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Possible injury in Pawnee County crash

Kathy R. Tankersley, 53, Larned, was taken to Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned Saturday after a two-vehicle crash in Pawnee County.

September 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tarp in road causes fatal motorcycle crash in Russell County

A large commercial vehicle tarp in the roadway on Interstate 70 contributed to a fatal motorcycle crash late Friday in Russell County.

September 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Camp Hope reunion photos

photos taken Sept. 23, 2017

September 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Family Reunion: Camp Hope's 35th

The family reunion Saturday afternoon wasn't about shared genealogy - it was about a shared experience. The Camp Hope family consists of hundreds of children and volunteers spanning 35 years.

September 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kathleen Kuchar watercolor monotype workshop Oct. 7

Kathleen Kuchar, retired professor at the Fort Hays State University Department of Art and Design, will demonstrate the basics of watercolor monotype printing during an Oct. 7 workshop at Barton Community College.

September 23, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News


Friends and Acquaintances Art Festival

Local artists' work will be on display at the Shafer Gallery as part of the Barton County Arts Council Friends and Acquaintances Art Festival from Sept. 29 through Nov. 4. There will be an opening night reception at 6 p.m. Friday at the gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building at Barton Community College.

September 23, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | 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 the investment of the county's idle funds, and the purchase of a pickup and track loader for the Road and Bridge Department.

September 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Boyd Road work to begin Saturday

Venture Corporation will begin work on NW 40 Avenue (Boyd Road) on Saturday. Crews plan to do asphalt milling at various locations on Saturday and will begin the asphalt overlay around Monday. The project extends from NW 80 Rd to K-4 intersection.

September 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Marsh Musings

It is 3 a.m. and I am aware that my hunting buddy is awake and sitting cross-legged on the cold (it was about minus 12 outside) ground working on his air mattress. We were camped about 9,000 feet in Middle Fork above Del Norte, Colo. hunting elk. If a air mattress springs a leak, no sleeping bag alone will keep you warm. Always carry a repair kit and know how to use it. He killed a elk (one of the most efficient and skilled hunters I have ever had the privilege of hunting with) and made two or ...

September 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


The Wetland Explorer

It's finally Fall at Cheyenne Bottoms. Birds are migrating, days begin to shorten, and hunting seasons begin.

September 22, 2017 | BY CURTIS WOLF KWEC site manager | Local News


Library board updated on outreach efforts

Members of the Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors Monday were reminded that to remain relevant,libraries need to evolve. Rather than just a depository of books, the Great Bend Public Library is responding to the needs of the community by offering outreach and training. Elizabeth Dukelow, Data/Materials Manager and Marketing Librarian, presented the monthly departmental report. The library continues to outreach to the community through the Crochet Club. Members have crocheted 230 purple infant hats over the summer. Those that are at least 50 percent purple will be donated to the Kansas Childrens Service League for the ...

September 22, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Signs show support for Dade Cannon

Some of the blue signs showing support for Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch are finding a new purpose - to welcome home 13-year-old Dade Cannon and to encourage him as he continues his battle with cancer.

September 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Young readers will help Harvey victims

Great Bend elementary students will have an opportunity help children in Texas schools hit by Hurricane Harvey. The community can participate by visiting the Great Bend Reading Initiative's lemonade stand, which will be in front of the courthouse during the GBHS Homecoming Parade at 3 p.m. next Friday, Sept. 29.

September 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBFD awarded SAFER grant

A federal grant will help pay for three additional firefighters in Great Bend, Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins announced this week.

September 21, 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 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.

September 21, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Zoo news: Swans disappear from Vets Lake

Three of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo's young swans are missing from Veterans Memorial Park. Zoo Supervisor Sara Hamlin is asking anyone with ...

June 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Extreme Ice to give all Thursday revenue to Cook family

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's Extreme Ice snow cone shop will donate all revenue received today, Thursday, June 7, to the family of Ellinwood Middle and High ...

June 06, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Governor likes what he sees in Great Bend

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer took a look at Great Bend Wednesday afternoon during a quick visit that included a brief tour and conversations with governmental ...

June 06, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Five arrested during drug bust

Ellinwood Police Department executed a narcotics-related search warrant at 6:36 p.m. on Tuesday at 208 West B street, Ellinwood. Arrested at the scene ...

June 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned considers how to finance a pool

LARNED - With record high temperatures tempting residents out to the Larned City Pool to beat the heat, it was no surprise Monday evening's city ...

June 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Judge: ‘No smoking gun’ in emails

Judge dismisses motion to recuse prosecutor

June 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Congressman Marshall draws line in sand on immigration

WASHINGTON D.C.- Today Congressman Marshall addressed the House floor to address the sluggish pace of immigration reform in Congress. Rep. Marshall called on his ...

June 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Road closing for culvert replacement

The Barton County Road and Bridge Department will close 2 miles of SE 20 Road from SE 60 Avenue to SE 80 Avenue to replace ...

June 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Suchy retires as public works director

With regrets, the Great Bend City Council Monday night reluctantly approved the retirement of long-time Public Works Director Charlie Suchy. In a letter to the ...

June 04, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Still ‘Rolling out the Barrel’

A rollicking good time was had by members of the Sunflower Polka Club Sunday, June 3, at the Great Bend Columbus Club. Around 150 people ...

June 04, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


‘It touches everyone’

The theme for this year's Relay for Life of Barton County is "Super Heros Wanted." The Barton County Commission Monday morning answered the call ...

June 04, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend woman dies, others injured in two-vehicle collision

ELLSWORTH - A Great Bend woman died following a two-vehicle crash 1 mile north of Ellsworth at 2:17 p.m. Saturday. Five others were injured.

June 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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