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Zoo Society annual meeting is Tuesday

The Great Bend Zoological Society will celebrate its volunteers, members and the accomplishments of the past year during its annual meeting, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Raptor Center at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Legend of 'The Rifleman' on display

Now that "The Rifleman" sculpture in the Barton County Courthouse Square has undergone a professional cleaning and waxing, the Barton County Historical Society is looking at long-term preservation of outdoor art and monuments.

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘Taste of the Town’ features local flavors

People who attend the Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation's annual fall fundraiser will have a chance to bid on desserts prepared by GBHS students.

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Passing out poppies

Great Bend's Poppi Perry passes out Veterans Day poppies at Walmart.

November 14, 2015 | | Local News


Local veterans receive a precious gift

November 13, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local veterans receive a precious gift

November 13, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local veterans receive a precious gift

November 13, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local veterans receive a precious gift

November 13, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local veterans receive a precious gift

What better way of showing appreciation to veterans, than giving them a gift of love that was made from the heart to show them respect and honor for the sacrifices they have made for their country?

November 13, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

ELLINWOOD – United States government commodities will be distributed from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the United Church of Christ in at 701 Fritz in Ellinwood. For more information, call 620-282-3663.

November 13, 2015 | | Local News


Honoring a great man

Friends and family came out to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Thursday to honor A Great Bend native, pioneer, and friend to so many people around the world.

November 12, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Ellinwood City Council working with Scouts to repair cabin

Tuesday night the Ellinwood City Council met to hear progress on two projects that affect buildings in the city, and receive an update on developments with the Kansas Power Pool.

November 12, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes an update on the building at 2105 Forest (the old opera house), the removal of a lot from the Amber Meadows Rural Housing Incentive District and bids for improvements to the Events Center.

November 12, 2015 | | 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 Neighborhood Revitalization Program agreements with Ellinwood and Great Bend, a Mandamus Action with Johnson County regarding property values and the sale of surplus Road and Bridge Department equipment.

November 12, 2015 | | Local News


​Commodity distribution announced

DeleteCommodities will be available from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Kansas Department for Children and Families (formerly SRS), at 1305 Patton Road in Great Bend. You will need to bring proof of your address, such as a utility bill or phone bill, and a driver's license or other ID.

November 12, 2015 | | Local News


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Cops bust car thief early Monday morning

A Great Bend man was caught red-handed Monday for auto theft after there were reports of someone looking into cars near a local apartment complex ...

May 23, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Authorities have ‘strong’ suspect in shooting

The Great Bend Police Department is continuing its investigation into the Saturday night shooting that left a Great Bend man wounded. As of Monday, no ...

May 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Quality Inn, 3500 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be ...

May 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County out nearly 50k in email scam

First, the good news. Barton County's digital firewall and security was not breached when County Treasurer's Office fell for an email scam asking ...

May 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Dispatcher Liz Nolan passionate about her career

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one story in a monthly series about Barton County law enforcement.

May 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Saturday night shooting leaves GB man wounded

Great Bend Police Department have identified a suspect in a Saturday night shooting that left a Great Bend man wounded. As of Sunday, authorities continued ...

May 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Research proves the young brain is learning, adapting constantly

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two stories related to early childhood development and research compiled at Harvard University's Center for the ...

May 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


District Court Roundup: Defense says murder charges will be dropped

The attorney for one of three men facing charges of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary has asked that his client be released from wearing an ...

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jefferson School Pie in the Face contest

Jefferson school won the Pie in the Face contest for best USD 428 payroll participation for United Way of Central Kansas for the second year ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior Volunteers recognized for community service

Senior Companions Juanita Lumpkins of Great Bend and Judi Welch of Larned, and Foster Grandparent volunteer, Hubert Brown of Olmitz were honored for their service ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Park visitors asked to leave firewood at home

Headed to one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' lakes for the upcoming holiday weekend? David Hoover, a Conservation Biologist for the U ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mental Heath Awareness Day teaches ‘no stigma’

A bounce house and a beanbag toss, face painting and free popcorn were all part of the carnival atmosphere Friday in the parking lot at ...

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Experts hope mental health kiosks can save lives

In the future, central Kansas residents may be able to check their mental health as easily as they can now check their blood pressure while ...

May 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin announces summer reading program

CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library invites all children, preschool through 6th grade, to attend the Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is, "On ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to revisit overtime rule

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime laws when the board meets ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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