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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.

December 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Dictionaries from Rotary Club

Great Bend Rotarians, from left: Gary Burke, Brad Reed, Dr. William King and Mark Mingenback gather at Jefferson School on Wednesday to personally deliver age-appropriate dictionaries to third graders. The service organization gifts every third grader in Great Bend with his or her own dictionary.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Zoo news photos

Susan Thacker's photos were taken Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo News: New porcupine coming soon

The crested porcupine at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo may be going on a diet, Zoo Supervisor/Curator Sara Hamlin said Wednesday. "He is kind of a chunky monkey."

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned attorney shares Civil War research

Larned attorney Ron Smith is proud to tell people his law office "physically sits in the ruts of the old Santa Fe Trail." However, his passions are Territorial Kansas history and the era right after the Civil War.

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Suspects in shooting death make first appearance

Two Great Bend men had their first appearance in Barton County District Court Wednesday in connection with the Nov. 15 break-in that resulted in the shooting death of 23-year-old Aron Villegas.

December 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton Community College Planetarium to host holiday inspired full-dome movie “Season of Light”

In conjunction with the Shafer Gallery's "Holiday Open House," the Barton Planetarium will show a holiday and winter-inspired full-dome movie every hour from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Stories of Christmas Past

Editor's note: This holiday season, we invite you to share your holiday stories from Christmases past, starting off the series with a story of our own. We hope it shakes loose your own indelible holiday memories.

December 02, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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 away.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Ellinwood Rotary Community Splash Pad project receives $500 From Midwest Energy Community Fund

The Ellinwood Rotary/Community Splash pad project received a $500 donation from the Midwest Energy Community Fund spring disbursement. These funds will be used to help pay for the building of a splash pad in the city of Ellinwood near the municipal pool. A splash pad will provide hours of safe water fun to many young children and families within Ellinwood and surrounding communities. It will be the first splash pad built in Barton County.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Senior Corps Volunteers recognized for their service

Delores Burgardt of Great Bend and Judi Welch of Larned were honored for their community service at the In-service meeting and holiday Luncheon held in November. Welch has served five years a Foster Grandparent volunteer and Burgardt was honored for four years as a Senior Companion.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Melinda Kurth. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Giving Tuesday photos

Taken Dec. 1 in Great Bend during Giving Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Gifts pour in on Giving Tuesday

Anyone who was tired of leftover turkey, excess shopping and icy sidewalks had plenty to be thankful for on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1. The Golden Belt Community Foundation received hundreds of donations for 66 local organizational endowment funds.

December 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Christmas parade won’t be rescheduled

The Great Bend Home for the Holidays Parade, canceled this past Saturday due to the ice storm, will not be rescheduled for this winter, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said Tuesday afternoon.

December 01, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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UWCK thanks county for setting the pace

Earlier this year, Barton County was named a Pacesetter contributor by the United Way of Central Kansas. On Monday morning, the County Commission was thanked ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dena Popp appointed 911 director

Dena Popp was named director of Barton County 911/Communications at Monday's county commission meeting. It was an appointment at least one commissioner said ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jobless numbers continue upward

TOPEKA - The state's July seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, the Kansas Department of Labor reported Friday. This was up from 3 ...

August 22, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


BCC trustees meet Tuesday

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the ...

August 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend woman injured in accident

STAFFORD COUNTY - A Great Bend woman was transported to the Central Kansas Medical Center with possible injuries after the pickup she was driving rolled over ...

August 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Car chase ends in crash in Ellsworth County

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a vehicle chase that ended in a crash at 10:48 p.m. on Thursday.

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend resident plays in Mozart Festival

Local Great Bend Resident that now lives in Texas performed at Mozart Festival in San Antonio, Texas.

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local paramedic receives prestigious award

Being recognized for your hard work, leadership skills and a job well done can be seen through many different eyes, but it only takes one ...

August 19, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


‘Wild Places’ close to home

George Frazier says his new book, "The Last Wild Places of Kansas," isn't a guide, but it may lead readers to explore some places ...

August 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Party in the Park worth the effort

Sure, it takes a lot of work to throw an event like the City of Great Bend's Party in the Park. But, Community Coordinator ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

August 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Baton named CDL test site

Industry demand has driven continued expansion of the Barton Community College Commercial Driver's License program. Barton is now an official test site and a ...

August 18, 2016 | BY BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


The movies are over, but the fresh veggies remain for now

The free summer outdoor movie series is over, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington said. This year the city put more movies on Friday nights ...

August 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Angel hired to lead Family Crisis Center

On August 16th The Family Crisis Center Board unanimously voted to hire Rachel Angel as the new Executive Director.

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Meet the Panthers on Sunday

The Panther Booster Club will host its first community-wide Meet the Panthers event at 5 p.m. Sunday at the band shell in Jack Kilby ...

August 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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