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Two arrested on drug charges

Barton County Sheriff Office Deputy David Melcher arrested two people on drug charges at 2 a.m. on Friday in the parking lot of Brit Spaugh Park.

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High school students participate in Vortex

Area high school students from Ellinwood, Great Bend, Solomon, Stafford, Larned and Hoisington came to Barton Community College to get hands-on experience from art professionals and participate in a juried art exhibit Thursday, April 6.

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Watching Young Artists Grow - photos

Some of the art on display at the Barton County Historical Society is shown here.

April 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Watching Young Artists Grow

Great Bend children in grades K-8 can see their works of art on display this month at the Barton County Historical Society. The annual Watching Young Artists Grow exhibit features selected drawings, paintings, clay sculptures and ceramics created under the guidance of art instructors Melissa Watson, Shannon Wedel and Alyssa Bliven.

April 14, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sixth-grade band will present concert Tuesday

Months of hard work will culminate Tuesday night, April 18, at 7 p.m. as approximately 95 students of the Great Bend Sixth Grade Band join forces for their annual concert at the Great Bend High School gym. Schools represented are Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park, Riley, Holy Family and Central KS Christian Academy.

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Shafer Gallery to host annual Barton Student Art Exhibit

Barton Community College art students will line the walls of the Shafer Art Gallery with their work during the Barton Student Art Exhibit juried art show from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 21. The show will run through May 12.

April 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Thunderstorms possibly headed our way

The skies in central Kansas turned gray Thursday afternoon as the National Weather Service predicted showers and thunderstorms, although the hazardous weather outlook ranked "2" or "small" on the hazard scale.

April 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Smith leaving United Way of Central Kansas

With seven campaigns under her belt and having raised more than $1.7 million for agencies in Barton and Pawnee counties, Julie Bugner-Smith has resigned as executive director for United Way of Central Kansas effective May 12.

April 13, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Chemicals burn at Rice County plant

RICE COUNTY - Thursday morning, workers at the Jacam chemical plant located between Lyons and Sterling were sent home when chemicals in one of the buildings caught fire. The blaze and smoke could be seen for miles.

April 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | 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 13, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Registration open for freezer meals class

A few spaces remain in the Educational program "Freezer Meals from the Meat Case." According to Donna Krug, Barton County Family & Consumer Science agent, participants will leave this fun program with four main-course meals that will serve 4-6 people. The $40 registration fee is due Monday, April 17.

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘Stay Strong Stay Healthy’ set to begin

The Stay Strong Stay Healthy class is designed to increase an aging adult's access to a safe, structured and effective strength training program. Over eight weeks, participants learn exercises to improve their strength, flexibility and balance. Participants are made to feel comfortable regardless of their current fitness level so they can safely participate and gradually build the strength beneficial to health.

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend students win awards at BCC Vortex Juried Exhibition

Student work of Great Bend High School art teachers Sergio Ramirez and Brian Hutchinson showed very well at the BCC Vortex Juried Exhibition 2017.

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Estes wins easily in Pawnee, Stafford counties

Republican Ron Estes won a Kansas House seat in Tuesday's special election, the first congressional election since President Donald Trump's victory.

April 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees nominate Johnson for regional award

Members of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees have nominated their chairman, Mike Johnson, for the Regional Trustee Leadership Award of the Association of Community College Trustees.

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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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


USD 428 video talks about MTSS

Parents of Great Bend USD 428 students can learn more about the Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) by watching a seven and a half minute ...

November 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Yarmer to talk about Wolf Brewery

Barton County Historical Society in Great Bend will host a talk by Robert Yarmer on the M.K. Wolf Brewery at 7:30 p.m ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thanksgiving dinner planned

HOISINGTON - Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 1101 N. Vine St. in Hoisington will have a Thanksgiving Day Dinner including turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings. Dinner ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


House passes tax bill

The House passed Thursday afternoon a sweeping Republican tax bill that will cut taxes for corporations and many Americans, said First District Congressman Roger Marshall ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Light up a Child's Christmas

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hunting accidents reported

In the past week the Barton County Sheriff's Office and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks have investigated two accidental shootings, Barton County Sheriff ...

November 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue, Nov 16, 2017

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 ...

November 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS band honors recognized

Great Bend High School bands and honor band students were recognized at Monday's school board meeting. GBHS band instructor Mark DeWald and assistant Don ...

November 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Software solves educators' headaches

It wasn't hard to convince school board members to subscribe to two new software purchases on Monday, once they heard what the technology will ...

November 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ElderCare offers meal program throughout its territory

A program new to most of ElderCare's service area allows participants to provide nutritious meals for the elderly, while helping the non-profit agency offset ...

November 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Claflin speeding concern discussed

CLAFLIN - City council members met briefly Monday night with a short agenda that included a discussion about participation in an imaging project with the Barton ...

November 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Quilt of Valor presentation

United States Navy Vietnam veteran David Brabander was awarded a Quilt of Valor on Nov. 11, 2017, at the Golden Belt Memorial Park Veterans Memorial ...

November 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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