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The Great Bend City Band held its annual patriotic concert Thursday night, with a selection of eight historical marches that date back to the Civil War and culminating with a rendition of John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever."

July 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


McGee eligible for parole hearing

A man convicted of sex crimes in Pawnee and Barton County will be eligible for a parole hearing this fall. Randy Ray McGee, 53, is incarcerated at Hutchinson Correctional Facility-East and will have a hearing in August.

July 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


One injured during shooting

Officers from the Great Bend Police Department were dispatched at 2:59 p.m. on Wednesday to the 800 block of Pine St. in reference to a shooting incident where one person was shot, Police Chief David Bailey said.

July 05, 2018 | 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 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

July 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo news: Master Gardeners hard at work

Multiple groups of volunteers with the Master Gardener designation have been at work on the grounds of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo in recent weeks.

July 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Photo Op: New signs installed at zoo

New signs were installed Monday at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo's Butterfly House. The outline of a large Monarch butterfly is a colorful invitation to the exhibit, and it also provides a photo opportunity for anyone who wants to stand in front of it and "become a butterfly."

July 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend teen injured in crash at Pratt lake

A teenage pedestrian from Great Bend was injured Tuesday when a vehicle struck her at Pratt County Veterans Memorial Lake.

July 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wheat harvest almost done

Wheat harvest in Barton County is almost a wrap, according to Frank Riedl at the Great Bend Coop. The county is at 95 percent completion.

July 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Band USA salute is Thursday

Celebrate the Independence Day holiday with the Great Bend City Band at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 5, in the courthouse square. The concert will feature patriotic selections including special narratives with the City Band.

July 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Patriotic concert to feature military band

The 35th Infantry Division Band and the Great Bend City Band will present a free patriotic concert the evening of Tuesday, July 17, at the band shell in the Barton County Courthouse Square.

July 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Health officials urging early flu shots

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices are recommending getting influenza shots early this year, as early as August, Barton County Health Director Shelley Schneider said.

July 03, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pounding the pavement

July 03, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Injury crash near Larned

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 1:40 p.m. on Friday, 4 miles north of Larned on U.S. 183.

July 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Additional leaks springing up in city water lines

There have been some "growing pains" as the ongoing Great Bend city water line replacement project continues, Interim City Administrator George Kolb told the City Council Monday night.

July 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council discusses administrator finalists

The Great Bend City Council Monday night held a 45-minute executive session to discuss the three finalists for the city administrator's position. No action was taken.

July 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Fairy garden a fun project to teach kids life skills

Alicia Straub, Barton County Commissioner from Ellinwood, and daughter Aliza were at the Barton County Fair Thursday morning entering Aliza's fairy garden in the ...

July 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Don’t be afraid of that oversized zucchini

Try as you might to limit the size of your home-grown zucchini, rare is the person whose fruits never get away from them. You go ...

July 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Libraries Rock with 'Magical Musical Tour'

Dan Dan the Magic Man, the traveling library magician, will be at the Great Bend Public Library next week to help young people get excited ...

July 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Early Ed Center, Incredible Years schedule playgroups, screenings

Two upcoming events at Sunflower's Early Education Center and Incredible Years Preschool will allow children and parents to participate in fun activities and take ...

July 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | 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 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


To beat the heat, stay hydrated

Am I dehydrated?

July 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GB administrator candidate happy to stay put

Editor's note: This story appeared in the Ark Valley News regarding City Administrator Scott Hildebrand. Hildebrand is one of three candidates for the Great ...

July 11, 2018 | BY CHRIS STRUNK Publisher, Ark Valley News | Local News


City Council goes shopping

Great Bend Interim City Administrator George Kolb offered the City Council what he termed a "shopping list" during his 2019 budget presentation Tuesday night.

July 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The Book Nook

This Friday morning's Jive & Joe will host some extra-special guests: the 35th Infantry Division Band of the Kansas Army National Guard. The concert will ...

July 11, 2018 | By Michael Adamyk | Local News


County Fair opens

The Barton County 4-H Fair got underway Wednesday at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. Most of the Open Class and 4-H exhibits were ...

July 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas records 133 fireworks-related injuries

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that at least 133 fireworks-related injuries occurred in the state over the Independence Day holiday week ...

July 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Women for Kansas meeting

Anna Anderson, Women for Kansas state leadership group, will present information on election issues and the upcoming W4K state conference during the Women for Kansas ...

July 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


No action on administrator after special meeting

The Great Bend City Council emerged from a 15-minute special meeting executive session Tuesday evening and immediately adjourned. The meeting was called to discuss the ...

July 10, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington City Council to move forward with policy manual overhaul

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council addressed one of the top staffing priorities for the coming year when it met Monday night. At the June 25 ...

July 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


‘Queen of the night’ doesn’t disappoint

LARNED - Anne Graner isn't sure where her father bought his Queen of the Night cactus many years ago. Growing up in Oyster Bay, New ...

July 10, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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