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Local event helps children

Children from Great Bend and the surrounding communities were treated to a shopping event that is held at Walmart in Great Bend.

December 03, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Injury accident in Barton County

An injury accident was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday, at SE 105 Ave. and SE 20 Road. A vehicle driven by Travis Mayer, of Hudson, was heading southbound out of Ellinwood on SE 105 Ave. The vehicle drove off the right side of the road, over corrected going left of center hitting the guard rail of a bridge. The vehicle went across the road hitting the other guard rail. Mayer was transported to Ellinwood District Hospital. Results are pending for DUI.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News

Injury accident in Stafford County

Stafford - Kansas Highway Patrol reports one person injured in an accident involving two vehicles at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday, at milepost 79 on U.S. 281 near St. John.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News

‘Ident-a-kid’ to be offered in Great Bend

American Legion Post 180, Crime Stoppers of Great Bend and Barton County, along with the Barton County Sheriff's Reserve will be offering an "Ident-a-kid" program.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News

Dudek featured in national watercolor exhibit

Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek has been accepted into the 2015 Kansas Watercolor National Exhibition at the Wichita Center for the Arts.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News

Shafer Gally to host 'Holiday Open House'

All ages can get a dose of the holiday spirit at The Shafer Art Gallery's "Holiday Open House" reception from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, which will feature a free puppet show from Kansas City's Clement McCrae Puppet Shows at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Admission is free.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News

Red Cross asks for blood donations this holiday season

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.

December 03, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

A time for giving

Each year, kids make out their Christmas wish lists, hoping they will find the beneath their sparkling tree on Christmas morning. Sadly, for those in needy families, those wishes go unfulfilled.

December 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Seniors honored for their service

Senior Corps volunteers who have served in the military or who are currently serving veterans were recognized at the November holiday luncheon and in-service meeting in Great Bend. Those honored were Senior Companion Delores Burgardt of Great Bend and Foster Grandparent Hubert Brown of Olmitz.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News

Restricted driver’s license application now available online

Kansas drivers with suspended licenses can now apply and pay for a restricted driver's license online.

December 03, 2015 | | 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.

December 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Dictionaries from Rotary Club

Great Bend Rotarians, from left: Gary Burke, Brad Reed, Dr. William King and Mark Mingenback gather at Jefferson School on Wednesday to personally deliver age-appropriate dictionaries to third graders. The service organization gifts every third grader in Great Bend with his or her own dictionary.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News

Zoo news photos

Susan Thacker's photos were taken Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Zoo News: New porcupine coming soon

The crested porcupine at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo may be going on a diet, Zoo Supervisor/Curator Sara Hamlin said Wednesday. "He is kind of a chunky monkey."

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Larned attorney shares Civil War research

Larned attorney Ron Smith is proud to tell people his law office "physically sits in the ruts of the old Santa Fe Trail." However, his passions are Territorial Kansas history and the era right after the Civil War.

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Tele-Communications, Inc., 901 E 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Driver swerved to miss deer

A passenger in a car was injured Saturday at the driver swerved to miss a deer and lost control of the vehicle, Kansas Highway Patrol ...

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBHS to host WAC Marching Festival

The Great Bend High School Panther Pride Marching Band, under the direction of Mark DeWald, will host the Western Athletic Conference Marching Festival on Tuesday ...

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Cherry Village team spreads the word about Alzheimer’s

The Cherry Village Benevolence team at the recent Walk to End Alzheimer's was rewarded with two first-place recognitions for its charitable efforts.

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

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

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