SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE The USD 428 Education Foundation, which is proudly observing its 22nd year of philanthropy, recently awarded 16 minigrants to local teachers totaling $10,589. "In selecting recipients for minigrants, trustees look for innovative educational activities to supplement the district's curricular goals and objectives and for endeavors with no other source of funding," explained Darrell Touslee, Education Foundation president. "Pilot exploratory courses, enhanced curriculum materials, updated library resources and incentive grants provide immediate, ...
The Barton Community College softball team earned its first sweep of the year on Wednesday afternoon, knocking off Colby twice at Cougar Fields 3-2 and 4-2.
The Barton Community College men's golf team recorded its lowest conference finish of the season with a seventh-place finish at the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference championship at Sand Creek Station in Newton on Monday and Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Derrick Rose struggled all game long, but still found a way to be the difference-maker in the end.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School softball team split a doubleheader with Hays on Thursday night, losing the first game, 3-0, but winning the nightcap, 3-1.
LARNED - The Fort Larned USD 495 school board met March 14 in regular session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Joyce Simpson, the board clerk.
Monthly lab day LARNED - The Pawnee County Health Department's Lab days will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Pawnee County Courthouse. You need to fast from midnight the evening before. The available lab tests are: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, PSA (prostate specific antigen) and HGBA1C. No appointment is necessary. Young Saver Easter Egg hunt LARNED - The First State Bank and Trust of Larned will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt for their ...
The recent "Transition Ritual" at Central Kansas Medical Center focused on change, while recognizing the contributions of all its employees over the years. CKMC will become St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center on Sunday, May 1. "It was important for us to acknowledge our many wonderful employees from when CKMC opened in 1964 to now," said Mary Klinge, CKMC executive director of mission integration. "We know that change is ...
A friendly frog is one of several chalk art creations in front of the Shafer Gallery at Barton Community College. The annual sidewalk art contest concluded at 4 p.m. Thursday. Gallery Director Dave Barnes will judge the sidewalk art and announce the winners.
Barton Community College Forensics and Theater departments will host "A Night in the Theatre," beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, and ending at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 7. "A Night in the Theatre" is open to all high school and college students interested in theater and forensics. This end-of-the-year event is an opportunity to have some fun after a year of hard work, sponsors said. Activities will include movies, theater ...
Robert E. "Bob" Button will present a program on an 1847 Colt "cap and ball" pistol that once belonged to James Chestnut Jr., during the Barton County Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday. "Chestnut's story is one fascinating account about the Civil War years," said Bev Komarek at the Barton County Historical Museum, where the meeting will be held. "Button will also discuss his "First Peoples" display at the museum, ...
Great Bend Police Theft of a Craftsman lawn mower from 601 Washington St. was reported Wednesday. Loss was $350. A vehicle driven by Cinthia Espino was northbound in the 1200 block of Hubbard St. at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday and rear-ended a vehicle driven by Stephanie Galusha, who was slowing down to park. Theft of money from the residence at 223 Elm St. was reported Wednesday. At 9:19 p.m. Wednesday, dispatch ...
At least four Barton County children with cancer will be the beneficiaries of a recent Kans for Kids fundraiser. Approximately $36,000 was raised during the first Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation Radiothon.
The youth group at CrossPoint Church in Great Bend will host an evening of skit drama, presented by the world-traveling New Life Drama Company.
ELLINWOOD - "Stay Together" is the theme for this years conference/summer camp for families of children with disabilities in Romania on Aug. 21-24 offered by Star of Hope
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the city offices. On the agenda are the former city landfill, wearing in of new council members, Recreation Commission appointments, Main Street light poles, and executive session for real estate acquisition.
LARNED - The Jordaan Foundation, Inc. has awarded its Jordaan scholarships for 2013-2014 to Tristen Galliart and Brooke Roberts from Pawnee Heights High School and Cody Keenan, Steven Seltman and Michael Wysong from Larned High School.
LARNED - The Larned all-Schools Reunion is seeking pieces of the past of Larned schools to put on display at the registration room and at the banquet for paid reunion members June 8 at the middle school. If you have Lettermen jackets, pom-poms, cheerleading uniforms, band and football uniforms, yearbook annuals, class newspapers, graduation announcements, seats, hats, blankets, maybe even some pictures that didn't make it in the slide show-we would love to display ...
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Larned State Hospital marathon team captured second place among the 15 entries in the Government Agency Division of the 13th Annual Oklahoma City Marathon.
The Larned High forensics team competed at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina May 4 for the Class 4A state speech festival. From left, Abby Ayre, Rachael Herter, Michael Wysong, Shealon Calkins, Alex Lessard, Samantha Harter and (not pictured) Jacey Bishop. Earning one ratings were Michael Wysong, poetry; Rachael Herter and Jacey Bishop, IDA; Jacey Bishop, prose. Earning two ratings were Abby Ayre, poetry; Samantha Harter, humorous solo; Alex Lessard and Shealon Calkins, IDA.
Activities Week of May 12-18
May 13-18, 2013
Army Reserve Spec. Tiffany J. Hekele has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
The Barton County team of Ryan Kohman, Parker Smith, Katelyn Reh and Lake Lyman placed 2nd in the state at the recent State 4-H Air Rifle Competition. The 4-H Shooting Sports Program uses the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders to attain knowledge and develop essential life skills.
The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council and the Kansas Adjutant General's Department have selected Scott Ekberg as the Kansas 911 liaison. Ekberg will begin his duties May 13th.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered is pleased to announce Brian Staats as the firm's new Managing Partner, effective May 1st.
Louise Gunn will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 18 at the First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her children, grandchildren and their families. No gifts are requested.
Richard L. Ahlvers will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 19 at 37 NW 48 Road in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his children, Alicia Ahlvers and Richelle Ahlvers Dolphin and husband Wade.