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Shots fired into USD 428 office

Someone shot several rounds into the USD 428 District Education Center shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, Sheriff Brian Bennendir reports.

September 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Memorial park fence to be restored

Barton County commissioners Monday morning knew the ornate north and south fences at Golden Belt Memorial Park had to be restored. They were just frustrated that the restoration had to come only a few years after the wrought-iron fencing had been installed.

September 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mosquito spraying to continue

The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will start spraying for mosquitoes again this week. The spraying will start at 8 p.m. until Midnight on Thursdays Sept. 15, 22, 29, and Oct. 6. If it rains on one of those nights then that night will be cancelled.

September 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Touched By Cancer group plans Banana Split Night

The Touched By Cancer support group will have Banana Split Night at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Presbyterian Church located at 24th and Washington in Great Bend. Ice cream and bananas will be provided, and participants are invited to bring their favorite toppings to share.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Red Cross needs donors of all blood types

The next local opportunity to donate blood to the American Red Cross will be Monday, Sept. 19. Donations will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Walnut Valley Potato Bar returns

RUSH CENTER - The Walnut Valley Senior Center of Rush Center will offer a Potato Bar on the third Sunday of each month, starting Sept. 18. Potato bar meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Komarek to speak at LOWV meeting

This month's Great Bend League of Women Voters program will be given by member Beverly Komarek, and the topic will be the League itself. The group will meet at noon Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Classic Inn.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Period of Purple

The soft purple caps coming from members of the Crochet Club at the Great Bend Public Library may save a baby's life. These caps are going to a non-profit group that aims to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome by teaching parents about "The Period of PURPLE Crying®."

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rec Commission to hear T-shirt proposal

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors will consider a youth team sports T-shirt proposal when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The board is also expected to take action on the Great Bend Fit Trail.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Deported man found in Rush County

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A citizen of Mexico was indicted Thursday on a federal charge of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Foundation strategic plan on trustees' agenda

Coleen Cape, Barton Community College's new executive director of institutional advancement, will address the BCC Board of Trustees at the next board study session, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in room F-30 on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New building project on USD 428 agenda

The item "New Building Project" is on the agenda for the next Great Bend school board meeting. The USD 428 board of education meeting is set for 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pocketbike Across Kansas

A team attempting to break the Guinness World Record for longest journey on a pocketbike stopped in Great Bend Saturday.

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pontiac Attack: Brothers return to GB for car show

Dave Baker was an upper classman at Great Bend High School and his brother Kent was a fifth grader at St. Patrick School when their family left Great Bend. This past week, the brothers returned for the Pontiac Attack Car Show at the Great Bend Expo, traveling from Bella Vista, Arkansas, in classic autos.

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | 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 an adendum to the memorandum of understanding for the Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington, an update to the county's unpaid leave policy and the repainting of fences at Golden Belt and Hillcrest memorial parks.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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New DARE truck rolls at GBPD

The children and teens of Great Bend will see a new DARE vehicle cruising the streets.

March 18, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


City asked to sponsor Cinco de Mayo

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams St. The agenda includes a Neighborhood ...

March 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Get on board

HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents are encouraging children to pick up books at an early age - even before they are able to read. The Dolly Parton Imagination ...

March 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


JCPenney closing after 90+ years in Great Bend

Great Bend will soon lose its JCPenney department store at 1500 Kansas Ave.

March 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Tabler Furniture in Larned seized for taxes

LARNED - Sometime Thursday, March 16, Kansas Department of Revenue civil tax enforcement and Pawnee County Sheriff's officers seized the business assets of Tabler Furniture ...

March 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

March 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Infant death reported in Ellsworth County

An infant's death in Ellsworth County is under investigation but no foul play is suspected at this time, Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray A. Marston ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend's J.C. Penney store to close

The J.C. Penney store at 1500 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend is on the list of 138 stores that J.C. Penney Company Inc ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kans for Kids fundraiser: Get Your Green On!

There will be a Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation fundraiser Saturday evening at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180, located at 1011 Kansas ...

March 16, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Wind, hazardous waste, topics at landfill

The Barton County Landfill staff has been busy with routine operations, including recycling activities and litter control. These two items caused Solid Waste Manager Phil ...

March 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Costly Cleanup

Sadly, it's an all too common sight – the illegal dumping of trash along county and township roads, said Barton County Road and Bridge Director ...

March 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hudson playground equipment purchase assisted by CBCF grant

HUDSON - Tabra Ward acknowledged that she and her fellow Hudson citizens were "overwhelmed" when they realized a new playground would cost more than $20,000 ...

March 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Changes to Scenic Byway could benefit Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - Richard Kimple represents the City of Ellinwood on the board for the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway. In addition to being one of ...

March 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Helping Hands Preschool has fall openings for peer mentors

Helping Hands Preschool in Great Bend has openings for children in the Peer Mentor program for the 2017 school year.

March 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Crime Stoppers is still anonymous

"We don't want your name, just your information."

March 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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