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Soar over to KWEC’s Butterfly festival

All things "butterfly" will be the focus of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 16.

September 01, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Reinstatement of police chief on council agenda

From reinstating suspended Police Chief Clifton Couch to filling a council vacancy and other city openings, several matters related to the recent shake-up at City Hall will be on the Great Bend City Council's agenda when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at the Great Bend Events Center.

September 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Reinstatement of police chief on council agenda

From reinstating suspended Police Chief Clifton Couch to filling a council vacancy and other city openings, several matters related to the recent shake-up at City Hall will be on the Great Bend City Council's agenda when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at the Great Bend Events Center.

September 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Brit Spaugh Zoo receives two female lion cubs

The City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo personnel announced Friday morning the addition of two female lions to the zoo.

September 01, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Congressman Roger Marshall comments on SNAP, growing jobs

(Editorial note: Monday, the Great Bend Tribune reported on the Congressman's Farm Bill listening tour stop in Haven. The bill touches many areas of American life, and there were many sides presented at that meeting. Here is our second report.)

September 01, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Wagner: Cheyenne Bottoms funded by hunters

The biggest misconception about Cheyenne Bottoms is thinking it is funded by tax dollars, Area Wildlife Manager Jason Wagner said. In reality, the wildlife area is "100 percent fee-funded."

August 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Memories Matter Bereavement Camp set for Sept. 23 in Great Bend

Sheryl Neeland has many years of experience relating to children as a USD 428 school counselor. But her contribution to the welfare of youngsters doesn't stop there.

August 31, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Oil and gas museum takes education a step further

The Kansas Oil and Gas Museum has teamed up with USD 428 to offer classes to 4th and 6th graders through a grant it received last November from the Golden Belt Community Foundation for the 2017 and 2018 school year.

August 31, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


World Shorebirds Day is Sept. 6

TOPEKA - The Nature Conservancy and Cheyenne Bottoms are preparing for World Shorebirds Day, Wednesday, Sept. 6.

August 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Manager discusses plans for Cheyenne Bottoms

The opening of teal season on Saturday, Sept. 9, could draw hundreds of hunters to the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. Last year, over 600 people came for the opening day, according to Jason Wagner, the new wildlife area manager at the state-owned portion of the Barton County marsh. Some 11,000 hunters were there during the season that runs from September to March, he added.

August 31, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Labor Day weekend activities set at Fort Larned National Historic Site

LARNED – Experience the excitement of a working frontier fort as Fort Larned National Historic Site hosts Labor Day Weekend activities Saturday through Monday. Living history demonstrations and activities will be held all three days of the event from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

August 31, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Local general election candidates listed

The Barton County Clerk's Office has announced the list of local candidates running in the Nov. 7 general election. On the ballot are a number of city, school and other local positions in Barton county, County Clerk Donna Zimmerman said.

August 31, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Filling vacancy on council agenda

On the agenda for the Great Bend City Council meeting Tuesday night is the vacancy created by the Aug. 15 resignation of Second Ward Councilman Wayne Henneke in the wake of the ongoing controversy engulfing the city and suspended Police Chief Cliff Couch. Also on the to-do list is the election of a new council president since Henneke had served in that capacity.

August 31, 2017 | | Local News


Chasing Tails Rescue heading to Houston area

Chris Klima, Great Bend, operates a small, rescue based shelter called Chasing Tails Rescue. Her network put out the plea to pull dogs from shelters around the Houston area earlier this week. She has since been organizing a transport that will be part of a caravan with a Wichta based rescue, Beauties and the Beasts, leaving Kansas on Friday.

August 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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.

August 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Marijuana wax lab explosion in rural Great Bend

A structure fire Friday afternoon in rural Great Bend was caused by a butane explosion in what law enforcement officers are calling a clandestine lab ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ATV pursuit leads to drug arrest

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved is a pursuit with an all terrain vehicle around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday that led ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS speech team earns medals at Pratt

The Great Bend High School speech team competed at the Pratt Speech tournament on Saturday. Four GBHS students competed in 10 events and placed in ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas AG sending notices to 25,000 Kansans to reach who might be eligible for refunds

TOPEKA - The Kansas Attorney General's Office is mailing notices to nearly 25,000 Kansans who may be eligible for a refund of money they ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Missing teen was last seen in Great Bend

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for assistance from the public to help locate a missing teenager.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kloos supports Kansans Can initiative

Kansas gubernatorial candidate Rick Kloos, Independent, stopped by the Tribune offices Wednesday on his way to the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Show. He was ...

April 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Give blood during National Volunteer Month

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way for those who ...

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Girl Scouts honors dedicated volunteers

WICHITA - Thirty Northwestern Kansas residents were recognized at the Annual Meeting and Recognition Breakfast on April 7 with special awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas ...

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Take it back!

After squeezing all the toothpaste out of a tube, Great Bend High School students in their advisory class find putting it back in a challenge ...

April 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Makings retires from Sunflower Diversified Services after 25 years

Ladeska "Decky" Makings was diagnosed with polio when she was only 4 years old. She and a friend who had been in treatment together were ...

April 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Volunteer for ‘Keep It Clean Kansas’ state park cleanup

TOPEKA – Whether you're looking for a way to gain some volunteer hours or simply just feel like "giving back," consider volunteering for the 2018 ...

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas license plates to undergo makeover

TOPEKA - License plates for newly registered cars in Kansas are undergoing a makeover.

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


March Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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 ...

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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