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Additional leaks springing up in city water lines

There have been some "growing pains" as the ongoing Great Bend city water line replacement project continues, Interim City Administrator George Kolb told the City Council Monday night.

July 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council discusses administrator finalists

The Great Bend City Council Monday night held a 45-minute executive session to discuss the three finalists for the city administrator's position. No action was taken.

July 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City ready to ‘pack the park’

Paving the way for Great Bend's Party in the Park on Aug. 11, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved key components of the annual city-sponsored celebration held at Veterans Memorial Park.

July 02, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County gets clean audit

Barton County officials had several reasons to be pleased with the 2017 audit.

July 02, 2018 | | Local News


Growing good kids

HOISINGTON - Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, Hoisington Middle School science and language arts teacher Karissa Cowan began raising funds for a unique project following her participation in a space agriculture seminar over a four-week period the summer before at the Cosmosphere at Hutchinson. There, she learned about hydroponics and dreamed about how she could take back what she learned and incorporate it into her class curriculum.

July 02, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City Band to perform patriotic concert Thursday

Celebrate the Independence Day holiday with the Great Bend City Band at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 5, in the courthouse square. The concert will feature patriotic selections including special narratives with the City Band.

July 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterinary Health Center director warns animal owners to take precautions as excess heat warnings co

MANHATTAN - With excessive heat warnings for many parts of the region through Saturday, Tom Schwartz, director of the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University, says pet owners need to take precautions.

July 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mind Sculpt Games to host coffee

This week's Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Mind Sculpt Games, 2521 10th St., at 9 a.m. Thursday, with the program at 9:30 a.m. Coffee will be followed by a ribbon cutting. Host will be Traci Burns with greeters Megan Hammeke and Tiffany Schoendaler. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 02, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Juneteenth celebration

People of all ages gathered in Jack Kilby Square on Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth. This celebration is the oldest celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

July 01, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Celebrate the 4th of July at Fort Larned

FORT LARNED NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE - The public is invited to visit Fort Larned this Fourth of July and experience a working frontier Army post while celebrating our nation's birthday. Staff and volunteers at the National Historic Site will bring the fort to life as soldiers and civilians, officers' wives and laundresses. Watch the blacksmith use fire to turn iron into everyday objects, or hear the crack of rifles and the boom of the cannon. There will be an art program for kids in the post schoolhouse throughout the day.

June 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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.

June 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Celebrate independence at a state park

TOPEKA - What could be better than watching a gorgeous fireworks display, every ember trail and brilliant explosion mirrored in a lake that's coating you in a cool breeze? Getting to enjoy it two or three times over at Kansas state parks!

June 29, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Juneteenth celebration set for Saturday

A historic national event will be celebrated in downtown Great Bend Saturday as Myers Chapel presents Juneteenth 2018.

June 28, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer School Days

Jarad Allen from C&V Kansas Doors climbed up and down an extension ladder on Wednesday so he could drop Eisenhower Elementary School students' science projects on the pavement below.

June 28, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington City Council prepares to talk budget

HOISINGTON - Every year, the City of Hoisington collects a list of priorities from each council member in order to determine where the city needs to focus its efforts and its dollars in advance of preparing the budget for the coming year. Monday night, City Manager Jonathan Mitchell presented a report with the results from this year's survey.

June 28, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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One injured during shooting

Officers from the Great Bend Police Department were dispatched at 2:59 p.m. on Wednesday to the 800 block of Pine St. in reference ...

July 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo news: Master Gardeners hard at work

Multiple groups of volunteers with the Master Gardener designation have been at work on the grounds of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo in recent ...

July 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Photo Op: New signs installed at zoo

New signs were installed Monday at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo's Butterfly House. The outline of a large Monarch butterfly is a colorful ...

July 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend teen injured in crash at Pratt lake

A teenage pedestrian from Great Bend was injured Tuesday when a vehicle struck her at Pratt County Veterans Memorial Lake.

July 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wheat harvest almost done

Wheat harvest in Barton County is almost a wrap, according to Frank Riedl at the Great Bend Coop. The county is at 95 percent completion.

July 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Band USA salute is Thursday

Celebrate the Independence Day holiday with the Great Bend City Band at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 5, in the courthouse square. The concert ...

July 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Patriotic concert to feature military band

The 35th Infantry Division Band and the Great Bend City Band will present a free patriotic concert the evening of Tuesday, July 17, at the ...

July 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Health officials urging early flu shots

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices are recommending getting influenza shots early this year, as early as August, Barton County ...

July 03, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Pounding the pavement

July 03, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Injury crash near Larned

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 1:40 p.m. on Friday, 4 miles north of Larned on U.S. 183.

July 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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