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New Fit Trail grand opening Monday

The new equipment at the Great Bend Fit Trail in Veterans Memorial Park is ready to use, and a grand opening is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 on the north side of the park. Mayor Mike Allison and members of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club, along with staff from the City of Great Bend, Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Golden Belt Community Foundation, will perform the ribbon cutting honors.

November 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hit and run

A hit-and-run accident around 3 a.m. Saturday shattered a utility pole at the base. The pole is located between Polk and Lincoln streets on the south side of 19th Street.

November 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees to discuss campus security summit

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Room F-30 on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Charles Perkins, dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Information Services, will present an update on strategic planning and Mark Dean, dean of Administration, will report on the security summit on safeguarding college campuses that staff attended earlier this year in New Orleans.

November 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Nov. 17

November 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

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

November 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OSHA investigating death of worker at Fuller Industries

WICHITA – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation after receiving a report that a male employee of Fuller Industries LLC was killed on the job Thursday afternoon, according to a news release from the agency.

November 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Aktion Club coloring book drive continues

Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club is conducting a coloring book and crayon drive to benefit children within the community. The drive will end at the end of this month. Afterward, the donated items will be given to the St. Francis Community Services and Central Kansas Dream Center, both located in Great Bend.

November 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wetlands Center plans Holiday Open House

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will celebrate the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 3.

November 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


TALKING TURKEY

It was time to talk turkey this week at the Great Bend Recreation Commission. After-school art classes offered at Lincoln, Jefferson and Eisenhower elementary schools allowed children 5-12 years old to create "button turkey" wall decorations.

November 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Man dies in accident at Fuller Industries

A Great Bend man died Thursday afternoon in what authorities are calling an industrial accident at the Fuller Industries plant west of Great Bend.

November 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's Office report - Nov. 15

November 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Correction: City skate rink will not be available

The Great Bend Tribune incorrectly stated in Thursday's edition that the city's artificial ice skating rink that is normally set up in Jack Kilby Square at Christmas will be in use this year. However, it will not be available and this is due to the pending renovations to the square. The Tribune regrets the error.

November 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


THE BOOK NOOK

Hello and Happy Friday from the Great Bend Public Library.

November 17, 2016 | BY ELIZABETH DUKELOW | Local News


Ringing in the holidays

They are among the first signs of the coming Christmas season and the Salvation Army's signature red kettles will soon be appearing in local businesses.

November 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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.

November 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Street closings for Christmas parade set

The Home for the Holidays Festival and Parade is just around the corner, and plans are already underway, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told ...

October 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Lt. Billinger to talk about crime prevention

Lt. Stephen Billinger from the Barton County Sheriff's Office will present free Stop 'N Learn programs on crime prevention this week in honor of ...

October 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Don Williams seeking position on local school board

"I have a desire to help make the great school district we already have into the best that it can be for all children!" This ...

October 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Extended 8th Street is a go

The much anticipated expansion of Eighth Street between Walmart on Grant Street and Dillon's on McKinley will proceed, following action by the Great Bend ...

October 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Treasurer to visit Great Bend

Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner is on his tour of Kansas' 105 counties to promote many of the programs and services administered by the Treasurer's ...

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Students present fall fiddlin'

On Saturday the GBHS Orchestra, directed by Isaac Enochs, and the GBMS String Rhapsody, directed by Jennifer Demaree, played at the Long Pumpkin Patch.

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to give away scholarships on Senior Day

Barton Community College will help area high school seniors plan for their futures at Senior Day, starting at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 15, with ...

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Girls’ Recital set for Sunday

There will be performances to please all musical tastes at the Central Kansas Piano Teachers League "Girls' Recital" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct ...

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Appreciation Concert announced

RSVP of Central Kansas will host its first-ever Veterans Appreciation Concert Friday, Nov. 10.

October 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Blackout T-shirts raise money for United Way

At Friday night's Great Bend High School football game, Benefit Management LLC presented a check for $1,670 to United Way of Central Kansas ...

October 16, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


United Way posters presented

On Friday night United Way of Central Kansas made its annual poster presentation in Great Bend during the half time of the Great Bend High ...

October 16, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Juvenile Services hopes to utilize equine therapy

Thinking outside the traditional therapy box, the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services hopes to get youth and families on horses, Juvenile Services Director Marissa Woodmansee ...

October 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Costume exchange

They entered the basement as ordinary children, but walked out as skeletons. Or ninja turtles, witches and clowns.

October 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


White Cane Safety Day raises awareness

A long white cane is more than an adaptive tool to help people who are blind walk on city sidewalks. Members of the Central Kansas ...

October 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


The flu does more than make you sick

Editor's note: The Barton County Health Department is holding a special flu shot clinic Oct. 28. This is the first of a two-part series ...

October 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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