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Community Concert Association still accepting memberships for new season

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association begins its new season this month and is still accepting new memberships. With the theme "The Magic of Music," the season starts Sept. 19 with The Equinox Little Big Band playing music from the Great American Songbook.

September 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Treasurer sees tax sale as last resort

When the Barton County Treasurer's Office first filed on properties with delinquent taxes in March, there were 129. Now, with the county's annual tax sale looming, there are only 64 parcels on the list, Treasurer Kevin Wondra said.

September 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Supreme Court judges stop in Larned

Following visits to the Barton County and Rice County courthouses Thursday morning, Kansas Supreme Court Justices Lawton Nuss and Marla Luckert made a stop in Larned, where they met with area residents at the Sts. Mary and Martha Episcopal Church. They were hosted by District 24 Magistrate Judge Julie Fletcher Cowell.

September 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local duo shows support for first responders and military

Showing support is a way to let people know that you care and you support them for what they do and this is what two people of Great Bend are doing this Sunday with a parade down Main St. in Great Bend.

September 08, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


SAYING THANKS

People gathered in Courtroom A in the Barton County Courthouse on Thursday to meet two special guests as they made a stop in Great Bend on their way to a Bar Association Conference in western Kansas.

September 08, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Drug bust turns up code violations

It was a two-for-one deal for the city last week when the Great Bend Police Department served a search warrant for drugs on a residence in the 400 block of Walnut. Police Chief Cliff Couch said officers discovered the house was hooked up to numerous illegal utilities, and was also in violation of numerous codes and sanitarian-type issues. The house was ultimately red-tagged by the for code violations.

September 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 431 sees ‘unbelievable’ turnout at open house

Two weeks into the school year, USD 431 administrators had plenty of good news to report to the Board of Education Monday night.

September 08, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Children create art for ‘Ivan’

Elementary students in Great Bend USD 428 have been creating inspired art for the Sept. 23 launch of the school district's 2016-2017 One District One Book citywide reading program. This year students will be given copies of "The One and Only Ivan," a Newberry Medal-winning book by Katherine Applegate.

September 07, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Down on the Farm

With the celebration of National Agriculture week, local farmers along with volunteers, the Great Bend Chamber Agriculture Committee and Diamond K Farm hosted Kids Ag day on Wednesday.

September 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Benefit shoot to support Military Moms

Area gun clubs are coming together to host a benefit steel shoot on Sept. 10 to support Great Bend Military Moms.

September 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


A Woman’s View

The rain came in the night. First it began to fall gently; then seemed to be gathering momentum as the thunder increased. Nothing is more comfy than bed when it is raining and thundering outside, unless one has to go out in it.

September 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Club hooked on helping local lakes

There was nothing fishy about the announcement made at the Great Bend City Council meeting Tuesday night. Check that, yes there was.

September 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Shafer Gallery hosts artists' ball

The Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College was the venue for the gallery's first-ever Artists' Masquerade Ball, held Friday, Sept. 2.

September 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


State Supreme Court justices to make local stops

Chief Judge Mike Keeley, 20th Judicial District chief judge, has extended an invitation to all county officials and citizens to come meet two members of the Kansas Supreme Court at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Courtroom A on the third floor of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main, Great Bend. Chief Justice Lawton Nuss and Justice Marla Luckert will be available at that time.

September 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Commission marks colon cancer month

It was two years ago that Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir was diagnosed with colon cancer. Now a cancer survivor, the 55-year-old Bellendir is a ...

March 14, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBPL recipient of Whelan Endowment Fund

Vickie Herl, the Great Bend Public Library's administrative manager, will celebrate 45 years as a staff member on St. Patrick's Day, March 17 ...

March 14, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


All-American Boys Chorus will wrap up concert season

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present the All-American Boys Chorus as its last concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday ...

March 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GB schools gain state recognition

Great Bend school board members heard good news on Monday concerning USD 428's progress in the state's Multi-Tiered Support System program. Todd Wiedemann ...

March 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission OKs new spray truck

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the replacement of spray truck for the Noxious Weed Department, but the approval was not without opposition.

March 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization on BCC agenda

An interlocal agreement for a Claflin Neighborhood Revitalization program will be reviewed at the Barton Community College Board of Trustees Study Session, set for 4 ...

March 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County moves ahead with joint extension district

Barton County will be part of a joint extension district with Ellis County following action by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

March 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BANNING THE BURN

Citing extremely dry conditions and high winds creating an "imminent threat of fire," the Barton County Commission Monday morning signed a resolution establishing a temporary ...

March 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Budget, schools, gun laws topics of second legislative coffee

Richard Schenck with Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, the sponsor of the Great Bend legislative coffee, introduced Rep. Tori Arnberger, Great Bend, and Sen Mary Jo ...

March 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 proclamations ...

March 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Starting from scratch, sort of

It isn't ideal, but building a new police station east across the street from the current facility on what is now a city-owned parking ...

March 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Panther bands present contest selections Tuesday

Panther band members will present their pre-contest concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Great Bend High School gym.

March 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Camp Aldrich used most weekends

Barton Community College hasn't had any trouble booking its rural Camp Aldrich facility, at least on weekends, Dean of Administration Mark Dean said recently.

March 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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