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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



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

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