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Annual Endowment Concert is Thursday

The Barton Community College Music Department awards 12 scholarships every year at about $3,000 each and 20 performance awards for non-music major students, which enables them to participate in ensembles. This could not be done without the community's support of the annual Music Endowment Concert set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The suggested minimum donation is $5 at the door per person. The event is free for Barton students.

April 30, 2018 | By Micha Oelze Barton Community College | Local News


LCMHF inmates earn GEDs, industry certifications

LARNED - Xavier Pennington landed in jail in 2016 for dealing drugs. It was rock bottom, but from there he had nowhere to go but up. Now the once high-school-dropout has earned his diploma via the state GED exam through Barton Community College, and has mastered skills to earn an honest wage when he is released in November of 2019.

April 30, 2018 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


BCC art students awarded at juried exhibit

Barton art students received recognition at this year's Student Exhibition at the Shafer Gallery on April 20. The exhibit will run through Saturday, May 5. Those interested in experiencing the art can visit the Shafer Gallery which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

April 30, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


June Jaunt promises entertainment for all ages,interests

Mark your calendars for June 1-3 to take part in the seventh-annual K-96 June Jaunt. This 166-mile-long event, held the first weekend of June, stretches from Great Bend to Tribune, featuring arts, antiques, crafts, cuisine, music and so much more.

April 30, 2018 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Fatal crash in Russell County

The Kansas Highway patrol responded to a fatal crash at 10:45 p.m. Saturday in Russell County, one mile east of the East U.S. 281 and K-18 Junction.

April 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Crime Stoppers seeks help locating absconder

Crime Stoppers of Barton County and local law enforcement are seeking the public's assistance in locating Ricky A. Bell, an absconded registered sex offender. He is a white male, 53 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds, with gray hair and hazel eyes.

April 30, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Achieve greater things at Salvation Army summer camp

KANSAS CITY – Parents looking for a fun, inexpensive way for their children, ages 8-12, to make new friends, learn new skills, and experience an authentic summer camp need to call The Salvation Army of Kansas and Western Missouri Extension Department to register for summer camp soon.

April 30, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


China-based company eying Barton for wind project

Barton County Zoning Administrator Judy Goreham met with U.S. representatives from Chinese power company State Power Investment Corporation Thursday afternoon at the Barton County Courthouse who expressed interest in developing wind energy in northern Barton County. The message they received was Barton County is supportive of wind energy development, as long as it doesn't interfere with the migratory activity at Cheyenne Bottoms and along the Central Flyway.

April 29, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Giving back

The Great Bend Tree Board celebrated National Arbor Day on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park by recognizing the achievements of the community and with the rededication of the newly renovated park in honor of the men who fought in World War I and in the Battle of Meuse-Argonne in Germany.

April 28, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Spanish flavor: Barton hosts Culture Day

About 150 high school students from the surrounding area gathered at Barton Community College last Monday for the first Culture Day, an event for attending high school students to learn about the cultures from their foreign language courses. Students participated in workshops ranging from soccer and dance to learning about Spanish art and the impact of geography on the culture in Central and South America.

April 28, 2018 | By Micha Oelze Barton Community College | Local News


Churches sponsor programs on ‘Reclaiming Our Christian Heritage’

This story was updated on Saturday, April 28, 2018

April 27, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Scare at USD 431

Scare at hoisington School

April 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ohnmacht gets 18 years in prison for his wife’s death

LARNED – Jacob Ohnmacht, 27, of Larned, appeared in custody Thursday afternoon in the Pawnee County District Court for sentencing in the Dec. 12, 2016, death of his wife Kayla Parrett. Kayla was 21 years old at the time of her death. In all, he was sentenced to 18 and a half years in prison.

April 27, 2018 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Sheriff's attorney: Judge 'hoodwinked' by Mellor

The attorney representing Sheriff Brian Bellendir in Barton County District Court said County Attorney Amy Mellor has an ethical conflict of interest in the case, and he asked to see emails between Mellor and Chase County Attorney William R. Halvorsen, who was assigned to prosecute the case.

April 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


EisenPOWER - Children meet school board

Students at Eisenhower Elementary School played an active role in Thursday's USD 428 Board of Education meeting at their learning center.

April 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Larned woman killed in collision

LARNED -- A Larned motorist was killed from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident Saturday morning in Pawnee County, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

May 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hoisington Summer Lunch program starts Tuesday

HOISINGTON - Summer lunch will be served in the Hoisington Middle School commons area, 360 W. 11th St., Monday through Friday, from May 29 through July ...

May 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GB Summer Lunch Program starts June 4

Great Bend USD 428 will once again participate in the Summer Food Service Program, weekdays from June 4-29. All children ages 1-18 years old are ...

May 26, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Meet the Master Gardeners

The public is invited to meet the Barton County Master Gardeners during the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market, from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 31 ...

May 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wetlands Water Park opens

Great Bend's Wetlands Water Park, located at 2303 Main Street, opened for the season Saturday. With the temperature in the 90s, there were plenty ...

May 26, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pawnee County election filings

LARNED - Pawnee County Clerk and Election Officer Ruth Searight noted Friday that the deadline for filing for the Democrat and Republican Primary is fast approaching.

May 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Remembering the fallen

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this remembrance will happen here in Great ...

May 25, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Dogs rescued from hot motorhome

A Great Bend man was arrested for animal cruelty on Thursday after several dogs were rescued from a motorhome at All Seasons Mobile Home Park ...

May 25, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘STRONGER TOGETHER’

HOISINGTON - For the past four years, Hoisington EMS Director Scott Fleming and the Hoisington EMS staff have pulled out the stops to provide the community ...

May 24, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


St. John musician celebrates small towns

ST. JOHN - "Small Towns," a CD 20 years in the making, will become available officially when Jim Ratts returns to St. John this weekend with ...

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Historical Village closed Monday

Barton County Historical Society Village and Museum will not be open Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. The museum will be open the ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School ends on high note

For the last day of school on Thursday, Park Elementary instructor Signe Cook wore a T-shirt that read:

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC to Host LEGO workshop

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a one-day STEM Fundamentals With LEGO Workshop that will give children a chance to explore engineering principles using ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Tuesday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

May 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Another perfect day

The great bicycle giveaway continued Wednesday, when Eisenhower Elementary celebrated its six students with perfect attendance for the year and 46 more with "near perfect ...

May 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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