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A classic auto auction coming to Great Bend

The second-annual F&E Collector Auto Auction is an event that no auto enthusiast will want to miss, organizers said. This event is presented by The City of Great Bend and Carr Auction & Real Estate Inc.

September 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Miller on hunt for runway dollars

For the past two years, the City of Great Bend has been preparing to rebuild the primary runway at the Great Bend Municipal Airport. That project will happen in 2019. Already, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has promised to pay 90 percent of the cost, but only for the first 5,550 feet. With an additional 2,351 feet remaining, Great Bend could lose its status as a mid-America fuel stop if funding for the final stretch isn't found. Earlier this month, Great Bend Municipal Airport Manager Martin Miller traveled to Topeka to present a grant proposal to a ...

September 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Drone Club expands students' horizons

Fifth grader Jasmine Figaroa was a featured speaker at Thursday's school board meeting, sharing a video she made in Park School's Drone Club.

September 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Marshall, Roberts: Tax plan good for Kansas

WASHINGTON - As the winners and losers under President Donald Trump's massive, $5 trillion tax overhaul announced Wednesday were parsed, congressional lawmakers met to discuss the proposed blueprint for rewriting the tax code and what their next step would be.

September 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Autumn brings a new meaning to travel

Fall is a time for exploration and travel and right here in Great Bend and Barton County there are plenty of things for the family to see and do and a great way to get outdoors to enjoy the cool weather.

September 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


REACHING THE CENTURY MARK

As plans are in the works to mark the Barton County Courthouse's centennial in 2018, plans are also underway to make long-needed repairs to the venerable structure.

September 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Vocal instructor brings experience, culture to Barton Community College; husband to teach guitar

They're jacks of all trades, but they might just be masters too. Barton's new vocal instructor Sara Oberle and her husband Curtis, who will teach guitar lessons, bring as much depth as breadth to their respective areas of expertise.

September 27, 2017 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Ready for GBHS Homecoming

Great Bend High School Homecoming Royalty candidates pose for a group photo. The girls are: Candice Smith, Courtney Barton, Audrey Muth, Parker Smith, Ashlyn Prescott, Dominique Burrow, Calista Long, Olivia Mull, Maria Miranda and Paige Lamb; the boys: Sam Hall, Brock Blessing, Aaron Stein, Ty Esfeld, Aaron Clark, Luke Moore, Max Jerke, Bryce Brown, Gage Fritz and Jesse DeLeon.

September 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fly Kansas Tour gets underway Thursday

The 2017 Fly Kansas Air Tour lifts off from Wellington Thursday for a three-day, 10-city celebration of Kansas aviation.

September 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘Inspiration of Broadway’ opens Community Concert season

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "The Inspiration of Broadway" as the first concert of its new season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BartOnline launches ADA approved website

A new version of Barton Community College's "BartOnline.org" website was created with the Americans with Disabilities Act in mind. The site, which is more accessible for people with vision impairments, is scheduled to launch Wednesday.

September 26, 2017 | BartOnline launches ADA approved website | Local News


Noon Lions selling tickets for annual spaghetti feed

The Great Bend Noon Lions Club will host their 33rd annual spaghetti feed on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, located at 1120 Kansas Ave. Dine-in or carry-out will be available. Tickets are $5 and available from members or at the door.

September 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


photos from Fort Larned

Photos taken by Janet Fleske during the naturalization ceremony, Friday, Sept. 22, at Fort Larned National Historic Site.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Naturalization ceremony held at Ft Larned

FORT LARNED - The Fort Larned National Historic Site was the setting for 32 people to become citizens of the United States of America in a naturalization ceremony on a hot and windy Friday afternoon. They came from as far away as Nigeria, China and Vietnam, or as near as Mexico and Canada.

September 25, 2017 | By Janet Fleske Special to the Tribune | Local News


‘China a strong partner,’ Marshall says

Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., hosted a conference call with reporters Monday morning, Sept. 25. The conversation largely focused on his return from a Congressional Delegation to China. He has been part of two other international delegations, one to Cuba and one to Israel, both with a focus on opening additional trade agreements for U.S. exports. This trip, sponsored by the nonprofit National Committee on United States - China Relations, focused largely on trade and national security.

September 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Commission backs recycling efforts

Barton County's recycling efforts and the need to extend the County Landfill's lifespan were on the minds of Barton County commissioners Monday morning.

June 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Women for Kansas to show documentary

The documentary, "Merchants of Doubt," will be shown during the Women for Kansas Barton County Chapter at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at ...

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Long days of harvest in full swing

Wheat harvest is underway in Barton and Pawnee counties with reports of average bushels being harvested.

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Musical petting zoo planned

On Thursday, the Great Bend City Band in conjunction with A440 and the Great Bend Public Library, will co-host an "Instrument Petting Zoo."

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Plains State Bank to host weekly Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Plains State Bank, 800 Coolidge Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

June 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Another Bailey

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Police Sgt. Chance Bailey attended the Ellinwood City Council meeting on June 12, where, following a 10 minute executive session, he was recommended ...

June 19, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Marking historical roots

Great Bend Rotarian Pat Cale told the City Council Monday night the unique but stately 70-plus-year-old ginkgo tree at the north end of the Barton ...

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sheriff’s Office watching intersection north of Great Bend

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told the Barton County Commission Monday morning his deputies have been running selective enforcement at the North Washington/30 Road ...

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A dose of reality

It's been a bitter pill to swallow, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir told county commissioners Monday morning.

June 18, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Printmaking, a many-layered art form, Morgan explains

BY VERONICA COONS

June 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City water quality report available

The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2017 is now available, said Utilities Superintendent, Michael Bader. However, the brochure will ...

June 16, 2018 | 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.

June 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood moving ahead with community improvements

ELLINWOOD - The city council meeting held Monday night included several meaningful discussion that showed progress towards transformation into a 21st century visitor-friendly community.

June 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


They’re at it again

Just like wheat harvest and high temperatures, the Barton County Road and Bridge Departments annual ritual of working on county blacktops is a rite of ...

June 14, 2018 | 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 ...

June 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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