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Barton Foundation Honor Loren and Gayle Unruh with Distinguished Service Award

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Loren and Gayle Unruh with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 46th commencement on Friday.

May 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Falling for frogs

The Shafer Art Gallery will host an opening reception for its exhibit "Frogs: Sounding the Future" featuring photographs from National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 20 in the Shafer Art Gallery. This exhibit is being presented in conjunction with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The exhibit runs from May 13 through June 17 and will include "The Frog Watch Adventure Installation" and frog-themed art from Carol Long and Robert Joy.

May 14, 2016 | BY JOE VINDUSKA Barton Community College | Local News


GB Library Board to meet

The Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors meeting has been rescheduled to this Monday, May 16, at 4:45 p.m. in the director's office at the library, 1409 Williams St. This meeting was postponed from May 9 due to lack of a quorum.

May 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

May 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wilson Reservoir depth conspiracy evaporating

Nolan Fisher is the park manager for the Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Reservoir. Thursday afternoon, he shared with us the good news that the rain event that occurred on Monday, April 25, caused a six-inch rise in the water level at the reservoir. That is the largest that has occurred since May, 2012 when the area began to experience an ongoing drought. The rise brought the level to 10 feet below conservation pool level, compared to the 10.5 feet below that it was just a few weeks earlier.

May 13, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School board to meet Monday and Wednesday

Great Bend USD 428's Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for noon Monday, May 16, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

May 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Regional hospital donates diapers & wipes to local quadruplets

When Brandon and Megan Fyler found out they were pregnant last fall, they were ecstatic to give a sibling to their 2-year-old son, Colton. But they soon found out that their family would be growing from one child to five children in seven short months. The young couple from Albert welcomed quadruplets Ayden, Braxton, Cameron and Dexter on Feb. 23 at 31 weeks gestation. After an extended stay in the NICU at Wesley Medical Center, all four babies were discharged and sent home by early April.

May 13, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Lawsuit filed in GBHS school bus incident

The mother of a former Great Bend High School student who was allegedly attacked by fellow swim team members on a school activity bus is suing Great Bend USD 428, the school board and the parents of four students.

May 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Lawsuit names USD 428, others

Editor's note: The following language is taken directly from a lawsuit filed in Ellsworth County on Wednesday, with editing to remove information such as the initials of minors allegedly involved, addresses of defendants, etc.

May 12, 2016 | By Tribune Staff | Local News


Limited number of openings available for free Pre-K

Helping Hands Preschool, along with Barton County Cooperative of Special Services and Great Bend USD 428, is looking for children to fill a limited number of openings still available in the 4-year-old Pre-K program for the 2016-2017 school year. This free program is sponsored by a grant from the Kansas State Board of Education.

May 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quivira Kid’s Fishing Day Special Event June 4

The annual Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Kids' Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, June 4.

May 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council No. 1187 presents check

May 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Deadline looming for crop acre reporting

Kristi Badger has an important message for Barton County farmers.

May 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Reed: No total shutdown here

Whatever the outcome of the Kansas Supreme Court's next ruling on school funding, Great Bend USD 428 doesn't anticipate a total shutdown, Superintendent Brad Reed said.

May 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wasting away

On the first household hazardous waste collection day April 15, 148 pounds of HHW was taken in at various collections.

May 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, 250 W 9th Street, Hoisington, at 9:30 a.m ...

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ONCE BITTEN, TWICE ...

Barton County is seeing an upswing in rabies-related dog bite investigations. This concerns county Health Director Shelly Schneider who said her office is spending about ...

May 31, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Area teen drowns at Kanopolis Lake

ELLSWORTH - A 17-year-old boy drowned Saturday while swimming at Kanopolis State Park. It happened at the park's South Shore swimming area.

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City property damaged on Friday

At 11 p.m. on Friday, Barton County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the south side of the Arkansas River for reports of a ...

May 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A DAY TO REMEMBER

Memorial Day is a day to remember the fallen soldiers that charged into battle and made that ultimate sacrifice for America. This is what the ...

May 30, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


State genealogy conference coming to Hays

HAYS - Registration is open now through June 1 for the 42nd Annual KCGS Genealogy conference, hosted by the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies and co-hosted ...

May 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Craft beer expo, barbecue and cycling

The inaugural Bike Brew Q event in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is set for July 30 at the Great Bend Expo Complex ...

May 30, 2016 | BY JOE VINDUSKA Special to the Tribune | Local News


Summer reading program engages mind and body

Great Bend Public Library's Summer Reading Program kicks off Wednesday, June 1, at the library, 1409 Williams. This summer children, teens and adults will ...

May 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Summer food service program ready to roll

Great Bend's five elementary schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to anyone who is 18 years old or younger this summer, starting Tuesday.

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Senior citizens encouraged to apply for checks to use at markets

The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is providing low-income seniors who meet age and income requirements with $30 in checks to purchase fresh fruits ...

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market opens Friday

Ready to taste that first mouth-watering tomato freshly picked from the vine? Or those early sweet peas, squash and green beans? Then the Summer Street ...

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


SPLASH!

It was a pleasant 75 degrees when the Wetlands water park in Great Bend opened for the season on Saturday, but it was a bit ...

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Donations accepted for poppies

American Legion Auxilary had 3,000 crepe paper poppies to distribute for Memorial Day weekend. If there are any left, volunteers will be out at ...

May 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KWEC to host free craft workshop combining Mother Nature, spray paint

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center and Mother Nature will supply the materials for guests to create nature silhouettes, a piece of artwork made out of ...

May 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Don’t let that dip in the pool turn tragic

Millions of us enjoy warm weather every year by swimming in our backyard pools and relaxing in hot tubs. Tragically though, over 200 young children ...

May 27, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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