College trustees will be asked to approve a scales certification program and extend the naming rights on a building during the next ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Scouting for food

On Oct. 29, our community will participate in Scouting for Food. Our local food banks continue to serve many families, and the need is great ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pre-election campaign reports

On Oct. 31, treasurers for candidates running for state office, county office, political action conmlittees (PACs) and party committees will file their pre-general election campaign ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Larned Police report

Oct. 20

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission backs Sunflower’s transportation grant request

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a letter supporting Sunflower Diversified Services' application for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant applications. The funds would ...

October 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Deer-vehicle collision sends two to Clara Barton Hospital

Two people were taken to Clara Barton Hospital Saturday evening after a deer hit by a car was thrown into the windshield of an oncoming ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Motorcyclist injured on I-70

SALINE COUNTY - An Ellsworth man was injured Sunday when the motorcycle he was driving went off Interstate 70 at the Interstate 135 ramp. Kansas Highway ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend man jailed after Sunday morning shooting

Two men were shot and one Great Bend man remains in jail following an argument that turned violent early Sunday morning, Great Bend Police Chief ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Evening Lions provided vision screenings

The Great Bend Evening Lions Club provided free vision screening last Saturday and and Sunday during Family Fun Day at the Great Bend Brit SpaughZoo.

October 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Wood Carvers will be at Sutherlands on Saturday

The Golden Belt Wood Carvers will be at Sutherlands, 5520 10th St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29. Members will ...

October 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC to host blood drive

Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 in the Technical Building ...

October 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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