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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Xelmar Medical Spa, 3421 Forest Avenue at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Brooke with greeters Brandon Steinert and Jake Duetsch. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Theft report leads to arrest

A Great Bend man was arrested Saturday afternoon, following a report that a pickup, trailer and four-wheeler had been stolen from 5926 Eisenhower St. the previous night.

November 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KS Court of Appeals coming to Great Bend

TOPEKA - A three-judge panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Nov. 15 and 16 at the Barton County Courthouse in Great Bend.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission sets rate for use of county equipment, services

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution establishing a universal rate for the reimbursement of the use of labor and county equipment.

November 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Deputy Paden honored as hero for hostage negotiation

It was a proud moment for Don and Beth Paden at the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

November 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BRACING FOR THE SEASON

With temperatures in the 70s Friday afternoon, it was tough to think about winter and, worse yet, snow.

November 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Football players volunteer for Bag-A-Bite

Great Bend High School football players, under the direction of first-year head coach Erin Beck, prove to be winners off the field as well as on the field. The team volunteered one recent Sunday afternoon to assemble meals for the Barton County Bag-A-Bite event.

November 05, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Peters to talk commerce at League of Women Voters meeting

Jan Peters, chief executive officer and president of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, will speak at the next League of Women Voters of Great Bend meeting, set for noon Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Classic Inn.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington community breakfast announced

HOISINGTON - Everyone is invited to a community breakfast from 5:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 N. Main. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12 and children under 4 eat for free.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BRCA support group forming

A new support group for people with the BRCA gene will have its first meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 in the Fellowship Room at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave. Future meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees announce extended study session

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will have an extended study session from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Room A-113 of the Administration Building. The meeting will begin with an analysis of facility maintenance, followed by a tour of campus facilities. Other topics on the agenda include finances, enrollment trends, tuition and security.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GB Co-op donates to GBHS FFA

Great Bend Co-op has donated $1,200 to Great Bend High School's FFA. Students had helped Co-op personnel tarp a bunker.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sister Corona recalls CKAVI origins

Sister Corona's room at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse in Great Bend is filled with stacks of handmade pot scrubbers, stick horses and tea towels for the convent's upcoming annual bazaar. There's also a big sack of pop cans to sell, and her collection of notes, photos and newspaper clippings from over the years.

November 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veteran Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New endowment funds just in time for Giving Tueday

The Golden Belt Community Foundation announces the establishment of two new endowment funds to benefit the Family Crisis Center and Barton County Emergency Aid Association. This partnership with the community foundation allows individuals and businesses interested in supporting and sustaining these important organizations another vehicle for their charitable giving.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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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


Twister damage totals over $600k

Although the figures are preliminary, Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said her department estimates the damage caused by the tornado that tore through western Barton ...

May 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Emerging to devastation

Editor's note: The author lives west of Great Bend and witnessed the tornado as it traveled from rural Pawnee Rock towards rural Great Bend ...

May 17, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


School's Out (almost)

Thursday is the last day of school in Great Bend, but kiddos and teachers have been celebrating all week.

May 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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