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Wetland Explorer: Wildlife Rescue?

The staff at nature centers, zoos, state agencies, and anyone else who works with wildlife knows that there's another sign of spring besides chirping birds and blooming flowers. It's the phone calls from helpful and caring members of the public who've found an animal that they're concerned about. Spring is the time of year when young critters are being born, growing up, and of course, getting into trouble. But sometimes what looks like trouble to us humans is just another stage of life for a wild animal.

April 17, 2016 | Jean Aycock, KWEC Education Director | Local News


Judge Johnson seeks second term

District Judge Steve Johnson of Great Bend has announced that he is seeking a second term for the 20th Judicial District, Division 2. Judge Johnson was elected for his first term in the fall of 2012 and sworn into office in January 2013 by Chief Judge Mike Keeley, Division 3 of the District.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Trainer praises Sunflower’s Early Education Center Autism Team efforts

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two stories on the new Autism Team at the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS musicians compete at Regional Music Festival

Superior and excellent describe the Great Bend High School musician's scores at Regional Music Contest held April 9, at Barton Community College. Eight band events, five vocal soloists and one orchestra solo received "I" ratings, while nine band events, nine orchestra solos, and one vocal solos received "II"s. "I"s went to the Brass Sextet, Ben Diel, Aaron Schultz, Allison Regehr, Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Kayn Milholland; the Low Brass Ensemble, Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Tristan McHenry, Andrew Curtright, Malachi Williams; soloists, Ben Diel, trumpet; Allison Regehr, French horn; Aubrey Maneth, trombone; Andrew Curtright, euphonium; Kayn Milholland, tuba ...

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Food and Farm Council presentation Monday

The Barton County Health Department invites the public to attend a special presentation on "Food and Farm Councils in Kansas."

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Family Crisis Center and former NFL QB kick off ‘Red Shoe” season

Since 2012, the Family Crisis Center Inc. has been working to raise awareness among the people in its service area to domestic and sexual violence through signature "Red Shoe" events leading up to the finale "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes." Many who have seen their male co-workers hobbling about in red high-heels as they raise funds for the cause have been persuaded to help, which has allowed the programs offered through the FCC to touch the lives of many, both locally and regionally.

April 16, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton Planetarium to present full-dome movies

The Barton Planetarium will feature movies utilizing the full-dome projection system this spring. The Planetarium is located in the Science Building. Enter through the sliding doors on the north side. Admission is free.

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS soccer teams clean up

Saturday morning, team members from both of Great Bend Middle School's soccer teams, the boys and the girls, gathered at the north end of Stone Lake to spend some quality time performing community service together. The original plan was to travel west on the Arkansas River levy bike path cleaning up trash, but with cold wind and cloudy skies threatening rain, they altered their plan and chose a shorter route. Starting at the parking lot and working their way around the lake to the entrance of the bike path, they would travel east to Fry St. on the path.

April 16, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


St. Rose Health Center blood screenings set for April 23

St. Rose Health Center staff members and volunteers will be on hand from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 23 for the next blood screenings. The public is encouraged to attend the walk-in event.

April 16, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC to host sexual assault awareness presentations

Barton Community Colleg's Sexual Misconduct and Assault Resource Team (SMART) will host events as part of Sexual Assault Awareness month during April.

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Group to hear ‘Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul’

The Touched by Cancer support group will have a sharing meeting a 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland. The program "Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul" will be presented by Rosalyn Borchers.

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Find out what's happening at 'Squirrel Lake'

In a place called Squirrel Lake, you're bound to meet a nut or two. Great Bend Community Theatre's new production takes place at a family cabin on the shores of Squirrel Lake, Wisconsin, where a family gathers for the reading of their Mother's will. Not everyone is what they appear to be as we meet a nun and her insane brother, as well a psychic, supposedly sent by Mom from the great beyond.

April 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


It's official

Amy Mellor, left, turns in the final paperwork as she files to run for the office of Barton County Attorney, Friday at the courthouse. The office currently held by Douglas Matthews has not been contested since Matthews was first sworn in as the Barton County Attorney in January of 2005. Mellor, who at present serves as assistant county attorney, said she turned in signatures earlier in the week. Retired District Judge Hannelore Kitts is her campaign treasurer.

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County attorney’s office concedes murder charges

The Barton County Attorney's Office has conceded that current Kansas law does not support the first-degree murder charges that were filed against Adam Suppes, Alejo Villegas and Juventino Villegas.

April 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mellor files for county attorney

Amy Schartz Mellor announced Friday her candidacy for Barton County attorney's office.

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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GREAT BEND USD 428 CALENDAR

MONDAY, MAY 2

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grants awarded for STEM projects, phonics

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of stories about Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation minigrants awarded to teachers recently.

May 02, 2016 | By Tribune Staff | Local News


Golden Plains Quilts of Valor honors veterans

Veterans received quilts donated by the "Golden Plains Quilts of Valor" on April 29 at the American Legion Argonne Post No. 180, Great Bend. All ...

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High school students enter ‘Vortex Exhibit’ at Shafer Art Gallery

Students from Great Bend, Ellinwood, Larned and Hoisington high schools have their art on display as part of the Shafer Gallery's "Vortex Exhibit" from ...

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


KDOT requesting comments on STIP amendment

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is requesting comments on the amendment to the FFY 2016-2019 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) document.

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Graduate Flury achieves success

LARNED - When Blake Flury was 11 years old, he dropped out of school when his mother passed away.

April 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Barton music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the Dorothy Moses ...

April 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Text cases come to life at Field Ops Day

Barton Community College's medical and emergency services students stepped out of the classroom to test their skills in life-like emergency scenarios during Field Ops ...

April 30, 2016 | Story and photos by Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Ukuleles and robots on Great Bend teacher wish lists

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of stories about minigrants awarded to teachers by the USD Education Foundation.

April 30, 2016 | Information compiled by Jennifer Schartz, USD 428 | Local News


Make and Take

Nearly 20 years ago, Great Bend USD 428's Steve Wolf visited Wichita and saw a resource center where teachers could find everything they needed ...

April 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend Tree Boards marks Arbor Day with tree giveaway

Michael Fletcher, arborist with the Great Bend Tree Board, marked a decades long Arbor Day tradition with fifth graders at Great Bend elementary schools and ...

April 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Meals on Wheels seeking summer volunteers

Spring has sprung and summer will be here before you know it.

April 28, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Riley School reports reading success

At the start of this school year, 45 percent of the students at Riley Elementary School were reading at their grade level. The staff hoped ...

April 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Variety Show tickets on sale

Tickets for the Great Bend Variety Show go on sale at 7 a.m. Friday. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday ...

April 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Biblial art on display in Hays

April 28, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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