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GBFD offers free smoke alarms

The Great Bend Fire Department is offering and installing free smoke/carbon monoxide alarms this month, Chief Mike Napolitano said.

June 02, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Donation made to the GBPD K-9 Unit

The K-9 Unit is an important part of the Great Bend Police Department, and with the help of local donations its two police dogs are well fed.

June 02, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Special Olympic team carries torch

Local police officers, deputies and volunteers showed their support for Special Olympic athletes on May 31 during the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

June 02, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Torch Run photos

Local police officers, deputies and volunteers showed their support for Special Olympic athletes on Wednesday, May 31, during the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Barton County.

June 02, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Zumbathon to raise money for Prince of Peace

Local licensed Zumba instructors hope to get people dancing and smiling at a Zumbathon planned for the evening of July 8 at St. Rose Auditorium.

June 02, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Red Cross calls for new donors to prevent a summer blood shortage

Upcoming donation opportunity

June 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Carving awards

Barry Bowers, Great Bend, competed in the Wichita Wood Carving Show, May 20-21 at the Cessna Activity Center. Several of his pieces won awards.

June 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Schroeder, Wedel earn summer vocal venues

Jadynce Schroeder of Holy Family School in Great Bend auditioned for Music Theatre of Wichita in April and was accepted into their production. Schroeder will perform in "Newsies" in August.

June 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Band shell concert photos

The Great Bend Municipal Band performed June 1, 2017, for the 90th-anniversary celebration and rededication of the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell, with the new Thelma Faye Harms Stage.

June 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City Band: Crowd turns out for band shell dedication

Hundreds of people came downtown Thursday evening for the Great Bend Municipal Band's first concert of 2017. It was the 90th anniversary celebration and rededication of the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Band Shell, located on the south side of the Barton County Courthouse Square. It was also the dedication of the latest improvement to the band shell, the Thelma Faye Harms Stage.

June 01, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Girl Scouts earn badges

Junior Girl Scouts in grades 4-5 had fun learning all about gardening during "How Does Your Garden Grow?" at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

June 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hanston man dies in ATV crash

HODGEMAN COUNTY - A 55-year-old Hanston man died Tuesday as the result of an ATV crash in Hodgeman County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Jeffrey C. Hahn was driving a 2007 Polaris all-terrain vehicle down an embankment on a county road 10 miles north and 2.5 miles east of Hanston around 8:30 p.m. on May 30 when the vehicle rolled. He was not wearing a helmet.

June 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ACE Hardware shuts doors

Pride Ag Resources personnel were loading merchandise out of the Great Bend ACE Hardware Store, 4903 10th, Thursday morning as the store was being closed. According to a sign on the door, "Great Bend ACE Hardware will be closing effective June 1, 2017, due to economic conditions." A company official at the site said the decision was made by the Pride Ag Resources Board based in Dodge City.

June 01, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Veterans and family fair to be held in Great Bend

KansasWorks Great Bend, located at 1025 Main St., will host a Veterans and Family Resource Fair on Saturday, June 3. Sessions will run from 11 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m.

June 01, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


'Renewed' band brings Great Bend singer home

Kimberlee Jo Eaton, formerly Stiles, will return to Great Bend with her husband Mark and their band Renewed this weekend for two performances during June Jaunt.

May 31, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Legislators commended for supporting education

During Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Khris Thexton noted the Kansas Legislature's passage of a school finance bill ...

April 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Week honors unsung heros

Public Safety Communications Officers play a vital role in protecting the life and property of Barton County citizens, a proclamation adopted by the Barton County ...

April 09, 2018 | AND VERONICA COONS vcoons@gbtribune.com | Local News


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


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