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Street Stroll Family Night Thursday

Family Night at the Square is set for 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Jack Kilby Square in Downtown Great Bend. Barton County Health Educator Janel Rose said there are many special activities planned.

May 28, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Cemetery phase 2 under consideration

HOISINGTON - City Manager Jonathan Mitchell, during his report to the city council Monday, May 14, stated people have been impressed with the work done so far at the Hoisington Cemetery.

May 28, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

GPS Kids Club decorates graves

Late last week, GPS Kids Club director Debbie Stephens and some of her kids assisted with decorating the Hoisington Cemetery for Memorial Day. A new sign and the first phase of fencing at the cemetery has prompted positive feedback and created urgency in the community to continue with additional phases.

May 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Quilts of Valor May 2018

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor and members awarded 12 Quilts of Valor to area veterans on May 25, 2018, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend, Kansas.

May 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Santa Fe Trail Days

LARNED - Ralph Terry was grand marshal at an evening "Glow Parade" Friday as Pawnee County celebrated Santa Fe Trail Days. The community enjoyed a picnic-style hamburger and hotdog feed, ice cream social and a bicycle decorating contest. After the parade, there was a movie on the courthouse lawn.

May 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Great Bend Memorial Day service

Great Bend residents and guests paid respect to veterans Monday during the annual Memorial Day service at the Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery.

May 28, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Leave No Man Behind

LARNED - Jack Harvey Krieger, 27, was the first casualty of World War II from Pawnee County. He will finally be interred in his resting place with full Military Honors by the United States Marines and the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday, May 28, at 11 a.m. in the Larned Cemetery.

May 28, 2018 | By Judi Tabler | Local News

Larned woman killed in collision

LARNED - A Larned motorist died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning in Pawnee County, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

May 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Hoisington Summer Lunch program starts Tuesday

HOISINGTON - Summer lunch will be served in the Hoisington Middle School commons area, 360 W. 11th St., Monday through Friday, from May 29 through July 31. Lunch will not be served on July 4. Entrance to the commons area is on the east side of the building. Serving time is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunches cannot be served before or after this time.

May 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GB Summer Lunch Program starts June 4

Great Bend USD 428 will once again participate in the Summer Food Service Program, weekdays from June 4-29. All children ages 1-18 years old are welcome to attend any of five USD 428 elementary school locations for a free breakfast from 8-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

May 26, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Meet the Master Gardeners

The public is invited to meet the Barton County Master Gardeners during the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market, from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the courthouse square.

May 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Wetlands Water Park opens

Great Bend's Wetlands Water Park, located at 2303 Main Street, opened for the season Saturday. With the temperature in the 90s, there were plenty of customers.

May 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Pawnee County election filings

LARNED - Pawnee County Clerk and Election Officer Ruth Searight noted Friday that the deadline for filing for the Democrat and Republican Primary is fast approaching.

May 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Remembering the fallen

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this remembrance will happen here in Great Bend at 10 a.m. on Monday as people will gather at Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery to pay their respects.

May 25, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

Dogs rescued from hot motorhome

A Great Bend man was arrested for animal cruelty on Thursday after several dogs were rescued from a motorhome at All Seasons Mobile Home Park, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

May 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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More information released about Tuesday injury accident

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an accident at 3:45 p.m. on Monday at North Washington and Northwest 30 Road in ...

June 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

County to get more funds to cover flood damage costs

It was a bit of good news.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

USD 428 Board OKs staff changes

The last school year has wound down and Unified School District 428 is looking to next year, including the shuffling of staff.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HOISINGTON - City staff have been busy in recent weeks working diligently with prospects interested in bringing new homes and businesses to town, City Manager Jonathan ...

June 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Welcome back Homer

It had been over two months since Second District Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg had taken his seat in the commission chambers. That changed Monday ...

June 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Trump calls Rep. Marshall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kansas First District Congressman Roger Marshall joined America's News Headquarters on Fox News Saturday to discuss the ongoing U.S. trade ...

June 11, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Corbett named AHF Parade grand marshal

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's 2018 After Harvest Festival Parade theme this year will be "Celebrating people, petroleum, and progress," according to Rosie Joiner, member of the ...

June 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Great Bend youth has behind-the-scenes fun

Getting a look behind the scenes is an exciting way to see how things work, and this is exactly what some Great Bend youngsters got ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

A special day

Friday was a special day in Great Bend for many people as the Barton County Relay For Life Event got underway at Veterans Memorial Park ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

May marriage and divorce filings

Marriage licenses

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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 an ...

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBPL adds new books

Here is a list of newly added or replaced books at the Great Bend Public Library.

June 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Prairie Godmothers announce community service event

The Prairie Godmothers will help Catholic Charities restock its "dry goods" panty at its Great Bend location, 2201 16th St. Current Prairie Godmothers and those ...

June 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton rolls out new online schedule

Barton Community College hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday morning, June 7, to celebrate its new online course schedule.

June 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Outside party lines

Greg Orman's weariness with the institutionalized bickering between the dominant Democratic and Republican parties spurred him to launch his Independent bid for governor.

June 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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