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​Record turnout for Halloween costumes

The Kiwanis Club's fourth annual Halloween Costume Drive drew a record crowd last Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library, club member Barb Esfeld said.

October 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Women recovering from pitbull attack

The prognosis wasn't great when doctors examined Shelly Leroy's mauled arm last August. On July 31, she was attacked at home by her own dog, a pit-bull named Sam that until that day had never shown aggression.

October 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


All-Star Cheer Team continues Argonne Rebels tradition

The Argonne Rebels tradition lives on. Its latest incarnation is the Argonne Rebels All-Star Cheer Team, a program for youths 6-14 years old from Barton and Pawnee counties.

October 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC hosting Defensive Driving Course

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Barton County Farm Bureau will be hosting a "Defensive Driving Course" on Monday, Nov. 16 thru Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, located at 2715 18th Street. This class will be taught by Steve Billinger, Barton County Sheriff's Department. After participants attend this course, most insurance companies will lower premiums for participants that receive certificates at the end of the class. Participants must attend both days to complete the course. To register or for more information, call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 ...

October 22, 2015 | | Local News


GBRC hosting Halloween party

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a "Halloween Party" on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 1-2 p.m., at the Senior Center located at 2005 Kansas Avenue. Dress up in costume, if you would like, and join friends for an afternoon of spooky fun, refreshments, and entertainment by a Jefferson grade school class. For more information, call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 or e-mail us at recreation@gbrc.kscoxmail.com.

October 22, 2015 | | 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 a recognition of long-time county employees, the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial dedication and a report from Central Kansas Community Corrections.

October 22, 2015 | | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

October 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Restoration begins on 'The Rifleman'

"The Rifleman" stands on the north side of the Barton County Courthouse, vigilantly facing south to protect the Union. Before the sculpture of a Civil War soldier turns 100 years old in November it is getting a professional makeover.

October 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Report highlights BCC success

Barton Community College's 2015 "Community Report" is hot off the press, Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman told members of the Great Bend Kiwanis on Wednesday. The annual report to BCC stakeholders highlights the college's progress and its vision for the future.

October 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC celebrates learning at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Passion, spirit and hope were frequently used words employed by numerous speakers to describe inmate learners at the 11th Annual Learning Celebration on Tuesday evening at Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News


GBRC host Shape Up Saturday exercise class

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming a new Shape Up Saturday exercise classes. So join, Dixie Divis and get your weekend off right with Shape Up Saturday. Designed to build strength, tone up and burn fat! This class will use a variety of equipment combined with intermittent cardio intervals for a total body shape up. Exercises can be modified to accommodate all fitness levels. This class will meet on Saturdays Oct. 24 through Dec. 12 from 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. for anyone 16 years old and older at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th ...

October 21, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Time to explore Great Bend

November will be Explore Great Bend month again and participating retailers will be ready to host a different event each Saturday of the month, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

October 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Being safe this Halloween

It is almost that time again for the goblins and ghouls to be roaming the streets of Great Bend.

October 21, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton County Health Department flu shot outreach scheduled

Barton County Health Department has scheduled community outreach for influenza and pneumonia vaccinations for Tuesday, Oct. 27, and Wednesday, Oct. 28. Department staff will be providing regular, high dose, and intranasal flu vaccine for adults and children and pneumonia vaccine on Oct. 27, at Susank Agco Corporation from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.; at Beaver Fire Station 10 - 11 a.m.; at Odin Store 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; and at Claflin Fire Station 1 - 2 p.m.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News


How low did it go? Online feature shows temperature lows for Kansas Freeze Monitor is a new part of

Farmers hoping to harvest before the first freeze are watching. And, parents deciding how to dress the kids for school are, too. Plenty of Kansans want to know how low the temperatures go.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News


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Ellinwood After Harvest Fest Parade announced

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Rotary Club in cooperation with the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce is in the process of organizing Ellinwood's After Harvest Festival parade ...

May 25, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 431 special called meeting held

HOISINGTON -- On Tuesday, May 24, the USD 431 Board of Eduction met in a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Notice of the ...

May 25, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


SAFE FOR NOW

Local officials Wednesday breathed a cautions sigh of relief, noting the area dodged a lot of bullets in the Tuesday night storm that raked much ...

May 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Red Cross urging blood donations

WICHITA - The American Red Cross urges blood donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Camp Hope registration deadline approaches

The registration deadline for Camp Hope, a summer camp for youth who have, or have had, cancer is approaching.

May 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Make a magical fairy garden

Where do fairies live? At your house in the fairy garden you'll create for them, during KWEC's fairy garden class, from 9:30-11 ...

May 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Key Leader scholarships available for teens

JUNCTION CITY - The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club will be taking high school students to Key Leader Camp, June 2-4 at Rock Springs 4-H Camp ...

May 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hit the road Jack

TOPEKA – Fueled by lower gas prices, the West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see 2.8 million or 13.5 ...

May 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Turn nature into art at workshop

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will offer a free craft workshop at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5.

May 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC on summer hours; closed Memorial Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

May 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Clark to lead BCC women's basketball

Alan Clark has been named head women's basketball coach for Barton Community College.

May 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Remember vets with an American Legion poppy

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion family in Great Bend invite the public to honor our fallen warriors and contribute to ...

May 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Storms move into Barton County

Trees and power lines were down in parts of Great Bend as the Tribune was preparing to go to press Tuesday evening.

May 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


College trustees approve contracts

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees approved contracts for administrators, management staff and head coaches Tuesday. Changes in staff included offering math instructor Brian ...

May 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


RSVP selling recycled floral decorations for Memorial Day

Looking for floral arrangements to decorate the graves of loved ones for Memorial Day? The Retired Senior Volunteer Program has an option for you.

May 24, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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