Networking Specialist programs at Barton Community College were revised Thursday by the BCC Board of Trustees. Jane Howard and others involved in the programs explained that the certificate and specialist degree programs differed between the Barton County campus and the Fort Riley campus.
Youths in the America's Promise program pose for a photo during an hour of Cosmic Bowling, Wednesday at Great Bend's Walnut Bowl. The program is sponsored locally by Community Bank of the Midwest, with City of Great Bend employee involvement. America's Promise is a youth mentoring program with monthly activities.
The Barton County Young Professionals organization has several openings that offer the opportunity to get more involved, said Rachel Mawhirter, Great Bend Chamber of Commerce marketing director. BCYP is operated by a committee of volunteers under the auspices of the chamber.
Great Bend Public Library will open late on Tuesday, Nov. 19, but will be open from 2-9 p.m. The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Children's Department at the Great Bend Public Library has a new look, thanks to several grants and gifts received in 2013.
Barton County crews are continuing to brace for the coming winter weather, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips reported.
Officers from the Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a silent alarm Monday on Susank, and arrested suspect Nicholas A. Nondorf of Wilson.
Vixey the arctic fox has a new playmate. The male fox, named Tod (both names come from Disney's "Fox and the Hound"), arrived at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo at the end of last month and he's just been moved to a public viewing area. Members of the Zoo Society always been the first chance to see new animals, and on Monday dozens turned out to celebrate the new fox, as well as two lion ...
The Barton County Commission hopes a letter to area lawmakers might help render obsolete a lawsuit to recover state Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund money owed to the county.
It is nothing to sneeze at, Barton County Brian Bellendir told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.
Last December, the Great Bend Recreation Commission Board presented a plaque to Bruce Hofeling, whose second four-year term as a board member was about to end. After a one-year absence, Hofeling will return as a board member at large on Jan. 1, 2014.
A simple comment by one of those attending the Great Bend's annual Veterans Day ceremony Monday morning summed up the meaning of the observance.
Veterans of all branches of the armed forces gathered Friday morning for Veterans Appreciation Day at the KansasWorks office in Great Bend. Several, sporting Kansas Honor Flight T-shirts, had recently returned from Washington D.C.
BY TRIBUNE STAFF Three people were injured in a collision at 3:26 p.m. Thursday on K-4 at NW 90 Ave., 1 mile north of Olmitz. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Cassidy James Moos, 18, of Olmitz, was in a southbound Buick on NW 90 Ave. and failed to stop at the stop sign. An eastbound Chevrolet truck pulling a Titan trailer, driven by Raul Rivas-Cruz, 45, Great Bend, hit the car and entered the southeast ditch, ...
It may be one of the best kept secrets in Kansas, yet it served thousands of Sunflower State residents last year, hundreds of those in Golden Belt.
Great Bend High School has announced its 2013 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one who has served as a diplomat in far-flung regions of the world and one who had hand in significant medical research.
After Thanksgiving, the elves at the north pole get busy. A winter tradition, Santa's Workshop will be open from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the City Auditorium. Garet Fitzpatrick at the Great Bend Recreation Commission notes that a number of volunteers will help to transform the City Auditorium into the 17th annual Santa's Workshop, a free event "designed for preschool through sixth graders and their families and those young at heart." Enter through the ...
The newest holiday display in Great Bend is located on the north side of the courthouse square. Christina Hayes, Great Bend Community Coordinator, described the interactive light display. "We are very excited about this new feature," she said. "It's set to music where you can park your car and tune in your radio, and the lights will dance with the music." Parks Director Terry Hoff described the synchronized light show as a major addition to ...
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
This marks the 22nd year Farmers Bank and Trust has set up twinkling Christmas trees in their Great Bend bank locations in an effort to help give needy children in the community a brighter holiday.
Editor's note: The Kansas State Department of Education earlier this month released it's 2013 School Report Card. At first glance, it appears Kansas kids are scoring poorly compared to even a year or two ago. But with schools all over the country rolling out of the new Common Core and College and Career Readiness standards, the rules of the game have changed. The tests haven't however, and that skews the data scores are supposed to ...
The Great Bend Sports Complex will host the 2014 baseball and softball championships of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The Kansas Lottery is restructuring its field staff in order to provide better service to lottery players and retailers, and increase sales and transfers to the state. As part of the restructuring, the Lottery will close its Great Bend office. The last day the office is open to the public will be December 13, 2013.
It wasn't what they were expecting.
Vandalized stop signs are once again been an issue in rural parts of Barton County, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips reported to the County Commission Monday morning. Four signs were damaged in this way with six other being reported as either vandalized or wind damaged.