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Great Bend Rec Commission announces summer programs

Great Bend Recreation Commission summer programs are set to begin the first of June and run through July. Summer activities will be offered at the Recreation Center, Activity Center, Lincoln, Jefferson, Eisenhower, Park schools, Veterans Park and other locations throughout Great Bend.

May 26, 2012 | | Local News

Volunteers tend Healing Garden at Heartland Cancer Center

When chemotherapy patients at Heartland Cancer Center are receiving treatments they can now enjoy the spring renewal of the facility's Healing Garden. A team of volunteers recently spruced up the garden, which is located on the south side of HCC, 204 Cleveland.

May 24, 2012 | | Local News

Fort Riley graduation

SPC Jessica Marand, a graduate of Barton Community College's Fort Riley campus, leans in for a congratulatory kiss from her husband, Sgt. Mohammed Morand after receiving her associate in science degree May 22. Barton graduated more than 90 students, which is more than the combined graduates of every other institution associated with the Fort Riley Education Services.

May 23, 2012 | | Local News

BCC's Grandview Plaza campus hosts national HazMat training seminar

GRANDVIEW PLAZA - Barton Community College's Grandview Plaza campus in Geary County was the site of national "Train the Trainer" sessions. The satellite campus focuses primarily on education in the realms of Occupational Safety and Health Administration, hazardous materials management and emergency management.

May 22, 2012 | | Local News

BCSO works two rollover wrecks

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to two injury accidents over the weekend. In each case only one vehicle was involved and the injuries were not life-threatening.

May 21, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Human (e)Motion promotes fitness, helps Family Crisis Center

People stepping to the line or straddling their bicycles to compete in the Human (e)Motion Bike, Run, Walk event on June 2 will be competing together to stamp out area domestic and sexual violence. All of the proceeds for the Great Bend Regional Hospital event, now in its second year, go to Family Crisis Center, which is located in Great Bend and serves 10 counties.

May 18, 2012 | | Local News

Camp Hope seeks volunteers for golf tourney, scavenger hunt

While their friends are trying to sink a golf ball, younger participants in Camp Hope will be off on a scavenger hunt for a number of prizes. Camp organizers are seeking volunteers for both the golf outing and the hunt, which are scheduled for Wednesday, June 20.

May 18, 2012 | | Local News

St. Rose brings MCA's advanced services to cancer patients

Local cancer patients will be the main beneficiaries of a new partnership that allows even more services here in the community. St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center has become a member of the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA), a statewide organization that provides local access to the latest advancements.

May 12, 2012 | | Local News

Commissioners meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will hold its regular meeting at 9 a.m. Monday at the courthouse. The agenda includes abatement and refund requests, approval of funds for Sunflower Diversified Services for early childhood intervention and a report on the conversion to a new motor vehicle computer system in the Treasurers Office. Commissioners will also hold appointments with various county officials throughout the day.

May 11, 2012 | | Local News

Music Endowment Concert brings in close to $700

A sizable crowd turned out to support music students at the annual Barton Endowment Music Concert on the evening of Thursday, May 3 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

May 09, 2012 | | Local News

Barton theater students celebrate year's end

Barton Community College theater students who have been entertaining community members for the last year gathered for a year-end celebration Wednesday afternoon in the Shafer Art Gallery.

May 09, 2012 | | Local News

Photographer offers advice at gallery reception

Composition, color, print quality and more are all considered when judging a photography exhibit, which was the task placed before seasoned photographer Stan Reimer at the Shafer Art Gallery's opening reception for Exposure Time. Reimer said despite the technical qualities of a photo, the first round of elimination is a little more subjective in nature.

May 09, 2012 | | Local News

Kans for Kids awards two scholarships

Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation has announced two recipients of the 2012 Becky Nicholson/Kans for Kids Scholarship.

May 08, 2012 | | Local News

Incredible Years Preschool enrolling for Summer Fun

Enrollment is now open for the Summer Fun Program at Sunflower's Incredible Years Preschool where youngsters can enjoy the balance of class time and play time, Coordinator Cathy Estes said. The six-week program is available to any child age 2-and-a-half to 5 years.

May 08, 2012 | | Local News

Brown Mackie students earn credit at Rosewood Ranch

Two Brown Mackie College occupational therapy assistant students spent four days in late April involved with the therapeutic-riding program at Rosewood Ranch. While the ranch has welcomed dozens of visitors to observe its award-winning program over the years, OTA students Kelley Hulteen and Barbara Berg are the first to make it part of their college curriculum by visiting April 23-26.

May 08, 2012 | | Local News

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Kolb suggests Stone Street revision

The city's project of major waterline replacements is taking a toll on some Great Bend streets. Interim City Administrator George Kolb suggested the city ...

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Larned man charged with cyber attacks

WICHITA - A Larned man who allegedly hired a hacker to damage computers served by internet service provider Nex-Tec was charged Tuesday in a federal indictment ...

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Free lunches still available for kids

Great Bend USD 428 served more than 12,000 breakfasts and lunches at five elementary schools in June. Lunches are still being served this month ...

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

USD 428 online enrollment starts

Online enrollment for all USD 428 students opens on Wednesday, July 18. Those who choose not to enroll electronically may do so in person on ...

July 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

'New Quilts from an Old Favorite' returns to Shafer

The National Quilt Museum's annual traveling show "New Quilts from an Old Favorite," featuring the Flying Geese Block, will be on display from July ...

July 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Big Benefit Auction tickets on sale

Tickets for the Barton Community College Foundation's 40th Annual Big Benefit Auction, themed "Clownin' Around," are available July 16 through Aug. 13. The auction ...

July 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Commission hesitant to give nod to Rosewood request

The building where E&E Glass once operated may have a new life soon, should Rosewood Services succeed in acquiring a grant from the state ...

July 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Ellinwood After Harvest Festival celebrates ‘people, petroleum and progress’

ELLINWOOD - If you didn't get enough midway action last weekend at the Barton County Fair in Great Bend, you'll get a second chance ...

July 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Multi-million dollar senior housing proposed

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a rezoning request from Richard "Scott" Reddig and learned about investors' plans to develop a nursing home ...

July 16, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kendal Francis was named Great Bend's next city administration on Monday during the city council meeting. Francis, who previously served as city manager in ...

July 16, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Crews testing pavement strength in Barton, Pawnee counties

The Kansas Department of Transportation is conducting pavement strength tests this week in Barton and Pawnee counties. A pilot car operation will be in effect ...

July 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Colyer, Farm Bureau pres. visit Great Bend

Governor Jeff Colyer and Kansas Farm Bureau President Rich Felts stopped by the Great Bend Tribune on Saturday en route to the Ellis County Fair ...

July 14, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News

City plans emergency street repair

The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will have the intersection at 17th and Polk closed starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday for emergency ...

July 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Advanced primary election ballots available

Barton County registered voters can now apply for advanced ballots for the Tuesday, Aug. 7, primary election, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton county clerk and election ...

July 14, 2018 | 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.

July 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News

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