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Getting a new look

The Great Bend Events Center will receive an extensive facelift after the City Council Monday night approved a nearly $300,000 renovation for the main entrance of the facility.

July 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City to upgrade phone system

Can you hear them now? The Great Bend City Council hopes so.

July 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Another step in the right direction

Be Well Barton County, a countywide group promoting healthier lifestyles, put its money where its mouth is Tuesday night.

July 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Another Independence Day in the books

Once again the City of Great Bend was lit up with fireworks and celebration over the holiday weekend and city officials agree it was a good celebration for the city and the people who live here or visited family from out of town.

July 05, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday July 14, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

July 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Barton County Fair at Expo II Building, at 7:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Barry Bowers with greeters Jake Deutsch and Tiffany Schoendaler. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sunflower Diversified clients, staff attend SACK conference

Sunflower Diversified Services representatives were reminded at a recent statewide conference about the importance of marking their ballots during local, state and national elections.

July 05, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


DOING A DOUBLE TAKE

The Golden Belt Veterans Memorial received another boost Tuesday morning, this time from a familiar source.

July 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo curator comments on human behavior

Just days after a child wandered into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo had its own incident of unwanted human-animal contact. But in this case, it was the animals who were endangered.

July 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Samaritan rescues submerged deputy

BARTON COUNTY - An unidentified motorist in Barton County rescued a Barton County Sheriff's Deputy who was apparently trapped in a submerged vehicle Saturday night.

July 04, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Wet weather will shift to heat

WICHITA -- The National Weather Service has recorded record-breaking rainfall over the Fourth of July weekend. Now, 100-degree heat will shift back to Kansas starting Tuesday.

July 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A WET JULY 4 WEEKEND

A flood warning remained in effect until late Monday afternoon for much of Barton County as runoff from the weekend's heavy rainfall continued to cause minor flooding problems. The flooding led to rolling of a Barton County Sheriff's Office patrol car and forced the closure of some roads as they were covered in water.

July 04, 2016 | BY DALE HOGG and JIM MISUNAS | Local News


City Band plans patriotic concert

The Great Bend City Band's weekly concerts move indoors for the month of July. Free concerts will be offered Thursday, July 7 and Tuesday, July 12, at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. Both of the free concerts are open the public and start at 8:15 p.m.

July 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission, council to meet Tuesday

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

July 03, 2016 | Commission, council to meet Tuesday | Local News


Concerns raised over Galatia water issue

GALATIA - Galatia Mayor Steve Wilhelm's decision earlier this year not to sell water to an area farmer has one city councilman concerned. David Strecker brought it up at last month's meeting, and more discussion is expected when the council meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at the City Building.

July 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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