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Vendors sought for downtown market

Ready to taste that first mouth-watering tomato freshly picked from the vine? Or those early sweet peas, squash, and green beans? Then the Summer Street Stroll Farmers' Market will be the place to be, starting on June 2 at the June Jaunt events at Jack Kilby Square and continuing in June and July in conjunction with the Great Bend City Band Summer Concert series on Thursday evenings.

April 27, 2012 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Class of '57 meets Wednesday

Great Bend High School Class of 1957 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard, 2920 10th St., to continue planning the class get together scheduled for Sept. 28-30.

April 27, 2012 | | Area Briefs


FHSU announces new ESOL undergraduate minor

HAYS - Starting during the fall 2012 semester, the Department of Teacher Education at Fort Hays State University will offer an undergraduate minor in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

April 27, 2012 | | Education


Central Kansas Prairie League artists awarded $1,600 in BCC scholarships

Area high school students presented their artwork in a juried exhibit in the Shafer Gallery on Thursday, April 26, with the top three award winners receiving scholarships from the Barton Foundation during Central Kansas Prairie League Art Day at Barton Community College.

April 27, 2012 | | Education


Hlavaty joins the Bethany Athletic Training Education Program

LINDSBORG - Bethany College is proud to welcome five new members to the Athletic Training Education program, including Alexa Gerber, Walsh, Colo.; Taryn Henning, Winfield; Michael Hlavaty, Olmitz; Tevis Linnebur, Cherryvale; and Samantha McFall, Santa Fe, N.M.

April 27, 2012 | | Education


Two GBHS students sign with Barton for dance scholarships

Haley Deines and Jenna Williams, both seniors at Great Bend High School, recently signed with the Barton Community College Dance Team for books-and-tuition scholarships.

April 27, 2012 | | Education


Children's Mercy Hospital opens clinic at St. Rose

Two pediatric endocrinologists, one of whom is from Great Bend, have opened an outreach clinic at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. Both specialize in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

April 27, 2012 | | Business


GB Garden Club looks at butterfly gardening

Eighteen members of Great Bend Garden Club answered the role for their April meeting held in the Barton County Extension Office Meeting Room.

April 27, 2012 | | Club News


BCC's Pet Project

Barton Community College's Community Student Organization donated almost $100 cash and various donations they collected on campus including food, blankets, litter and other animal care essentials to the Golden Belt Humane Society. Co-sponsor Shanna Legleiter said the group decided to host this "mini-drive" because several members of the group are animal lovers. "I think animals really just pull on our heart strings," she said. Pictured are, from left: Barton students Kathleen Duncan, Devan Boeger, Jordan Bangert and co-sponsors Legleiter and Kathy Boeger, with resident great dane "Chopper" at the Golden Belt Humane Society on Thursday afternoon.

April 27, 2012 | | Local News


On the Record for April 29, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

April 27, 2012 | | On the Record


Hoisington forensics qualifies for state

HOISINGTON - Eleven Hoisington High School forensics team members have qualified 17 entries for state forensics in Wichita on May 5.

April 27, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Marsh Musings

Editor's note: Julie Stielestra is a medical librarian, longtime birder, hiker and fiction writer. She lives part of the year in Chicago, and part of the year in Ellinwood. She is a guest columnist for Marsh Musings.

April 27, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Check It Out!

ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.

April 27, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Trina Delgado named superintendent of Catholic schools

Trina Delgado, principal at St. Mary and St. Dominic schools in Garden City, has been appointed Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City by Bishop John B. Brungardt effective July 1. She succeeds Randy Steinle, who served as the interim Superintendent.

April 27, 2012 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Education


Spontaneous combustion a threat

There was a photograph with a paragraph attached to it this past week in the paper about a hay fire in the area. The information indicated the cause of the fire appeared to be spontaneous combustion. Several students in the college's agriculture program were curious exactly what the term spontaneous combustion meant and what caused it to happen. So what is spontaneous combustion and why does it happen to baled hay?

April 27, 2012 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture


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