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Sunflower, BCC team up to offer internship program

Jenna Groene is the first beneficiary of a new partnership between Sunflower Diversified Services and Barton Community College. And she couldn't be more pleased.

April 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business

Take it back!

After squeezing all the toothpaste out of a tube, Great Bend High School students in their advisory class find putting it back in a challenge. The collaborative activity was designed to visually show that gossip and mean words are a bit like squeezed out toothpaste. Once it is said or passed along, it is very difficult to reverse.

April 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Makings retires from Sunflower Diversified Services after 25 years

Ladeska "Decky" Makings was diagnosed with polio when she was only 4 years old. She and a friend who had been in treatment together were allowed to go home the same day.

April 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Small farms finding success with specialty crops and agritourism

For Joe and Jay Schwinn, learning how to make farming profitable was so easy, and so successful, that it was like taking candy from a baby. At the time, they were practically babies themselves. Joe was 6 and Jay 9, but they had a fairly good idea of how it worked - you grow produce (in their father's case, cantaloupes), you deliver it to the customer, the customer pays you money.

April 07, 2018 | By Tom Parker | Agriculture

Outstanding teachers honored

Two well-deserving educators from USD 428 have been recognized for teaching excellence by being named the district's Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year.

April 06, 2018 | By Jennifer Schartz Great Bend USD 428 | Local News

On being humbled

Don't do it. Don't ever enter a bracket pool for college basketball that includes women. I won't. It is an invitation for disaster, for being humbled. Lord knows, I don't need to be humbled any more!

April 06, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

Barton softball back on track with sweep of Pratt

After a stretch of games that saw the Barton softball team go 1-5, losing all four to the top two teams in the Jayhawk West, the Cougars were back to their winning ways Wednesday afternoon at Cougar Fields.

April 05, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF | Community College

Artist Rhea Grandon to Give Public Program at Santa Fe Trail Center Museum

LARNED - Noted Kansas artist Rhea Grandon will give a program about her artwork on display at the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum in Larned at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8. Currently, Grandon has 43 of her paintings on display at the museum, including portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. This program is free and open to the public. The museum will open at 1:30 p.m. for this special Sunday presentation.

April 05, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Entertainment

The Book Nook

Greetings from Your Great Bend Public Library. This coming week is National Library Week. For this special occasion we are offering amnesty on one damaged or lost item. Just come in and we will take it off of your account no questions asked.

April 05, 2018 | By Elizabeth Dukelow | Entertainment

New lungs mean new life for a Kansas newlywed

CLAFLIN - Katelyn Strube-Bohaty's friends, family members, and likely half of the residents of Claflin will be promoting organ donor awareness throughout the month of April as a way to thank the registered organ donor's family who selflessly donated the lungs that saved Katelyn's life nearly two years ago.

April 04, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

The Masters may be interesting again and a Tyson-Spinks game

The commercial can show one highlight and say two words – The Masters.

April 04, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF | Local Sports

Local officials volunteer

In honor of National Service Recognition day Tuesday, Great Bend City Councilwoman Jolene Biggs, Councilman Andy Erb and Police Chief David Bailey delivered Meals on Wheels to recipients Monday and Tuesday, as well as checking in on them to see how they were doing.

April 03, 2018 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News

Check it out

ELLINWOOD - The Kansas State Library has put together a few sets of Playaway titles for our library! Thanks to Donna Casement, from the State Library, and Julie Blakeslee, the following audiobooks are available for check out:

April 03, 2018 | Sheri Holmes | Entertainment


RUSSELL - This week we debated amendments to the Kansas Amusement Ride Act that was passed during the 2017 legislative session. Senate Bill 307 makes various amendments to this act. Most of the changes reflect the creation of two subcatergories of amusement rides, those being home owned and those registered as agritourism activities. Also under this bill, hayrack rides or barrel trains would not be included, and these types are now exempted. They were not exempted in last year's legislation.



STAFFORD - We are at the "Drop Dead Day" deadline where all bills not exempt from deadlines are struck for the remainder of the session. Again, the topics can still come up as amendments onto bills, but the bill number itself is dead for the year. The jargon you'll see in this newsletter includes: Conference Committees and Concur vs. Nonconcur, and they are related.

April 03, 2018 | BY SEN. MARY JO TAYLOR, | Local News

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Barton Orchestra to perform Classical Ventures' concert in the Shafer Art Gallery

Enjoy an evening of classical music and gallery art with the Barton Community College Orchestra's spring concert "Classical Ventures" at 7:30 p.m ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Vortex exhibit open through Saturday

High school students from Ellinwood, Great Bend, Stafford, Larned and Hoisington came to Barton Community College to engage in hands-on workshops from art professionals and ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Efraimsson takes first; Barton women second at Sterling Spring Invite

HUTCHINSON - It was a good opportunity to get in some golf on the course where the Region VI Championships will be held.

April 12, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Community College

BCC one step closer to West title

It doesn't get more dramatic than Brady Michel's final at bat Thursday afternoon at Lawson-Biggs Field for the Barton baseball team.

April 12, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Community College

Barton's Wilkins signs with Western Michigan

Kawanise 'Squeaky' Wilkins will be playing his sophomore season for Western Michigan University.

April 12, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Community College

Still America’s pastime?

Is baseball still America's pastime?

April 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

BCC to host dance theater auditions

Dance enthusiasts can take the opportunity to gain valuable experience as a dancer in a company setting. Barton Community College is hosting auditions for its ...

April 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Volunteers needed for Field Ops Day

Barton Community College needs volunteers for its annual Field Operation's Day on May 5. Volunteers participate as patients or bystanders in realistic training scenarios ...

April 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Merissa gets recognized and preparing for one final Prom

First, I should point out that I draw stick people. And don't do that very well.

April 11, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF | Local Sports

Volunteer finds her place helping teachers

Tabitha Blair loves children, school and she wants to make a difference – all the characteristics of a good teacher.

April 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Memories Matter Bereavement Camp set for April 21 at Armory

Jessica Disque, 19, fondly remembers her grandma's smile and her grandpa's participation in her day-to-day life.

April 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Barton baseball stays steady at No. 18

There was a new number one this week in the NJCAA men's baseball poll. In fact, it was a tight battle among the top ...

April 10, 2018 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Community College

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