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Whooping crane migration soon to be under way

QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – Annually each fall, central Kansas is one of the few places where it is possible to see whooping cranes. From late October through early November, up to 60 or more of these rare birds are sighted at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County. The earliest-recorded first arrival, Oct. 6, occurred in 2000, but the average first arrival date is Oct. 21.

October 11, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Dedication set for second memorial stone

Two weeks ago, the second engraved with the names of veterans with ties to Barton County was set in place at the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial. Tuesday, plans for the official dedication on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 were announced.

October 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Motorcycle Club sponsors Toy Run

The Men motorcycle club will hold its 35th annual Central Kansas Toy Run on Saturday, Oct. 15. Lineup for the 3 p.m. parade will start at 2 p.m. at Brit Spaugh Park.

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board tours new bus

School board members toured the new Panther activity bus Monday during the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting.

October 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Star Of Hope International appeals for help for Haitian hurricane victims

ELLINWOOD - Star of Hope International, America Inc. has staff in Haiti evaluating the damage and devastation from Hurricane Matthew, which struck with winds up to 150 miles per hour on Oct. 4.

October 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Yours Truly Gift Store & Flower Shoppe, 2017 Lakin Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Greeters will be Dale Hogg and Shelly Peacock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS places 1st

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff's report -

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County tax sale Tuesday

The annual Barton County Tax Sale will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday in the Conference Room of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main St. in Great Bend. Commissioner Kenny Schremmer will conduct the auction. Parcels can be viewed on-line at www.bartoncounty.org.

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission alarmed by domestic violence stats

On Oct. 20, Family Crisis Center Executive Director Rachel Angel wants Barton County residents to "paint the town purple" in an effort to draw attention to domestic violence, which is as serious of a problem locally as it is elsewhere in the state and nation.

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Eleven area veterans were awarded quilts from the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor group on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. Amy Schartz Mellor did the quilting, and the quilt tops were made by members of the volunteer organization.

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBCCA Brings Blackwood Brothers Quartet to Stage for Next Concert

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, lauded as the best-known name in gospel quartet history, will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

October 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


County probe topic of contentious executive session

Commissioner Alicia Straub's asking for a 10-minute closed-door commission meeting Monday morning sparked a heated exchange after fellow commissioners felt blind-sided by the request. Straub sought the executive session as an addition to the agenda to continue discussions around an investigation involving non-elected county personnel.

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Janel Rose to share local health news at League of Women Voters meeting

Janel Rose from the Barton County Health Department will speak at the next League of Women Voters of Great Bend meeting, set for noon Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Classic Inn restaurant.

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Touched By Cancer speakers address pre-funeral planning

Touched By Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at The Heartland Cancer Center. Richard Kimple and Ryan Minnis from Minnis Funeral Home in Ellinwood will present the topic "Planning Ahead - Pre-funeral Planning."

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Party in the Park schedule set

The fifth-annual Party inthePark Aug. 12 is only a few weeks away, and Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes is putting the final touches on ...

July 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Three arrested during search warrants

Two search warrants that were conducted by the Hoisington Police Department less than a week from one another turned up drugs and stolen property.

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OTR for July 18, 2017

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Battle of Badges Blood Drive is Monday

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, Great Bend police, fire and emergency medical services personnel often arrive first at emergencies, always ready to help. Local ...

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Movie night at the historical society

The movie "With Each Turn of the Wheel: The Santa Fe Trail 1821-1996" will be shown Monday evening at the Barton County Historical Society meeting ...

July 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Partridge sentenced for burglary, drug convictions

Kerry Joe Partridge Jr. 27, Great Bend, has been sentenced to four years, nine months in custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections, Barton County ...

July 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Council OKs $2M street improvement effort

Pushing ahead with the continued effort to improve Great Bend's streets, the City Council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a $2,001,000 ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Larned City Manager declares bankruptcy

LARNED - Mayor William Nusser spoke to The Great Bend Tribune on Monday, confirming the Larned City Council was aware of a bankruptcy filing last week ...

July 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Jake brake use concerns county resident

Gary Burke, who lives on South McKinley just outside the Great Bend city limits, told Barton County commissioners Monday morning that the use of "jake ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Stove-top candle starts kitchen fire in Great Bend

Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to a kitchen fire at 4:33 p.m. Friday at 2530 Quivira. While units were responding, the dispatcher ...

July 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission honors live-saving efforts

On Friday, July 7, Great Bend Chiefs baseball team members Logan Perry and Payton Mauler, along with Doug Kaiser, the father of another player, faced ...

July 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS grad to advise President Trump

Great Bend native and renowned international lawyer Ty Cobb has been named to the Trump White House legal team, it was announced Saturday.

July 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Beautiful day for a parade

ELLINWOOD - Early Saturday morning, residents of Ellinwood began trickling onto Main Street, setting out blankets and lawn chairs in preparation for a tradition 44 years ...

July 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Stafford woman convicted of murder

STAFFORD - A Stafford woman was convicted Friday of murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Brit Spaugh Zoo offers daily keeper talks this week

The animals may be the stars at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, but this week their keepers will be in the spotlight, said Sara ...

July 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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