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Memorial park fence to be restored

Barton County commissioners Monday morning knew the ornate north and south fences at Golden Belt Memorial Park had to be restored. They were just frustrated that the restoration had to come only a few years after the wrought-iron fencing had been installed.

September 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mosquito spraying to continue

The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will start spraying for mosquitoes again this week. The spraying will start at 8 p.m. until Midnight on Thursdays Sept. 15, 22, 29, and Oct. 6. If it rains on one of those nights then that night will be cancelled.

September 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Touched By Cancer group plans Banana Split Night

The Touched By Cancer support group will have Banana Split Night at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Presbyterian Church located at 24th and Washington in Great Bend. Ice cream and bananas will be provided, and participants are invited to bring their favorite toppings to share.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Red Cross needs donors of all blood types

The next local opportunity to donate blood to the American Red Cross will be Monday, Sept. 19. Donations will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Walnut Valley Potato Bar returns

RUSH CENTER - The Walnut Valley Senior Center of Rush Center will offer a Potato Bar on the third Sunday of each month, starting Sept. 18. Potato bar meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Komarek to speak at LOWV meeting

This month's Great Bend League of Women Voters program will be given by member Beverly Komarek, and the topic will be the League itself. The group will meet at noon Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Classic Inn.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Period of Purple

The soft purple caps coming from members of the Crochet Club at the Great Bend Public Library may save a baby's life. These caps are going to a non-profit group that aims to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome by teaching parents about "The Period of PURPLE Crying®."

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rec Commission to hear T-shirt proposal

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors will consider a youth team sports T-shirt proposal when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The board is also expected to take action on the Great Bend Fit Trail.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Deported man found in Rush County

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A citizen of Mexico was indicted Thursday on a federal charge of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Foundation strategic plan on trustees' agenda

Coleen Cape, Barton Community College's new executive director of institutional advancement, will address the BCC Board of Trustees at the next board study session, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in room F-30 on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New building project on USD 428 agenda

The item "New Building Project" is on the agenda for the next Great Bend school board meeting. The USD 428 board of education meeting is set for 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pocketbike Across Kansas

A team attempting to break the Guinness World Record for longest journey on a pocketbike stopped in Great Bend Saturday.

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pontiac Attack: Brothers return to GB for car show

Dave Baker was an upper classman at Great Bend High School and his brother Kent was a fifth grader at St. Patrick School when their family left Great Bend. This past week, the brothers returned for the Pontiac Attack Car Show at the Great Bend Expo, traveling from Bella Vista, Arkansas, in classic autos.

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | 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 an adendum to the memorandum of understanding for the Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington, an update to the county's unpaid leave policy and the repainting of fences at Golden Belt and Hillcrest memorial parks.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Weather forecast calls for storms later Friday

In Barton County, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

September 09, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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Two arrested on drug charges

Barton County Sheriff Office Deputy David Melcher arrested two people on drug charges at 2 a.m. on Friday in the parking lot of Brit ...

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High school students participate in Vortex

Area high school students from Ellinwood, Great Bend, Solomon, Stafford, Larned and Hoisington came to Barton Community College to get hands-on experience from art professionals ...

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Watching Young Artists Grow - photos

Some of the art on display at the Barton County Historical Society is shown here.

April 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Watching Young Artists Grow

Great Bend children in grades K-8 can see their works of art on display this month at the Barton County Historical Society. The annual Watching ...

April 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sixth-grade band will present concert Tuesday

Months of hard work will culminate Tuesday night, April 18, at 7 p.m. as approximately 95 students of the Great Bend Sixth Grade Band ...

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Shafer Gallery to host annual Barton Student Art Exhibit

Barton Community College art students will line the walls of the Shafer Art Gallery with their work during the Barton Student Art Exhibit juried art ...

April 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Thunderstorms possibly headed our way

The skies in central Kansas turned gray Thursday afternoon as the National Weather Service predicted showers and thunderstorms, although the hazardous weather outlook ranked "2 ...

April 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Smith leaving United Way of Central Kansas

With seven campaigns under her belt and having raised more than $1.7 million for agencies in Barton and Pawnee counties, Julie Bugner-Smith has resigned ...

April 13, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Chemicals burn at Rice County plant

RICE COUNTY - Thursday morning, workers at the Jacam chemical plant located between Lyons and Sterling were sent home when chemicals in one of the buildings ...

April 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 ...

April 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Registration open for freezer meals class

A few spaces remain in the Educational program "Freezer Meals from the Meat Case." According to Donna Krug, Barton County Family & Consumer Science agent, participants ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘Stay Strong Stay Healthy’ set to begin

The Stay Strong Stay Healthy class is designed to increase an aging adult's access to a safe, structured and effective strength training program. Over ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend students win awards at BCC Vortex Juried Exhibition

Student work of Great Bend High School art teachers Sergio Ramirez and Brian Hutchinson showed very well at the BCC Vortex Juried Exhibition 2017.

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Estes wins easily in Pawnee, Stafford counties

Republican Ron Estes won a Kansas House seat in Tuesday's special election, the first congressional election since President Donald Trump's victory.

April 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees nominate Johnson for regional award

Members of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees have nominated their chairman, Mike Johnson, for the Regional Trustee Leadership Award of the Association of ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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