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Stop ‘N Learn: Winter Wonderland

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Winter Wonderland" from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th. This program will also be held starting at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Winter weather can be frustrating, but the science behind it is fascinating! Learn how winter brings us snow, sleet and ice as well as how the critters of Cheyenne Bottoms handle the cold. Jean Aycock, KWEC Educator, will be the presenter for this program. For more information ...

November 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

November 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County’s fighting for local control

Barton County commissioners didn't meet Monday morning except to canvass the votes from last Tuesday's general election. But, that didn't mean county business wasn't on their minds.

November 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


More chili cook-off photos

Photos taken Nov. 12, 2016 at the Sunflower Diversfied Services annual Charity Chili Cook-off in the Barton County Courthouse Square.

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mom's Gift

The ensemble cast of "Mom's Gift" weren't giving away any secrets at a recent rehearsal. K.B. Bell, who is co-directing the award-winning comedy, said the audience "won't see the ending coming. I think they'll laugh and I think they'll cry."

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Scott Donovan selected for parade grand marshal honor

The sorry state of the oil-and-gas industry in the early 1980s and a good reputation as a deejay were two factors that brought the voice of Scott Donovan to the local airwaves.

November 12, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chili cook-off warms hearts

It was time to vote and opinions were definitely divided.

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Community Breakfast catches hunters

Pheasant season opened Saturday, and dozens of hunters got an early start with breakfast at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall. Serving of the organization's annual Community Breakfast began at 5:30 a.m.

November 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Honoring a veteran

United States Air Force veteran Mel Holopirek was awarded a Quilt of Valor from Golden Plains Quilts of Valor during the Silver Cougar Club's veterans program at Stoneridge Country Club on Nov. 11, 2016. The quilt top was made by Judy Burnette; quilting by Amy Schartz Mellor.

November 12, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Prairie Godmothers announce Margarita Monday for Giving Tuesday

Current and prospective Prairie Godmothers are invited to Margarita Monday for Giving Tuesday. This come-and-go event will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Playa Azul Mexican Restaurant, 4923 10th St.

November 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


2 die in car fleeing law enforcement

RENO COUNTY - A police pursuit Friday morning in Reno County ended in a double fatality.

November 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


HONORING AMERICA’S HEROS

It was a brisk fall morning Friday as the late morning sun filtered through the golden autumn leaves at Veterans Memorial Park. The rows of star-spangled banners lining the Avenue of Flags danced in the stiff breeze.

November 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS honors veterans on Nov. 11

Great Bend High School students listened respectfully Friday morning as one of their alumni, Michael Harbaugh, described his military career. He was the guest speaker at the school's annual Veterans Day program.

November 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘Greatest Generation’ veteran to be honored by CO Avalanche

A familiar Great Bend Veteran, Lonnie Wright, won't be at the dedication of the second memorial stone at Golden Belt Memorial Park today. That's because the World War II Army Air Corps veteran, Silver Star recipient and Pearl Harbor Survivor, will be honored at the Colorado Avalanche versus the Winnipeg Jets game at Denver's Pepsi Stadium tonight. It's part of the franchise's "Military Appreciation Night." Wright will be joined by veterans from every major conflict as they conduct a ceremonial face-off at center ice prior to the game. As the WWII Veteran, Wright will be ...

November 10, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Next Generation Leahy offers Celtic traditions

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present Next Generation Leahy, a Celtic-based high-energy concert, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

November 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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BUSY BEES: Story Time entertains children

Great Bend Public Library's "Miss Amy" had children listening, singing and playing on Tuesday during Story Time. This week's subject was Bees.

June 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Todd Leech sentenced to 14 years for child rape

A Great Bend couple arrested on rape and child abuse charges in 2016 have been sentenced in Barton County District Court.

June 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas Wheat Harvest report: Day 2

Day 2: With the hot summer rays of sunshine and the constant Kansas wind, harvest is progressing quickly throughout central Kansas.

June 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBRC looks at goals, budget

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors discussed its 2017-2018 strategic plan goals and budget on Monday.

June 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


County approves tax help after tornado

Barton County residents who lost their homes or saw major home damage from last month's tornado may get a break on their property taxes ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Road & Bridge director to retire soon

Barton County Road and Bridge/Memorial Parks Director Dale Phillips announced Monday he will retire at the end of this month, concluding a 44-year career ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Caution: Road work ahread

Great Bend Street Department employees remove a section of pavement at the southwest corner of Broadway and McKinley, Monday afternoon. Traffic is reduced to two ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned prison adopts new mission preparing young offenders for reentry

LARNED - At the end of May, the Kansas Department of Corrections announced that the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility will be converted to a medium-security ...

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend schools get wireless devices for K-12

Great Bend USD 428's One to One Technology Initiative will encompass grades K-12 this fall, Superintendent Khris Thexton said Monday. The school board voted ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBFD responds to three weekend fire calls

The Great Bend Fire Department was busy with three fire calls over the weekend, Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

June 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


May marriage and divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Insurance on BCC trustees' agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 13, to approve renewing insurance proposals. The board will meet at ...

June 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kaiser sentenced on sexting case

Todd Eric Kaiser, the former Great Bend High School track coach convicted of sexual exploitation of a child, has been placed on three years of ...

June 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fun day!

BY VERONICA COONS

June 10, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


Relay for Life celebrates fighters, remembers survivors

HOISINGTON - When cancer survivors and their caregivers line up for the Survivors' Lap at Relay for Life, it's hard not to be overcome by ...

June 10, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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