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Zoo news: Fox kits welcomed to Wisconsin

The Racine Zoo in Wisconsin recently posted a photo of arctic fox kits that came from the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. Two of Todd and Vixie's kits born May 20, brother and sister Echo and Luna, are both "high spirited and very playful fun little animals," the Wisconsin zoo posted on its Facebook page. "We are so excited to announce the new addition to the Racine Zoo."

November 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Veterans were presented with quilts from the Golden Plans Quilts of Valor on Oct. 28, 2016, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. Quilt tops were made by members of the Golden Plains group and they were quilted by Amy Schartz Mellor.

November 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Job skills

Having certain skills is needed by everyone to help with daily activities, but certain skills are required in order to find employment and on Wednesday local groups helped teach these skills to people with disabilities.

November 02, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Marshall shows cash edge over LaPolice

As of the Monday deadline to file campaign finance reports, Kansas First District congressional candidate Roger Marshall had $86,214 on hand after receiving contributions totalling $1,176,285, and his Independent rival Alan LaPolice had $41,715 available after net contributions of $98,671.

November 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Reynolds brings decades of experience to Sunflower director job

When Debbie Reynolds took her first tour of Sunflower Diversified Services, she noticed a big plus right off the bat.

November 02, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


THE VOTES ARE IN

Kansas has continued its reputation as a Republican state, even among voters too young to actually vote. A presidential election of all kindergarten through 12th-grade students in USD 428 schools was held recently, engineered by Great Bend High School teacher Kylee McDonald and her students.

November 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Ellinwood police warn drivers, stop for school buses

ELLINWOOD - Monday morning, Ellinwood Police Chief Art Keffer posted on the department's facebook page that numerous complaints since the beginning of the school year had been received concerning drivers passing stopped school buses while their red lights and stop signs were activated.

November 01, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS Debate places three teams

The Great Bend High School debate team brought three teams to the Boot Hill Classic Debate Tournament at Dodge City High School on October 29th. All three debate teams placed. In the novice division Tatyana Badue and Bayle Sandy place first with a 5-0 perfect win/loss record and 18 speaker points. Badue and Sandy comment, "This is a really fun tournament. Every tournament we go to is another learning experience on what to improve on." In the varsity division Ashtin Heath and Aaron Miller place second with the 4-1 win/ loss record and 19 speaker points. Also in the ...

November 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Down it went

November 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission names development board members

The Barton County Commission Monday morning reappointed Troy Bailey of Claflin and Leon Steiner of Hoisington to the Barton County Community Development Advisory Board. Their uncompensated terms will expire Aug. 1, 2019.

November 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Survey: Kansans prefer Trump, concerned about economy

Editor's note: This is the first of two articles about the 2016 Kansas Speaks survey.

October 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Survey: Most Kansans dissatisfied with handling of school funding

Editor's Note: This is the second of two articles about the 2016 Kansas Speaks statewide survey.

October 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GOING DIGITAL

A typical day at Great Bend Middle School starts in the gym, where students gather before the first class. When the bell rings, they go to their assigned classrooms and pick up their Chromebooks from the cart where they were charged overnight.

October 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


From tablets to Chromebooks

A generation ago, a tablet for school might refer to a Big Chief tablet of wide-lined writing paper. Today, the word "tablet" can refer to is a wireless, portable personal computer with a touchscreen.

October 31, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, 3515 Broadway, inside St. Rose Health Center, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Gaila Nielsen with greeters Barry Bowers and AJ Chrest. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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