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Burglars caught after fleeing police

According to the Great Bend Police Department, on Friday at approximately 11 a.m., Great Bend Police Officers were dispatched to 2222 Jackson St. in reference to a burglary in progress.

November 09, 2015 | | Local News


County employee recognized for helping accident victim

On Aug. 19, Barton County Road and Bridge Department employee Eric Johnson was on the job northeast of Great Bend when he became one of the first on the scene of an accident.

November 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBRC will host a Stop ‘N Learn Session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Society For Creative Anachronisum" on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 12–1 p.m., at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th. The Society for Creative Anachronisum is an international organization dedicated to researching and recreating the sills and traditions of the pre-17th-century Europe. Members take part in a variety of activities, including costuming, metalwork, woodworking, music, dance, calligraphy, fiber art and much more. Members of the local chapter will be on hand to talk and share some information about some of these topics ...

November 09, 2015 | | Local News


Public invited to vet memorial dedication

The Barton County commissioners and the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee are inviting the public to attend the dedication of the first Golden Belt Veterans Memorial stone at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Veterans Day.

November 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


October Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

November 08, 2015 | | Local News


Stache Dash

November 07, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


House fire in Great Bend

According to the Great Bend Fire Department, at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, units responded to a report of smoke coming from the attic of 1220 Taft. Upon arrival the first unit reported heavy smoke was showing. No one was inside at the time of the fire. The first in crews were able to get the family dog out of the structure. There was light smoke on the main floor and as the crews made their way to the upstairs they encountered heavy smoke, heat and fire. They fought the fire as much as they were able to inside ...

November 07, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Veterans Appreciation Day a success

Veterans of all ages came out and enjoyed their appreciation day that was hosted by Waters True Value and P and S Security on Saturday.

November 07, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Centennial Celebration for the Rifleman

A nice size crowd came out for the Centennial Celebration for the Rifleman on Saturday.

November 07, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBCT rehearsal photos

Rehearsal photos for the Great Bend Community Theatre production " 'Till Beth Do Us Part," coming to the Crest Theater Nov. 12-15.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Tickets available for Tastes of the Town

The Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation will host Tastes of the Town, a benefit dinner/auction for the school district, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Great Bend Events Center, 3007 10th St. Guests will sample cuisine from around Great Bend with a walking dinner featuring five different caterers.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News


​Celebration of life for Skip Yowell

Great Bend High School Hall of Fame member Skip Yowell passed away in October, and a celebration of life will be held in his memory from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News


Feist recommends hospice, raises awareness during special month

When the doctor recommended home-health services and ultimately hospice care, Frank and Linda Feist of Great Bend were leery about the idea.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News


Community shows support for new St. Rose Health Center

The community gave St. Rose Health Center a hearty welcome Wednesday evening at the facility's grand opening and Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, said Mark Mingenback, director of public relations and marketing.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News


Willems wants another year at library

Harry Willems, director of the Great Bend Public Library and Central Kansas Library System, may not retire next year as previously announced. The GBPL Board of Directors will meet at 4:45 p.m. Monday and one item on the agenda is a request from Willems to change his retirement date to 2017.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Program helps residents ‘beat the heat’

With the high temperatures of late, many residents take air conditioning for granted. However, there may be those in the community who don't have ...

July 22, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Town hall meeting planned to discuss St. John sales tax question

ST. JOHN – The public is invited to a town hall meeting of the St. John City Council starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 ...

July 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Headed in a new direction

Change comes in many forms and one form of change is heading in a new direction and taking a different path and this exactly what ...

July 22, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local law enforcement seeks the publics help

The Great Bend Police Department was dispatched to the Travelodge at 3200 10th Street in reference to an armed robbery at 3:45 a.m ...

July 22, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Ag committee divides Congressional candidates

BY JIM MISUNAS

July 22, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Audit on commission agenda Monday morning

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the ...

July 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Johnson: Cuts would destroy avenues to Sunflower clients' independence

When state and federal officials learn what Jim Johnson thinks of proposed funding changes, they will have no doubt about his position.

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Incredible Years Preschool enrollment open now

Parents who want to take advantage of the comprehensive curriculum at Incredible Years Preschool are encouraged to enroll their youngsters soon, Director Shari Schneider said.

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC trustees ready to publish budget

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees is set to approve a proposed budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in ...

July 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senate candidates introduce themselves

All three candidates for senator of Kansas District 33 supplied information about themselves for a handout distributed at the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum.

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


State Senate candidates weigh in

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Godmothers help women of all ages

The Prairie Godmothers group is known for its motto of "Women Helping Women," and that means women of all ages. To help make it known ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer projects underway at USD 428

Before windows were replaced at the Washington Early Education Center this summer, it was possible to look into a classroom through a crack under the ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood Library awarded 3-D printer

Wednesday, July 13, participants in the Ellinwood School/Community Library summer reading program who attended the Summer Library Celebration had the opportunity to see the ...

July 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | 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 ...

July 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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