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City spring projects move forward

It's spring time, the Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and that can only mean that outdoor projects are on the move, whether it's around the house or around the town. City Administrator Howard Partington noted this week that projects are evident around Great Bend. Unfortunately not all of them are going as expected.

May 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


City seeks to promote safe school routes

Safe Routes to Schools Program (SRTS) is a program that was established to create just what it sounds like - safe routes to public schools - and Great Bend is going to participate, or at least it will try to, the Great Bend City Council decided Monday night.

May 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


RSVP, Shafer Gallery, apply for grants

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program has applied for a grant that could help with its transportation costs, and the Shafer Gallery is seeking its annual funding for the Kansas Arts Commission. Since both RSVP and Shafer Gallery are overseen by Barton Community College, it falls to the college president to approve their grant applications.

May 17, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Great Bend’s ‘ChewBaru’ to compete in Houston art car parade

HOUSTON – On Sunday, Great Bend's Rex Rosenberg, with his "ChewBaru" art car, will compete alongside 250 pieces of mobile eye candy in the Houston Art Car Parade. There are 200,000 art car enthusiasts expected to attend.

May 17, 2011 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News


History meets fantasy, again

The city will once again help support a local fantasy event, planned for June 11 and 12.

May 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Learn not to burn

Regional fire fighters have already had some major infernos to combat and local conditions are serious enough that there have already been some close calls.

May 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


SPRING FASHION: Tropical colors return with warmer weather

Great Bend clothing stores brought their spring styles to the Senior Center on Monday, for the annual fashion show.

May 16, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Claflin to remember 50 years of ambulance service

CLAFLIN - When a tragedy unfolded 50 years ago on Memorial Day in Claflin, out of the sadness came a determination for the community to begin an ambulance service.

May 16, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


By the numbers

Sometimes numbers can say a lot about how a business or service operates and the same is true for local government.

May 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Area employers offer JobFest 2011

People looking for a job and those who just want to make connections with workplace professionals can meet area employers during JobFest 2011.

May 14, 2011 | By Tribune staff | News


THANKING OUR VETS

Students of Great Bend High School English instructor Crystal Cross rallied residents to support U.S. troops, by organizing a bicycle/walking fundraiser Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park.

May 14, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


County to produce its own ID badges

In the classic 1948 Humphrey Bogart movie, it may well have been an overstatement when the immortal line was uttered: "We don't need no stinking badges!"

May 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


TURNING THE TASSEL

Graduates of Barton Community College know as well as anyone, many of life's lessons aren't learned in a classroom. As they attended Barton's commencement ceremonies Thursday in the BCC Gymnasium, students were reminded to use what they've learned and to remain lifelong learners.

May 12, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Barton Foundation honors Dr. William and Mary King

The Barton Community College Foundation presented the 2011 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. William "Bill" and Mary King during Barton's 41st commencement on Thursday. Although unable to attend in person, the Kings were recognized for years of involvement with the college.

May 12, 2011 | | News


BCC honors outstanding graduates

Jared Marcuson and Will Hodges were named Barton Community College's 2011 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards as they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college's 41st commencement ceremony on Thursday.

May 12, 2011 | | News


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Deadline nearing for April election filing

There will be a host of school board, city council and other positions up for election on April 7, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman said. Registered voters in the involved districts must file for on or before the filing deadline at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

January 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


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