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Rec Commission teams up with zoo for summer programs

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo are offering some great classes this summer. Classes will run from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the next three Thursdays, June 9, 16 and 23, at the zoo. They are open from children 7-12 years old.

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 looks at better communication

A public relations expert from the Kansas Association of School Boards met with Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education members on Monday to present "Communicating During Difficult Times."

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SENIOR PRIDE: Aging zoo animals require special care

The birth of six arctic fox kits this past month at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is part of an ongoing effort to breed animals that have a species survival plan. But in spite of new additions in recent years, there are several geriatric animals in the zoo's population. They require special care, which is often expensive.

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Holmes gets county support to study Larned State Hospital

Noting the importance of Larned State Hospital to Barton County and the area, the County Commission Monday morning endorsed a letter of support calling for the formation of a Legislative interim committee to study the issues plaguing the facility.

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Two delegates win primaries

MANHATTAN - Great Bend's Eric Vasquez and Larned's Mason Schartz won primary elections for a state office at the 2016 American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy (ALBSKLA) Monday. Vasquez is running for Attorney General. Schartz is a candidate for Commission of Insurance.

June 06, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Elder Care joins Prairie Godmother partner agencies

The Advisory Board for the Prairie Godmother Funds at the Golden Belt Community Foundation officially welcomed Elder Care Inc. as a new partner agency.

June 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jumpin' June Jaunt

Wacky Chad had just dismounted from a pogo stick after completing a "360 degree whip and tuck reverse rewind."

June 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jon L. Prescott running for State House of Representative - 113th District

Jon L. Prescott, Ellinwood, filed to run for the House of Representative seat serving the 113th District, which includes large portions of Barton and Rice counties, all of Stafford and Pratt counties, and the eastern part of Pawnee County. Jon has been a Kansas resident for his entire life and fully understands the needs and concerns of the folks he will be serving in central and south central Kansas. A graduate of Fort Hays State University in Marketing and Finance combined with his 33 years in business make him a qualified Republican candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives. Jon ...

June 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sharon Shelton-Wondra files for Barton County Commisioner

Great Bend resident Sharon Shelton-Wondra announces her Republican candidacy for Barton County Commissioner, second district. She was born and raised in Barton County and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1970. She married Harold Wondra in 1974 in Great Bend where together they raised their three children. She is currently a member of Holy Family Church where two of her five grandchildren attend school. She has an outgoing personality, loves sports, loves being around family and friends and engaging with people in her community. She started the Hap Dumont and Quick Silver programs with family, friends, citizens and businesses ...

June 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Use of synthetic opioid “U-47700” poses risk to Kansas citizens

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is warning the public of a rapidly emerging drug threat that is believed to have contributed to a number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Kansas within the past month. This drug, "U-47700", has no accepted medical use and poses a risk to Kansas citizens.

June 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


May Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

June 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Summer Street Stroll underway

The farmers market is open in Jack Kilby Square. There are hotrods, classic cars and motorcycles on the south side of the Barton County Courthouse Square, and a free movie will be starting at 9 p.m. tonight (Friday).

June 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Juveniles found guilty of battery in school bus incident

Ellsworth County Attorney Joe Shepack has released a statement on the Great Bend bus incident. Two juveniles were convicted this week, each on one charge of a Class B misdemeanor battery in Ellsworth County District Court.

June 03, 2016 | By Tribune Staff | Local News


Ralph B. Praeger's story told

Comments of Colonel Ralph B. Praeger, Jr. (USAF Ret.)

June 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend City Council to meet Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet Monday night at 7:30 p.m. at the council chamber. The agenda includes informational items including city council reports, the City Administrator Howard Partington's update, appointments, an economic development report by Jan Peters, and Partington will give an update on the calendar that is being developed for the bond issue to pay for the improvements to the city's water system.

June 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Tree of Life benefits hospice patients at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice

While the Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed ...

December 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Holiday hiring strong statewide, nationwide

TOPEKA – With the holiday seasonal hiring leading the way, Kansas' October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, the same rate that was reported ...

December 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Santas Around The World’ exhibit open through Dec. 23

This time of year, a question usually arises about the 'Santas Around The World' exhibit located in downtown Great Bend. Are there 23 or 24 ...

December 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

December 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

December 01, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


CLAFLIN TRADITION GROWING

CLAFLIN - Preparations have begun in Claflin for the town's annual Christmas Tree lighting and holiday festival Sunday, Dec. 4. Different this year will be ...

November 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sen. Moran's office has tickets to Presidential Inauguration

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will be offering a limited number of tickets to Kansans for the inauguration ceremony of the 45th President ...

November 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Spotlight in garage starts fire

A double-car detached garage sustained an estimated $8,000 in damage Wednesday after a fire broke out at 64 NE 21 Road.

November 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to tour bus barn

Members of the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education plan to tour the district bus barn at 12th and Williams St. at noon Tuesday ...

November 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo news: New species arrives at zoo

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo continues to work with the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums on species preservation and quality care. Although the ...

November 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GIVING TUESDAY GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Golden Belt Community Foundation celebrated their 20th anniversary with $20,000 in grants for community projects at our Giving Tuesday event. Four projects from each ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Giving Tuesday has passed, but giving continues

Tuesday was Giving Tuesday, a day set aside to shift the focus from holiday shopping to holiday giving.

November 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Sixteen veterans were presented Quilts of Valor on Nov. 25, 2016, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. The Golden Plains Quilts ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Honor Band

Great Bend High School band students were recently selected for the Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association Honor Band that will meet on Saturday, Dec. 3 ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lar gibbon added to zoo

A new animal arrived recently at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. "Zito" is a 22-year-old Lar gibbon, which is also a new species for ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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