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Sexual assault awareness a success

The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning heard an update on April's observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month from Domestic and Sexual Violence Program Director Becky Davis of the Family Crisis Center.

May 31, 2018 | Dale Hogg | 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.

May 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Collier enters ‘not guilty’ pleas

Crystal Jo Collier, the former director of the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau, appeared in Barton County District Court on Wednesday and entered not guilty pleas at her arraignment.

May 30, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County marks courthouse’s first century

While county officials are proud of the stately, century-old Barton County Courthouse and its condition, they also want the public to know the grand structure is showing its age.

May 29, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Torch bearers

The glowing torch held high, area and local law enforcement personnel Tuesday morning joined athletes from the Barton County Storm Special Olympics Team for the 2018 installment of the annual Torch Run.

May 29, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


'Libraries Rock!' Summer program starts Friday

The Great Bend Library's Summer Library Program Friday will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, with a Community Luau on the library lawn. Staff will serve a free meal to the first 500 guests. The highlighted entertainer will be Brad Shores with Tropical Shores Steel Drums.

May 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Street Stroll Family Night Thursday

Family Night at the Square is set for 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Jack Kilby Square in Downtown Great Bend. Barton County Health Educator Janel Rose said there are many special activities planned.

May 28, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Cemetery phase 2 under consideration

HOISINGTON - City Manager Jonathan Mitchell, during his report to the city council Monday, May 14, stated people have been impressed with the work done so far at the Hoisington Cemetery.

May 28, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GPS Kids Club decorates graves

Late last week, GPS Kids Club director Debbie Stephens and some of her kids assisted with decorating the Hoisington Cemetery for Memorial Day. A new sign and the first phase of fencing at the cemetery has prompted positive feedback and created urgency in the community to continue with additional phases.

May 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor May 2018

Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader Amy Schartz Mellor and members awarded 12 Quilts of Valor to area veterans on May 25, 2018, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend, Kansas.

May 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Santa Fe Trail Days

LARNED - Ralph Terry was grand marshal at an evening "Glow Parade" Friday as Pawnee County celebrated Santa Fe Trail Days. The community enjoyed a picnic-style hamburger and hotdog feed, ice cream social and a bicycle decorating contest. After the parade, there was a movie on the courthouse lawn.

May 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Memorial Day service

Great Bend residents and guests paid respect to veterans Monday during the annual Memorial Day service at the Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery.

May 28, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Leave No Man Behind

LARNED - Jack Harvey Krieger, 27, was the first casualty of World War II from Pawnee County. He will finally be interred in his resting place with full Military Honors by the United States Marines and the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday, May 28, at 11 a.m. in the Larned Cemetery.

May 28, 2018 | By Judi Tabler | Local News


Larned woman killed in collision

LARNED - A Larned motorist died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning in Pawnee County, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

May 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington Summer Lunch program starts Tuesday

HOISINGTON - Summer lunch will be served in the Hoisington Middle School commons area, 360 W. 11th St., Monday through Friday, from May 29 through July 31. Lunch will not be served on July 4. Entrance to the commons area is on the east side of the building. Serving time is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunches cannot be served before or after this time.

May 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Great Bend youth has behind-the-scenes fun

Getting a look behind the scenes is an exciting way to see how things work, and this is exactly what some Great Bend youngsters got ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


A special day

Friday was a special day in Great Bend for many people as the Barton County Relay For Life Event got underway at Veterans Memorial Park ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


May marriage and divorce filings

Marriage licenses

June 09, 2018 | 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 an ...

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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