The annual Hope Tree, sponsored by Ellinwood High School Future Business Leaders of America, is now on display at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School students collected about 650 non-perishable food items for the local food bank last week.
Unified School District 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include a Superintendents's evaluation.
Clara Barton Hospital Auxiliary is selling Christmas ornaments for the annual Memorial Ornament Project.
Dear Editor, As the director of United Way of Barton County, I have been humbled at the generosity of the citizens, volunteers and businesses of our community. The individuals who helped put together the United Way video, the businesses who took time out of their day to allow their staff to learn about United Way and all involved in the fund raising are amazing! Special thanks to the groups and/or individuals have been instrumental in ...
Dear Editor, You expose Great Bend residents to crime every time you publish an address that has been robbed of prescriptions, cash, and electronic equipment in the newspaper. However, when there is a large seizure of drugs reported, no address. You instead advertised a bunch of cheap rentals in the paper the following Tuesday so that infants, children, poor adults and those on social security - which by the way is not an entitlement, we ...
Dear Editor, I was glad to read in the Great Bend Tribune about the various animals passing their physical exams at the Brit Spaugh Zoo. It is always good to see that the animals have a clean bill of health. It was good to read where Sunny, the yellow tiger, and Max, the male grizzly bear, got their teeth cleaned and claws trimmed by staff professionals. Regardless of whether in the wild or in captivity, ...
HUTCHINSON - The Barton Community College track and field teams wrapped up their season Saturday at the National Junior College Activity Association Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
SAN ANTONIO - Zach Randolph's miserable Western Conference finals debut led to a sleepless night and a long film session.
EMPORIA - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team finished sixth overall at the Class 1A golf tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
HOUSTON - Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer and Jason Castro added a solo shot to give the Houston Astros a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
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The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve contracts for head coaches, management staff and administrative personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. There will also be an executive session for discussion of personnel.
KANOPOLIS - The public is invited to take part in a short nature hike and free fishing this Saturday at Kanopolis State Park. Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area west of the office at 9 a.m. and follow the park naturalist on the trail. Bring a fishing pole for fishing in the ponds after the hike.
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning died May 20 at her home in Ellinwood. Services and survivors are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
After a one-vehicle accident at 6:26 a.m. Sunday at U.S. 56, milepost 211, the driver was arrested by the Barton County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of driving under the influence. At the jail he requested medical assistance for shoulder pain. At 9:27 a.m., a Great Bend Police Officer responded to a disturbance at the Great Bend Regional Hospital Emergency Room, and the BCSO was called to assist. The suspect was served a notice to appear ...
Several people from Colorado Springs, Colo., were injured at 6:10 p.m. Sunday in Russell County, when a Suburban pulling a camper-trailer attempted to pass a semi-trailer on Interstate 70, 1 mile east of Bunker Hill. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the vehicle became unstable as it passed the semi, entering the median. The driver over-corrected and the vehicle entered the ditch, rolling several times. The trailer broke free and landed upright, while the Suburban landed on its roof.
A 2-year-old boy died Monday and others were injured in a one-vehicle accident in Pratt County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 10:18 a.m.. on K-61, 1.5 miles north of Preston.
ELLINWOOD - Dr. Catherine Strecker of Educational Strategies, 17 N. Main, will offer four continuing education workshops on May 31. Two CEU credits will be offered for each session.
HOISINGTON - Martin "Marty" C. Smith, 58, passed away Sunday May 19, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City. Born October 7, 1954 in Denver, Colo., he was the son of Robert E. and Evelyn (Collins) Smith. On Jan. 16, 1998 he married Karen King in Springfield, Mo. Marty moved to Hoisington in 2008 coming from Lovington, New Mexico. He served his country in the United States Army and worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator until he was disabled.
Sunday, May 19