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LWV to hold candidate forum

The League of Women Voters will host a candidates' forum, and all those who have filed for local offices will be invited to speak. It will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Crest Theater,1905 Lakin in Great Bend. Rose Kelly will be the moderator.

September 10, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Community coat drive begins Monday

People with extra, unwanted coats are encouraged to donate them now for Trinity United Methodist Church's seventh annual Community Coat Re-Distribution event in October. The coat drive is conducted by the church along with Master Cleaners, which professionally cleans the coats.

September 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Camp Hope to celebrate 35th anniversary

Camp Hope will celebrate its 35th anniversary by inviting all current and former Camp Hope campers, families of campers, and volunteers to a special event at the Camp Aldrich facilities in Barton County. The anniversary celebration will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1-4 p.m.

September 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Silver Haired Legislature supports senior issues

The Executive Board of the Silver Haired Legislature will take several issues to Topeka next month, said Janice Walker, Barton County's representative.

September 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Changing of the guard

The 731st Light Composite Truck Company at the Kansas Army National Guard Armory in Great Bend will host a Change of Command Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the Armory located at 9571 B-29 Way where Capt. David Atkins will pass command over to 1st Lt. Adam Beckman.

September 09, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


August marriage and divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

September 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


PAWNEE COUNTY AND THE HISTORY OF KANSAS BASEBALL

LARNED - Join the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. for a presentation and book signing by Mark Eberle, Professor at Fort Hays State University. Eberle recently published his book Kansas Baseball, 1858–1941, which is an overview of people, places, and events associated with the sport during the period that baseball developed into its modern form. The program is free and open to the public.

September 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cherry Village raises funds for Alzheimer’s Association

Cherry Village Benevolence is offering the community an opportunity to get a head start on raising funds for Alzheimer's research, support and education.

September 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned City Council revisits pool concerns

LARNED - Depending on what time of the year the discussion of a city swimming pool comes up, it can be seen as either a bane or a boon to a community. When it's hot and the kids are out of school, the pool is generally seen as a vital benefit, but at budget time, the cons often outweigh the pluses. A conversation concerning the Larned City Pool, begun by City Manager Bradley Eilts at the August city council meeting, continued Tuesday night, with a request from council members to extend community participation to include the Larned High School student ...

September 08, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


PAVING THE WAY

"Road Closed" signs are springing up on streets around Great Bend as a $2 million street improvement project gets underway.

September 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Singer Anne Tello tour plans Great Bend stop

Recording artist Anne Tello will make a stop in Great Bend this Saturday as she promotes her new single, "Love Transformation." The pop singer is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 at A440 Music, 1207 Main Street.

September 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local literacy programs abound

The kickoff for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Great Bend will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, during Story Time at the Great Bend Public Library. People in the 67530 zip code will be able to register so their children will receive a free book in the mail each month from birth until they are 5 years old.

September 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Longtime 20th Judicial District judge Svaty to retire

TOPEKA - District Judge Ron Svaty, who has served in Ellsworth County in the 20th Judicial District since 2004, will retire Oct. 1.

September 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


PCHS asks Larned City Council for help

BY VERONICA COONS

September 07, 2017 | 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 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.

September 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Council fills key city vacancies

It was a busy night Monday for the Great Bend City Councils as it filled several key positions left vacant recently as fallout from the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission OKs revamped financial controls

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an updated resolution outlining how the county manages accounts with financial institutions, a change that also revamps the ...

September 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Auditions set for ‘Funny Money’

Great Bend Community Theatre will conduct auditions for "Funny Money," a hilarious situational comedy by Ray Clooney. Those interested just need to come by the ...

September 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suspect claimed to be federal agent

A Marion County man suspected of stealing a car Saturday in Great Bend told police he was a federal agent, according to reports from the ...

September 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


StoryWalk

Reading a children's book does not usually involve much physical activity, unless the book is part of a StoryWalk.

September 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

September 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend tackles drop in ACT scores

Great Bend High School has seen its ACT Scores creeping downward in the last five year years, Superintendent Khris Thexton told the school board this ...

September 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Potato Bar returns Sunday Sept. 17

RUSH CENTER - The Walnut Valley Senior Center will offer monthly a Potato Bar on the third Sunday of the month from September through May of ...

September 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned Homecoming Parade

Larned High School's Homecoming and the Indians' first home football game of the 2017-2018 season were Friday, Sept. 8.

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


LHS welcomes foreign exchange students

Larned High School will be host to two foreign exchange students for the 2017-2018 school year. Phurideth, or Paul, as he likes to be called ...

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Spray family plans donation to BCC

The Kip and Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center at Barton Community College is sure to bear that name until at least 2034, and another ...

September 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Algae resurfaces at Vets

Great Bend's Veterans Memorial Lake is again under a toxic blue-green algae warning, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Landmark Bancorp victim of $10M in hot checks

MANHATTAN - Manhattan-based Landmark Bancorp, holding company of Landmark National Bank in Great Bend, fell victim to $10.3 million in hot checks, the company disclosed ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Access to GBHS football games, admission fees change

Great Bend High School will play Wichita Northwest in football action at 7 p.m. Friday at GBHS's Memorial Stadium. Admission prices have changed ...

September 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Police Chief Cliff explains resignation

Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch submitted his resignation Wednesday afternoon, a resignation that is effective Oct. 15. He announced the decision in a statement ...

September 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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