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Motorcycle riders help Habitat for Humanity

For over nine months, Habitat for Humanity has been working on the construction of a three bedroom home at 1906 Hubbard in Great Bend. With only a small number of workdays left before the home is turned over to its new owners, the help of some local motorcycle riders couldn't have been more greatly appreciated, said Habitat's board president Rachel Mawhirter.

April 20, 2012 | | Local News


Kitts won’t seek re-election

District Judge Hannelore Kitts announced Thursday afternoon that she will not seek re-election to her position as district court judge of the 20th Judicial District this year.

April 19, 2012 | | Local News


Food for fines

Representatives from the Barton County Food Bank pick up items donated at the Great Bend Public Library last week. The library was accepting food donations in lieu of fines in celebration of National Library Week.

April 17, 2012 | | Local News


Foundation’s annual clay shoot fundraiser nets record proceeds

"Pull!" shouted Bruce Baublits of Cimarron. Taking aim, he squeezed the trigger, sending shot sailing through the air, splitting a clay target into a dozen pieces.

April 16, 2012 | | Local News


Tornado near Macksville

Tornado Warning

April 14, 2012 | | Local News


Say 'amen' to laughter: 'Messiah on the Frigidaire' keeps it fresh

Great Bend Community Theatre wraps up its 2011-12 season with a small miracle: a satire about the lower-class residents of the south – rednecks – that avoids stale cliches and somehow locks in freshness. In "Messiah on the Frigidaire," a series of comic events takes place in Elroy, S.C., at the trailer of Dwayne and Lou Ann Hightower.

April 14, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Severe weather forecast Saturday

WICHITA – The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., has raised the threat level for severe weather Saturday to 'high' for portions of Kansas and Oklahoma, with officials predicting "a high-end life-threatening event."

April 13, 2012 | | Local News


BCC to hold Child Education Fair

Childcare professionals will be encouraged to "Sample The Blue Ribbon Offerings" at Barton Community College's Child Education Fair on April 28.

April 12, 2012 | | Local News


Barton Community College Orchestra to perform in Shafer Art Gallery

The Barton Community College Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 in the Shafer Art Gallery.

April 11, 2012 | | Local News


St. Rose Rehab adds fun, education to visits

As part of their regular rehabilitation services, occupational therapists at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center educate their patients about ways to heal. But this month, the therapists have added a touch of fun in observance of OT Month.

April 11, 2012 | | Local News


Keep your eyes open and your windows shut - prevent accidental falls with window safety

TOPEKA - Placing a crib, changing table or even a chair next to a window might offer your child a nice view outside or access to fresh air, but be careful – window falls can happen to anyone and in some cases, can be deadly. Safe Kids Kansas recommends that adults actively supervise their children when around open windows. Toddlers have been known to fall out of windows open as little as five inches.

April 11, 2012 | | Local News


Four-wheeler, bikes, mower and phone reported stolen

In about 90 minutes time on Monday afternoon, the Great Bend Police Department received three unrelated theft reports at separate locations.

April 10, 2012 | | Local News


Great Bend Easter Egg Hunts

The First Assembly of God Church sponsored the Giant Easter Egg Hunt Saturday.

April 07, 2012 | | Local News


Easter Egg Hunts

Two Easter Egg hunts were conducted Saturday in Great Bend.

April 07, 2012 | | Local News


DIAMOND JUBILEE

In its diamond anniversary season starting this fall, the Golden Belt Community Concert Association will celebrate 75 years of providing high-quality, affordable musical entertainment to the Golden Belt community.

April 06, 2012 | | Local News


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Camp Aldrich fire

On August 10, 2018 at about 5:56 AM the Barton County Sheriff's Office along with the Claflin Fire Department responded to a structure ...

August 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Public invited to comment on KDOT report

TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the draft Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019-2022 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) document.

August 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Appraiser continuing re-inspections

The Barton County Appraisers Office is currently finishing its annual re-inspection of 17 percent of the county as required to state law, County Appraiser Barb ...

August 09, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Phone scam in Great Bend

A Great Bend resident reported receiving a telephone call on Thursday from an unknown person who identified themselves as an employee of the Great Bend ...

August 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Growing issue: Forum to explore KS marijuana laws

The products in Jan Morton's store, Essential Oils, are legal in all 50 states, thanks to the 2014 Farm Bill that distinguished "hemp" from ...

August 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City fills IT post; PD staff nearly full

It was new Great Bend City Administrator Kendal Francis' first City Council meeting Monday night and he had a bit of good news.

August 09, 2018 | Dale Hogg | 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 ...

August 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Larned City Council recognizes Officer hill

LARNED - When the Larned City Council met Monday night, their first order of business was the commendation of Larned Police Department's newest addition, Officer ...

August 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Bellendir trial set for Nov. 14

The senior judge overseeing the criminal case against Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said 100 jurors were called for a July 16 trial before it ...

August 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Made in Great Bend, America

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) toured Doonan Specialized Trailers on Wednesday and heard first-hand how tariffs on steel and aluminum are hurting the local manufacturing plant ...

August 08, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City abates former hotel property

Among the Great Bend properties abated by the City Council Monday night was former Highland Hotel (now known as the Great Bend Hotel and Convention ...

August 08, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marshall will run for Big First

When polls closed Tuesday night, incumbent Congressman Roger Marshall was in the clear to move forward to the general election in November. Statewide, he received ...

August 07, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Pawnee County voters in line with state returns

Voters in Pawnee County headed to the polls Tuesday, and by the time the returns were in, it was apparent the county largely followed the ...

August 07, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Milsap, Moeder survive council primary

In the first-ever non-partisan primary in Barton County held for the Great Bend City Council Ward 1 Tuesday, Jessica Milsap and Alan Moeder stamped their ...

August 07, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Straub headed to a second term

Barton County Commissioner Alicia (Schartz) Straub has won the Republican primary and will go on to run for a second term in November. She represents ...

August 07, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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