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Elks Lodge to hold hog feed

The Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave., will have a hog feed with all the trimmings on Saturday, Nov. 14, featuring a hog cooked by Ed Crosby of Larned. It is open to the public and should use the north dining door off 12th Street.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

GBRH to host free breakfast for vets

For the fifth consecutive year, Great Bend Regional Hospital will host its annual Veterans Breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 6-8:30 a.m. in the main lobby just inside the Emergency Room entrance.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Student-inmate shares his testimonial

Student-inmate Parrish Bourn has been incarcerated for more than 23 years, but will release March 8 of 2016. He began his education through Barton Community College at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility in 2012. He has taken 57 credit-hours and maintained a 3.87 GPA.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Barton awarded grant to improve inmate education

Barton Community College has been awarded a grant of more than $1 million, paid out over three years, to develop its already robust inmate education programming at Ellsworth Correctional Facility and Larned Correctional and Mental Health Facility.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Presidio Brass brings bold style to GB

Presidio Brass, known for its bold style in its presentation, "Sounds of the Cinema," will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Pilot Club gives 'smiles and comfort' to fire dept.

The Great Bend Pilot Club members wanted to do something for the Great Bend Fire Department during its Care and Kindness Week, but the firefighters chose a gift they could pass on to community children, said Pilot Club chapter president Betty Schneider.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

'Til Beth Do Us Part

The time for light hearted comedy comes a little earlier this year, as the Great Bend Community Theatre moves its curtain time to 7:30 p.m. for "'Til Beth Do Us Part," opening Thursday at the Crest Theater.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Fan flashback

Following the Royals' World Series win last week, The Great Bend Tribune received a request from long-time Great Bend resident Jean Volosin, now living in the Wichita area, if we could locate the Oct. 29, 1985 edition of the paper that depicted students at St. Patrick's School celebrating the last Royal's World Series win on Oct. 27, 1985. It was on behalf of her son, Doug Klepper, who appears in the photo, she said. Happily, we still had a copy in our basement archives.

November 06, 2015 | Veronica Coons | 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 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.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Suit alleges sexual harassment, retribution at The Center

Two women have filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court against The Center for Counseling and Consultation, alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

November 05, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Rice County Coalition for Children and Families meeting change

The Rice County Coalition for Children and Families will meet next week on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at First Christian Church in Lyons instead of the Health Department due to Veterans Day. New officers will be nominated, and discussions will include a K-SPF grant update, community garden update and the Kids Count Data release. There will be networking from 11:30 a.m. until noon, and the meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m.

November 05, 2015 | | Local News

Making good on a bet

HOISINGTON - Jeff Zoller, avid KU fan, and Alan Hoffman, equally avid K-State fan, fulfilled their obligation of dressing like the opposing team's cheerleaders on Thursday morning, Nov. 5, at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce coffee at State Farm.

November 05, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Local, state gas prices fall

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.13 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.18.

November 05, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Price of Girl Scout Cookies remaining stable in Kansas

Most of last year's Thin Mints are but a sweet memory, and that means it's only a matter of time before the annual Girls Scout Cookie fundraising campaign begins. Sometime soon after Thanksgiving, girls will begin planning, setting up their online stores and marking their calendars for group sales.

November 04, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Zoo News: Staff concentrates on cleanup

With the announcement that it will no longer pursue AZA accreditation for the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, the city has opted not to replace its zoo director or curator. However, City Administrator Howard Partington said the city remains committed to having a quality zoo, with or without the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

November 04, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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Great Bend Director of Public Lands Scott Keeler was obviously proud as he introduced Sara Hamlin to the City Council Monday night. Hamlin was just ...

November 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Blizzard warning issued for northwest Kansas

GOODLAND -- At mid-afternoon, Goodland has snow with north winds blowing from 38 to 51 mph. Interstate 70 was closed at the Colorado border to mile ...

November 17, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

County sells two older dump trucks

Earlier this fall, the Barton County Road and Bridge Department took possession of four new dump trucks, rendering the four older trucks obsolete.

November 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

USD 428 to host ‘American Education Week Coffee’

The USD #428 will be hosting a "American Education Week Coffee" on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 9–11 a.m, at the Senior Center located ...

November 17, 2015 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Farmers Mutual Insurance Company/Jensen & Associates Insurance Agency, 16 N Main Street, in Ellinwood ...

November 17, 2015 | | Local News


A pair of long-running building issues were on the Great Bend City Council agenda Monday night.

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

BCC to host Prairie Winds Concert

Barton Community College's Prairie Winds Concert Band and Jazz Band, featuring members of the community, will present their annual fall concert titled "It Is ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Hughes donates car to Almost Home in memory of brother

Rhonda Hughes, Great Bend, believes that her brother, Stanton Bergen, is probably tickled with the idea that his 2012 Kia Soul is being put to ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

​School board to recognize PE teacher

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Library at Great Bend High School. The board ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Barton Theatre presents “The Santaland Diaries” to raise funds for program

The Barton Theatre Department will present "The Santaland Diaries," starring Barton Theatre and Kansas State University Theatre alumnus, Great Bend resident Grady Bolding at 7 ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Severe weather starts in western Kansas

WICHITA -- The National Weather Service in Wichita has forecast the possibility of severe weather Monday evening in central Kansas, including Barton County.

November 16, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Deputies recover stolen vehicle

ALBERT – A tip from an Albert resident led to the arrest of an alleged car thief from Hays and the recovery of a stolen vehicle ...

November 16, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Believers Wrestling Club to hold meeting Tuesday

The Great Bend Believers Wrestling Club is sponsoring an informational and sign-up meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Great Bend Middle School on ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Firearms stolen on Friday

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Department, on Nov. 13, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., a burglary was committed in the ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Officials to get peek at new poll book system

The Barton County Clerk's Office will sponsor an electronic poll book demonstration at 9 a.m. Friday in the Clerk's Office at Barton ...

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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