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Gov. Brownback recognizes Cheyenne Bottoms

Governor Sam Brownback visited the Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area on Monday. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Secretary Robin Jennison introduced Gov. Brownback, who joined local city and county government officials, media representatives, and local legislators, to tour the center and discuss the importance of educating visitors about the value of wetlands and raising awareness of Cheyenne Bottoms.

October 23, 2015 | | Local News


Two new grief support groups forming

Two support groups for people suffering the loss of a loved one are being formed in Barton County.

October 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘The Rifleman’ restored

This week "The Rifleman" monument is getting a professional cleaning and waxing. Here are some facts about the monument, courtesy of the Barton County Historical Society:

October 22, 2015 | | Local News


The art of bonsai demonstrated to Great Bend Garden Club

Courtesy photo

October 22, 2015 | | Local News


​First Christian Church to offer Trunk or Treat

First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave., will be a place to pick up candy on Halloween. The church will hold its annual Trunk or Treat event from 4-6 p.m. in the parking lot.

October 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Record turnout for Halloween costumes

The Kiwanis Club's fourth annual Halloween Costume Drive drew a record crowd last Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library, club member Barb Esfeld said.

October 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Women recovering from pitbull attack

The prognosis wasn't great when doctors examined Shelly Leroy's mauled arm last August. On July 31, she was attacked at home by her own dog, a pit-bull named Sam that until that day had never shown aggression.

October 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


All-Star Cheer Team continues Argonne Rebels tradition

The Argonne Rebels tradition lives on. Its latest incarnation is the Argonne Rebels All-Star Cheer Team, a program for youths 6-14 years old from Barton and Pawnee counties.

October 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC hosting Defensive Driving Course

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Barton County Farm Bureau will be hosting a "Defensive Driving Course" on Monday, Nov. 16 thru Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, located at 2715 18th Street. This class will be taught by Steve Billinger, Barton County Sheriff's Department. After participants attend this course, most insurance companies will lower premiums for participants that receive certificates at the end of the class. Participants must attend both days to complete the course. To register or for more information, call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 ...

October 22, 2015 | | Local News


GBRC hosting Halloween party

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a "Halloween Party" on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 1-2 p.m., at the Senior Center located at 2005 Kansas Avenue. Dress up in costume, if you would like, and join friends for an afternoon of spooky fun, refreshments, and entertainment by a Jefferson grade school class. For more information, call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 or e-mail us at recreation@gbrc.kscoxmail.com.

October 22, 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 a recognition of long-time county employees, the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial dedication and a report from Central Kansas Community Corrections.

October 22, 2015 | | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

October 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Restoration begins on 'The Rifleman'

"The Rifleman" stands on the north side of the Barton County Courthouse, vigilantly facing south to protect the Union. Before the sculpture of a Civil War soldier turns 100 years old in November it is getting a professional makeover.

October 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Report highlights BCC success

Barton Community College's 2015 "Community Report" is hot off the press, Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman told members of the Great Bend Kiwanis on Wednesday. The annual report to BCC stakeholders highlights the college's progress and its vision for the future.

October 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC celebrates learning at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Passion, spirit and hope were frequently used words employed by numerous speakers to describe inmate learners at the 11th Annual Learning Celebration on Tuesday evening at Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News


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Just who is Bob Dole?

Robert J. "Bob" Dole's western Kansas values are a good fit for what Fort Hays State University values. The university will honor Dole at ...

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


LONG TIME COMING

Improvements to the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Bandshell area of Jack Kilby Square were discussed at the April 18. City Council meeting. Monday night, those ...

May 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KCAC tournment kicks off with community night

Great Bend will host the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference softball and baseball tournament for the third year from Wednesday through Saturday.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grants awarded for STEM projects, phonics

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of stories about Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation minigrants awarded to teachers recently.

May 02, 2016 | By Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Plains Quilts of Valor honors veterans

Veterans received quilts donated by the "Golden Plains Quilts of Valor" on April 29 at the American Legion Argonne Post No. 180, Great Bend. All ...

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High school students enter ‘Vortex Exhibit’ at Shafer Art Gallery

Students from Great Bend, Ellinwood, Larned and Hoisington high schools have their art on display as part of the Shafer Gallery's "Vortex Exhibit" from ...

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


KDOT requesting comments on STIP amendment

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is requesting comments on the amendment to the FFY 2016-2019 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) document.

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Graduate Flury achieves success

LARNED - When Blake Flury was 11 years old, he dropped out of school when his mother passed away.

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


Barton music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the Dorothy Moses ...

April 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Text cases come to life at Field Ops Day

Barton Community College's medical and emergency services students stepped out of the classroom to test their skills in life-like emergency scenarios during Field Ops ...

April 30, 2016 | Story and photos by Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Ukuleles and robots on Great Bend teacher wish lists

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of stories about minigrants awarded to teachers by the USD Education Foundation.

April 30, 2016 | Information compiled by Jennifer Schartz, USD 428 | Local News


Make and Take

Nearly 20 years ago, Great Bend USD 428's Steve Wolf visited Wichita and saw a resource center where teachers could find everything they needed ...

April 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend Tree Boards marks Arbor Day with tree giveaway

Michael Fletcher, arborist with the Great Bend Tree Board, marked a decades long Arbor Day tradition with fifth graders at Great Bend elementary schools and ...

April 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Meals on Wheels seeking summer volunteers

Spring has sprung and summer will be here before you know it.

April 28, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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