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Zoo News: Where's the tiger?

When the temperature rises, many of the animals at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo look for the coolest spot - and who can blame them? But visitors aren't always pleased to see a lot of seemingly empty exhibits.

May 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Fort Riley grad rebuilds life with education

FORT RILEY - It's darkest before dawn; this is the message of hope Janet David wants to spread with her recent achievement as a Barton Community College graduate. She shared her story with a crowd of her peers at a small ceremony celebrating inductees to two honor societies, Alpha Sigma Lambda and Phi Theta Kappa last week at Fort Riley.

May 30, 2017 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Great Bend, Hoisington to share coffee at Clara Barton

HOISINGTON - This week the Great Bend Chamber Coffee and the Hoisington Chamber Coffee will be one event hosted by the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation. Coffee will start at 9 a.m. with the program at 9:30 at Clara Barton Hospital, 250 West Ninth St. in Hoisington. Guests should park across the street in the west lot to leave parking spaces for patients.

May 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County Democrats to hold backyard party

ELLINWOOD - Barton County Democrats, friends and family are invited to a backyard party at 6 p.m. Friday, June 2, at 108 West 4th St. in Ellinwood. This event will be hosted by George Martin and Karen Kline-Martin. Guests are asked to bring a side dish or dessert, chair, and an opinion. Meat and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

May 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


More than 100 walk at Ft Riley commencement

MANHATTAN - Along with the other consortium schools, Barton Community College at Fort Riley celebrated the graduation of 134 of its own students on Thursday, May 25, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Of those graduating, nearly 110 chose to walk, with some active duty soldiers who were deployed and could not participate.

May 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Memorial Day service, Great Bend 2017

Photos from Monday's Memorial Day service at Great Bend Cemetery.

May 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned to hold quilting celebration

LARNED - The annual free Quilters Celebration, sponsored by the Quilting Bees Guild, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3 at the First Presbyterian Church, 8th and Morris, Larned. Enter on the northwest back parking lot entrance.

May 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Plot Tour Tuesday in Barton Co.

The Kansas Wheat Alliance has wheat plot tours scheduled in central Kansas. Producers can attend tours to learn about the crop condition and wheat varieties in the area. KWA representatives plan to be in attendance to answer questions.

May 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Aiming for nationals

Three 4-H members from Barton County will head to Grand Island, Neb., to compete in the 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships that will be held June 25-30.

May 29, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Lest We Forget

Great Bend's Memorial Day services were held Monday at the Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery. This year's program was coordinated by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27. Terry W. Young, past department commander of Kansas DAV, was master of ceremonies.

May 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quilts of Valor May 2017

Ten veterans were presented with patriotic quilts awarded May 26, 2017, by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor. Presentations were made at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180.

May 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


First Municipal Band concert marks band shell’s 90 years

The opening concert of the 2017 Great Bend Municipal Band on Thursday night will mark a special occasion made more meaningful by the recent improvements to Jack Kilby Square. It will mark the 90th anniversary and rededication of the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell, which was at the heart of the renovations in the popular city park.

May 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


June Jaunt Hot Dog Feed to benefit tornado victims

United Way of Central Kansas will host its annual Hot Dog Feed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at Veterans Memorial Park as a part of the June Jaunt festivities. There will also be large yard games available for families to play or you can watch the action on the volleyball courts.

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adopt A Pet and Shine & Show

This month's Golden Belt Humane Society Adopt a Pet event will be held in conjunction with June Jaunt and the Shine & Show car show on Saturday, June 3, at Orscheln Farm and Home store, 5320 10th St.

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Brandi Gruber fills exec position at ElderCare

As the new executive director of ElderCare Inc. in Great Bend, Brandi Gruber is compiling a list of priorities for the non-profit agency.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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2017 a busy weather year in Barton County

Barton County and central Kansas were no strangers to nasty weather last year. Now, with the beginning of this year's severe weather season looming ...

February 15, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Jefferson Jets

Great Bend USD 428 photos from Jefferson Elementary School.

February 15, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Fun in the Sun

The My Backyard Playground outside the GBRC Activity Center was a busy place Thursday after children were dismissed from school early and temperatures reached the ...

February 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senior judge assigned to Bellendir case

Senior Judge Edward Bouker from Hays has been assigned to preside over the misdemeanor case against Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, which is pending in ...

February 15, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fort Larned has a new brochure

Fort Larned National Historic Site recently received a shipment of new brochures to hand out at the visitor center.

February 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton nursing program sees renewed success

The 2015-2016 academic year was a turning point for the nursing program at Barton Community College. Gary Burke recalls being a fairly new college trustee ...

February 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rep. Marshall’s low-dose radiation bill unanimously passes house

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday the House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Roger Marshall's bill, H.R. 4675, the Low Dose Radiation Research Act of ...

February 13, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Waterline replacement project will begin on Main Street

The City of Great Bend Administration and Engineering departments announced Tuesday afternoon the next phase for the on-going waterline replacement project. At the end of ...

February 13, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


BSCO, GBPD respond to injury crashes

Local law enforcement responded to injury crashes Monday and Tuesday, including a vehicle/pedestrian collision in Great Bend.

February 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


17 days: Dispute over speedy trial countdown results in nixed jury trial

It may be awhile, if ever, before Barton County jurors are permitted to decide the guilt or innocence of Alejandro "Vato" Azteca in a 2016 ...

February 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School board approves summer wrestling tournament

Great Bend High School Head Wrestling Coach Nathan Broeckelman has plans for a summer wrestling tournament at Memorial Stadium, with some night matches "under the ...

February 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Funds exchange gives county more flexibility

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a supplement to the county's federal-aid fund exchange master agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation. The ...

February 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County announces Presidents Day closings

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the ...

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sex offender sentenced in district court

In a press release issued Monday, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said the past week was a busy one for her office:

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to look at tuition

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review tuition and fees when it meets for a study session at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb ...

February 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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