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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 proposed employee handbook changes, a Sheriff's Office training facility update and the county's road sand-sealing operation.

June 06, 2015 | | Local News


Youth Academy takes teens behind the scenes

Great Bend youths spent most of the day Friday learning what makes the City of Great Bend tick. For the 41st Youth Academy, they visited areas seldom seen, such as the Wastewater Treatment Plant, and places they thought they knew, such as the zoo.

June 05, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Sen. Roberts honors Ike on D-Day anniversary

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) invites people to join him in honoring Kansas' native son General Dwight David Eisenhower in recognizing the 71st anniversary of D-Day on Saturday, June 6.

June 05, 2015 | | Local News


Public invited to forums for Barton Vice President Candidates

Barton Community College has narrowed its pool of candidates for Vice President of Academics to three individuals.

June 05, 2015 | | Local News


Nex-Tech TV crew visits Great Bend Zoo

Nex-Tech's cable TV show "What's Happening Now" has been highlighting events and attractions in Hays and other parts of western Kansas for several episodes. This past week, host Jenny Leiker and crew visited the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, an attraction Leiker said she has loved since moving to this area. A full 30-minute segment will be dedicated to the zoo.

June 05, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Trinity to host celebrated Dean of Russia

Trinity Lutheran Church welcomes Dean Manfred Brockman of Russia Tuesday, June 9 and the public is invited to hear about his ministry of reviving the church in post-Soviet Russia.

June 05, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


City Band gives nod to Kansas weather

Steven Lueth knows that the Great Bend City Band's summer concert season is at the mercy of fickle Kansas weather. When the band kicked off its 2015 series a week ago, the concert had to move across the street and indoors, to the comfort of the Crest Theater. This Thursday, music lovers were able to listen outdoors, with the performance in the Moses Band Shell south of the Barton County Courthouse.

June 04, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Possible injury in Ellis Co. collision

VICTORIA -- A collision Thursday afternoon in Ellis County resulted in one possible injury, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

June 04, 2015 | | Local News


Victoria man dies when truck goes off I-70

A Victoria man died Wednesday night in a one-vehicle accident in Ellis County, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.

June 04, 2015 | | Local News


Free programs offered at public library

Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, announced several upcoming programs for adults 18 and older.

June 04, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Sen. Moran to visit area hospitals

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will tour Stafford County Hospital at 2:15 p.m. Friday, and Ellinwood District Hospital at 3:45 p.m. Friday.

June 04, 2015 | | Local News


Krugs work in tandem for Bike Across Kansas

By JIM MISUNAS

June 04, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Trend shows lower farmland prices, more non-performing loans

MANHATTAN – Nationally, there seems to be an on-going softening in farm values, However, that may not be the story closer to home.

June 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | 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.

June 04, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Local officers, athletes, carry torch

Local law enforcement officers and members of The Storm Special Olympics team met in front of the Wetlands Waterpark on Wednesday to continue a tradition. They carried the "Flame of Hope," a torch that will light the fire Friday at the 2015 Special Olympics Summer Games at Wichita State University.

June 03, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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