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Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo loses a fan favorite “Spidey” the spider monkey

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is mourning the loss of Spidey, possibly the world's second oldest spider monkey. Spidey was found non-responsive with an extremely low heart rate by zoo keepers first thing Monday morning.

October 19, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo loses a fan favorite ‘Spidey’ the spider monkey

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is mourning the loss of Spidey, the world's second oldest spider monkey. Spidey was found non-responsive with an extremely low heartrate by zoo keepers first thing Monday morning.

October 19, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee to meet in St. John

The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin as well as the state.

October 18, 2015 | | Local News


Huelskamp welcomes local veterans on Honor Flight

Last week, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) welcomed many Veterans from Kansas to their Honor Flight, including local Don Chalfant from Great Bend. Mr. Chalfant served in the U.S. Army.

October 18, 2015 | | Local News


Pumpkin sales help church missions

Buying a pumpkin for a jack o'lantern can be as simple as adding it to the family shopping list, or it can become an event.

October 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, water line improvements and the city's snow policy.

October 17, 2015 | | 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 Oil and Gas Depletion Fund transfers, the 2015 tax sale and Kansas immunization rates for the human papilloma virus.

October 17, 2015 | | Local News


Local man receives the Patriot Award

Patriot: a person who vigorously supports his or her country and is prepared to defend it against all enemies foreign or domestic.

October 16, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Bypass to be closed starting Monday

The 281 Bypass will be closed to traffic starting sometime Monday, Great Bend city officials said Friday.

October 16, 2015 | | Local News


Prairie Land Food partners with First United Methodist Church

Prairie Land Food, operating out of First United Methodist Church at 2123 Forest Ave., is offering the public a chance to save on the "Holiday Dinner" package just in time for Thanksgiving. Orders will be taken between Oct. 24 and Nov. 10 for the special which includes a 12 to 14 lb. whole, uncooked turkey, sweet potatoes, potatoes, onlions, carrots, celery, oranges, apples and a 10-inch 38 oz. pumpkin pie. The cost for everything is $35, and will be available for pick-up on Friday, Nov. 20. Large orders from groups or organizations will also be accepted through Nov. 10.

October 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBCF accepting grant applications

Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications are now being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories. Detailed grant guidelines can be found online.

October 16, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County LEPC meeting

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a discussion about the 2015 Training and Exercise Planning Workshop, discussion on by-laws change, and recruitment of LEPC members for 2016.

October 16, 2015 | | Local News


Next St. Rose Health Center blood screenings set for Oct. 24

Staff members and volunteers at St. Rose Health Center are ready for their next walk-in blood screening, which is open to the public. The event is scheduled for 6:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at St. Rose.

October 15, 2015 | | Local News


Early birds get T-shirts for GBFD run-walk

The Great Bend Fire Department's annual run-walk for MDA will add chipped timers this year, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said. The Nov. 7 event, which offers 10K, 5K and one-mile distances, also has a fun new name: The Stache Dash, and participants are encouraged to wear or grow mustaches. Additional awards will be given for the best real and fake mustaches.

October 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Widows find 'Sisters of Hope' in support group

A support group for recently widowed women will form a new group later this month.

October 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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KDADS Appoints Superintendent of Larned State Hospital TOPEKA – Kansas Department for Aging and Dis

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Interim Secretary Tim Keck today appointed Bill Rein to be Superintendent of Larned State Hospital (LSH).

June 28, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Road Milling and Overlay on K-19 Highway in Pawnee and Stafford Counties

Starting the week of July 4th, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a 10 mile road milling and overlay project on K-19 Highway ...

June 28, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Sunflower earns county’s recycling grant

Jim Johnson wants to close the Barton County Landfill. Well, at least the Sunflower Diversified Services executive director wants to bolster the agency's recycling ...

June 28, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


4-H dog show marks start of fair

One often looked forward to event that marks the beginning of the Barton County Fair is the dog show. There is a reason it's ...

June 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Five taken to Stafford County Hospital after collision Saturday

STAFFORD COUNTY - Several people were taken to the hospital on Saturday, after a pickup pulled in front of a van at U.S. 50 and ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wire fraud attempt averted by First Kansas Bank

First Kansas Bank in Great Bend may have stopped a fraudulent money transfer last Friday. The Great Bend Police Department reports the bank received a ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A Bitter-sweet moment

After nearly two decades of service, 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services Director Laurie White will retire as of Thursday. The Barton County Commission Monday morning ...

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County’s disaster declaration may help other parts of Kansas

Although Barton County didn't experience any damage from the tornadoes, thunderstorms, heavy rains, flooding and flash flooding in May, the Barton County Commission Monday ...

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mosquito spraying to continue even longer

The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will extend its campaign to spray for mosquitoes for four more weeks. This Thursday was scheduled to ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC adds trustee transparency webpage

When the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Brandon Steinert, director of Public Relations & Marketing, will give a presentation ...

June 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Camp Hope ends on high note

Camp Hope-Heartland concluded Saturday and sponsors are already looking ahead to 2017. The free, week-long camp is for Kansas and Missouri children who have cancer ...

June 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton Community College to close for Independence Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day. Classes will resume and offices will reopen July 5.

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 to consider Lashley for coach

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education has scheduled two special meetings for Thursday, June 30. at the District Education Center. Fiscal Year 2016-2017 ...

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Perez bound over for trial

Sydney Anne Perez, 20, of Topeka, entered a plea of not guilty to charges of aggravated battery and aiding and abetting aggravated battery, Friday in ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Russell man dies after motorcycle hits cow

RUSSELL COUNTY - A Russell man died Friday after the motorcycle he was driving struck a cow in the 3500 block of 189th St., 6.5 ...

June 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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