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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.

September 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo News: Lions and bears -- Oh boy!

Although the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is without a tiger, for now, the lions and bears are providing plenty of good news.

September 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Planetarium presents Smartphone Astronomer

The Barton Planetarium will host "The Smartphone Astronomer" at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in the Barton Community College Planetarium located in the Science Building.

September 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Golf scramble to benefit wounded Fort Riley soldiers

Barton Community College's ninth-annual Wounded Warrior Golf Scramble, which benefits wounded soldiers from Fort Riley, is set for Saturday, Sept. 23. The deadline to register is Sept. 15.

September 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton administration supportive of DACA

Barton Community College officials on Wednesday released a statement in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The college's administration has aligned with the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees in support of continuing the DACA program through the legislative process.

September 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC adds employee training lab with Harms Trust gift

Funds from the Thelma Faye Harms Trust have made possible a lab dedicated to employee training and professional development at Barton Community College. It will also allow for third parties to host seminars through the Workforce Training and Community Education Division.

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kids Ag Day

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 06, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


And so it begins

Beginning as early Sept. 18, the City of Great Bend will embark on an extensive water line replacement project in the heart of the city that will probably take a year and a half to complete.

September 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Heartland Farm to host Farm to Table Dinner

PAWNEE ROCK - Join Heartland Farm for their annual "Farm to Table Dinner Fundraiser", which will be held at the farm Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm. The fundraiser will feature a specially prepared dinner made with ingredients grown or raised on the farm, live music by Great Bend musician Alex Cartwright, demonstrations provided by Heartland Farm staff and John Makings of Rhythm Makings and a silent auction.

September 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New council president picked

In addition to the reinstatement of Police Chief Clifton Couch, the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night took action on several matters pertaining to the fall out from the recent controversies surrounding the City Administration and City Council. These included:

September 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chief Couch gets job back

A divided Great Bend City Council voted Tuesday night to reinstate suspended Police Chief Clifton Couch. The action met with cheers and a standing ovation from a capacity crowd crammed in the Great Bend Events Center.

September 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC Foundation’s auction raises $40,000

The proceeds from items sold, underwriters, program ads and ticket sales netted $40,000 at the 39th Annual Big Benefit Auction in late August. These funds benefit students directly through scholarships and program enhancements at Barton Community College.

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Highway patrol works injury crashes

Kansas Highway Patrol responded to injury crashes on Sunday in Ellsworth and Ness counties.

September 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff reports ‘outbreak of telephone scams’

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said the area has seen "an outbreak of telephone scams" of late. He urged residents not respond to demands for cash from unknown callers.

September 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


As DACA ends, fate of ‘Dreamers’ left to Congress

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced the end of a program that allowed some 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children to delay deportation. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, instituted by President Barack Obama in 2012, was rescinded, but President Trump and others - including Kansas lawmakers - urged Congress to enact laws to protect those hurt by the action.

September 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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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


Two arrested during search warrant

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies executed a search warrant in the 100 block of NE 30 Road at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Kyle ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC revisits academic integrity

Today's college instructors don't just have to watch for plagiarized term papers. Issues with academic integrity include "professional cheating," Barton Community College Vice ...

May 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Runaway Express to perform at St. John

ST. JOHN - In association with St. John High School's 2018 Alumni Banquet, Jim Ratts and Runaway Express will perform at the St. John High ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Every day is mental health awareness day

Sure, the Barton County Commission proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month Monday morning, but Center for Counseling and Consultation Director Julie Kramp said mental ...

May 10, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Variety Show

The Great Bend High School Variety Show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are still available from 7:30-8 a ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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