Two Kansas Department of Corrections inmates with convictions in area counties are scheduled for parole hearings in October and could be eligible for parole in November.
Barton Community College is preparing for nationwide changes to General Educational Development exams and how they are administered, said Chris Lemon, coordinator of Adult Education at BCC.
Trinity United Methodist Church is conducting a Community Coat Redistribution so everyone will be sure to have a warm coat this winter. The first part of the project, coat collection, will run from Sept. 1-21. Karla Essmiller at Trinity United Methodist said community members are encouraged to clean out their closets and bring gently used coats and jackets to one of the collection points: Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway Ave. (Broadway and Patton Road); ...
Thursday was a day of protest in cities across the nation, with fast food workers calling for the $7.25 minimum wage to more than double, to $15 per hour.
Between now and the opening of pheasant and quail season in November, hundreds of Kansas youths will enroll in Kansas Hunter Education courses. Locally, the classes are almost always filled, says Garet Fitzpatrick, coordinator of leisure programs at the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
The swimmers are gone and the water has been drained from Great Bend's Wetlands Aquatic Facility, so firefighters took the opportunity Wednesday to do some confined-space training at the city water park. Capt. Luke McCormick said all three shifts of firefighters have now received this specialized training in rescue work under extreme conditions. If necessary, he said, they could pull a victim to safety through an opening as small as 14 inches in diameter. Barton ...
It happens every fall at Barton Community College: New students wander around the campus, studying maps and class schedules as they try to figure out were they should be at any given moment.
It's been several years since Old Glory flew from a flagpole at the Great Bend Police Department, but that will change this week. On Friday, thanks to a donation from the Fraternal Order of Police, a new pole was installed. Detective Terry Millard said members of the FOP voted unanimously to finance the project, with the blessings of Chief Dean Akings. Once they started working on the project, they got a lot of help from ...
Local law enforcement reports several vehicles have been broken into, and purses and other items stolen this week.
In a typical month, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets twice and the Great Bend Tribune runs front-page stories about those meetings. The Aug. 9 story included good news: The budget was adopted with no mill levy increase, the sports commissioner is planning a visit to the BCC campus and the college is getting better Internet service. Todd Moore, assistant athletic director and sports information director, reported on "athletic compliance" and told trustees, ...
Personnel matters accounted for much of Thursday's Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees also learned about a change in BCC's accreditation program.
While visiting Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, Sen. Pat Roberts patted a spotted leopard, unconscious on the exam table, and spoke to it in an assuring tone. "You're going to be fine, Toby, I promise," he said. "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you." Toby, the zoo's male leopard, was fine; he was just in for his annual physical, which happened to coincide with Roberts' visit. All kidding aside, Roberts has indeed ...
A judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for the woman charged with stealing about $110,000 that was intended to pay for World War II veterans' trips to Washington, D.C.
The case of a former teacher facing felony drug charges is wrapping up, with Angela Renee Foote receiving a diversion agreement. Another person arrested at the same time last September is on probation with Central Kansas Community Corrections after plea negotiations in 2012.
Great Bend's Wetlands aquatic park closed for the season on Saturday, but lifeguards returned on Sunday for one last event – the annual Bark at the Water Park for dogs.
US Airways didn't earn any goodwill recently when it removed a blind man and his service dog from a flight at the Philadelphia International Airport. As fellow passengers left as well, the flight was canceled and everyone was given the option of a bus ride to Islip, N.Y.
Jack Hanna, the star of award winning animal television shows, is coming to Great Bend on Oct. 16, 2014, Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory announced Thursday.