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Charges filed after undercover beer sales

Three clerks from Great Bend convenience stores that allegedly sold beer to underage consumers on May 16 face misdemeanor charges in Barton County District Court.

July 02, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Zoo news: Jack Hanna tickets sold out

Tickets for the Barton County appearance of Jack Hanna sold out during the Nex-Tech Zoo Fest in June. Tickets for the October show were offered to the general public for the first time during the event, said Scott Gregory, director of Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo.

July 02, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Jacam Chemical Company at the Chamber Boardroom, 1125 Williams at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Marty Steinert and Regan Ochs. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 02, 2014 | | Local News

Wetlands Education Center to offer three summer programs

Looking for something for the kids to do during the depth of summer vacation? Sign them up for the Kansas Wetlands Education Center summer programs that begin July 10 and run through July 24 at the center, 592 NE K-156 Highway, Great Bend.

July 01, 2014 | | Local News

Altered Books’ workshop

Altered Books' workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 5, at the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas. The instructor is LuAnne Howell, an artist from Lincoln. Reuse and upcycle is the basis of much of LuAnne's artwork. Painting, stitchery, and altering books are only a few of her talents. An old unwanted book, can suddenly become a treasure box, capturing ones own mementos.

June 29, 2014 | | Local News

Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a rezoning request for property between Great Bend and Ellinwood, the recognition of retiring Chief Deputy County Clerk Marcia Sauber, a recycling grant and the purchase of assorted equipment for Central Kansas Community Corrections.

June 27, 2014 | | Local News


In the June 24 story on the Barton County Commission, the cost of the fence at the new radio tower east of Great Bend was incorrectly reported. The cost of the work, being done by Little Giant Fabrication of Great Bend is $2, 992.18, not $9,992.18. The Tribune apologizes for the error.

June 24, 2014 | | Local News

Wetland Center summer program registration still open

Looking for something for the kids to do during the depth of summer vacation? Sign them up for the Kansas Wetlands Education Center summer programs held Thursdays in July, from July 10 through July 24.

June 20, 2014 | | Local News

Local toddler qualifies for national pageant competition

Twenty month old Anniyah Hurd-Harders won Supreme Baby titles at the 2014 Kansas State Our Miss Diamond pageant, qualifying her to represent Kansas on the national level. Anniyah competed in McPherson over the weekend with other state preliminary winners in the 13-24 month old age category to capture the Overall World of Babies Supreme and the Supreme Sweepstakes awards. She qualified for the state pageant after winning the Supreme titles in a preliminary contest held in Great Bend last year.

June 19, 2014 | | Local News

Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.

June 19, 2014 | | Local News

Showers, thunderstorms may develop Wednesday night

Severe storms with ping pong ball sized hail and damaging winds are expected over parts of central Kansas roughly along and west of Highway 14 late Wednesday evening. Barton County has a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday evening.

June 17, 2014 | | Local News

Kansas Girl Scouts win national challenge

WICHITA – The Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Council has won the Great American Can RoundUp-Scout Council Challenge for the third year in a row after recycling 32,199 pounds of aluminum cans, thanks to an outstanding effort by Girl Scouts in Reno County who rallied their community.

June 16, 2014 | | Local News

Splitter focues on caregiving at next Parkinson's meeting

When Janet Splitter, PhD and registered dietitian, speaks at the next Parkinson's Support Group meeting, she hopes her information will be especially helpful to the caregivers in the room.

June 16, 2014 | | Local News

Longtime City of Lucas employee identified

LUCAS - A longtime City of Lucas employee who apparently died as a result of electrocution June 11 has been identified as Gary Ward.

June 16, 2014 | | Local News

May Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

June 15, 2014 | | Local News

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​Barton Community College to close for Thanksgiving break

Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Friday, Nov. 27. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​Citrus fruit sales begin soon

The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is again selling Indian River citrus fruit as its annual fundraiser. The navel oranges, pink grapefruit and tangerines will ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS students qualify to compete at KU Med Center’s ‘Night @ The Lab’

KANSAS CITY, Kansas – Three Great Bend High School juniors won the regional competition and the right to compete at the "Night @ The Lab" state competition ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​USDA Food Safety offers resources for Thanksgiving troubles

WASHINGTON – Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece – the turkey – is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News


Thursday afternoon, Ellinwood first graders from Ellinwood Grade School and St. Joseph's Catholic School, clutching stuffed toy bears, monkeys, and even a giraffe made ...

November 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Pancake dinner raises funds for Grubb family’s medical expenses

HOISINGTON - Little Cameron Grubb and his family have been through the heartache of battling a rare life-threatening disease, as well as the joy of knowing ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS provides food for thought

Students in Family and Consumer Science classes at Great Bend High School provided all of the food and table decorations for Thursday's Great Bend ...

November 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton women have record-setting night against Sterling JV

It was a very special night for the Barton women's basketball team Wednesday night. And very little of that special had to do with ...

November 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Great Bend Fire Department raise money for MDA

Members of the Great Bend Fire Department raised $5,578 between the annual Fill the Boot campaign Sept. 4, and the Stache Dash run on ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local News

'The Santaland Diaries' coming to BCC

The Barton Theatre Department will present "The Santaland Diaries," starring Barton Theatre and Kansas State University Theatre alumnus, Great Bend resident Grady Bolding at 7 ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local News

Barton Music Department to host Prairie Winds Concert

Barton Community College's Prairie Winds Concert Band and Jazz Band, featuring members of the community, will present their annual fall concert titled "It Is ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local News

Earthquake felt in area

Barton County residents were among those on the High Plains who felt an intense earthquake that shook the region early Wednesday morning.

November 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Authorities release name of shooting victim

The man shot and killed early Sunday has been identified as Aron Villegas, 23, of Great Bend, Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews said in a ...

November 18, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

BCC to offer horse science class

Barton Community College is offering a Horse Science course from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays starting Jan ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

Dialing for Dollars reaps nearly $37,000 for Sunflower’s Invest in Kids

It is amazing what the results of a one-day, intense fundraising effort will mean to infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays, said Jim ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

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