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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.

October 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Restoration begins on 'The Rifleman'

"The Rifleman" stands on the north side of the Barton County Courthouse, vigilantly facing south to protect the Union. Before the sculpture of a Civil War soldier turns 100 years old in November it is getting a professional makeover.

October 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Report highlights BCC success

Barton Community College's 2015 "Community Report" is hot off the press, Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman told members of the Great Bend Kiwanis on Wednesday. The annual report to BCC stakeholders highlights the college's progress and its vision for the future.

October 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC celebrates learning at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Passion, spirit and hope were frequently used words employed by numerous speakers to describe inmate learners at the 11th Annual Learning Celebration on Tuesday evening at Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News


GBRC host Shape Up Saturday exercise class

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming a new Shape Up Saturday exercise classes. So join, Dixie Divis and get your weekend off right with Shape Up Saturday. Designed to build strength, tone up and burn fat! This class will use a variety of equipment combined with intermittent cardio intervals for a total body shape up. Exercises can be modified to accommodate all fitness levels. This class will meet on Saturdays Oct. 24 through Dec. 12 from 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. for anyone 16 years old and older at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th ...

October 21, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Time to explore Great Bend

November will be Explore Great Bend month again and participating retailers will be ready to host a different event each Saturday of the month, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

October 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Being safe this Halloween

It is almost that time again for the goblins and ghouls to be roaming the streets of Great Bend.

October 21, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton County Health Department flu shot outreach scheduled

Barton County Health Department has scheduled community outreach for influenza and pneumonia vaccinations for Tuesday, Oct. 27, and Wednesday, Oct. 28. Department staff will be providing regular, high dose, and intranasal flu vaccine for adults and children and pneumonia vaccine on Oct. 27, at Susank Agco Corporation from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.; at Beaver Fire Station 10 - 11 a.m.; at Odin Store 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; and at Claflin Fire Station 1 - 2 p.m.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News


How low did it go? Online feature shows temperature lows for Kansas Freeze Monitor is a new part of

Farmers hoping to harvest before the first freeze are watching. And, parents deciding how to dress the kids for school are, too. Plenty of Kansans want to know how low the temperatures go.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News


Repainting of old Engine 3416 underway

The repainting of the locomotive on display in Brit Spaugh Park has started, but Mother Nature is delaying the restoration, said Scott Keeler, Great Bend public lands director.

October 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


UP IT GOES

Construction in underway on the newest destination My BackYard Playground that is coming to Great Bend.

October 20, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC will host Stop 'N Learn session titled 'Safety and Security'

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Safety And Security" on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, located at 2715 18th St. This program will also be held Friday, Oct. 23, at the Sr. Center, located at 2005 Kansas Ave., starting at 1 p.m. Join us and learn some helpful hints on improving your safety and security in today's society. Other topics will include current issues facing the Great Bend Police Department along with some time for any questions you may ...

October 20, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - October 14, 2015

James Harbison; No Insurance; Dismissed - proof shown

October 20, 2015 | | Local News


Sen. Moran visits Great Bend Feeding

The cattle industry is critical to central Kansas and the beef it produces is safe for consumers.

October 20, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Whooping Crane migration is underway in central Kansas

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge staff members were surprised on Saturday to find that a pair of adult Whooping Cranes briefly visited Little Salt Marsh on the migration route southward. This is the third-earliest fall migration occurrence at Quivira, and only the fourth time in history that Whooping Cranes have arrived prior to Oct. 15. Annually each fall, a few dozen of these rare birds are sighted at Quivira. The earliest record occurred in 2000, when a pair stopped at the Refuge on Oct. 6.

October 20, 2015 | | Local News


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BCC to host sexual assault awareness presentations

Barton Community Colleg's Sexual Misconduct and Assault Resource Team (SMART) will host events as part of Sexual Assault Awareness month during April.

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Group to hear ‘Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul’

The Touched by Cancer support group will have a sharing meeting a 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland ...

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Find out what's happening at 'Squirrel Lake'

In a place called Squirrel Lake, you're bound to meet a nut or two. Great Bend Community Theatre's new production takes place at ...

April 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


It's official

Amy Mellor, left, turns in the final paperwork as she files to run for the office of Barton County Attorney, Friday at the courthouse. The ...

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County attorney’s office concedes murder charges

The Barton County Attorney's Office has conceded that current Kansas law does not support the first-degree murder charges that were filed against Adam Suppes ...

April 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mellor files for county attorney

Amy Schartz Mellor announced Friday her candidacy for Barton County attorney's office.

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Judge denies Hirsh new trial based on jury misconduct/bias

Former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Darrin Hirsh will not get a new trial based on potential juror misconduct or bias, District Judge Ron Svaty ruled ...

April 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bellendir files for reelection as sheriff

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir Friday announced that he will seek reelection to the office.

April 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

April 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grand opening set for new Sunflower Diversified Westside Market

The newest venture at Sunflower Diversified Services combines two of the non-profit agency's priorities – employment for people with developmental disabilities and delays, and more ...

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Trainer praises Sunflower’s Early Education Center Autism Team efforts

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two stories on the new Autism Team at the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center.

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Huelskamp staff to host tax concerns office hours in Barton County

Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that a staff representative specializing in IRS casework from his Kansas office will be available in Hoisington from 3:30-4:30 ...

April 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sunflower’s early ed center forms new Autism Team for families

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of two stories about the new Autism Team at the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center.

April 15, 2016 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


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