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Barton hosts Enrollment Days

Barton Community College is hosting Enrollment Days sessions to help students prepare for the upcoming school year. Space is limited so students need to call 620-792-9286 to sign up, or they can sign up online at bartonccc.edu/admission. The schedule is as follows:

April 09, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


School board set to approve handbooks

Handbooks for the next school year are on the agenda for the next Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting. It will start at 5 p.m. Monday at the District Education Center.

April 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Keeley, Gatterman reappointed as chief judges

TOPEKA - Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced Thursday the Kansas Supreme Court has reappointed Judge Mike Keeley as chief judge of the 20th judicial district and Judge Bruce Gatterman as chief judge of the 24th judicial district. Both have been appointed to another two-year term, effective to Dec. 31, 2017.

April 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New season of Community Concerts brings out ‘Magic of Music’

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has launched its membership campaign for 2016-17, revealing a season full of "The Magic of Music." The new season will offer the following concerts:

April 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


USD 428 hoping for swift, fair resolution of alleged assault case

In a brief statement released Friday afternoon, Unified School District 428 Superintendent Brad Reed said the district supports the legal system in regards to the alleged assault that occurred on a school bus carrying Great Bend High School boys swim team members home from a meet in Manhattan Feb. 6.

April 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Holy Family School earns 6th Governor’s Award

Students at Holy Family School cheered for academics Friday after Principal Karen Moeder announced that the Great Bend school has won the prestigious Governor's Achievement Award for the sixth time.

April 08, 2016 | By Tribune Staff | Local News


That’s a wrap

Food, fun and entertainment are always great ingredients for a great show and this is what the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo had for many people visiting this year, but like a good book with a great ending it to had to come to an end.

April 08, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Moran proud of small-town roots

In an announcement at the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo Friday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) said he was thankful for the endorsement of the Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Livestock Association, both of which had announced their support of his reelection bid for a second term earlier in the day.

April 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC Orchestra to perform at Shafer Gallery

The Barton Community College Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in the Shafer Art Gallery.

April 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS students invited to outdoor movie

Great Bend High School students will be able to watch a movie "under the stars," Saturday evening on the field behind the PAC. Gates will open at 7 p.m. and the movie "Now You See Me" will start at 8.

April 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Exponential growth

We've all heard the saying, "a little goes a long way." For 57 families in a six-city area, the saying rings true, says Vicky Dayton of Housing Opportunities Inc. The non-profit housing solutions company builds affordable housing through the use of federal and state grants. Since 1999, over $40 million in federal and state awards have been awarded, but it almost didn't happen, Dayton said.

April 07, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Juvenile charges to be filed in Ellsworth County

ELLSWORTH - Ellsworth County Attorney Shepack announced Thursday he will file two juvenile offender complaints alleging battery, stemming from the events that took place Feb. 6 on a Great Bend USD 428 school bus coming back from a boys swim team meet.

April 07, 2016 | By Tribune Staff | Local News


New technology helps farmers

Farming technology has come a long way from the early days on farms throughout Kansas, but with modern day advances there is a new technology out there that can help a farmer is many different ways.

April 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Ellsworth Co. Atty to file juvenile battery charges

ELLSWORTH - Ellsworth County Attorney Joe Shepack said two juvenile offender complaints of alleged battery will be filed in connection with events that occurred on Feb. 6, on a Great Bend USD 428 school bus returning from a boys swim team event.

April 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Early morning arson in Great Bend

Crime Stoppers and local law enforcement are seeking your assistance in an arson case.

April 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Judge urges students to show compassion

The first time Tommy Webb tasted a banana, he tried to eat the peel, too. It was the worst food he'd ever tasted, but ...

February 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Motorcyclist injured near Wilson Lake dam

RUSSELL COUNTY - A Hays man was taken to Russell Regional Hospital on Wednesday after the motorcycle he was driving went off K-232 and hit a ...

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Alden man charged after chase, standoff

LYONS – The Alden man who Wednesday afternoon led law enforcement on a high-speed chase from Ellinwood through Barton and Rice counties before engaging in a ...

February 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Bond reduced on Joey Steinbacher

Bond for a Great Bend woman arrested Monday on drug charges has been reduced from $300,000 to $100,000 after further investigation, Lt. Scott ...

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City lobbying to keep highway funding

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington attended an Economic Lifelines Meeting in Topeka recently. Economic Lifelines is the group that works toward enhancing the state ...

February 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas Division of Vehicles announces two new features to improve and simplify customer service

Kansas drivers can now track their driver's license production status online and receive automatic updates when changes are made to their driving record.

February 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue

As we wrap up February, we do so with a nod to Black History Month. One hundred years ago, a man with Great Bend connections ...

February 23, 2017 | BY KAREN NEUFORTH | Local News


Kiwanis club gears up for Pancake Day

Members of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club are selling tickets for the 60th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, which will be Thursday, March 2. Pancakes and ...

February 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High-speed chase ends in Alden standoff

ALDEN – A traffic stop in Ellinwood Wednesday afternoon devolved into a high-speed chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies before ending in a standoff in Alden ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New bridge design moves forward

The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved a service agreement with the Ellsworth engineering firm Kirkham Michael for the redesigning of a long-embattled bridge about ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Seeing in the dark

Kansas Wetlands Education Center Educator Jean Aycock gave a presentation on nocturnal animals on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center.

February 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Possible burglary turns up drugs

Police found more than a pound of marijuana and suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms while investigating a possible burglary Monday in Great Bend.

February 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


No one injured in gas plant blast

RICE COUNTY – The massive explosion that rocked the Oneok natural gas plant near Bushton Tuesday night remains under investigation and no cause has been determined ...

February 22, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ceremony marks closure of LJCF

LARNED – A ceremony and reception will be held to mark the official closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility at 3 p.m. on Friday, March ...

February 21, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


County reups with commissioners’s association

Noting the importance of interactions with county commissioners from across the state, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county's membership in ...

February 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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