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Window breaking happening throughout the city

Great Bend has seen its share of criminal damage, but as of lately there has been a rash of window breaking in the city starting at the beginning of October, according to police reports.

October 25, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Nature educator explains animal sounds

Jean Aycock from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will explain the meanings of some animal sounds during a free Stop N' Learn program hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Trick or Treat

One hundred twenty children received Halloween buckets and costumes this past Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library's costume giveaway, according to Kiwanis President Barb Esfeld. This is the third year for the library and civic organization to collect and share new and used costumes.

October 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC may extend naming rights on training center

The Barton Community College trustees will be asked to approve a scales certification program and extend the naming rights on a building during the next board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Creation of the new vocational certificate program and extending the contract to name the Kip & Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center were discussed earlier this month at a board study session.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Scouting for food

On Oct. 29, our community will participate in Scouting for Food. Our local food banks continue to serve many families, and the need is great. Local scouts wish to help these families in need by collecting food items in the annual Scouting for Food drive.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pre-election campaign reports

On Oct. 31, treasurers for candidates running for state office, county office, political action conmlittees (PACs) and party committees will file their pre-general election campaign repmis. In addition, on Nov. 3, a report of last minute contributions will also be filed by any state or county candidate who receives any contribution in the amount of $300 or more. PACs and party committees will file daily reports starting Nov. 3 through Nov. 7, disclosing any contributions made to the committee and independent expenditures made by the committee in the amount of $300 or more. All state candidate, PACs and party committees ...

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Larned Police report

Oct. 20

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission backs Sunflower’s transportation grant request

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a letter supporting Sunflower Diversified Services' application for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant applications. The funds would be used to continue the operation of the General Public Transportation System.

October 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Deer-vehicle collision sends two to Clara Barton Hospital

Two people were taken to Clara Barton Hospital Saturday evening after a deer hit by a car was thrown into the windshield of an oncoming pickup, 4 miles west and 10 miles north of Hoisington on U.S. 281.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Motorcyclist injured on I-70

SALINE COUNTY - An Ellsworth man was injured Sunday when the motorcycle he was driving went off Interstate 70 at the Interstate 135 ramp. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Shawn A. Davis, 24, was going too fast for the conditions and the 2006 Harley-Davidson went off the road at 3:47 p.m.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend man jailed after Sunday morning shooting

Two men were shot and one Great Bend man remains in jail following an argument that turned violent early Sunday morning, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

October 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Evening Lions provided vision screenings

The Great Bend Evening Lions Club provided free vision screening last Saturday and and Sunday during Family Fun Day at the Great Bend Brit SpaughZoo.

October 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wood Carvers will be at Sutherlands on Saturday

The Golden Belt Wood Carvers will be at Sutherlands, 5520 10th St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29. Members will display completed wood carvings while working on current carvings.

October 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to host blood drive

Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 in the Technical Building in room T-186, the Case New Holland Training Building.

October 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Dogs kisses go for $1 a Pooch Smooch

The dog days of summer made a brief comeback of sorts this past Saturday; the temperature was an unseasonably warm 82 degrees, and the parking lot at Advance America on 10th St. was filled with dogs and dog lovers.

October 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Online enrollment at USD 428 opens

Online enrollment for all USD 428 students will open on Monday, July 17. Parents who choose not to enroll electronically may enroll their students in ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Strike up the band

The Great Bend City Band is shown at last Thursday's concert, a tribute to "Star Wars." The band's final concert of the summer ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Join the ‘Butterfly Quest’

From tiny hairstreaks to large swallowtails, all sizes of butterflies will be counted during the Cheyenne Bottoms annual butterfly quest, from 9 a.m. to ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC prepares for armed security force

The new law that allows concealed weapons to be carried on campus has caused administrators at many Kansas community colleges to rethink security polices. Barton ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Massages offered as fundraiser for Remi

Several local masseuses will be donating their services Saturday, July 22, to help raise funds for a young girl's medical expenses.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Time to renew GBHS season football tix

Great Bend High School season football ticket renewal notices have been mailed. If you are a current ticket holder but did not receive your notice ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Free physicals for GBMS, GBHS

Physical forms have been mailed to all USD 428 students entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades and to sophomore, junior and senior athletes.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission honors live-saving efforts

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Blown tire causes driver injury

A Great Bend man was injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash in Trego County.

July 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


USD 428 improves student preparation

Students at Great Bend High School now have more opportunities to learn about careers before they graduate, and they have more opportunities to prepare for ...

July 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ex CVB director charged with theft

Felony theft charges have been filed against former Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Cris Collier, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said Thursday afternoon.

July 13, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Gubernatorial candidate Svaty visits Great Bend

Josh Svaty, Ellsworth, declared his candidacy for the Governor of Kansas in May. He visited the Great Bend Tribune Thursday morning.

July 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County to receive more storm damage funds

As it turns out, Barton County will get some additional state money to pay for damage to county infrastructure caused by storms two years ago.

July 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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July 12, 2017 | BY RUSSELL EDEM | Local News


Hoisington to revamp holiday decorations; Budget priorities set

HOISINGTON - Hoisington council member Karen Van Brimmer wanted to know more about a proposed upgrade to Hoisington's holiday star decorations. She asked for the ...

July 12, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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