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GBRC hosting free Stop ‘N Learn Session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Year Round House Plant Care" on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th. Did you know that during the different seasons of the year, your houseplants need varying care even if they are protected from the elements? Just like their outside counterparts, your plants that are inside will grow and thrive with extra care at different times of the year. Join us as we discuss general house plant care and what you can do ...

November 03, 2015 | | Local News


Wiffle ball tournament a success

Bombers Baseball hosted their first Wiffle Ball Tournament on Oct. 31, as a fundraiser to help with running this program. Bombers Baseball is a not-for-profit organization serving youth baseball in this area.

November 03, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Kansas Doors, Inc., 5223 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Jan Westfall and Connie Oetken. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

November 03, 2015 | | Local News


​GBFD Spaghetti Feed is Thursday

The Great Bend Fire Department will hold its 11th annual Spaghetti Feed from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 723 Main. Admission is $6 with children age 5 years and younger admitted free.

November 02, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend firm granted adjusted sewer rates

The water and sewer rates for the City of Great Bend are based on an average of usage from November through January to avoid including the seasonal high usage during the summer months.

November 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Halloween night hazards included thrown pumpkins

Great Bend police received only a few reports of Halloween mischief, according to the department's Daily Incident Log.

November 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Highway patrol reports injury accidents in Russell County

Kansas Highway Patrol responded to injury accidents in Russell County on Oct. 29 and Nov. 1.

November 02, 2015 | | Local News


Jury views video of fight where gun was drawn

A Barton County jury will decide whether Jacob Ryan Davis committed felony assault or used legal force in defense of another person when he pulled a gun during an altercation one year ago at Charlie's Place, the bar at 1109 Main in Great Bend.

November 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Burglaries reported in Great Bend, Pawnee Rock

The Great Bend Police Department and Barton County Sheriff's Office received multiple reports of burglaries over the past few days, from Friday through Sunday.

November 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Street closings OKed for Christmas parade

The Great Bend City Council Monday night took steps to make the annual downtown Christmas celebration safer and more family friendly when it approved several street closings for the night of the festivities.

November 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Rosewood AKTION Club Completes Successful Coloring Book Drive

Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club recently completed a successful coloring book and crayon drive to benefit children within the community. As a result, more than 50 new boxes of crayons and coloring books were delivered to Barton County Health Department and to St. Francis Community Services, Great Bend.

November 02, 2015 | | Local News


Extending the season

Traveling on C.R. 390, Rush County, towards Heartland Farm, a metallic gleam catches the eye, just north of the windbreak that protects the 1950s farmstead from the cool blasts Mother Nature delivers around this time of year, as fall matures and winter is fast at its heels.

October 31, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


​Trick or Tree deadline extended

Everyone will get an extra hour of sleep Sunday with the end of Daylight Saving Time, and photographers will get an extra two days to enter the annual Trick or Tree photography contest.

October 31, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton Library to host Kansas History Snapshot presentation

Barton Community College will continue its Kansas History Snapshot series by featuring "Buffalo Soldiers: An American Legend on the Western Frontier." This presentation by Fort Larned National Historic Site Park Ranger Celeste Dixon will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 in the Library. Catered refreshments will be served.

October 31, 2015 | | Local News


Haunting Wildife photos

Photos taken Oct. 30 at the Great Bend Senior Center. Jean Aycock, educator at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, presents "Haunting Wildlife" for the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

October 31, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Weekend cruises, races to success

This past weekend's cruise night and Horsepower on the Plains was a roaring success, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council ...

May 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Treasurer’s Office falls for email scam

The Barton County Treasurer's Office wired $48,600 to a bank in Georgia in what was probably a scam, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir ...

May 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Panther Band honors musicians

May 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m., Monday, May 23, at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office ...

May 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Play ball: Family enjoys baseball history

While Great Bend's Gary Pinkall is warming up his arm, his son, Bryan, will warm up his Grammy Award-winning voice.

May 17, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Library director reacts to City reaction

Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems told the GBPL board he'd left his leather motorcycle jacket at home for Monday's meeting, an ...

May 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ANTICIPATION

The latest graduates of the Barton County Academy walked across the stage Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend, with dozens of friends ...

May 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin city council approves purchase of police vehicle

The Claflin City Council met Monday, May 9, at the city building. City Clerk Patricia Schmidt submitted minutes from the meeting. At the meeting, the ...

May 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sidewalk art winners

Barton Community College has announced the winners of its Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. The winners are Adreinne Danner, Natalie Espino and Fernando Rojas.

May 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grill Guy

Great Bend woodcarver Barry Bowers competed in the Wichita carving show this past weekend. He won a first place ribbon for his Grill Guy carving ...

May 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Viewing tower being reviewed

When the bids came back for the much-anticipated Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington on K-4, state and local officials were a little shocked ...

May 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington EMS to hold open house Thursday

Red is usually the color of choice for fire trucks, catching the eye and delivering the universal message - an emergency is at hand. But coming ...

May 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Order up

Making the proposed Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers closer to a reality in Great Bend, the City Council Monday night approved a rezoning request ...

May 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City proceeds with Amber Meadows replat

The Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign an engineering services agreement with Wichita-based Professional Engineering Consultants for the replatting ...

May 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School board meets with attorneys

Great Bend USD 428's Board of Education met with the school district's attorneys Monday. The special meeting started at noon at the District ...

May 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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