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City asked to authorize Sept. 11 parade for law enforcement

Joseph Trimmer and Sherry Axman have asked the Great Bend City Council to authorize a Sept. 11 parade for local law enforcement. This request is on the agenda for the next council meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the council chambers at the City Office.

September 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission to discuss Driver’s License Office

The Barton County Commission will consider employee handbook revisions and discuss the upcoming tax sale when it meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the courthouse.

September 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Caterpillar capers

It's caterpillar season, and I don't mean the machine kind. From bold and bright to dull and dark, smooth and slick to spikey and sticky, caterpillars are some of the most varied larva in the insect world.

September 02, 2016 | The Wetland Explorer by Pam Martin KDWPT Education Specialist | Local News


LASTING LEGACY

LARNED - The 6-foot-6 bronze Indian statue featuring stunning detail is dedicated to Larned football fans everywhere.

September 01, 2016 | Bronze Indian statue installed at Earl Roberts Field | Local News


BCC to close for Labor Day

Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday.

September 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Habitat prepares for next project

The Barton County area Habitat for Humanity recently broke ground and started construction on the first of two new homes in Hoisington. Potential applicants interested in applying for home ownership are asked to attend a mandatory one-hour Homebuyer Orientation session taking place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at The Front Door Community Center, 1615 10th St., Great Bend.

September 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


HORSE GUY

It's taken a heart attack and his son's death to spur a Kentucky man to raise awareness for two causes dear to his heart.

September 01, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


New automated system to help Barton Co. crime victims

By the end of the year, victims of crime in central Kansas will be able to track the status of offenders in the Barton County Jail. They can receive an automatic notification if the offender is released or moved to another facility.

September 01, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Family Crisis Center signs MOU

The National Children's Alliance, Children's Advocacy Centers of Kansas and the FBI were at the Family Crisis Center in Great Bend on Thursday, Aug. 25, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dell Hayden Memorial CAC. This contract improves communication and services between the CAC and the FBI by working together to provide forensic interviews and advocacy services to local areas on a federal level.

September 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Firefighters holding MDA Boot Block

Great Bend Fire Department firefighters will conduct their annual MDA Boot Block on Friday, Sept. 2, outside Walmart and both Dillons stores. They will be accepting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.

September 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Cherry Village hosts back-to-school fashion show for residents

Not only did the youngsters get to sport their new back-to-school clothes, they had the opportunity to participate in a fashion show for a welcoming audience.

September 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

September 01, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo news: Make reservations for Wine in the Wild

Reservations are being taken for Wine in the Wild, hosted by the Great Bend Zoological Society and presented by Nex-Tech and the City of Great Bend. This fundraiser will take place from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo.

August 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County Health Department flu shots begin

Barton County Health Department will begin administering vaccines to prevent influenza for area residents on Monday, Sept. 19, during regular business hours on a walk-in basis. Flu vaccine available at the health department this year protects against four strains of influenza including:

August 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rozel semi driver injured in Rice County

The driver of a semitrailer was injured Wednesday morning in Rice County, 3 miles west of Bushton on K-4.

August 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Replacement of run-down historic bridge to start soon

The Barton County Commission Monday morning accepted a bid to replace a dilapidated historic limestone bridge and widen to other existing structures, all in the ...

September 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKING FLIGHT

Children of all ages along with their families enjoyed a day outdoors chasing and learning about butterflies at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's annual ...

September 17, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCC announces fully online OSH degree

Safety at job sites of all sizes has received more emphasis in recent years, with full-time jobs dedicated to occupational safety and health available in ...

September 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Hays set to celebrate 44th Oktoberfest

HAYS - The 44th annual Hays Oktoberfest will take place Sept. 30 in Municipal Park.

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Aktion Club sharing warmth, color and tacos

The Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club is conducting two community service drives through Nov. 30, sharing the gift of warmth and making the lives of ...

September 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend man dies in collision near Liberal

LIBERAL - A Great Bend man died Saturday morning when the car he was driving rear-ended a semitrailer in dense fog in Seward County.

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Patrol shares reminders during equinox

Twice a year, the sun becomes more of a concern for drivers, and one of those time periods is quickly approaching, as you may have ...

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff - Sept. 15

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Collectors’ ID workshop set for Lyons

The Coronado Quivira Museum will be the site for the Collectors' ID Workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the ...

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas aviation, airports to be highlighted during 2016 Fly Kansas Air Tour

The 2016 Fly Kansas Air Tour lifts off from Wellington on Sept. 29, for a three-day, 9-city celebration of Kansas aviation.

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Two congregations to host praise and worship Sunday

When Heartland Community Church started in August of 2014, the First United Congregational Church was gracious and welcoming in sharing their facilities with the new ...

September 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Officer involved shooting in Ellsworth County

ELLSWORTH COUNTY - A vehicular pursuit Thursday evening that ended with a suspect being shot in Ellsworth County is being investigated by the Kansas Bureau of ...

September 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBPD Badge stolen from personal vehicle

A Great Bend Police officer's personal vehicle was burglarized on Wednesday. Items stolen included a GBPD badge along with personal items belonging to the ...

September 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Woman robbed after being threatened with knife

Authorities are investing an alleged robbery that took place at 2:20 a.m. on Friday after a woman in the area of the 1400 ...

September 16, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


‘I’m in the aisle’

Independent congressional hopeful Alan LaPolice shuns special interest endorsements and says he's the one who can bring a voice of compromise to Washington, D ...

September 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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