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City property damaged on Friday

At 11 p.m. on Friday, Barton County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the south side of the Arkansas River for reports of a intoxicated person operating a front end loader and destroying property.

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A DAY TO REMEMBER

Memorial Day is a day to remember the fallen soldiers that charged into battle and made that ultimate sacrifice for America. This is what the community did Monday morning during the Memorial Day Service held at Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery.

May 30, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


State genealogy conference coming to Hays

HAYS - Registration is open now through June 1 for the 42nd Annual KCGS Genealogy conference, hosted by the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies and co-hosted by the Ellis County Historical Society.

May 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Craft beer expo, barbecue and cycling

The inaugural Bike Brew Q event in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is set for July 30 at the Great Bend Expo Complex. The event features three staples of summer: cycling, barbecue and craft beer. Cycling is optional. Tickets will be available beginning June 6 at bikebrewq.com. The Bike Brew Q team has partnered with the CFF to put on this official, sanctioned benefit.

May 30, 2016 | BY JOE VINDUSKA Special to the Tribune | Local News


Summer reading program engages mind and body

Great Bend Public Library's Summer Reading Program kicks off Wednesday, June 1, at the library, 1409 Williams. This summer children, teens and adults will be encouraged to engage is healthy activity in addition to taking time to read.

May 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer food service program ready to roll

Great Bend's five elementary schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to anyone who is 18 years old or younger this summer, starting Tuesday.

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Senior citizens encouraged to apply for checks to use at markets

The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is providing low-income seniors who meet age and income requirements with $30 in checks to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from authorized farmers at local participating farmers markets June 1 through Nov. 1. Checks are available in $5 increments.

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market opens Friday

Ready to taste that first mouth-watering tomato freshly picked from the vine? Or those early sweet peas, squash and green beans? Then the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market will be the place to be, starting on Friday, June 3. The kickoff will happen at the June Jaunt events at Jack Kilby Square. After that, it will continue on Thursday evenings in conjunction with the Great Bend City Band Summer Concert series.

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


SPLASH!

It was a pleasant 75 degrees when the Wetlands water park in Great Bend opened for the season on Saturday, but it was a bit cooler when lifeguards arrived at 8 a.m. to test the 300 gallon tipping pool.

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Donations accepted for poppies

American Legion Auxilary had 3,000 crepe paper poppies to distribute for Memorial Day weekend. If there are any left, volunteers will be out at noon Sunday. Look for them outside Walmart, Orscheln Farm & Home Supply, Waters True Value Hardware, Sutherlands and both Dillons stores. Poppies are available for a donation.

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KWEC to host free craft workshop combining Mother Nature, spray paint

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center and Mother Nature will supply the materials for guests to create nature silhouettes, a piece of artwork made out of leaves, plants and paint, during a free craft workshop at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, at KWEC, 592 NE K-156 Highway on the southeast side of Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area.

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Don’t let that dip in the pool turn tragic

Millions of us enjoy warm weather every year by swimming in our backyard pools and relaxing in hot tubs. Tragically though, over 200 young children drown in backyard swimming pools each year. The American Red Cross suggests owners make pool safety their priority by following these guidelines:

May 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Taking it outside

Summer is here and people will be itching to start cooking outside. But, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano warns what normally is a relaxing meal on the deck could be dangerous if caution is not taken.

May 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Uniforms of past wars featured at BCHS museum

"Every since Barton County has existed, we have been represented in every war foreign war this country has fought in," said Beverly Komarek. director at the Barton County Historical Society museum. Visitors to the museum this Memorial Day weekend can view military uniforms from all past wars, from The Spanish American in 1898 to the Mid-East conflicts of today.

May 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


BREATHING EASY

"If you are lucky enough to get a second chance at something, don't ever waste it."

May 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Infant death reported in Ellsworth County

An infant's death in Ellsworth County is under investigation but no foul play is suspected at this time, Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray A. Marston ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend's J.C. Penney store to close

The J.C. Penney store at 1500 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend is on the list of 138 stores that J.C. Penney Company Inc ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kans for Kids fundraiser: Get Your Green On!

There will be a Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation fundraiser Saturday evening at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180, located at 1011 Kansas ...

March 16, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Wind, hazardous waste, topics at landfill

The Barton County Landfill staff has been busy with routine operations, including recycling activities and litter control. These two items caused Solid Waste Manager Phil ...

March 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Costly Cleanup

Sadly, it's an all too common sight – the illegal dumping of trash along county and township roads, said Barton County Road and Bridge Director ...

March 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hudson playground equipment purchase assisted by CBCF grant

HUDSON - Tabra Ward acknowledged that she and her fellow Hudson citizens were "overwhelmed" when they realized a new playground would cost more than $20,000 ...

March 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Changes to Scenic Byway could benefit Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - Richard Kimple represents the City of Ellinwood on the board for the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway. In addition to being one of ...

March 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Helping Hands Preschool has fall openings for peer mentors

Helping Hands Preschool in Great Bend has openings for children in the Peer Mentor program for the 2017 school year.

March 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Crime Stoppers is still anonymous

"We don't want your name, just your information."

March 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC student fees may increase

Administrators at Barton Community College plan to ask the BCC Board of Trustees to increase student fees by $4 per credit hour for the fall ...

March 15, 2017 | BY SUSAN THACKER | Local News


KWEC offers Spring Break at Cheyenne Bottoms

Those looking for something fun to do this spring break are invited to make a trip to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Spend an hour ...

March 15, 2017 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Make a magical fairy garden

Where do fairies live? At your house in the fairy garden you'll create for them, during the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's fairy garden ...

March 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Campaign begins to honor McKown for many contributions to Great Bend

When Bob Feldt started to realize just how much he missed his old friend, Bill McKown, he wondered if others might be feeling the same ...

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


Exchange students experience different way of learning

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part story. Ellinwood High School exchange students talked about the differences between high school in America ...

March 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


EHS rich in cultural exchange

Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part story. An interview with three Ellinwood High School exchange students earlier this week resulted ...

March 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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