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Barton music students to present recital

The first Barton Community College Student Recital of the school year will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free and open to the public. Children under 5 years of age are discouraged from attending.

October 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


TIME TO RIDE

The Healing Hearts Ranch held its annual Rodeo and Family Fun Day on Saturday at the Great Bend Expo. Proceeds from the event go to the ranch to help people with emotional and behavioral challenges.

October 21, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


U-Haul rear-ends semi in Ellsworth

A Florida man driving a U-Haul truck was injured when the vehicle rear-ended a semitrailer Friday morning in Ellsworth, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hutchinson woman dies in crash in Barton County

Barton County Sheriff's deputies responded to a three-vehicle fatality crash at 6:15 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of U.S. 281 and SE 50 Road. One woman from Hutchinson was killed in the crash and two Great Bend teens were sent to the hospital, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Jacquie Disque running for USD 428 BOE

Jacquie Disque announces her candidacy for a position on the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Your guide to Halloween events

Halloween may still be a week away, but Great Bend's celebration gets underway Saturday, Oct. 28, and some events start even earlier.

October 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board to meet architects

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 23, to meet prospective architects for future district projects. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. Three firms have been invited to make presentations.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Trustees to hear Title IX presentation

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear a Title IX presentation when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. There will also be reports on strategic planning and on student feedback of the "Barton Experience."

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Invenergy wind proposal on Hoisington agenda

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council will discuss an Invenergy wind proposal when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Municipal Building, 109 E. First St. Other items on the agenda include consideration of letters from recreation commission candidates and continued discussion of a cemetery proposal

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes 2017 special alcohol funding distribution and a public health program update.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Stargazing at Cheyenne Bottoms

Join the FHSU Astronomy Club at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Friday, Oct. 27 for an evening of exploring the night sky. Take advantage of Cheyenne Bottoms' dark skies to enjoy a breathtaking view of the stars. The FHSU Astronomy Club will be bringing a variety of telescopes and other astronomy equipment to showcase some particularly fascinating celestial objects.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Planetarium presents 'Journey to a Billion Stars'

The Barton Planetarium will host "Journey to a Billion Suns" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Barton Community College Planetarium located in the Science Building.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton County ready to battle flu

Editor's note: The Barton County Health Department is holding a special flu shot clinic Saturday, Oct. 28. This is the second story in a two-part series outlining the impact influenza has on Barton County and what county health officials are doing about it.

October 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Whooping crane fall migration has begun

STAFFORD COUNTY – Annually each fall, central Kansas is one of the few places where it is possible to see whooping cranes. From late October through early November, up to 60 or more of these rare birds are sighted at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

October 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Severe weather forecast for Saturday

WICHITA -- The National Weather Service in Wichita is forecasting the poossibility of severe weather Saturday across Kansas. Severe storms are expected to develop along a southward moving cold front Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening. The primary threats will be damaging winds of 70 mph, large hail to the size of golfballs and very heavy rain.

October 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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ElderCare starts new Santa program in area counties

ElderCare home-services clients in eight area counties will benefit from the non-profit agency's Christmas spirit.

November 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Meet ROY G. BIV

Children's art on one wall of Eisenhower Elementary School features incarnations of "Roy G. Biv," whose colorful spikes of hair follow the color spectrum ...

November 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC's involvement with STEM

The fields of science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM, are becoming more and more vital in society and have become an academic ...

November 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kilby Day

Students at Barton Community College have left for their Thanksgiving break, but the campus was a busy place on Monday as area high school students ...

November 20, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County lists Thanksgiving closings

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of ...

November 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


One size doesn’t fit all

It was a chance for Barton County officials to see what they have in common with counties from around the state, as well as what ...

November 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Zoo loses Bonnie the Black Bear

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo made the difficult decision Friday to humanely euthanize Bonnie, the North American Black Bear. Bonnie had called Great Bend ...

November 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Beginning to look like Christmas

Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes looked at her calendar Monday morning and it hit her. Thanksgiving in this week, meaning the annual Home for ...

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

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

November 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A sign of the times

When the Great Bend Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1127 was born over a century ago, it boasted 400 members, a number that jumped ...

November 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Marsh Musings

There is so much happening this time of year it almost boggles the mind. Pheasant and quail seasons are open. Ducks and geese are everywhere ...

November 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Wetland Explorer

From wind-surfing hawks to mobs of butterflies, it was a banner fall migration in South Central Kansas. The bird and butterfly list serves were full ...

November 18, 2017 | BY PAM MARTIN KDWPT Education Specialist | Local News


Families celebrate LIFE at Great Bend schools

Making silly hats to wear at a Mad Hatter Party was one of the favorite activities of at least one Eisenhower Elementary School family. While ...

November 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


KWEC to hold Holiday Open House

Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 9 a.m. to noon ...

November 17, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Ellinwood City Council hears good and not so good news

ELLINWOOD - City Manager Chris Komarek had some good news to report about the bond issue the city passed recently that will fund needed street and ...

November 17, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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