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GBFD offers free smoke alarms

The Great Bend Fire Department is offering and installing free smoke/carbon monoxide alarms this month, Chief Mike Napolitano said.

June 02, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Donation made to the GBPD K-9 Unit

The K-9 Unit is an important part of the Great Bend Police Department, and with the help of local donations its two police dogs are well fed.

June 02, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Special Olympic team carries torch

Local police officers, deputies and volunteers showed their support for Special Olympic athletes on May 31 during the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

June 02, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Torch Run photos

Local police officers, deputies and volunteers showed their support for Special Olympic athletes on Wednesday, May 31, during the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Barton County.

June 02, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Zumbathon to raise money for Prince of Peace

Local licensed Zumba instructors hope to get people dancing and smiling at a Zumbathon planned for the evening of July 8 at St. Rose Auditorium.

June 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Red Cross calls for new donors to prevent a summer blood shortage

Upcoming donation opportunity

June 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Carving awards

Barry Bowers, Great Bend, competed in the Wichita Wood Carving Show, May 20-21 at the Cessna Activity Center. Several of his pieces won awards.

June 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Schroeder, Wedel earn summer vocal venues

Jadynce Schroeder of Holy Family School in Great Bend auditioned for Music Theatre of Wichita in April and was accepted into their production. Schroeder will perform in "Newsies" in August.

June 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Band shell concert photos

The Great Bend Municipal Band performed June 1, 2017, for the 90th-anniversary celebration and rededication of the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell, with the new Thelma Faye Harms Stage.

June 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City Band: Crowd turns out for band shell dedication

Hundreds of people came downtown Thursday evening for the Great Bend Municipal Band's first concert of 2017. It was the 90th anniversary celebration and rededication of the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell, located on the south side of the Barton County Courthouse Square. It was also the dedication of the latest improvement to the band shell, the Thelma Faye Harms Stage.

June 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Girl Scouts earn badges

Junior Girl Scouts in grades 4-5 had fun learning all about gardening during "How Does Your Garden Grow?" at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

June 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hanston man dies in ATV crash

HODGEMAN COUNTY - A 55-year-old Hanston man died Tuesday as the result of an ATV crash in Hodgeman County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Jeffrey C. Hahn was driving a 2007 Polaris all-terrain vehicle down an embankment on a county road 10 miles north and 2.5 miles east of Hanston around 8:30 p.m. on May 30 when the vehicle rolled. He was not wearing a helmet.

June 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ACE Hardware shuts doors

Pride Ag Resources personnel were loading merchandise out of the Great Bend ACE Hardware Store, 4903 10th, Thursday morning as the store was being closed. According to a sign on the door, "Great Bend ACE Hardware will be closing effective June 1, 2017, due to economic conditions." A company official at the site said the decision was made by the Pride Ag Resources Board based in Dodge City.

June 01, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Veterans and family fair to be held in Great Bend

KansasWorks Great Bend, located at 1025 Main St., will host a Veterans and Family Resource Fair on Saturday, June 3. Sessions will run from 11 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m.

June 01, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


'Renewed' band brings Great Bend singer home

Kimberlee Jo Eaton, formerly Stiles, will return to Great Bend with her husband Mark and their band Renewed this weekend for two performances during June Jaunt.

May 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Trial date pending for Kern

Lafe Kern, the man charged in a two-vehicle collision that left four injured, stood moot during his arraignment in Barton County District Court Friday afternoon ...

April 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood City Council approves building permit

ELLINWOOD - Soon, Ellinwood's Main Street will feature an new structure that may just be the wave of the future. Rachel Ringering, Ellinwood stylist, attended ...

April 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

April 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Gas prices on the rise

Gas prices are getting pumped up to their highest level in years here in Great Bend and the surrounding communities.

April 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Dear Dairy: Mobile dairy visits Eisenhower School

To teach children how cows' milk is collected, Callie Toews brought a dairy to Eisenhower Elementary School on Friday.

April 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Santa Fe Trail Center Museum

TOPEKA – Humanities Kansas recently awarded $9,000 to the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum of Larned in support of "Rendezvous 2018: Death on the Trail ...

April 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FROM THE DOME TO HOME

RUSSELL - After the education finance bill, House Bill 2445, failed on Monday afternoon, on Tuesday, April 3, we debated the same bill. The major components ...

April 13, 2018 | Troy L. Waymaster, State Representative, 109th Kansas House | Local News


'The Foreigner' returns

The title character of "The Foreigner" doesn't want to talk to anyone during his unwilling stay at a fishing lodge in Georgia. So he ...

April 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton Orchestra to perform Classical Ventures' concert in the Shafer Art Gallery

Enjoy an evening of classical music and gallery art with the Barton Community College Orchestra's spring concert "Classical Ventures" at 7:30 p.m ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Vortex exhibit open through Saturday

High school students from Ellinwood, Great Bend, Stafford, Larned and Hoisington came to Barton Community College to engage in hands-on workshops from art professionals and ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC to host dance theater auditions

Dance enthusiasts can take the opportunity to gain valuable experience as a dancer in a company setting. Barton Community College is hosting auditions for its ...

April 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Volunteers needed for Field Ops Day

Barton Community College needs volunteers for its annual Field Operation's Day on May 5. Volunteers participate as patients or bystanders in realistic training scenarios ...

April 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


First moves made on 2018 Farm Bill

The House Committee on Agriculture Thursday introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also know as the 2018 Farm Bill. This marks the first ...

April 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barnett: State has image problem

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett worked the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce coffee Thursday morning at the Great Bend Public Library, admitting to those he ...

April 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Clara Barton ‘Steps for SIDS’ walk-a-thon

HOISINGTON - Tuesday afternoon was beautiful walking weather, and Clara Barton Hospital's Steps for SIDS Walk-a-thon was clearly the winner in the weather lottery. Community ...

April 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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