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'Almost Maine' cast member dreams big

From the plains of Central Kansas, to the hills of Hollywood?

September 17, 2011 | | News


BCC trustees change policy manual

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees may talk less about Policy Governance and more about Barton Governance in the future, after amending its board policy manual last Thursday.

September 17, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


GBPL adds online e-books for kids

Great Bend Public Library has replaced its Dial-A-Story services with an online storyteller, Children's Librarian Eric Coulbourne said.

September 17, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


St. Rose searching for hospice volunteers

When Stacy Hefley asks people to consider becoming hospice volunteers, she is not surprised when the answer is "no, thank you." But as marketing and volunteer coordinator at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, Hefley believes they may change their minds if they learn more about hospice.

September 17, 2011 | | News


City continues to build recreation assets

It's good news for the city effort to make improvements to an important local recreation asset.

September 16, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Larned High's students learn from U.S. soldiers

LARNED - In their recent study of Ernest Hemingway's novel, "A Farewell to Arms," Janet Fleske's Larned High School senior English students had the opportunity to interview Vietnam veterans, Dale Brownlee and Ed Crosby, and Jeremy Dutton, who is currently serving in the Reserves as a lieutenant in the Marine Corps.

September 15, 2011 | | News


BCC has goal to improve online education

Goals for Barton Community College for the 2011-12 year are outlined in the Barton Yearly College Plan, which was approved Thursday by the BCC Board of Trustees.

September 15, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


A ‘KEY’ TO LEARNING

SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE

September 15, 2011 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Drop off and pick up

Area residents have another chance to get rid of toxic waste and to help the environment at the same time on Saturday, according to Barton County Landfill Manager Mark Witt.

September 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Reports are due Friday

County officials may be seen around property in the county as reinspection continues in the coming days, according to Barton County Appraiser Barbara Konrade.

September 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


GB native takes stage with opera great

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It is the gig of a lifetime for Great Bend native and rising opera star Bryan Pinkall.

September 14, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


City receives clear audit report for 2010

City officials still have some areas to work on, but over all they got good marks in the city's annual audit, according to Vickie Dreiling, of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball.

September 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


U.S. Navy Band Country Current entertains at BCC

The U.S. Navy Band Country Current entertained a crowd of country-music fans Monday evening in the Barton Community College Fine Arts Auditorium. The concert was sponsored by the Great Bend Tribune and BCC.

September 13, 2011 | | News


International forum comes to Barton County

An 80-acre swatch of rural Barton County will be the hub of some global discussion this week as the Dominican Sisters' Heartland Farm hosts the Sirolli Institute international fall forum.

September 13, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


County road work stalls over finances

Higher prices kept the Barton County Road and Bridge Department from completing as many miles of black top sealing as they would have liked this season.

September 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


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St. Rose donates portable cooling units to Barton County Fair

A donation from St. Rose Health Center will allow a welcome relief to those who attend the Barton County Fair during the dog days of summer.

March 26, 2015 | | News


BCC to see fall tuition increase

Tuition at Barton Community College will increase this fall by $3 per credit hour. The BCC Board of Trustees approved the increase Thursday as recommended by the administration.

March 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


​Great Bend City Council sees race in Ward 2

Editor's note: This is the second of three stories about Wednesday's Candidate Forum, sponsored by the Great Bend League of Women Voters. The third installment will feature candidates for the Great Bend USD 428 school board.

March 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


USD 428 saves Christmas

Uncomfortable silence fell over the USD 428 school board meeting Thursday at a noon meeting at Eisenhower Elementary School. With two choices on the table for next year's school calendar, two opposing motions died for lack of a second in a battle of wills over to days leading up to Christmas.

March 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Out of the Morgue

This week in 1955, US Customs seized copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" as obscene. A year later, it was judged to be not obscene. The song, "Ballad of Davy Crockett" became the top record in the US, and "On the Waterfront," starring Marlon Brando and Grace Kelly won at the 27th Academy Awards.

March 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Trimming day at Heartland Farm

Arriving at Heartland Farm early Wednesday morning, volunteers were greeted by Lenny and Lilly, the pair of part Brittany, part blue heeler dogs that guard the Dominican Sisters of Peace homestead a few miles north of Pawnee Rock. Twice a year, they trim toenails and perform dental care on their herd of 18 alpacas. While sister Jane admits the process could be managed with two people, the more hands the better.

March 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Candidate forum

Editor's Note: This is the first of three stories about the Candidate Forum. Candidates for Great Bend USD 428 school board and Great Bend City Council Ward 2 will be covered in the coming days.

March 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Barton County falls in health rankings

Barton County was the 86th least healthiest county in Kansas, falling only 15 places above the state's least healthy county, Woodson, according to the ratings from the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday. This was a drop from last year when Barton was 68th.

March 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


FRESH FROM THE PAST

The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village will host an orientation meeting, at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, for volunteer training and information for anyone interested in learning more about the museum.

March 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Fire destroys barn, threatens to spread

Fanned by winds, a Monday afternoon blaze north of Albert claimed a barn and spread to a nearby creek before it was brought under control and extinguished, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

March 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


​Blowout causes injury accident

A westbound GMC Sierra pickup went off Interstate 70, Friday night in Ellsworth County, 2.9 miles west of K-14.

March 23, 2015 | | News


Former Great Bend banker pleads guilty to fraud

WICHITA - A former loan officer at a bank in Great Bend pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

March 23, 2015 | | News


Fire under investigation

A Great Bend home sustained heavy damage from a fire Friday evening, Fire Chief Mike Napolitano reported.

March 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


HUNTING SEASON

If you were a bad guy in Great Bend Monday, you may have had a very bad day.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Road work ahead

The Federal Highway Administration and the Kansas Department of Transportation recognize this as National Work Zone Awareness Week. As of Monday morning, it was being observed in Barton County as well after the County Commission approved a proclamation marking the occasion.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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