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Family Crisis Center expands its reach

The need for help touches everyone in one form to another, and a local center sees this need and is doing something to help fill the void.

February 02, 2016 | | Local News

Mapping project could have far-reaching impact

There is a lot at stake with the new flood plain map being developed for the Cow Creek Watershed as it could impact zoning and flood insurance rates for much of Barton County.

February 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Down it goes

February 02, 2016 | | Local News

Auction items collected; more needed for Sunflower’s Gala

A few dozen items for the silent and live auctions at Sunflower's Charity Gala have been collected but more are still needed.

February 02, 2016 | | Local News

Barton Count Farm Bureau presents Ag Education Seminar

Barton County Farm Bureau will present an Ag Education Seminar at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hoisington Activity Center. This seminar is open and free to the public and refreshments will be served.

February 02, 2016 | | Local News

Traffic increases at Wetlands Center

A lot has happened at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, center Site Manager Curtis Wolf told the Great Bend City Council Monday night during his annual report.

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Council declares trailer house unsafe, sets hearing

The Great Bend City Council Monday night agreed with the findings of Building Inspector Lee Schneider and Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker that a dilapidated trailer house at 26 Hickory St. is unsafe and dangerous and set a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. March 21, prior to the City Council meeting at City Hall to discuss the matter.

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

City hires new CVB Director Emily Goad

City of Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes announced during the City Council meeting Monday that a new Convention and Visitors Bureau Director has been hired. Emily Goad, a Great Bend native, takes the reins when the new CVB office opens this month in the Great Bend Events Center.

February 01, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News

Ellinwood Chamber welcomes three new board members

Three new board member nominees of the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce were announced Master of Ceremonies Rob Dove Saturday night at the 2016 Ellinwood Chamber Banquet and annual board meeting. Dove also announced that Chamber member Lloyd Kurtz, retired, is the organization's nominee for the Ellinwood Rotary Club's Citizen of the Year award to be presented at the annual banquet Feb. 11.

February 01, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


It was Under Sheriff Bruce Green who nominated Barton County Sheriff's Office Detective Sgt. Dave Paden to the county's last employee of the quarter for 2015.

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Winter weather advisory issued for Barton County

WICHITA - A winter storm warning for Barton County was changed to a winter weather advisory Monday morning by the National Weather Service in Wichita. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible. The winter weather advisory for hazardous winter weather is in effect from 6 p.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

February 01, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Wetland Explorer: Searching for Fun

Oh, the scavenger hunt – many of us have fond memories of days at summer camps, racing around with your team, trying to find everything on your list. It's almost a traditional part of American childhood. We do our fair share of scavenger hunts here at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, and it never fails to amaze us how excited kids are by the simple act of checking off items from a list. From the KWEC exhibit hall to our nature trail, we're always ready to kick off a scavenger hunt.

January 31, 2016 | Jean Aycock, Education Director | Local News

Boys Scouts ready for annual dinner

The Boy Scouts Troop and Pack 184 have made plenty of noodles for the 45th annual Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner. The meal featuring homemade soup and desserts will be served by Scouts from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Elks Lodge, located at 12th and Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. Use the 12th St. entrance.

January 30, 2016 | | Local News

​Elks Lodge taking reservations for Valentine’s Dinner

The Elks Lodge in Great Bend is taking reservations for its Valentine's Dinner. It will be served from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Elks, 1120 Kansas Ave. Members and guests are welcome. Cost is $15 per person for rib-eye steak, baked potato, salad, dinner roll, beverage and dessert.

January 30, 2016 | | Local News

Scholarship Day auditions to be hosted by BCC

The Barton Community College Performing Arts Department will host "Scholarship Day" auditions on Thursday, Feb. 11. Current or prospective students may contact the Music Department to set up a time to audition for music or theater scholarships or performance awards. Awards are available for performing arts majors and non-performing arts majors alike.

January 30, 2016 | | Local News

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Driver swerved to miss deer

A passenger in a car was injured Saturday at the driver swerved to miss a deer and lost control of the vehicle, Kansas Highway Patrol ...

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBHS to host WAC Marching Festival

The Great Bend High School Panther Pride Marching Band, under the direction of Mark DeWald, will host the Western Athletic Conference Marching Festival on Tuesday ...

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Cherry Village team spreads the word about Alzheimer’s

The Cherry Village Benevolence team at the recent Walk to End Alzheimer's was rewarded with two first-place recognitions for its charitable efforts.

October 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Medicare basics topic of luncheon program

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Medicare Basics" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the ...

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission holds another executive session

After an hour-long executive session Monday morning, the Barton County Commission emerged only to announce no action would result from the closed-door meeting. It was ...

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

New certification will help county with flood issues

It was a grueling test, but Barton County Engineer Barry McManaman prevailed.

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County tax sale successful

The annual Barton County Tax Sale was held on Oct. 11 at the courthouse. Of the 24 parcels on the auction block, 23 sold, County ...

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Preparations underway for Giving Tuesday

From communities, families and businesses, to non-profits and charitable foundations, people around the world are preparing for Giving Tuesday, on Nov. 29. Giving Tuesday was ...

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Barktober an event for dogs and their people

Hands of Hope Rescue and Advanced America will hold a fundraising Barktober Dogs Days event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct ...

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Quivira to present a Crane Tour and Open House October 29

Cranes will be the featured topic at a special event planned from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 29, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge ...

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

Pawnee County Sheriff's report - Oct. 13

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


More than 100 runners participated in the Barton County YP5K and Half Marathon race Saturday morning. Most came from Great Bend and other Barton County ...

October 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Remembering a loved one

Many gathered to remember a friend, a companion and a loved one during a dedication Friday morning at the Memorial Rose Garden at the Great ...

October 14, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Medicare open enrollment period now open

The open enrollment period for Medicare Prescription Drug coverage in 2017 began October 15, 2016, and runs through Dec. 7.

October 14, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

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