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Ellinwood Rotary Community Splash Pad project receives $500 From Midwest Energy Community Fund

The Ellinwood Rotary/Community Splash pad project received a $500 donation from the Midwest Energy Community Fund spring disbursement. These funds will be used to help pay for the building of a splash pad in the city of Ellinwood near the municipal pool. A splash pad will provide hours of safe water fun to many young children and families within Ellinwood and surrounding communities. It will be the first splash pad built in Barton County.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Senior Corps Volunteers recognized for their service

Delores Burgardt of Great Bend and Judi Welch of Larned were honored for their community service at the In-service meeting and holiday Luncheon held in November. Welch has served five years a Foster Grandparent volunteer and Burgardt was honored for four years as a Senior Companion.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Melinda Kurth. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Giving Tuesday photos

Taken Dec. 1 in Great Bend during Giving Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Gifts pour in on Giving Tuesday

Anyone who was tired of leftover turkey, excess shopping and icy sidewalks had plenty to be thankful for on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1. The Golden Belt Community Foundation received hundreds of donations for 66 local organizational endowment funds.

December 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Christmas parade won’t be rescheduled

The Great Bend Home for the Holidays Parade, canceled this past Saturday due to the ice storm, will not be rescheduled for this winter, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said Tuesday afternoon.

December 01, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MADV 5th Annual Benefit Meal

MADV, Ministries Against Domestic Violence is an organization formed to provide awareness about issues surrounding domestic violence and services, such as providing a meal a month to the victim support group, raising money for the victim or raising funds from donations. This year the meal will be from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Jan. 30, at St Rose Auditorium. They will have Chicken and Sausage Gumbo or a Walking Taco. Plus a cinnamon roll and a veggie pack along with a drink. Tickets will be $10 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under. Tickets are limited. Contact The ...

December 01, 2015 | | Local News


​Ice from passing vehicle smashes windshield; injures teen

The Barton County Sheriff's Office had a busy holiday weekend due to bad weather and poor road conditions in central Kansas, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Monday. Deputies responded an injury accident and several non- injury accidents. There were also 15 to 20 reports of vehicles that simply slid off the roadway.

November 30, 2015 | | Local News


Zoo expected to reopen Tuesday

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo has been closed since ice coated the sidewalks last Thursday. According to Scott Keeler, director of public lands, employees have been working to clear ice from the sidewalks so they will be safe for visitors. The zoo is expected to reopen Tuesday. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and admission is free.

November 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC host Stop ‘N Learn Session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Air Med Care Network" on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 12– 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th.

November 30, 2015 | | Local News


GBFD made multiple fire runs last week

The Great Bend Fire Department was busy last week with units responding to multiple fire calls.

November 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Weather causes multiple accidents

The weather that came through the area last week caused multiple accidents.

November 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Commission OKs Sunday liquor sales

It may soon be legal to buy liquor and beer on Sundays in rural parts of Barton County after action by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

November 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Santas Around The World’ Exhibit Now Open Through December 20

Twenty-three life sized Santas, representing countries and regions from around the world, appear in a winter wonderland of lighted trees and festive holiday décor in downtown Great Bend. The exhibit, known as "Santas Around the World," is now open to the public at 1223 Main Street.

November 30, 2015 | | Local News


​Ice causes injuries on Ellsworth County roads

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to several injury accidents on icy roads in Ellsworth County over the extended holiday weekend. All of the people involved were wearing safety restraints.

November 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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USD 428 budget hearing is Monday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold its budget hearing when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at the ...

August 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pancake sales will kick off Sunrise Campaign

The flipping of the cakes is on the agenda again this year to benefit people with developmental disabilities and delays who rely on Sunflower Diversified ...

August 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Court roundup: Baker trial postponed

Jury trials for several Barton County cases are scheduled to take place later this year and into 2017. Here is a recap of recent events ...

August 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Shooting suspect remains at large

Law enforcement officers are still looking for Alejandro Azteca, who is suspected of shooting Phillip Pardo outside an apartment complex in the 3900 block of ...

August 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Supreme Court to conduct special evening session Oct. 4, at Hutchinson Community College

The Kansas Supreme Court will conduct a special evening session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Hutchinson Community College, as part of ...

August 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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