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Kansas communities, individuals honored by PRIDE program

Renovating a basketball court or adding a sign to the outskirts of town may seem like small steps, but in some rural Kansas communities they are part of a bigger effort to enhance the quality of life for the area's citizens.

April 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Extension agents present Nutrition Banking to Walk KS

Walk Kansas fitness challenge participants were treated to lunch Wednesday at the Great Bend Recreation Center. However, as any calorie-conscious person knows there is no such thing as a free lunch.

April 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Out of the Morgue

This week, Out of the Morgue welcomes guest writer and Barton County Historical Museum historian Karen Neuforth. This is an updated article from Village Crier, June 2008.

April 13, 2016 | Karen Neuforth | Local News


Ellinwood city council considers Splash Pad funding

Several points of new business made for a long but informative Ellinwood City Council meeting Tuesday night. Mayor Irlan Fullbright congratulated returning council persons James McCormick and Kirk Clawson, as well as newly elected Ken Lebbin who will filled an open spot. Also-ran Kathy Hines was also in attendance at the meeting, and during visitor comments congratulated Lebbin for his success, before objecting to the decision to install Chris Komarek as the acting City Manager following Bud Newberry's resignation earlier in March.

April 13, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Comment period for Quivira impairment complaint extended

QUIVIRA WILDLIFE REFUGE - No action will be taken this year regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's complaint that junior water rights holders have for years usurped the agency's water for wildlife that rely on the critical Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County.

April 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Property, oil and gas valuations on their way

Personal property valuations and oil and gas valuations will be mailed on or before May 1. Taxpayers have 15 days after valuations are mailed to appeal the valuations or classification if they believe they are incorrect, Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld told county commissioners Monday morning.

April 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Orange is the color of the week

Several buildings and bridges across Kansas will be lit up in orange lights to help raise awareness on work zone safety for the week of April 11-15.

April 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms annual meeting

The Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms annual meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway. Prior to a short business meeting, members will be treated to a meal of hamburgers and hot dogs. After the meeting, Don Kazmaier will give a presentation on how to attract hummingbirds. Kazmaier, of Larned, has been attracting several species of hummers to his yard for many years and has grown and tested several flower varieties, developing a list of plants hardy enough to grow in South Central Kansas.

April 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Rec donates drone to local club

The Great Bend recreation Commission sponsors many different programs and other activities throughout Great Bend and now they have helped out another local club with a donation.

April 12, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Sunflower’s early ed center forms new Autism Team for families

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of two stories about the new Autism Team at the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center.

April 12, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Quick Silver Hog Feed set

The Quick Silver Girls Fast Pitch Softball teams will hold their first hog feed on Saturday, April 23. Serving will be from 4-8 p.m. at Great Bend Expo I.

April 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Democrats to meet

Barton Democrats will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at 2709 Broadway. There will be reports by Nancy Farmer on the state caucus and by Karen Kline-Martin on the District Convention.

April 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms to hold annual meeting

The Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms Annual Meeting will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 17 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156. Prior to a short business meeting, members will be treated to a meal of hamburgers and hot dogs.

April 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Learn to make collage picture blocks at historical society

Barton County Historical Society will host a special program from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the BCHS Museum.

April 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton teaches essential job skills

Students enrolled in career and technical education courses at Barton Community College are taught accountability and other aspects of professionalism that employers want, Dean of Workforce Training & Community Education Elaine Simmons told the BCC Board of Trustees on Tuesday.

April 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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KDOT requesting comments on STIP amendment

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is requesting comments on the amendment to the FFY 2016-2019 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) document.

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the Dorothy Moses ...

April 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Text cases come to life at Field Ops Day

Barton Community College's medical and emergency services students stepped out of the classroom to test their skills in life-like emergency scenarios during Field Ops ...

April 30, 2016 | Story and photos by Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Ukuleles and robots on Great Bend teacher wish lists

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of stories about minigrants awarded to teachers by the USD Education Foundation.

April 30, 2016 | Information compiled by Jennifer Schartz, USD 428 | Local News


Make and Take

Nearly 20 years ago, Great Bend USD 428's Steve Wolf visited Wichita and saw a resource center where teachers could find everything they needed ...

April 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend Tree Boards marks Arbor Day with tree giveaway

Michael Fletcher, arborist with the Great Bend Tree Board, marked a decades long Arbor Day tradition with fifth graders at Great Bend elementary schools and ...

April 29, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Meals on Wheels seeking summer volunteers

Spring has sprung and summer will be here before you know it.

April 28, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Riley School reports reading success

At the start of this school year, 45 percent of the students at Riley Elementary School were reading at their grade level. The staff hoped ...

April 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Variety Show tickets on sale

Tickets for the Great Bend Variety Show go on sale at 7 a.m. Friday. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday ...

April 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Biblial art on display in Hays

April 28, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


County Commission will not meet this week

The Barton County Commission will not meet on Monday due to the annual Kansas County Commissioners Association annual meeting in Manhattan. The next meeting will ...

April 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Thirty years ago this week, the world began to get an inkling of just how destructive nuclear power can be when the Soviet Union's ...

April 28, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Community colleges weigh in on mergers

The state's 19 community colleges aren't opposed to mergers involving universities and technical schools, but they are concerned about how mergers will affect ...

April 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


TEAM PANTHER

Instead of backpacks full of books, some students at Great Bend High School were seen carrying work boots into the school Wednesday morning. The entire ...

April 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Local law enforcement seeks public assistance

Crime Stoppers of Great Bend and the Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a burglar.

April 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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