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Another Independence Day in the books

Once again the City of Great Bend was lit up with fireworks and celebration over the holiday weekend and city officials agree it was a good celebration for the city and the people who live here or visited family from out of town.

July 05, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday July 14, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

July 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Barton County Fair at Expo II Building, at 7:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Barry Bowers with greeters Jake Deutsch and Tiffany Schoendaler. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sunflower Diversified clients, staff attend SACK conference

Sunflower Diversified Services representatives were reminded at a recent statewide conference about the importance of marking their ballots during local, state and national elections.

July 05, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


DOING A DOUBLE TAKE

The Golden Belt Veterans Memorial received another boost Tuesday morning, this time from a familiar source.

July 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo curator comments on human behavior

Just days after a child wandered into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo had its own incident of unwanted human-animal contact. But in this case, it was the animals who were endangered.

July 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Samaritan rescues submerged deputy

BARTON COUNTY - An unidentified motorist in Barton County rescued a Barton County Sheriff's Deputy who was apparently trapped in a submerged vehicle Saturday night.

July 04, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Wet weather will shift to heat

WICHITA -- The National Weather Service has recorded record-breaking rainfall over the Fourth of July weekend. Now, 100-degree heat will shift back to Kansas starting Tuesday.

July 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A WET JULY 4 WEEKEND

A flood warning remained in effect until late Monday afternoon for much of Barton County as runoff from the weekend's heavy rainfall continued to cause minor flooding problems. The flooding led to rolling of a Barton County Sheriff's Office patrol car and forced the closure of some roads as they were covered in water.

July 04, 2016 | BY DALE HOGG and JIM MISUNAS | Local News


City Band plans patriotic concert

The Great Bend City Band's weekly concerts move indoors for the month of July. Free concerts will be offered Thursday, July 7 and Tuesday, July 12, at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. Both of the free concerts are open the public and start at 8:15 p.m.

July 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission, council to meet Tuesday

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

July 03, 2016 | Commission, council to meet Tuesday | Local News


Concerns raised over Galatia water issue

GALATIA - Galatia Mayor Steve Wilhelm's decision earlier this year not to sell water to an area farmer has one city councilman concerned. David Strecker brought it up at last month's meeting, and more discussion is expected when the council meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at the City Building.

July 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


AG Derek Schmidt’s office to provide child ID kits, consumer protection information at Barton County

Free child identification kits and information to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft, scams and deceptive business practices will be offered at next week's Barton County Fair, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

July 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


2016 Kansas Range Schools announced

The 2016 KS Range Schools are only 6 weeks away. Learn more about rangeland management in a friendly setting with other ranchers, land managers, range management students and natural resource professionals. You can register at KGLC.org. Costs for the school is $350 per student which covers room, board and tuition for the 2 1/2 day schools. Scholarships of $175 are available for most ranchers and eligible college students and scholarships of $125 are available for most natural resource agency personnel.

July 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Travel, celebrate Independence Day safely

Many Kansans will be traveling to Fourth of July celebrations this weekend, and local and state officials encourage travelers to plan ahead to make their trips as safe as possible.

July 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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County resident concerned about car insurance phone calls

Retired Hoisington physician Dan Witt was somewhat relieved after the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Accident leads to drug arrest

A non-injury accident was reported at 2:37 a.m. Friday in the 1400 block of 11th St. This was followed by a Great Bend ...

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Motorcycle hits dog

A Great Bend man was injured Monday morning when the motorcycle he was driving struck a dog in South Hoisington. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said the ...

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Prairie Godmothers to host ‘Build-A-Bag Beach Party’

The Prairie Godmothers group will hold its summer social event, the Build-A-Bag Beach Party, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the ...

July 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Cancer group plans to beat the heat

The Touched By Cancer Support Group will hold a sharing meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Heartland Cancer Center. There will ...

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lighter starts residential fire

Children playing with a lighter started a fire Sunday morning that caused an estimted $30,000 in damage to a duplex at 5907 Eisenhower St ...

July 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


More parade photos

Photos taken Saturday, July 16, at the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade.

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


After Harvest Festival Parade

The Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade on Saturday, July 16, had more than 80 entries.

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 school board to elect new officers

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will elect new officers for the 2016-2017 year when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday at ...

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Festival celebrates 'Service Above Self'

ELLINWOOD - This year's After Harvest Festival Parade in downtown Ellinwood spanned several generations. It featured area youths as well as alumni and former teachers ...

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Players make a pitch for horseshoes

A friendly game of horseshoes can become serious business when there's a championship on the line. Ernesto Diaz and Darrell Keil were just having ...

July 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wetland Explorer: Dog Days

You've probably heard the expression, "The Dog Days of Summer" once or twice before. But these Dog Days don't actually have anything to ...

July 16, 2016 | Jean Aycock, Education Director | Local News


Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee meeting in Stafford

The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin ...

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


League of Women Voters candidate's forum

The League of Women Voter's of Great Bend will be presenting a candidate's forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Crest ...

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pre-primary election campaign reports

On July 25, treasurers for candidates running for state and county office will file their pre-primary election campaign reports. In addition, on July 28, a ...

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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