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Memorial park fence to be restored

Barton County commissioners Monday morning knew the ornate north and south fences at Golden Belt Memorial Park had to be restored. They were just frustrated that the restoration had to come only a few years after the wrought-iron fencing had been installed.

September 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mosquito spraying to continue

The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will start spraying for mosquitoes again this week. The spraying will start at 8 p.m. until Midnight on Thursdays Sept. 15, 22, 29, and Oct. 6. If it rains on one of those nights then that night will be cancelled.

September 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Touched By Cancer group plans Banana Split Night

The Touched By Cancer support group will have Banana Split Night at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Presbyterian Church located at 24th and Washington in Great Bend. Ice cream and bananas will be provided, and participants are invited to bring their favorite toppings to share.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Red Cross needs donors of all blood types

The next local opportunity to donate blood to the American Red Cross will be Monday, Sept. 19. Donations will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Walnut Valley Potato Bar returns

RUSH CENTER - The Walnut Valley Senior Center of Rush Center will offer a Potato Bar on the third Sunday of each month, starting Sept. 18. Potato bar meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Komarek to speak at LOWV meeting

This month's Great Bend League of Women Voters program will be given by member Beverly Komarek, and the topic will be the League itself. The group will meet at noon Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Classic Inn.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Period of Purple

The soft purple caps coming from members of the Crochet Club at the Great Bend Public Library may save a baby's life. These caps are going to a non-profit group that aims to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome by teaching parents about "The Period of PURPLE Crying®."

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rec Commission to hear T-shirt proposal

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors will consider a youth team sports T-shirt proposal when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The board is also expected to take action on the Great Bend Fit Trail.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Deported man found in Rush County

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A citizen of Mexico was indicted Thursday on a federal charge of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Foundation strategic plan on trustees' agenda

Coleen Cape, Barton Community College's new executive director of institutional advancement, will address the BCC Board of Trustees at the next board study session, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in room F-30 on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New building project on USD 428 agenda

The item "New Building Project" is on the agenda for the next Great Bend school board meeting. The USD 428 board of education meeting is set for 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pocketbike Across Kansas

A team attempting to break the Guinness World Record for longest journey on a pocketbike stopped in Great Bend Saturday.

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pontiac Attack: Brothers return to GB for car show

Dave Baker was an upper classman at Great Bend High School and his brother Kent was a fifth grader at St. Patrick School when their family left Great Bend. This past week, the brothers returned for the Pontiac Attack Car Show at the Great Bend Expo, traveling from Bella Vista, Arkansas, in classic autos.

September 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | 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 an adendum to the memorandum of understanding for the Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington, an update to the county's unpaid leave policy and the repainting of fences at Golden Belt and Hillcrest memorial parks.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Weather forecast calls for storms later Friday

In Barton County, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

September 09, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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Kids Fishing Day scheduled at Quivira

STAFFORD COUNTY - Enjoy the outdoors with the whole family with a fishing trip to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge during the annual Kids Fishing Day on ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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 a ...

May 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tornado warnings canceled

Reports of tornadoes and hail in the Barton County area began shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, but the storm had weakened by 6:30.

May 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Western Cooperative Electric restoring power

WaKEENEY - Western Cooperative Electric, WaKeeney, is working to restore member outages following the May 16 storm that caused damage in central Kansas.

May 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tornado watch issued for Kansas

WICHITA -- National Weather Service officials in Wichita issued a tornado watch for a wide swath of Kansas until 11 p.m. Thursday including Barton, Stafford ...

May 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee Rock residents take shelter as tornado hits

PAWNEE ROCK - Roads into the city of Pawnee Rock were closed through Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning to all but residents and emergency responders ...

May 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Twister damage totals over $600k

Although the figures are preliminary, Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said her department estimates the damage caused by the tornado that tore through western Barton ...

May 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Emerging to devastation

Editor's note: The author lives west of Great Bend and witnessed the tornado as it traveled from rural Pawnee Rock towards rural Great Bend ...

May 17, 2017 | BY VERONICA COONS | Local News


School's Out (almost)

Thursday is the last day of school in Great Bend, but kiddos and teachers have been celebrating all week.

May 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Demel named new United Way director

The United Way of Central Kansas announced Tuesday that Gaila (Nielsen) Demel from Ellinwood will be the new executive director for UWCK. She will begin ...

May 17, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Homes destroyed, injuries reported

Barton County residents were warned Tuesday night to take shelter as a tornadic thunderstorm traveled from Pawnee Rock to Susank and Beaver.

May 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pomp and Circumstance

Barton County Academy Director Becky Gillette compared her 13 new graduates to Christopher Columbus when she spoke at their commencement ceremony Tuesday evening. Columbus thought ...

May 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPL cleans house, purging 5K patrons from active list

The Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors met Monday afternoon, recognizing staff member Allison Muth in absentia, who graduated from Great Bend High School ...

May 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Vehicle crash sends cyclist to hospital

The Great Bend Police Department responded to a vehicle crash at approximately 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday at 820 Main St.

May 16, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Commission signs letter backing volunteer programs

The Barton County Commission, citing the importance of volunteerism and the county's support of civic involvement, approved Monday morning signing a letter of support ...

May 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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