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Renard moves to BCC communications department

Erin Renard has stepped down from directing the theater program at Barton Community College, but said she'll continue to teach one theater course this fall.

May 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wanted: Homes for professional baseball players

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.

May 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


VFW to host its first blood drive

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.

May 18, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Teaching coaches take students to new levels

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.

May 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board approves gifts, personnel

Here is a summary of action taken Wednesday at the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting.

May 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Weekend cruises, races to success

This past weekend's cruise night and Horsepower on the Plains was a roaring success, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

May 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Treasurer’s Office falls for email scam

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.

May 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Panther Band honors musicians

May 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

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.

May 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Play ball: Family enjoys baseball history

While Great Bend's Gary Pinkall is warming up his arm, his son, Bryan, will warm up his Grammy Award-winning voice.

May 17, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Library director reacts to City reaction

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.

May 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ANTICIPATION

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.

May 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin city council approves purchase of police vehicle

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.

May 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sidewalk art winners

Barton Community College has announced the winners of its Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. The winners are Adreinne Danner, Natalie Espino and Fernando Rojas.

May 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grill Guy

Great Bend woodcarver Barry Bowers competed in the Wichita carving show this past weekend. He won a first place ribbon for his Grill Guy carving in the category Single Caricature in a Scene.

May 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

April 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBPD seeks man involved in a disturbance

The Great Bend Police Department is still seeking a man who wielded a gun during a disturbance with his ex-girlfriend Thursday night, Police Chief Cliff ...

April 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Shooting of GB man said to be accidental

Great Bend police officers responded Thursday night to what was reportedly an accidental shooting, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

April 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bid awarded for Field House HVAC

A Garden City firm, Tantro Plumbing, was awarded the contract for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning renovation at the Great Bend High School Field ...

April 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


College sees big savings with Canvas system

A new learning management system for online courses at Barton Community College will cost at least $300,000 less than the current system while providing ...

April 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Endowment Concert raises funds for scholarships

The Barton Music Department awards 11 scholarships every year at about $1,000 each and 20 performance awards for non-music major students, which enables them ...

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


BCC trustees mull new weapons policy

Officials at Barton Community College are preparing for a change in Kansas law that will allow people to carry concealed handguns into buildings on campus ...

April 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Exiting the stage

After conducting more than 400 concerts and directing 45 musicals over his 38-year career, Barton Community College Vocal Instructor Vern Fryberger is ready to step ...

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


Law enforcement seeking rape suspect

The Barton County Sheriff's office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Cory Little who is wanted on a rape charge in Barton ...

April 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tax sale payments coming in

The Barton County Treasurer's Office is receiving payments for properties included in this year's tax sale, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra reported. There are ...

April 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

April 27, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS Speech qualifies 4 to Nationals

The Great Bend High School Speech Team hosted the West Kansas District National Qualifying Speech Tournament on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22.

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Clean up

BY RUSSELL EDEM

April 26, 2017 | BY RUSSELL EDEM | Local News


GBCF provides online Wish List for charitable causes

In her role as director of development for Sunflower Diversified Services, Connie Oetken decided to take advantage of a new service at the Golden Belt ...

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC addresses poor nursing scores

A report on how Barton Community College instills "Work Preparedness" in students shows only 44 percent of last year's nursing students passed the state ...

April 26, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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