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BCC offers free citizenship classes

Barton Community College will offer free citizenship classes from 10 a.m. to noon and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St., Great Bend in room 208.

October 19, 2015 | | Local News


New entrance, parking lot now open at St. Rose Health Center

The brand new main entrance and its adjacent parking lot are now open on the south side of St. Rose Health Center.

October 19, 2015 | | Local News


Spider in car causes injury accident

A four-vehicle injury accident occurred Sunday afternoon when a motorist noticed a spider on her lap and lost control of a car on U.S. 56, a mile east of Great Bend.

October 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Health officials stress importance of HPV vaccine

Kansas is ranked 50th in the continental United States in immunization rates for the cancer-causing human papilloma virus, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider told county commissioners Monday morning.

October 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo loses a fan favorite “Spidey” the spider monkey

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is mourning the loss of Spidey, possibly the world's second oldest spider monkey. Spidey was found non-responsive with an extremely low heart rate by zoo keepers first thing Monday morning.

October 19, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo loses a fan favorite ‘Spidey’ the spider monkey

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is mourning the loss of Spidey, the world's second oldest spider monkey. Spidey was found non-responsive with an extremely low heartrate by zoo keepers first thing Monday morning.

October 19, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee to meet in St. John

The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin as well as the state.

October 18, 2015 | | Local News


Huelskamp welcomes local veterans on Honor Flight

Last week, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) welcomed many Veterans from Kansas to their Honor Flight, including local Don Chalfant from Great Bend. Mr. Chalfant served in the U.S. Army.

October 18, 2015 | | Local News


Pumpkin sales help church missions

Buying a pumpkin for a jack o'lantern can be as simple as adding it to the family shopping list, or it can become an event.

October 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, water line improvements and the city's snow policy.

October 17, 2015 | | 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 Oil and Gas Depletion Fund transfers, the 2015 tax sale and Kansas immunization rates for the human papilloma virus.

October 17, 2015 | | Local News


Local man receives the Patriot Award

Patriot: a person who vigorously supports his or her country and is prepared to defend it against all enemies foreign or domestic.

October 16, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Bypass to be closed starting Monday

The 281 Bypass will be closed to traffic starting sometime Monday, Great Bend city officials said Friday.

October 16, 2015 | | Local News


Prairie Land Food partners with First United Methodist Church

Prairie Land Food, operating out of First United Methodist Church at 2123 Forest Ave., is offering the public a chance to save on the "Holiday Dinner" package just in time for Thanksgiving. Orders will be taken between Oct. 24 and Nov. 10 for the special which includes a 12 to 14 lb. whole, uncooked turkey, sweet potatoes, potatoes, onlions, carrots, celery, oranges, apples and a 10-inch 38 oz. pumpkin pie. The cost for everything is $35, and will be available for pick-up on Friday, Nov. 20. Large orders from groups or organizations will also be accepted through Nov. 10.

October 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBCF accepting grant applications

Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications are now 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. Detailed grant guidelines can be found online.

October 16, 2015 | | Local News


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Pafford serves Barton County Detention Center as full-time deputy

When Cyril Pafford reports for work, he passes through a few locked doors on his way to a dimly lit room that passersby cannot see ...

September 26, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


City to start flushing fire hydrants Monday

The City of Great Bend Water Division of Public Works Department will begin flushing the city's fire hydrants on Monday, Water Superintendent Joseph Tracy ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC students win awards at state fair

Two Barton Community College students earned awards in the Fine Arts Competition for professional photography and painting at the Kansas State Fair.

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


AG Derek Schmidt announces grants for Great Bend organization

A Great Bend organization has been awarded more than $72,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Young Democrats to host debate watch

Barton Community College Young Democrats Club will hold a presidential debate watch party at 8 p.m. Monday in the college Library's Cavanaugh Room ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Children ready to meet 'Ivan'

Great Bend elementary students received copies of the children's novel "The One and Only Ivan" on Friday. These books are theirs to take home ...

September 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drop in government jobs fuels jobless rate increase

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September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Executive session on commission agenda Monday morning

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC freshman lands lead role in stage classic

An advantage of attending a community college versus a four-year university is the opportunity to participate and get one's hands dirty on campus right ...

September 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New feature goes up at Bark Park

First, it is announced that a new fitness trail for humans is going up at Veterans Memorial Park. This week, the popular park went to ...

September 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


'Triplet Day'

This is Spirit Week at Jefferson Elementary School, and Thursday was Twin/Triplet Day. Teachers Maddy Demel, left, Brenda Unrein and Jennifer Leiker dressed as ...

September 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sedgwick Co. Zoo ambassadors visit

Thursday's kickoff for One District One Book included a visit to Great Bend USD 428 elementary schools from two Sedgwick County Zoo zookeepers. They ...

September 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A gorilla's voice

When ambassadors from the Sedgwick County Zoo visited Great Bend's elementary schools on Thursday, students got to do two things they really seem to ...

September 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


On the web

Keeping up with today's technology and social media plays an important role for many city organizations and businesses and this is exactly what the ...

September 22, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Claflin city council continues police chief search

CLAFLIN - When the Claflin City Council met Monday, Sept. 12, no hiring decision was made concerning the open police chief position previously filled by Rory ...

September 22, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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