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‘Santas Around The World’ Exhibit Now Open Through December 20

Twenty-three life sized Santas, representing countries and regions from around the world, appear in a winter wonderland of lighted trees and festive holiday décor in downtown Great Bend. The exhibit, known as "Santas Around the World," is now open to the public at 1223 Main Street.

November 30, 2015 | | Local News


​Ice causes injuries on Ellsworth County roads

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to several injury accidents on icy roads in Ellsworth County over the extended holiday weekend. All of the people involved were wearing safety restraints.

November 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Another quake rocks area

In case you felt some shaking early Monday morning, you were not alone. A 4.7 magnitude earthquake jarred region in the early hours.

November 30, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


​Santa’s Workshop postponed

Santa's Workshop, which was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 30, has been postponed due to weather. It will be held Monday, Dec. 7, from 6-8 p.m. in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium.

November 30, 2015 | | Local News


TBC meeting rescheduled

The TBC Support Group meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 has been canceled. The meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Christmas festivities scheduled for this week will be held at that time.

November 30, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas Reads to Preschoolers event

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event promoting reading to children under the age of five. Parents, librarians, and caregivers are encouraged to read the chosen title during November. This program is sponsored by the State Library of Kansas. The book selected for this year is "Is Your Mama a Llama?" by Deborah Guarino. Cover, illustrated by Steven Kellogg.

November 29, 2015 | | Local News


Where Have all the Ducks Gone?

We are in a duck vortex right now. There are essentially NO ducks in the Bottoms. We had a nice teal season and early duck season. I never cease to be amazed at the number of "out of state" tags and the volume and quality of gear, boats, dogs and vehicles these dedicated duck hunters bring to our marsh. Many times I see more tags from states other than Kansas. I attribute that to the wisdom of our local sportsmen who know when the resident ducks have become educated or gone south. Duane arrives from Saskatchewan and tells me about ...

November 29, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Holiday parade cancelled

While Santa and his reindeer would have no problem getting around Great Bend on Saturday, city officials opted to err on the side of caution in consideration of those navigating the streets without the help of magic this weekend. Great Bend was included in a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service, warning of increased ice accumulations and slick roads, as well as increased ice accumulations on trees and power lines.

November 28, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice hosts holiday grief session

Even though Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) sponsors grief support groups throughout the year, it has once again scheduled a special holiday-related session.

November 28, 2015 | | Local News


Moran discusses Choice Act and refugees at Larned town hall

LARNED - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran stopped in Larned Wednesday, his last on his town hall tour before heading home to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with his family. Before taking questions from constituents, he provided updates on his ongoing work as a member of the Veterans Affairs committee in providing medical services to veterans.

November 27, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KHP reports injury accidents, one fatal

Icy roads contributed to injury accidents in central Kansas, including a fatal rollover Thanksgiving Day in Hodgeman County. Kansas Highway Patrol responded to that accident, and to an injury accident Thursday in Ness County. There was also an injury accident Friday in Russell County.

November 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Winter warnings for Great Bend

A winter storm hit Great Bend Thursday afternoon and continuing throughout the weekend.

November 27, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


​Touched by Cancer members to celebrate Christmas

Touched by Cancer support group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend. Third and fourth graders from Jefferson Elementary school will spread some Christmas cheer by singing carols to the group, HCC patients, caregivers and staff. Candy canes will be distributed to all.

November 27, 2015 | | Local News


​Crafters World offers free art classes for kids

Lynn Benefield from Crafters World will offer free art classes for children 6-18 years old on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. Classes are 45 minutes long.

November 27, 2015 | | Local News


Photography contest winners show their fall colors

Five winners have been announced in the Great Bend Tree Board's annual Trick or Tree photography contest.

November 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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BCSO makes second ‘sexting’ arrest this month

For the second time this month, a Great Bend man has been arrested on suspicion of sexting.

June 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sunflower Diversified to observe 50 years

Sunflower Diversified Services will celebrate 50 years in service Saturday at its Westside Market. 5523 10th St. There will be free hot dogs, chips and ...

June 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County honored for immunization efforts

Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider attended the State Immunization Conference in Salina where the county received an award for "Outstanding Effort in Turning Around ...

June 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council offers goals for city

Coming off their tour of city facilities June 13, Great Bend City Council members Monday night took time to outline their goals for the upcoming ...

June 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BIKE & BUILD

ST. JOHN - Samanatha Seldon wore her thick coat of dirt like a badge of honor.

June 21, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Early education screening

A free developmental screening for children from birth to 5 years old will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on June 29, at ...

June 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


United Way Volunteers Frame Elementary School Winners Posters

Every year United Way Director, Julie Bugner-Smith speaks to the 5th graders in Barton and Pawnee County about the Community Partners UWCK funds and how ...

June 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Council OKs proceeding with water line improvement bonds

Citing the long-running need to revamp the city's water system, the Great Bend City Council Monday night gave a green light to proceed with ...

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Accident victim recovering

WICHITA - The driver of a Chrysler Sebring is recovering from injuries at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita.

June 20, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Toll free legislative hotline available to Kansas residents

With the 2016 special session of the Kansas legislature about to begin, Kansas residents can ask questions about legislation, legislative procedure, state government and more ...

June 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dove Chevrolet, Buick & Cadillac

June 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


With zika virus cases in Kansas, local residents should take care

Although none were in in Barton County, there have been four confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne zika virus in Kansas, Barton County Health Director Shelly ...

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission tables HR job decision, again

Monday morning marked the second time the Barton County Commission tabled discussion on the controversial hiring of a human resources manager. It also marked the ...

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County receives grant to bolster bike, pedestrian safety

It was a welcome gift coming at a time when Barton County officials face a tight budget year.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Historical Society program

Barton County Historical Society will host a program on at 7:30 p.m. on June 22. The speaker, sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council ...

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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