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Diva Day benefits Relay for Life

Ladies can pamper themselves and just have fun or do some serious shopping during Diva Day, going on from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th St. Admission is free.

October 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Too much of a good thing

For area farmers and grain handlers, fall 2016 is amounting to a perfect storm.

October 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo news: Lemur exhibit opening soon

It has been awhile since visitors at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo have been able to view ring-tailed lemurs, but those animals will be moving into an exhibit area this week and ready for public viewing later this month.

October 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Students help update museum

Using the minds of tomorrows leaders is a great way to bring new light to a outdated venue and this is exactly what the Kansas Oil and Gas Museum will be doing throughout the first semester of school.

October 06, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton celebrates inmate success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Desmund Cantu has been incarcerated for four years, since he was 19 years old, and he, like 97 percent of all inmates in the US, will be released. Cantu has less than two years left in his sentence.

October 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Oct. 5

October 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City rethinking tax rebate programs

The Kansas Attorney General approved the 2016 Neighborhood Revitalization Agreement on Sept. 20, City Attorney Bob Suelter told the Great Bend City Council Monday night. Looking at the agreement, city officials may not want to take part in the program in the future.

October 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Second Veterans Memorial stone in place

The second stone engraved with the names of veterans with ties to Barton County was set in place at the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial last Tuesday. There are plans for an official dedication on Veterans Day Nov. 11.

October 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Success stories

By hearing the testimony of local offenders who have either completed or are still completing their involvement with Central Kansas Community Corrections, Barton County Commissioners Wednesday morning got a glimpse into the success of a program designed to keep folks from entering prison, as well as the challenges it faces.

October 06, 2016 | 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 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 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Angels Among Us

Anniversaries are an important part of people's daily life, but for a group of women that have served people throughout their lives that gathered on Tuesday, it was a special time together.

October 05, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


At the Mike

October is here. If I were to rank the months, October would be near the top. It is a fun month.

October 05, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Commission OKs co-op zoning request

The Barton County Commission Wednesday morning OKed a zoning amendment requested by the Great Bend Cooperative Association, paving the way for the co-op to build two large temporary grain storage bunks at Pawnee Rock.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Rosewood Rodeo with free family entertainment coming to Expo III Oct. 8

Where can families go to enjoy a free, fun rodeo experience for their children? They can attend the 12th Annual Rosewood Rodeo, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 8, at the Great Bend Expo III Arena, two miles west on 10th and Patton Road.

October 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned Police report

Larned Police report - Oct. 4

October 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Council votes to suspend Chief Couch

The Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay effective immediately "with potential for termination." The decision split ...

July 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC trustees prepare to publish budget

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is expected to approve a proposed budget for publication when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Garage lost in fire

A controlled burn that got out of control Saturday afternoon destroyed a garage in rural Claflin. The fire at 921 NE 140 Ave. was reported ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Burglaries reported in neighborhood

Several Great Bend residents in a one-block area awoke last Friday to find someone had entered their property overnight.

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two arrested on aggravated battery charges

Two people were arrested on aggravated battery charges after Great Bend Police Department officers were dispatched to 2919 Gano St. at 12:45 a.m ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Library law change has CKLS turning to commissioners

Thanks to the recent passage of HB 2102, which went into effect July 1, the governor will no longer be called on to appoint members ...

July 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HOT SHOTS: 4-H at shooting nationals

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Three Barton County teenagers were among the 712 4-H members, representing 34 states, at the 2017 National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships held ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Historical weaver teaches tradition

During a weaving demonstration Friday at the Great Bend Public Library, Terry Asper described some of the looms used throughout history.

July 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO to offer concealed carry class

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, Aug. 5. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Legion Auxiliary plans Hawaiian Luau

The American Legion Auxiliary in Great Bend will hold its seventh annual Hawaiian Luau fundraiser on Saturday, July 29, at Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave ...

July 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New attraction at Sunflower Diversified's pancake dinner

A new addition to the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake feed will result in prizes for several lucky raffle winners, said Connie Oetken, the non-profit ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Council to hold special meeting Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda calls ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

July 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Frey to speak on Climate Reality Project

ST. JOHN - A representative from the Climate Reality Project will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, in the annex building of the Stafford ...

July 22, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barnett proud of state’s ag tradition

Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett seemed comfortable in jeans and cowboy boots, and at home touring Great Bend Feeding

July 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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