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Angels Among Us

Anniversaries are an important part of people's daily life, but for a group of women that have served people throughout their lives that gathered on Tuesday, it was a special time together.

October 05, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

At the Mike

October is here. If I were to rank the months, October would be near the top. It is a fun month.

October 05, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Commission OKs co-op zoning request

The Barton County Commission Wednesday morning OKed a zoning amendment requested by the Great Bend Cooperative Association, paving the way for the co-op to build two large temporary grain storage bunks at Pawnee Rock.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Rosewood Rodeo with free family entertainment coming to Expo III Oct. 8

Where can families go to enjoy a free, fun rodeo experience for their children? They can attend the 12th Annual Rosewood Rodeo, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 8, at the Great Bend Expo III Arena, two miles west on 10th and Patton Road.

October 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Larned Police report

Larned Police report - Oct. 4

October 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

A fresh look

Work on the an extensive facelift of the Great Bend Events Center is underway, City Administrator Howard Partington said.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission announces investigation has taken place

In a vaguely worded statement issued Wednesday morning, Barton County commissioners announced that an investigation had been conducted and that further information and/or action will be made known when applicable.

October 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Huelskamp makes stop in Hoisington

HOISINGTON – Congressman Tim Huelskamp hosted one of his nearly 400 Town Halls in Hoisington on Tuesday as he visited the Hoisington Public Library.

October 04, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News

Car sale turns up shady

The purchase of a vehicle is usually straight forward. But when officers from the Great Bend Police Department are asked to check and see if a car is stolen before the purchase, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene at a high rate of speed at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, from Love's Country Store, 1221 10th.

October 04, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Oct. 3

October 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Severe weather possible Tuesday afternoon

WICHITA -- The National Weather Service in Wichita expects severe weather to develop Tuesday afternoon and persist into the evening.

October 04, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Police, school officials deal with threat on GBHS

A threat against Great Bend High School by a GBHS student posted to the mobile photo-sharing Instagram app Monday night is being addressed, according to a statement from Unified School District 428 Superintendent Brad Reed. Great Bend Police officers were able to locate the student and take him into custody prior to the start of the school day Tuesday.

October 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Zoo will close for Zoo Boo prep

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a request to close Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo on the day of Zoo Boo for the safety of those involved and to offer ample time for preparation.

October 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Hearing set for apartment complex tax credits

There will be a public hearing at the Nov. 7 Great Bend City Council meeting to discuss tax credits for Trail Ridge Partners, the Leewood-based developer that seeks to expand the Reserves at Trail Ridge apartment complex, the council decided Monday night.

October 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bison and bears, oh my.

October 03, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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Medicare basics topic of luncheon program

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Medicare Basics" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the ...

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission holds another executive session

After an hour-long executive session Monday morning, the Barton County Commission emerged only to announce no action would result from the closed-door meeting. It was ...

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

New certification will help county with flood issues

It was a grueling test, but Barton County Engineer Barry McManaman prevailed.

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County tax sale successful

The annual Barton County Tax Sale was held on Oct. 11 at the courthouse. Of the 24 parcels on the auction block, 23 sold, County ...

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Preparations underway for Giving Tuesday

From communities, families and businesses, to non-profits and charitable foundations, people around the world are preparing for Giving Tuesday, on Nov. 29. Giving Tuesday was ...

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Barktober an event for dogs and their people

Hands of Hope Rescue and Advanced America will hold a fundraising Barktober Dogs Days event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct ...

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Quivira to present a Crane Tour and Open House October 29

Cranes will be the featured topic at a special event planned from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 29, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge ...

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Oct. 13

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


More than 100 runners participated in the Barton County YP5K and Half Marathon race Saturday morning. Most came from Great Bend and other Barton County ...

October 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Remembering a loved one

Many gathered to remember a friend, a companion and a loved one during a dedication Friday morning at the Memorial Rose Garden at the Great ...

October 14, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Medicare open enrollment period now open

The open enrollment period for Medicare Prescription Drug coverage in 2017 began October 15, 2016, and runs through Dec. 7.

October 14, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Sunflower announces chili cook-off

Sunflower Diversified Services will host the seventh annual Charity Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Nov. 12. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to ...

October 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Reality U

Students often hear their lives will be different once they enter "the real world," so on Thursday Great Bend Middle School eighth graders got a ...

October 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Aiming High

The stunts performed by members of Lonestar Action Sports may be dangerous – at least without years of training – but the message for students was to ...

October 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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