John W. Nixon from Medicine Lodge will share some Gypsum Hills history at the next Barton County Historical Society meeting. The program is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located just south of the Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281 in Great Bend.
The Barton Community College theater program has a new leader at the helm. Former Dean of Academics Dr. Rick Abel is now the theater program director and instructor, college officials announced Thursday.
May 19, 2016|
BY JOE VINDUSKA, BCC
and Tribune Staff
A handful of the newly minted Great Bend Boom professional baseball players attended the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce coffee this morning with two simple pleas. They said they are in desperate need of host families and they urged residents to attend their opener tonight.
The Veterans Of Foreign Wars helps people all over the country with donations, taking care of veterans, helping students with scholarships and much more. Now, the VFW in Great Bend is adding something new to the mix to help more people in Kansas and to help save lives.
Great Bend students who started the year with skills below their grade level are catching up, thanks to interventions tailored to their needs. That was the message Jefferson Elementary Principal Art Baker and his team of teaching coaches shared at Wednesday's school board meeting.
The Barton County Treasurer's Office wired $48,600 to a bank in Georgia in what was probably a scam, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Wednesday afternoon in confirming a telephone news tip to the Great Bend Tribune.
United States government commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m., Monday, May 23, at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office, 1305 Patton Rd. Bring some form of identification. For more information, call 620-722-7676.
Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems told the GBPL board he'd left his leather motorcycle jacket at home for Monday's meeting, an apparent reference to the negative reaction he received from the City Council earlier this month.
The latest graduates of the Barton County Academy walked across the stage Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend, with dozens of friends and family members watching. So many, in fact, that the venue was changed from the Academy on 10th Street to the church, which had a larger meeting room.
The Claflin City Council met Monday, May 9, at the city building. City Clerk Patricia Schmidt submitted minutes from the meeting. At the meeting, the council heard a report delivered by Public Officer Gary Vaughan concerning several properties he has served notices on, in the city's continuing effort to enforce property ordinances and control blight.