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Living the American Dream

Linh Reiter, owner of the Classic Inn restaurant in Great Bend, believes in the American Dream.

September 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


RSVP/VIA mark 9-11 anniversary

On the anniversary of the Sept. 11. 2001, attacks, Americans will unite in service in the same remarkable way that so many came together following that day. RSVP of Central Kansas is reaching out to the communities it serves to help those in need in the form of Emergency Food Packs for those who receive home-delivered meals through Meals On Wheels.

September 02, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Soar over to KWEC’s Butterfly festival

All things "butterfly" will be the focus of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 16.

September 01, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Reinstatement of police chief on council agenda

From reinstating suspended Police Chief Clifton Couch to filling a council vacancy and other city openings, several matters related to the recent shake-up at City Hall will be on the Great Bend City Council's agenda when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at the Great Bend Events Center.

September 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Reinstatement of police chief on council agenda

From reinstating suspended Police Chief Clifton Couch to filling a council vacancy and other city openings, several matters related to the recent shake-up at City Hall will be on the Great Bend City Council's agenda when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at the Great Bend Events Center.

September 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Brit Spaugh Zoo receives two female lion cubs

The City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo personnel announced Friday morning the addition of two female lions to the zoo.

September 01, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Congressman Roger Marshall comments on SNAP, growing jobs

(Editorial note: Monday, the Great Bend Tribune reported on the Congressman's Farm Bill listening tour stop in Haven. The bill touches many areas of American life, and there were many sides presented at that meeting. Here is our second report.)

September 01, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Wagner: Cheyenne Bottoms funded by hunters

The biggest misconception about Cheyenne Bottoms is thinking it is funded by tax dollars, Area Wildlife Manager Jason Wagner said. In reality, the wildlife area is "100 percent fee-funded."

August 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Memories Matter Bereavement Camp set for Sept. 23 in Great Bend

Sheryl Neeland has many years of experience relating to children as a USD 428 school counselor. But her contribution to the welfare of youngsters doesn't stop there.

August 31, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Oil and gas museum takes education a step further

The Kansas Oil and Gas Museum has teamed up with USD 428 to offer classes to 4th and 6th graders through a grant it received last November from the Golden Belt Community Foundation for the 2017 and 2018 school year.

August 31, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


World Shorebirds Day is Sept. 6

TOPEKA - The Nature Conservancy and Cheyenne Bottoms are preparing for World Shorebirds Day, Wednesday, Sept. 6.

August 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Manager discusses plans for Cheyenne Bottoms

The opening of teal season on Saturday, Sept. 9, could draw hundreds of hunters to the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. Last year, over 600 people came for the opening day, according to Jason Wagner, the new wildlife area manager at the state-owned portion of the Barton County marsh. Some 11,000 hunters were there during the season that runs from September to March, he added.

August 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Labor Day weekend activities set at Fort Larned National Historic Site

LARNED – Experience the excitement of a working frontier fort as Fort Larned National Historic Site hosts Labor Day Weekend activities Saturday through Monday. Living history demonstrations and activities will be held all three days of the event from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

August 31, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Local general election candidates listed

The Barton County Clerk's Office has announced the list of local candidates running in the Nov. 7 general election. On the ballot are a number of city, school and other local positions in Barton county, County Clerk Donna Zimmerman said.

August 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Filling vacancy on council agenda

On the agenda for the Great Bend City Council meeting Tuesday night is the vacancy created by the Aug. 15 resignation of Second Ward Councilman Wayne Henneke in the wake of the ongoing controversy engulfing the city and suspended Police Chief Cliff Couch. Also on the to-do list is the election of a new council president since Henneke had served in that capacity.

August 31, 2017 | | Local News


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Camp Hope is back

CAMP ALDRICH - Nine-year-old Bailey Thompson from Mulvane caught four little fish Tuesday morning before landing a "whopper," with the help of a Camp Hope volunteer.

June 20, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo promotes Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is an initiative that started in Australia that is now taking hold in the US and largely being promoted by zoos across ...

June 20, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Run-down house deemed unsafe

Indeed, the small, white ramshackle house at 819 Adams is an eyesore and potentially dangerous, the Great Bend City Council decided Monday night.

June 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City audit report a good one

It was welcome news for the Great Bend City Council Monday night as Vickie Dreiling of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball presented the city's ...

June 20, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The garden is a labor of live

Oh Oh. It's that time again. Fred has planted THE annual garden. I have helped very little. It's his project.

June 20, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local News


Waterline project ahead of schedule

Sure, the ongoing Great Bend waterline replacement project seems to be dragging on, leaving gaping holes in streets and snarling traffic. But, the City Council ...

June 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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


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