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Meeting at a glance: USD 428

Here's a quick look at Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting:• The board recognized the achievements of several GBHS seniors: eight who earned the Kansas Seal of Biliteracy; 17 National Honor Society students; Lindsey Newman's qualifying for FFA national competition; and Patrick Heath's qualifying for the National Speech and Debate Tournament.

May 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Extending Fourth fireworks fun fizzles

After fierce opposition from fire chiefs across Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning rejected a resolution that would have allowed the discharge of fireworks in the unincorporated area of the county for the week surrounding the Fourth of July.

May 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Second county fire district formed

Following a lengthy public hearing, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the organization of a new fire district in the county. Fire District Number Two consists of Albion, Eureka, North Homestead, South Homestead and Union townships, and the cities of Hoisington, Olmitz and Susank.

May 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


BCC on summer schedule; closed for Memorial Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day.

May 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Electric cars win state

Great Bend High School students pulled ahead of the competition and in the process captured two state titles last weekend. Members of the Vocational Technology Club raced their electric cars on May 5 at Olathe and won the 2018 State Championship Series in two different classes of cars – standard and solar.

May 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Barton recognizes Student Ambassadors of the Year

Barton Community College has announced its 2017-18 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassador of the Year awards. Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award recognizes two outstanding Student Ambassadors each year. The winners this year were Konner Ireland of Great Bend and Cynthia Torres of Liberal.

May 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Disc golf, baseball tournaments on Rec agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors will hear information about the disc golf course and about KCAC and KSHSAA 2A-1A tournaments when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other items on the agenda are health insurance renewal and 2018-2019 strategic plan - goal setting.

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College honors Outstanding Graduates at commencement

Carolina Temponi Goncalves of Brasilia, Brazil and Enrique Martinez Flores of San Salvador, El Salvador were named Barton Community College's 2018 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards, after which they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college's 48th commencement ceremony Friday.

May 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Barton Foundation honors Larry and Kathy Schugart

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Larry and Kathy Schugart with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 48th commencement Friday.

May 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Exceptional Barton faculty recognized

Five Barton instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2017-2018 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

May 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Planting redbuds

It's a spring tradition: Members of the Great Bend Noon Lions Club spent Saturday morning planting redbud trees in the islands on Broadway Ave.

May 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Beauty and Beetle

An exhibit of larger-than-life sculptures of beetles made out of scrap metal and micro-photography of beetles on large prints opens Friday, May 18, at the Shafer Art Gallery on the Barton Community College campus.

May 12, 2018 | By Micha Oelze Barton Community College | Local News


Barton Co. Academy graduation scheduled

The Barton County Academy's 2018 graduates will be recognized in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington, in Great Bend. A reception will follow the graduation ceremony.

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to recognize achievement

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will recognize academic achievements during its next meeting, set for 5 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fire district on commission agenda

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a resolution establishing Fire District Number Two, appointment of the district's board of trustees, and Sunflower Diversified Early Childhood Intervention funding.

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Scenes from Camp Hope

Camp Hope 2018 wrapped up Saturday, after a week of activities in Barton County. Camp Hope Media Coordinator Barb Keltner, Eudora, reports there were 72 ...

June 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Going Buggy

Dancing slugs and butterflies from the StoneLion Puppet Theatre interacted with audience members Saturday at Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery. The gallery and ...

June 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Baker to stand trial for death of cyclists

The man accused of accidentally causing the deaths of two people riding a motorcycle through Great Bend on Aug. 16, 2014, may face a jury ...

June 23, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Area counties report on harvest progress

More rain in the Golden Belt has delayed harvest in some areas. Reports from Rice, Pawnee and Ford counties show yields to be higher than ...

June 23, 2018 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Midwest Energy holds public meetings on electric rate changes

HAYS – Midwest Energy is seeking board of directors approval for proposed electric rate changes, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

June 23, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

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

June 23, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City administrator finalists to be announced

Great Bend city officials will announce the three finalists for the city administrator position at 10 a.m. Monday, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said. The ...

June 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wanted: GBHS grads from 1960-1963

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In 1960, the classes of 1960-63 at Great Bend High School became part of Project Talent, a landmark study of 440,000 ...

June 22, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


‘Best camp in the world’

Harrison Sellers gives Camp Hope two thumbs up. Harrison, who prefers to be called "Harry," is almost 10 years old and is attending the annual ...

June 21, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBPL host KWEC

The Great Bend Public Library hosted the Kansas Wetlands education Center on Thursday as part of the summer program, "Libraries Rock with Rock and Roll ...

June 21, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Rain slows harvest in Barton County

Barton County and much of the state received widespread rains overnight on June 19 into the 20th, which put harvest on hold in many areas.

June 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


House passes Farm Bill

The United States House of Representatives Thursday passed the crucial five-year Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also know as the Farm Bill. The House ...

June 21, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 concedes violation of policy in graduation remarks

Counsel representing Great Bend USD 428 has responded to a complaint from Christopher Line, a Patrick O'Reiley Legal Fellow with the Freedom From Religion ...

June 21, 2018 | 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 ...

June 21, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Fatal crash in Ness County

Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle crash at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday in Ness County, 6 miles east of Ness City on K-96 ...

June 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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