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Walk Kansas starts April 3

Teams are forming and registration is open for the 2016 Walk Kansas program, which this year runs April 3 through May 28. It is open to all Kansans across the state.

March 18, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Huelskamp staff to host tax concerns office hours in Great Bend March 22

Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that a staff representative specializing in IRS casework from his Hutchinson office will be available in Great Bend from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 22, at Front Door Community Center. During these office hours, Huelskamp's staff representative will be available to meet individually with taxpayers to learn about their concerns and to serve as a resource for constituents struggling to navigate bureaucratic red tape. Constituents seeking assistance are encouraged to schedule an appointment by contacting Congressman Huelskamp's Hutchinson office at 620-665-6138.

March 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Service Van coming to Great Bend

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Service Van will be in Great Bend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at the Kansas Workforce Center, 1025 Main Street, Great Bend.

March 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Legislators coming to Hoisington

The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Coffee Saturday, March 19 at the Hoisington Activity Center meeting room at 10 a.m.

March 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


HISTORY LESSON

FORT LARNED - There's no doubt that blacksmith Pete Bethke was the star of the show.

March 17, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Museum celebrates women, black history

The Barton County Historical Society Village and Museum was originally conceived as a tribute to "man on the plains," but the current exhibit pays tribute to women. There also an exhibit dedicated to African Americans with ties to Barton County.

March 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Flood plain mapping project progressing

County Engineer Barry McManaman attended the Cow Creek Working Group meeting on March 8, the on-going Kansas Division of Water Resources project involving the Cow Creek Watershed.

March 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GREAT to show 'The 11th Hour'

The Grass Roots Environmental Advocacy Team (GREAT) will present "The 11th Hour," a two-hour environmental documentary produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, in Great Bend and Larned.

March 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


​BCC trustees to look at tuition

Tuition and fees for 2017 are on the agenda of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees. The board will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

March 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Ashley Reddig is only 10 years old and a fifth grader at Great Bend's Holy Family School. But, she is already understanding the importance of volunteerism and helping others.

March 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


My BackYard Playground enhancements planned

Great Bend High School students will help install additional hardwood mulch next month at the My BackYard playground, Great Bend Recreation Commission board members learned Monday.

March 15, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Hoisington City Council discusses grant hurdles

Hoisington EMS Director Scott Fleming shared news with the city council Monday evening concerning the status of a grant requested from the Kansas Board of EMS to replace a monitor on the city's second-out truck. The original application was for the purchase price of a Zoll M-Series monitor for $31,804.77. The grant application requested a split of 75-25, with the city's share to be $7,915.19. Fleming reported the Board of EMS had contacted him to determine if the city would be willing to accept a reduced grant of $20,000 if it were offered ...

March 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBRC held monthly meeting on Monday

There were a few new items on the agenda at the Great Bend Recreation Commission meeting on Monday.

March 15, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Big Rural Brainstormers learn civic engagement ‘not a big thing’

Civic engagement is vital to Kansas' rural communities. That was the driving theme behind the 2016 Big Rural Brainstorm, sponsored through the Kansas Sampler Foundation, that was held last Monday at Newton's Meridian Event Center. People from all walks of life with a passion for breathing new life into small towns from every corner of the state converged to share ideas and knowledge about what has worked and what hasn't for economic development, preservation, and community building in their areas. But for many, the idea of civic engagement was both foreboding and foreign. This year, the BRB focused ...

March 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Libraries at risk over HB 2719

Great Bend is home to the Central Kansas Library System, CKLS, which operates out of the same building as the Great Bend Public Library. It is one of seven regional library systems in the state. A late bill that the Kansas House is considering now could spell the elimination of this and the other six library systems in the state.

March 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Tree of Life benefits hospice patients at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice

While the Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed ...

December 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Holiday hiring strong statewide, nationwide

TOPEKA – With the holiday seasonal hiring leading the way, Kansas' October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, the same rate that was reported ...

December 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Santas Around The World’ exhibit open through Dec. 23

This time of year, a question usually arises about the 'Santas Around The World' exhibit located in downtown Great Bend. Are there 23 or 24 ...

December 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

December 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

December 01, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CLAFLIN TRADITION GROWING

CLAFLIN - Preparations have begun in Claflin for the town's annual Christmas Tree lighting and holiday festival Sunday, Dec. 4. Different this year will be ...

November 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sen. Moran's office has tickets to Presidential Inauguration

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will be offering a limited number of tickets to Kansans for the inauguration ceremony of the 45th President ...

November 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Spotlight in garage starts fire

A double-car detached garage sustained an estimated $8,000 in damage Wednesday after a fire broke out at 64 NE 21 Road.

November 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to tour bus barn

Members of the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education plan to tour the district bus barn at 12th and Williams St. at noon Tuesday ...

November 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo news: New species arrives at zoo

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo continues to work with the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums on species preservation and quality care. Although the ...

November 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GIVING TUESDAY GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Golden Belt Community Foundation celebrated their 20th anniversary with $20,000 in grants for community projects at our Giving Tuesday event. Four projects from each ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Giving Tuesday has passed, but giving continues

Tuesday was Giving Tuesday, a day set aside to shift the focus from holiday shopping to holiday giving.

November 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Sixteen veterans were presented Quilts of Valor on Nov. 25, 2016, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. The Golden Plains Quilts ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honor Band

Great Bend High School band students were recently selected for the Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association Honor Band that will meet on Saturday, Dec. 3 ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lar gibbon added to zoo

A new animal arrived recently at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. "Zito" is a 22-year-old Lar gibbon, which is also a new species for ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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