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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


Local businesses support flag retirement ceremony

Local businesses have joined together to support plans for the Third Annual POW-MIA Recognition Ceremony and Flag Retirement planned in Great Bend this Saturday and Sunday.

September 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


A sale with class

The brochure reads "own a piece of history or make your own."

September 12, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Parole hearings announced

Stuart Barry Fish, 49, is eligible for a parole hearing before the Prisoner Review Board in October. Fish, who has also gone by the name "Outlaw," is incarcerated at Hutchinson Correctional Facility in a work-release program. His convictions in Pawnee County are from criminal damage to property over $100 in 1983 and theft over $150 in 1987. He is also in prison for aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping, which occurred in Sedgwick County in 1991. He returned to prison in 2008 after a parole violation.

September 12, 2011 | By Tribune staff | News


Rec Commission starts fall programs

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has begun its fall programming season with the theme "Come Outside and Play."

September 12, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


A MOMENT TO REMEMBER

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. – Matthew 5:9"

September 12, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


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Take time to immunize

It was sobering news Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider delivered to the County Commission Monday morning. The county, she said, is in the midst of a whooping cough outbreak.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission district to remain unchanged

The Barton County Commission districts, last set three years ago, will remain the same for another three years, it was decided at the commission meeting Monday morning.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Whooping cough outbreak hits Barton County

With five current cases of whooping cough and one fatality from the disease in the past month, Barton County is now in the throws of a pertussis outbreak, Health Director Shelly Schneider said Monday morning.

January 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Barton showcases campus on Senior Day

In colloquial terms, "senioritis" is defined as an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as they move closer to graduation. The opposite might be dubbed "senior excite-is," a condition in evidence Saturday at Senior Day on the Barton Community College campus.

January 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


United Way of Central Kansas tops goal

United Way of Central Kansas Executive Director Julie Bugner Smith had good news for her board members and campaign co-chairs Wednesday. She announced that the 2015 fundraising drive had met and surpassed its goal.

January 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Commission OKs Community Corrections staff increase

It is much cheaper for an offender to be to be supervised than it is to throw them in jail. For that reason and due to increasing demands for its services, the short-handed Central Kansas Community Corrections requested the addition of an extra supervisor.

January 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


ALL OUT OF OPTIONS

TOPEKA – Seven-year-old Owen Klug suffers from a severe form of epilepsy and endures dozens of seizures every day.

January 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


​Driver seriously injured in rollover

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an injury accident that occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, in the 100 block of NE 10 Road.

January 23, 2015 | | News


Suspicious fire destroys home

A two-story home in rural Barton County was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon.

January 23, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Stafford suspect escapes search

STAFFORD - A suspect wanted on arrest warrants fled to Pratt County and escaped a search from various law enforcement agencies south of Stafford Wednesday evening.

January 22, 2015 | | News


Ticket to Work helps people with disabilities find jobs

People of central Kansas who are on Social Security disability have a new partner available who can help transition them to long-term employment. Rosewood Services has contracted with Social Security to become an Employment Network for the five-county service area of Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford counties.

January 22, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | News


BCC sets new teacher credential standards

Barton Community College will change its polices on faculty credentials to comply with changes in Kansas Board of Regents regulations, BCC Vice President Dr. Penny Quinn told the college's board of trustees on Thursday. Now, off-campus instructors will need to have the same minimum credentials as full-time faculty.

January 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Health Department wants to boost HPV vaccination rates

The Barton County Health Department has been chosen to participate in the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Initiative, Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

January 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Two cars stolen, recovered

Two cars were stolen Wednesday in what appears to be related cases. Both vehicles have been recovered by the Great Bend Police Department, Detective David Bailey said Thursday.

January 22, 2015 | | News


Winter isn’t over yet

Although the Golden Belt area has experienced a warm-up over the weekend, Barton County Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller cautions that winter weather can return at any time to the area.

January 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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