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Restricted driver’s license application now available online

Kansas drivers with suspended licenses can now apply and pay for a restricted driver's license online.

December 03, 2015 | | 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.

December 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Dictionaries from Rotary Club

Great Bend Rotarians, from left: Gary Burke, Brad Reed, Dr. William King and Mark Mingenback gather at Jefferson School on Wednesday to personally deliver age-appropriate dictionaries to third graders. The service organization gifts every third grader in Great Bend with his or her own dictionary.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Zoo news photos

Susan Thacker's photos were taken Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo News: New porcupine coming soon

The crested porcupine at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo may be going on a diet, Zoo Supervisor/Curator Sara Hamlin said Wednesday. "He is kind of a chunky monkey."

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Larned attorney shares Civil War research

Larned attorney Ron Smith is proud to tell people his law office "physically sits in the ruts of the old Santa Fe Trail." However, his passions are Territorial Kansas history and the era right after the Civil War.

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Suspects in shooting death make first appearance

Two Great Bend men had their first appearance in Barton County District Court Wednesday in connection with the Nov. 15 break-in that resulted in the shooting death of 23-year-old Aron Villegas.

December 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton Community College Planetarium to host holiday inspired full-dome movie “Season of Light”

In conjunction with the Shafer Gallery's "Holiday Open House," the Barton Planetarium will show a holiday and winter-inspired full-dome movie every hour from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Stories of Christmas Past

Editor's note: This holiday season, we invite you to share your holiday stories from Christmases past, starting off the series with a story of our own. We hope it shakes loose your own indelible holiday memories.

December 02, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Tree of Life benefits hospice patients at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice

While the Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Ellinwood Rotary Community Splash Pad project receives $500 From Midwest Energy Community Fund

The Ellinwood Rotary/Community Splash pad project received a $500 donation from the Midwest Energy Community Fund spring disbursement. These funds will be used to help pay for the building of a splash pad in the city of Ellinwood near the municipal pool. A splash pad will provide hours of safe water fun to many young children and families within Ellinwood and surrounding communities. It will be the first splash pad built in Barton County.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Senior Corps Volunteers recognized for their service

Delores Burgardt of Great Bend and Judi Welch of Larned were honored for their community service at the In-service meeting and holiday Luncheon held in November. Welch has served five years a Foster Grandparent volunteer and Burgardt was honored for four years as a Senior Companion.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Melinda Kurth. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Giving Tuesday photos

Taken Dec. 1 in Great Bend during Giving Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Gifts pour in on Giving Tuesday

Anyone who was tired of leftover turkey, excess shopping and icy sidewalks had plenty to be thankful for on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1. The Golden Belt Community Foundation received hundreds of donations for 66 local organizational endowment funds.

December 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Johnson: Cuts would destroy avenues to Sunflower clients' independence

When state and federal officials learn what Jim Johnson thinks of proposed funding changes, they will have no doubt about his position.

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Incredible Years Preschool enrollment open now

Parents who want to take advantage of the comprehensive curriculum at Incredible Years Preschool are encouraged to enroll their youngsters soon, Director Shari Schneider said.

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC trustees ready to publish budget

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees is set to approve a proposed budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in ...

July 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Senate candidates introduce themselves

All three candidates for senator of Kansas District 33 supplied information about themselves for a handout distributed at the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum.

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


State Senate candidates weigh in

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Godmothers help women of all ages

The Prairie Godmothers group is known for its motto of "Women Helping Women," and that means women of all ages. To help make it known ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer projects underway at USD 428

Before windows were replaced at the Washington Early Education Center this summer, it was possible to look into a classroom through a crack under the ...

July 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood Library awarded 3-D printer

Wednesday, July 13, participants in the Ellinwood School/Community Library summer reading program who attended the Summer Library Celebration had the opportunity to see the ...

July 21, 2016 | 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 ...

July 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hoisington USD 431 publishes budget for 2016-2017 school year

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education reviewed the 2016-2017 proposed budget Monday night. Valuation this year is down from 2015 slightly, from $37,579 ...

July 21, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local officials learn from massive wilfire

When the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, sponsored by Barton County Emergency Management, met July 12 for its third quarterly meeting of 2016, members ...

July 21, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Candidates seek House seats

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of stories on the League of Women Voters of Great Bend Public Forum Tuesday night ...

July 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Big Benefit Auction tickets on sale

Tickets for the Barton Community College Foundation's 38th Annual Big Benefit Auction themed "A Political Party" are available now until Aug. 15. Tickets are ...

July 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Temperatures are on the rise

Summer is here and is in full swing with temperatures on the rise throughout the week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency along with city officials ...

July 20, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Street Stroll, movie and sidewalk sale on horizon

There will be a lot going on Thursday and Friday in Great Bend, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

July 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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