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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


Soup, salad and movie night set at Seventh Day Adventist

The Great Bend Seventh Day Adventist Church School is having a soup, salad and movie night this Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Great Bend Seventh Day Adventist Church in the fellowship hall.

November 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


First Baptist Church offers Thanksgiving lunch for anyone in need

Great Bend's First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St., will provide free Thanksgiving meals to anyone who needs them. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. "or until we run out of food" on Thursday, Nov. 24, said LiAnna Keith at First Baptist.

November 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


WHODUNIT

Great Bend High School will present a zany whodunit for the fall play, "Murder is Bad but Monday Can Kill You!"

November 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPD seeks information about missing man

The Great Bend Police Department is currently investigating a missing person case involving Charles Everett McHenry III. McHenry has been missing since May 6, 2016 and was last seen in an area between Great Bend and Hoisington.

November 10, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Vet Memorial prepared for dedication of second stone

The Barton County Memorial Parks Advisory Committee along with the Road and Bridge Department have been busy preparing the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial Friday's activities.

November 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sunflower raises $32,255

The phones were ringing off the hook throughout central Kansas recently and the result is more than $32,000 raised for the Invest in Kids Club at Sunflower Diversified Services.

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


Police Department remodeling moving along

On Oct. 21, the Great Bend Police Department Building Assessment took place as part of the on-going project to remodel the aging structure, City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.

November 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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.

November 10, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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More information for tornado victims offered

Barton County residents are moving forward in an effort to clean up and rebuild following the tornado of May 16. A tabulation of storm damage ...

May 25, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Making a Splash

It was nothing but fun and splashing on Thursday in Ellinwood during the ribbon cutting ceremony that took place and officially opened the new splash ...

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Being ready

Chief Cliff Couch along with officers of the Great Bend Police Department participated in active shooter training, Thursday at Great Bend High School.

May 25, 2017 | Russ Edem | 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 ...

May 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A new mission

SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE

May 24, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Number of county tax sale properties dwindling

The Count Treasurer's Office is receiving payments for properties included in this year's tax sale and there are currently 66 properties, said County ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Juvenile Justice budget remains unchanged

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services 2018 fiscal year budget. The $635,847.82 budget includes $33,157 ...

May 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Gas prices stay steady

The average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.13 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's ...

May 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police letters blame pay for understaffing

Letters to Great Bend City Council members and/or city officials from the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter express concern over staffing shortages within ...

May 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Remember vets with poppies

Members of the Great Bend American Legion Unit 180 and Auxiliary invite the public to honor our nation's fallen warriors and contribute to the ...

May 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC names 3 VPs

Barton Community College now had three vice presidents instead of one, following an administrative structural change that was approved Tuesday by the college's board ...

May 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington MIH lots (finally) going fast

HOISINGTON -- Monday night, board members of the Hoisington Land Bank met to consider three new applicants for lots in the McKenna Meadows subdivision. After advertising ...

May 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington painting program yielding positive results

HOISINGTON -- Dolores Kipper, the city's code enforcement officer, Monday night provided an update to the city council on her efforts to encourage property owners ...

May 22, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


YOU CAN SEE FOR MILES

The sparkling new hilltop scenic overlook tower looms over the griddle-flat Cheyenne Bottoms below. Stretching out into the horizon Monday were the refuge's shimmering ...

May 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tornado recovery, cleanup underway

It's been a week since an EF3 tornado roared through western Barton County, destroying several homes and causing over $600,000 in damages. At ...

May 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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