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Great Bend to celebrate June Jaunt

Great Bend has a full schedule of events for the fifth annual June Jaunt. The Barton County courthouse square, known as Jack Kilby Square, is just one location for entertainment. For more information contract Christina Hayes, community coordinator, at 620-793-4111. The schedule includes:

June 01, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Slate of primary candidates finalized

Noon Wednesday was the deadline for candidates to file their intents to run in advance of the Aug. 2 primary election. Below is the list of those who have filed in Barton County.

June 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quilts of Valor

The Golden Plains Quilts of Valor group presented quilts to area veterans at the American Legion Post No. 180 in Great Bend on Friday, May 27, 2016.

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Once thought to be a passenger, driver in fatal wreck charged

The initial investigation into a May 15 fatal wreck indicated the deceased, Jacob D. Kinney of Great Bend, was driving. However, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said authorities now believe that is not the case.

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, 250 W 9th Street, Hoisington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Mike Fortkamp with greeters Dale Hogg and Gaila Nielsen. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ONCE BITTEN, TWICE ...

Barton County is seeing an upswing in rabies-related dog bite investigations. This concerns county Health Director Shelly Schneider who said her office is spending about 20 hours a week on these cases.

May 31, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Area teen drowns at Kanopolis Lake

ELLSWORTH - A 17-year-old boy drowned Saturday while swimming at Kanopolis State Park. It happened at the park's South Shore swimming area.

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City property damaged on Friday

At 11 p.m. on Friday, Barton County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the south side of the Arkansas River for reports of a intoxicated person operating a front end loader and destroying property.

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A DAY TO REMEMBER

Memorial Day is a day to remember the fallen soldiers that charged into battle and made that ultimate sacrifice for America. This is what the community did Monday morning during the Memorial Day Service held at Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery.

May 30, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


State genealogy conference coming to Hays

HAYS - Registration is open now through June 1 for the 42nd Annual KCGS Genealogy conference, hosted by the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies and co-hosted by the Ellis County Historical Society.

May 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Craft beer expo, barbecue and cycling

The inaugural Bike Brew Q event in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is set for July 30 at the Great Bend Expo Complex. The event features three staples of summer: cycling, barbecue and craft beer. Cycling is optional. Tickets will be available beginning June 6 at bikebrewq.com. The Bike Brew Q team has partnered with the CFF to put on this official, sanctioned benefit.

May 30, 2016 | BY JOE VINDUSKA Special to the Tribune | Local News


Summer reading program engages mind and body

Great Bend Public Library's Summer Reading Program kicks off Wednesday, June 1, at the library, 1409 Williams. This summer children, teens and adults will be encouraged to engage is healthy activity in addition to taking time to read.

May 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer food service program ready to roll

Great Bend's five elementary schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to anyone who is 18 years old or younger this summer, starting Tuesday.

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Senior citizens encouraged to apply for checks to use at markets

The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is providing low-income seniors who meet age and income requirements with $30 in checks to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from authorized farmers at local participating farmers markets June 1 through Nov. 1. Checks are available in $5 increments.

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market opens Friday

Ready to taste that first mouth-watering tomato freshly picked from the vine? Or those early sweet peas, squash and green beans? Then the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market will be the place to be, starting on Friday, June 3. The kickoff will happen at the June Jaunt events at Jack Kilby Square. After that, it will continue on Thursday evenings in conjunction with the Great Bend City Band Summer Concert series.

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Kansas Silver Haired Legislature elections to be held March 15

The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature, (KSHL) is a unicameral legislature consisting of 125 representatives from across Kansas. They come together annually in Topeka to discuss ...

January 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Billboards do benefit communities

Over 6,000 motorists westbound on I-70 near Manhattan each day will see what Great Bend has to offer, thanks to a planned billboard at ...

January 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 4-6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office ...

January 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Plans continue for GBPD remodeling

Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch and City Administrator Howard Partington have met several times in the last several weeks to discuss options for the ...

January 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission hires new county counselor

Legal representation was on the minds of Barton County commissioners Tuesday morning as they approved contracting with Carey Hipp as the county councilor and were ...

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas CASA at the Great Bend Public Library basement, 1409 Williams, at 9 ...

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lyons convicted on 2016 stabbing charge

A 29-year-old man involved in a stabbing that occurred in Great Bend last June was convicted of aggravated battery on Thursday, Jan. 12, Barton County ...

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

Sure, this weekend's ice story was messy, treacherous and expensive, but it could have been much worse, Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale ...

January 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Weekend storm recap

The Golden Belt ground, or rather slid, to a halt this past weekend as what some called "icemageddon" coated the region with thick layer of ...

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Court of Appeals upholds drug sentence

The Kansas Court of Appeals has upheld the 14-year sentence for Christopher Wilson, who was convicted by a Barton County jury in 2012 of aiding ...

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Survey seeks input on USD 428 facilities

Great Bend USD 428 officials are turning to the community for input on long-range facility needs.

January 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zinn to leave City Council

Mike Zinn tried to make it to the end of his current term on the Great Bend City Council that ends in November.

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City gets new clerk/finance officer

The City of Great Bend has a new city clerk/finance director. The City Council Monday night confirmed Mayor Mike Allison's appointment of Shawna ...

January 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Emergency shelter opens in southwest Kansas

DODGE CITY - The Red Cross jointly opened a shelter with the Salvation Army at Dodge County Community College in Dodge City on Monday in response ...

January 16, 2017 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Fundraiser for injured hunter planned

There will be a benefit fundraiser for Brandi Jecha starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Great Bend Elks Club, 1120 Kansas ...

January 15, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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