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Think Small: Little Free Libraries boost reading and sharing

At first glance, the wooden boxes popping up in Barton County might be mistaken for a new version of Great Bend's big, decorative "bird houses." But these structures have something inside - books - all free for the taking.

August 02, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Local News


More fake $100s passed

The Great Bend Police Department received two more reports Thursday of counterfeit money being passed at businesses.

August 01, 2014 | | Local News


Arrests made after man hit in head with golf club

Three Great Bend residents were arrested on aggravated battery charges Wednesday after a 25-year-old male was hit in the head with a golf club. The Great Bend Police Department was dispatched to 1445 Park Ave. at 1:34 p.m. and located suspects over the next hour.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


Auction items accepted to benefit Heartland Cancer Center patients

Items for the silent and live auctions that benefit Heartland Cancer Center patients are now being accepted. The event is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Club at Stoneridge.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


​Two injured at K-96 and Patton Road

An injury accident was reported at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday when two vehicles collided at K-96 and Patton Road. The Great Bend Police Department reports Jairo Martinez was driving northeast on Patton Road in a Lincoln Navigator and failed to yield right of way to a Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Leroy Rube, who was traveling northwest on K-96. Rube and passenger Dorothy Rube were transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


League of Women Voters survey

The League of Women Voters is conducting a newspaper questionnaire to run in the Great Bend Tribune the week before the primary election. All candidates for the Barton County Commission and The Kansas State Board of Education District's were sent

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


Panther cards sales

Great Bend High School Panther card sales will begin on Saturday, Aug. 9. High school student athletes will be canvassing the community beginning on that date to raise funds for the athletic department.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


USD 428 physicals

Free physicals for USD 428 high school and middle school athletes will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 in the commons area at Great Bend High School. This is the only date these physicals will be offered.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


USD 428 enrollment

Enrollment dates are quickly approaching for USD 428 schools.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Murray Chiropractic, 2100 Kansas Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


GBHS starting band camps next week

Great Bend High School freshmen band members, drum majors and section leaders will meet Monday, Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-13 to prepare for the upcoming marching season. Drum majors and section leaders will congregate at 7:30 a.m., with freshmen needing to check out a school instrument meet at the high school at 7:45. The schedule has few days, but longer times this year so the Panther Pride Marching Band will be prepared for the many fall activities. The entire freshman band will start playing at 8-11:30 a.m. and also from 1-3 p.m.

July 31, 2014 | | Local News


Tips wanted to locate stolen ATV

Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking the public's assistance in the recovery of an all-terrain vehicle stolen last week from a building north of Ellinwood.

July 30, 2014 | | Local News


GBHS season ticket renewal

Renewal notices for Great Bend High School reserved season football tickets have been mailed to current ticket holders. Watch for this mailing, which includes instructions for renewal, and reply as soon as possible. If you had tickets last year, but do not receive this notification, please email lana.wolf@usd428.net, or phone 620-793-1560.

July 29, 2014 | | Local News


GED orientation classes start Monday, Aug. 4

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon be starting its 9-week GED Preparation Class.

July 28, 2014 | | 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 a donation to the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial from the Great Bend Tribune, the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and the Central Kansas Community Corrections budget.

July 25, 2014 | | Local News


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Cities discuss following county on fireworks decision

Hoisington's City Council agreed to call a special meeting Tuesday evening to discuss altering the city's ordinance to allow fireworks to be discharged on both July 3 and 4, following suit with the Barton County Commission's Monday decision. The county commission's decision applies only to unincorporated areas. Some, but not all, cities have been following suit. In order to allow the extra day, the council would need to approve the change, and it would need to be printed once in the official city newspaper, The Hoisington Dispatch, two weeks prior to the date. With the Dispatch ...

June 23, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Wheat harvest coming in strong

According to Duane Reif, manager at Hoisington's United Ag Service, The high temperatures and wind are working in concert with farmers who are well on their way to getting the 2015 wheat harvest cut and transported to elevators all around the county.

June 23, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


St. Rose physician recommends proper use of helmets for cyclists

Jill Doerfler, M.D., has seen up close and personal what can happen during a bicycle or motorcycle accident. She has treated people who have been injured and acknowledged that she has been "pretty banged up" herself.

June 23, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend council sets goals for 2016

Noting progress in their key goals from last year, Great Bend City Council members Monday night honed in on their targets for the upcoming 2016 budget year.

June 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Military Monday is a hit

Crowds gathered at the Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend to enjoy Military Monday. Approximately 500 people came out to see the band despite the heat.

June 23, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Brookdale of Great Bend (Sterling House of Great Bend), 1206 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Claudia Elsen. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

June 23, 2015 | | Local News


Huelskamp vets visit

Huelskamp staff to host local office hours in Great Bend for Veterans' concerns

June 23, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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