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Student Ambassadors of the Year recognized

Barton Community College has announced its 2016-17 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassador of the Year awards. Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award recognizes two outstanding student ambassadors each year. The winners this year were Kendra Jellison of Topeka and Megan Jirak of Marion.

May 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Distinguished Instructor Awards

Five Barton instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2016-2017 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

May 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBHS seeks Attendance Counselor

Attendance problems are on the rise at Great Bend High School, which is why the school board last week approved a new position for an attendance counselor.

May 13, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton Foundation honors Gary and Anna Burke

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Gary Burke with the 2017 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 47th commencement Friday.

May 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Outstanding graduates speak

Corrigan Bartlett of Maize and Ezekiel Charles of Brooklyn, New York, were named Barton Community College's 2017 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards, after which they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college's 47th commencement ceremony Friday.

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Commencement

The Barton Community College Gymnasium floor is filled with the blue caps and gowns of more than 140 graduates who chose to walk at the college's 47th annual commencement ceremony Friday evening. Graduates from all walks of life and multiple countries heard from their educators, peers and guest speaker Col. John Lawrence, Garrison Commander of Fort Riley, before receiving their degrees. At the podium is Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy.

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Dolly Parton Imagination Library coming to Hoisington

HOISINGTON - Hoisington's youngest children now have even more support to help them become early readers, and the kids have not only the community, but themselves to thank for it.

May 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Driver injured when car goes off K-96

RUSH COUNTY - A Rush Center woman was injured Wednesday afternoon after the car she was driving went off K-96 and struck a power pole, 4 miles east of Rush Center. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the driver, Marissa C. Wagner, 20, was able to get out of the car, which became fully engulfed with fire. She was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital with undetermined injuries.

May 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Garrison Commander to address BCC grads

Colonel John Lawrence, Garrison Commander at Fort Riley, will give the commencement address at Barton Community College. BCC's 47th commencement is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Barton Gymnasium.

May 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest winners

Barton Community College has announced the winners of its Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. The winners are Allison Peak, Sophie Oss and Thitipong Homruen. Each winner received a $100 Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development gift certificate.

May 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to hold auditions for summer musical

The Barton Community College Theatre Department will host open auditions for its upcoming summer musical from 4-6:30 p.m. May 17-18 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

May 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Schools will serve FREE summer meals

Great Bend USD 428 will once again provide free meals to children in June and July.

May 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees review contracts, insurance

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees reviewed the list of contracts for head coaches, management staff and administrators during a study session this week. Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman said not much has changed and no new contracts have been offered.

May 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC 47th commencement is Friday

Barton Community College's 47th commencement is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Barton Gymnasium.

May 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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June Jaunt Hot Dog Feed to benefit tornado victims

United Way of Central Kansas will host its annual Hot Dog Feed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at ...

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Adopt A Pet and Shine & Show

This month's Golden Belt Humane Society Adopt a Pet event will be held in conjunction with June Jaunt and the Shine & Show car show ...

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Brandi Gruber fills exec position at ElderCare

As the new executive director of ElderCare Inc. in Great Bend, Brandi Gruber is compiling a list of priorities for the non-profit agency.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Here a chick, there a chick ...

It was never a question of which came first, the chicken or the egg; it was always the egg. Instead, the intense question was which ...

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Hoisington EMS Barn holds open house

Kids could sit behind the steering wheel of a fire truck and explore the back of an ambulance on Thursday at the Hoisington EMS Barn.

May 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer school begins June 5

It will be a short break for many USD 428 elementary students who, only a couple of weeks after the end of the school year ...

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Final lesson: GBHS students show physics principles

It was the ultimate show and share for senior physics students and the last one of their public school days. By all accounts they did ...

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Former Quicksilver treasurer sentenced for forgeries

Quicksilver Softball team will receive $4,768 in restitution from its former treasurer, Christine A. Torres, who was recently sentenced in Barton County District Court ...

May 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Prairie Godmothers invite women to help Dream Center

Current and prospective Prairie Godmothers are invited to "Delivering the Goods for Goodness' Sake" on Thursday, June 8. This come-and-go social event/service project will ...

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans service rep to visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KHP responds to minor crash in Pawnee Co.

PAWNEE COUNTY - A Salina woman was taken to Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned on Wednesday after the truck she was a passenger in crashed ...

May 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Time to remember

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this remembrance will happen here in Great ...

May 26, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Memorial Day travel at highest level since 2005

TOPEKA - The West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see more than 3.3 million people taking Memorial Day weekend trips ...

May 26, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetlands Waterpark opens Saturday

Great Bend's Wetlands Waterpark at 2303 Main is scheduled to open Saturday, May 27. The aquatic center will be open from 12:30-5:30 ...

May 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC to offer free citizenship classes

Barton Community College will offer free citizenship classes starting June 1 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main, Great Bend. Classes will be held ...

May 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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