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Oilers, doubles team place runner-up

GARDEN CITY - The Central Plains boys tennis team rode a runner-up finish by doubles team of Kade Beck and Brett Liebl to the runner-up Class 3-1A state tennis trophy. Beck and Liebl lost 6-7 (7-5...

May 13, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Prep Sports

Student Ambassadors of the Year recognized

Barton Community College has announced its 2016-17 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassador of the Year awards. Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award recognizes two outstanding student amba...

May 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Distinguished Instructor Awards

Five Barton instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2016-2017 school year for their efforts in the classroom. The winners are: Ed Johnson, Sociology Instructor at the Barto...

May 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

GBHS seeks Attendance Counselor

Attendance problems are on the rise at Great Bend High School, which is why the school board last week approved a new position for an attendance counselor.Over the last three years, the high school...

May 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton Foundation honors Gary and Anna Burke

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Gary Burke with the 2017 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 47th commencement Friday. The Distinguished Service Award was created in 1981 by...

May 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Outstanding graduates speak

Corrigan Bartlett of Maize and Ezekiel Charles of Brooklyn, New York, were named Barton Community College's 2017 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and pres...

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

BCC Commencement

The Barton Community College Gymnasium floor is filled with the blue caps and gowns of more than 140 graduates who chose to walk at the college's 47th annual commencement ceremony Friday evening. G...

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News

WAC GIRLS SOFTBALL

WESTERN ATHLETIC SOFTBALLGarden City 8-0 15-5Great Bend 6-2 10-10Dodge City 4-4 12-8Hays High 2-6 7-11Liberal 0-8 6-14 GARDEN CITY (8-0, 15-5)-WW Hays-TMP 6-0, 7-3; WW Goodland 14-0, 16-0; L Derby...

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Prep Sports

WAC BASEBALL STANDINGS

WESTERN ATHLETIC BASEBALLLiberal 5-3 13-5 Dodge City 5-3 12-8Garden City 5-3 11-9Hays High 3-5 8-12Great Bend 2-6 7-11 DODGE CITY (5-3, 12-8)-WL Wichita East 5-1, 10-15; WW Wichita South 10-0 5-2...

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Prep Sports

Kansas State University launches community development online graduate certificate

MANHATTAN - To help educate people interested in fostering positive social, economic, cultural and environmental change, Kansas State University will launch a new online graduate certificate in com...

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education

Audiences were spellbound at Downs

Outside the Downs depot a cold north wind blew storm clouds across the dark spring sky.Inside the clock ticked toward midnight. Eighty pairs of eyes penetrated the very soul of the storyteller as i...

May 13, 2017 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Strengthen your technology security skills

TOPEKA - Recent news reports about information stolen from computer and technology users across the United States, including hacking activity here in Kansas, pose the need for citizens to strengthe...

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business

Fertilize lawns in May

May is an excellent time to fertilize cool-season lawns such as tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass if they will be irrigated throughout the summer. Non-irrigated lawns often go through a period of ...

May 13, 2017 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

BBB reminder: It’s digital spring-cleaning time

Tedious and time-consuming chores are easy to put off. When the job is one of tidying up our digital devices that can be especially true. After all, my phone, laptop or tablet seems to be working o...

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business

Meier to retire from Co-op

Rosie Meier, a grain accountant at the Great Bend Co-op, is retiring on May 12, after 47 years of service. She started at the Co-op at the age of 18 and has served the patrons of the organization f...

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business

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