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Writers Club to meet

All writers, authors and poets are invited to attend the 6th District Writers Club meeting at 1:30 p.m. on April 23, at the Delos Smith Center at 101 West First Street in Hutchinson. Guest Speaker will be George Martin of Ellinwood, columnist, poet, published author and storyteller. There will be a writing contest and prizes for those voted the "best authors of the day." Snacks will be provided. There is no cost to

April 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City of Claflin hires new police chief

CLAFLIN - The Claflin City Council met Monday, April 11 at the city building, and City Clerk Patricia Schmidt sent minutes of that meeting to the Tribune.

April 19, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington man arrested on drug and firearms charges

HOISINGTON – A Hoisington man is in custody after threatening his wife and law enforcement officers.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ready to serve

Great Bend Middle School track coaches Stacey Magnett and Carley Wells hand out gloves to team members preparing to pick up trash at Veterans Memorial Park. There are 115 students on GBMS track teams and they ran from the school to the park Tuesday after school for a community service project.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Leadership event can benefit employees

Matt Hiss of the Barton County Young Professionals told the Barton County Commission Monday morning about the upcoming Leadercast 2016, what he called a global leadership experience.

April 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local 'Artists at Large' showing work at Deines Center

RUSSELL - The group Artists at Large is featured in the new exhibit at the Deines Cultural Center. The opening reception will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the Center, located at 820 North Main in Russell.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FALLING IN ON ITSELF

The dilapidated building at 623 Baker once served as a warehouse for the C.O. Mammels grocery store. Today, it is a dangerous eyesore, the Great Bend City Council decided Monday night.

April 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS competes at District National Qualifying Speech Tournament

Last Friday and Saturday eight Great Bend High School Speech students competed at the District National Qualifying Tournament at McPherson High School. Sara Allen, a junior, competed in Original Oration and Dramatic Interpretation and Malia Clark, a senior, competed in Dramatic Interpretation. Garrett Dykes competed in Duo Interpretation with Geoffrey Pafford and both are Freshman. Paffford and Dykes also competed in Humorous Interpretation and Dykes was a semi-finalist. Makinna Dykes, a Junior, was a semi-finalist in oration and was a finalist with her Informative speech and placed fifth. Lisa Marlow, a sophomore, competed in Dramatic Interpretation and Informative.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dayton Security in the Chamber Board Room, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Kevin Sundahl with greeters Marty Steinert and Pete Schartz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Art and Wine Walk approved

The Great Bend City Council Monday night dealt with items from events that draw people downtown to helping an organization that serves victims of domestic violence. The council:

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City eyes improvements to bandshell, Kilby Square

By this time next year, there could be significant changes to Jack Kilby Square, including improvements to the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Bandshell and the addition of a splash pad for children.

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GB City Council reorganizes

It was in with the new as the Great Bend City Council reorganized Monday night following the April 5 general election.

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Throwing down a challenge

As of Monday morning, there were only 77 lines remaining to be sold to fill up the second stone at the Golden Belt Veterans' Memorial located in Golden Belt Memorial Park north of Great Bend.

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Loss in oilfield jobs hits local unemployment numbers

TOPEKA – Statewide, the March seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, down from 4.0 percent in February and from 4.3 percent in March 2015.

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetland Explorer: Wildlife Rescue?

The staff at nature centers, zoos, state agencies, and anyone else who works with wildlife knows that there's another sign of spring besides chirping birds and blooming flowers. It's the phone calls from helpful and caring members of the public who've found an animal that they're concerned about. Spring is the time of year when young critters are being born, growing up, and of course, getting into trouble. But sometimes what looks like trouble to us humans is just another stage of life for a wild animal.

April 17, 2016 | Jean Aycock, KWEC Education Director | Local News


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Commission reappoints Esfeld as appraiser

Barb Esfeld will serve another four years as the Barton County appraiser following her reappointment by the County Commission Monday morning. She will serve another ...

April 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Improvements coming to Main

The Great Bend City Council Monday night accepted the low bid from Venture Corporation for work on Main Street.

April 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Committee advances plan for McKown statue

He may have been confined to a wheelchair most of his life, but that didn't keep Bill McKown from standing tall in his native ...

April 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Area painters and potters featured at Deines Center

RUSSELL - The next exhibition at the Deines Cultural Center opens Friday. Four Painters & Three Potters features paintings and ceramics from seven artists from the Great ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Poverty Simulation

Last October, Great Bend eighth graders took part in a simulation of adult life: caring for children, paying bills and dealing with unexpected emergencies at ...

April 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Marshall finds satisfaction, concerns among Kansans

There are a lot of voices to be heard in the massive First Congressional District and first-term Republican Roger Marshall said lots of them are ...

April 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Diva Day on the way

The Great Bend Tribune Relay for Life of Barton County team will hold its annual Spring Diva Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

April 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC report highlights administrative projects

Software purchases at Barton Community College used to represent major expenses requiring the approval of the Board of Trustees. Nowadays, the cost of software has ...

April 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Two arrested on drug charges

Barton County Sheriff Office Deputy David Melcher arrested two people on drug charges at 2 a.m. on Friday in the parking lot of Brit ...

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High school students participate in Vortex

Area high school students from Ellinwood, Great Bend, Solomon, Stafford, Larned and Hoisington came to Barton Community College to get hands-on experience from art professionals ...

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Watching Young Artists Grow - photos

Some of the art on display at the Barton County Historical Society is shown here.

April 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Watching Young Artists Grow

Great Bend children in grades K-8 can see their works of art on display this month at the Barton County Historical Society. The annual Watching ...

April 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sixth-grade band will present concert Tuesday

Months of hard work will culminate Tuesday night, April 18, at 7 p.m. as approximately 95 students of the Great Bend Sixth Grade Band ...

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Shafer Gallery to host annual Barton Student Art Exhibit

Barton Community College art students will line the walls of the Shafer Art Gallery with their work during the Barton Student Art Exhibit juried art ...

April 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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