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FUNNY MONEY

A briefcase full of money can only spell trouble for Henry A. Perkins, and that means an evening of increasingly hysterical situations and nonstop comedy when Great Bend Community Theatre presents "Funny Money."

November 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fireman Spaghetti

Great Bend firefighters fill "to-go" boxes, Thursday at the 13th annual Spaghetti Feed for the GBFD Social and Charity Organization. Capt. Michael Reifschneider said they served 820 people.

November 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Theatre presents free 'horror' show

Each year, as part of the theater program at Barton Community College, students are asked to take the reins and produce a show entirely by themselves. This year the production is titled "Horror Movie Survival Guide" which will make its one-night debut at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 in the Barton Fine Arts Auditorium.

November 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Partington, Allison want city to heal

It wasn't easy for Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison and retired City Administrator Howard Partington to open up about the bitter cyclone that swept them, resigned Police Chief Clifton Couch and the entire city into a anger-laced frenzy.

November 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Buddy Poppies

Members of the Morrison McFadden Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 Auxiliary distribute Buddy Poppies, Saturday at the Main Street Dillons store. Mayor Mike Allison has proclaimed Nov. 4-11 Buddy Poppy Days. If you missed the volunteers on Saturday, some businesses around town have donation jars and more poppies are available. Nov. 11 is Veterans Day.

November 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OUR FAVORITE THINGS

Paintings by three of the original members of Artists at Large are featured this month at the Great Bend Public Library. Karen Shaner, Cynthia Collier-Wilson and Beverly Simonson present the exhibit "Our Favorite Things." The public can meet the artists Sunday Nov. 5 at a reception in the library from 1-3 p.m.

November 04, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Voters can check registration info online

Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman encourages all voters to be prepared when they cast their votes in the Nov. 7 general election, and wants folks to know they can still vote prior to the Tuesday balloting.

November 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marshall, Moran introduce bills to help farmers

WASHINGTON – Republicans U.S. Senator Jerry Moran and First District U.S. Representative Roger Marshall have introduced legislation to improve and reform livestock disaster programs Kansas farmers and ranchers rely on in times of natural disaster.

November 02, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


A part of history

Local artist Rex Rosenberg recently donated a photograph to the Kansas Oil and Gas Museum in commemoration of his father, Verlyn (V.E.) Rosenberg. V.E. passed away in 2004 and has been nominated for candidacy into the museum's Hall of Fame of oil industry professionals.

November 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


THEY WANTED BLOOD...

LARNED - Thomas Harmon is the president of the Larned High School National Honor Society. On Monday, Oct. 30, members partnered with the Red Cross to hold a blood drive at the high school. For added fun and to raise awareness of the event, they opted to dress in Halloween costumes. Over the course of the day, 25 students gave blood. Most gave whole blood, but two students gave double-red blood, receiving plasma in return.

November 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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.

November 02, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Special audit: No improprieties found at City Hall

A special audit into city finances targeting alleged improprieties on the part of Mayor Mike Allison and retired City Administrator Howard Partington has found that nothing improper had taken place, Interim City Administrator George Kolb reported Wednesday.

November 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Sheriff issued summons following KBI investigation

On Wednesday morning, Nov. 1 Barton County Sheriff Brian J. Bellinder, 55, of Great Bend, was issued a summons to appear in Barton County District Court following an investigation by Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents.

November 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


'What were you wearing?' sheds light on harmful myth

An art installation titled "What were you wearing?" will be on display from Nov. 6-10 in the upper level of the Student Union at Barton Community College. There will be an opening reception with light refreshments from 4:30-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6.

November 01, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News


Minor train derailment in Great Bend

November 01, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Zoo loses Bonnie the Black Bear

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo made the difficult decision Friday to humanely euthanize Bonnie, the North American Black Bear. Bonnie had called Great Bend ...

November 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Beginning to look like Christmas

Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes looked at her calendar Monday morning and it hit her. Thanksgiving in this week, meaning the annual Home for ...

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

November 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A sign of the times

When the Great Bend Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1127 was born over a century ago, it boasted 400 members, a number that jumped ...

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marsh Musings

There is so much happening this time of year it almost boggles the mind. Pheasant and quail seasons are open. Ducks and geese are everywhere ...

November 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Wetland Explorer

From wind-surfing hawks to mobs of butterflies, it was a banner fall migration in South Central Kansas. The bird and butterfly list serves were full ...

November 18, 2017 | BY PAM MARTIN KDWPT Education Specialist | Local News


Families celebrate LIFE at Great Bend schools

Making silly hats to wear at a Mad Hatter Party was one of the favorite activities of at least one Eisenhower Elementary School family. While ...

November 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KWEC to hold Holiday Open House

Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 9 a.m. to noon ...

November 17, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Ellinwood City Council hears good and not so good news

ELLINWOOD - City Manager Chris Komarek had some good news to report about the bond issue the city passed recently that will fund needed street and ...

November 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


USD 428 video talks about MTSS

Parents of Great Bend USD 428 students can learn more about the Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) by watching a seven and a half minute ...

November 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Yarmer to talk about Wolf Brewery

Barton County Historical Society in Great Bend will host a talk by Robert Yarmer on the M.K. Wolf Brewery at 7:30 p.m ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thanksgiving dinner planned

HOISINGTON - Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 1101 N. Vine St. in Hoisington will have a Thanksgiving Day Dinner including turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings. Dinner ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


House passes tax bill

The House passed Thursday afternoon a sweeping Republican tax bill that will cut taxes for corporations and many Americans, said First District Congressman Roger Marshall ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Light up a Child's Christmas

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hunting accidents reported

In the past week the Barton County Sheriff's Office and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks have investigated two accidental shootings, Barton County Sheriff ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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