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Grant writing workshop coming to Great Bend

Golden Belt Community Foundation will be hosting a one-day grant writing workshop from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on March 30, at the Front Door Community Center on 1610 10th Street in Great Bend. This workshop is available to area non-profit organizations who wish to learn more about the skills needed to successfully submit and obtain grants.

February 28, 2016 | | Local News


Farm Safety Day

The Barton County Farm Bureau Association will be holding its 16th Farm Safety Awareness Day Wednesday, March 2, at Barton Community College in the Case IH Technical training building. The day will begin with registration at 8:15 a.m. followed by a welcome from Barton County Farm Bureau President, Brad Birzer.

February 28, 2016 | | Local News


Vietnam Scholarships

Vietnam Veterans of America Hays Chapter 939 announces that they will again be awarding four, $500 scholarships for college or trade school. Students who reside in one of the following counties are eligible: Barton, Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Finny, Graham, Gove, Hodgeman, Lane, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Rush, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, and Wallace.

February 28, 2016 | | Local News


BCC campus safety enhanced by mobile app

As part of Barton Community College's ongoing commitment to campus safety, the college's Campus Safety Office has announced the launch of Rave Guardian, a free mobile app that turns any smartphone into a personal safety device. By downloading this free safety app, students and faculty can enhance their personal safety both on and off campus.

February 27, 2016 | | Local News


The Addams Family

Barton Community College's music department will present "The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

February 27, 2016 | By Joe Vinduska Barton Community College | Local News


Barton Foundation to raise money for scholarships and academic enrichment

The Barton Community College Foundation will kick off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign titled "Education Changes Everything" on March 1. Judy and Earl Fox will serve as honorary cochairs for the month-long fundraising drive.

February 27, 2016 | | Local News


​Tribune asks KS Supreme Court to change gag order

The Great Bend Tribune has filed a petition in the Supreme Court of Kansas seeking to reverse a gag order issued by 20th Judicial District Judge Ron Svaty in a first-degree murder case.

February 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 Hall of Fame recipients honored

On Friday at noon, the USD 428 Hall of Fame committee presented the 2016 Hall of Fame recipients, Shannon Schartz and Ty Cobb, to the many well-wishers, friends, family members and alumni of Great Bend High School who gathered for the annual Hall of Fame banquet at The Club at Stone Ridge.

February 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


​Hesston shooter was convicted felon

A Newton woman faces a charge of supplying Hesston shooter Cedric Ford, a convicted felon, with firearms.

February 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | 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 transfer of carry-over funds, a conditional use permit for a cemetery expansion by Holy Family Catholic Church in Odin and the purchase of equipment for the Road and Bridge Department.

February 27, 2016 | | Local News


Local student receives award

February 26, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


KBI asked to probe sexual assault case

The alleged sexual assault involving a Great Bend High School boys swim team member on a bus originally believed to have occurred in Saline County on Feb. 3 is now thought to have taken place at least partly in Barton County, a Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesman said Friday.

February 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


​GOP caucus to be held at Crest Theater

The Republican Caucus will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at various locations in Kansas. It is by secret ballot and any registered Republican can vote.

February 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Blaze kills Great Bend man

A Great Bend man died Friday morning in an intense fire that totally engulfed a trailer home in the southeast part of town, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

February 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Providing the SPARK

Without a spark, one won't have a fire. This concept is the metaphor used by Barton business students Thomas Thill, Devon Nelson and Andrew Iverson when they founded The SPARK, an entrepreneurs' club where members are provided resources and guidance related to starting or growing a business. From determining if an idea would be viable and profitable, to marketing practices and tax questions, anything goes.

February 25, 2016 | By BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Local News


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Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Trooper Robinson patrols roadways

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is part of a series featuring local law-enforcement officers. Today's article focuses on a Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) master ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Cookie Contest sure to be fun and festive

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC theater dept. to host Original Playwright Series

The theater department at Barton Community College is calling for original plays from the community for its Original Playwright Series. Three of the submitted plays ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commodities available Monday

Commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at 1305 Patton Road. Recipients must bring two forms of identification, such as ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pawnee Co. Health Department is No. 1

OVERLAND PARK - The Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD) recognized Pawnee County Health Department as the 2016 Local Health Department of the Year during ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County accepts federal money to improve high-risk roads

Action taken by the Barton County Commission on Monday could make it easier to win competitive grants for road safety features, County Engineer Barry McManaman ...

November 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


It takes a village

ELLINWOOD - After the turkey is eaten, and your family is thinking about ways to make this holiday season one to remember, one suggestion is to ...

November 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Holidays are here

"For the blessings we enjoy - for the happiness that is ours, we ought to be grateful. Our hearts should blossom with thankfulness." - Robert Ingersoll

November 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GIVE. MATCH. VOTE.

There should be a name for the six-day period that starts on the fourth Thursday of November. After all, five of the days are already ...

November 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Happy Thanksgiving

Today the Great Bend Tribune shares photos submitted by Great Bend USD 428 elementary schools prior to the start of the Thanksgiving break.

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Hilltop Singers to host Jingle Bell Swing

Area residents are invited to kick up their heels at the Barton Community College Jingle Bell Swing big-band dance from 8–11 p.m. Friday ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Shot fired through store window

Crime Stoppers is asking the public's help in finding out who shot a .45-caliber bullet through a window at Hejny Liquor store, located at ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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