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Scholarships awarded at Vortex Day

Area high school students from Ellinwood, Great Bend, Larned and Hoisington came to Barton Community College to get hands-on experience from art professionals and participate in a juried art exhibit Thursday, May 5.

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBHS students place at art show

Students of Sergio Ramirez, Great Bend High School art teacher, swept the painting and color media categories at the Barton Community College's Vortex Juried High School Art Exhibition on May 5. The local show features student artwork from Larned, Ellinwood, Hoisington and Great Bend high schools.

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New coach ‘proud to be a panther’

Great Bend High School's new head boys basketball coach, Tim Brooks, will meet student athletes Tuesday morning. Brooks also attended Monday's USD 428 Board of Education meeting where his appointment was approved. He will also serve as assistant activities director at Great Bend Middle School and will be a strength-conditioning coach at GBHS.

May 09, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Olmitz shows support for VFD

Saturday, April 30, Barton County traffic to Olmitz was up as fun-seekers headed north to the Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser. The goal, to build community and raise money for needed equipment for the volunteer firefighters who dedicate their time to keeping the people of Olmitz and the surrounding area safe.

May 09, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Operations at the Raymond Post Office temporarily moved to Alden

Operations at the Raymond Post Office have been temporarily suspended due to structural concerns with the building.

May 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by AlternaCare, 2708 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Parr with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Mark Mingenback. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Mosquito spraying to begin early

Due complaints about mosquitoes, the City of Great Bend Public Works Department will begin to spray for the pesky insects this coming Thursday. This is earlier than originally planned, Great Bend Street Superintendent Mike Crawford said.

May 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


IMPROVING THE PROCESS

In order to improve election efficiency, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the purchase of 16 electronic poll books at the recommendation of County Clerk Donna Zimmerman.

May 09, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Sunflower bank’s abc education program a success

Sunflower Bank raised $102,500 during its 2016 ABC campaign developed to support education in our communities. Over $7,450 of the total is being donated to schools and students in Great Bend and Ellinwood. The program began in 2001 and has generated over $1,036,700 throughout the past 15 years for schools and students in Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri.

May 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Celebration

The streets in downtown Great Bend was full of music, celebration, traditions and fun for many people coming out to enjoy the Cinco de Mayo event on Saturday at Jack Kilby Square.

May 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Zimmerman files for re-election

Donna Zimmerman, Barton County Clerk, announces she filed for re-election.

May 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grass Workshop

Staff from Quivira National Wildlife Refuge will present a program entitled "Grasses and Grass-like Plants" from 7 to 8 p.m. on May 23, at the Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library in St. John. This free educational workshop, designed for Middle School age children through adults, is an introduction to this often confusing and difficult to learn group of plants. For more information, call Barry Jones at 620-486-2393.

May 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Panther bands spring concert recognizes seniors, parents, accomplishments

Panther band members will present their spring concert at 7 p.m. on Monday in the Great Bend High School gym. The band seniors and their parents will be recognized, as well as all of the band student's achievements during the year. Selections the Panther jazz band will play are "String of Pearls," "Chameleon," "Swing Shift" and "Spain. Junior varsity band members will perform "Farnfare for the Third Planet," "Salute to Beethoven," "Pevensey Castle," and a medley from the movie, "Cars". Varsity band members will play "Amparito Roca (Spanish March)," "Celtic Suite," "Into the Storm," and a medley of ...

May 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College to honor graduates in 46th commencement

Barton Community College's 46th commencement is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the Barton Gymnasium.

May 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Wiebe resigns at BCC

Nancy Wiebe resigned from the position of executive director of Institutional Advancement on Wednesday. The resignation is effective June 30, though cessation of duties is immediate.

May 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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