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Pawnee County lifts burn ban

The Burn Ban has been lifted for Pawnee County as of 1 p.m. Monday, April 9, Pawnee County Information Officer Joel Davis announced. Burning of appropriate and approved materials is allowed at this time in Pawnee County until further notice.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Planetarium to present full-dome movies through spring semester

Explore the depths of space and the mysteries of the cosmos at the Barton Planetarium which will host several activities this spring. The Planetarium is located in the Science Building on Barton Community College's campus. Enter through the sliding doors on the north side. Admission is free.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


5K to benefit Camp Hope

Barton Community College's Community Service Organization and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will host a 5K walk/run 8 a.m. Sunday, April 29. Registration will be at 7:30 a.m. in the Fine Arts circle drive at Barton. All proceeds will be donated to Camp Hope.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton hosts Enrollments Days

Barton Community College is hosting Enrollment Day sessions to prepare incoming students for the upcoming school year. Space is limited. Students can call 620-792-9286 or visit bartonccc.edu/admission/enrollmentdays to sign up. In addition to four dates this month, each month through July offers three or four sessions.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend and Lyons schools earn Challenge Awards

TOPEKA - The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 78 schools in 28 Kansas public school districts as recipients of the 2017 Challenge Awards. Recipients included two elementary schools in Great Bend USD 428 and three schools in Lyons USD 405.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees to review Larned Corrections programming

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear an update on college programming at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room F-30 at the Fine Arts Building. This is the board's monthly study session. Other items on the agenda are the March financial statement, re-centering of state funding to community colleges and technical schools, Real ID driver's license changes in Kansas, Army deployments, and the board's meeting schedule for Fiscal Year 18-19.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Jack Eldon Elmore 1921 - 2018

ROZEL - Jack Eldon Elmore, 96, passed away April 8, 2018, at his home in Rozel. He was born July 26, 1921, in Rozel, the son of Frank and Viola Ethel Smith Elmore. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer. He was an avid model Lionel train railroader. He loved his family and was a hard-working farmer.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Hurmely Yvonne “Miss Lee” Elson 1937 - 2018

Hurmely Yvonne "Miss Lee" Elson, 80, passed away April 6, 2018, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend, Kan. She was born Oct. 19, 1937, to Fred Frederick William Ludwig and Elizabeth (Goble) Peters. Hurmely married Richard G. Elson Aug. 31, 1957, at Oberlin. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2015. A long-time Great Bend resident, Hurmely was a homemaker, LPN, preschool teacher and a Walmart greeter. She worked at numerous area nursing homes, Berean Christian Preschool and the Great Bend Children's Learning Center.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Philip C. Krug 1954 - 2018

SALINA - Philip C. Krug, 63, of Salina, died Saturday, April 7th, 2018.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


OTR for April 9, 2018

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | On the Record


Marijuana wax lab explosion in rural Great Bend

A structure fire Friday afternoon in rural Great Bend was caused by a butane explosion in what law enforcement officers are calling a clandestine lab manufacturing "marijuana wax," also called BHO or DAB.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ATV pursuit leads to drug arrest

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved is a pursuit with an all terrain vehicle around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday that led to the arrest of Alex Roth, 25, of Great Bend. He was arrested for traffic violations and drug charges, including possession of methamphetamine, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hurmely Yvonne “Miss Lee” Elson 1937 - 2018

Hurmely Yvonne "Miss Lee" Elson, 80, passed away April 6, 2018, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend, Kan. She was born Oct. 19, 1937, to Fred Frederick William Ludwig and Elizabeth (Goble) Peters. Hurmely married Richard G. Elson Aug. 31, 1957, at Oberlin. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2015. A long-time Great Bend resident, Hurmely was a homemaker, LPN, preschool teacher and a Walmart greeter. She worked at numerous area nursing homes, Berean Christian Preschool and the Great Bend Children's Learning Center.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Philip C. Krug 1954 - 2018

SALINA - Philip C. Krug, 63, of Salina, died Saturday, April 7th, 2018.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jack Eldon Elmore 1921 - 2018

Jack Eldon Elmore 1921 - 2018

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Coleta Elizabeth Haberman 1926 - 2018

GREAT BEND - Coleta Elizabeth Haberman, 91, passed away April 25, 2018, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born July 13, 1926, at La Crosse ...

April 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


BCC Jazz to join Flatland Big Band at Scott City

SCOTT CITY - The Flatland Big Band will present its annual concert at Scott Community High School on May 5. The Band was founded by former ...

April 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Immanuel Church of Christ turns 125

ELLINWOOD - The Immanuel Church of Christ in Ellinwood is holding a celebration at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church. The celebration marks the 125 ...

April 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Religion


Trinity UMC observes 50th anniversary

Trinity United Methodist Church of Great Bend will celebrate its 50th anniversary at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday with friends, family, food and worship ...

April 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Religion


Prayer in the square

Several local area churches are coming together for a community worship and prayer service in participation with National Day of Prayer at 6:30 p ...

April 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Religion


Vile comments about Barbara Bush shouldn’t cost professor her job

Just because a tenured professor at Fresno State University went on a hate-filled rant on Barbara Bush minutes after she passed away doesn't mean ...

April 26, 2018 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


You’re not just another pretty Facebook

Dear Facebook,

April 26, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists


Retail therapy

April 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Editorial Cartoons


Post Rock Country driving tour

LUCAS - A driving tour of Post Rock Country structures and culture is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, leaving from the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas.

April 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment


Russell Community Theater auditons

RUSSELL - Open auditions for the Russell Community Theater production of "The Nerd" will be held May 1 and 2 from 6-9 p.m. Auditions will ...

April 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment


Sterling Wind Ensemble to host Sunday concert

STERLING - The Spring Concert for the Sterling Wind Ensemble will take place at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the United Presbyterian Church in Sterling ...

April 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Entertainment


Ness Co. Sheriff indicted

Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple, 47, Ness City, is charged with three counts of wire fraud and one count of selling a firearm to a ...

April 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chinook fly-in

Four Chinook helicopters en route from the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., to Fort Drum, New York, stopped at the Great Bend Municipal Airport ...

April 25, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Drug take back day set

The Barton County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Barton County Health Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency will host a Drug Take Back ...

April 25, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OTR for April 25, 2018

Great Bend fire/EMS

April 25, 2018 | Tribune Staff | On the Record


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