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Kansas Sidewinders host Casino Night

Kansas Sidewinders will host a Casino Night fundraiser for the United Way of Barton County from 7 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 6 at 21 N. Main Street in Ellinwood. Food and beverages will be available and prizes will be awarded. Activities include casino games, raffle tickets and a silent auction. A $20 donation at the door will buy $10,000 in chips or two tickets for the raffle. Items included in the raffle are a 9" flat screen t.v., $200 cash and a leather jacket. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Barton County. The public ...

November 02, 2010 | | Local News

Back Room guest evokes characters in song

By Tribune staff

October 30, 2010 | By Tribune staff | Local News

Barton offers military support

October 30, 2010 | | Local News

HCC patients, director benefit from auction

Not only did Heartland Cancer Center patients benefit in a big way at a recent fundraiser, the center's director also was overwhelmed by a big surprise.

October 28, 2010 | | Local News

Rededication Ceremony to be conducted by Grand Master Kent Needham of the Grand Lodge of A.F.&A.M of

In keeping with a centuries-old tradition, the Masons of Kansas will rededicate the Hoisington Lodge No. 331 building in an ancient ceremony at 2 p.m. on Oct. 24, at 2 p.m., at 351 W. 2nd St. the current lodge building wasmoriginally dedicated on June 18, 1960. The head of Kansas Masons, Grand Master Kent Needham of Great Bend, and officers from around the state will take part in the ceremony, which dates to several hundred years ago. George Washington, a Mason, laid the cornerstone of the nation's capitol in 1793 while dressed in Masonic regalia and serving ...

October 19, 2010 | | Local News

Winning quilts depict sunflower pattern in multitude of designs

First place in the "New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Sunflower" contest was awarded to Claudia Clark Myers of Duluth, Minn., and Marilyn Badger of St. George, Utah, for their quilt titled "Gypsy Caravans." Classic Sunflower blocks in orange and blue spin in an asymmetrical arrangement evoking the look of a gypsy wagon.

October 15, 2010 | | Local News

‘New Quilts From an Old Favorite’ bring an American tradition to Shafer Gallery

On Saturday afternoons when I was a boy growing up in the little North Texas town of Electra, I would often steal into the basement of my Dad's church and sit for hours under the quilting frame set up by the Women's Missionary Council. The ladies of the church would sing hymns, gossip and generally catch up on the goings-on in their world. All the while, thimbles clicked and nimble fingers darted in and out of the batting suspended on the quilting frame. I was always amazed at how they could piece together all those disparate pieces of ...

October 15, 2010 | Dave Barnes Shafer Gallery director | Local News

CKMC treating cases of influenza in the ER

Even though the headlines and newscasts aren't abuzz with dire warnings about an especially nasty virus, influenza remains a threat.

October 15, 2010 | | Local News

Acoustic musician Susan Herndon coming to Back Room

Susan Herndon will appear in the Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center at 8 p.m. Saturday.

October 13, 2010 | | Local News

September Marriage Licenses and Divorce Filings

September Marriage Licenses

October 10, 2010 | | Local News

Overlay Project on 24th Street continues through Oct. 13

Venture Corporation will be working on 24th Street between McKinley and Harrison Streets starting through Wednesday, Oct. 13. Expect to see lane closures, traffic diversions, rough roads without lane lines, and increased dust during construction.

October 08, 2010 | | Local News

Concert Choir

October 07, 2010 | | Local News

Sneak-peek concert wows

October 06, 2010 | | Local News

'Brit Spaugh' name returns to Great Bend Zoo

At some point, Brit Spaugh Zoo underwent a branding change, and started being known at Great Bend Zoo. But in recent days, city officials have reaffirmed the inclusion of the zoo's founder's name. City Administrator Howard Partington said the zoo's name is "Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo."

October 06, 2010 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Chicago folk singer to appear at Back Room

Mark Dvorak, a nationally known folk singer and songwriter, will appear in The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center, Forest and Main, Great Bend at 2 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $10 and, since seating is limited, advance reservations or tickets are encouraged. Tickets may be purchased weekday afternoons at the Arts Center or seats may be reserved by e-mail through or by calling 620-792-3097.

October 06, 2010 | | Local News

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Completed tech project is ooh la la

It is one thing to ask students to think outside the box. It is quite another to ask them to build outside the box – way ...

February 08, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

New faces at GBFD

There are new faces at the Great Bend Fire Department, where four open positions were recently filled. The new firefighters are Elisabeth Mohler, Great Bend ...

February 08, 2018 | Russ Edem | 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 ...

February 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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