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Great Bend Evening Lions host guide dog program

On Monday, the Great Bend Evening Lions' Club will host a special program with Randy Teske and his guide dog Marco. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington in Great Bend.

July 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Guided hunting banned on public land

One June 23 the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission voted to ban commercial guiding on property and water managed by the department.

July 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC pool updates reviewed

Barton Community College Trustees learned Tuesday that additional improvements totaling about $5,000 were approved for the college's swimming pool in the past year.

July 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | 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.

July 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local business lending a helping hand

Summer is here and August is just around the corner and this means back to school and with back to school comes shopping for school supplies.

July 27, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend High School Booster Club membership drive

The Great Bend High School Panther Booster Club announces their 2016-2017 Booster Club Membership Drive and Activities Program Sponsorship Campaign. Members include alumni, parents, teachers, friends, businesses and community members that are committed to enhance the experience that local students have while participating in activities during their academic careers at Great Bend High School. In addition to membership, the Great Bend High School Panther Booster Club sells and distributes Panther merchandise and select concessions. The Great Bend High School Panther Booster Club is the only program that benefits all Panther Activities and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the ...

July 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


RSVP honors volunteers at banquet

RSVP, formerly the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, will honor its volunteers with a recognition banquet Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Barton Community College student union. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the meal will be served between 6-6:30 p.m.

July 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo loses a fan favorite ‘Boss,’ the African lion

The skies over the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo are gray today after the zoo had to say goodbye to one of their oldest and most beloved animals.

July 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Wetlands Center to hold Perseid Meteor Shower party

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host a viewing party for the Perseid Meteor Shower. Activities will start at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, at the KWEC, 592 NE K-156, Great Bend, said Jean Aycock, KWEC Educator.

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees approve raises

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees approved next year's operational budget and a 2016-2017 budget for publication Tuesday. The operational budget includes a 4 percent increase in the money budgeted for most salaries. The published budget makes the same mill levy request as last year and the year before, based on the latest information on valuations.

July 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington approves purchase of new ‘Jaws of Life’

HOISINGTON - Hoisington City Council members approved the purchase of a new 'jaws of life' extraction unit by the Hoisington Fire Department at the meeting Monday. Previously, Hoisington EMS was responsible for the extraction unit, but when the new ambulance arrived, EMS Director Scott Fleming realized there would not be room for the old unit on the new vehicle.

July 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington City Council Wilborn steps down, Bruce to serve Ward 4

HOISINGTON - Monday night, after a study session concerning the 2017 budget, Hoisington City Council members recognized outgoing councilman Brian Wilborn , awarding a plaque for his service to the council. The newly re-elected representative resigned following a move out of Ward 4, which he was elected to represent. His family will be moving to a home in the country.

July 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Back in the games

Great Bend native Bryan Pinkall is attending another Olympics, this time in Brazil.

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Amanda Baxter and Shelly Peacock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission eyes tower to improve communications

For some time, Barton County law enforcement officers have had a difficult time with communications in the far northeast part of the county. Officials hope to change that.

July 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Great Bend's J.C. Penney store to close

The J.C. Penney store at 1500 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend is on the list of 138 stores that J.C. Penney Company Inc ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kans for Kids fundraiser: Get Your Green On!

There will be a Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation fundraiser Saturday evening at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180, located at 1011 Kansas ...

March 16, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Wind, hazardous waste, topics at landfill

The Barton County Landfill staff has been busy with routine operations, including recycling activities and litter control. These two items caused Solid Waste Manager Phil ...

March 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Costly Cleanup

Sadly, it's an all too common sight – the illegal dumping of trash along county and township roads, said Barton County Road and Bridge Director ...

March 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hudson playground equipment purchase assisted by CBCF grant

HUDSON - Tabra Ward acknowledged that she and her fellow Hudson citizens were "overwhelmed" when they realized a new playground would cost more than $20,000 ...

March 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Changes to Scenic Byway could benefit Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - Richard Kimple represents the City of Ellinwood on the board for the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway. In addition to being one of ...

March 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Helping Hands Preschool has fall openings for peer mentors

Helping Hands Preschool in Great Bend has openings for children in the Peer Mentor program for the 2017 school year.

March 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Crime Stoppers is still anonymous

"We don't want your name, just your information."

March 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC student fees may increase

Administrators at Barton Community College plan to ask the BCC Board of Trustees to increase student fees by $4 per credit hour for the fall ...

March 15, 2017 | BY SUSAN THACKER | Local News


KWEC offers Spring Break at Cheyenne Bottoms

Those looking for something fun to do this spring break are invited to make a trip to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Spend an hour ...

March 15, 2017 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Make a magical fairy garden

Where do fairies live? At your house in the fairy garden you'll create for them, during the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's fairy garden ...

March 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Campaign begins to honor McKown for many contributions to Great Bend

When Bob Feldt started to realize just how much he missed his old friend, Bill McKown, he wondered if others might be feeling the same ...

March 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Exchange students experience different way of learning

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part story. Ellinwood High School exchange students talked about the differences between high school in America ...

March 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


EHS rich in cultural exchange

Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part story. An interview with three Ellinwood High School exchange students earlier this week resulted ...

March 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Teachers offered used computers

Employees at Great Bend USD 428 can purchase used desktop and laptop computers as they are replaced with new ones. Prices range from $75 to ...

March 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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