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BCC trustees ask about compliance costs

Mike Johnson, chairman of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, wants to know how much it costs the college to comply with federal mandates. The topic will be discussed when the board holds its next study session at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, in the Administration Building Conference Room. This luncheon meeting will include a presentation on the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees by Johnson; he represents Barton on the KACCT and was recently elected KACCT president.

July 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mellor receives American Legion Auxiliary Shining Star

The first Kansas recipient of the American Legion Auxiliary Shining Star Award is Amy Schartz Mellor, for her work with the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor.

July 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBRC board meets Monday

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's 2016-2017 budget hearing is on the agenda for the next meeting, set for 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

July 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fair launching pad for great entertainers

This marks the silver anniversary of the Barton County Fair. One of the staples over the 25 years has been the myriad of musical acts that have graced the stage evenings during the annual event.

July 08, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Some cities drop out of June Jaunt; remaining towns committed to continuing

Recently, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes met with the other June Jaunt communities. While she had only glowing remarks about this year's event in Great Bend, some other participants were less than enthusiastic.

July 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barton County Fair Shedule

Friday, July 8

July 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Murder charges dropped

First-degree murder charges against three men were dismissed Thursday in Barton County District Court. Alejo Villegas, Juventino Villegas and Adam Suppes still face felony charges that include aggravated burglary, stemming from Nov. 15, 2015, when they allegedly broke into the home of Sterling Mills with Aron Villegas. Aron was shot by Mills and died.

July 07, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SKYWARD BOUND

This Saturday local pilots will be taking to the skies with their radio controlled model airplanes to help raise money with a Relay For Life Fundraiser and to pay honor to local veterans with a model airplane static display and a model funfly.

July 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


How do our gardeners grow?

Wednesday morning volunteers at Expo 2 at the Barton County Fairgrounds organized displays of vegetables, herbs and flowers for the 2016 Open and 4-H Horticulture judging. For gardeners all over the Golden Belt, it was a chance to show off the area's best potatoes, onions, carrots, tomatoes, beans and more. Holly Dickman, Ellis County horticultural agent, judged the event. A group of 4-H members gathered around to hear results and ask questions.

July 07, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Swim team assault suit against School Board dismissed

ELLSWORTH – A judge dismissed the lawsuit filed against the Unified School District 428 School Board and school officials by a Great Bend woman in connection with the assault of her son on a Great Bend High School school bus in February, the attorney for the mother said Thursday afternoon.

July 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Flowers: They’re not just for smelling!

Add a peppery flavor to salads, a festive garnish to cakes or a refreshing flavor to your iced tea, all with flowers. Learn which flowers are edible and various ways you can incorporate their delicate flavors in your cooking, during "flower flavors" at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, at 2 p.m. on July 17.

July 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Join the “Butterfly Quest”

From tiny hairstreaks to large swallowtails, all sizes of butterflies will be counted during the Cheyenne Bottoms annual butterfly quest, beginning at 9 a.m. on July 9 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Rain date will be July 16, same time and place.

July 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rice County flood warning extended

STERLING - A flood warning for southwestern Rice County has been extended to 1 p.m. Saturday by the National Weather Service in Wichita.

July 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pedal power

Few things make kids happier than summer and bicycles. They had both Thursday morning at the Barton County Fairgrounds.

July 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Insurance carrier denies scammed funds coverage

Barton County's insurance carrier has denied coverage of the funds not recovered after the Treasurer's Office was scammed out of $48,600 in May, County Administrator Richard Boeckman said Thursday morning.

July 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Regan Reif Named 2016 NextGen Leader of the Year

During the 95th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Regan Reif was recognized as the 2016 NextGen Leader of ...

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


Kari Smith honored with Legacy Award

The Legacy Award presented by The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development honors the life and legacy of individuals who have made an indelible ...

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


Bonine honored as the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year

It's been about 10 years since Dan Bonine retired from First Kansas Bank, but a former colleague there had no problem listing reasons his ...

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


Countryside Veterinary Associates earns recognition as 2016 Business of the Year

EDITOR'S NOTE: Countryside Veterinary Associates was notified of its Business of the Year Award prior to the unexpected Feb. 11 death of Jerry Schrader ...

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


Possible case of mumps reported at GBHS

The Barton County Health Department is investigating a possible mumps case at Great Bend High School.

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Goss, Cavanaugh join GBHS Hall of Fame

There were standing ovations Friday for longtime Great Bend resident Jean Cavanaugh and for Great Bend native Mike Goss, the two newest members of the ...

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Saint Francis Community Services offers free foster parent training

Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for an upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


4-H shooters take aim

The Barton County 4-H Winter Classic Air Rifle Sports Match was held on Saturday at the Great Bend Expo grounds. Shooters from all over the ...

February 18, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


LOVE, SEX and the IRS

A farce about dodging taxes and scamming the Internal Revenue Service will have audiences laughing at the next Great Bend Community Theatre production, "Love, Sex ...

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission and council to meet this week

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams, and Barton County Commission will meet ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tribune brings Army Jazz Band to town

The 312th Army Jazz Band from Lawrence is coming to the Crest Theater to perform at the 23rd annual Great Bend Jazz Festival. This free ...

February 17, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Teresa, Mike Malone to chair academic drive

The Barton Community College Foundation will kick off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign on March 1. Teresa and Dr. Mike Malone of Great Bend ...

February 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Program offers help with college, career planning

Before heading out on job interviews or seeking financial aid for education beyond high school, students at Barton County Academy – and anyone else who cares ...

February 16, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


UWCK reaches goal

United Way of Central Kansas has reached its goal of $275,000 for 2017, UWCK Executive Director Julie Smith said.

February 16, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


TAKING THEIR TEMPERATURE

HOISINGTON – From the heavy-duty bunker gear worn to a fire call to the ever-rising price of equipment, the business of fighting fires has evolved dramatically ...

February 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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