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GBHS Varsity Debate places 1st

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Tele-Communications, Inc., 901 E 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Amanda Hackerott with greeters Cindy Brooke and Pete Schartz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Driver swerved to miss deer

A passenger in a car was injured Saturday at the driver swerved to miss a deer and lost control of the vehicle, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS to host WAC Marching Festival

The Great Bend High School Panther Pride Marching Band, under the direction of Mark DeWald, will host the Western Athletic Conference Marching Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $3.

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cherry Village team spreads the word about Alzheimer’s

The Cherry Village Benevolence team at the recent Walk to End Alzheimer's was rewarded with two first-place recognitions for its charitable efforts.

October 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Medicare basics topic of luncheon program

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Medicare Basics" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th. Those who are nearing age 65 will want to attend this educational program.

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission holds another executive session

After an hour-long executive session Monday morning, the Barton County Commission emerged only to announce no action would result from the closed-door meeting. It was called to discuss an investigation involving non-elected personnel and in with commissioners were County Clerk Donna Zimmerman and Sheriff Brian Bellendir.

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New certification will help county with flood issues

It was a grueling test, but Barton County Engineer Barry McManaman prevailed.

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County tax sale successful

The annual Barton County Tax Sale was held on Oct. 11 at the courthouse. Of the 24 parcels on the auction block, 23 sold, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra told the County Commission Monday morning.

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Preparations underway for Giving Tuesday

From communities, families and businesses, to non-profits and charitable foundations, people around the world are preparing for Giving Tuesday, on Nov. 29. Giving Tuesday was launched to inspire giving of all kinds during the holiday season and has evolved into a global giving movement to celebrate philanthropy and generosity.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barktober an event for dogs and their people

Hands of Hope Rescue and Advanced America will hold a fundraising Barktober Dogs Days event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 22, at Advanced America's Great Bend location, 2800 E. 10th St. There will have a pulled pork dinner with desert and beverage for $5. Dine-in and carry out will be available. They will hold a prize drawing for ar quilt and other items, along with many items that will be for sale.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quivira to present a Crane Tour and Open House October 29

Cranes will be the featured topic at a special event planned from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 29, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Offered by Quivira and the Friends of Quivira staff, the event will begin with a guided bus tour, followed by a program about Whooping Cranes. A brunch will be served following the program. During the event, visitors will be able to meet and speak with both Refuge and Friends staff about Quivira and its various programs and projects.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County Sheriff's report

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Oct. 13

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


RACE FOR THE FINISH

More than 100 runners participated in the Barton County YP5K and Half Marathon race Saturday morning. Most came from Great Bend and other Barton County communities, but other cities in Kansas, as well as some from Oklahoma and Colorado were represented. It was the second year for the race, but a different route was used this year. In an effort to keep crossing highways to a minimum this year, while still highlighting the scenic points of the city as much as possible, the starting point shifted from Veterans Park to Jack Kilby Square.

October 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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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


Demel named new United Way director

The United Way of Central Kansas announced Tuesday that Gaila (Nielsen) Demel from Ellinwood will be the new executive director for UWCK. She will begin ...

May 17, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Homes destroyed, injuries reported

Barton County residents were warned Tuesday night to take shelter as a tornadic thunderstorm traveled from Pawnee Rock to Susank and Beaver.

May 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pomp and Circumstance

Barton County Academy Director Becky Gillette compared her 13 new graduates to Christopher Columbus when she spoke at their commencement ceremony Tuesday evening. Columbus thought ...

May 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPL cleans house, purging 5K patrons from active list

The Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors met Monday afternoon, recognizing staff member Allison Muth in absentia, who graduated from Great Bend High School ...

May 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Vehicle crash sends cyclist to hospital

The Great Bend Police Department responded to a vehicle crash at approximately 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday at 820 Main St.

May 16, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Commission signs letter backing volunteer programs

The Barton County Commission, citing the importance of volunteerism and the county's support of civic involvement, approved Monday morning signing a letter of support ...

May 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton Community College on summer hours; closed for Memorial Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

May 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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