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Vehicle crash sends local teen to hospital

Barton County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of North Washington at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday for a reported injury crash where Jacob Lane, 16, of Great Bend received injuries.

October 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC Bookstore to host coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton Community College Bookstore, on the upper level of the Student Union, 245 NE 30 Rd,, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host Barry Bowers will be with greeters Sonya Rein and Pete Schartz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Given the number of victims touched by domestic violence, the Barton County Commission Monday morning proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This marks the 30th anniversary of this annual observance.

October 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News

One dead, three injured in Friday collision

Names and additional information from a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred Friday evening west of Great Bend were released Monday by the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

October 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Quilts of Valor September 2017

Amy Schartz Mellor, Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader, along with members of the group, awarded 11 Quilts of Valor to Kansas veterans on September 29, 2017, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend, Kansas.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pop and Popcorn Jazz Concert Tuesday

Music fans are invited to join the GBHS Panther Jazz Band for Popcorn and Pop at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, This fall concert will be in the relaxed atmosphere of the GBHS Commons Area where attendees can enjoy munching on popcorn and sipping a pop or bottled water.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Adult Ed Center offers citizenship classes

Barton Community College will offer citizenship classes beginning Nov. 7 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main in Great Bend. A prerequisite Registration and Orientation session is Nov. 7.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Jolene Biggs seeks Second Ward seat on Great Bend City Council

Jolene Biggs said she would rely on the education she has received from many years of business experience and volunteer work to serve her hometown if elected to the Great Bend City Council.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Veterans service rep to visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 12, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. His schedule is the 2nd Thursday of each month.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Long Pumpkin Patch opened today

September 30, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


The Great Bend Fire Department welcomed its new Fire Chief Luke McCormick as he has taken over for retired Fire Chief Mike Napolitano. McCormick has goals set for the department, focusing on getting a full staff and on safety for all.

September 30, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News

County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Fatal crash in Barton County

The Barton County Sheriff Office responded to a two vehicle crash late Friday night where one person was killed and three others were injured just east of the fair grounds entrance on West Barton County Road.

September 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC publishes new 'Prairie Ink'

Editors of Barton Community College's annual literary journal "Prairie Ink" aim to provide a venue for local authors to showcase their creative writing talents and have done so again with the release of the eighth publication.

September 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Ah Wilderness

The Barton Community College Theatre Department will present "Ah, Wilderness!" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Fine Arts Auditorium on campus. Tickets are $6 at the door; students admitted free.

September 29, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News

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Exceptional Barton faculty recognized

Five Barton instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2017-2018 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

May 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Planting redbuds

It's a spring tradition: Members of the Great Bend Noon Lions Club spent Saturday morning planting redbud trees in the islands on Broadway Ave.

May 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Beauty and Beetle

An exhibit of larger-than-life sculptures of beetles made out of scrap metal and micro-photography of beetles on large prints opens Friday, May 18, at the ...

May 12, 2018 | By Micha Oelze Barton Community College | Local News

Barton Co. Academy graduation scheduled

The Barton County Academy's 2018 graduates will be recognized in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 24th ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

School board to recognize achievement

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will recognize academic achievements during its next meeting, set for 5 p.m. Monday, May 14, at ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Fire district on commission agenda

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 ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBHS bands to perform Monday night

The Great Bend High School bands will have their Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS gym. The jazz band, junior ...

May 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pedaling with a purpose

A cloud-shrouded sun just peeked over horizon Friday morning as Larry Heyn sat tall in the saddle pedaling his way eastward out of Great Bend.

May 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Prairie Treasures

LARNED - Each spring, on select days in April and May, the Larned State Hospital offers the surrounding community the chance to fill their planter boxes ...

May 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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