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Camp Hope 5K canceled

Sunday's 5K walk/run for Camp Hope at Barton Community College has been canceled due to weather challenges. Sponsors at BCC's Community Service Organization and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society announced that registration fees will be returned or shirts and bags will be delivered or mailed. Sponsors are selling shirts for $10, which will be donated to Camp Hope.

April 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


UTV in US 56 crash near Ellinwood

Two Ellinwood residents were injured Friday afternoon when a utility task vehicle (UTV) was hit by another vehicle, 6 miles east of Ellinwood on U.S. 56.

April 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wetland Explorer: Birds of Spring

Spring is an exciting time here at Cheyenne Bottoms. Not only do we have the thrill of seeing the marsh turn green as plants wake up after their long winter's nap, but we get to celebrate the return of some special feathered visitors! Migration season is one of the most fun times for wildlife watching, there is just so much going on. Some of the most interesting birds spend their winters in the warm South, but they return here to the Bottoms to take advantage of the marsh's nesting habitat. Shorebirds especially are a delightful group of birds ...

April 29, 2017 | Jean Aycock, KWEC Educator | Local News


Ellinwood hospital plans annual meeting

ELLINWOOD – The Ellinwood District Hospital will hold its annual meeting Friday, May 5. The meeting will start at noon in the hospital Education Room.

April 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | 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.

April 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBPD seeks man involved in a disturbance

The Great Bend Police Department is still seeking a man who wielded a gun during a disturbance with his ex-girlfriend Thursday night, Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

April 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Shooting of GB man said to be accidental

Great Bend police officers responded Thursday night to what was reportedly an accidental shooting, Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch said.

April 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bid awarded for Field House HVAC

A Garden City firm, Tantro Plumbing, was awarded the contract for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning renovation at the Great Bend High School Field House. The school board met Thursday at Lincoln Elementary School and approved Tantro's low bid of $321,967.

April 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


College sees big savings with Canvas system

A new learning management system for online courses at Barton Community College will cost at least $300,000 less than the current system while providing a better product, college trustees were told Tuesday. After hearing a detailed report on the Canvas services, the board approved a one-year contract for $82,954.

April 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Endowment Concert raises funds for scholarships

The Barton Music Department awards 11 scholarships every year at about $1,000 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, which is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 1 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC trustees mull new weapons policy

Officials at Barton Community College are preparing for a change in Kansas law that will allow people to carry concealed handguns into buildings on campus. When the BCC Board of Trustees met Tuesday, a draft of a possible weapons policy was reviewed.

April 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Exiting the stage

After conducting more than 400 concerts and directing 45 musicals over his 38-year career, Barton Community College Vocal Instructor Vern Fryberger is ready to step off stage and begin his retirement.

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Law enforcement seeking rape suspect

The Barton County Sheriff's office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Cory Little who is wanted on a rape charge in Barton County.

April 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tax sale payments coming in

The Barton County Treasurer's Office is receiving payments for properties included in this year's tax sale, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra reported. There are currently 73 properties on the sale.

April 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

April 27, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Imagination Library sparking interest in reading

United Way of Central Kansas kicked off Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Great Bend in August with much anticipation and fanfare, celebrating the children ...

November 23, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCHD confirms meningitis case

The Barton County Health Department has been notified of a confirmed case of bacterial meningitis caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. Pneumococcal meningitis is fairly ...

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


TURKEY DAY

An Eisenhower Elementary student walks past turkey artwork, last week at the school. The feathers on this bird represent individuals at the school; each contains ...

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to host holiday events

Barton Community College invites the public to celebrate the holidays with the following events:

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local teacher, student receive awards

A student and a teacher from Riley Elementary School received awards on Tuesday for all their hard work this school year.

November 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton celebrates inmate success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Barton Community College, Ellsworth Correctional Facility and the Kansas Department of Corrections highlighted the success of about 140 inmates who have taken the initiative to ...

November 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Thanksgiving a popular holiday

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims - early settlers of Plymouth Colony - held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event ...

November 22, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


THANK YOU SANTA, MRS. CLAUS

Randy and Sandy Smith, who portrayed Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas in Great Bend for decades, will serve as the grand marshals for the ...

November 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Giving Tuesday is Nov. 28

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and next Tuesday is a day of giving, thanks.

November 21, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


VFW QUILTS OF VALOR

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 in Great Bend presented Quilts of Valor to seven veterans in November 2017.

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thanksgiving travel numbers highest in 12 years

TOPEKA – AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last ...

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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


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